Monday, October 17, 2016

Purple Christmas

Welcome to another challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This time it is: Anything Goes!  We have three awesome sponsors:

Doodle Pantry
Lemon Shortbread Digi Stamps & Pages
I was given this gorgeous image from Lemon Shortbread.  (I have to say that all the images I have used from them have been gorgeous!)  
It's been a long time since I have made a purple card, especially for Christmas, but I do really love it and I love how this one turned out.  It all started because I got some new purple shades of Spectrum Noir markers and really wanted to break them out of the packaging.  And one thing led to another and here is my very purple card.  The best thing is that I have a bunch of odd shades of purple card stock that I have a hard time using but the marker colors all pulled them in together and they worked perfectly.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this challenge, and maybe even get a head start on your Christmas cards. : )

Supplies:
Stamps: Lemon Shortbread "Winter Cardigan Shoujo"; Verve "Merry & Bright" snowflakes
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and "Layered Poinsettias"; MFT "Fancy Flourish"
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #251--anything goes with snippets (My flowers were all die cut from snippets and the embossed layer was also a scrap)
East Wind #65--bump in the night (embossing)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #303--cute or anything goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #30--anything goes
Creative Fingers #118--anything goes
Crafty Catz #342--all tied up (ribbon)
Brown Sugar Challenge #220--handmade flowers
Hanna & Friends #259--sketch

Inspiration Destination #107--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #299--anything goes
ABC Christmas--U is for Under the pile (I have the package of mulberry paper for years--probably at least 12--and have just returned to wanting to use it recently)
As You Like It--favorite flowers: die cut or bought (I love the look of purchased flowers and would buy all sorts of them if I could spend that kind of money.  BUT my favorite are definitely die cut flowers as you can make them any color and can make as many as you want and once you have the die the flowers are basically free!)
Divas That Cut--embossing
Scrapper's Delights #60--anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #10--anything goes


22 comments:

Lillian A said...

This is stunning, Heather - great colors, sweet image, and love your flowers and flourishes!

Robin said...

I really love how the purple is so working on this! Just gorgeous!! I love the flowers...very beautiful! Hugs, Robin

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 299, Hazel DT - and also for my CHNC challenge 302 – hope to see you again soon x

Jolanda Breedvelt said...

Although purple is absolutely not my color, I really love the way you handled this color in different tones!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination Good luck!!
Jolanda
(DT member

Di said...

Fabulous card Heather - the purple is terrific with that gorgeous image! I love it - and also added myself as a follower. Was sure I was already following you :(

Hugs

Di xx

Helene Siermans said...

Great card. Love how the purple colours gives this card a chilly touch. Great work with the sketch too.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week! Good luck!
Nick DT

Irena Stefanova said...

Beautiful card, Heather!
hugs
Irena

Nicky G said...

Fab card. Nicely decorated! Good luck and thanks for entering the Scrapper's Delights Challenge.

Nicky SD DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, Love the colours you've used.

Sue xx

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Heather. I loooove the colours and image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Heather and I love the colours. Barbxx

Arlene said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the face is so beautifully colored.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Scrappin Sue said...

Your card is lovely
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Ann Chuang said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card.The colors are just beautiful.

Helen said...

Beautiful card...love the texture of the mulberry paper...think I have still have some of that lying around too!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Stempelhexe said...

Du hast den Sketch wunderbar umgesetzt,danke für deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.

LG
Ulla

** Line** said...

Dear Heather!
That´s such a great wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at "Hanna&Friends"
Hugs Line

Lisa Dryden said...

stunning make ,thanks for entering into the Scrapper's Delights anything goes challenge Lisa DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all of the textures and shades of purple. The die cut and flowers are so striking and the embossing is a pretty detail. Beautiful colouring of this sweet image, too! Thanks for playing along with our Bump in the Night Challenge at The East Wind. I loved visiting today :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Absolutely stunning! Purple is my fave colour & I just love those purple poinsettias! Thx for sharing with us at The East Wind!

Mari Kocjancic said...

Purple perfection, This card is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights!
-Mari K.
Scrappper's Delights DT

Cathie Borowski said...

I will admit that I am bias when it comes to purple - it is my favourite colour but you have used it so expertly on this card, well done. Thank you for joining the Time to Emboss challenge over at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT.