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Wednesday 8 May 2013

Dress Up with Beads

Happy Wednesday everyone!

First, I would like to welcome my new followers, what a lovely surprise you guys are following me now too, hope you like what you see!

I have to be honest, this week's Fab 'n Funky theme had me stumped at first, my teamie Rachel had set a challenge alright! She is asking for projects featuring " Beads". I quickly realised that I didn't have any beads in my stash, but that was easily fixed by a quick trip to a local book & craft fair. Once I had the beads, the next challenge was to incorporate them into my card's design. I decided on threading them on some twine and make a border out of them. My teamies have come up with quite a few ideas, so have a look at the challenge blog post before you start on your own project. Here's mine:

* Digi Darla Fancy Dress, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Sakura Purple Glitter pen for the bodice
* DP scraps from my scrappy shoebox
* Tim Holtz Distresser
* MS Doily Lace Border Punch
* Beads, sentiment & gems from stash

Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla Designs, who also provided the DT with some lovely digis!

* Stampin' for the Weekend (Dies/Punches)
* Allsorts (Add Some Sparkle)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Color Me Creative (Celebrations)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Anything Goes)
* Lexi's Creations (Happy Birthday)
* As You Like It (Favourite Punch or Die) I love my Doily Lace border punch, it's the first border punch I bought and I still use it very regularly.
* Let's Craft & Create (One for the Girls)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Girly Birthday)


  1. Very pretty Ciska...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  2. This is fabulous Ciska. I love the pretty image and pretty colours

    Sue xx

  3. Gorgeous. Love the colours and string of beads.


  4. So clever ho you have combines the beading Ciska.

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

    B x

  5. Beautiful card Ciska, great colouring on the dress and lovely bead border.

    Pat xx

  6. You did it well, the beads challenge was a little hard but fun tho

    Zoe x

  7. Fab card - love what you have done with the bead!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our dies and punches challenge!


    Julie x

  8. A lovely, stylish card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  9. So pretty Ciska - the beaded border is a great idea - Rachel certainly got us all going this week lol hugs Judith x

  10. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  11. I love the colours you've used, Ciska. A totally gorgeous card and fab way to use the beads.

    Rachel x

  12. Fabulous card Ciska. Love how you've coloured this image...the bodice looks velvet...soo pretty. xx

  13. that challenge would have really stomped me! Love what you have done with the beads.

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. Such a pretty card Ciska and I love how you've incorporated the beads!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck!
    Tracey x

  15. Very sweet! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
    Karen C - busybusyhoneybee

  16. love the colours! great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  17. I have that same punch and it's lovely.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our first challenge.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.