Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Magnolia-licious Bling It Up Challenge

Hello Sweet Readers,

Two posts in a row! That is a rarity for me! I'm so glad you've stopped by!

Today starts a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. The new challenge is

Bling It Up!

We would love to see you create something wonderful with sparkle! There are so many ways you can do this. You might use rhinestones, sequins, glitter, glittered cardstock - whatever you want! Just make sure you hve a Magnolia image on your card and that there is bling, too! You have two weeks to enter this challenge.

The Design Team has wonderful examples to provide inspiration. Remember, if you leave a comment on the blogs of the DT members, your name will go into a drawing for a wonderful surprise from Diana at Magnolia-licious! So leave a little love if you visit the DT blogs! You may be the lucky winner!

I'm not very happy with how my card turned out. I think I went a little overboard with the rhinestones, LOL! I think I took the title of the challenge (Bling It Up) too literally! I blinged, and then I blinged again and again, LOL. It's all the tree's fault! Here's my "blingy" card:

Did you have to put on your sunglasses due to the glare? LOL My tree needed sparkle. Five rhinestone flowers were not enough, so I just added rhinestones in a pale pink and deep pink. The paper I used is from Maja Design (Sofiero). It is a lovely line of paper. The most important part of my card is my little Tilda! I just love this sweet stamp! It's is Tilda with Two Rosettes from the Special Moments Collection. It is a very versatile stamp! I also used the Magnolia Little Summer Birds stamp from the Summer Breeze Collection. They are the cutest ever! There are two hidden tags that were cut from the Magnolia Doohickey #88 Cloudy Tag. I distressed and inked the edges, added lots of die cuts, some pretty flowers, ribbon, and bling. *blush* The little banner at Tilda's feet has been elevated on pop dots.

If you leave a comment, be kind, LOL. Remember, there is a special somethin', somethin' for one lucky gal!

If you haven't visited the Magnolia-licious store lately, you are missing out on wonderful new arrivals! One example is the Impression Obsession die line. You can find it here. Diana keeps her prices low AND you get store credit! So, you're a winner all the way around! Stop by often and see what is coming in almost every day! There is always something new!

Well, the thunder is overhead. We're under a flash flood warning again. I'm going to sign off as I don't like being on line when Mother Nature is knocking on my front door!

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you leave a comment below, I will pick a name from those who left comments and send you a nice special something that you can use in a die cutting machine - **hint, hint**! I hope you will come back real soon!




Christina C. said...

Such a fabulous work of art, Chris! I adore this sweet Tilda, colored to perfection!

Nicole said...

WOW, Chris don't know where to look first. This is amazing!!! Just love it! Liefs, Nicole

Denise said...

I love how you blinged it up. Adorable card!! Feel free to send it my way if you don't want it...lol


Unknown said...

So beautiful!!!!

Candy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Chris!
Not too much bling at all.
Lots of work though....
Tilda is gorgeous.
Big Hugs, Candy

Clare B said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! I love the colour contrast as well as all the bling, so pretty and a real eye catcher!

Clare B said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! I love the colour contrast as well as all the bling, so pretty and a real eye catcher!

Chris said...

This is gorgeous. I love pink and green together.

Karen said...

Very pretty card! Love all that pink!

Teri said...

Adorable with a capital A!!! Your coloring is gorgeous! I love that little Maggie, in my favorite colors, no less! That bench is toooooo awesome!!! Beautiful card and you can never have too much bling!!!!! LOL!

lovingrammahood said...

So very cute. Colors are beautiful and the image adorable. Love the dies and overall design. Great job !!

Leminia said...

Realy love your work!

Leminia said...

Realy love your work :)

BrossArtAddiction said...

So very pretty!

xx Tracey xx

Stampin' Monica said...

I think the colors are fabulous. Just love your card. Thank you for sharing your talents

NPurdum56 said...

Oh my! What a pretty card! I love all the BLING! Gorgeous creation! :) Nancee

Only By His Grace said...

This is gorgeous Chris.
I love the colouring on Tilda. Your colouring is awesome. As for the bling. I love it.
Hugs Maz

Joyce said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Love all the details. Can tell you put a LOT of thought into this. Gorgeous!