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Monday, 2 September 2019

CCM #240 Pearls and/or Gems

Our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is to add your pearls and/or gems. I have literally hundreds of gems, big ones, small ones, coloured ones, clear ones, patterned ones….. you name it I have an excess of them, so this was ideal for me to use up a few!

I've created an easel from a 42 cm long x 15 cm wide blank piece of card for my base. The top part of the card was created with a combination of one of Leonie Pujol’s circus stamps, Some Marianne dies and some zig clean color brush pens.

I stamped the image onto some matching cardstock and then partially coloured it with the clean color pens. I die cut it and then cut a matching mat which I coloured around the edge with the three colours I used on the stamped image. This was all matted onto the front of the easel card.

For the stopper I used a Craftwork Cards pre printed sentiment, and made a mat to match the coloured edge of the one on the main part of the card. The gems across the bottom were mainly clear with small bits of blue, so I coloured the rest in with yellow and green copics to complement the existing colour palette. The little butterflies must be 15 years old, and I found them lurking in a box with some gems! As was the large blue gem in the centre of the main image.

I am entering this into:-

A Bit More Time to Craft – #99 Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum – #80 Sentiment
Classic DT Open Challenge – #9 Sept: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge – #8 Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – #67 Sept: Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls – #39 Butterflies
DL Art – Sept: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Sept: Happy Birthday
QKR Stampede – #361 Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs – #80 Include a Sentiment
Sheepski Designs – #30 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Sweet Stampers – #35 Dies and/or Punches


  1. Lin, What a beautiful card and I love the die you have used. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs and good luck. Gail DT xx

  2. Love the colours you have used in the design. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

  3. Fabulous color combo, Lin, and I love the die you chose! I'm wearing 2 DT hats - So happy to see you playing along at QKR Stampede this week and at SheepSki Designs this month. Good luck in each draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  5. Mooie creatie Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Wonderful card Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

  6. fabulous card Lin, love the stamp.
    Hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend.
    Hugs Kimx

  7. Prachtig wat een mooie kaart. Dankjewel voor het meedoen aan de challenge. Groetjes Helma DT Member Creative Sketsy Girls

  8. Beautiful work Lin, great colours and I love the big, beautiful pearl flower center. Have a great week!

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  10. Wonderful creation!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September "ATG".

  11. What a beautiful card, it's elegant and looks great!
    Thank you for participating with us in the October challenge , Good luck ¡

    Coordinator Corrosive Challenge Blog


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