Monday, October 6, 2014

Bling It Up!

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope this is the beginning of a great week for you.  We've had some slightly cooler weather here in Florida the last few days, which has made it feel more like Fall.  We're really enjoying that.  Did any of you get creative on World Card Making day?  I didn't actually get a card finished, but had lots of fun playing with paint and glitter to make backgrounds.

This card was difficult to capture in a picture due to the mirrored silver card stock background.  The poinsettia was made with the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die set.  I highlighted the gold petals with silver ink.  The leaves are cut from silver card stock.  The flourishes are made with the Sizzix Flower & Accent Set.  Again, I highlighted the gold card stock with silver ink.  The corners are made with a Stampin' Up punch.  The letters for the greeting were stamped on silver card stock, embossed in gold and punched out.  I used a typewriter key alphabet set by Rebecca Sower.  The finishing touch was lots of bling.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -#197 Something Beginning with P - Poinsettia
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes - Oct. 2014
Gltter n Sparkle Challenge - #105 Anything with a B - Bling
QKR Stampede Challenge - #107 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge - #227 Bling It Up
We Do Doobabdoo Challenge - #16 Christmas
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - #45 Layer It Up
Word Art Wednesday - #152 Anything Goes


  • Friendship :)
  • A family picnic - even the dogs came along.
  • A devotional book that I'm learning so much from.
  • You Tube Craft Tutorial Videos
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!


Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a GREAT card. The silver ink on the yellow leaves makes a statement. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fun day, full of creativity, with buckets of blessings as you work, and play.
Carole Robb Bisson

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, God Luck
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful card! I really like the gold. So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Anything with a B" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

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Susan Carol said...

Stunning card, Shelly. Love how you've used yellow for a Christmas card.

Ira Huberts said...

Wowzers Shelly, your poinsettia flower really is awesome, love how you curled those leaves, fabulously made. Thanks for your kind understanding, you're a sweet friend! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Shelly! Love all the gold and shimmer. Thanks so much for joining us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you playing again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Shelly! I love that beautiful layered poinsettia and all of the shimmer!!
Big hugs, Tammy

lindyloo said...

So pleased you joined us with your wonderful card at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Anything with a B" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!
lindyloo DT x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Rachael Evans said...

Gorgeous card design - very bling! Thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Rose said...

So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I think the poinsettia with the flourish would make a great corsage.