Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Diamante Cards and WOYWW

I've been trying to use up old stash before buying any more new stuff - well the good intentions are there but it's difficult!
I have an over-flowing box of diamante charms, a real mix of new and old, some are vintage earrings from boot fairs, with the backs cut off and some are new and what I call 'couldn't resist' buys!  Anyway, I've made a start and here are a couple of the cards I've been making for imminent birthdays!

Black glitter card used above and Ranger black enamel used below


I also wanted to show off the loveliest ATC, which arrived from Sandra de - it was such a nice surprise and really brightened by day.



I'm linking up with WOYWW this week.

25 comments:

  1. OMG, those cards are gorgeous!! The perfect combination of design colour and BLING!! And you know how much I love a bit of sparkle, lol :-D Lucky recipients, I say!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

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  2. Oh love the black glitter card must try that. BJ#5

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  3. Those cards are gorgeous. Great way to use those charms. Have a good week. Sarah #28

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  4. Wow, Sarah, brilliant creations must admit using up stash rather than buying is incredibly difficult I know, I've been endeavouring to do the same ;) love the backgrounds and Die cuts used to show case the diamanté pieces well done.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 24

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  5. Great WOYWW. Thanks for sharing xx Jan 31

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  6. Hi Diana, my those cards are gorgeous! Love the use of the diamanté. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 XxX

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  7. Oh dear Diana, I love your backgrounds with the beautiful black wild life bouquets, on top. It looks absolutely stunning, and are both such wonderful cards, with the added diamantè .
    I can confess to you, I have difficulty in using my stash, just like you :-)
    Such a lovely card from your friend,too.
    Thank you so much for your kind visits, to my blog, I treasure them very much. Hugs, Dorthe

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  8. Those cards are so luxurious and opulent and yet delicate with the nature motifs you are so amazing at. Just beautiful!

    Hope you have a great week.

    Carmen x #32

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  9. what fantastic cards! the atc from Sandra is gorgeous, too. thanks for dropping by - yes, hopefully things are getting better heat wise... off to make a birthday card myself now... trying to think of something that doesn't need heat setting! Helen #8

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  10. Ooh, just gorgeous, Diana! They are very striking, and what a great idea for using up those odd bits and pieces that we all accumulate in our stash. Lovely ATC, too. Thank you for your very kind words about our poor kitties - I am sure our new babies are lurking out there somewhere and we will soon be united with them, and they will get thoroughly spoilt! I can't see myself doing much art after they arrive as I won't want to miss a moment.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #26

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  11. I love the subtle way you have used that bit of sparkle and bling - perfect! x Jo

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  12. Wow! Love your cards!!

    Have a great day!
    Diane F #27

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  13. Stunning cards, Love the designs and the bling is perfect... Love the ATC too beautiful keepsake... Have a happy week ahead... May #21

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  14. Wow those charms are so beautiful on cards. I would never think to do that. Very nice! Dorlene #38

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  15. Hi Diana they are lovely cards and the charms look great on them. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x22x

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  16. I am so pleased you like the ATC. Loving the cards with the charms.

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  17. Fabulous finishes on the die-cut grasses - I like both the glitter and the enamel. And I just love those glitter flakes in the backgrounds - especially the large flourish - echoing the glamour of the jewelled embellishments.
    Alison x

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  18. absolutely STUNNING that card!! Happy rest of the week! WOYWW xo Cheetarah #36

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  19. What a wonderful way to use up all the bits of jewellery we accumulate.
    I'd love to see all your gatherings and work for real one day Diana.
    Stamping feet on frustration now that we don't live closer haha.
    Lynn xx

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  20. These are beautiful Diana. I imagine your 'stash' to be like an Aladdin's cave of wonderful delights. A step above the average 'stash' LOL!

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  21. Thanks so much for visiting on Wednesday, Diana! My internet was down so I couldn't get back earlier. Loving your classy birthday cards - there's so much dimension there! The diamante pieces add a touch of vavavoom! Sandra's ATC is very similar to your style - delicate and understated - and that's no doubt one of her own paintings of a kingfisher, wow! I hope you're enjoying the fresher weather! zsuzsa #25

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  22. What a great idea, they're just beautiful! I love the contrast of the black with the gold. Lucky birthday recipients of those cards!

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  23. Hello Diana, thank you so much for your ATC ... so beautiful. It arrived today. :)
    sandra de

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  24. Hi Diana. Those cards are beautiful. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

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  25. I have so many little diamante encrusted 'bits' in my drawers (my craft drawers, that is lol), and I rarely use them. I think I shall change my mind now - this card is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful WOYWW Wednes-yay!
    Bubbles #1
    http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/woyww-421.html

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