Saturday, 7 January 2017

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Celebrate Something New

We're back with the first challenge of the year at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight our theme is "Celebrate Something New".  I decided to make a new home card as my DT project, using Snail Home from the Pink Gem store, which I coloured with Promarkers and added some paper piecing for the shell.
 The patterned papers are Papermania, Hot Diggedy Dog, to which I added some black card for matting.  They've been in my stash of ages but I still like the pretty pastel colours, and they make a nice change from all the Christmas papers I've been using recently.
To embellish, I added a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, and I made a large flower with my Heartfelt Creations, Enchanted Mums die, and foliage with Sue Wilson Petite Vines dies.  The flower centre was made a lovely micro bead and glitter mix from Stix 2 Anything.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Calendar - Something New
Sweet Stampin' - Something New
Brown Sugar - #232 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #123 - New Beginnings
Craft Rocket - #30 - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - Something New
Passion For Promarkers - #367 - Anything Goes


  1. Ha ha.. what a fun and sweet creation! Please visit my new challenge Blog - Do-Al(l) Kreatives. It's perfect for our theme!

    Thanks and hugs

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* The Sketchy Challenges

  2. Such a sweet card! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J xx

  3. Wendy, this is gorgeous, so sweet, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket xxxx

  4. So sweet! Pretty soft colours and a lovely design! Love the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  5. Love the intricate foliage die and the flower is fabulous! The black mat with the lighter papers adds a great pop!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Something New challenge.

  6. Aw I love this card Wendy - just my kind of card! The image is fab and I love the paper piecing you've done! Loving the colours you've used too and those papers are gorgeous. Really like the flower and I especially love those leaves! Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at PFP and good luck! HUgs, Karen xx

  7. Beautiful card Wendy. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Hi Wendy,
    This is so cute. Love the fun image & your papers & embellies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  9. Cute card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz

  10. This is so pretty! Lovely soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  11. Very pretty Lovely to see a card that's not celebrating the New Year Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

  12. Such a sweet card! I adore the image and pastel colors. So glad you shared your creation at Simply Create Too.


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