Wednesday 8 May 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #170 - Use beads

Hello All,

I hope you are all well and carrying on crafting!  We had a morning of glorious sunshine yesterday and then as soon as I put my washing out, the mist came down!  Typical! 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges are back with another challenge for you but first why not head over to the blog to see our random winners and Top 4 from last week.  We were all pinked out!

I'm your host this week and I've gone slightly out of the box with my theme...

Use Beads

You can use beads in any way you like and there is wonderful inspiration from my teamies on the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog.  They have really done me proud this week. 

We have the brilliant Digi Darla Designs as our sponsor.  Click here to view their amazing artwork.  The DT were so lucky to be able to work with Digi Darla Designs images this week and I chose to use Dandelion Spray.

I'm really pleased with how my card turned out and it is winging it's way to Comrie in Perthshire for my aunty's birthday.  I really hope she doesn't pop in for a look before it arrives! 

I started by making a Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three shaped card blank and then cut a piece of the Teresa Collins Fabrications teal paper using the same die, making an aperture using one of the smaller dies of the same shape.  I took a piece of co-ordinating paper from the same kit and covered with a double sided sticky sheet.  I then attached microbeads all over.  This is the first time I've used microbeads and I think they are really cool.

I printed my digi using Super Smooth Decoupage paper and cut again with Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three.  I used a Quickie Glue Pen and MCS glitter for the flower heads.  My beads in the centre were recycled from old jewellery and I attached with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. 

Finally I added my bow using silky crush ribbon and a piece of recycled satin ribbon, topping with a Creative Expressions dazzler. 

Once I had made my card, I started on the box for that added wow factor!  I used Centura Pearl cardstock and made a box using the Boxer board with the Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro.  Using the leftover piece from the frame of the card, I made a topper for my box.  The sentiment was computer generated and finshed off with some more ribbon.

This is a photo that I took on my phone without my Ottlite on and was just astounded by the microbeads!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I really hope you can join us for our beading challenge.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Creative Card Crew #35 - Bling
Let's Craft and Create #69 - One for the Girls
Whimsical Designs  - Bling it Out
Designs by Lisa Somerville - A Female Touch
Allsorts #205 - Add Some Sparkle
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #51 - Sparkle
The ABC Challenge Blog - M for Make it Sparkle


Angelique said...

GORGEOUS! Love the bling and the bow is soooooo pretty.


Ciska said...

Wow, Rachel, those microbeads really do shine! Great card, love its shape and the box is very pretty too. Thanks for such an inspirational challenge theme :)

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Rachel. I love the image, gorgeous colouring and the microbeads look wonderful.
I am sure your Aunty will be thrilled to receive such a beautiful card
hugs Sue

Pat said...

Fabulous card Rachel, love the micro beads and the gorgeous bow, great challenge this week.

Pat xx

Angelique said...

Hey Rachel, already told you, its gorgeous :)
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


Vicky said...

Beautiful Rachel...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

The-Butterfly said...

very sweet card, attention to details is lovely - nice work

Pat said...

Hi Rachel!! Oh...what a beautiful card!! I just love these colors together...and that ribbon is positively delicious!! Fun stamp...and perfectly sparkly!! Thanks so much for joining us for this fornight's challenge at Deep Ocean! Hugs. Pat Frank

Judith said...

love this card rachel the image is fab - the micro beads effect stunning and as for that bow!!! hugs Judith x ps well don on a fab challenge

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the colour.
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Pat K said...

Great card Rachel. Lovin this SB shape...very pretty and the micro beads are stunning. Thanks for a great challenge. hugs,x

brenda said...

A very pretty and elegant card Rachel.

Thanks so much for sharing your sparkle with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Unknown said...

Great card - I love your colour combo and those beads are fab!!

Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


coops said...

so stunning rachel.beautiful shape and colours and i love the pretty stamp :D

xx coops xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your colors are beautiful and a stunning bow. Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC. I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

Misty's said...

Thank you for your lovely comment you left on my blog. Very much appreciated. Your card is Gorgeous! Love the shape, the colour palette and the gorgeously tied ribbons.
Loving your matching box too.
Michaela xx

Bridie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the color scheme and the stamp is beautiful.

Thanks for your lovely comment