Friday, 29 July 2011

Spread A Little Sparkle.

Hello everyone,
this week at Totally Papercrafts we want you to put a little sparkle back into your crafting.
Our lovely teamie Anne has chosen then theme of

Bling It Up

So get out your glitters, pearls, beads and shimmer
and come and join us.

Ok - I admit my 'bling' is a little on the subtle side, but it is there :-)
I used a glue pen on parts of the background paper and scattered it with fine red glitter.

Flowers are really not my thing. I never know how to group them or how many to add, or where to put them, so, can you believe I made these little felt blooms MYSELF!     :-)
I used a small scalloped nestie to cut the felt and  cut a spiral into it.
Then I rolled it up, starting on the inside.
I did have trouble with glue, everything I used just soaked into the felt and didn't stick.
So, if anyone knows what would work please let me know.
I ended up putting a few little stitches in, to hold the bloom in place.

 Don't forget to visit my teamies on the challenge blog and check out their fabulous work.
This week we have two great sponsors - Simon Says Stamp and the StampFairy.

Challenges -
Cupcake Craft - Shabby Sparkle. Not sure this qualifies, as I haven't distressed the papers, but I thought the vintage style script and lace gave it that shabby feel. If not, just delete it cupcakes - no worries! :-)
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Top Tip - Make It Girlie
Party Time - Anything Goes

DP - Prima, Madeline.    Fine Red Glitter
'Enjoy your day' stamp - Wild Rose Studios, Girly Greetings.
Ribbon, Lace and felt from my stash.
Adhesive Pearls
XCut Botanical Leaf Punch.


Julie said...

A very pretty card Caroline, have a lovely weekend.

Lorraine A said...

I am hoping this works this time ,, my first comment wouldn't post !!

Stunning card Caroline !! the flowers are gorgeous and the papers and bling are perfect ,, I LOVE this :-)

you could try a glue gun, I found that it works the best even for paper/card rolled flowers.

Lols x x x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, your flowers are gorgeous :o) Lisa x

Faye said...

I really, really like this card. It's so feminine and pretty. xxx
Oh nearly forgot, thanks for playing at Cupcake this week! x

Vicky said...

Just so pretty Caroline...and those flowers are simply stunning hun..:o)

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fab layout and details gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, very classy, pretty papers & embelies, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Oh, so gorgeous Caroline! Love your felt flowers. xx

Craftyanny said...

Well for someone who isn't a flowery sort of gal you sure made a fab job of this one Mel. Love it!!
Anne x

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Hugs Liv.

sari said...

Absolutly adorable! Just love the soft oclors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Elaine Stark said...

very pretty, love your flowers. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lisa M said...

I'm impressed..homemade flowers and they look amazing! I love how the subdued lace and ribbon really add the perfect "pop" and transition into the softer white of the card. It's BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank you SO much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday, it's been a pleasure admiring your talent.
Good luck to you and happy stamping...
Lisa xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caroline, what a gorgeous card. Your flowers are stunning and I love the beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Laila said...

What a pretty card :o)The paper on top is really wonderful...
Hugs Laila

remember my candy on, ends in just a few hours..

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous and those flowers!
I'd try UHU glue - but I do think the few stitches is a very good idea to hold the flower together as the glue dries.

Thanks for joining in with our 'Make it Girlie' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week - and don't forget, if you share a tip with us on your blog too you could win another prize!

Carol x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

fatmonica said...

This is a lovely card-well done on the felt flowers,they look gorgeous!

Lee said...


Mel X said...

WOW, this is absolutely STUNNING! Its really elegant and just WOW, WOW, WOW!!

Love the papers and your flowers are just AWESOME!!

Mel X