Monday, 10 November 2014

Barbed Wire and Bling



So I got this grungy stamp set and thought the barbed wire circle would make a great funky punky Christmas wreath.  And I still had the metallic hammered paper out from making my tag for my guest spot on Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas so I die-cut some stars, silver-embossed a sentiment, added some gems and some gorgeous black and silver striped handmade paper.

I'm entering this one into the following challenges:

Virginia's View - All Things Metallic


CAS(E) This Sketch (slightly rearranged)

Pan Pastel - Add Some Bling

So then I made a gold version using black/gold patterned paper, sequins, washers and gems.


I'm entering this second one into the following challenges:

TIME OUT (wreath, gold overtones)

Inkspirational

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking November Gallery Challenge - Gold.

I got my Flickr Knickrs in a knot a couple of months ago when Yahoo spat the dummy and I had to create a new Yahoo ID.  I ended up with multiple personalities, and they weren't all talking to each other.  But I'm glad to say we are now all one happy family, and I've been able to start using Flickr again :)

39 comments:

  1. Metallic magic, Shirley ... these are both so cool, so funky and so striking! Brilliant! So pleased you played along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  2. AH-mazing! Those textured stars are so cool! I'm going to have to play around with the metal technique because these are fab.

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  3. Love this 'funky' wreath, and how you paired it with the metallic hammered paper and the sequins and washers! Perfect sentiment for it, too! Both cards are really fabulous, Shirley!

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  4. These are just stunning, Shirley.

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  5. Brilliant design...can't be more metallic than this!

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  6. Glad to hear that Flickr is finally playing nicely!

    These cards are incredible! Only you can turned barbed wire into an incredible, artistic Christmas card! The side panels look great! Quite a different feel with the change from silver to gold. This would also make the perfect guy card!!!

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  7. Whoa - no kidding funky. And right up my alley! The stars on that silver one paired with the striped paper make my heart beat faster. Fabulous cards.

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  8. Amazing! Stunning cards, I love the silver one.
    Elaine

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  9. So very funky! Love it such a cool idea. Thanks for joining Ink and TIME OUT X

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  10. Wow! This is totally off the chain! I hope you include these awesome cards in your top 10 of 2014! I love both of them but the stars and black and silver border are signature elements. Tim's script sentiment works fabulously with your design!
    Thanks so much for sharing...Jan.

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  11. Shirley, these are spectacular! I love them both! Wow! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  12. Yep. You blow my mind with your creative brain! Gorgeous!!
    =] Michele

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  13. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous and so creative! Can I ask where you found the stunning striped handmade paper?

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  14. Wow! Your cards are so striking! Your style is amazing!

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  15. love your cards!!
    could you tell me who makes the stamps ?

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  16. These cards are stunning Shirley - I love the fresh designs - hugs xx

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  17. A beautiful looking and well designed card !

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  18. Love your funky punky wreath, Shirley - so cool, especially with the added bling! Those Tim Holtz sentiments work perfectly with it. Thanks for joining us at Time Out :)

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  19. Oh, these are so cool & striking! Fabulous takes on the sketch!

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  20. Super! Love the silver one! So simple and effective!

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  21. love love the modern colors! such pretty cards! thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  22. Love the graphic look and silver embossing!! This clean and simple design is so eye-catching!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  23. Wow... I love this card! Wonderful design. That circle makes a fantastic wreath and the embossed sentiment looks great in silver and gold. I am so glad you played with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  24. Just beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at PanPastels.xxx

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  25. Gorgeous simple cards - love that you've kept them in only black+one colour.
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Shine" challenge.
    Pia xx

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  26. Love it! Great work! Thank you for joining us at TO Challenge.

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  27. I love this barbed wire idea! Such a funky design and a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  28. Stunning they both are Shirley ... loving them!!!Thank you so much for joining us over at Pan Pastel UK XOXO

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  29. These are so different and absolutely amazing!

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  30. You've hit the creative jackpot again here, Shirley-Girley!! Congratulations for the win at Virginia's!! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. CONGRATS on Top 10 over at Virginia's

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  32. ... and these beauts obviously made Virginia's heart beat faster too. Congrats! My Tim stamps came today. Now whatamIgonnadowithem???

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  33. Wowza!! love this card Shirley...so well done and those colours are just fab. You rock!
    hugs mf.

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