Dubble in Purple

Hello everyone,

Today is my last day of summer holiday and I am truly going to miss all the time I had for crafting the past three weeks. Creating this card today I realised that I had already broken one of my New Year resolutions. Last year  I tried to master the clean and simple card making style but gave up after a few efforts. At the end of 2011 I decided it is not for me, I am over and done with clean and simple. I am a detail junkie and there is no remedy. After I saw the lovely CAS cards at Mandy and Chrissie’s blog “Less is More – Predominantly Purple” on Saturday morning I was tempted to try again. Unfortunately I don’t have many stamps to accommodate this style at the moment so I created the card with die cuts. It took me about three hours to figure out what I am going to do with so little elements for a card ( in comparison with what I usually worked with … LOL) but at the end it was lots of fun putting the card together. Here is my card (please don’t laugh) I am in a learning curve with this!

Challenges:

 Project details:

  • Three shades of purple cardstock
  • JeArt Craft paper die “Mushroom” 1401032
  • Cuttlebug “Friends Forever” die for sentiment
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder “Swirls”
  • Lilac pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Dusty Concord”

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits so much. Will be back later this week with one of my familiar type of cards. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lizette pretorius
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 18:26:12

    Amelia, is daar ‘n nuwe kaartjie na die pers ene…double purple?

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  2. Julie
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 15:17:30

    Lovely and bright. I do like the embossed background!

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  3. elisabetta
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:55:03

    wonderful! so nice!
    great idea for this challenge.
    Eli (Frosted Designs)

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  4. Mihaela
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 00:56:35

    Gorgeous card, Amelia!!! Love how you embossed the background.

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  5. Janet
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:40:47

    What a fab card! thanks for playing along with TIOT x Janet

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  6. Judy1223
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 06:05:30

    Oh, I love the purple mushrooms! How fun!

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  7. Michelle
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 04:57:48

    A beautiful card Amelia! Thanks for joining us at TioT this week
    x Michelle

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  8. Cazro
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 01:55:20

    Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, your card is very pretty. Caz

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  9. Teresa Jaye
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:33:07

    oh I LOVE this card – it is SO sweet! The color is my fav and that Cuttlebug sentiment is going on my “must have” list. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

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  10. mandi
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 19:12:48

    Well done on being brave, super card, simply and funky!

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    “Less is More”

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  11. mc
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 15:17:11

    Hi Amelia, this is a great CAS design & I love the toadstools. I don’t do much stamping either & these die cuts are perfect.
    Sally x

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  12. Ursula Uphof
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:59:05

    Such a bright and cheery card Amelia, just right for the grey skies we are having here in NL. Miss the sun, but am enjoying the family and we can’t have both, so your card is most welcome.
    Wishing you a wonderful year with lots of inspirational card making. Warm wishes, or should they be cool ones ..LOL

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  13. bea
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:27:36

    What a fun image – really striking design

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  14. Carol
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 06:31:58

    Absolutely nothing to laugh about here. It’s a beautiful CAS card, especially with the purple hues. i try them every now and then but they never look good to me when I’m done, makes me feel naked……..LOL Glad you are trying new things, you could learn to like them and one always needs to broaden their horizons. Have a fab week! :”Hugs”

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  15. Anonymous
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 04:28:34

    Regtig nie rede om te lag nie Amelia… dis pragtig soos als wat jy maak!
    Sterkte vir die nuwe jaar en terug werk toe!
    Ons skole het reeds gister begin (Sondag) en ons oudste dogter is terug Switzerland toe vir haar studies , so als terug na normaal ;-(

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  16. Helen Dooley
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 02:14:03

    How adorable! Love this Amelia!!

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  17. Jenny M
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 01:48:33

    I think your card is fab, I love the spotty toadstools! the extra spot of bling is the perfect finishing touch:)
    Jenny x

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  18. Marie-Louise
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 01:08:29

    Lovely card – there is always a place for clean and simple although you excel at adding detail.

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  19. Kathyk
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:22:47

    Nothing to laugh at – I think it’s great – you should keep going with Clean And Simple

    Welcome to 2012

    Kathyk

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  20. Chantal
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 23:48:37

    so cute!
    I love it!

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  21. Scrapmate
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 23:41:36

    Those ‘shrooms are really cute.

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  22. Chrissie
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 22:01:54

    Continue being brave with CAS… this is fab!
    You’ll become more comfortable with all that white space the more you try it!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

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  23. Moz
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 21:28:57

    Your card is delightful Amelia!
    You kept the CAS principle and produced a perfectly pretty, purple card…. lol
    If you don’t challenge yourself occasionally, you don’t grow in your craft!
    Well done!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  24. Joyce
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 21:15:59

    Dear Amelia
    A beautiful lilac card — to start this year of 2012.
    Just enjoy everyday and let it glide you through many crafting hours.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  25. Evgenia Petzer
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 20:44:42

    that’s quite a nice one! clean and simple is not my style as well*)

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