Monday, 7 April 2008

5000+ Hit - 'Bling' ing Beautiful Challenge

As many of you already know, Vicki over at Paperlicious Oasis is holding a 'Bling' ing Beautiful Challenge to celebrate 5000+ hits to her blog. The rules of the game are that you are allowed to make any style of card that you want, BUT it must have bling!

After several overly jazzy efforts, I settled for this very simple card. I'm a little worried that it is slightly lacking in the required bling but as someone very wise once said......less is more dah-ling!

P.S. Please please please can someone let me in on the secret of how you take decent photographs of cards. I followed the daylight rule but still....... it's not this colour in real life! ~x~ Pin It

22 comments:

Vicki said...

oooohhhh!!!! loving it Stacey. Less is definately more. Thank you so very much for joining in, I think your card is gorgeous and I will add it to the list. Good luck. I'm hopeless at taking pics, but if you have your camera set on the Macro setting, (the button with the flower) it gives a crisper pic when you zoom in. xx vicki xx

Kelly Schelske said...

so cute Stacey, it looks fabulous!! Sorry I can't help you out on the picture thing...I'm pretty helpless myself:-)
Kelly

Dawn said...

Cute card. I use something called Irfanview to crop and edit my pictures. Google it - it's free.
Welcome to the Sisterhood 16!
: ) Dawn

Sharon said...

Love the card Stacey & you're right, less is more.
Sharon x

Stamping Moments said...

Wow Love your blog, jenny

Shell-challenge addict said...

Stacey,
WOW....if you have only been carmaking since this year you are doing really fab.
Your creations are fantastic.
Can;t wait for the SBS to get full.
Nice to have a fellow Brit in the group.

Shell-challenge addict said...

Forgot to add about taking photos.
Try and get an angle poised lamp with a daylight bulb in.
I saw this tip somewhere on a blog but can;t remember where but alot of people use them for taking there photos.
Shell

Terrie B x said...

Hi Stacey...
I think your card is fantastic...less is best!!!!...
My trouble is that I just keep adding and adding thingsto my cards!!!!! I just Dont know when to stop..lol
Have a fab week:)x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Stacey...I think the others gave the best tips for your cards..I tend to stand my card on top of A4 piece of card and position another piece at the back of the card.. Directly opposite to my window so the light reflects from the back of the card:)sometimes I find taking photos on a side angle gives a better result...
Hope you understood that!!!
Mind you I`m not the best at taking piccies..lol...
Anyhows your card looks fine to me...hope this helps some:)

Debsg said...

That's the most gorgeous stamp ever! Fabulous card, and so true! Deb x

Zoe xx said...

I love it!! Simple and yet ever so effective!! Im new to card making too and think i might well have to have a go at this myself!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and sentiment.

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card realy elegent ,Dawnx

kerry said...

This is fab Stacey. What better 'bling' to show off, than a big diamond ring!! (in my dreams anyway...lol) Love it!
Kerry xx

craftyscot said...

gorgeous card Stacey. Welcome to SBS 16, look forward to getting to know you
Sharon
x

Beth said...

This is great, very classy and I love the ribbon tabs! I'm the worst photographer in the world so I won't even pretend to give advice!!

Angela K said...

Great card!!

Julie said...

Lovely card. I take my photo's the same way Terrie mentioned. I try to use natural daylight as it gives truer colours.

My Paper World said...

OOoh! This is gorgeous! very girlie and glam! xx

Rita Holmes said...

Hi Stacey...just another SBS16 member here to say Hi! I love you work!

Jilli said...

Fab card!

Tarasdesigns said...

love this card, looks great. I can never take great photos either!

Tara x