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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

ABC Challenge P is for Pearls

Good morning all. It’s time for another Challenge over at ABC, and today we are bringing you P is for pearls. Our sponsor this week is Whiff Of Joy and on offer is this gorgeous stamp

image This is my interpretation of the challenge

P is For Pearls WM

Sadly, I actually didn’t have any pearls, oh dear! Luckily I do have some lovely pearl beads though so I made a couple of pearl pins, which I used to embellish the floral decoration. The image is a Whiff Of Joy stamp called Willow Sitting and I have coloured her with promarkers and shaded with prisma pencils.

P is For Pearls Image

The BPs are bazzill for the plain blue and K&Co from an old pad I have had for years. The butterflies are resin embellishments and the floral piece is from the latest Marianne dies. The filigree part I used up a piece of paper from Prima which I managed to ruin after a disastrous attempt to stamp directly onto it went horribly wrong, but there was all this pretty floral image around the outside which I had trimmed off for later. The dies are all filigree designs, but for the flower I ran a piece of the blue bazzill through my BS with just the embossing mat instead of a cutting mat next to the die and it very neatly embossed the flower instead of cutting it out, which meant I could put a solid shape beneath the filigree top and have it look like it all belongs together. I did try just drawing round the die and cutting out a flat shape but it didn’t look anywhere near as good as the embossed piece. Note to Marianne, you are missing a trick there, you could have included an embossing die to go behind the filigree shape!

P is for Pearls Floral

I am thoroughly enjoying my new positions with both ABC and Dream Valley and, of course, Crafty Cardmakers, but there is a drawback. You can’t win the lovely prizes they have on offer!

So I shall try my luck with these ones instead

Tuesday Throwdown – Use up your scraps (my flower see above)

Incy Wincy Designs– Pastel Colours

Card Cupids – Anything Goes

Bugaboo Stamps – Anything Goes

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Hi Lin. Many congrats on your new DT's. They are certainly lucky to have you, your cards are stunning. The way you coloured the fabric for your shoe card gives a beautiful effect, I will certanly be trying that out.
    Hugs Lisax

  2. So pretty, love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at TT!

  3. Lin, this is fabulous. I love the Marianne D flower!

  4. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! I simply adore your card ! And this flower is stunning ! Thank you for the tip, I will have to try it ! Good luck !

  5. Great card Lin! I'm happy to be working on two teams with you! I have something for you on my blog!

  6. Lin this is just fabulous! Your pearl pins are beautiful too!!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love those pins :-) Beautiful shapes too. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. How pretty is this card. Great job.

    Thanks for joining our challenge over at Card Cupids.

  9. Congrats on your New Dt petal!
    Love your card!
    the colours are just stunning ans I love your sweet lil image!
    Hugs melly xxx

  10. Such a pretty card, fab colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Incy wincy, karen

  11. Hi Lin, Congrats on your new DT position!
    Love this card and especially the way you have embossed the flower... clever you. You're right, they are missing a trick there.
    Sandra x

  12. oooh, such a pretty card, LOVE your fab colour theme and those gorgeous pearl pins!

  13. hi lin, love how you did the pearls in this. Funny the things that stand out to us, for me it's the way you coloured the arms and legs of your little lady, very nice! CoB

  14. Hi Lin :)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your always so lovely comments.

    This card is gorgeous, delicate and so pretty.

    those dies and butterflies look amazing!



  15. hello you ole witch !! gorjuss one this is, love the softness of it all

    judie xx


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