Friday, September 26, 2014

52CCT - September Embellishment Challenge "Diamonds & Pearls"

Hello friends - happy weekend to you!
Since it is the last month of September we have a embellishment challenge
for you over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT)!

I must admit...this one threw me a bit out of my comfort zone.
I just kept thinking that I needed to make something really elegant
and that is not my usual style.  I stewed and fretted off and on all week 
but my MOJO just wasn't there.  Finally I decided to dig
through my stash to see if something might inspire me.
First I found lots of different stars and then 
I found these great rhinestone (diamonds) swirls. 
Suddenly an idea began to form in my poor befuddled brain.

Here's what I came up with finally - take a look:

So that wasn't so bad...I made it way harder than I needed to.
I think I was just under too much stress from work this week
to even try to think creatively.  In any event, I'll just bet
that you already have some fabulous ideas for a 
Christmas card using diamonds and pearls.

My lovely 52CCT teammates have made some really 
gorgeous cards to share with you. Please go visit them and say "hi".
I hope you will decide to join us this week. I can't wait to see what you make!

Til next time...hugs and merry crafting! D


  1. I think your stars with diamonds and pearls is so elegant! I do like all the sparkle.
    BTW - loved last week's card too!

  2. What a lovely card, Danielle! LOVE the pearly swirls. Perfect for the challenge! Have a lovely weekend.
    hugs, Asha

  3. ooooh this is lovely - so many sparkles! - Jacqueline xx

  4. Un très élégant assemblage de brillant et de couleurs, le noir lui donne du chic et les volutes de pierres lui donnent de la

  5. I love the flourish with the stars! It's fantastic! The classic white, red, black and gold color combo you chose is always a winner.
    I hear you, though - sometimes I overthink challenges and struggle with them, too. (Hugs) and hopes that this week is going more smoothly for you.

  6. Wow Danielle, that is a stunning card, so sparkly and the swirl with the stars is a perfect partnership! You absolutely nailed the diamonds and pearls challenge! Very classy card and I love the colour combo too!
    {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

  7. Those beautiful stars are just wonderful Danielle, and the sparkly swirls are perfect! Great job! Hugs, Gill xx


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