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Saturday, 7 December 2013

A Gem of a Challenge

Hi Folks
This is my second scheduled post for today.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge.  This will be our last challenge of 2013 and you will have a month to get your entries in.  We will be back in the new year on January 4th.  Our theme for this month long challenge is:
Anything goes

Here is my inspiration project using a cute penguin digi available from Pink Gem Designs.  


I used the pre coloured digi image and cut it out using one of my dies.  I simply added some gems and liquid pearls around the die cut and the image.  I used one of my shaped cards and for the background I used some design paper from Papermania that had little snowflakes embossed on it.  I used some distress ink to darken the edges.  The fir trees at the bottom is a die from Marianne design.  I added a little puched snowflake at the top and some more gems and a little bow.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to A Gem of a Challenge to enter.  Don't forget to check out the lovely creations from the design team while you are there.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Natalie and Amy - Cute and cuddly christmas
Hobbycutz - Make a scene
The Stamping Boutique - 1 digi image, 3 embellies (gems, bow,punched snowflake), glitter
Lisa B - All that glitters
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday
Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Winter wonderland
Craft All Day - Winter
Papertake - Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Christmas is coming
Bearly Mine - Christmas Sentiment
Polka Doodles Digi - Christmas cheer
Inky Impressions - Winter or snow
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes/penguins
Scrapbooking Queen - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - You're a gem
CRAFT - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - You've been framed
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Delicious Doodles - Christmas/New Year
Crafty Catz - 2 or more dies
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas
Craftyhands - Seasons greetings/Winter
Polka Doodles - Anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - Merry Christmas

40 comments:

brenda said...

A really pretty card and all beautifully embellished.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

rachel said...

beautiful card Mags - cute penguin and love the trees xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, adorable image and beautiful detailing.
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is adorable Mags, love the scene with the die cuts and the gems look fabulous! Susan x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Mags and I do so love the beautiful Penguin. I hope you are having a lovely time in Birmingham.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Mags - love the shaped card.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Sandra H said...


Wow another stunning image so beautifully coloured lots of detail and as always a wonderful creation x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fab card Mags, I love the sparkle & bling. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

Merry said...

What a wonderful card…you have created such a terrific scene.

Ribbon Girl said...

Very Nice Mags - Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge – please check back on 15th December to find out who won! Mary x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I like the sweet penguin image,and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

pam hicks said...

aw such a cutie card. Thank you for joining LEJ Designs Challenge, Good Luck Pam DT X

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this card Mags, such a cute little penguin and love the glittery hills and trees. Hugs Jennifer xx

craftymum said...

oh cute penquin ! Thanks for joining us again at CAD

Hugs Sarah x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the frame for the image and the gems .The hills and trees scene is awesome . Thanks for sharing on Artistic Inspirations .

Barbara said...

What a pretty little card, Mags.....such a sweet image and all that sparkle is lovely xx

Sandy Palmer said...

This is super cute! Love how you did the background, and the trees are wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges,
"You're A Gem"! :)

theresa dickinson said...

oh l love this so cute and detailed thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

Janet said...

This is fab Mags. It's so cute and I love the ink distressing xx

Moira Gray said...

What a cute card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT xx

Jac said...

Such a pretty card, love the tree die, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous image, Mags, and the background is lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Lynne

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a lovely card Mags ,just amazing
Thanks for joining our challenge Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles
Good Luck Susan xx

Abbie said...

A beautiful card and image, love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

Shelby said...

Isn't this just the sweetest card! Love the image and the scene you've created is wonderful.

Shelby

downrightcrafty said...

so cute and love the background with the glittery tree line
Hugs Kate xx

Karen said...

Smiles... what a cutie!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles for our Christmas/New Year challenge and Good Luck!

Hugs,
Karen. DT.xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, brilliant creation, love the colours hugs Pops x x x

carol said...

Lovely pretty card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Berni Cuttino said...

Breathtaking. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni, DT
delightfulsketches.

Trimgym said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us this week. Don’t forget our DT Call, it would be great to see you there.

Jo and the CRAFT Team

Aunty Sue said...

Fab christmas card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft

CraftyGirl said...

Love that die cut at the bottom and your cute little penguin. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

Nathalie said...

So Gorgeous winter card. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
Nathalie DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “Christmas/New Years”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mags back again thanks again for sharing at crafty catz and good luck

Pam said...

Just love the glittery trees and hills die cut!! Thanks for joining us at TSB!

Beccalite said...

Ever so cute. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 4th Challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT Member)

Kim. said...

Aw this really is a cute card, love the shape of it and that image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
Kim xXx

aaemie said...

This is so cute, TFS with us at OCS.