Sunday, 9 December 2012

Bauble and Bling!

Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to my latest followers.  Hope you are all doing well in the run up to Christmas.
I'm really busy with one thing and another. Quite a few commissions to complete within the next couple of weeks...Yikes!! I'm in a bit of a panic mode right now, as I still haven't been given full details/instructions for some of the cards.  People seem to be under the impression that I am both psychic and that it only takes minutes to make their card.....I wish!
Today I have a card that I completed a couple of weeks back, but hadn't got around to sharing.  It has quite a lot of triple embossing and bling! Sorry for the poor photo quality, but the sun is very low in the sky and I just couldn't get a decent shot, the embossing and bling look lovely, but in my photo's they look quite dull...
The bauble stamp and sentiment are both from JustRite 'Merry and Bright' set of stamps. I stamped and embossed the bauble and sentiment in gold, and then coloured with Sakura glimmer pens. I cut some Spellbinders dies from the 'Ironworks' set and triple embossed them in gold.  I then used them to decorate my bauble and I also made a border.  I added some bling to everything!  The ribbon for my bow, and my flower are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
ABC Challenges - Holiday Cards with Bling!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #126 - White Christmas

Thanks for stopping by
Sasha xx

52 comments:

Caroline said...

Sasha this is stunning the bauble is gorgeous and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Sasha love that holly embossing and that bauble looks so real

jacqui x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh that's so very lovely ... The gold look beautiful and the dies are gorgeous ... not to mention that stunning ornament!

Mary J said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous, luscious, rich card, Sasha - totally stunning!!

Jackie said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the ribbon & colors you used....thanks so much for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!

Lela said...

Wow, all the layers are beautiful! Very pretty colors too, thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiul card Sasha and just love that gorgeous bauble and sentiment ...love your colours

Anne

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always Sasha.

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Sasha! I love the way you made the border with the spellbinder! The bauble looks realy great as well. A fab card, so stylish! hugs, Marlies

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful bling card Sasha. love it. Very stylish.
lovely greet
Marja

Katina said...

Wow! Another beautiful and luxurious card Sasha! Just fabulous!
xx

Jan Hennings said...

This is gorgeous....love bling :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Sasha, This is absolutely stunning. I love the design and all the wonderful touches of gold.

Sue

~Tammy~ said...

This is stunning! Wow! The gold makes it so rich and elegant! Wow!

Pauline said...

Wow Sasha, simply blingtastic! I love that gorgeous bauble, and the Triple embossed die cuts! What a beautifully rich Christmas card, I love it!

pam said...

hi Sasha, what a gorgeous card, love the bauble, very classy christmas card..pam

Chris said...

This is beautiful, Sasha. I love the subtle embossed background and your ornament is gorgeous.

Valerie said...

What a gorgeous bauble Sasha and the gold embossing is fabulous! Good luck with your commissions:)
Val x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sasha
Wow this is a stunner.... Gorgeous work.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow totally gorgeous! Just love all the wonderful gold embossing! looks so very elegant.

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

kathi17 said...

I love this card Sasha. I can picture what all that bling looks like in person! I love the way you colored your ornament too. That's the only ornament set I don't have, and now I think I need it!

I understand what you mean about making cards for people. One of my friends kept sending get well cards to her friend's husband out of state. Well, apparently her friend liked my cards so much, she wanted me to make ten different Christmas cards for her to send out. Gosh, I didn't have a clue what she would like, or how much she wanted to spend!!! Anyway, my friend made it easy for me, she told me just to make Christmas cards, since I already had to make the anyway, and she would choose the ones for her friend. That worked out well, but now I only make them on commission if someone picks out cards I've already made, and asks for some similar to that, and then, only if they give me plenty of time. It sure beats working like crazy trying to get so many things done during the holidays. :-)

Patty Gorka said...

Your card is gorgeous, love the gold! Thanks for playing along with us this week at ABC Challenges!

Monica said...

