Saturday 6 February 2016

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Love Is In The Air

It's challenge time once again at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Love Is In The Air".
I've used one of Janet's new digis from the Pink Gem shop, it's called Charlie With Rose, and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  As soon as I saw him I just had to get my pens out and play, isn't he just the cutest?!  Check out the Pink Gem store for more new doggie digis and printables.
 The papers are from Lili of the Valley, and are, appropriately enough for this challenge, called Always and Forever.  I added in some pink cardstock for matting and distressed all the edges for a soft, shabby look.
To embellish, I added some layered organza and satin ribbon, a matching button topped bow, some heart shaped pearls, some paper roses, a die cut flourish and leafy frond, both cut with Marianne dies, and a sentiment stamped with a Dovecraft stamp and fussy cut.  I coloured the heart in the middle of the sentiment with a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker, then covered the heart with some Glossy Accents for shine and dimension.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - #184 - Valentine / Love
Creative Corner - Valentine's Day / Love
QKR Stampede - #177 - Valentine's Card
Simply Create Too - #102 - Love / Valentine's
Aud Sentiments - #148 - Use a Love Sentiment
As You Like It - One Layer or Multi Layer - I like multi layer best because it gives me a chance to use lots of pretty papers.  I'm such a sucker for a pack of pretty paper, you wouldn't believe how many I have, but shhhhh..... don't tell my husband how many I've bought!
Craft Rocket - #8 - Valentine's / Love
Crafty Ribbons - #143 - Animals
Fab 'n' Funky - #290 - A Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Sketch 2 - Sketch


  1. Oh Wow what a stunning cad and embellishments Ginny x
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  2. This is such a cute card. Love all the layers and great colouring! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

  3. Love your colors and design paper combinations, along with your layering and distressed edges, not to mention what a cute image and the coloring is great. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  4. This is so incredibly pretty. I love your gorgeous papers and that image is the bomb. Just Darling. Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  5. Awwwww, how absolutely adorable!!! Such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  6. What a loving layers and cute image with great colouring. Thanks for joining with us Qkr Stampede this week, Hugs, Pirjo Dt

  7. This really is an adorable image and your card is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  8. Aw what a cutie! Thanks for sharing it with Brown Sugar challenge!

  9. Beautiful card, a lovely design and such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  10. Awh so cute. Love the coloring of the darling dog and the pinks are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  11. Adorable card and image...fabulous coloring! Your papers really compliment the image, too! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  12. He is darling and so beautifully colored! I love the layers (and use them myself for the same'll be our secret). Thanks for joining us at AYLI Challenge !

  13. Loving all the layers here, and that pup is just so sweet! Thanks for joining us at AYLI. Hugs xx

  14. Wendy, This is beautiful card. I love your colouring and your card design is really pretty with those gorgeous distressed layers.

  15. He's just gorgeous! Love all your layers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  16. So cute, love that double bow! Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  17. Lovely card with a real cutie of an image, thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  18. Such a sweet card, thank you so much for joining our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT - Creative Corner Challenges

  19. Sweet card, thanks for joining us at The Brown Sugar Challenge for our Valentine challenge.

  20. Waw this looks so very gorgeous! thank you for joining us at As You Like It challenge. hugs! Mojca

  21. This is beautiful. Your colouring is gorgeous
    Thanks for stopping by crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  22. I've been a follower of your blog for a while and love all your cards and this one is no different. Beautifully put together! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Hope to see you again soon.
    Kerri DT


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