Saturday, 5 February 2011

Challenge 14 and Blog Hop.....

Morning Everyone,
Wow we are so happy that so many of you joined in with our last challenge,all of your cards were beautiful and the rest of the team didn't envy Debby having to pick her Top 3 from all the gorgeous entries...So the winner of Challenge 13 and the Top 3 picked by Debby in no particular order are......

81 - Merv


Please e-mail me (Mandy ) at agemofachallenge@btinternet.com to claim your badge...

And the winner picked from all eligible enteries by Random Org.........is

No 57 ............ Chris Olsen


Please e-mail Janet at pinkgemdesigns@googlemail.com  to claim your prize...

Congratulations to you all,Please make sure to checkout their wonderful cards.....




To celebrate A Gem Of A Challenge's First Birthday we are running a Birthday Blog Hop along side this fortnights challenge. 
You can enter the challenge, the blog hop or both! 
To enter our challenge follow the sketch by me (Mandy) below......and simply link up your creation as normal.......






 If you are up for some fun and the chance to win lots of prizes, we would love you to join in with our blog hop. 
The winner of the Blog Hop will get these fabulous Aquamarker pens from Letraset who have very kindly sponsored us.... 



 and in addition, there are 2 fabulous Pink Gem Designs Digi stamps OR 1 set of Digi papers of your choice up for grabs on each of the DT blogs. ....

There is the usual prize for the winner of the challenge.....


You will need to start at the challenge blog, and visit each DT blog in turn to collect a ' GEM' from each. After collecting your answers from each DT blog, simply return to the challenge blog and leave your answers in the comments section. Please be aware there will be duplicate 'GEMS' so make sure that you have 10 when you reach the end.... Comment moderation will be on so there will be no cheating!

Here is the order for the blog Hop...

Start................................A Gem of a Challenge
     1st stop............................Janet  ........................
     2nd stop...........................Mandy.........................
     3rd stop...........................Christine.......................
    4th stop...........................Debby.........................
     5th stop...........................Jackie.........................
      6th stop............................Jenny............................
    7th stop........................... Rebekah ......................
    8th stop............................ Sandra .........................
    9th stop............................ Katie ............................
   10th stop......................... Caroline ........................ 
Finish.........................     A Gem of a Challenge


Here are the rules for you to look through.......





Please link your project(link the post,not just your blog) with Inlinkz by 6.00pm GMT on 18th February 2011 when the blog hop will end as well...All winners will,be announced the next day..
Please leave us a comment just in case Inlinkz decides not to work,then we can find you....

Here are the rules for you to look through...  

 You must link to our challenge in your blog post.......You may combine your entry with other challenges,and you may enter as many times as you like,but with a different creation each time,but please only link new creations,don't back link to old posts as these won't be counted.

 You may enter the challenge using any image, 

If you don't have a blog but would like to enter please send an e-mail with your card attached to



Here are the brilliant cards from the DT for inspiration...........


JANET





MANDY





CHRISTINE



DEBBY






JENNY





REBEKAH




SANDRA




KATIE






CAROLINE




JACKIE


Happy Crafting and Blog hop....

and the Team x






48 comments:

Mandy said...

Hi Girls,
Gorgeous cards again,love them all...
Mandy x

Pink Gem Design Team said...

Wow beautiful cards girls......I am soooo lucky to have such a fab DT! xx

Lisa said...

Have just come across Pink Gem and as I have a birthday soon my wish list of presents has just grown...lol thanks for the blog hop :)

Netty said...

What great cards from everyone.

I've done the blog hop, marvelled at all the creations and collected the gems: Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal (my birthstone too), Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz and lastly Sapphire.

Thanks for all the effort you've put into this blog hop, girls. Annette xx

Lisa said...

Happy 1st Birthday! Gorgeous DT cards :-) I have just completed the blog hop and the hidden gems are:

Amethyst, Ruby x 3, Diamond x 2, Opal, Peridot, Topaz and Sapphire

Lisa x

Laila said...

All the cards are so perfect and lovely. The images are as always amazingingly coloured.
Hugs Laila

Laila said...

And here's my answers for the Blog Hop.
1. Amethyst
2.Ruby
3.Diamonds
4.Opal
5.Ruby
6.Ruby
7.Peridot
8.Diamond
9.Topaz
10.Sapphire

hugs Laila

D K Crafts said...

Hi Janet. Beautiful cards by the DT and loving the images used.
Gems are:- Amethyst - Janet
Ruby - Mandy
Diamonds - Christine
Opal - Debby
Ruby - Jackie
Ruby - Jenny
Peridot - Rebekah
Diamond - Sandra
Topaz - Katie
Sapphire - Caroline
Thanks for the fantastic blog hop, really enjoyed it and will be back later with entry for the challenge. Donna

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful Hop! Great dt work, Happy Birthday to the challenge blog. My answers:

Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz and Sapphire.

