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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hello dahhhhling!

Hello everyone - is your weekend going well?  The weather has turned very cold in Britian after a lovely sunny warm week - boo!!  Still, we are going to brave it tday and go for our weekly long walk along the South coast of England -  it will be bbbrrracing!!!


Did you see how many monochromatic challenges there were this week?!!  Yeah, I know we had one for Ladybug Crafts Ink too (and there's still time to join in!)!  Isn't it funny how so many challenge blogs chose it for their theme in the same week?!  Freaky.  I made another one as I enjoyed making my Totally Ladybug Tuesday card so much (you can see it here)...

 
 




I've been meaning to use one of those Bugaboo digis for aaaaages!  They are so sweet and really funny too!!  This one is Scarlett in Cape Dress and I glittered up her dress with Glamour Dust after first colouring it in with shades of grey to give it depth.

I used Bazzill Bling for the card base and matting - it's got a lovely shimmer to it which you can't see well in the photo.  I wrapped a piece of cream crochet lace around the middle (I bought mine from Ladybug Crafts Ink here) and then a black satin ribbon around that for a luxurious touch - I really liked how this came out!  Those gorgeous papers are from the Echo Park Be Mine paper pack (from Quixotic Paperie here).

 I made this card for this week's Catch the Bug monochromatic challenge, Totally Stampalicious (I won 2nd prize last week - woo hoo!) for paper piercing, the Scrapbook Sisters Card challenge for anything goes and I used this month's Sketch For You To Try...


Well, off to get ready for our walk.  Now where's my scarf...  Have a lovely day!


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill Bling black and vanilla cardstock, Echo Park Be Mine paper pack (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps: Bugaboo Scarlett in Cape Dress
Mediums: Copics, Glamour Dust
Accents: pearl beads (from Quixotic Paperie here), Ladybug Crafts Ink cream crochet lace (from here), satin lace from stash
Tools: My Favorite Things mini rolled rose dies

 

44 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Mary.. i lurrrrvveee her sparkly dress - wish i could fit in to one like that lol
Fab papers and gorgeous flowers
Lisa x

heidy said...

Oh Wow Mary J ,her dress is stunning!
Hugs heidy

Michelle said...

Hi Mary J

OOOh, Love the dress!!!
Whole layout is just fabulous and the papers are just delish.

Michelle :-)

Silli said...

wow- zers MAry- what a pretty card!!!! LOVE the image, love the colors...so elegant and beautiful!!!!

cebelica said...

Fantastic card! Love the image and thsoe flowers on the side.

Hugs!

Dora said...

O wow this is awesome Mary, love the monochromatic look of your card.. sometimes they are so difficult to do. Have a nice day xxx

Ciska said...

Great card, Mary, monochrome sure does look nice. Enjoy your walk and wrap up well, you don't want to catch a cold like me :(

Ciska

Barb said...

WOW. this card is GORGEOUS!!!!

valenbergia said...

Wow, super!))))

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wonderful job and layout on Scarlett.....what fun fun card!

xxxtglxxx said...

I love this card - its so unusual, and really striking and effective.

Glorious in monochrome and I am totally dazzled by the fab embellishments and DP. great fun image too.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lori said...

Wow! This card is AMAZING! I love the dress! Thanks for playing with us this week at Totally Stampalicious :)

Mrs.B said...

Great card Mary, I love the sparkly dress! Great DPs with this image!
Avril x

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I LOVE your card! You did a wonderful job with the monochromatic theme :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Crystal said...

Oh my Mary this is FANTASTIC I SOOOOO LOVE your colors and your take on the sketch is just PERFECT!!!!! Great card hun, hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love that fab image and her dress looks great. Love the lace and flowers.
Lyndsey xx

Molecraft said...

Fabulous image and fabulous colours love it! Hope you enjoyed your stroll!
Helen x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is elegant and fun all in one, love those rolled flowers, how could you get it so perfectly done? I've tried like hundreds of them, and still working to make it look good.

Fabiola said...

elle est super chic! moi j'adore, biz

Kerry said...

Magnifiliciously stunnalicious Mary J! Love it all!! Your colouring is flab and you gotta know that glitter just sends me over the edge lol!!! xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous dress, wish I had one like that!! Hope you have had a great day. P x

Danni said...

Gorgeous card darhhhhhling!! :-)

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous Mary just gorgeous
Laurie x

Nic said...

Beautiful. Love what you've done with her dress.
The rolled roses die is now officially on my mother's day/birthday list :)
Nxxx

Kathleen said...

Oh yes I canb see where you get the title of your post from. Just love the card.

Kath x

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh she is PRETTY PRETTY!!~

Lindsay said...

Very Pretty! Love that glitter!!!

I have an award I'd like to share with you if you wanted to pop on over to my blog
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Anita said...

Fabulous card Mary J. Love the glitter and the dp is so perfect.

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh you made her absolutely FABULOUS!!! This is STUNNING!!! Thanks for playing along with TOtally Stampalicious!!

Jacqueline said...

Grat Image - I like how you added a bit of glitter to the gown.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous!! I just love that glamour dust on Scarlette's gown too!! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

That dress is ready for the red carpet. Wow!

Cj said...

Hi, how was your walk? Love the card it's super.xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh she is FABULOUS!!~

Whimsey said...

Oh my, LOVE the image and her sparkly gown - it's SUPERB!!! Such classy colors!!

Sally said...

With my healthy eating do you think I will fit into a dress like that one day......... ;)doubtful!!! Great card, love the image and fab paper. Hope you had a good walk.
Hugs sally xxx

Mandy said...

Mary your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, love that sparkle.
Enjoy your very long walk :)
hugs Mandy xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary, beautiful in black and white and the added sparkle is fabulous :) Donna x

Emma said...

A gorgeous card Mary, love the colours/papers.
Hugs Emma x

Jenny said...

HI Mary!! This is such a stunning card! I love your layout! Scarlette's glitter dress is amazing! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge with us!!!

Min said...

Oh my goodness - this is just FABULOUS!! Love the bling on the dress and your flowers are WONDERFUL!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Monochromatic" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again soon!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful card! love the glitter! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Michele L. said...

Hi Mary J- Thanks for joining us at Bugaboostamps this week and using a bugaboo image!
Your cars is just so trendy! I love all the elements you used!

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