Friday, January 05, 2007

Ice Ice Baby

Dare day! This week Lynda has challenged us to make a card the features Bling and Beads! Now, I do love a bit of bling, so I made myself a mini-dare, and that was not to use too much. Whenever I want to add a bit of sparkle to a card, I can be tempted to Kandi-Kane it to death.


For this, I used some gorgeous Crate Papers - inked the edges of the stripy one with distress ink and then used the coloured strip at the bottom of the paper to go across the card - waste not, want not and all that! I used one of the tags and a monogram that come in the set with the papers. I added a few pink seed beads to the monogram and covered it in Anita's 3D gloss, which doesn't show up very well in the pic. I then threaded a few beads onto some pale pink ribbon and added this to the tag. Punched a few flowers from more Crate, added seed beads and 3D gloss. The bling I managed to keep minimal by simply using a flower bead I found in my stash at each end of the green strip, to which I also added a rub-on greeting. I resisted the urge to fire up the Kandi-Kane - go me!!

As ever, there are some beautiful examples over on the blog, so please go and look if you haven't already, then promise me you'll have a go yourself? Every girl needs a bit of bling in her life!

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Thanks for all your comments about baby Z. No news as yet today, but I've got everything crossed she pulls through.

8 comments:

Janine said...

love what you did with this and wow go you on holding back on the bling....I love those pink seed beads.

Jo said...

Crate papers are soooo lush, gorgeous card, Kel :)

Big hugs to baby Z, her parents and you. Thinking of you all.

jo xx

Maisymary's Findings said...

Gotta love those Crate papers alrite ! This card rocks !

lol

Pearl

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Kel, I so need the monograms theyre fab and I love the way you've used one.

Lots of love to baby Z and her parents.

Rhi x

Gillian Hamilton said...

Let's hope no news is good news for little baby Z... Hugs Kel...

How gorgeous is your card!!! I love monograms, and this one takes the cake! love that PP.. and you have used it so well...

Kathy said...

Lovely card Kel - onlu problem is Kathy doesn't begin with a P.....

Debbie said...

Kel - love your bling card :-)

Thinking of Baby Z and family (((((((hugs))))))))))

LisaBabe said...

Great Card, Kel. Infact I just posted on Jo's blog saying I wasn't going to buy anything in Jan, but sod that I'm having some crate paper.

Hope news on Baby Z is good.

xoxo