Lisa Jane said...

Hello Girls - what a fab hop and some fabulous card by all the DT..
here are my answers -
Janet - Amethyst
Mandy - Ruby
Christine - Diamonds
Debby- opals
Jackie - Ruby
Jenny - Ruby
Rebekah - Peridot
Sandra - Diamond
Katie- Topaz
Caroline - Sapphire

Congratulations on your Blogaversary.. great challenges and love to play along . Keep up the great work
Good luck to everyone
Lisa ;)

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

ow ((wow)) what lovely DT cards ladies..your an amazing team..lovely images and colours..and thank you Debby for picking my card in your top 3..i,m so pleased..
huggies
michelle xx

Trish said...

Love all the cards the inspiration is wonderful and I have found a lot of new blogs to follow. My answers are
1 Amethyst 2 Ruby 3 Diamonds 4 Opal 5 Ruby
6 Ruby 7 Peridot 8 Diamond 9 Topaz 10 Sapphire

TrishX
http://chloecards.blogspot.com/

Nannieflash said...

Your new stamps are stunning Janet and the girls have done a brilliant job of creating gorgeous cards with them. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Janet just done my collection of gems and they are 1 Amethyst,2 Diamonds, 1 Opal, 3 Ruby, 1 Peridot, 1 Topaz and 1 Sapphire. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Kelly M said...

Fab cards.I am going to go back and explore each blog in more detail. Fab design team.
My answers for the blog hop are
1.Amethyst
2.Ruby
3.Diamonds
4.Opal
5.Ruby
6.Ruby
7.Peridot
8.Diamond
9.Topaz (my birth stone)
10.Sapphire

Thanks for a fun blog hop
Kelly :)

Louise said...

Enjoyed looking at all the fab cards, some really great designs. Here's my Gems list - hope I'm doing this right: Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz, Sapphire. Thanks.

Molecraft said...

Great DT cards and what a fab blog hop, I really enjoyed it! My 10 gems I found are:
Amethyst
Ruby
Diamond
Opal
Ruby
Ruby
Peridot
Diamond
Topaz
Sapphire
Thanks for the chance to win and I shall be entering my card for the challenge tomorrow!
Helen x

Berni said...

Hi Ladies

Fab challenge this week and the blog hop is a great idea to celebrate your birthday!

Here are my gems:

Amethyst
Ruby
Diamonds
Opal
Ruby
Ruby
Peridot
Diamond
Topaz
Sapphire

Take care
Berni xx

Jo said...

I hope I am leaving this in the right place! All the DT cards are gorgeous and I enjoyed the blog hop, thank you :) My gems are Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz, Sapphire. Jo x

Lisa said...

Thanks for the hop it was fun, my answers are: 1.Amethyst, 2.Ruby, 3.Diamonds, 4.Opal, 5.Ruby, 6.Ruby, 7.Peridot, 8.Diamond, 9.Topaz, 10.Sapphire

Lollydolly said...

great cards DT and great sketch mandy love them

QC Kelsey said...

What a great blog hop! I really enjoyed everyone's posts.

1. Amethyst
2. Ruby
3. Diamond
4. Opal
5. Ruby
6. Ruby
7. Peridiot
8. Diamond
9. Topaz
10. Sapphire

Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

Email: QC Kelsey
Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

Melanie said...

Blog Hop Gems

1. Amethyst
2. Ruby
3. Diamonds
4. Opal
5. Ruby
6. Ruby
7. Peridot
8. Diamond
9. Topaz
10. Sapphire

I loved this "challenge" as I got to see great cards on the DT's blogs - not only the one for this challenge.

Laila said...

Hi dears,
Is there a problem with the comment posts ?? I posted twice yesterday, but can't see any of them ???
Hugs Laila

http://blog.lolapigen.dk

Nancy said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the sketch - just what I needed!

Craftdee said...

Thanks for a great blog hop, I "hop" this is where I leave my answers :-) They are, in order: Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz and Sapphire.
I'll be entering the card challenge too with that yummy sketch (just got to photograph and post my card, it's all done - SO unlike me to be organized!) Dee

Theresa said...

I hope I am entering the answers to the Gem Blog hop in the right place.
Stop 1 Janet-Amethyst
Stop 2 Mandy-Ruby
Stop 3 Christine-Diamonds
Stop 4 Debby-Opal
Stop 5 Jackie-Ruby
Stop 6 Jenny-Ruby
Stop 7 Rebeka-Peridot
Stop 8 Sandra-Diamond
Stop 9 Katie-Topaz
Stop 10 Caroline-Sapphire

Loved this, thanks so much for a chance to win, what an awesome idea!

Marsha said...

Fun blog hop.
Here are my answers:
Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz, Sapphire.

Heather said...

