Monday, August 31, 2015

Blog Hop--Find the Hidden Treasure

The Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog design team is excited to bring you our "Find The Hidden Treasure" Blog Hop! We're being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs! Come hop with us for a chance to win 2 single Pink Gem Designs images!

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.

Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in  clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps
and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

There are three gems hidden somewhere on our blogs. As you hop, look on each design team member's blog to find a hidden gem and be sure to leave some love while you're there! Once you have found all three gems, email the locations where you found the gems (blog names and blog links) to All the correct guesses will be entered into the drawing for the Pink Gems Designs images!

All of the LTSCB designers are using gemstones on our inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up a project using gemstones for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! **Be sure to use the same email address to email the three blog names and URLs that you used to link up your project so we can make sure you're given two entries into the drawing!**

I'm a total shoe lover, so as soon as I saw this gorgeous image from Pink Gem I knew I had to use it for this hop.  It is called (fittingly): "New Shoes"; and here is the card I made with her:
Isn't she gorgeous!!??  Her dress just screamed paper piecing to me, so I went with it.  Then I pieced the bag with some silver paper to give it a high end shop look.  And just for fun, I pieced her green shoes, too, to match with her dress.This card is a bit fancier than I usually make, but I love how it turned out.  For my gems, I used pearls, rhinestones and I made my own stick pins with Swarovski crystals, rose quartz and white quartz beads.  Thanks for stopping by.
Here are your blog hop stops:

We hope you are enjoying the hop and if you get lost along the way - or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun - head over to the Love To Scrap!Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

Crafty Gals #34--lots of layers
Inky Impressions #273--decoupage your image (I'm not sure exactly what decoupage is, but I do have several different layers of my image with all the paper piecing--if it doesn't count, I'm so sorry)
Word Art Wednesday #198--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Tuesday Throwdown #259--just because
Creative Fingers #90--anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge --cute & girly
Jo's Scrap Shack #103--anything goes
PTI SAF 2015: Pins & Needles Challenge--I made two stick pins

Stamps: Pink Gem Designs "New Shoes" digi; Skipping Stones Designs "Sassy Shoes" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics-rectangles"; MFT "Formal Flourish" and flower die; Verve "Flag It" sentiment banner


Aunty Sue said...

great image and love paper piecing

Ann Chuang said...

Lovely card and great colouring!

Ann Chuang said...

Lovely card and great colouring!

Erika Horvathova said...

Such an elegant card

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the patterns and colors.

Mary Marin said...

Beautiful card

Gail said...

Oooh, I love this image. I have a sister who can't avoid shoe shopping almost every weekend! This card is so cute and I love your coloring! Hugs, Gail

Rae Ann said...

Love the jewel tones in the flowers and paper. Love the shiny shopping bag too!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Lots of Layers challenge.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! The fussy cutting and papers are wonderful. Really like the design too.

Leslie said...

OMG, is she sassy or what?! Love, love, love this image (as if you couldn't tell) and the sketch is fabulous! Paper piecing is so much fun!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Natalie said...

Sweet!! Love your card and the design! Great image, love the paper piecing! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie - DT

stempelfrida said...

This is such a nice card! First of all I like the image and you picked great colours to go along. The nice details like the pearls in the hair and the shiny bag are awesome! Thank you for joining Tuesday Throwdown! Come play with us again soon, please! Creative regards from stempelfrida

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I like how you have paired up colors. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a cool card!! I love the colors and the sketch layout!! Thank you for sharing your Art with ust at Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 198!! Ginny DT WAW

Lillian A said...

Cute image and love your array of flowers and flourishes on this card design.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "girly” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Tammy Cochrane said...

Love the papers and paper piecing ;). The diecuts and flowers add the perfect touch.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Darling card! Beautiful patterned paper and flowers! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

Bad Kitty said...


Annette Reed said...

This is gorgeous! The paper piercing is a great idea and i love those flowers and swirls.