Tuesday, 10 August 2021

My precious

Hello, crafting friends!

It's time for another fun challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and this month's host Bhavya has designed a great sketch to inspire you this week.

I've been waiting for the right moment to use a beautiful set called Precious Trimmings I got in a clearance sale at Clearly Besotted and now is that moment!

I used a neutral card stock (Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up) to create a card base and stamped four of the gemstones and a sentiment down the centre of the card front, using a stamping platform to get everything lined up.

The gems were coloured with coloured pencils and I added detail with a Posca white acrylic paint pen. That's it! A very simple card that was great fun to make :)

Are you inspired by this fabulous sketch? There's lots of inspiration as always from my teamies at the CAS Colours and Sketches website. Do check it out and you'll  find the Linky Tool there too so that you can link up your own card with us. Remember that we are a clean and simple challenge, so do keep your creations uncluttered with plenty of clear space - and above all, have fun!

I'm linking this card up with Addicted to Stamps and More where there's a Make Your Mark challenge and we are asked to get out our colouring tools; I'm also joining in with Retro Rubber where Anything Goes using stamps at least a year old (Precious Trimmings was released November 2018); I shall also share this card at Darnell's NBUS challenge where it's all about using our Never Before Used Schtuff!

I think it's appropriate to leave you with a picture of my most precious gem...

,,, my golden treasure!

Sending hugs,


  1. Something rather different Vicky, it's a lovely creation as always.

    B x

  2. That's so beautiful Vicky!! It reminds me of one of my favorite board games - Splendor :) Your coloring is gorgeous!!

  3. A fabulous punny sentiment and beautifully jewel stamps

  4. Perfect card for the sketch challenge. Great colouring.

    Love your floofy golden treasure.

    Hug, Sarn xxx

  5. Oh wow Vicky - what wonderful gems - so realistic! How did she DO that I ask myself?!?!

    Eva is a beautiful girl - Lovely face and what a glorious coat!


    Di xx

  6. These gems are perfect for this sketch, Vicky! You've colored them brilliantly! They appear to sparkle!

  7. Eva isn't the only gem... you are too! xoxo

  8. Your coloring really makes these beautiful gems just pop off the card!

  9. I love those gems! I guess I'm a woman, too. haha! Love the detailed coloring. Perfect!

  10. I LOL at the title.. Love your card and your humour, the gems are amazing! I can't believe that you coloured them, so realistic! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  11. The detail on your gems is fabulous Vicky - such an awesome colouring job, you really are a whizz! Love that photo of Eva - such a princess!

  12. A lovely CAS card and a great use of the set. Well done on using your NBUS.

  13. What a gorgeous CAS design, Vicky and you coloured those gems beautifully!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x

  14. Absolutely beautiful, Vicky ! Love your take on the sketch and above all how you coloured these gorgeous gems. Their glow seems so real ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.
    PS: Eva is just beautiful ! My gem is my cat, not as tall as Eva but at almost as furry ;-))

  15. What a regal photo of your lass! And you are so right about this stamp set being perfect for the sketch, Vicky! You did a brilliant job of coloring and highlighting these gems to make them look shiny and real! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell


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