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Saturday 2 April 2011

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 31 March 2011

The topic this fortnight for the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge is "shape up with us".  I like doing different shaped cards so I had to have a go at this challenge.  I have used a die-cut scallop and circle that I won in a challenge.  I have then cut a circle and a star using my Cricut Expression.  I have done some stitching detail around the star and circle.  The image I have used is from the Crafty Purple Frog and is called Nostalgia.  She is absolutely gorgeous and wasn't too much trouble to cut out.  I have highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen for some sparkle.  The card is finished off with a feather, ribbon, two heart pins, flowers (which I have added some Stickles to in places), gems, chipboard swirls coloured with Promarkers and buttons.
This card fits the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Mother's day/mum
The Crafty pad - For the mums
One Stitch at a Time - Mother's day/babies
Dream Valley - Mother's day
Cupcake Craft - Flowers for mum
Pear Tree Designs - Mother's day
Shabby Team Room - Photo inspiration
Lollipop Crafts - Shape up
Kaboodle Doodles - Spring has sprung
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Three or more buttons
Sparkles Forum - Springtime
Top Tip Tuesday - Nature inspired
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
My Time to Craft - Mum's the word
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and girly
Creative Belli - Sewing (my unused embellishments are these chipboard shapes.  Thought they were boring in white so out came my Promarkers)
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or stitching
Paper Pretties - Bring on the bling
Delightful Sketches - Flowers
Ai Factory - Bright as day
Crafty Sentiments - Mother's day
Charisma Cardz - Bling and sparkles
Paperplay - For mum/mom
Paper Romance - Bling
Papercrafting Journey - For the ladies in you life
Frosted Designs - Bling
Stamp Something - Digi day
Delicious Doodles - Something for mum
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Feather or zip on project
Card Making Mammas - Embellish it
If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Sewing
Prairie Fairy - Oh so spring
Crafts and Me - Use yellow
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Challenge for the month of April - circle, floss tied in the middle of the buttons and anything pink (scallop card)
Crafty Calendar - April showers bring forth May flowers
Craft Your Days Away - Spots and stripes
One Stop Craft - Spots and dots
Allsorts - Blooming blossoms
Ellephantastic - Anything but square or rectangle
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Glitz
Little Claire's - Spring celebrations
Wee Memories - Favourite colours - the only colour I don't like is green and my favourite is purple/lilac but I have got more into using other colours like blues and pinks and have really started to use them and like them a lot.  The decoupage image I chose had some gorgeous colours in it and I just made the card around all these lovely colours
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Sundays with Chrissy - Spring is in the air

If I wasn't a Guest Designer on the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog at the moment, this card could also fit their challenge of "Mother's day/special friend".


Carol said...

A gorgeous card Kym and you've fitted so much on without making it look overcrowded - how do you manage it lol. I love those flowers too. Carol x

Chris said...

very beautiful card, I love all your embellies.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

You have unofficially set the record for most challenge posts using project! lol Absolutely GREAT card....it is beautiful. The coloring and detail are amazing! thank you for playing with us at PaperPlaytime!

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Kym...fab image and super layout too..

hugs Vicky xx

Sadilla said...

stunning card!!! rich of details, and lovely colors...
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at IWD in our sparkle and shine challenge! Good Luck xxx

Teri said...

Awesome card hun! Love it!

Pat said...

Lovely shaped card, gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Laura said...

gorgeous card thanks for joining us over at crafty calender xxx

theboelemas@aol.com said...

Beautiful card Kym, love the shape. Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles. Claire x

Flutterby Trina said...

Me again! Thanks for playing along at Pear Tree Designs for our mother's day challenge! Good Luck xx

brenda said...

An adorable card Kym and that image is so magical.

Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Fiona said...

such a pretty card....love the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at Dream Valley.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Definitely a card any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

ike said...

Very nice too - lovely colours and I adore the shape.
Thanks for playing at SSDS this week.
Ike xx

Jacq said...

Hi Kym,
This is such a beautiful card. Love the image, the dp's, the embellies and colour scheme. Fab colouring! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching with us in The Pixie Cottage :)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Kym, this is wonderful! I love this image and your colors! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge.

Lou Mac said...

What a lovely project. That image is just so whimsical! Love it.

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Mother's Day' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

angelwhispers said...

