Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Christmas Gem...

Good morning everyone...

This is my second post as a Guest Designer at A Gem Of A Challenge

I have loved being a temporary member of this very talented team - a big thank you to Christine and the team for having me.

A new challenge starts today at A Gem Of A Challenge
Favourite Christmas Carol

For my card I have chosen the beautiful Baby Jesus digi stamp

I am just keeping my favourite song up my sleeve for the moment though!
I decided this super cute image was perfect for a little Christmas shaker card.

I have used Copics and some Gold Stickles to colour the image and added some gold die cut stars and beads as the shaky bit.

(There are oodles of very straightforward tutorials on Pinterest for making shaker cards if you want to have a go.  However, a little tip I have discovered is to use a cotton bud to rub a bit of  powder on the inner edge of your foam tape - this removes the sticky and stops the shaky bits sticking to the tape - simples)!

I used a piece of paper from Lili of the Valley's Heartfelt collection to make the die cut frame.

and here we are, Baby Jesus and here is a link to my favourite Christmas song 
Mary's Boy Child  -  The Harry Belafonte version. 

This song reminds me so much of my very early childhood, This was one of the first Christmas songs I learnt to sing - I feel quite emotional now remembering that as I can as clear as day see and hear my beloved Dad, Mum, Aunt and Uncle (all sadly no longer with us) in a family Christmas Day sing a long session.  Happy days! - the youngster's today would think we were mad!
Baby Jesus Digi Stamp by Pink Gem Designs
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Gold Stickles by Ranger
Paper from Lili of the Valley's Heartfelt collection
Acetate Sheet and Gold Glitter Card from my stash
Die namics Sun Moon and Stars Die Set
Gold Seed Beads from my trinket box
Woodware 3mm Double Sided Foam Tape
Peace Sentiment from a Many Greetings Stamp Set by Personal Impressions
available from Funky Kits
Archival Ink Pad
Inks Used
Skin R00, R11, E50, E51
Swaddling Clothes E07, E09, E19
Halo Gold Stickles by Ranger
Manger E33, E35, E44, E59
Straw YR21, YR23
Ground W0, W1, W3
Background E50, E51 and Blender Pen 
Pocsa Gold Pen for dotty detail

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to  
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to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


  1. Such a gorgeous card and this adorable image looks spot on.

    Will have this song in my head for the day now xx

  2. I love that song and love your sweet shaker card too, great colouring. Fabulous x

  3. Hi Sue - this Shaker is so lovely - everything about it is spot on. Love the gold stars and sweet image. Lovely to join you as GDT at A Gem of Challenge - Michelle x

  4. You've got me singing along Sue :D
    Your card is fabulous and the image is coloured beautifully. Love the glittery highlights.
    Katrina xx

  5. I'm singing it now too Sue!! Lovely song and a fab card. I love your colouring, especially the wood effect,
    Have a lovely weekend

  6. Gorgeous shaker card Sue, I like the sweet image and the design
    Kevin xx

  7. Hi Sue thank you so much for your gorgeous PG GDT creations this lil guy looks cozy in his crib..gorgeous colouring fab shaker card..

    smiles Christine ..see you xx

  8. You do shaker cards so beautifully Sue...and this is no pretty and sparkly :-) I absolutely love the cute music paper frame with those fabulous glitter stars.
    Your colouring is wonderful too...awesome job on the wood texture for the crib!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  9. Oh my Sue this is adorable. Your colouring is always just perfect. Thanks for the great tip too, will try that. Gosh I find myself humming your song now....xo

  10. Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous shaker card! Your colouring looks wonderful!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  11. Hi Sue
    This is so cute fabulous image ... Love those stars...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Enjoy your weekend x

  12. Hi Sue.... well this is such a gorgeous shaker card.... I love the little gold beads you've used inside the fabulous frame... and thank you for that tip re the cotton bud with powder... so clever! You really do inspire me - and I must start using the frame dies I have sitting there looking at me! Loving the gold stars too - perfect to set off the lovely image. And well done you on getting a pic without a reflection - so difficult to do!!

    Talk soon
    Big hugs
    Christine x

  13. this is a very sweet image and your shaker card looks wonderful. Thanks for the tip too regarding the sticky foam edge.

  14. A gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image and pretty shaker design.

    Donna x

  15. Gorgeous shaker card, love the image and fab design x

  16. Gorgeous shaker card love the frame and sparkly stars -great tip about the talcum powder too
    Carol x


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