Thursday, May 31, 2018

Elegance and Sparkle

I'm in the mood for some bling today. Let's start it off with another card for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This time I used sparkly silver stickers, floral background paper, two pink teardrop rhinestones (put together to form a sparkly heart), a Love die (from SU), and cut an "I" to match! This card is being given to a friend to use as d├ęcor in her office. She loves coffee and all things sparkly. 
  
Entered into: 
2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop   (Coffeelovingcardmakers.Com/2018/05/2018-Spring-Summer-Coffee-Lovers-Blog-Hop)
Power Poppy- B&W with a pop of color                (Powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-spark-with-bit-of-drama.html)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge      (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
The Paper Shelter- #341 Flower Power                 (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
                  
This next card has more elegance than bling… oh… and has a very high yummy rating! Used one of my newest digi sets from Beccy's Place named "Just Desserts." All of the desserts are amazing, but I opted to go with something chocolate.  Also, since I love to color, I don't usually use pre-colored images (in truth this is only the second time I've done it) but I knew that I couldn’t ever make this dessert look as pretty as Beccy did! So, I just added a little shading to the left edges to "anchor" it on the card.  Isn't it gorgeous?! I love it, but now I am really, really hungry for chocolate cake!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
CAS-ual Fridays- #200 Happy Birthday                        (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- May                                             (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #334-335 Anything Goes       (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

I am fairly new to the Outlawz Challenges and really enjoyed this one. In early May I was provided a free digi, this beautiful perfume bottle. Wasn't sure what I'd do with it until I realized that the bottle looked like one a Genie could live in. I then raided my stamping stash, pulling out patterned vellum (from a packet of champagne glass lanterns that I found at the local Goodwill store), two sizes of stars (from shaker card packets) and some beautiful new roles of mini washi tape that I recently picked up at the local JoAnnes. With some fussy-cutting, coloring and lots of adhesive, I had fun creating this magical card. (Developed the sentiments on my laptop and printer.) 

Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie-                    (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Bling It Up                                  (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #201          (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

18 comments:

  1. So many wonderful cards. I really love that glittery looking COFFEE sentiment on the first one.

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  2. Gorgeous card love your flowers and your design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  3. Love the sparkly coffee. That sentiment on your second card is so funny and quirky.

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  4. All 3 cards are gorgeous!! I love that cake card. I'm hungry for cake now too!! I'm always hungry for cake though.. I like the gold corners to frame the image and make it stand out as the focal point. And that genie card, WOW!! Very nice. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Misty

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  5. Love all your projects, your friend is going to LOVE her sparkly coffee card!

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  6. Beautiful cards as always! Your glitter accent on your coffee card is really gorgeous!!!

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  7. Love the glittery coffee accent, all are so gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely design and fabulous touch of bling for our "BLING IT UP" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  [aNNie DT member]

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  9. all your projects are so very nice.

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  10. Oh, wow, I just saw this perfume bottle on another blog and I love how different it can look with just a few changes. Beautiful any which way! Very cool the way you added the "magic" touches. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D!

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  11. Oh my goodness, these are just beautiful, all of them!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Bling It Up Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

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  12. I came for the coffee card and it's beautiful... but that perfume bottle... a stunner!! You really worked some magic with that!

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  13. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

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  14. very nice! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  15. I love the smell of coffee but prefer tea! Cute card! Thanks for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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  16. Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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