Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Gem of A Challenge 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

To celebrate A Gem Of A Challenge's First Birthday we are running a Birthday Blog Hop along side this fortnight's challenge. You can enter the challenge, the blog hop or both! 
To enter our challenge follow the fab sketch by Mandy below......and simply link up your creation as normal on the challenge blog.



 If you are up for some fun and the chance to win lots of prizes, we would love you to join in with our blog hop. The winner of the Blog Hop will get these fabulous Aquamarker pens from Letraset who have very kindly sponsored us.... 



 and in addition, there are 2 fabulous Pink Gem Designs Digi stamps OR 1 set of Digi papers of your choice up for grabs on each of the DT blogs. 


You will need to start at the challenge blog, and visit each DT blog in turn to collect a 'hidded gem' from each. After collecting your answers from each DT blog, simply return to the challenge blog and leave your answers in the comments section. Please be aware there will be duplicate 'GEMS' so make sure that you have 10 when you reach the end.... Comment moderation will be on so there will be no cheating!

If you are here for the hop, you should have arrived from Katie's blog, and you have reached the end. Go back to A Gem of A Challenge and leave your gems. 
Or, go over to the challenge blog to start the hop from the beginning. 
The Gem you are looking for is SAPPHIRE   :O)

Simply leave me a comment below, to enter my draw to win 2 PGD digi stamps OR 1 set of PGD 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 and have fun!


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Now, onto this week's Challenge card following Mandy's sketch.


 I used some Pink Gem Digi Download Papers - 'Dotty' and 'Gingham'. These papers come in 20 different colours so you are bound to find something to complement your projects.
The cute image is Andy with Snail, available as a polymer stamp. I cut out the different pieces, coloured them with copics and mounted them on foams pads to give some dimension.



Challenge entry
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Card for a Child




44 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Hi ya,
oh what a cutie of a card lovely images x
hugs
Suzie Qx

Lisa said...

Hi Caroline, Wow this is a fab boy's card! I love the papers and cute image.

Lisa x

Netty said...

This is adorable, so nice to see a card for a boy. Thanks for sharing. Annette xx

Laila said...

What a fab card for a cute little guy :o) It's simple, but yet so detailed. Love it...
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Laila

http://blog.lolapigen.dk

D K Crafts said...

Beautiful boy card. Nice bright colours and great image. Donna

ribenaruby said...

Wow, love the boldness of your fab card! Great image, colouring , papers. Thanks for a fun hop. Ruby x

heidy said...

Oh What a graut boy's card.
Heidy

Lisa Jane said...

wow love the bold bright colours .. just fabulous
You could enter our challenge at ladybug crfats ink this week.. our theme is card for a child
Lisa ;)

Faye said...

Your card made me smile! Love the bright colours. xxx

Louise said...

love the bright, vivid colours of the card. Perfect for those boys!! ;-)

Trish said...

Love it the bright colours are just very cheerful and would bring a smile to anyone.

Trish

Mary J said...

A great card for a boy, Caroline! I love those cheeky cheeks!!

Mary J said...

I think I forgot to say Thx for sharing with us on Ladybug Crafts Ink! Thanks!

Mary J xxx

Rebekah said...

This is so fab Caroline, love the bold bright colours of this hugs Rebekah xx

Molecraft said...

Fab card, love the image and great colours too! Thanks for the chance to enter!
Helen x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and I love your fabulous colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Pami said...

what a fantastic card, I love your colouring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week. Pami x

Kelly M said...

A sweet card. I'm going to have to get that little boy. Reminds me of my son lol.

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, so cute. Love the papers you have used. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.
Pinky

Janet said...

Beautiful Caroline.....your colouring and the colours are stunning! x

Berni said...

Hi Caroline!

Love this card, so simple, but so effective. Your colouring is fab!

Hugs
Berni

Lisa said...

The image and card are both so cute x

Jo said...

What a fantastic card. I love that image. Thanks for the chance to win, Jo

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is gorgeous! Just love the image and your fabby colouring, great papers too :o) Lisa x

QC Kelsey said...

~ I really like how you cut the pieces separately and popped them out. Very cool!

~ Thanks for the chance to win!

Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

Email: QC Kelsey
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Melanie said...

I love your card and that blog hop idea... It's a lot of fun and you get to see great cards.


Take care, Melanie

Christine said...

Hi Caroline fab card love the DPs & the clean lines of this gorgeous creation lovely strong colours great childs card.

smiles Christine xx

Sandra said...

Brilliant card Caroline....love the image and your choice of colour scheme.

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

Kerry said...

I love this Caroline...it's so clean and crisp...a perfect card for a lucky little boy. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week xx

Craftdee said...

Super cute "boy" card - love that snails and tails reference in the image :-) I love that this is all digi too, I'm a digi kinda gal! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win, Dee

Theresa said...

I LOOOOOVE the coloring on this card! What a sweet card for anyone to get :)

Marsha said...

Love your card - just adorable. Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing.

Whimsey said...

So, so cute; LOVE your coloring. What a super cute card!

Heather said...

Gorgeous, love the bold colours and what a cute image :)

craftykitten said...

Hi Caroline,
this is such a cute card hun. Love the image and those little cuties at the bottom too.
Hugs
DAwn xx

Céline said...

fab card, thanks for a chance to win
hugs
céline

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

I just LOVE the way you have coloured the stamps!!!! Fabulous!

Jack said...

Great card and great blog hop. xx

pinky said...

Back with the hop so thought I should leave another comment. Thanks for the chance to win:)

Mervi said...

Wow great card with cute image;-))m

Jennie said...

This is amazing! I love this card! I love that the images are almost resting on the frame adorable!!

xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Great papers and lovely bright bold colours work so well with this image. Great job!
Joyce xx

Kat said...

What a great card for a wee boy. Just the right colours for this great image. Love it.

Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Cat Spicer said...

What an adorable boy card! I love the shade of blue tied with the red. This was an AWESOME blog hop, can't wait to see the winners!