Category Archives: Renaissance Hearts Pendants

Challenge time

As I’m on holidays, and have time on my hands, I thought it was time to enter some challenges.  This card has been made for two challenges, FM #50 I want Candy, and PLG #23 Kiss Me I’m Irish.

As my heritage is predominantly Irish (even my Gordon ancestors came from Ireland, not Scotland as most people assume), of course I would have to enter an “Irish” challenge.

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Inks: SU Glorious Green
Cardstock:  White, Dark Green, SU Gable Green
Other: Nestabilities Renaissance Hearts Pendants and Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Dimensionals, SU Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, SU Eyelet Border Punch, patterned paper (doesn’t have any details on it), dark green ribbon

As I am at my mother’s place while I am on holidays, I don’t have access to all of my crafting supplies, but managed to bring quite a few things with me 🙂  This might have worked a bit better if I had been able to use the same SU cardstock as the ink used.  I had a look at the Faux Mother of Pearl technique, but didn’t have the necessary “ingredients”, and am very limited in what I can purchase here in Goulburn (only one craft store).

This is the first time in quite a while that I haven’t stamped anything on a card.  The centre of the pendant die looked a little like a four leaf clover (well to me it did, anyway, I hope it does to others), so I sponged the centre to emphasize this.  I didn’t have any markers here to draw in the clover outlines.

Challenge close up

Bye for now,


UPDATE:  Just found out that I got an honourable mention in the PLG Challenge 🙂  Thank you to PLG for that.  As someone who is still finding my feet in card-making, it’s really nice to get this 🙂