February 07, 2013

Adding Gemstones

Hi Everybody,

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I make no secret of the fact that I love adding "Bling" to my creations and I readily admit to being a more is more  type of Crafter.

And if you follow my blog regularly then you will know exactly what I mean.

Just the tiniest bit of a pearl or gemstone really can make all the difference to a finished card.

I always use the self adhesive gems from Want2Scrap and I have added some into this months Give Away  ... so click the link to add your name for the chance to win.

It can be cut up to be placed strategically on the design ...  and the pearls in the photo use just a very small amount from one piece.

But what happens if you can only buy pearls/gems,  in your part of the world,  that need to be stuck on by yourself.

And what happens if you can't get the swirly pattern to look good.

The simple answer is to buy a template.... and read about ...      Adding Gemstones

That way you will get a really even distribution of the pearls over your design, and it will look beautiful when you have finished.

This weekend has a Craft Show for us to visit. It takes place at the Event City in Manchester and guess who will be there with money in her hot little hand ready to buy some goodies..... yep ME !!!

I have my list already made out, and my pennies all saved,  and I will be prowling around with my "Film Crew" on  Saturday 9th Feb   ( Sorry "Film Crew" just changed it to Friday 8th February)

So if you are there  look for the man with the "Card Making Magic Film Crew"  hat on and please say Hello... It will be lovely to meet you and .. I may have some goodies for you if you do.

Don't forget to visit MY SHOP .... the link is at the top left of the page.

Hugs xx


  1. Have fun on Saturday Christina, Another gorgeous card too, my fave colours. xxx

  2. Another beautiful card, Christina! Have fun at the craft show.

  3. Another beautiful card - in my favourite colour! Enjoy Saturday and don't spend too much. Ha ha ha! Christine x

  4. Gorgeous card Christina. Have fun at the show - Manchester is a bit too far for me to get to unfortunately. Pat x

  5. I always looks forward to seeing your beautiful cards, and I love the bling too! Enjoy your day with your film crew, can't wait to see what you bring home ;)

  6. These templates are great Christina and so versatile for making your own colour-way
    Hope the Film Crew and you have a good time at the show xXx

  7. I really should get something like this....not very good with getting them straight....how fun this weekend...hopefully we'll see what your up too...

  8. What a gorgeous card, Christina!! I love the beautiful colors and the amazing design!! It's absolutely fabulous!! Have a great time at the craft show!! What fun!! I hope you find lots and lots of new goodies!! Have a wonderful day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Beautiful card Christina! I love lavender and this is so elegant! Have a great time at the Craft Show! Wish I could float across the seas to meet you! Hugs Lori

  10. Stunning card, I love your choice of colours and bling. I have the templates hanging on the side of my shelving, must try using them again. xx Flora

  11. Hi Christina love the card and the template looked a good idea but not been able to find where to buy it .
    have a good day wish i was going.

  12. Beautiful.
    Done good. Just the right amount of bling to make it stand out.

  13. Christine, I live in the US and recently found your wonderful site. I love your tuitorials and love your voice. It is so soft and refreshing. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing with us. Your cards always are beautiful. Thank you for giving the measurements in inches also as that makes it so much easier.

  14. Love love love your watermark!!!!! It is beautiful and is perfect with your stlye of cards. Lucky you heading off to another craft show... I may have to move to England..lol Have a terrific time and I can't wait to see what you buy... Brilliant card, wow it is so gorgeous in so many ways I wouldn't know where to start. Love the template idea for the Gemstones! hugs

  15. Have a great time in sunny Manchester! Wish I was going along to the show myself but its a bit far from France! Love the card as always! xx

  16. GORGEOUS card Christina!!! I love it...your cards always wow me right down to the last detail!
    Have a great time at the craft show:)
    Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

  17. I love this card Christina is it demonstrated anywhere on your site? I was at the show on Friday wish I had waited to Saturday I'd have loved to have met you and your film crew. Maybe next time x


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