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Friday, 27 May 2011

The Crafty Purple Frog Special Project

It was a friend's birthday recently so seeing as she has helped me through many a difficult time over the last 3-4 years I wanted to make her something special.  Anything made with the Crafty Purple Frog images is special but I put my thinking cap on.  It had to be a Crafty Purple Frog project as I got my friend addicted after I became addicted.  Amy does such good work making these from Ching Chou-Kuik images.  I then couldn't decided which images to use that I'd bought and which images not to use so guess what I did - I made an album project using them all using lots of 14cm x 14cm cards!!!  Yes, the whole project took many many weeks to complete and about 25-30 hours' of work and ended up many inches deep when tied together by the ribbon.  Every single image used was gorgeous and I tried to do them justice with the backing papers, embossing and embellishments I used and these included Lace, ribbon, bows, pearls, gems, flowers, brads etc etc.  I have to either ink with an ink pad or a Promarker all edges of paper/card but I wonder how many pieces I actually inked for this project???  I posted the item well early and had to have a bit of a wait to see if my friend liked or not - and she did!!!!!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft - fairy tales
Crafty Emma - Embellish it
The Crafty Pad - Lace and bows
One Stitch at a Time - Bling it on
I Did it Creations - Anything goes
Sparkles Forum - Something metal - brads
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
Lollipop Crafts - Bling it
Whoopsi daisy - Birthday
Bunny Zoe's - Lace
Tuesday Throwdown - Stripes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with wings - butterflies and dragonflies
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Bingo board - Lace/ribbon, embossing and pearls/gems for me
Crafts and Me - Pearls and gems
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes/favourite (well I have used some of my favourites on this including my Crafty Purple Frog images, flowers, gems, pearls, sparkle etc etc)
Do You Stack Up? - Animals - cat, butterflies and dragonflies
The Crafty Purple Frog - Things of beauty - for me some things of beauty are the Crafty Purple Frog images, ribbon, lace, pearls, gems, sparkle etc etc
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes
Desert Islands Crafts - Use 3 out of a list of 10 - here is what I used:  patterned papers, pearls, glitter/bling, lace/trim, punch/die-cuts, embossing, flowers - a grand total of 7
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fun With Shapes and More - Everything must sparkle
Delicious Doodles - Lovely lace
Fairytale Challenge - Anything but a card


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie what an absolutely fantastic thing to do Debbie will love this hun, she will certainly love all the CPF images.
Thank you also for joining us girlies over at CES & CPF Challenges, good luck sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

ahlers5 said...

Your friend will surely love this card. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

WencheP said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Happy birthday Debbie! Gorgeous card

Thank you for joining in our Bingo Challenge at Anything goes

Invitation to our Birthday celebrations.
Tuesday 31st Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
will be 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a blog hop with candy and prizes to be won. Hope you can come and join us

Cheryl said...

oh gorgeous card bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Beryl K said...

Wow Kym, this has definitely been a labour of love. I am sure your friend will be completely bowled over with it. Well done
Beryl x

Denise and Louise said...

What an amazing project. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at SFC this time, good luck x

Hazel said...

Certainly a labour of love, it's beautiful. Hazel x

Happy Days said...

Absolutely amazing project. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with it. I think it would be one of those items that are out on permanant display.

Have a fab weekend.

Claire xx

Peggysue said...

Your friend must be some incredible person to deserve such a project. Fabulous work. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? ANIMAL challenge & hope to see you again!

Sheena said...

Wow - what a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Shelley said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for joining in with this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

kaos said...

That is truly a thing of beauty - what an effort and really worth it - a wonderful present!!!

I am sure She'll love it!!!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well i think you covered the entire month of may's challenges - lol.

these are awesome.

thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes. i do hope you are well.

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store and
Glitterbabe@Stitchy Bear

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So lovely Kym, what a fun image - your friend is going to love this card. Thanks so much for playing this week at WHOOPSI DAISY. Hugs:)

Debs said...

Beautiful creation I'm sure your friend will love such a thoughtful card, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again
Debs R

Jenny said...

Eine tolle Idee und eine tolle Umsetzung. Klasse.
Danke für deine Teilnahmebei Fairy tale Challenge.

darling Ho said...

Wow! So many creations!
Thanks for sharing it at FTC this fortnight.:)
~darling Ho~FTC-DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

Totally gorgeous sweetie. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


Debbie said...

Trust me everyone I love it - I had to scrape my jaw off the floor when I opened it. Then I had tears in my eyes - it takes pride of place on a shelf in my craft room now - and every now and then I have to turn it round as it is double sided!

I have to say it is the most amazing birthday card I ever received.

Kym is a fantastic friend.

Lia said...

That's an amazingly brave project! :) Looks great!


Daisychain said...

Wow! What an amazing card! It looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

Mona E said...

Stunning card! So nice to have you with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Jennifer said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at CES challenges xx Jenny xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Gorgeous card and I love the color! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

kris said...

Fantastic creation that will surely put a smile on your friend's face! hmm, i might have to bring that stamp out to se some ink! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, there's some work gone into that. I'm sure your friend will be over the moon with it. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Bianca said...

What a amazing big, big prject! It´s wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

gina g said...

Wow what an amazing creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......


Teri said...

WOW hun, this is awesome!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Kym. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my GDT card. I am addicted to this images as much as you do. They are gorgeous.
And OMGoodness Kym!!!!!! What a beautiful gift you made for your friend. I know she will absolutely love it. That is just amazing how much time you spend on it, but it's sure a treasure now.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs Nataliya.

mckinkle said...

Oh my, what a work of love that is, Im sure she was blown away by it when she received that in the post as its amazing!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Touch of Lace' challenge over at Delicious Doodles. Good Luck!

Keryn :)

Ruthie said...

This is gorgeous so much hard work!

Thanks for joining in at Delicious Doodles this week


PokSa said...

Fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra