Hello blog buddies!
I am kinda excited about today’s card. Over at INK4U! Diane has organised a colour challenge that is a little tricky! I was rather scared of it to begin with … but as the girls started posting their creations using this colour combo … I realised how much I really liked it! So … I thought I would give it a go! Funny thing … I decided to combine this with the latest Stamping 411 sketch … and after I had finished I realised that Sonia had also used this sketch to create her colour challenge card. How freaky! This card is also suitable for the new SUO (Stampin’ Up Only) Challenge … which asks for “May Flowers” on your card! Access challenge blogs by clicking on challenge pics … you will love the samples from each of the design teams! 🙂
I am sure you have all seen the Dazzling Diamonds Dust technique before … but for those who haven’t … I have included the details for this technique on my card recipe. It is truly a stunning technique that is super easy. It has a real WOW factor! I do hope you can see the pretty sparkle in the “close up” photos! It was a little tricky to photograph. I just love these flowers from the Punch Potpourri set! Aren’t they the sweetest!
So … I thought I would quickly post this today … before I do anything else. I missed the last Stamping 411 deadline with yesterday’s card … so I was determined to get this one in on time! I am off to have lunch with my dear bestie, Tania! We haven’t had a good chat in ages … so it will be nice to relax and catch up! Take care … see you all soon! Hugs xxaxx
Yes….still loving the TWISTED element!!! (feels like an old comfy pair of slippers!! The Pot Pourri flowers look so good as a background. Sadly I have not inked up Punch Bunch yet (my bad). You are really firing in all cylinders with these challenge cards darl. So well done…SO Andrea. ooxx
Andrea adds: LOL … and so Lynda! Your comments continue to encourage and bring a smile to my face! Hugs xxaxx
Hi Andrea….I apologize for leaving a message here, but there was no return email on your comment over at CAS-ual Fridays.
You may have been looking at our very first challenge from last week as this week’s challenge is still open for about 27 more hours…hope you will check it out and we look forward to you playing along with us!
Andrea adds: Hi Julie … yes … I was looking at the first one … via a blog link from one of your participants. I did check out the 2nd. And … hope to play along if I get a chance toay! Thanks so much for replying! I usually leave my email … so I appreciate you tracking me down! 😀 Hugs xxaxx
Hi Ya Andrea!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CARD!!! YEP I am totally loving owls at the moment but the background with the dazzling diamonds technique is sooooo cool!!! I keep forgetting about adding those extra special bling elements to the card. I meant to say the other day….congrats on making top 3 for Try making it Tuesday.
I will be back!! hehe
p.s check out my blog i am giving away a free pass to Stampin Fun and Friends you can never have to many 3-d templates hehe
Andrea adds: I love those little sniggers … and your friendly comments, Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by! I did notice your FREE PASS post … but thought it best to let someone who has more time take it … but perhaps you have convinced me to check it out! Take care, Hugs xxaxx
Wow i love the dazzling diamonds dust effect, it looks great, i have seen it before, but didnt know how it was done , so thanks for the details on how to do it.
i hope everything is fine on the home front….
how has your Dad has settled in
and how is your mum is doing without your dad around….and how is your wee grand-daughter doing, i bet she is already growing too fast.
Andrea adds: Hi Sharna! Thanks for all your interest … not just in my cards … but in me too! 😀 Dad is starting to get stronger … although we have just had news this morning that he has had a fall & is off to hospital for an x-ray (precautionary). He is still sad at being “separated” from mum … and is still pretty confused about why he is there … but I think each day helps him to adjust … we just need to be patient. Mum is enjoying her “freedom” … and you can see the effects of the burden lifted. She seems very settled about the decision. Bree is gorgeous … and a little treasure … and we just love having her in our lives! Glad the technique details helped … I am never sure if it is worth putting these card recipes on my posts … but if it is a help … it is worth the time & effort! 😀 hugs xxaxx
Beautiful card – love that Dazzling Diamond technique. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.
Andrea adds: Thanks Deb! It was a fun one! I just got the flower punch and was super keen to use it! Your challenge gave me a chance! Hugs xxaxx
What a cute card Andrea. Love the sparkly background. Great technique. :o)
Andrea adds: Hello Monika! So nice to see you … I love that blingy background, too! Hugs xxaxx
OOH I love the shimmer, and the twisted ribbon is awesome!! Beautiful as always 🙂
Andrea adds: Hello Kerin! Can’t go wrong with some bling!!! Hugs xxaxx
Oh baby! Look at that sparkle. I am in love with this card!
Andrea adds: LOL … I am smiling after reading this comment! Hugs xxaxx
love all the sparkle and glitz — what an eye-catcher! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen
Andrea adds: Thanks Gretchen! It was a lovely sketch … and I had lotsa fun! Hugs xxaxx
ohhhh all delish and sparkly, love it and those far too cute owls.
Andrea adds: Isn’t it a wonderful technique! I love the blingy stuff! Hugs xxaxx
Love this take on the double challenge. Just goes to show how differently everyone’s minds think. We both started with the same basic bits and yet have turned out two totally different cards.
And yes the Bling is adorable!
Andrea adds: Yes … we did a double challenge at Clayton’s Convention (colour/sketch) … and every card was completely different! I will show you all those cards here sometime soon! Hugs xxaxx
This is wonderful. Love the glitter and absolutely love how you’ve twisted that striped ribbon.
Hello Joan! Thanks for stopping by! I was happy with this card! Hugs xxaxx
What a cute pair! And I love your ribbon twist!! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.
Andrea adds: They are super cute … aren’t they! I enjoyed the challenge! Hugs xxaxx
Great use of the technique and fantastic use of the ribbon! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!
Andrea adds: Thanks Jen! It was a fun card to make! I love flowers! Hugs xxaxx
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