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Sunday, 6 March 2011

The Crafty Purple Frog - 3 March 2011

I was delighted to see that I had come second in a Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and got to pick some Crafty Purple Frog sheets as my prize.  I don't think there's many of the sheets now that I don't have in the decoupage format.  There are also pyromage sheets but I like to cut out the decoupage.  Click here to go and have a look at the wonderful sheets for sale.

Over at the Crafty Purple Frog the challenge this fortnight is "fly away with us".  I decided to use a sheet I printed off recently of the poinsettia fairy.  She's still one of my all time favourite sheets.  Her eyes are just so beautiful.  The backing papers are all scraps from my box and I haven't a clue where they are from.  The image has been decoupaged, I have highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen and I have distressed the edges of the papers and image with a dark moss chalk ink pad.  One piece of paper I have put through my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Embellishments include a doily which I have inked with the same dark moss chalk ink pad, ticket sentiment from Crafty Ann's Digi Store, thin lace which I tied like a ribbon, three pearl gems, spotty ribbon and finally a gorgeous poinsettia flower which I got in some candy last year and I need some therapy as this is the last one and they are all gone now boo hoo.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - ribbon, lace, pearls/gems
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
ABC Christmas - E is for embossing and embellishments
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Papercrafting Journey - Things with wings
Craft us Crazy - Nature
Bah! Humbug - Embossing
Alphabet Challenge - R for ribbons
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and lace
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embossing and/or paper piecing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Embossing
Sentimental Sundays - Pearls and lace
Aly's Sunday - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon


Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you again soon. x

iReneM said...

This is beautiful, Kym.
Well done on using your scraps so effectively and on your win over at CPF.

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday.

HappyCrafter said...

Oh so pretty! I really like that large flower you have embellished iwth. So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful image
thank you for joining us at Alphabet

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a stunning card Kym! The image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Ann said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card. This is one of my favourite images - I have the stamp but I didn't know they could be printed out ready coloured. Hmm very handy.
Thanks for joining us again and good luck in the draw.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

coops said...

stunning card kym.your colours and details are gorgeous and i love the beautiful image :D

xx coops xx

~Jeri~ said...

Very pretty. Love the image.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck.

Pat xx

Gabbi said...

Such a beautiful card love the otted embossing. Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi ya, great to see you playing ABC Christmas Challegne and Top Tip Tuesday, love your card its so pretty! and love your Embossing and your favourites too!
hugs Samantha :0)


A stunning card Kym - the colouring is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. x Sylvia x

angelwhispers said...

Just perfect and even more so when you have used one of our very own images!!!!

I just love it and its perfect for this weeks theme.

Thanks for joining us again over at TCPFC Good Luck Chanelle xxxxx

Lisa M. said...

Another beautiful creation! Those fairies are so fabulous!

thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays this week!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is beautiful she is gorgeous isn't she? I'm the same as you I like the decoupage I love how they look when they are all layered up it just looks fabulous. You have made a gorgeous card here shug, absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much for joining us girlies over at Crafty Purple Frog, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Monica said...

Hi Kym,

I was at Leigh's and thought I would visit you - from one charity crafter to another... I make cards for charity, too so I was so happy to find another blogger with the same interest.

You make awesome cards - I love this one. The poinsettia looks stunning with this gorgeous image... The way you have combined deep red with poinsettia red is commendable.

I am a follower now and happily so,


Lori said...

What a pretty image - beautiful card! Thanks for linking up at Craft Us Crazy!

Debbie said...

Another fabulous card Kym, beautifully coloured too. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Sarabeth said...


thank you for playing along with us at paper crafting journey's things with wings challenge!


Max said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Dot said...

Hi Kym. I enjoy your beautiful card with the soft looking image. Thank you for taking part at the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
Hugs Dorte