Monday 12 May 2014

Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – Bring on the Bling! (Don’t mind if I do!)

Hello, hope you and yours are well?

Now who doesn’t love a bit of blingage? I’m a bit of a magpie myself and love anything glittery and shiny! Diamonds being a particular favourite of course!! J

So, to satisfy the gem addict in all of us the new challenge over at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog this fortnight is Bring on the Bling! 

This time we are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs
We were very fortunate to be able to pick an image from their amazing range to work with and I chose the gorgeous Fairy Grace available here
I was asked by a colleague to make a card for her fairy mad, pink obsessed, glitter fanatic 6 year old daughter so I thought Fairy Grace was the perfect image.  Now this sweet little lady is sitting crossed legged and as all good fairy aficionados know fairies tend to sit on toadstools. Problem! No toadstool stamps! Cue hopeless hand drawing! Oh ‘eck! Hopefully I remembered to rub out all the pencil lines!

I embossed the Centura Pearl background then inked randomly (I am a bit random) with Distress Inks.  I used one of my all time fav colour combos, pink & blue, but the pink is a lot brighter IRL. The Bright Pink Spectrum Noir markers totally live up to their name!

Stamps: Pink Gem Fairy Grace - sentiment (threw away the packaging so can't remember)
Dies/Punches:  Tonic ‘Nesting Ovals’ - X-Cut mini butterfly Palm Punch & corner rounder– SB Die D-Lites ‘Flower Border’- WRMK corner 'Chomper'
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White - Centura Pearl – American crafts
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers – ‘Peacock Feathers’ & ‘Picked Raspberry’ DI
Others: 'Crystal' Stickles – WOW 'Metallic Silver Sparkle' embossing powder - Gems from my stash
Hopeless Hand drawings: Toadstool!!

Pop over to the Cutie Pies blog to see the amazing shiny creations made by my teamies.

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

AUD SENTIMENTS –Challenge #106: Any Sentiment for a Child
IN THE PINK – Challenge #43: Fluttering By (Use a Butterfly)
DIGI CHOOSDAY – Week 18: All About the Kids
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Pretty Hair
ART BY MIRAN – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CRAFTY LITTLE FAIRIES – May Challenge: In the Garden
GRAPH’IT MARKERS – Week 19: Let’s Go Pink
CREATIVE FINGERS – Challenge #35: Anything Goes
QKR STAMPEDE – Challenge #87: Anything Goes/Twist Use Gems or Rhinestones
PINK GEM – Challenge #119: Favourite Colour Combo (One of many, Pink & Blue)
SCRIBBLE AND SCARP - Challenge #18: Anything Goes
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes


  1. Lovely and girly. The embossing adds to the sentiment! thanks for sharing and joining us at divas this week. Hugs

  2. What a sweet, spinkly sparkly card! Thanks so much for joining our 'beautiful hair' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. Your entry is lovely. Good luck. Hugs, Wends x F'n'F DT

  3. Blingtastic Jane and the toadstool looks great!! I think you've just about used every glittery thing available!! xx

  4. This is gorgeous Jane. I love the sweet image and your toadstool looks wonderful. I love the pretty colours and fabulous sparkle.
    Sue xx

  5. Wow Jane! This is absolutely STUNNING! Love how you've coloured this sweet image with all that blingitty bling bling! hehe!!!

    Sending Big Hugs,

  6. This is just gorgeous Jane,a lovely design and

  7. Wow Jane, this is fabulous. Wonderful image and detail. A lovely creation.

  8. I love your toadstool Jane! I would love to have it in my Fairies folder! LOL! Your coloring is very nice indeed - and that little girl is going to love,LOve, LOVE her! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#106 "Any sentiment for a Child"]
    RubberMAD (

  9. This is gorgeous Jane, the background colours and embossing are beautiful. And wowie what a lot of little butterflies, all so gorgeous with their bling :) Hugs xx

  10. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with ArtbyMiRan

  11. Such beautiful card. Love the image but also the background.
    Cheers, Aurora

  12. I love this card, it's perfect for a fairy pink glitter obsessed little girl! Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge - Make it for the kids!! Yvonne (DT)

  13. Aww this is lovely Jane! Such a pretty card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  14. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at divas by design this week

  15. Such a pretty card Jane, your mushroom looks fabulous:) I think your little 6 year old glitter girlie is going to love it lol!!
    Marjorie x

  16. Just so gorgeous and very cute Jane, Love it!

    Donna x

  17. Beautiful card, with just the right amount of bling. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes/twist of Gems or Rhinestones." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  18. Jane, this is so gorgeous! Love your colour choice, gorgeous embellies and I think your toadstool looks fab :)
    Thank you for joining us at artbymiran challenge and good luck x

  19. How sweet it is!! I really love the all the bling!! I'am kind of the bling girl too lol You coloring is beautiful as usual and I really love the background!! Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hope see you again. Hugs, Mi Ran
    artbymiran Challenge
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  20. Hi Jane, What a gorgeous card this is. Your friend's daughter will love it. Happy Weekend., Judy x

  21. Gorgeous card, love the image and you've coloured her beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It colouring challenge
    Claire xx

  22. You did such a cool toadstool. Love the colors you've used and that beautiful fairy. Thanks for playing with Aud Sentiments.

  23. This is very cool - never mind a child, I think I want it for myself! Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments. Love MC x

  24. Oh this is gorgeous, she looks so sweet perched on that toadstool ...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  25. This is so pretty. Loving the background. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

  26. Jane this is a super card, great colouring of the fairy and she and I both love her toadstool - perfectly hand drawn and coloured too! Jx

  27. Gorgeous, the shading on her face is beautiful. Loving all the glitter and sparkle and wowie, i can't believe the toadstool is hand drawn, you really do have a knack for drawing these little extras, ever thought of doing your own digis? ;p xx

  28. p.s. loving the pink through her hair xx

  29. so very pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday

  30. A gorgeous and perfect card for a very lucky little girl. She is sure to love it! I absolutely LOVE your mushroom...well done.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  31. Gorgeous, and perfect for our In The Garden theme at CLF. Thanks so much for joining us this month. Hugs xx


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