Tuesday 6 December 2011

Belles & Whistles Guest Design - Sparkle (use glitter & bling)

Hi there & today I'm guest designing at Belles & Whistles - one of my all time fave stamp companies - sooooo chuffed!!! I've made a card & box set in this weeks challenge theme which is 'Sparkle' - to use glitter & bling. Don't orget to head over to their blog for more fabulous inspiration from the design team, using the link above...


...The stunning paper collection is 'Pixie Glen' by Prima & has such beautiful muted shades of blue, pink & beige as well as stunning innovative designs. Here's a closer look...


...For the Sparkle element I've highlighted the images & papers with Crystal Glamour Dust & added Crackle paint to the white flowers & Tim Holtz grunge board die cut brakets, which doesn't show up much on the photos but gives a broken glass effect that really sparkles when it catches the light...

...This simply gorgeous & somewhat understated but classy & extreemly effective image is 'Patches & Braides' from the Sweet Art Girls 2 collection & looks fantastic in these soft pastel shades I've crated using Distress Inks, which are just perfect for these kinds of colour schemes...


...Beautiful mullberry paper flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, the handmade paper spiral flowers have been created usign Marriane Design die in papers from the collection...

...Notice the cheese cloth that gives a really shabby effect & the pretty pearls sprayed I've added in a circle...

...I've knotted some of the white lace & added a handmade pearl pin with bell charm...


...Above is the inside of the card decorated in the same designer papers & below is the matching box, both with 2 beautiful Martha Stewart punched butterflies & Viva Decor Silver Glitter Pearl trails. The postage stamp is a HOTP one in Walnut Satin...


I'd like to enter into the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - Amything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Blue, Lace, 3 Flowers, Butterfly
Crafts & Me - Pearls & Swirls
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon or anything you can tie
Fairy Fun Fridays  - Something Blue, Something White
Stamp & Create - Vintage


  1. wow this is just amazing!!! Loving all the soft colours, and the detail is just amazing!!! Hugs Juls

  2. This is stunning Deb such detail and the colours are beautiful as is the colouring amazing
    Jacki xx

  3. That is an amazing project

    kitten - DYSU team

  4. Wow Deb, absolutely beautiful card & I luv your blog xx

  5. WOW Deb! Your Patches and Braids image looks wonderful on this fantastic card! Love your vintage and pearly effects. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's "pearls and swirls" challenge. ~ Rose

  6. Gorgeous colors and elements! Great card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  7. Your card is beautiful, love all the details and that image is so cute. hugs, Frances.

  8. oh wow.so beautiful deb.love the image and your colours and details are absolutely stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Oh my gosh - this is just totally stunning. Love the soft colours and every details is just perfect. Fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  10. fabulous card Deb, so many gorgeous details everywhere LOVE them all
    thanks for joining our challenge this week

  11. OMGosh, this is absolutely stunning, amazing, wonderful!! You wen all out in this cards and it's just dripping with so much lovely details!! I can't stop looking at it...lol!! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'Beat the Winter Blues' challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  12. Oh my gosh, Deb! This is just absolutely stunning! I love all of the wonderful details and the fabulous box you created!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create Vintage Challenge!
    By the way, I hope you are doing well! :-)
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! the muted colors blew me away! I NEED a lesson in doing that!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  14. What a masterpiece, so soft and stunning and soooo many lush embellishments, wow, thanks for joining the fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays and good luck!


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