Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #203 - Bling's the Thing!

Hello everyone and welcome!!  Lovely to see you here!!

Its time for the first Challenge of 2018 over at Crafty Cardmakers and I am happy to say, I will be staying on for another Term.  Thank you Lin!!  I thoroughly enjoy working alongside all of the lovely ladies on this Team.  They are so creative and their inspiration certainly helps to keep the creative juices flowing!!

The Theme for this Challenge is Bling's the Thing and Lin (our fearless Leader) is our Host.  As always, you may create anything you like as long as it meets the Challenge criteria.

The papers I have used for this card are a mix from Maja (the dark blue) and Kaisercraft.
Added a row of tiny pearls to the pretty piece of lace attached to the side of the top layer.
The chippie is by 2 Crafty Chipboard .  I daubed it with Cloud White Versa Magic Stamp Pad to lighten it and then attached a large glass bead.   Usually these beads live at the bottom of the vase when I have fresh cut flowers to display.  They make it easy to keep the arrangement steady and they also make the flowers last a bit longer.  I have thought for a while that they could look nice on a card too so, when I was looking for that extra bit of bling, I popped one on and, luckily, I like it!!
The bloom is a paper Azalea which is available from Megs Garden, and was originally white.  To give it that gorgeous bright blue colour, I sprayed it with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain.  Although you can't really see it, the stamens I used also have some glitter on the tips.
For a little more bling I added some gem flourishes to the flower cluster.
The leaf die is Flourish #14 by Cheery Lynn.

It is quite difficult to pick up the bling when you are photographing but, it does sparkle quite prettily in real life.

I invite you to go over and take a look at the gorgeous creations by my Teamies.  I'm sure you'll  be inspired to play along and link up your own creation.  Would love to see what you come up with!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #203 - Bling's the Thing!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Take care and God Bless.


  1. Hi Marg, I hope your day is going well... I am happy to say today is a bit cooler with a breeze, so it feels so good!! I love your card, I love that size too, the flower and the pop of bling will delight anyone who receives this beauty!! I hope your week ahead is a good one!!

  2. So pretty!I love the lace and that turquoise flower.

  3. Hi Marg

    Happy New Year dear lady

    I tried to comment on your card yesterday but couldn't find it LOL

    This is another stunning design, love everything about it

    June xx

  4. WOW! This is gorgeous Margaret! What a striking design!
    Have a great day.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. This is so gorgeous, Margaret!! I love the beautiful blue flower!! The layers and details are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Gorgeous indeed, you do such beautiful work Margaret! Hope you had a wonderful New Years and wishing you all the best in 2018!

  7. Super gorgeous creation Margaret.
    Hugs Veerle x

  8. Another super elegant and pretty card from Chez Margaret. Love the lace with pearls, the contrast between the chipboard and the jewel from your vase, as well as the striking blue of the flower. As always, inspirational crafting. Hope you survive the two 41C days coming up! What a good excuse to hibernate in the craft room with the air con. x

  9. What a beautiful card Margaret! I love the soft neutrals with the contrast of the dark blue. The layering is amazing as always and that flower is just gorgeous, wow! I love your bling, the pearls and gems and that beautiful big glass cabochon! Stunning design!

    We got another light and fluffy snowfall this week and I took over a thousand photos outside! I finally found the Chickadees, just a few degrees warm up in the weather, and they came flocking out from their hiding spots!! I just can't get enough of this wonderful winter we are having. Hope you are having good weather, sending hugs :)

  10. Hi Marg, this is such a gorgeous card. The blue flower is a great finishing touch. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

  11. Hi, Margaret! I agree about capturing "bling" on a card with cameras. It's very difficult.But your incredibly beautiful card melts my heart! I love that size and shape, and the pretty trim of lace along the side! Lovely! hugs, de

  12. Gorgeous Marg. Love the touch of lace and that cluster is just wow!!! x

  13. Gorgeous card, love that lace edging and the super pretty flower cluster xx


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