Friday, August 06, 2010

August Birthstone; Peridot

Thank you all for joining in with Nat's very first challenge, what a fabulous array of cards we were treated to! We hope you'll enjoy this week's dare, which is the next in our series of birthstone themed challenges.
Before that though, we'd like to take a minute to say that Ania, our July Guest Designer all the way from Poland is going to stay with us for August too - we're so pleased she's agreed to play along for another month as her cards and other projects are such an inspiration.
Our Summer Special treat is that we also have a second talented guest designer to help inspire you:
We're delighted to welcome Julia to the team this month. Followers of the very popular "What's On Your Work-desk Wednesday" fun of sharing photos of our workspaces will already know Julia, as WOYWW was her brainchild!
We wanted her here on the DCM because she makes such wonderful things and we knew she would inspire you to get crafty!
Please take some time to visit the blogs of both of our August GDs - we promise you won't be disappointed.

So, down to the business of this week's challenge.
The August birthstone is the
The colour of the peridot can range from lime, yellowish green, olive green to medium dark green.
As well as being the birthstone for August, Peridots are also the gemstone for the 16th Wedding anniversary
The Peridot is the National gem of Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians called the Peridot “the gem of the sun”.
They are associated with love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty, and also with fame, dignity, and protection
We'd like you to make a card using this lovely gemstone as your starting point. You could use the history, myths and qualities of the stone as your inspiration, and/or use the beautiful yellow-green colour in your creations.
Whatever you do, we'd love to see what you make, so please come back and leave a link so we can visit.
Here's what the Design Team have been making this week





Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Gorgeouss work Dt :)
here is my card ;)
hugs Ria

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - lots of inspirations.
Here is my card

pinky said...

Gorgeous work. You can see my card here

Unknown said...

Fabulous work everyone ... just had to pop in and wave to Julia ... now I think I may have a go at the challenge :0)

carol said...

Great challenge, love the colour combo....heres my link

Lynn said...

Challenging challenge! Here's my card

Kathleen said...

you can see my entry to this challenge here

Kathleen Mc

Chris said...

I am August baby and am partial to Peridots, I stuck one on the flower on my banner. Here's my card

Jeannie said...

My first time here. Here is my card

Kruemel said...

Those peridot creations the DT made are georgeous!

Here´s my card.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Sharon said...

What fab inspiring cards.
My effort is here
Big hugs Sharon x

jakey said...

gorgeous greeness going on here!

here's mine - put your shades on lol ;-)


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous cards.

Here is my card

Nicola said...

Hi, here is my card for your challenge.


Chrissie said...

Great colour choice and fabby examples!
My card is here

Ginger Claire said...

Another tough one, but fabulous DT inspiration to get me there:
Thanks xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great challenge - Here’s my entry

lisbeth said...

Great challenge. Here is my card

Caro said...

Great challenge and gorgeous DT work. You can see mine here

patty said...

Peridot, I have one, therefore I know it, hihi
here is my card:
best wishes to you! Patty

TinaB said...

Great cards xx

Mine is Here

Kath Stewart said...

lots of gemstone loveliness from the team and waving frantically at Julia...HERE is mine...hugs kath xxx

Peri said...

Mmmm, one of my favourite stones, obviously! Here's my card.
Peri x

Kate said...

I've found a splat of purest green here!

** Kate **

Cor* said...

This was a tricky one! Great inspiration.

sparklygirl-Tina said...


Great challenge
here is a link to my entry.


JoZart Designs said...

I really enjoyed taking part and also to seeing all the other great cards...made it but just forgot to add my comment and link... Oooer!
Look forward to future challenges.
See my Peridot card here on 8th Aug post

Steph said...

Gorgeous makes!

Here's mine!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fabulous work, everyone! Thanks for a fun challenge!

Here is my project

Thanks for looking!

Mel said...

Stunning work from the DT as usual!
Here's my creation
Hugs Melly xxx

Maria said...

Great challenge and wonderful DT samples. "Here's my card. Hugs, Maria

Dianne said...

Wonderful challenge and fabulous DT samples.

Here is my card

Scrappy said...

This was a fun challenge! :)

Here is my card:

Kleeblatt said...

Thanks for the challenge! Love all the DT-cards. Here is my card
Hugs Monika

A Bit of Country said...

Beautiful DT cards Here is my link Thanks for the challenge

Tracy said...

Lovely challenge and cards from the DT, TFS

Heres my effort.

downrightcrafty said...

Great Challenge and lovely DT inspiration

here is my creation

Kate xx

Tara said...

WOW! Gorgeous creations and such a lovely colour to work with! My entry is HERE.
Thanks for looking ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous DT cards. I have added my card to my blog.

PetraB said...

Wonderful challenge, love the colours of the peridot. Thanks for all the amazing inspiration from the DT. Here is my card.

Mel said...

hope its ok, i have another wee entry?
Here it is
Hugs melly xxx

Ash said...

I loved the inspiration that I totally indulged in it..... Thanks.... My Card

Hazel said...

Scraping in at the last minute yet again. As it's my birthstone it would have been rude to have ignored the challenge so I've used Kathy's July sketch - you'll find the card here x