Saturday, 29 October 2011

A gem of a challenge card!!!

Hiya Everyone,

Massive apologies for not blogging recently but I have been very busy with a new project that I will be able to share with you soon that is soooo exciting!!! I still have been crafting and am in the middle of some Joanna Sheen and La Pashe samples too but it doesn't leave me a lot of time to write on my own blog, never mind visting any of yours! :(

This card is my GDT card for A gem of a challenge. The theme this month is "cold and frosty" and you can find all the info here. I have used a cute digi of winter Philip which you can find here at Pink Gem Designs. I have coloured him in with my promarkers and added a little glamour dust to the snow. The papers are from the fab Summer Driggs freebie kit "Winter wonderland" which you download for yourself here. Check out all her designs which are equally fab!!!

I have added some silver frosty mirror card which works really well with the theme here although it is quite difficult to photograph. The snowflakes are from an x-cut punch which I'm sure is faulty as it sticks every single time I use it which is dead annoying. The icicle border is a marianne designs one which I think is really fab! The setiment is also from Pink Gem and is from a A7 rubber stamp sheet and is available here.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:-

Christmas inspirations - Die cuts/punches
Lollipop crafts - Embellishment it (use at least 3 embellishments)
Critter challenge - Patterned paper
Make it monday - Always anything goes
OLLCB - Let it snow
Scrap creations - Use digi image and paper
Party time tuesdays - Anything goes
Crafts and me - Winter blues (use blue on your project)
Paper pretties - Embellish it
Paper shelter - Anything goes
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Art impressions - Card for a young boy
Crafty purple frog - Sparkle
Chrimbo crackers - Anything goes
Digi doodles - Anything goes
Hanna and friends - Glitter
Moving along with the times - No girls allowed
Southern girls - Stripes and polka dots
Crafty ribbons - Bingo (handmade embellishments/ribbon/gems)

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. Hi Paula, Fabulous card for your Dt Pink Gem Designs ...........Image is just coloured to perfection and l love the glamour dust also the backing papers, sentiment and embellishments are working well with the image, truly an amazing card:) Sandra H

  2. Hi Paula,
    Oh WOW this is just Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable Pink Gem image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  3. This is gorgeous Paula, I love the colour scheme and the icicle boarder.

    Julie x

  4. Hi Paula,
    Gorgeous card! Love the image and the blue and silver colours are just perfect for the theme. Beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous card Paula. I cant wait to see what your up and coming project is. How exciting. Lee xx

  6. Ah, this is so sweet and love all the silver! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  7. It's gorgeous Paula.

    Catherine x

  8. Gorgeous card Paula....just love winter phillip, he is so cute...beautiful colours and sparkle...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  9. Gorgeous card Paula, love the sweet image and fab details.

    Donna x

  10. Paula,
    Your card is gorgeous! I love the shimmer and all of the delightful silver! Such pretty papers...Thank you for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  11. Gorgeous, frosty feeling card. I know what you mean about not having time to be on your own blog.... I'm just the same!
    Sandra x

  12. Hi,

    the card ist adorable! I like it! Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

  13. Hi Paula

    Lovely card, I love this sweet image and the added glitter is just perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. Fab card, love the silver mirri makes it look all frosty!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. Gorgeous card Paula, I like the sweet image and all the sparkle.
    Kevin xx

  16. Gorgeous card i love the sweet image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  17. The boy is sooo cute! I love your creation with all the glitter & glimmer!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!
    Hugs, Andrea

  18. Paula......this is just gorgeous sweetie!! x

  19. Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. This is gorgeous Paula.Thanks for sharing this with us at

  21. Very nice card. Loved the color combination. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. Hope you will play again next challenge too.

  22. Really sweet card Paula, love the image. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS this time.

  23. So cute, love the layout and all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

  24. Hi Paula,
    Wow, gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

  25. What a sweet card!! Love that little boy!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!!

  26. Hi Paula. This i sso stunning and sparkly xx Jenny xx

  27. Hi Paula,
    I love this stamp Winter Philip... I see he is armed ready with snowballs! Very cute and love your snowflakes.
    Trish Munro

  28. Какая замечательная работа! Играет всеми красками!!!

  29. Hi Paula this is a great card it has a real "frosty" feel to it x

  30. Gorgeous card, love the brown with the blue
    Lindsay xx

  31. Gorgeous card! I love all of the sparkle.

  32. I love how icy all this card looks - like a real winter scene. Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
    Liva ❤

  33. Oh how adorable is this card, Paula? Love the sparkly snow, sweet image and fun wintery scene your created!
    * Of course, I live in FL and don't have to deal with the real stuff anymore :o)

  34. Bardzo sympatyczna, prawdziwie zimowa:) Śliczny stempelek:)

  35. Gorgeous card Paula! The image is so sweet and coloured in beautifully. I love all the embellishments and papers you've used.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

  36. I love the silvery frosty stuff, very cool! Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  37. What a totally gorgeous creation!! Fabulous colours and such pretty details. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week


  38. This is really a beautiful winter card. I just love that colour combo. Those icicles and snowflakes makes it complete. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  39. So pretty. Love the silver icicles
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges

  40. what a cracking make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  41. Oh this card is really beautiful, i love it! :)
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs Lena

  42. Totally stunning card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona