Monday, 27 January 2014

TTPH - Pink Gem, Tattered Lace, Lacy Sunshine - Die cuts and digis

Hello Everyone
I hope that you are all well, its time for another challenge with Through The Purple Haze. The challenge is Die cuts and digis and the sponsors this week are Pink Gem who is giving a prize of 2 digis,Tattered Lace who is giving a prize of 1 die and Lacy Sunshine who is giving a prize of a $20 voucher to the winner of the challenge.

Here is my Pink Gem card, I used the image Teddy with Roses.

The card is A4 in size and is made from white card from papermill. I have used pink and purple card also from papermill. I used 3 dies, 1 at the side which is cut from the same flower paper that was from my stash, then 2 hearts 1 from pink card and then one from a purple card from my stash. I then added gold peel offs for the sentiment and then flowers and gems from my stash. I coloured the image in using promarkers, here is a list of the coloured I have used:  Roses- Crimson, Poppy, Bright Green, Leaf Green       Hearts- Red
Paper- Amethyst, Tropical Orchid,     Stars- Summer Sun    Top- Sky Blue, True Blue   Inner Ear- Blossom
Mouth- Tan    Fur- Cinnamon, Cocoa

Here is my Tattered Lace card, I used the Dragon Die.

The card is A5 in size and  made from red card from papermill and then ruby card from there to. The black paper I am sorry i don't know where that's from. I added red satin ribbon again lol and a sentiment from Kanban. The die is cut from ruby card and then I have added card candi from craft work cards to finish it off.

Here is my Lacy Sunshine card, I used the image Lady Lyndsey Bugmee.

This card is A5 in size and made from white card from papermill. I have then used 4 papers 2 (spotty ones) from Papermania Capsule Collection - Spots and Stripes paper pack and 2 (stars) from Fizzy Moon Christmas paper pack. I cut the red starred paper using a Tonic Butterfly Border punch. I then also cut 2 circles out of red pearlscent card using a scalloped circle die and then 2 smaller circles out of a spot and striped paper (not sure where its from). I then added a birthday gold peel off, and a cake peel off but put some of the insides back into the outline of the cake. I then added some purple peel offs. The image is coloured in using promarkers and here is a list of the colours I have used: Ladybirds - Black, Poppy
Sky- Blue Pearl     Grass- Forest Green, Grass    Wings- Poppy, Pink Mittens,  Lips- Dusky Rose
Eyes- Pine, Emerald   Outfit/Shoes/Bow/Tights- Black, Crimson, Poppy    Hair- Honeycomb, Ginger, Spice
Skin- Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Sunkissed Pink, Rose Pink

I want to enter this card into the following challenges - Amusing Challenge - Anything GoesChallenges For Everybody - Anything Goes

Hope that you like all my cards, I enjoyed doing them :) Now its your turn to make a card and enter it into our challenge over at Through The Purple Haze

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

JIC - DRS- Anything Goes

Hello Everyone

This weeks challenge with Just Inspirational Challenges is Anything Goes and the Sponsor is DRS Designs and the Prize is $10 voucher for their store.

Here is my card, I used Tool Border, which is available to buy in stamp form from their store.

The card is A5 in size and made from card from papermill. The checked paper I have used is from the Papermania Capsule collections, the spotty paper is from forever friends. The striped paper and the red paper is from my stash. I have then added a sentiment which is from La Pashe. The images are coloured in with promarkers and here is the list of colours I have used:
Hammer - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 3 & 5        Ruler- Cinnamon     Spanner-Cool Grey 3 & 5
Saw- Burnt Sienna, Cool Grey 3      Screwdriver- Cool Grey 3, Summer Sun

Hope that you liked my card, now its your turn to make a card and enter it into our challenge over at

I want to enter this card into the following challenges - OLLCB- Challenge 148 - A man card,  Kaboodle Doodles Challenges- Challenge 207- Use Blue

Monday, 13 January 2014

TTPH - Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Hello Everyone

Welcome to the 1st Challenge of the year from  Through The Purple Haze, We are starting the year off with a Team A & B challenge :) The sponsor is the great  Crafty Sentiments, the theme is Anything Goes and the Prize is 3 digis for the winner. I hope that you will join in with the challenge, can't wait to see all your lovely cards.

Here is my card for the challenge I have used the image He Loves Me. I have decided I want to start taking more than 1 photo of my cards so that I can show you close ups of things :) Hope you like my card.

The card is A5 in size and is made from card from Papermill. I have then used an orange and blue patterned paper from 1st Edition Paper - New Leaf paper pad. The silver card is embossed and was sent to me by a friend. I then added a sentiment from my stash and then some Flowers from Papermania that are called Blisters, which were sent to me by my lovely TTPH Secret Santa (Thank you). The image is coloured in with Promarkers, here is a list of the colours I have used: Flowers- Amber, Fuchsia Pink   Eyes- Emerald, Lush Green    Hair- Terracotta, Burnt Sienna, Walnut     Skin- Rose Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron
Dress/ Shoes- French Navy, Cobalt Blue, Indigo Blue

I hope that you liked my card, now its your turn to make a card and enter it into our challenge at

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - Challenges for Everyone - Anything GoesThe Squirrel and The Fox- Use Somthing NewHobbycutz - Something New

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

JIC- Aurora Wings- Girly

Hello everyone

It is time for the 1st weekly challenge from JIC and its a Team B challenge. The challenge is Girly, We have a wonderful sponsor who is Aurora Wings and the prize is a $10 gift voucher to spend with the sponsor.

The wonderful image that I had to work with was Woman with gardenia & pearls, she was a pleasure to work with. I decided to only colour part as I wanted the beauty of the image to stand out, I also decided to keep the card CAS to let the image stand out. Hope I got the effect I was after, here is my card.

The card is A5 in size and is made from white card from Papermill. I then used red textured paper, which I thought was from Papermill but my mum has told me its not so no idea where its from now. The sentiment is from Kanban and then i used a red ribbon from my stash and matted and layered it onto red textured paper and white card. I then added gems to my card from my stash. The image is coloured in with Promarkers and here is the colours I have used:  Roses- Crimsom, Red,     Leaves- Forest Green, Leaf Green   Eyes- Azure,
Lips- Dusky Rose,     Pearls- Tropical Orchid.

Come along and join us over at JIC

Would like to enter this card into the following challenges - Tiddly Inks- CASTop Tip Tuesday- CASLEJ designs- Anything GoesCreative Craft Challenges- Anything Goes,  Creative Card Crew- Anything GoesCards and More- Anything Goes

Monday, 6 January 2014

TTPH - Secret Santa Blog Hop

Hello Everyone

Over at TTPH we did a Secret Santa within our Design Team and doing a blog hop for you to see all the lovely gifts. We all had to send to someone and we all got something in return. I opened my box to find inside there was a handmade box (see 2 photos below) The box was all rough to touch I have no idea what it was made out of. My boys loved the box so much that they wanted it so now they are putting things in it :) when I opened up the snowman box it was like it was the bag from Mary Poppins, it just seemed to never end with lovely crafting goodies. I have taken a photo of everything laid out on my coffee table. There was things in there that I have no idea what they are but I love them, they are a thing crossed between a gem and a pearl is the best way to describe them. Also I got lots of buttons and brads in a little tiny trinket box :)

Its safe to say I love all my goodies so THANK YOU whoever my SS was ;)

Here is the hop list so that you can see the other things people got.
Anita -






Jacqui -


Lucy -




- - You Are Here



Saturday, 4 January 2014

Anita's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone

It is the Wonderful Anita Blake's Birthday and we have decided to surprise her with a Birthday Blog Hop and also to make and send her some cards :)  The girls over at TTPH have taken part and I hope you will join in the hop with us (list below) 

Below is my card I made for Anita, Purple is her fav colour so wanted to make that the main colour of the card :) I used a purple striped card from Kanban and then I cut using a spellbinders die and Purple card-stock. I had the sentiment sticker and corner stickers in my stash. When I saw the sentiment I thought it was perfect for Anita as she is a good friend to me. I then added pink gems to the corner and sentiment sticker. The sentiment reads:   Friendship is a precious thing, So hold on good and strong, When you find that special Person, It can last a whole life long.  Happy Birthday.

TTPH - Lucy - Lisbeth - Net - Debs - Rebecca - Teresa - Lynne - Nicola - Sian -  - YOU ARE HERE Darcy - Ashley - Fiona - Jacqui - Eithne - Pam - Sylvia -

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

JIC- New Beginnings- Jan Monthly Challenge

Hello Everyone

First I would like to Welcome you to the 1st Monthly Challenge for 2014 which is New Beginnings. The reason for this is because JIC is having a new beginning, we have a new challenge blog owner Valou Allard and she has created us all the new amazing banners (see above) and new DT and winners badges. There is lots of exciting things coming for 2014 and I can't wait.

Now back to the challenge details :) The challenge as I said before the Challenge is New Beginnings and the sponsor is Bunny Zoe Crafts and the prize is a £10 gift certificate.

  I choose to do a new baby card for the theme, here is my card.

The card is A5 in size and is made from white card from Papermill. The patterned papers I have used are all from the Nana's Nursery Boy paper pack, the pale lilac paper is from my stash. I have then used ribbon, sentiment and plastic embellishments from my stash. I coloured the image with promarkers and then added diamond stickles to make it sparkle. I am sorry I don't have a list of colours I used as I coloured this image so long ago that I didn't make a note :( Also I don't know the artist, if you do please let me know so I can credit the artist. EDIT - I found the artist it is The Stamping Boutique and it can be found here Noahs ark

Now its your turn to make a card for the theme and enter it into the challenge over at JIC

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges- Imagination Crafts Challenge- Anything GoesHeck of a Challenge- NewAlways Something Creative - Challenge 66 New