Saturday 2 April 2016

A Gem of A Challenge No. 166

Good morning crafty friends.  Here's to wishing you a wonderful weekend!
A Gem of A Challenge
There's another fantastic challenge over at A Gem of A Challenge and this fortnight the theme is DON'T BE A SQUARE (ANYTHING BUT SQUARE).

A bit of a challenge for me as I ADORE my square cards.  Here is my one...

Luckily, earlier this year, I purchased a Crealies die.  This is Die No. 6 and it was quite easy (and I say 'Quite') to use.  Took me a couple of goes to get it right but the result is lovely.  My sweet image is of course from Pink Gem Digi Stamps and is called Flapper Emma.  She is coloured in with ProMarkers and I have made my flowers from a Crafter's Companion flower die set.

Here is the lovely Prize...

2 single digi images OR 2 card topper kits
(or one of each ) No sets or Sentiment sets


A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - E is for Everything
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - April Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


  1. Hi.Beautiful card. I struggle with shaped cards too! Lovely image and beautifully coloured.

  2. This is outstanding Michelle, love that beautiful image, I really should visit Pink Gem more often!! xx

  3. Hi Michelle what a gorgeous card I love the colours and the design is it so classy.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Very elegant and VERY gorgeous!

    Christine x

  5. Gorgeous centre step card love the beautiful image and the purple colour stands out beautifully against the black
    Carol x

  6. Such a beautiful Card.I love the image.

    Thank you for your entry at Creative fingers.Purple color combination really looks good.

    Shamita DT

  7. Hi Michelle,
    what a very super card, and that image is so lovely.
    Great design and wonderful papers used also.
    It must be lovely to have a die to cut out this style card as it quite a pig to do by hand.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. So stunning Michelle.Fabulous card fold and colours and I love the elegant image :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Fabulous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. I've been looking for dies to help create this type of card, but haven't found it yet. Can be done manually of course, but it's lots of work. I love squares too, and a2 ones, but it's refreshing to see and create something different, and this type of card is always much appreciated by the receiver. This definitely stands out from the crowd of pretty cards:)

  11. This is stunning. Love the bright purple. What a fun card. Have a great week!

  12. Such a beautiful and elegant card.Love your chosen colour scheme and superb colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  13. Hi Michelle I love this beautiful creation the image is gorgeous the colours are superb a truly wonderful card
    lorraine x

  14. Beautiful creation!!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion!
    Dt Veronica

  15. Beautiful card, love this design and the coloured image is just perfect.

  16. Lovely card with a great image. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


  17. Fabulous image and layout Michelle thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge hugs Sue J xx

  18. Hi Michelle, this is a beautiful card. Your colouring looks gorgeous and I love your stepper card design. Everything about this is really striking - fabulous colours.

  19. So gorgeous - the different hues of purple work so perfectly together to make a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  20. Gorgeous card Michelle! I love it! Thanks so much for joining our Art by Miran Anything Goes Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  21. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

  22. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining at the Sisters of Crafts.
    Jacqueline ~ DT Sisters of Craft