Friday, October 18, 2013

52CCT - Embellishment Challenge #22 - Bling!

A very happy hello to each of you this third week of October.  I'm having so much fun this month as the hostess for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT)!  This third week of October 52CCT Challenge #22 is a theme/recipe challenge.  I like things that sparkle and shine so I chose the theme of Bling it up!
I guess in a small way its also a recipe challenge as I would really love to see more than one "blingy" aspect on your Christmas card, for example glitter and rhinestones, or shimmery papers and pearls, or sequins, or multiple rhinestones, pearls etc. - the Blingier the Better!!  Here's what I came up with:

I don't usually add this much bling but I got started and it seemed I just kept adding until there was LOTS of bling.  Quite disappointed with the way this photo turned out :o(.  No matter how I turned it, or adjusted the lighting I couldn't seem to photograph it in a way that shows the pretty shine from all the rhinestones.  You almost need sunglasses in real life :o)  Oh get the idea, right?

The other lovely ladies on the 52CCT DT have also made some gorgeous "Blingy" Christmas creations to share with you.  Just click here to go visit the challenge site and check it out.

I hope you will decide to join us this week!! Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. I think your blinged up card is just fabulous. I know what you mean about getting a decent photo though ;) Still I get the idea and it's gorgeous!

  2. It's a shame that rhinestones are so hard to get to sparkle in the photos! Pretty papers and perfect for rhinestones!

  3. SUPER fun card, Danielle!!! LOVE all the bling--and such a fun design! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :)

  4. I can just imagine all the sparkle Danielle! Love the diagonal lines of your design. Vicky x

  5. A very blingy card Danielle - great use of paper too - Jacqueline xx

  6. I understand your frustration about getting a photograph to show the true beauty of a card. {hugs} On this card, I like the visual contrast between the hanging ornaments and the diagonal lines.


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