Sunday, 10 January 2010

Garnet: the birthstone of January

The Daring Cardmakers are back after the Christmas break with a new challenge and some new ideas, here is what they are daring us to do this week:

"We thought it would be fun to have series of linked challenges that run throughout the whole of 2010. We're going to use the first Dare of each month to make cards featuring the birthstone for that month. How you decide to use the birthstone is up to you, it may be a card for someone who has a birthday during that month, it may simply be an any occasion card using the colour of the birthstone - anything goes, really as long as somehow the birthstone is hinted at.
The birthstone for the month of January is the GARNET"

Paper: K&Co Madeleine (yes I still have some of this paper)
Vintage picture from Red collage sheet - Last Door Down the Hall
Tag - Digital element from Scrapbookgraphics Melissa Mini-kit
Sketch No 17 - Kathy Black at Kathy's Waffle Sketch File


  1. thats really lovely janice :)

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous card Janice x

  3. that is so, so beautiful and uses one of my favourite paintings. Thanks for going Garnet with DCM:)

  4. Lovely Janice, those flowers really finish the card off xx

  5. She is very glamourous Janice love the colour and the three roses in the corner. :)

  6. I love this, Janice, what gloriously rich colours and I love the flowers (of course)
    Thanks too for using the sketch - I must get back to uploading some new ones!

  7. What a fab card Janice.
    I love the image and the paper roses look great.
    I really much have another go making those again, my first attempt was useless!

    Thanks for joining us at the Daring Cardmakers this week.


  8. That is really lovely; I'd say you rose to this challenge and raised the bar considerably!

  9. A fabulous card Janice - love the flowers too! I've been practicing making some but they're not that good at the moment. Thanks for joining us at DCM.

    Love Lynda xxx


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