Saturday, 19 January 2013

A Gem of a Challenge - Emboss It


Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday!
Well, we definitely have the snow now, like most of the U.K. it seems. 
My children were sent home from school after their first lesson yesterday and the way things are looking I am not sure that they will be going in on Monday either.

Today is the start of a new A Gem of A Challenge 
We have changed things slightly so we will now have weekly challenges.
As we have a large DT we have split into 2 teams, The Pinks and The Gems so each team will be doing alternate weeks..
This week is The Pinks turn and the lovely Katie had chosen the theme of 
Emboss it !

(Can be either wet or dry)

This challenge will run until 6pm 25th January 

The prize for the winner will be.....

2 Individual Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).....

I used Pink Gem Designs stunning Snowdrops image. I think that it is so beautifully delicate and perfect for a Winter birthday. The sentiment is also from Pink Gem design and is part of the wonderful Vintage Occasions Sentiments. In this set you get loads of different sentiments and a blank frame if you want to add your own .
So here is my card, I made a frame for the image and raised it slightly which is hard to see on my photo.


Close up of the image to try and show that some of the petals have been coloured twice to layer up.


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Snowdrops coloured with Promarkers
Embossing folder ~ Couture Creations Intrinsic 
Paper - Dovecraft Back to Basics
Viva Decor Pearl Pen  ~ Ice White from MCH
Shaped card blank form Craftwork cards


I would like to enter this card into the following fabulous challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Embossing
LMM - Winter Birthday
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Happy Birthday
Allsorts - Flower Power
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for looking at my blog today and for all your support and encouragement you have given me this week too. You really are so kind
I hope you all have a good weekend
Bye for now
Hugs

Sue



128 comments:

carrie-lee said...

A stunning card, very subtle green is fab, love the dew drops too xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful card Sue and just love the colour...lovely snowdrop image and a fabulous layout

Anne

marion said...

This is fabulous, love it ! Have a fab weekend. Hugs, Marion

Seafield Jo said...

It's beautiful Sue, love the image and really like the shape.

Jo x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the sweet snowdrops coloured so real like..absolutely stunning. A great colour too with the green dotty paper...luv annie

brenda said...

You got me itching to get my snowdrop stamp out Sue and to go peaking in the garden to see if they are showing themselves yet.

Beautifully fresh and inviting card.

B x

Laine said...

So beautiful and Springlike Sue. Cheered me up on this bleak and snowy morning.
Laine
X

hyper_ni said...

Such a stunning card, I love it, a lovely image and fab colour. :)

brenda said...

Should have said thanks joining us Allsorts as well Sue.

B x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the fresh colours. Carol x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, lovely spring colours and fab design.
Have a great weekend.
Pauline
x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this Sue! love the colour, the embossed background, the image well did I tell you I love this
jacqui x

downrightcrafty said...

how refreshing, just like the walk I took to the post box, although I did not see any of these gorgeous little flowers on the way as the blanket of snow was hiding the floor, gorgeous card, love the texture
hugs Kate xx

Lisa xx said...

Oooh this is stunning Sue.....gorgeous colours xx

Redanne said...

A beautiful image on your stunning card Sue, love how you raised the petals and put the dots of snow around the image - just gorgeous! We do have some snow but it is mainly the ice that is the problem, making walking and driving treacherous round here. Hugs, Anne x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb card and image. Love the design and colours used.
Have a wonderful crafty warm day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Sue this is absolutely stunning, I love the wonderful green it really makes that embossing stand out, that image is so life like with the petals 3'd, this is an exceptionally beautiful creation, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sue,Beautiful card...Love the image...and your design..Julieannex

Wendy L said...

Sue this is gorgeous, so pastely pretty. xx

Rose Petal said...

Oh WOW Sue, this is so pretty. I just love the colour combination, and the image is so sweet too.
Love Sandra xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the snow drops the colours and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Pat K said...

WOW, so beautiful and delicate..LOVE it and the mint green is fabulous, perfect for the image. Have a good weekend. hugs,x

Stephanie Hester said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet.

Faye said...

Sue, this is a beautiful card. I love the Limey green, which works very well with this pretty image. Hopefully we'll be seeing some real ones when all this snow has gone. And the dots of pearl around the image look fab. Have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm and safe. X

Pauline said...

So pretty Sue, what a lovely snowdrop image too.

chrissy xx said...

STunning! What a FABulous card Sue.
Those snowdrops are soooo pretty.
LOve your colours too.
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Sue, so light and airy, Spring can't be far behind! Love the dotted mint green and the white embossing with that wonderful flower, so pretty.

Hugs
Sue

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card my dear:)
What a lovely image:) Beautiful colors, papers and embossing:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Pia S said...

Love the colors - gives your card such a nice spring feel, which is perfect considering your choice of image as well! Great shape too!

Crafty Lark said...

A beautiful card Sue and beautiful colouring. xx Flora

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful Sue. Love the snowdrops and that pretty green is so spring-like. Christine x

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card Sue, love the soft spring colours.
Kimx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh wow sue what a super little card ... love snowdrops and love the colours ... thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment on my sons card ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Marita said...

