Sunday 1 April 2012

Get your bling on!

I can't quite belive it but it's been a whole year since I started my charity fundraising blog in aid of St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield and all you lovely ladies out there in blogland have donated over 2000 cards in that time.  For our anniversary challenge I thought that a little bit of bling was appropriate so it's time to pull out your gems, glitter and metalics and give us something that sparkles!

My inspiration card was designed as an anniversary one either Golden or Ruby - a special cake with added bling, I left the sentiment off though so I can add it if it sells at a sale as I take a selection of stamps with me to personalise as required.  I gues it could work for birthdays too actually as it's just a cake.  The stamps are papermania, stamped and embossed in gold with gold bling and ruby ric-rac.

As it's a celebration on the blog, we need a big celebration prize so we have all these goodies up for grabs if you take part in our challenge this month.

It was pretty hard to photograph, so if you can't quite make it all out, it consists of the following:

A rainbow pack of felt sheets
A ribbon girl kit (yellow)
2 packs of antique gold effect embossed stickers
2 packs of assorted flowers
2 sheets of unmounted fairy and flower rubber stamps
a set of Papermania Christmas cling stamps
a Ladybug Crafts Ink Magnum cling stamp
4 packs of seed beads
a bunch of gold pearl sprays
a bunch of iridescent flower sprays
a bunch of gold leaf sprays
and a perfect Bow Maker MkII
The total value is over £50 so well worth an entry.  We award on merit, not random draws so give us your best work and all this could be yours!  We look forward to seeing you.


  1. Hi Tara
    Wow love the stamp.... Really nice....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  2. mmm definitely too good to eat..this is just for looking at!!
    Cute touch with the ric rac :0)
    Jenny x

  3. Tara - that cake looks absolutely amazing - I can imagine it for real!!! Love the rich colours too! Fab!

  4. Fabulous anniversary cake Tara what a great idea for our anniversary...


  5. Perfect anniversary card Tara, that cake looks fabulous all blinged up.
    Lynne xxx

  6. That is magnificent Tara! A really gorgeous card!

  7. Gorgeous cake, Tara, I love the ric rac and bling. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! And all the wonderful charity work you do xx

  8. You really are amazing Tara! I take my hat off to you for working so tirelessly to raise funds for the St Lukes Hospice and you've achieved so much. Here's to another successful year! I love your gorgeous shiny cake and it really does cover a variety of occasions. Vicky x

  9. ein leckerer Kuchen!
    Liebe Gruesse und danke fuer den kommentar in deutsch

  10. Wow, what a stunning image! Beautifully embossed, and live the bling! A card fit for a celebration!


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