Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Here's a tag I've made for Hels Sunday Stamper challenge 195 with the theme of DIAMONDS. Having dismissed "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Diamonds are Forever" as ideas I went looking for inspiration on a quotes website and came up with this by Peter Marshall:

When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that Oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and Diamonds are made under pressure.

I stamped the Harlequin with white Brilliance, embossed with Crystal Sparkle powder and swooshed over this with Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. I then embossed the Walesby Flourish with Lilac powder and added the sentiment, gems and some eyelash fibres to carry on the bling. The stamps are Oak House Studio and the Celtic Alphabet is a PSX one.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like.


  1. ahh, very clever! I once asked for a diamond ring... I was told I could hav a piece of coal because in a million years it would be a diamond lol LOVE the background and inkyness on your tag... tis FAB! THanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper.... love that Diamond stamp... me needs that! xx

  2. I've never heard that saying, but its true. I like the diamond stamp.

  3. Beautiful tag. Love the saying. Thats me most of the time. Hugs Rita xx

  4. Love this tag ! I love your use of ink & embossing techniques. I'm glad I happened to notice your card at LIM, will join as a follower to see what else you come up with ! :) Have a great day, Shirley


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