Monday 13 January 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenge #24

Good Morning all
It is all systems go over at Through The Purple Haze Challenges with our first challenge of 2014
and to start us all off it is an Anything Goes, Double team challenge so everybody is taking part 

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful crafty sentiments designs and they are offering 3 of their beautiful Digi stamps to the winner of the challenge.

The  design team had a choice of some really sweet digis to choose from and I chose He Love Me and this is my creation 

I wanted to try something different with this project 
After printing the digi I coloured her with my promarkers using
Skin : Dusky Pink Blush and Satin
Hair :Cinnamon Shale and Henna

                                                                        Then I printed her again                                                                                                    this time onto patterned paper                                                                                       from my stash,                                                                                                    and I could fussy cut her dress and                                                                             shoes                                                                                                                        I stuck them on top of the                                                                                       original stamp with my glue pen

I wanted to keep the overall look of the card delicate so I stuck to cream embellishments and
a pink ribbon and button. The butterflies are die cut using a Sizzix die and then embossed layered and finished with gems.

The corner decal is cut from a Joy Crafts die and again finished with gems.
To finish I have used an Xcut multi punch to make the oval mat she is sitting on, the cream boarder across the centre and to decorate the two right hand corners

Thanks for stopping by today and please do pop over to TTPH 
to check out all the fantastic project from my very talented Teamies 
And of course to enter into this weeks challenge 

Until next time 
Nicola xx


  1. Gorgeous card Nicola, the paper piecing looks just fab, I really must try it sometime. Love your choice of dies too xxx

    1. Thanks Teresa I've been wanting to try it for a while so this seemed like a good one to start with, I was pleased how it turned out so I'll definitely try it again xx

  2. YOur Card is sweetness itself..........beautifully made and just lovely


  3. Wow. A lot of work went into this!!! I enjoyed reading about your technique... have to try it. Such a delicate card.

  4. Very pretty card! Love the paper piecing on her dress! Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz this week.

  5. Love the image and papers.

    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  6. Absolutely stunning, Nicola!!! Great idea to use paper piecing!! Love your dp!!

  7. Gorgeous card Nicola, so dainty and pretty.xx

  8. So sweet, and I love all the details! Always a new pretty detail to look at :)

  9. So sweet card.Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge, we would love it if you joined us again next week,

  10. This is such a beautiful card and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hobbycutz Challenge and we hope to see you again next time.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx