Monday, 29 December 2008

One card, two challenges and a little toot

Okay, so it's not so little - I made the PINK GEM DESIGNS team ... WOOHOO!! See, I told you it wasn't so little lol. Thanks so much Janet for giving me the opportunity to work with these adorable stamps!!!

I've only got one card today but might have another one later if I can get all my ironing done yuk!! This one is for Papertake Weekly challenge which has another of DawnyP's fab sketches. I'm also entering this in Cupcake Craft challenge which is to use something printed. The papers are a download from Designer Digitals (LOVE this set).

Whilst having a tidy out yesterday I found this sweet stamp that I have not used in ages - she reminds me so much of my daughter Shelley when she was that age - always collecting shells and fascinated by the baby crabs. Oh what wonderful memories they are.

As soon as I saw this set from Designer Digitals I knew it would be perfect for the stamp, I love the aged look it has and the beautiful subtle colours that invoke memories of years gone by. I resized all the papers in Photoshop to 15cm x 15cm so I wouldn't lose the distressed edges of the pages. I added some stitching to carry the aged look through the card and went for the script sentiment on the inside as it just seemed to work perfectly with the theme I had in mind. I don't know the maker of the sentiment stamp on the inside of the card, sorry. I got it off Ebay a couple of years ago.

Recipe:
Stamps Happen Collecting Sea Shells coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's. Sentiment stamp on the front of the card is by Stampin Up!
Papers are a download from Designer Digitals (Edited to add name of set - Asian Spring)
Corners are a Quickutz die
The wired silk ribbon trim is from Dainty Supplies
Flowers are all Prima - thanks Karen xx


Thanks for looking,

48 comments:

  1. First of all a huge congratulation hun on making the DT - I have to admit after seeing you use their stamps I had a nosey and they do make the cutest sets. Can't wait to see your work.
    Now onto your card - wow, it is beautful hun, love everything about it. Please make sure you have a fab New Year
    Big hugs
    -x-

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  2. WHOO HOO Congrats Bev on making the pink gem design team! I cant wait to see your work. This card is gorgeous! I love the image and verse.joey xxx

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  3. Congratulations Bev!!!
    Your card is gorgeous,I nearly won this stamp on ebay recently!!! :o)x

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  4. what a lovely card the colours are lovely and i really like the shape were the image is.

    Best wishes for a happy new year

    Sarah x

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  5. Congratulations on making the DT! You deserve it as you are one clever lady! I love this card, the image is beautiful, your colouring is stunning and the overall composition is out of this world.....in true strictly come dancing style I would like to give a 10.......

    Mrs W x

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  6. Wow! This is fab news hun :) Congrats :)) And this card is absolutely gorgeous :)xxx have a Happy New Year.x

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  7. Another gorgeous card Bev. The image is sooo cute and the colouring is beautiful. Congratulations on making the DT for pink gem. Look forward to seeing your work. Michele x

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  8. Congratulations Bev and what a beautiful card I love the image you've used
    well done and have a great new year

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  9. Congratulations on making the DT Bev, well deserved, your cards are beautiful, Katy x

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  10. Stunning card ,love the papers and the stamp togeather ,perfect ,hugs Dawnxx

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  11. Congratulations Bev! Fabulous news I just know we are going to love all your creations.
    This card is adorable. I love your image and so beautifully coloured. That paper is just beautiful. Thank's for the reminder I forget about the digital paper and it is so fabulous too. Good luck with that ironing!
    hugs
    kim xxx

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  12. Oh this is just gorgeous dear I love your papers such gorgeous colors and way to go on the DT!!! You so deserve it dear.

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  13. oh very pretty card !!!
    hugs coco

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  14. Huge congrats on the dt position Bev, so deserving hunny.
    your card is beautiful. the papers work beautifully with the image wonderful job. hugs rachxx

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  15. Hi Bev!! This is so adorable! I just love that label you stamped her on--perfect size/shape etc. CONGRATS on making the DT!! WOOHOO...that's always cause for a huge celebration :) Have a very Happy New Year!!

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  16. congratulations Bev you will be such a asset to Janet as your cards are wonderful. gorgeous card love the papers and image stunning hugs Jill x

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  17. such a gorgeous card Bev! and love those papers - can you remember what they are called - I might take a look on Thrifty Thursday! hugs, annie x

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  18. Congrats, Bev!!! The pink Gems stamps are so sweet...can't wait to see your creations with them!!!!
    This card is soooo sweet really love it and thanks for the great tip to resize digital papers I hadn't thought to do that....duh,lol!!!
    Hugs,t

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  19. Gorgeous card as ever bev - the colour scheme is so classy and the image and so cute! Congrats on your new DT post .. great as it means we will get to see even more of your fab cards :-)
    Hope you have a wonderful New year
    Pauline x

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  20. Fabulous Bev! Such beautiful colouring and it's so nice that the image brought back such a lovely memory for you. Chris x

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  21. WOW gorgeous card hun, the colours on the papers are so lush I love them!! Fab image too, so cute

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on making the DT too.........so well deserved :)

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  22. Oops! Can't believe I didn't leave my congrats for you hun on making the Pink Gem DT, brilliant, well done and I look forward to seeing your wonderful designs. Chris x

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  23. Ohh, I love this card. It allways makes something special to the card when there's a story behind it, memories make them magical.
    and congratulations for making the DT, I'm not surprised :)

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  24. Love the colours of this card Bev and the stamp is sweet.Congratulations on making the pink gem team.Lucky them !!!

    Luv Karenc

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  25. Mega congratulations on making the PinkGems design team - not in the least surprised cos your cards are so fab. This one is no exception - just love the colour combination, it's a beautiful card.

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  26. This card is really pretty and thre papers do go so well with the stamp, its beautiful hun, and congrats at making the dt i am new to Janets stamps but they are wonderful, Hugs Pops x x x x

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  27. P.S if you lived near me i would do your ironing, i love ironing and that is where i think it is so relaxing lol....

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  28. Wow well done Bev on making the DT team for pink gems, I would have loved to try out for it but dont have any of their stamps...yet lol...well done and congratulations and well deserved I say...love the colours of the card and your right the image is ssssooooo cute xxx

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  29. Congrats Bev for making the DT! Card is magnificent, love the stitching and the sentiment is adorable.
    x Natasha x

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  30. Congratulations bev! and I like your card very much!!

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  31. Super cute card Bev!! Love the colours! Congratulations on the DT gig!!!

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  32. Wow Bev! Congratulations hun! You soo deserve making the team for pink gem designs. Your cards are so awesome and inspiring I can definitely see why they would want you on their team.

    Well done !!

    Love the card
    Hugs
    Julie

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  33. Congrats, they are lucky to have you!! And what a fabulous, sweet card, so adorable! ((hugs))

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  34. Thats gorgeous Bev! Love the colour combo of brown and blue.
    Congratulations on making the design team. :D WTG!

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  35. Beautiful card Bev and CONGRATULATIONS on making the DT! WOW! What an honor! Your work is stunning!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  36. your cards are always so beautiful. I left you an award here

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  37. Wow what a fabulous card. Love the image and your coloring is gorgeous as always! I wish you a Happy New Year,

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  38. Magnificent card Bev :)

    Congratz on the design team too :)

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  39. You have made some fantastic cards over the last few days Bev, I need to get back in crafting, hopefully it will stop me from eating sweets and slobbing in front of the telly lol! Good Luck on your DT post, looking forward to your creations as always :) Donna x

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  40. Simply gorgeous, and well done onn the design team fabulous...

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  41. Fabulous card! I love your new Nesties.....will have to go have a look at getting myself some!
    I am sooo thrilled to have you on my Pink Gem Design Team!X

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  42. Wow! Bev, this is a beautiful card (as is all of yours!!) I love the sketch, too...I may need to play along. And the colors on the paper is gorgeous!! This stamp is very much like my daughter at the beach as well!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~Lacey Stephens

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  43. Congratulations on the DT place. Love this card, beautiful image and those papers suit it so well.

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  44. Big congrats on making the DT. Love your card, the verse is so sweet.
    Emma x

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  45. Well done on making the PG DT.

    I love the card.....the image is beautiful (I have the same image as a cross stitch-which I've been doing for years;)) The sentiment stamp is perfect too!

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  46. Congrats! This is how long its been since I've had a chance to visit.
    This is such a sweet card! I love how you're doing the inside and back!

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  47. Gorgeous card Bev! Congrats on your DT news! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

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Bev x

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