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Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 27 October 2011

Along whizzes another fortnight and it is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Purple Frog.  This fortnight the challenge is "sparkle".  Well that one shouldn't be too difficult as most of us like sparkle on our cards/projects.
For my card I have used the pyromage sheet called "Night Rose".  I decided to keep the colour scheme as black, white and purple.  When I made a card recently and stamped the backgrounds I did two at once - a tip that I use - if I just stamp one background I seem to do something wrong and then have to start again whereas if I do two at once mostly everything goes fine and then I have an extra lot of papers to work with!!!  The backing papers are from the scraps box.  The book pages are a die-cut that I won in a challenge a while ago and I thought they needed to go on a card.  I have inked all the edges of the paper and card as I hate seeing white edges.  I have made the pyromage up with Pinflair glue gel so it isn't too high.  The card has been finished off with some organza ribbon, Craftwork Cards sentiment, a gorgeous K&Co gem/pearl embellishment (I had an idea about these as I don't like the "sticky" between the linked gems as other things can stick to it - so out came my anti-static bag, brushed over the top and then I wiped over with a tissue to buff up and hey presto no extra sticky anywhere), flowers given to me by a crafting friend which I have rubbed Stickles into and a glass sparkly embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Emerald faeries - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Lollipop Crafts - Embellish it - 3 + embellishments (gems, glass sparkly embellishment, flowers, pearls and ribbon)
Paper Pretties - Embellish
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Bubble, bubble we are cooking up some trouble OR Top Tip - I am offering the Top Tip I mentioned above re the linked gem/pearl embellishments that you can get - I had an idea about these as I don't like the "sticky" between the linked gems as other things can stick to it - so out came my anti-static bag, brushed over the top and then I wiped over with a tissue to buff up and hey presto no extra sticky anywhere and a gorgeous embellishment to go on a card.
Crafty Ribbons - BINGO board - gems/flowers/glitter for me
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun,adore the image you have used and one super design,too hugs cherylxxxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow a gorgeous creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Beryl K said...

Another stunning card Kym, beautiful image
Beryl x

Samantha said...

Hi Kym, lovely card with soft tones, LOVE your tip too! great little thing the anti static bag hu!

Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday ((( and Entering your TIP))) If you have time this week we would love you to come play again! maybe even enter a Halloween card? for our Trick or Treat challenge, you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

gorgeous girl!

Sue said...

Hi Kym
wow this is a beautiful card, pretty image, lovely embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

La Vikinga said...

Gorgeous card Kym, and good choice (I also chose flowers, glitter and gems) and thanks for being one of the first to participate in our fifth challenge at Crafty ribbons!

La Vikinga

Vee said...

Wow!! this is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful! :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

kaos said...

Hey there

Beautiful card - I know what you mean with doing extras "just in case" - works like a charm, doesn't it?

hugs
kaos

craftykitten said...

What a stunning card Kym, love the layout, great tip about the background too hun. Thanks for sharing it with us in our Bingo Board challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn xx

Sonia said...

Love this beautiful creation hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Caroljenks said...

WOW - what a fantastic Top Tip!!! I too hate the sticky section between these gems and have never thought of doing that - Thanks so much - GREAT idea :)

Gorgeous card too by the way :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Trick or Treat' Challenge :)

Carol x

bettand said...

This is such a beautiful card athough you are entering our challenge with a fab tip instead;) Love it. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sue U said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes challenge, hugs Sue xx