Beautiful card and i love the colour combo♥.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week♥.

Hugs, Marita

heidy said...

Oh I love your gorgeous card Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

Very pretty card Se, so hopeful of spring, I love the colours

hugs Vicky xxx

rachel said...

such a perfectly timed image and card Sue - its gorgeous - really pretty - love the embossing too xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the image is gorgeous I love snowdrops and super design to your card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pat xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and design x

Mojca said...

Oh what a sweet card I hope it'll be spring soon :) hugs! Mojca

Donna said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty card, the green and white together are stunning and your colouring is spot on :) Donna ♥ x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the green and such a lovely image, love the embossing and dimension..gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Frea said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, makes me long for spring!! HAve a great weekend, hugs Frea

thecraftycavalier said...

Wow Sue! This is seriously awesome. I love this image and the embossing and colours are just perfect. This is so beautiful - I can't tell you how much you've cheered me up! Stunning. Hugs, Jayne xx

Jane said...

Simply put...stunning x

Lorraine said...

Very pretty card Sue. I love the snowdrops and your design looks fab. I love the spring colours too.
Lorraine x

Lorna said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely image and colours

Lorna xx

karen said...

Stunning card Sue and such a beautiful fresh colour, hugs, Karenx

Janet said...

I love what you have done here Sue.....amazing DT work! xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, what a beautiful creation.....love snowdrops! Stunning little card, Sue. x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the fresh green and lovely image too :) Hugs, Lisa x

jo said...

So pretty Sue! Love the clean, fresh colour combo and the image is stunning!
hugs Jo x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is so beautiful sue, love the gorgeous design and fresh green colour. Hope the kids are enjoying the snow hun.

Donna x

Betty said...

A beautiful card just love the colours and design
Bettyxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, oh wow what an elegant card! Gorgeous image and colours.

Just been wandering back through your posts and love that die that you brought with your Christmas money, will have to go investigate that one!!

Glad all is OK,
Sarah

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is gorgeous - so fresh and clean
sorry i havent been around much this week
Lisa x

coops said...

so stunning sue.gorgeous embossing and i love your fresh colours and snowdrops :D

xx coops xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the beautiful delicate colours and the image is fab.

Hugs Julie x

purpleprincess2007 said...

Wow this is gorgeous hun, I really love your colours and great Image of course!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Sue. Thanks for reminding me I own embossing folders, lol. Soooo neglected.
Hugs Tracy x

pam said...

hi Sue, such a beautiful card, love the image & colour you have used pam

Claire said...

WOW Sue, this is so pretty - love the shape and the fresh Spring colours, the frame around the image makes those flowers pop off the page and the embossing is just fab. Hugs, Claire x

Claire said...

I forget to say thanks for Playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Ooh your card is really beautiful Sue ! the image is gorgeous and you've coloured it to perfection! the snowdrops look really good layered up! Love the pretty paper and embossing :-)
Hope you have a nice weekend!
Stay warm and snug!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous spring card, love the spotty papers. L x

Allthingsinky said...

beautiful, Love the shape and the pearl drops around the image....

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a beautiful card, Sue. I love your pearly dew drops so much and I'm always a swooner for polky dots!! Take it easy in the snow and thanks so much for your anniversary wishes a few days ago!!

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so pretty and refreshing :o)
Jackie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is very sweet I love it hugs Pops x

Caz said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love Snowdrops.
Hugs
Caz x

Alessandra said...

this looks fantastic, love the popped up flowers, gives it a very special effect!xx, Alessandra

Alyce said...

oh just stunning sue!!! what a gorgeous card...the image is so pretty and the greens really pop against all of the white. the liquid pearls are the perfect touch too! :)

Roma said...

I love this card Sue it is my favourite colours ,gorgeous image too ,love how you have layered the flowers ,love the effect with the pen x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is an awesome creation Sue, I love it.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

mixamatoasties said...

That's beautiful Sue. A sure sign that spring is on the way.

Susan x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Sue, this is beautiful! Lovely embossing and dimension. Love the delicate coloring.

Patricia said...

Great card, loving the beautiful colouring and the embossing.

Patricia xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Stunning card Sue the layout and colouring are beautiful.

Joan x

Tracy said...

Oh I adore snowdrops and the greens you chose are just beautiful. Lovely card Sue! Hugs!

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Sue, what a sweet card, I love seeing the first snowdrops, means spring is on the way. Love the fresh green colour and the embossing folder.
Hugs
Suzie xx

ALI said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours.

Tessa en Anke said...

Lovely card.
hugs Anke

Lexie said...

Another lovely card Sue! Can't wait to see the snowdrops for real.
xx

Karen said...

Sue, this is gorgeous! What a stunning image... it's certainly being added to my wish list. You are right, it's perfect for a winter birthday card and I love that you framed it as you did. The coloring is so beautiful and I love the dimension you added with a couple of the petals. :o) The card shape and embossing are gorgeous. :o) There are always so many things to love in every creation from you! Marvelous job, my talented friend. :o) I hope you're having a happy (snowy) weekend!

