Monday, 2 August 2010

Purple attack

On Sunday I found out that it is Mary's birthday this week. Mary works in the church office and is a real character. She loves purple just as much as I do, and what with me doing church work now as well, poor Reverend Bruce is going to be surrounded before long.

DH and I were in Bunnings, the Perth DIY superstore yesterday, buying plants to replace the dead ones in our garden. I know that's not our job as they were dead when we moved in, but we wanted to get something that to enjoy while we're here which represents us, and to leave our mark on this lovely house. While we were choosing, I spotted a display of purple pots with purple pansies just calling out to be given to Mary, with a purple card, from the church office.

I got five challenges entered with these!

Cute Card Thursday wants text used on our cards, Simon Says Stamps is "going dotty" with the addition of Prima flowers, Stampin' for the Weekend is providing a recipe of 3 patterned papers, 2 flowers, 1 ribbon, and a gem or charm, and Whiff of Joy is going "fuzzy". Finally Creative Card Crew has given this sketch:

I rotated it clockwise and elongated it to fit... yup, ANOTHER easel card. I just love how this has turned out. Delicious!

I got battle wounds from this one. I cut the felt for the flower using my Cuttlebug, then tried to stick my scissors through it to put a brad through. Yeah, those really sharp scissors. I can understand the slice through my finger, but I still have no idea how I managed to cut my thumb too! Had to make the dinner with a glove on....

Anyway, the papers are Bo Bunny polka dots and two unidentified papers I got from Spotlight and Art Friend in Singapore. The flowers are Prima and felt, the brads are American Crafts and the gem is from my stash. The sentiments are from Lili of the Valley - there's another one inside. The ribbon was a gift from Georgina (thanks sweetie!) and the image is Willow with her basket of flowers from Whiff of Joy, coloured, of course, with Copics. This is the first time she's had black hair. I think it suits her! Add a dash of Stickles diamond, and she's done.


Kate's Makes said...

This is very sweet, i love the monochrome look and thanks for playing along with our challenge over at SFTW - good luck! :o) Kate x

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, gorgeous card, I do love my purples!! Fabulous colouring of the gorgeous Shy Willow and perfect details. At least you didn't get blood all over your card and don't worry your finger will heal, sending it a healing kiss.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.

Kim said...

Such a beautiful card hun! This is gorgeous!!! I'm so sorry to read about your injury...I thought I was the only one who happened to hurt herself crafting! lol! Hope your finger and thumb are doing better! Thanks for joining us at the WOJ Challenge

Tamara said...

Rosey, That card is beautiful!! Sorry you got wounded making it though.


Kelly said...

ouch!! Things we go through for our Art. Hope its healing. Gorgeous card!

Karen Howard said...

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Hugs, Karen

TaraG said...

WOW! Such a beautiful card! Just adore willow with her black hair...gorgeous colouring. Great flowers and details too! Thanks so much for joining us at the WOJ Challenge!

Giò said...

What lovely card!! Stunning color combo and details too!!
Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge.