Monday, November 28, 2011

Bling It On - la parte due

Two more submissions for this weeks Less Is More Challenge which is to use a bit of bling.

The card above looks so lovely IRL. I tried like crazy to capture the pretty colors but I don't think the picture does this card justice. I used SU!s Wisteria and Concord Crush card stock and ink. I used two stamps here; Agapanthus Cluster and Agapanthus Long (Stampendous!). The large cluster image was done in Wisteria (stamped off once) and the smaller image in Concord Crush. It's really hard to see, but there are three rhinestones on here; a medium one in the center of the Crush solid agapanthus and two smaller ones in the flowers to the left and right.

This card might be a bit too much to be called CAS with the layers and ribbon, not to mention barely a stitch of white to be seen, but it did start out with all white so I thought I'd toss it in anyway. There are absolutely no markings on the stamp so I have no idea who makes it. I've had it for several years and think I may have purchased it at my local stamp store. The card stock is Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White. The sentiment is a portion of a stamp that reads "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". I masked off the HNY portion; the set is called Occasional Quotes by SU!. The image is stamped with Stazon black and colored with a mixture of SU! markers and Prismacolor pencils. The three blings are ornaments on the image. I colored in the little caps and hooks with a gold Zig pen.

I have three more cards on the craft table tonight, but won't be able to finish them until tomorrow or possibly Wednesday. I'm in a mad rush to get as many on-off cards made as I can before the 9th. Whatever number I come up short, will the count that will haveto be mass produced. :(

I can't believe how fast Christmas has rushed up this year. Anyone remember when they were young and it seemed like Christmas would never get here?? What the heck happened to those days?? LOL

Tomorrow will be dedicated to leaving comments. Hope everyone is well.



  1. Oh, these are totally FABULOUS!!!!! I LOVE that little penguin!!! And the placement of the bling is wonderful! :)

  2. Both of these cards are great - they are each so different. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  3. These are both fabulous cards, but I have to agree with Mynnette, that little penguin is so darn cute. Love the baubles. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

  4. I did a bunch of cards using Wysteria, it is such a lovely shade and I don;t usually do 'lilac'
    Your card is terrifi Carole, I'm sure it looks so sparkly irl
    thank you as always
    mandi LIM

  5. Two beautiful cards - I love that agapanthus iamge


  6. Two gorgeous cards. I love the stamp on the first

  7. Both cards are splendid! The bling adds impact to both of them but they'd even be lovely without!

  8. I LOVE your use of the darker agapanthus on top - it's so simple yet gives it such dimension. On that second card all that red is so rich and really sets off the coloring of the image.

  9. I do love coming to visit you Carole because your profile always makes me hoot with laughter! (The writing that is - not the photo which is lovely!) I'm loving all your blingy cards especially the agapanthus one with its gorgeous colours. I don't know what happened to waiting for Christmas... these days it creeps up behind me with teeth!

  10. Fabulous cards and great use of bling... I just love that first image!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Beautiful shadows of wisteria and that beautiful concord crush are lovely together. A sweet combination of colors. The touches of bling are perfectly placed!

  12. Fab cards. love the little touch of bling.

  13. Love the penguin, so very smart Karen x

  14. Oh I love how you used the dark and light ink for the stamping on your first card Carole, it gives a great sense of depth :) Cute penguin too, any blank space is white space...:)
    Cute wintery blog background by the way.
    Jenny x

  15. Hi Carole

    It is looking like you have been one busy lady.

    Love both of your cards. The stamp you have used on the first one is one of my favourites and I use it loads.

    Your Christmas card is super cute and I love your luxurious ribbon and touches of bling!!

    If it makes you feel any better I too have lots of Christmas makes still to do.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Hi Carole. Your first card is absolutely gorgeous. It whispers. I really love that little penguin on the second. I always wonder if using a different color than white counts as CAS too. Regardless, I love that card!

  17. The first one is so beautiful and the second is just so much fun and pretty too!