Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 52! Primarily Purple!!

Hello again all you stampers, I hope you are having a great weekend. It's getting pretty nippy here in S.W. Ontario, I don't know about anywhere else!! I love the fall, but I don't like the fact that winter is next to come.

Well, yesterday I had a great crafty day here at my house with a great bunch of ladies. The theme was Christmas cards and some lovely creations were made by all. I can't wait to do it again, hopefully really soon.

Anyway, now to my post for today. This is my Challenge card for this week and as the title says, we are to make a card that is primarily purple. This was a struggle for me as I really wanted to stay with the Christmas theme, but I have very little Christmassy paper with purples in it. So I worked with what I had. I then made it even more difficult for myself by choosing a Santa Claus stamp, which needed to have red in it for Santa's attire. Purple and red, not my first choice of combos. Anyway, I tried it and I'm not terribly unhappy with the colours.

I used a card base of Almost Amethyst, matted some Elegant Eggplant onto it and put my Bo Bunny paper on top of that. I put another strip of Bo Bunny across the front, matted onto Elegant Eggplant, onto which I had punched a border of Snowflakes with my M.S. border punch.

I coloured my 'Miles and Maisie Claus' image with copics and doodled a little frame around it. I matted it with Almost Amethyst, then pop dotted it onto the card. I punched out a couple of M.S. Snowflakes and put red pearls in the centre, some red ribbon across the strip and punched out my 'Merry Christmas' sentiment with my small oval punch and set that onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant punched out with a larger oval punch. That's it, Bob's your uncle and I'm finished.

Now we would like to see your 'Primarily Purple' creations. Have fun, can't wait to check out your work. Be sure to go to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog and link up your card there and also, do go and check out the other Krafty Girl's creations, they are gorgeous!!

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. I'm sure you can still remember the autumn in England, Diana - wet and grey! It was freezing recently but it's warmed up today - 18 degs!

    I luurve the purple and red! I don't have any purple xmas papers either so I'll have to be as creative as you!

    Love those snowflakes!

  2. Hello Diana, thank you for your friendly comment on my blog. I thought I'd pop over en see yours. Love your card, and LOVE the Kraftin Kimmie stamps. I made a Halloween card with one of her stamps, did you see it? It's on my blog. You must be very proud of your doughter!
    Greetings, Frea

  3. Tried to become a follower but for some reason it won't work. I'll give it another try tomorrow.

  4. Diana, I think the accents of red are great on your adds the perfect punch of colour! This is a great layout...I love the doodled frame! (think I may have to try that out sometime soon!)

  5. Hi Diana or should I say Kimmie's Mum ;-) I'm discovering your blog. Great colors for a Christmas card! I love the mix of purple and red. Question: what did you use on Miles's beard?? Thanks!