Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CSS - Simplicity Sparkles Blog Hop - 3-26-2013

It is another StampTV blog hop. This time we were challenged to create a card that is CAS and that any embellishments we add must sparkle. It was a little harder for me then I thought it would be. But I rose to the challenge!
You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Lori McAree.


I did not realize until after the cards were done that I chose a similar color theme for both cards. I did not mean to do that. The first card uses the fabulous stamp set called Vogue Vases 2. I turn to this set a lot. I used some patterned paper for the vases called Poppy Prints. The embellishments are some sparkly gold ribbon and some red gems.  





This card was made on GKD Pure Luxury Kraft CS - I always hesitate to color an image on Kraft because it is not always the way I envision it turning out. The image is from the latest release set and it is called Day at the Park Diva. I used a combination of Gel Pens and Copics to color the images. The white and blue rug really do sparkle a bit. The frame around the image is gold and sparkly as are the 3 dots.
Now hop on over to visit Tera Fujan, for some more fabulous eye candy. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, April 2. Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by and always thanks for commenting.



76 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh so cute! love your bling on the first and that frame on the second...and love using kraft (-:

Cheri said...

OMGosh, Miesje....You're cards ROCK!!! I love the vases and the paper piecing with the bling and the glittery frame is awesom around this image and the coloring is awesome!!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Two really cute cards, Miesje! I especially like the vases!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that added bling for blossoms!

NJMullins said...

Beautiful combination!

Olga said...

Love the sparkle! Nice cards!

windinstarsranch said...

When things like that happen I believe the cosmos has put out the color for the day and we pick up on it. Lovely cards.

Teresa said...

Love the vases! Great sparkle.

Melanie said...

so cute adding the bling to the flowers!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Ann Tuck said...

Lovely cards - I particularly liked the first one, with the gold strip and sentiment on an angle - the vases look great too!

Sue Bridges said...

Great cards!

cosie said...

Love both of these cards but your vases with the bling flowers is gorgeous.

Miranda Hall said...

Awesome use of Bling! Simple and beautiful!

BeverlyBL said...

Love how you did the vases and blinged up the flower stems. Very pretty. Love how you colored the rug on the Diva card. Both cards are great.

Barb said...

these are so adorable. Love the one with the vases.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the paper pieced vases - super cute and the red flower bling. Great idea to color on the Kraft. Love the result you achieved with that.

Charlotte Herr said...

Love that sparkly gold. I have use the same patterend paper on those vases, but your touch of gold really makes the card pop!

Sonya van Stee said...

Love your vases, and the red border on the first card. The second one you could do one in every colour - just change the brads and frame! Great job!

sandi said...

Love your cares. Very talented lady. Thank you for sharing.


meemee48 said...

The bling is just right on both of these cards and I love your paper piecing.

catdidit said...

Both are awesome, but I LOVE the one on kraft! :D

Lenoria said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I am partial to the first one.

Julie Allen said...

Oh! Both your cards are very nice.

naneruth said...

Great job on these cards. Both are very lovely. I like the sparkle on the ribbon and the frame.

calamity jane said...

I like them both! Kraft & gold embossing go great together. Thanks for sharing!!

Ann Lee said...

Gorgeous cards! I LUV CAS!

Lori said...

Love those colors, meaning to use them or not!! :) Both are beautiful Miesje!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love both of your cards. It is amazing how simply made cards can be so gorgeous and perfect. Yours certainly fit that category.

ET said...

Like the easy way to add sparkle with glittery ribbon.

Cards By Betty said...

A really nice casual card and I love your bling

scootingranny said...

Paper piecing is so much fun and love the added bling

Unknown said...

Very nice cards, love the bling.

Habs fan said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially love the floral and vases card.

nancy said...

Love your cards, such good ideas.

Sharon said...

Cute cards! The vases make such a neat card. Love the frame around the girl.

K and P's Mom said...

Both cards are wonderful. I can't decide which one I like best!
I love the vases but I also love the blanket.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the plaid vases and the bling on the branches.

Barbara said...

This set is perfect for paper peicing and you captured it very well. Love both cards and your touches of "bling".

GJ said...

simply awesome

GJ said...

simply awesome

GJ said...

simply awesome

Unknown said...

the colors are worth repeating! lovely
thanks
Holly

stampqueen said...

Love both cards - love the vases on the first and the gold frame on the second!!!

Carol said...

Lovely projects, thanks for sharing your ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pamela Selinski said...

Both cards are wonderful and I agree that simple cards can be the most difficult.

gobluektb said...

I like the color choice and the vases!

Lee Kendel said...

beautiful job on the card with the vases. Really artistic.

Robin said...

Just great cards!

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards. Great use of the stamps, and I really like the dp you used for the piecing. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

Lynne said...

Both are veryice but I love the paper pierced vases best.

ddlady said...

Miesje, your vase card is lovely and I love the simplicity and sparkle.

Kathryn A said...

Great colouring and paper piecing!

Stampin_melissa said...

Lovely cards, the paper pieced one is my favorite! Great job!

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow, very nicely done! Thank you.

Golda said...

I really like both your cards! It's funny you used similar colors on both without meaning to. I do things like that a lot.

Lee said...

Personally, I love your color choice! Isn't the red perfect with the tan and gold? Wow! Love both cards.

rscholz said...

Thanks for sharing. The bling really makes you cards pop.

Nanc said...

Cool.

Donna Phelan said...

Great cards, I love the "movement" of the branches on your first card, they're both lovely!

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautifully done and so in sync with the theme/challenge!

Sharon Underwood said...

The gold is striking!

redwasher1 said...

Two really awesome cards!!! Love them!!

Kris in Alaska said...

Why can't I ever get my jewels too look like that when I use them?! Love them!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Two lovely cards Miesje

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very nicely done on both cards. I love that poppy print paper pack. Also, crazy about Kraft. Great job!

Carolina said...

Adorable cards Miesje! The glitter band on the first and the glitter frame on the second are just perfection!!!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome designs, Miesje! Especially love the layout of your first card - I wouldn't have thought to stamp the sentiment at an angle - will have to try that!

Nadine Yates said...

Both cards are really great. The gold sparkly frame is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

Great cards, love the vases and the added bling to the flowers.

gobarb26 said...

Love the cards. The gold glitter rocks!

Andrea said...

Oh I do love your cards especially the one with the pot just so simple but so nice thank you for sharing with us.

Julie S. said...

I really like both of these cards, especially like the paper pieced vases.

Ava Gavloski said...

beautiful photography on those cards, truly you make them shine so well, wonderful designs to showcase the stamps

Cheryl Wright said...

Great cards! Love how you've added the greeting on your first card. I would never have thought of adding it on an angle! Wonderful idea.

TFS!

Angie said...

Such pretty cards! You chose some great colors! Love it!