What a fantastic card this is, Sasha. Love the border - triple embossed, it looks so 3D like metal actually. The bauble looks lovely too. You made me laugh when you wrote that people think you are psychic. Lol.
Monica xxx

JD said...

Beautiful card...I just purchased this stamp set over the weekend, Haven't used it yet. Now after seeing your beautiful card for inspiration, I am anxious to give it a try.

Charlene said...

What a very beautiful card Sasha!!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Absolutely stunning!! Such an elegant design and pretty embossed white background!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenges! Hope you will join us again next week and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Patricia said...

Oh! WOW!! Stunning creation as always. I really love this, everything is beautiful.

Patricia xx

Vicky Hayes said...

You really are queen of the die cut Sasha and always think of something really breathtaking to do with them. I love the golden wrought iron effect you've got with your border here. Vicky x

Marlou McAlees said...

another stunning card Sasha :) hugzz xxx

Beate said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Sasha. I hope you get the details for those cards that are commissioned soon so you can work on them.
Hugs and smiles

julieprice3 said...

What a pretty Christmas card Sascha, I love the ornament stamp, nicely done
Hugs julie P

sheila said...

Sasha this is just stunning. I love how your embossing turned out...it truly looks like molten and formed metal! I have never embossed that many times....it has never occurred to me but i believe I will try this now...and they idea of embossing your trim work....well that is just genius! perfect card.

Maria said...

Wow! Where do I begin? So much eye appeal on your card!!! Love the ornate border and bulb!!! And, the embossed background is perfect for this jaw dropping amazing card!

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card, just had a wonderful wander around your blog , you make such gorgeous cards. xx Flora

Viv said...

This looks gorgeous Sasha, what a fabulous bauble and I love that red ribbon too.I do hope you got your boiler sorted now also, what a pain!:) Viv xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Sasha - the gold embossing really does look like metalwork, and what a gorgeous bauble and sentiment. Another stunner my friend!
Have a lovely weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Sasha.Amazing , exquisite papercrafting .Fabulous card making .
Thank you for warm wishes sent in response to my memorial post for our beloved Pal Jacki.
Shirley-Anne

Anneke said...

these christmas bauble is gorgeous and i like the stuff from justrite.
the use of papers is very pretty Sascha and the beautiful things you added on the rightside of the card.
have a nice weekend and hugs.
Ann

Joan Ervin said...

What a pretty Christmas card, Sasha....the embossing and bling look fabulous and I soo love that bauble stamp!!!! You do such beautiful work!!!

brenda said...

Stunning Sasha, the embossing on the dies looks so lush.

My children think I am psychic as well and think I know exactly when they need card to give to people.

B x

brenda said...

I should also said sorry to be so long getting here !

B x

Jenny said...

Stunning! Just so elegant. Jen x

Chris said...

A really stunning card Sasha! I love the Christmas ornament and your fabulous embossing, if you say the photo isn't as good as normal, I can only imagine how glorious it must be in real life.

Hope you got caught up with everything, you did make me laugh about client expectations :D!

Wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Chris x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun amazing see your touch is still first class hun,brilliant just wanted to pop over to say bless your heart for all your comments and support,and messages and to wish you the best ever Christmas and brilliant new year,massive hugs Cherylx

Marlou McAlees said...

Hi Sasha :) just popping over to wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas a new year , hugzz xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Just wanted to wish you a very happy Christmas Sasha! Look forward to catching up with your wonderful projects in the new year. Vicky x

Viv said...

Just popping back to wish you & your family a very Happy Christmas Sasha & thanks for all the lovely comments throughout the year :) hugs Viv xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sasha,
Just popped on to say .....
Hope you and all your family have a Wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left on my Blog I really appreciate each and every one.

Patricia xxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is such an elegant card Sash and I bet it was very well received. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs
Carol x

Chris said...

Hi Sasha, just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013. xx

Anne-Elise said...

What a gorgeous card, Sasha! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love this card Sasha and am a new follower - just wondering which embossing folder you used or what you used for the holly background - I love the random effect and that it doesn't cover the whole card. hugs Jess