Sunday, 21 August 2011

Challenge 76 Bling it up over at OSAAT challenge blog

Here is my project for our challenge over at OSAAT this week where our theme is Bling it up.

I started by making the octagonal easel card with lilac coloured card using my scalloped octagonal nesties and my plain octagonal nesties. I added a gem in the centre of each scallop on the top and bottom of the card to give it plenty of bling. I've even added gems to the centre panel of the base as I embossed this panel with my new Me to you flower embossing folder and added gems in the centre of the flowers created by the embossing. I added a silver mirri piece of card candy for the stopper.

The image is called Yo and is a digi designed by Barb Jensen and is available HERE I used Promarkers to colour her. I added faux stitching around the edges of the image using the thin nib of a Marvey Le Plume Amethyst pen (no 106)

I liked the embossing so much that I decided to make a matching chocolate wallet using the same folder. I followed the the template by Penny HERE using lilac and black card but realised it wasn't quite big enough for our chocolate bars over here in the UK when I went to the shop to see what I could fit in it. In the end I went for a big packet of Minstrels which fitted just nicely.

Before sticking it all together I ran the card in the embossing folder through by Big Shot and then taped together and added gems in the centre of the flowers to match the card.

There are 53 gems on the card and 16 on the chocolate bar wrap so I hope I have blinged this project up enough.

I am entering this card and chocolate wrap into the following challenges
Bunny Zoes An easel card
Karens Doodles Fancy Folds
Paper Playtime Anything goes
Pink Elephant Stitching
Stamp n Doodle Fancy Folds
Stamps Fun Creativity Monochrome
Creative craft world For a child
Cupcake Craft Room Soft and sweet
Bearly Mine Bring on the bling
Celebrate the occasion Birthday Easels
My time to craft G is for - I've used Girl and gems
Try it on Tuesdays Anything goes
I love PromarkersEasel cards
Rubys Rainbow Stitching
Stampavie and more Girly
Stamp Insanity Anything goes
Shellys Images Anything goes
Sassy Studio More than one diecut
Papercrafting Journey Anything goes
Meljens Sparkles, shine, glitter
Craft us crazy Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
Mami Doodles Shaped cards
Jellypark Fav embellies, gems and card candi
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
Digis with attitude Anything goes
Crafty Anns Scallops
Allsorts You've been framed
Designed to delight Anything goes
Just some linesEmbossing
Marks finest papers Emboss it
Scrappy Frogs Bling

Thanks for looking x

Just a reminder that we are having a fun contest over at OSAAT and if you enter our challenge you may end up getting your card published in the October issue of Papercraft Essentials, see below for details. Good luck to all that enter.


  1. this set is so gorgeous and lovely!

    the shape of the easel card is very cool!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. It's beautiful, love it. Hazel x

  3. Julie this is blingtastic !!! A gorgeous card AND chocolate what more could a person ask for ?

    Choccy xx

  4. Beautiful card and wallet! thanks for joining us at MTTC.

  5. A beautiful card - great wallet too

    Thanks for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon


  6. Yummylicious set! I want a chocolate wallet

    xoxo Marjo

  7. Such a cute card! And you were able to enter it into so many challenges, good for you!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  8. what a neat card shape. and the choco wallet is fun, too!
    thanks for joining our fave embellies challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  9. Love your cute little easel card and such a fun image with your great shape! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  10. Hi Julie,
    what a Gorgeous easel card and chocolate wallet!!! Love the image you've used, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope you join in with us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  11. fabulous idea with the choccy:) A lovely card two, love the scalloped shaped.
    Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles
    Anne x

  12. wonderful job. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at CTO.

  13. Adorable set!! Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant.

  14. Very, very cute easel card! The lilac is so pretty and the stamped girl is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

    Tracey - CTO DT member

  15. The set are just gorgeous. Great Idea. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck. Hugs

  16. Super duper cute card. Thanks for playing with CTO! ~Shen

  17. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


  18. Marvellous project! Thanks for joining our challenge at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

  19. A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

  20. GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles!!

  21. Yum! I love chocolate!!! Love that candy wallet too! Great project!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Meljen's Designs.

  22. This is wonderful, Gaynor :)

  23. Darling card!
    Love the shape and the matching chocolate box is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  24. Beautiful card! nice image, shape and color. TFS with us at Paper Playtime.
    Zulma DT

  25. This is so cute Julie :)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  26. Great job on the challenge. It is so detailed and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate the Occasion.

    DIANA L.

  27. fab card and choc wallet such a lovely gift ,thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  28. Fantastic creation. Thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

  29. Sweet! :) Janis Paper Playtime DTM

  30. This is a super cute set Julie! Love all the bling! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x

  31. Lovely card - thanks for joining in with us at CCW!
    Trish xx

  32. Gorgeous card, Julie - love the shape of this and all the bling. Neat choccy wallet too :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  33. Another little message Julie ;O)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our, 'For a child', challenge. Hope to see you back soon.
    Choccy xx

  34. So cute, love the shape of your card and the colors are a great choice, thanks for joining CTO!

  35. Great card and a great way to give chocolate! Thank you for sharing both with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  36. Hi Julie
    Such a beautiful easel card, thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week @ I ♥ Promarkers.

  37. Great set, like the lilac theme, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  38. Send over the chocolate! LOL Oh and your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World. :o)
    Sue x

  39. Such a cute little easel card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  40. What a sweet little card and oooooh, love the box you've made for the choccie! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake. Hugs x

  41. Very cute. Thank you for playing along with our embossing challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  42. fab project!!!

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  43. Adorable! Thank you for joining our “Sparkles, Shine and Glitter” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  44. Yummy, lol, the card and the chocolate! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity and Ruby's Rainbows this week, hope to see you again soon :D

  45. What a cute card & project! Love that lovely lavendar colored paper! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  46. Cute little card there with it's special shape for an easel card. how fun. Thanks for entering your creation in the Embossing challenge with Speedy the Cat's Friends.

  47. Beautiful Julie! I wanted to let you know that I have something for you on my blog.

  48. Gothtastic! Love the bling. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark

    Lisa x

  49. This is an absolutely darling project. I am so taken with that pretty floral embossing and the cute image. Super terrific card! Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  50. This is gorgeous Julie, love your embossing and lovely image xxx

  51. Lovely! The colors are wonderful as well as the embossing! Great faux stitching too! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our "More Than 1 Die Cut" challenge! :)
    Regan ~ Design Team

  52. This is a great gift set! I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at CTO. -YVette

  53. Aww, this is super cute. Thanks so much for joining us at JUST SOME LINES embossing and OSAAT bling challenges this time:)

  54. So sweet. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell


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