Hugs and blessings!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous spring card Sue! :)

Love the bright colours and lovely image! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

more snow here in the night.
Lovely card Sue, I love snowdrops, first signs of Spring, the green dotty paper and gorgeous embossing complete the fresh soft look.
janex

NGCARDS said...

This is such an adorable card hun! Thanks for popping by my blog too, it's always a pleasure to read your comments :) xxx

MagsB said...

Oh so delicate and pretty! I love the 3D effect! Have a happy and warm week! x

love Mags B x

Desire Fourie said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning. So love the green and white, the decorate edges and the 3D flowers.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Izzwizz said...

Very pretty Sue, I love the way you have made the snowdrops come to life with the extra petals. We have snow too, but not as bad as you I think looking at the weather forecast! Stay warm and safe. Maddy x

Carol Yates said...

What a beautiful card, that snowdrop is so delicate, and the lovely spring green is really cheering. We have got the snow to go with your snowdrops. I should have been at a governor's meeting tonight but it has just been cancelled, so I can stay in and play instead!
Carol.x

Dora said...

Sue, this is so elegant, love the soft green and the embossing, really beautiful xxx

Ira Huberts said...

That's a really delicate card with fabulously embossed details Sue! So pretty with those fresh green colours, too. Thanks for your sweet comment, take care, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Tracy said...

Beautiful creation, love the stamp and a beautiful layout too. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Hi Sue... just popping back to say Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck in the Challenge!
Hope you have a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Leah Crowe said...

WOW, Sue, the layering on the image is incredible.. really makes a difference. Beautiful card, I always love peeking in on your work.

Elise said...

Wow Sue! I love how the petals of the flowers pop slightly off! It's gorgeous!!! Everything is so dainty and beautiful .. love it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Alice Wertz said...

this is so fresh and beautiful, Sue! love it!

Sandie Edwards said...

The flowers look so real they way you created them, very pretty and I love the soft colours. Snow, and lots of it and we have heat and plenty of that. Never having lived in a 'snow' zone (lol) I wouldn't even know what it would be like to be snowed in. I do understand too hot though!

sue w. said...

Hi Sue, wow this is wonderful, those snowdrops look real, I love the dimension and the layout and embossing is fab.
Hugs Sue W.

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This is just gorgeous.

Love your paper choice and those sweet snowdrops.

Your embossing is super neat too.

Hope you are managing OK in the snow.

Love Jules xx

Shree's Blog said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous Sue and fits in real well with this time of year too. Hope this finds you and your family well, lol
Shree xx

Bea und Doreen said...

soooo beautiful and elegant hun. Looks amazing
Hugs
Doreen xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so beautiful Sue, I love the image and the colours and the embossing is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Janice said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card. Love the greens and your fantastic colouring. Beautiful card. Jx

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card love the spring green colour and beautiful image I love snowdrops love the shape too
carol x

Samantha said...

Totally lush card I LOVE the way you have done this with the embossing and also the image looks awesome too! great job hunny, and great to see you at Allsorts too! hugs me x

Violets Corner said...

This is absolutely fabulous Sue, fantastic delicate snowdrops and super design, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

pinky said...

Its so beautiful Sue, makes me think of spring. Love the soft greens.

Claire said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty and delicate card. I love the snowdrop image, its gorgeous and the addition of the texture to the background makes it extra special
Claire xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty card. The layering is a fab idea and I love the little pearl dots.
Caroline xxx

*Vicki* said...

Sue, this is really amazing my friend!! I love the popped out flowers and shapely design with the soft colors!! HUGS :)

Krafty Kows said...

What a beautiful card. Jeanette

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Great layout! I love your use of texture and white space.

Craftdee said...

What a beautiful card, so elegant and fresh. I love the sentiment too, going to have to grab them for sure :-) We don't get snowdrops here, but I remember them from Wales when I was a child. Donna xx

Penny said...

Oh, fabulous! Love the 3-D image, the pretty colors & papers, the die cuts, embossing & design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and am loving the colour you chose for the dp's too, Luv Sam x

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous! I love the 3d flowers! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!
Jane
x

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi Sue I don't know how I missed your beautiful card, it looks so 'fresh' I love the image and your layers on the petals, the vintage sentiment is lovely too xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, The colours are so fresh...Beautiful design & layers... Hugs May x x x

NancyD said...

This is really lovely Sue. I really like the added dimension on the flowers. NancyD

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Your use of colour looks really stunning and I love the dimension you have added to your image.

Hugs, Dawn

Molecraft said...

Beautiful Sue, so pretty!
Helen x

Bridie Payne said...

Ah what a lovely card, your colouring is perfect and I love the colour scheme.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Suzette said...

What a cute card, thanks for playing with us at totally papercrafts.
Suzette x

Planetsusie said...

Wow Sue - so many comments! I think this image really is perfect! I love the colours you have used and the papers! This really has cheered me up no end - I can't wait for my Snowdrops to grow. I planted some new ones for this year 'cos the ruddy slugs had nobbled the last ones! LOL.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Little K Smith said...

Such a pretty card hun, a lovely image and gorgeous spring colours :)
Kelly.x

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