Friday, November 05, 2010

Topaz, the November Birthstone

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who shared their Halloween inspired creations with us over the last week - it was definitely a Treat to see them all!

As you know, October was our Anniversary month and the DCM is officially four years old - so what better way to celebrate the start of our FIFTH year of challenges and inspiration (we hope!) than to introduce a new member of the Design Team. If you've been following the blog over the last few weeks you'll have met her already because we're delighted to announce that our recent Guest Designer
is moving seamlessly from Guest Designer to full time DT member - and we're absolutely thrilled to have her aboard.

We're also delighted to introduce our brand new Guest Designer, who will be with us for the rest of the year. Please welcome the very talented
we're sure you'll enjoy seeing her lovely cards on here over the next few weeks. You can see the first of those she'll be making for us just below.

Now to this week's challenge

All this year we've been using the monthly birthstones as our inspiration
for the first challenge of the month.

The birthstone for November is the
TOPAZ
Found in places such as Brazil, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, the Topaz comes in a variety of colours. Probably the most widely known are light blue and tawny-yellow but there are several other colours of topaz too. It's associated with constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

The team have used the colours and the meanings of the stone to make their cards this week and we hope you will be joining in and sharing yours too.

Please come and leave a link so that we can see your Topaz creations


Saskia
Samm


Rein


Kathy



Nat

Asia


Lynda

44 comments :

stampingwithbrenda.com said...

Beautiful work! Here's my card!

stampingwithbrenda.com said...

oops!

Here's the link...

http://www.stampingwithbrenda.com/2010/11/with-all-my-heart-teams-with-flight-of.html

Kathleen said...

can't see Mr Linky - so here's my entry to this challenge.

Kathleen Mc xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

What a great variety of DT cards. Love these Birthstone challenges. Here is my card

Payne Holler Cards said...

here's my card (-:
http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com/2010/11/love-changing-colors-of-trees.html

Chrissie said...

Fabulous DT work!
Here’s my card

*Vicki* said...

Stunning creations everyone!! Thanks for the challenge! HERE MY CARD!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

here's a link to my card

http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/nonsense-card.html

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

My card

Happy weekend! :)

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Hopefully you will accept my card - I did find pink topaz and have incorporated pink gems. My card is here

Hugs Ali x

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful DT cards!
I went for the blue topaz look!
Here's mine

glitzygirl said...

Great Dt work,great challenge, here is my take: Blessings Hilde
http://happyglitzygirl.blogspot.com/2010/11/challenges-alphabet-challenge-daring.html

Enchanted Papercrafts said...

Lovely cards hope you like mine, its blue and yellow and for a birthday in November
http://enchantedpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love the DT work!! Beautiful!

Here's mine: http://bonibleauxdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/winners-list-is-up.html

Kristine Reynolds said...

Fun challenge. My birthday is this month and I used blue and gold topaz inspiration for my card:
http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-many-shoes.html

Cor* said...

Great inspiration. So many diff interpretations of Topaz.....i hope I got it right!

check this

Laura said...

Nice challenge! Here's my entry

Hugs,
Laura

uksharon said...

Here's my entry

http://uksharon-colouringforpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/11/kai.html

Best wishes, Sharon

Caro said...

Great challenge...can you spot my topaz's here ?

raindropecho said...

Great challenge! I went with the blue type of topaz :) Here's my card

- Ann

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Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I found out so much information about Topaz! I stuck with blue which was my first instinct but loved learning the colors it is found in!Here is my card. :-) Amy

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous samples and a fun challenge! I stayed with mostly warm tones for the TOPAZ!

http://gbedwright.blogspot.com/2010/11/flourishes-timeless-tuesday.html

uksharon said...

Heres the link to my card.

http://uksharon-colouringforpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/11/prince-edward-island.html

Many thanks

TinaB said...

Hi xx

My card is Here

Hugs Tina xx

rozzy said...

Stunning DT cards. I love the variety.

Here's mine

Thanks for looking
hugs rozzy xx

craftybunny said...

Fabulous DT creations.
Here's mine.
TFL
Lisa x

brenda said...

Lovely there and inspiration. My card is here

B x

uksharon said...

Heres the link to my card.

http://uksharon-colouringforpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/11/mum.html

Many thanks

Josephine said...

Gorgeous inspiration!

Here's mine.

Julie Temple said...

LOVE the DT cards....gorgeous! Here is my link :

http://julietemple.blogspot.com/2010/11/blue-christmas.html

Cheryl said...

Beautiful inspiration pieces! Great challenge

My entry is here.

Denise Clark said...

Here's my card

Margo said...

My creation is here:
http://myscrappyspot.blogspot.com/2010/11/dancing-in-rain.html

Katie said...

Great challenge using MY birthday stone! LOL
Here's my project

Devlin said...

Love the challenge and gorgeous DT-projects.
Here's my card.

Alessandra said...

HI! Very nice your cards!

DesigNeAl said...

Here's my card, thanks!
http://designeal.blogspot.com/2010/11/friendship-card.html

sgc said...

Here's the link to my card:

http://sandyescreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/oldie-but-goodie-day-at-bugaboo_11.html

AshKuku said...

Hello,

I loved those beautiful colors.....
HERE IS MY CARD

Happy Celebrations!!!

Ash....
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Linda said...

What fabulous cards by the DT...thank you for the inspiration!!

Here’s my card.

Hazel said...

It's been a while since I've taken part - was determined to do this week's, but once again I'm at the last minute - my card is here - enjoyed getting out the alcohol inks again for this x

AJ said...

Great Collection; here is mine:


http://reverberationsbyaj.blogspot.com/2010/11/all-zipped-up-in-fall.html