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Monday 11 July 2016

CCM #168 Bling It Up

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is one of my least favourite, but only cos glitter seems to stick to me like glue, it’s bling it up. We would love to see all your blingy creations that are sparkling with gems or glitter, or perhaps shiny mirri card or foil.

168 Bling It UpI hate glitter. Three weeks after you last used it, countless showers and hair washes later, there you are sitting in the Dr’s office when your eye wanders down the side of your nose and twinkling away is a speck of glitter!

Anyhow, my dislike of using glitter aside, it does make for a blingtastic finish!

I used a Sweet Poppy stencil onto linen card and spread texture paste through. I then added clitter in three different colours, purple, green and teal, until it was covered. When it was fully dry I used a Clarity wordchain stamp and a Kaleidoscope inkpad to stamp the word kisses. The image and stamp together are meant to indicate the phrase ‘butterfly kisses’ which my Daughter used to give me when she was small.

I matted onto green satin mirri and that onto a card blank I created myself with a Tonic die.

I am entering this into:-

4 Crafty Chicks – #306 Summer
Crafts & Me – July: AG with optional Summer Memories (butterflies flitting around)
DL Art Thankful Thursday – #183 Summertime
Little Red Wagon – #349 It’s Summertime
Live & Love Crafts – #49 Sprinkles of Summer
Morgan’s Artworld – #14 Animals
Moving Along With the Times – #24 No Design Papers
Seize The Birthday – Birds, Bees or Butterflies
Sparkle N Sprinkle – July: AG with Loose Glitter
The Corrosive Challenge – July:#7 Nature/Animals
The Crafters Cafe – #152 Things With Wings

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  1. Oh what fabulous colours you have used...stunning...I bet it really blings in real life!

  2. Beautiful butterfly! I love the combination of glittery colours. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Summertime challenge at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  4. Love your butterfly! Guess the glitter played off.

  5. Hi Lin, lovely card. Happy crafty week, Angela DT x

  6. Hi, a beautiful card...such vibrant colours.....I know what you mean about glitter....seems to get everywhere....just like dog hairs LOL !! Open up a drawer and there's the dog hair (normally covered in glitter !!). Have a good day. Janice

    1. Ain't that the truth!!! Thanks for making me smile and for your lovely comment.

  7. Wowww! What an amazing butterfly!!!! I love the mix of colours!!!! Congrats. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator Corrosive Challenge blog

  8. Gorgeous card Lin I love that butterfly. I will always remember the time when Mstr 2 Cyclone got into my glitter box.....

    Bec xx

  9. You may not like glitter but you've produced an absolute stunner! Thank You for joining in at Crafts & Me challenge. Please check back for our new challenge and winners x


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