Friday, December 03, 2010

Turquoise is December's Birthstone

Thank you to everyone who went Spotty and Stripy for Christmas during this last week - it was such fun seeing all those fabulous cards - spots and stripes have got to be one of our favourite design elements!

"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whate'er you do."


We'd like you to use this gorgeous stone to inspire you this week,
you can make any sort of card you like and we're sure you will be creating wonderful things!
This week sees the very last of our monthly birthstone dares - we started this series way back with the very first challenge of January and here we are in December with this month's birthstone, the Turquoise.
To celebrate the end of the series we have a wonderful prize to give away to one lucky winner:
This fabulous set of flourishes and stones is generously given by  Australian company 
Flourish With A Bling!
At the moment their gorgeous goodies are available via their website but they are looking for stockists in other parts of the world so if you like what you see and, pass on their info to your favourite craft shop and keep your fingers crossed! Meanwhile of course, you can order direct from their website
As always our prizes are given at random - as long as you do these three things you'll be in with a chance of being the winner and receiving these goodies through the post direct from our fabby sponsor.

1.  Make a card inspred by the December Birthstone, Turquoise
2. Add links on your blog to Flourish with a Bling! and the Daring Cardmakers
3. Enter your project for no more than 5 challenges, including this one

There's lots of information on the internet about the Turquoise, about it's history, myths, the powers attributed to it and where the stones are most commonly found. You may find some inspiration for your cards by visiting HERE.
We hope you enjoy using the turquoise this week and look forward to seeing your creations - don't forget to come back and leave a link telling us where we can see your cards.
Here's what the team have been making this week -
Saskia


Nat

Lynda
Rein   

Jo


Asia


50 comments :

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Wow, great cards! Thank you for the challenge.
Turquoise is one of my favorite colors.
You're welcome to look at my card :-)
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Being first to comment must have puzzled me... lol
Here's the link to my card:
http://modernadesignsart.blogspot.com/2010/11/thank-you-card.html
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Lynn said...

Thanks for a wonderful challenge :)
It's been a while since I have visited.
Here is the link to my card :)
http://lynnsdesignercreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/touch-of-sweet-pea-elegance.html

huggs
Lynn xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

papercraftbliss said...

Fab challenge. I had fun with it.
Here's my card:

http://papercraftbliss.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/turquoise-oriental/

Lisa x

Patricia Garcia said...

Here's my card, great inspiration from the DT!

http://patriciagrc98.blogspot.com/2010/12/tis-season.html

Hugs,
Patricia

Merethe said...

Lovely cards you make.

HERE is my card.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful DT cards
Here's mine

Val said...

Wow - fab DT cads.
Here is my card.

http://valscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/tea-or-coffee-anyone.html

Hugs
Valxx

scotspanda said...

fabulous theme this week, and gorgeous dt cards

my card is here

hugs

Amanda xx

Jennifer said...

Great Challenge!

Here's Mine

Shelley said...

Happy to have found your blog. Here's my entry:
http://wildfrogcreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/north-pole-company.html

Pankti said...

Great cards. My entry for the challenge is

http://paintdlove.blogspot.com/2010/12/dreams-come-true.html

Thanks,
Pankti

tiggertastic said...

my entry is here thanks for looking

Sarah-Louise xx

RefRacBe said...

Here is my entry

http://refracbe.blogspot.com/2010/12/elegant-birthday-card-in-turquoise-and.html

Rachel

Vixykins said...

Great challenge, my birthstone too :) Here's Mine

Linda said...

Fabulous turquoise cards by the DT...thank you for all the inspiration and ideas!!

Here’s my card.

Nikki said...

Beautiful Cards your DT has created
Love working with this color :)
Here's Mine
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

kath said...

beautiful cards from the team HERE
is mine

hugs kath xxx

Glennis said...

One of my favourite colours - here is my entry

Emma and Susan said...

Thanks for a great challenge this is my birthstone, I love turquoise! Here is my card.
Love Susan
xxx

janita mantel said...

This is my first time, i like turquoise. janitamantel.blogspot.com
i don,t know how it works,, but i try

gila said...

Hier ist meine karte
Mein Link
lg gila

Shirl said...

Hi girls, wahoo today is my birthday and here is my card.
Hugs Shirl C x x

Linda W said...

Hi thanks for great inspiration, here is my Card

Peri said...

Great challenge - turqoise is one of my favourite colours!

Here's my card

Hugs
Peri

Stampin'Piper said...

This is my birthstone ;) Wonderful DT Cards! Here is my card.

TFL! Hugs Tanja

MaxineD said...

Here is my card using turquoise ink :-)
http://kiwimeskreations.blogspot.com/2010/12/dragonfly-birthday-again.html

All the best
Maxine

Lovely Linda said...

Hi ladies - fabulous challenge and DT cards! Here is the link to my card:

http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/2010/12/loc-casing-nina.html

Thanks for having me! {{{hugs}}}

Zuzana Obert said...

Very nice challenge! I like it a lot. Here is my entry:

www.zuzanaobert.blogspot.com

Love,
Zuzana x x

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous cards!! Thanks for the fun!! Here's my card! TFL!

Ribbon Girl said...

Great DT cards - I enjoyed making this card - here is the link:
http://playingwithribbon.blogspot.com/2010/12/turquoise-challenge.html
Mary xx

Emma H said...

Here's my card, thanks:
http://paperaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-is-coming.html

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a great challenge. I love this color! Here's a link to my card...

http://renlymatsworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/one-martini-two-martini.html

JanR said...

Lovely cards. Here is mine.

Julye said...

Turquoise is my mum's birthstone and both one of mine and my son's fav colours. Here's my card, thanks for a fab challenge.

pinky said...

I love this colour, great inspiration ladies. You can see my card here
Pinky

Melly said...

Fab lil Challenge!
This is my little card HERE!
Hugs Melly xxx

Susie Little said...

Hi Ladies,

Here is my TEMPTING TRIO

Susie xx

artyventure said...

Here's my entry: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/turquoise-xmas-card-without-xmas-stamps/ Thanks for looking!

shakyteach said...

Love this challenge. Here's my card:

http://ohmystuff-shakyteach.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-card-7.html

Andrea said...

Beautiful DT-cards.
Here is my card
xAndrea

brenda said...

Fabulous inspiration girls, mine is here

B x

Zuzana Obert said...

Hi, I am not sure if my previous link was working, so here is my entry again :)

http://www.zuzanaobert.blogspot.com/

Zuzana x x

Daisychain said...

Great DT projects. My card is here

http://daisychain-daisychain.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-cats.html

Hazel said...

Super DT crafting. My card is here x

Ginger Claire said...

I've loved the birthstone challenges and this one is no exception, here's my card - http://gingerpiedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/whirlwind-weekend.html

Anne H. said...

Great challenge and wonderful samples from the DT!
HERE is my card.
Anne

Meretekj said...

Here is my card:

http://meretekj.blogspot.com/2010/12/gledelig-jul_3731.html

Tammylee said...

Here is my card!

http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/12/crafty-sentiments-anything-goes.html