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Monday 24 September 2018

DV #187 Pearls or Gems

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is to use your pearls or gems. We are sponsored by the boss, Marlene with a cute animal sheet of stamps.

I would like to apologise to Marlene and the rest of the hard working team for being so absent the last few months. I have been struggling with health issues and have lacked the energy to create. Hopefully I have turned a bit of a corner and am feeling a bit more like my old self.DV 187 Pearls or Gems

My card was made with Pixie Powders for the background. There is a lovely shimmer to it, but sadly it never gets picked up on camera. The diecut is from Our Daily Bread and is called Quatrefoil. When I chose it I intended to pop pearls where the patterns meet each other but in the event it looked too crowded!

My flowers were cut from the spare background I created earlier using Heartfelt Creations Striped Sun Kissed Fleur stamps which I stamped and embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder from Cosmic Shimmer and then die cut with their matching die. I then popped them through the 3d Floral Basics Shaping Mold, having first spritzed them a little with water. This was the first time I used the mold. It has given the flowers some lovely dimension and having spritzed them first they now seem to be more sturdy/robust! The leaves are from Spellbinders. The gems are a combination of gems from my stash, and I trimmed down a 6” square scalloped card to make a more rectangular shape to go with the main diecut area.

I am entering this into:-

Back to Basics - #12 Inky Backgrounds
CCC Digi Creations - #96 Use Pearls or Gems
Crafting with Dragonflies - #113 Anything Goes (Cards only)
Digistamps4Joy #152 - Anything Goes with option Flower Frenzy
Get Creative - #73 Lots of Bling and Sparkle
Happy Little Stampers - Sept: Anything Goes with Dies
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #150 Embossing Wet or Dry
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling It On
Sparkles Monthly - #108 Dies or Punches
Sweet Stampin’ - Dies/Punches

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  1. Your card is so beautiful! Love all the flowers and lattice diecut bg! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  2. So sorry to hear you've been battling with health issues!

    You card is absolutely gorgeous! The background is stunning and the lattice die cut frames your colours beautifully. Love the flowers you created too, and I think your pearl placement is perfect! Good call!

    Thanks so much for sharing this beautify with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!

  3. beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society.

    Linda DT SSS

  4. This is the colours you have used for the background and those beautiful flowers. I haven't heard of the shaping mold? Such a pretty card.

  5. What a beautiful die-cut you've featured over that pretty watercoloured background! Love those die-cut flowers! Thanks so much for joining our HLS September AGWD Challenge.

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  7. What a perfect entry for our 'Dies and Punches' challenge this week. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin'. I love what you did and look forward to seeing you back again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  8. Thats such a pretty background!Gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  9. Oh I think you've turned a corner, this is awesome, so very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' xx

  10. Your card is so pretty. Great use of the die cut.

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  11. Wow Lin, This is a fabulous elegant card, I love the inky bakground, which is perfect for the elegant die cut panel and your gorgeous flowers. So pleased you shared with us at Back to Basics and Beyond, Caz. DT.

  12. this is so very beautiful Lin
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Co├Ârdinator

  13. Good news to read you are feeling better long may it continue. A beautiful card, loving all your artwork. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Thanks for sharing. Caz DT.

  14. very pretty card
    love the pastel colours
    thanks for joining us at sparkles
    dt tracey


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