Saturday, 31 August 2013

Use 2 Backing Papers at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning.
Hope you've all had a lovely week and are looking forward to a great weekend.
Not that I wish it to go too quickly but I really can't wait until tomorrow evening as my DH will be home after working away all week and then having a few days visiting his brother in the Lake District.

Today sees the start of another fabulous new challenge over at


and this week it's the turn of The Gems to share some inspiration on the theme picked by the very lovely Sue


Here's what I did:
(Hope you don't mind it being another Christmas make
but I love making them and NEED so many too lol!!!)

Card Ingredients:

Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Chloe With Snowflake'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: Pink Gem Designs 'Pretty Snowflakes'
Sentiment: Pink Gem Designs 'Christmas Circle Sentiments Set 2'
Spellbinders Plain Circle to create aperture in front of card
Marianne Createables for frame around aperture
Spellbinders: Poinsettia Die
Joy Crafts: Winter Wishes Ice Crystals Border Die
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Lashings of Glamour Dust
Prima Say it in Crystal Adhesive Gem

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Patties Creations - Anything Goes
LOC - Girly
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
In The Pink - K.I.S.S
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Q for Quick
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Digi Image and/or Digi Papers
Crafty Sentiments - Make it Girly

Thanks for popping by to see me today - I really appreciate your support and always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Sarah said...

Beautiful card Debs and fantastic papers xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and girly and that poinsettia looks stunning x

Christine L said...

Morning Debbie..

A gorgeous pink creations... love the PG image and fabulous design.. the backing papers are perfect and I love that aperture.

Thanks also for sharing at In The Pink this time... good luck!

Christine x

Avril Ann said...

Stunning card Debs, love that image, bought her the other day, not to print her out xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Debs. I love that sweet image, beautiful papers and such a fabulous design. The sparkly pink poinsettia looks amazing.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

lorraine reeve said...

love it.. so gawjus ty for joining in at LOC

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too :o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Debs! Love the sparkly poinsettia and cute image. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Claire said...

Love this gorgeous aperture hun, sweet image and lovely sparkly elements. Hope all is OK and you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

~ginny said...

Debs! I LOVE your card... the details of the frosted pink poinsettia, the punched out snowflakes backed with pink, the filigree snowflake die cuts, and the aperture for the sentiment - Wow! They all come together beautifully to support your focal image - nicely done~! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Debs, love your sparkly poinsettia.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Hugs Wendy xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So sweet, love the cute image and the die cuts and the sparkly poinsettia is beautiful, apologies for being a rubbish blogger lately, I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Laura Love said...

Debs this is beyond GORGEOUS! I love the bright pink against the white and that poinsettias is so pretty! BEAUTIFUL job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous Christmas card Debs, love how you made your background with the apertures and the great girly feel of your card! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

coops said...

so gorgeous debs.fab pretty image and your pink colours and design are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Debs. Beautiful image and design.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh this is so pretty debs. Love it
Hugs Kelly

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Debs, such a sweet image and fabulous design.

Hazel said...

Great card Debs - love the dimension - fabulous!

Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some lovely comments.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Debs, I love the bright pink and all of the sparkle!!
Hugs, Tammy

Tanya said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Lisa xx said...

this is so pretty Debs xx

Donna said...

Utterly gorgeous Debs and so pretty in pink, love all the sparkle too :) Donna ♥ x

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..and good luck.

Caz xx

Debbie said...

Wow Debs this is gorgeous.So pretty.x

Michelle B. said...

So pretty in pink! Adorable image and I love the layout, so creative! So glad you joined us for our Quick Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!
Michelle B.
ABC Design Team

Keren Howell said...

So pretty and feminine - definitely girly! Thank you for playing with us at LOC. xxx Keren

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx