SUO Challenge #9 – Bring on the Bling!

Hi there!

I am excited … doing a little happy dance … because I am off to play with some friends! Tracey, Leonie, Jenny & I are all getting together today … for a stamping play date! We are planning to go ’til after tea! Yahoo!!! 😀 I have printed out a couple of challenges that I want to get done … and I am going to show them the gift box that Lynda made for a lovely Chrissy gift. Should be lotsa fun! Leonie is picking me up at 10ish … so I have to be quick today! 😀 Here is my card for the SUO challenge – Bring on the Bling! The colours for the rose in this card are based on a “Peace” Rose … my favourite colour rose. So … the cardstock colours were chosen to coordinate … after the rose was coloured! 😀 (I usually do this process in reverse … but it seemed to work okay???)

I think the photos show up the pretty Dazzling Diamonds … but the layering of the rose isn’t too clear. This rose is actually a 3 layered “tolled” rose. And … the glitter is a little more subtle than what the photo shows. It is actually really pretty and feminine IRL! 😀 Sometimes the photography is a little more challenging than the actual stamping! 😉 I’m not sure if you can see the subtle “En Francais” background image on the PiP card? This is also a little more obvious IRL. Well … gotta fly! I do hope you pop by the SUO website to see the other gorgeous creations! See you soon! xxaxx


  1. Gabbi says:

    So pretty!!

    And I appreciate the detail in getting the hearts border lined up correctly!

    Have a great day playing 🙂 and enjoy the beautiful weather today!

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Gabbi :-}
    Andrea adds: Thanks Gabbi! I’m sure it will be fun! We might do more giggling than stamping though! It will be nice to brighten Tracey’s day … after a few tough months recently! That’s one of the things I love about the stamping community! The friendships and support! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  2. Lynda says:

    How good does 5th Ave Floral and EOS look together??? I love the tolled rose…..once again…something I have nor tried, but have seen a couple of times. The BLING shows up VERY well in the pic!! I am a bit confused tho (not hard!! LOL) there is no mention of the blue CS on the espresso?? It is beautifully blinged!! Kudos on the success with the pinking hearts too…looks awesome!! The card ROCKS!!
    Have a ball at your play date today. The box is sooooooooo easy the 4 of you will knock it off in a heartbeat…guarenteed!! With all that you have done in the past couple of weeks, Ink friendship and fun is a great recharge to the batteries!!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: “The Blue CS” ??????????? The glitter on the espresso is a strip of sticky strip (double sided tape) and dazzling diamonds sprinkled on top. Perhaps you need to clean your glasses???? Giggle! Thanks for all the lovely compliments, tho … perhaps your glasses are perfectly okay!!!! 😉 Hugs xxaxx


    1. Lynda says:

      That explains it PERFECTLY…and now that you have explained it…I can see it clearly….dirty specs n all!! Hope you have had a BRILLIANT day with the gals. ooxx
      Andrea adds: So glad you got it! 😉 I thought I was going to have to come and explain it personally! We had so much fun … were your ears burning??? The girls loved your box … and we chatted about you! (All nice things … of course!) Have a great day, hunny! Hugs xxaxx


  3. Sonia G says:

    Have fun today! Can’t wait to see all the great items you make with your buddies!

    This certainly is full of BLING! I think you’ve captured the challenge well! LOL! Very nice!

    Andrea adds: It’s all the crew you met at Convention, hunny! Wish you could be here to stamp with us! Just like we did at Convention! 😀 Have you met any new demos in your new town … that you could “play” with? Hugs xxaxx


    1. Sonia G says:

      I’ve spoken to the other demo in town and we are trying to arrange a play date, but between Christmas/NY, sick kids, work and everything else, we haven’t got there yet!

      Would have loved to attend a post convention get together…maybe one day!

      Andrea adds: Hope things are picking up for you darl … and that you get to play soon. I am so glad that you have found a demo friend to share with! I hope it works out for you to get together! Let me know how you get on! We should organise a play day … but you are still a little far … even if you have moved closer! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  4. Jess says:

    Wow, this is so pretty and girly!
    Hope you and the girls have a ball at your craft day. I should have a good crafty day too, stamp club is on again 🙂
    Andrea adds: Have fun Jess! Looking forward to seeing what you have to show us! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Deb Hoekstra says:

    Such a beautiful rose! I makes me want spring/summer to hurry up and arrive! I like all the sparkle that you added to your card. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Deb! I have been wanting to join in the fun at SUO for awhile! Finally got there! Hugs xxaxx


  6. Kay Kalthoff says:

    Oooooh, very impressively “blingy”!! Perfect to match your “sparkling” personality!!
    Have a great day!
    Andrea adds: Oh! What a lovely thing to say! Thanks so much Kay … you have put a smile on my face today! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  7. Heidi Baks says:

    I can see the layers! Very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.
    Andrea adds: It’s always fun to play with “bling” … so I enjoyed the challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs xxaxx


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