Friday 22 November 2013

Paper Crafting Journey's new challenge is all about Bling!

Hi Crafty friends,

I love Christmas and everything about it, it always feels like such a magical time even if it is in the middle of Summer here in Australia. I was born in England and spent my childhood growing up with cold Christmases so it never feels exactly the same when we're trying to eat a roast turkey in 40 degree heat lol!

Anyway, onto the challenge at Paper Crafting Journey this fortnight and the theme is Bling! Too easy right? The sponsor and the image I've used is from Digistamps 4 Joy. I really enjoyed using this unique image, her dress is actually coloured with a clear sparkling gel pen but very difficult to see in the photo, it looks a beautiful champagne colour so I'm happy I didn't do my usual copic colouring. I used fine gold glitter on her dress and star chain and some white glitter on the top of the card. The sentiment is a rub-on and I thought it went well with the little scene I've created. I added Flourish with a Bling pearls to the Christmas tree and a metal star.

Special hugs this week to all the lovely ladies from Word Art Wednesdays for leaving such uplifting and thoughtful comments. 

Flourish with a Bling are a retail store as well as wholesale so you can buy direct from us now! We have some fantastic themed packs (eg. Bling, vintage, fairy garden, boys, princess etc) at amazing prices, you can check them all out by clicking here. If you mention my blog (Lucy) when ordering we will send you a bonus Jasmine laser flourish!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
Bunny Zoe - Shabby Chic/ Vintage
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Christmas Cards all year round - Winter wonderland
CMC Copic - Wintry, frosty, cold
C.R.A.F.T. - Photo inspiration - tree
Craft a scene - Trees, trees, trees
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2 -  Anything goes  Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Creatalicious - Christmas time
Creative Corner - Let it snow (or winter)
Digistamps 4 Joy - Stitching (using a DS4J image)
Divas by Design - Make it pretty
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it fancy
Graph 'It Markers - Anything goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Little Blue Button Stamps - Christmas is here!
Little Miss Muffet - It'll be all white on the night
Loves Rubber Stamps - Shabby chic/vintage
Moving Along with the Times - Music inspired - Sentiment
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Anything goes   
Rhedd & Rosies - Christmas is coming (Christmas tree, star, baubles)
Ribbon Carousel - Holidays and celebrations plus ribbon
Sassy Studio Designs - Count your blessings
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes  

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed it, would love to see you here again,
XOX Lucy


  1. gorgeous image,love the bling and beautiful tree and pearls it almost looks 3-D
    Carol x

  2. Gorgeous card, love much, greeting from Belgium

  3. I love this. Your backing paper with the tree works so well here, and I love the sentiment (my favourite movie).

  4. What a fabulous card. Love the gilttery glamour.Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  5. Gorgeous card, Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  6. What a great Design beautiful, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, hope you will join in with the fun again next week....
    Suzy B

  7. So elegant! Love it Lucy! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  8. A beautiful card, such an elegant lady too. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  9. wow gorgeous card Lucy.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  10. A very beautiful card, thanks for playing at MAWTT xxxx

  11. Such a gorgeous card and the image is so beautifully done.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  12. gorgeous card! beautiful whole!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  13. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

  14. This is the scene you have created. Star Keeper looks so perfect with that beautiful Christmas tree. It's so wonderful seeing a ds4j image being used so wonderfully. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

  15. Wow, a stunning card! Definitely has bling and I love the vintage look! Thanks so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps and look forward to seeing more of your creations again soon!

  16. Gorgeous. Love everything about it. And you chose to use my favorite movie of all time as your sentiment. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy!
    Margaret, DT

  17. Beautiful! So elegant and also a bit sexy! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  18. what fabulous coloring...great sparkle effect. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  19. Love your gorgeous creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's FFC

  20. Beautiful card, really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
    Fiona x

  21. Gorgeous card. Love all the details.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
    Digistamps4joy (DT member)
    PapillonDigital Designs (Personal blog)

  22. great chrristmas card andimage, thanks for sharing with this week at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back again next week

  23. A very beautiful card Lucy, great image and design.
    Thanks for joining us at TPS this week. hugs, Pat K x

  24. Stunning creation Lucy, lovely image and I love all those pearls! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Little Miss Muffet this time. Hugs:)

  25. Very pretty card and images. I love the scene. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  26. Great christmas card!
    Lovely idea with the tree.

    Takk for at du deltar i denne utfordring hos The Paper Shelter
    Vi ønsker deg lykke til – og håper du blir med oss flere ganger!
    klem fra
    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  27. Lucy, this is gorgeous! Love the pearls and that ribbon. Thanks for joining us for the DTBST challenge this week.

    -Lori SSD DT

  28. A stunning card, thanks for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic tuesday Challenges. Caz

  29. This is so pretty! I love that image - so fun and sassy! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play again soon! Good luck in the draw! :)

  30. Fabulous creation! I love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon.

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  31. Lucy love this image and thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design hope to see you back next week

  32. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR ‘winter wonderland’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for November x

  33. Great coloring of the image and decorating the Christmas tree. You have made such an fabulous scene for this card. So glad you blessed us with your awesome project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  34. Such a beautiful card! Love your colouring! Thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps! Good luck!


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