Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bling, Bling, Bling - Charisma Cardz

2nd Post of the Day

Back again with my 2nd post of the day, where our new challenge over at Charisma Cardz this week is 'Bling, Bling, Bling!' This is quite a picture heavy post, but I have compressed the pics so I hope they dont take too long to load.

We are sponsored by Crafty Emmas Store and Digistamp Boutique, so well worth playing along :)

I have been meaning to make one of these 'Magic Cards' since I first saw this brilliant tutorial by Marianne over at Stampartic and whilst it took quite a bit longer to assemble and decorate than a normal card, I really enjoyed the whole construction of it. :)

I used one of my favourite stamps from Crafts & Me called Turn to Hesed.  She is almost all glittered with very fine Art Institute glitter in various shades but you cant see so well in the pic.

I used MME papers and decorated inside and out with Cheery Lynn Dies and MS Doily punch.

I always cover brads on the inside of cards with Card Candi - it works a treat! :)

The back is also decorated fully with MME Papers, Cheery Lynn Dies and the MS Doily Punch.
The flowers were Ebay and the white dotty ribbon is Joanna Sheen and I have attached a heart charm to the flower spray.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Add A Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Diamond - Lots of sparkle
Craft Your Days Away - Red White Blue
Ooh La La Challenge - Make It Girly
The Shabby Tea Room - Colour Me Pretty
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday to someone special
Moving Along with the Times - Cool Brittania - Red, White, Blue
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Red, White, Blue

Thanks so much again for visiting my blog today and I will be hoping to catch up with my comments when my internet is restored to full speed on 1st June :)


Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card Alison - its sooo detailed. Love all the glitter too.
Wedgie xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just love all the folds.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Faye said...

This is another super stylish card, love the muted colours too. xx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Alison, really beautiful. so much work and so worth the effort...gorgeous image and colouring, love the sparkle and shine to her..wonderful creation.


Heidi said...

Lovely use of the diecuts. the image is superb and lends itself to being sparkly. gorgeous card alison. hugs heid x

Lorraine said...

This must have taken hours!! It's gorgeous. I really love your eye for the details and all your dies!!
Lorraine x

Olga said...

breathtaking!!! So elegant!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love every decorated side!
Nikki x

Bea und Doreen said...

oh Alison - I love your cards. Allways amazing. Love all your die cuts, borders etc - so gorgeous.
Doreen xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw Alison this is fabulous! I saw this done recently and meant to look at that Tutorial! I will go take a look now! Love it! Judy x

Denise and Louise said...

This is one gorgeous card Alison. Love the stunning image, beautiful papers and pretty, pretty die cuts.
Denise xx

Lisa Jane said...

LOve the muted red /white and blue.. so pretty especially with the punched borders
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

June Nelson said...

Wow Alison this is so beautiufl hun, its really lovely and love all the detail colour combo etc, perfect xxxxxxxxxxxx

Anna said...

WOW!!! Stunning!!! Love what you have done with the image, so beautiful. Lovely colourcombo and details.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous, as always, Alison. Lots of lovely detailed work and such a pretty image xx

Mau xx said...

your card is gorgeous Alison. You have inspired me to finish the one I started ...and never finished :(
Yours is beautiful, love the image with all that Bling and the inside and back are beautiful too.
Hugs Mau xx
oops! and thanks for sharing with MAWTT.

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Love all the details:)
The image is beautiful.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Flowergirl said...

Fantastic card! Love the design and your beautiful borders and swirls. Gorgeous image too x
Wendy x

Elizabeth said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Elizabeth

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow this is stunning Alison, keep going away and coming back to have another look and keep seeing different things. Love the heart charm on the flower sprig. Take care Debs xx

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW Alison this is stunning!! Have seen a few of these recently and thought how lovely they looked. Will have to give it a try, good excuse to use that MS punch ;) xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is stunning Alison, your die cuts are gorgeous mrs!
Thanks for playing along this week at MAWTT for our 'Cool Britannia' challenge and good luck in the draw
Laurie x

pam said...

what a stunning all the details, beautiful papers, great design pam

coops said...

oh wow this is fantastic alison.i am intrigued by the intricate design and the image and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, beautiful image, love the sparkle.
Wendy xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

catherine said...

Just fantastic Alison and I can see all the sparkle and it is fab. great image to use for this
x catherine

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card all the folds, pretty papers and the lovely image...thank you for visiting my blog and for you kind comments


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh wow! This is amazing and I agree must have taken ages! Love the flowers and the pucnhed borders and the glitter, oh I love it all lol. Thank you so much for taking the time to play with the girls at MAWTT this week :)

Donna Mosley said...

Alison, this is stunning! Love the beautiful image and gorgeous design. Scrummy details as always.

Donna x

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you're wonderful card, its so beautiful.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, hope you have a great weekend huggles pops x x x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card, I love the fold and the colours, that fairy image is stunning and the die cuts and flowers are all beautiful, love it
Lindsay xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Alison :-)

thanks for entering the Soimon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)
Lols x x x

Rose said...

Alison, your Turn to Hesed image looks fabulous surrounded by beautiful sparkles. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Add a Ribbon" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Gaynor said...

WOW What a fab card, love that gorgeous little image and your LO, Thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's craft shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what an amazing design - I love the way it opens out! it was well worth the extra time that it took to make - it's stunning!! The image is so beautiful with the glitter! Love the layers and doily edging. All the die cuts look fab and I love those rich red roses. It's a great take on the red, white and blue theme too!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning Alison! Such a beautiful image and gorgeous flowers n dies too!
Have a fabulous weekend :)

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card. A great design and I love all your gorgeous details.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away in our red white and blue challenge this fortnight and good luck.

Hugs Sarahxx

Paula (PEP) said...

This is better than a cake! Super decoration with all the dies & I can see you really ejoyed this one. Your covering of the brad legs sounds brilliant & I love the way your spotty ribbon picks up on the spotted paper & the doily edging patterning. The steely blue & deep burgundy red are beautiful together.
Paula (PEP)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card alison.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - I am lost for words, lol!! 'Stunning' doesn't even begin to describe this Alison!

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, just catching up on your other cards as well - all gorgeous but this one is just stunning!

Love the image, your embellies and the dies are wonderful.

Never seen a 'Magic card' before - will have to investigate it, looks fab.


Karen said...

Ooooh WOW Alison, this is gorgeous! Love this style too.


Lorraine said...

OMG, this is stunning! You put so much work into it and it shows! Love the unique design, beautiful die cuts and gorgeously colored/detailed image! Wowzer!

Aunty Sue said...

omg I am stuck for words have clicked on each picture to see the dtail I am so in love with this. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CREATIVE this week it is stunning

Inkypinkydelights said...

Ooooo Alison, congrats on your win at Creative Inspirations! I was so chuffed to see your name! Judy x

Pauline said...

WOW! What a wonderful creation! It must have taken hours! Gorgeous card, love that fancy fold, and the image is gorgeous too. Stunning creation!

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, love all the details and sparkle
Thanks for joining us at OLl

having a {me} day said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Might have to try this! Off to check out the toot! keeleyxx


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