Wednesday, 5 June 2013

I've dug out some Wee gems

We're half way through the Kept Sage challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and I've made a little card using something that I've 'kept safe' since 2005.  They are the little gems in the top left corner of my card, from some hair accessories that I wore on my wedding day.  They came in a set of 6 from Claire's Accessories and you twist the wire spirals into your hair so that only the gems show and sparkle through.  I've kept them in a little tin, meaning to use them for something.  And now finally I have.

I snipped off the wires as they were a bit grubby, and then glued the stone settings onto my card using some Glossy Accents.  They stand quite proud from the card, but then so do the roses and the image is raised on foam pads so really they don't stick out more than anything else.

I think it kind of looks like the girlie in the image is looking up towards them.

Here is what they looked like before:

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Happy crafting.


Sarah said...

Brilliant bit of recycling Annette and a lovely addition to the already fab card. I'm not great on the constellations but she could well be looking upwards to whichever one is three in a row!! :0) x

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Annette, love your little gems they sparkle so beautifully.Beautiful image and colouring and love the snow and ribbon..gorgeous card.


Mojca said...

Waw the gems really look wonderful on your card Annette. So pretty. Hugs! MOjca

Anonymous said...

Totally Gorgeous Annette! I have some of these type of hair spirals somewhere will have to hunt them out! your card is so pretty with them,
hugs me x

Christine L said...

Another little beauty for your Christmas card stock!!

Christine x

Candy C said...

Netty...your card is so cute. I love the image and how you've colored her. I really like the little sparkles on her white fur pieces. So cute! The card is such a cute design and love the colors! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card:) Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House x
Hugs Nikki x

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Dorte said...

Brilliant bit of recycling Annette, lovely card with a sweet image,
hugs Dorte

nnalorac said...

Pretty Pretty Annette, so love your wee gems and your card is just gorgeous. Love the sweet image, fab oolouring and pretty design. Have made one Christmas card, looks like it will be a mad rush as usual. Carolxx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the gems. fab idea.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts this week. Tracy x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Annette!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House challenge.
Tracey x

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