Sunday, 4 April 2010

A Girl's Best Friend

This week on Daring Card Makers it's the beginning of a new month and therefore it's time for a new birthstone to inspire our card making. 
The birthstone for April is the
"How you decide to use the birthstone is up to you, it may be a card for someone who has a birthday during this month, featuring "diamonds. or it may be a card that refers to the meaning or mythology surrounding the stone - anything goes, really as long as somehow the birthstone is hinted at."

I thought that 'hinting' was quite a good idea and, of course, diamonds must mean Marilyn Monroe and Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!

I've had these papers for a very long time, they are from the Meg Collection from Making  Memories, the font for the sentiment is, of course, Hollywood.  The 'diamonds' and 'sapphires' are from a vintage brooch which has been kicking around in my junk box for  two or three years.  I also tried out a sketch from Fiskarettes which is part of a competition, but you have to make an original project so I can't submit this one.


  1. What a fabulous take on the dare. Thanks for being a real diamond with DCM this week :)

  2. Love your brooch embellie and this is a great take on the dare. It's the phrase that came immediately to mind for me but I couldn't get past "girly" then and you know how much that fits my style!

  3. thats really lovely janice :)

  4. Fabulous card, great choice of image and the colours and brooch are gorgeous
    hugs Mandy xx

  5. Fantabulous card Janice. I can see you had to raid one of your numerous treasure chests for the jewels. Lovely touch.

    Well thought of too. :)

  6. Love your MM card, it's brilliant!

  7. What a wonderful card for the Diamond challenge. Love it!

    Wendy -x-

  8. Great card Janice, I love the way you've put this one together

  9. LOL, that card is soooo fun! Love it! :oD


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