Just perfect Kym and love the circle easel looks fab with the Decoupage sheet!!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Denise Clark said...

Your card has such an artistic feel! What a fantastic image!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

Robin Parker said...

Wow! What a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Helen Laurence said...

Hi Kym, what a lovely pretty card. I love the big circle die cuts.
Thank you for joining in our challenge this month. Have a great weekend hugs x x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image in perfect colors! Thanks for joining us this week at SSDS!
Scrappy Love,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! I love the shape and the image and te sweet flowers tucked in :-)Thanks for sharing your lovely creation this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love these Sweet Pea images. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Unknown said...

Hi Kym, what a lovely card, gorgeous image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy challenges. Hugs,Frea

Anonymous said...

So very pretty.
Beautiful card, love the shape..

Thanks for joinging us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Unknown said...

Hi Kym!

You were fast to join our challenge! Your card is so fabulous! so many great details and your coloring is awesome. WOW how many challenges you have taking part!

Thanks for joinin as at SSDS!

Hugs, Sande

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that great image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


Choccy said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our Mothers Day/ Babies challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Dazie said...

Gorgeous card

Thanks so much for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight over at Sparkles forum challenges!

Gaynor said...

A stunning card Kym, Thank you for joining Little Claire in our Spring Blog Challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Lynn said...

Love the card, Kym! You know I love sweet pea stamps :)
Gorgeous colours too!
Thanks so much for joining us Gingerloft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Susie said...

Beautiful card, love the shape, very pretty image and embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Kim said...

This is beautiful! The image is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Jill said...

What a lovely shaped card, really like that image! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

juelmarie said...

Awesome job - I just got one of these stamps - can't wait to try it out - Good luck and thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments, OSAAT and Ellephantastic this week, Hazelxo

Copse said...

Fab Card, great shape, thanks for joing us this week at SSDS.. Kaz DT SSDS

deesdesigns said...

Lovely! I would have never thought to use this image for a Mother's Day card but it works!!! Your card is just perfect for our For your Mum challenge at My Time To Craft! Thanks for joining us.

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Gorgeous card and colouring!! So glad you could join us with this month's challenge over at Sundays With Crissy!!
Sarah ☺

Fleur said...

Great card. love the image
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Caroljenks said...

What a sweet card - love the image.

Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Carol S. said...

Pretty card for spring. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our spring challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

D said...

Fabulous digi!!! I love all the different elements you added to your card and the amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Playtime :)

ruth said...

I love that your card has a 'shape'! Very cool!!! You did a fab job blinging your card too!

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Tamara Morton said...

What a gorgeous and pretty card thank you for joining us at Belli this time

sgc said...

I love shaped cards--and this is a very pretty one with great embellishments! Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Kate said...

Beautiful card, lovely shape.
Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

** Kate **

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kym loving the shape and image thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, fab shape and perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining us this month for the Ellephantastic Challenge.
Elle DT

Gem said...

beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Bling and Sparkles challenge at Charisma Cardz and good luck! Gemma :)

Crystal said...

what a beautiful shaped card!! i just love your coloring and that image is gorgeous! thanks for playing along with us at AiFactory & hope to see you again soon! Hugs!

artish said...

very pretty!!!! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Berry said...

Stunning sweetpea image! Thanks for playing at CS this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time. Hugs Christine x

Jenni said...

Very pretty card, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck in the draw.
Jenni x

lesleyworth said...

beautiful! your shaped card is delightful! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very pretty card! I like the soft pastel background colors against the bright blue framing. You've captured the essence of spring with this beauty! So happy you joined in our Oh So Spring challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Eli said...

A very original card. Great job!

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card Kym, very girly image and yummy colours and papers. Thanks for joining us this month onver on BTC&G. Carolxx

Lesley said...

Lovely spring card, thanks for taking part in the CYDA, MTTC and SFC challenges xx

Robin said...

So much fab detail! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafing Crime's Button Challenge!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very artistic! Lots of great details!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! I hope you'll do so again soon!

Pop's Cards said...

This is very pretty sweetie, thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sunday's with Crissy" big hugs pops x x

Caroline said...

This is just Gorgeous kym!!! Perfect for our challenge at the Crafty Calender this month.
Caroline DT x

Patricia Garcia said...

Just too adorable, thanks for joining us this challenge at SWC!!