Anya Ink & Club Anya WCW Challenges - Bling

This week's challenge on the Anya Ink blog was simple.....BLING!! So bling I did. :) And the colour challenge for Club Anya and Friends Wild Card Wednesday was this stunning pillow. I didn't have any paper that matched every colour so I picked out the pink and went with that.

I made this card to send to a dear family in the states that I've been praying for recently. Their gorgeous youngest daughter lost her battle with Neuroblastoma recently and I wanted to let them know they are still in my thoughts and prayers from the 'other side of the pond'. Beautiful little Layla Grace was often photographed with gorgeous little hats with huge flowers on them and so I knew this WS Dahlia would be perfect.

I hope you can tell from this smaller piccie that Miss Dahlia is absolutely blinged up. I used stickles on all the little flower blossoms and then got out a couple of my Spica Glitter pens and added some sparkle highlights in the lighter areas of her hair and around the flower in her hair. Her gorgeous skirt and stockings even have "metallic" thread in them, *thanks Spica*. :)

I also wanted to keep this card somewhat simple - not overwhelming and busy like my last card. So I simply cut out Dahlia and mounted her with some dimensionals and then wrapped some pink and silver thread around and added my sentiment on a matted punch on the bottom. (I've gone over the stamped sentiment with a Spica pen too so it has some shimmer to it.)

Anywho....that's it for this post. Mwah!! Love ya, mean it. xx

Image/Stamps: TGF WS Dahlia, Verve Notes of Prayer (Sentiment)
Paper/Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Bazzill Textured Pink, Flourishes Classis White Paper (Image stamped and coloured on)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Others: Copics, Spica Glitter Pens (Clear & Pink), Stickles (Cotton Candy), Pink Thread, May Arts Metallic Cord (Silver), SU Scallop Oval & Wide Oval Punches, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Mama Update:
For those who are interested. I was blessed to be able to take my Mama home from hospital on Tuesday night. She's so much better than she was and I'm absolutely thankful for all who have been praying and thinking of us during this time. Sadly, she's fading with each month, but I'm determined to keep her as strong and as well as possible for as long as is possible too. And make the most of every moment we get without pushing both of us tooooo far trying to fit a billion things in. :) It's her 63rd birthday on Saturday and its gonna be so great to be able to celebrate with her somewhere other than a visiting room at the hospital. The weather is supposed to be stunning here over the weekend so we are going to have an early dinner at one of the local beaches with all the kiddies. YAY!! But before that, I'm heading out with her tomorrow night to see a gorgeous young Aussie Italian croon us all with his magical voice. I discovered the talents of Alfio a few years ago when randomly looking through the jazz CD's in my local Sanity shop....became a fan and have seen him perform several times since. Beautiful voice and funny, funny Italiano/Aussie fella too. Should be a great night tomorrow night. I gave Mum one of his CD's for Christmas a year ago and she fell in love with his voice too - she knows we're going out, but has no idea to what or where - though I think she suspects, lol.

M xx


Kristy Young said...

This is gorgeous! Love the bling.
Thanks so much for joining us at Anya Ink.
Kristy xx

Sue W said...

I'm hoping the weather will be brilliant for you and your Mum for this week end, and that the concert gives her great pleasure!

Your card is beautiful - the colours so gorgeous and all that bling.......perfect.

Sammi said...

Stunning card .. so beautifully coloured!!
I'm sure it will mean a lot to your family o/s, so sad!! :(
That sounds like a lovely surprise for your Mum1 Hope it all goes well!

Amy said...

I hope you and your Mom had a wonderful time at the concert... what a nice surprise for her! And your card is just lovely, the simple design really lets your beautiful blinged up Dahlia be the star of the show! :)