Saturday, February 5, 2011

1st Anniversary BLOG HOP at Pink Gem!!! - And a New Challenge too!

It is the 1st Anniversary over at A Gem Of A Challenge and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop!
As it is the challenges birthday we thought we'd have fun with our blog hop and so along the way you must find the Birthstone of all our team members!
You should have to come to me from Sharon, if you didn't then please go back to the start at A Gem Of A Challenge and start hopping along so you don't miss any of the chances to win!
Remember you need to gather the name of the Birthstone of all the Design Team Members to be in with a chance of winning the Grand Prize!
After looking at my card and commenting be sure to hop over to Caroline to carry along with the fun!
Now my birthstone, I could make it easy and tell you but first I'll give a few clues:
My birthday is in November
In it's purest form it is colorless but....
It is sometimes Blue....... but can be other colors too.
The Orange version is the state gemstone of Utah and the Blue version the state gemstone of Texas (luckily I live there as I have one on my finger!)
But making it even more eerie is that the one on my finger is called a "London" ***** (see it has 5 letters) and I'm English and London is the capital city of England!
If you haven't worked it out yet then CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWER

OK of course there is also our challenge and this week we'd like to see GEMS on your card along with the wonderful sketch that you can find on the A Gem Of A Challenge blog.
Also over there are all the details of the hop and you can see the wonderful prizes on offer!

Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva/Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Girlie
Paper Play - Stamp It Out (use an image)
Some Odd Girl - Scallops
Southern Girls - Dry Embossing
Phindy's Place - Embossing
CCEE Stampers - Punches
CRAFT - Die Cuts
Belli Challenge - Jewelry (I used Gems)

Card Recipe:
Image - Moon Baby by Pink Gem Designs
Paper - Cutie Pie Digital Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Fairy Dust by Pink Gem Designs
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder - Snow Cap by Basic Grey for Sizzix
Gems - Treasures by Shabby Chic
Die Cut - Labels 3 by Spellbinders
Ribbon - Michaels

This is a brand new stamp and one of the cutest baby ones I've seen in ages! My next door neighbor is pregnant right now and as soon as I find out what the little one is going to be I'll be coloring up another card right away!
Now it's time for you to hop over to Caroline and carry along with the fun! Be sure to keep looking for the Birthstones along the way :)
BTW If you didn't click the link above my Birthstone is a TOPAZ!

Simply add your name to the Link Gadget below to enter my draw to win 2 Pink Gem Designs digi stamps OR 1 set of Pink Gem Designs Digi Papers. My winner will be drawn at random on 19th Feb. All winners will also be announced on the Challenge blog on the 20th Feb

Good luck!


Lisa said...

Hi Katie, Aww this is such a cute card! I love the image and sweet sentiment.

Lisa x

Laila said...

Great Card Katie :o) It's very pretty with all those girlie colours.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Laila

D K Crafts said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours and image and how you have decorated the inside of the card. Donna

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow! This is amazing , those backing paperts go so well, love the overall llok of your amazing card, inside too! Ruby x

heidy said...

Just Beautiful!!

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and a cute litttle image .. love those papers
Lisa ;)

Dorcas said...

Hi Katie!
This is a precious card! That little baby image is so sweet and you've even finished the inside so prettily.
Thanks for joining us this week at Phindy's!

Berry said...

This is lovely Katie really cute hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

Really sweet card, lovely colours!
Helen x

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card, and beautiful colouring, I love your papers to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Gemma said...

This is such a sweet card, love the choice of papers and the image is just darling! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week, we still need new DT-members, so please check our site if you want to join us! Have a nice weekend, Gemma

Darlene said...

Very sweet creation inside & out! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ... hope you'll join us again next challenge!

Janet said...

Awww this is soooo sweet it! how are you getting on with the snow over there? x

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win. Jo

Jennifer said...

Really it! xx Jenny xx

Kathy said...

So cute, love the detailing on the inside, too. Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place this week.

Viv said...

Awww, what a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls.
Viv :)

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card. I really like that patterned paper and the sentiment is very sweet.

I've linked for the Hop giveaway.

Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

Céline said...

fab card, so tender for a baby
thanks for playing with us this week at stamptacular sunday

Karen W said...

Very sweet card, thank you for playing this week with Creative Belli!

Deirdre said...

Such a sweet card.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our "Stamp it Out" Challenge. ♥

Sandra said...

Beautiful card the image and coloured perfectly too!

Hope you've had a good weekend
Take care
San x

Craftdee said...

This is one gorgeous card! I love the little flowers, the image is so cute, I must have her/him!! I love that sentiment too, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and pay post (to Australia, expensive) wish it were digi! Thanks for increasing my knowledge of gem stones, and for the chance at winning some gemmy goodness for myself, Dee

Theresa said...

I love how your card stands and the flowers are such a pretty touch! One of my faves!

Anne said...

Adorable card Katie! Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

karenw said...

What a very sweet card - love that stamp and you've coloured it beautifully!

Thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhh My Goodness Katie, this is fantabulous!!! Beautiful both inside and out! Those papers and that adorable image. You sure know how to bring out the cuteness! Thanks for playing with us again at Phindy's Place this week.

Unknown said...

Hi Katie,
this is such a gorgeous card. I love how the little teddies seem to jump out at you off the paper.
Dawn x

Céline said...

fab card, thanks for a chance to win

Joan Ervin said...

The image is absolutely adorable and what gorgeous coloring!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!

Ann English said...

Such a darling card!

Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place. I hope to see you again soon!

pinky said...

Katie this is so gorgeous, inside and out!!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous card Katie!
I love how you decorate the insides of all your cards too! A fab idea :) xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Yes, I agree, definitely one of the sweetest baby stamps. Gorgeous card...all the extra detail. Great job!
Joyce xx

Kat said...

This is the sweetest image. I love that cute baby. Love the colours you've used.

Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet image- love your layout. Thanks for playing along with the Belli challenge!