Loved the hop, such a talented bunch :)

Here are the gems I collected amethyst,ruby,ruby,diamonds,diamond,opal,opal,peridot,topaz,sapphire.

Hope it's right! Thanks

craftykitten said...

Great DT cards.
I do love a good blog hop, so that's where I'm off next. Will try to get a card done too.
Hugs
Dawn x

craftykitten said...

Well I really enjoyed that hop. These images are just so cute - I've just bought the Oh boy images and papers and the Cutie Pie images and papers - will blog some cards in the near future with the.
Anyway my answers are:
Janet - Ameythyst
Mandy - Ruby
Christine - Diamonds
Debby - Opal
Jackie - Ruby
Jenny - Ruby
Rebekah - Peridot
Sandra - Diamond
Katie - Topaz
Caroline - Sapphire.
Got my fingers and toes crossed.
Hugs
Dawn x

Gill McCall said...

what lovely DT cards. i enjoyed entering this challenge.

Céline said...

HI and Happy birthday!
thanks for a chance to win !!!
this is my collect :
janet : amethyst
mandy : ruby
christine : diamonds
debby : opal
jackie : ruby
jenny : ruby
rebekah : peridot
sandra : diamonds
katie : topaz
caroline : sapphire
hope all is ok
hugs
céline

Barb said...

You have a great DT and lovely blog! This is my first time entering the challenge and I'm sure I'll be back!

Jo said...

Really lovely DT cards. This my first entry into your challenge. Jo x

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Happy 1st Birthday!!!!

The gems I found are:
1. Amethyst
2. Ruby
3. Diamonds
4. Opal
5. Ruby
6. Ruby
7. Peridot
8. Diamonds
9. Topaz
10. Sapphire

Thank you all... you are great gems! ;o)

Jack said...

Well I hope I've got this right:
1) Janet's gem is AMETHYST
2) Mandy's gem is RUBY
3) Christine's gem is DIAMOND
4) Debby's gem is OPAL
5) Jackie's gem is RUBY
6) Jenny's gem is RUBY
7) Rebekah's gem is PERIDOT
8) Sandra's gem is DIAMOND
9) Katie's gem is TOPAZ
10) Caroline's gem is SAPPHIRE
Jack xx

Lollydolly said...

Hi not sure if I doing this in the right place but here goes
1 amethyst
2 ruby
3 diamonds
4 opal
5 ruby
6 ruby
7 peridot
8 diamond
9 topaz
10 sappire
Hope this is in the right place

Wendy(lollydollycrafts.blogspot.com)

pinky said...

Not sure if my last comment worked so here I am yet again. My internet is not great tonight:(
Amethyst, 3 x ruby, 2 x diamond, opal, peridot, topaz and sapphire.

Jennie said...

Great cards from the DT xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards and a great Blog Hop!

Here's the Gems: Amethyst, 3x Ruby,
2X Diamond, Opal, Peridot, Topaz and Sapphire!
Thanks and good luck to me;-))m

Jennie said...

Great Sketch Challenge!
And I think I have all the GEMS!

Amethyst
Ruby
Diamond
Opal
Ruby
Ruby
Peridot
Diamond
Topaz
Sapphire

Thanks for a great challenge xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

I don't do too many blog hops, but this one was fun....beautiful cards! Here is my list of gems: Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz, Sapphire.
Have a great day!
Joyce xx

Kat said...

Great blog hop. I've really enjoyed visiting all of the DT and seeing their gorgeous cards.

The gems are :- Amethyst, Ruby, Diamonds, Opal, Ruby, Ruby, Peridot, Diamond, Topaz and Sapphire.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kat x

poodlechops43 said...

Lovely cards by the DT x

Sherry Kushibab said...

Janet/Amethyst, Mandy/Ruby, Christine/Diamonds, Debby/Opal, Jackie/Ruby, Jenny/Ruby, Rebekah/Peridot, Sharon/Diamond, Katie/Topaz, Caroline/Sapphire.
Wow - what great cards.

Charlotte said...

I really enjoyed your blog hop, & seeing all the wonderful designs from your DT. I did stop by each site, and collected all the "gems" along the way. I tried to leave comments but was unsuccessful on quite a few, as I'm newly returned from spending the past 10 years as a missionary in Kenya & am quite computer-challenged & couldn't figure out how to enter comments on some of the sites. (I also couldn't link to you either, as I don't have a clue what an URL is). But, I did want you to know how wonderful all your designs are.

Cat Spicer said...

So happy I was able to play with the AWESOME sketch and check out the hop. A few of the linkies had already closed (my fault for saving the hop until the last minute); but I think I found all my gems. :o)
Amethyst from Janet
Ruby from Mandy
Diamond from Christine
Opal from Debby
Ruby from Jackie
Ruby from Jenny
Peridot from Rebekah
Diamond from Sandra
Topaz from Katie
Sapphire from Caroline