Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #223 - Bling It On

Morning all!  I have woken up to what looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, bounced out of bed, put the washing machine on only to discover, horror of horror, my machine wouldn't fill!  I was very happy and relieved to discover that there is a burst water main and that it's not my washing machine, especially after having to replace my hoover and my microwave on the same day a couple of weeks ago!

Anyway, enough of my ranting...The theme this week at Tuesday Throwdown is Bling It On!  Love it!  As we all know I am a bit partial to some bling so this was right up my street.  The challenge is being sponsored by the talented people at

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and 
is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 3 digital stamps.

Here's my card...

The image I have used is called "Angel Chorus"  The papers are the Forever Friends Black & Gold stack from DoCrafts.  The gold mirror card I had stashed away from my days at Paper Mill Direct.  The white linen card stock is from there too.  The ribbon is from Sonas Made and the gems are from Kars.

 I loved this image...I made it quite big to go right across my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Any Winter Holiday - Oddball Art Stamp
Christmas - Stamping Sensations
Faith - Path of Positivity
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Christmas/Holidays - Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes - Cards Galore
Christmas - A Girl Who Crafts
Celebrate The Holidays - Memas Crafts
Christmas Style - As You Like It - in all honesty I like a combination of modern and tradition - I guess you could say a modern twist on the traditional if that makes sense.
Something Beginning With S - Completely Christmas - Singing Angels!
Anything Goes with a Keep It Simple Twist - Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Something Old - A Creative Romance - The Forever Friend black & gold patterned papers are so old I bought them in The Paper Mill shops back when they were still open!
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Happy Holidays - Fussy & Fancy
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers
Anything Goes - Treasured Times
Christmas with a No Red or Green Twist - Inkspirational Challenge
Anything Goes - Just Us Girls
Freestyle - Hiding In My Craft Room
Anything Goes - Robyn's Fetish
Anything Goes - Christmas Card Challenges
Happy Everything - The Corrosive Challenge
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap
Anything Goes - Paper Nest Dolls
Anything Goes - Artistic Inspirations
Holiday Cards - Simon Says Stamp
Christmas - Ooh La La Creations
Anything Goes - Not Just Cards
Celebrate The Season - Craft Hoarders Anonymous - I have definitely hoarded the black & gold Forever Friend Do Crafts paper stack - and the mirror card too for that matter!
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Christmas - Get Creative

Have a fabulous day, take care & keep smiling,



*Vicki* said...

Really stunning card here Ruth!! I sure do love the colors you've chosen and the gold dots on the image! The accents of metallic gold look amazing with this!! Great job! HUGS :)

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Ruth this is elegant and beautiful

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely creation! So pleased to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Rachelle Olaridge said...
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Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful card Ruth. Love the colors and details are awesome. WTG!!!! Huggies!!!

Vicki said...

Wow, stunner of a card! Love the image that you used. Beautiful bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge.

Annette said...

Beautiful elegant cards. Just gorgeous.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.

Nancy said...

Love the way you used the bling on your card and I have never seen that image before....Love it! Looks really nice! So glad you joined us at Just Us Girls this week....hope to see you again soon!

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thank you for joining with us at Ooh La La Creations Sue DT xx

Donna K said...

So happy to read that your washing machine wasn't such a tragedy! On to your beautiful card...I adore the metallic with the black and white. Quite striking and festive. This is a wonderful holiday card! Have a great rest of the week!

Marsha Reed said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

creative lady said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts and Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Suze said...

The angels are gorgeous - even more so with the added embellishments. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

Glenda said...

This is stunning! I love the clean crisp lines of the card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

brenda said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Ruth with a real feel of elegance.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

B x

Natalie said...

lovely design. The angels are so simple, but so cute. I love it.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW love your card!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, starting tonite @ 10 pm, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our December Blog Hop. Leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

Shirley-Anne said...

Quite elegant .Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenge Blog

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 40 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for November - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Debby said...

Simple & Stunning !
Many thanks for sharing your card with us over at Get Creative Challenges - Challenge number 3 "Christmas" xx
Debby (DT)

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The black, gold and white is so elegant, and the angels image is stunning! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping sensations.


Papercrafting Princess said...

Very pretty! Happy Holidays and thank you for joining our December challenge at Mema's Crafts.

Lynne said...

Elegant card with beautiful detail - thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers and good luck!
Lynne, Creative Fingers DT

Amber Milone said...

So pretty and elegant! I really like the gold foil paper you used. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Card...Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog....

Mema's Crafts said...

Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!


Very elegant card! Gold and black are wonderful! I love design!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.

LauraEva said...

That is such a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR this week!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the Angel image and gems--thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Alyx said...

Beautifully elegant. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! The angels are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing some Christmas joy with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Daria said...

Very nice card, I like the colors! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes December Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


Emily Lauritzen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the simple design. The gems help the image pop out that much more!
<3 Emily L.

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning! Simple, elegant, and festive. Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

cotnob said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Ooh La La Creations for our Christmas Challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Ruth this is so elegant with the black and gold. This is so perfect for our FAITH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Love the simplicity of the card and those beautiful angels.

Thank you so much for joining us for Challenge #21 over on the Path of Positivity. I hope that you'll consider playing in a future challenge as well. Good luck in the draw!

☺ Lisa D.
Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My personal Blog!
Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!