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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge...........Carribean Treasure

Good morning peeps its me yet again lol. I'm actually eating my brekkie whilst doing this post so I'll try not get strawberry jam onto you.......I have a thing for jam on toast.....sticky-vicky lol.
Anyway its the 1st challenge of 2011 over at Crafty Purple from everyone there Happy New Year. We are sooooo sorry if we have not got around to commenting on you all but with all festivities over the hols & multiple DTs but rest assured normal service will now resume.
So onto this challenge, well as a lot of peeps got crafty bits off santy we would like to see something new. It doesn't have to be just some new item you could also make something using a new technique.
Over at the Crafty Purple Shop there is some new releases the fabulous Amy has released some beautiful sheets that you dont want to miss, so we are showcasing some of them this fortnight...

This is Carribean Treasure who is just soooo beautiful this is the decoupage which you can get here. I sat for hours looking at which of these beautiful sheets to use....honestly I am loving these new ones!!
The backing on this is one I made myself cus I thought she deserved something special so I experimented. I used 3 sprays I started with Adirondack 'Stream' colourwash & then sprayed 2 cosmic shimmers, 'Sunlight Mist' & 'Red Firefly' then spritzed it with a light water spray & cus I'm inpatient I zapped it with my heat gun. This does have a lovely god shimmer to it when the light hits it at different places. I am really pleased with it.

This decoupage looks fab doesn't it?
For the frame again I used my Marianne die, now I've found it I cant stop using it lol & I also used the scroll die it comes with. I then rubbed over them using 2 different Metallic Rub-ons which I got from here I also sprayed it with CC 'Spray & Shine' after....I love these rub-ons they are great I brought them ages ago then typical me forgot about them!!!

For the shape of my card I used A4 card then ran it thru my Calibur using an xxl die to get the shape. I need to get more of these once the shop stocks up that is lol. The bow I made from material in my stash I have heaps of it & should use it more. I absolutely love the shimmer on this one IRL its sooo beautiful. The button in the middle is from my button jar. The sentiment is one of Amy's own made. 
Tha fabbylicious prize for 1st place this week is a surprise from the yummy Jazzlins
The next 3 prizes will of course be your own choice from Crafty Purple Frog
Do pop over to my teamie sisters who have all made gorgeous cards for you....they are stunning.
We look forward to seeing your entries & dont forget you dont have to use 1 of our sheets even tho we love seeing them & you can enter as many times as you want. We really do enjoy looking at your fab projects.
Well thats it from me I'm off to catch up with some blog-hopping then onto DT work.
See you later, thank you for stopping by big huggles to each of you.

Challenges I'm Entering.....


Lindsey said...

Oh my comment just dissappeared :-(
Basically it said this is LUSH hun!
Love the shimmer and the decoupage, then I wrote something stoopid about jam...then my comment went awol so started again!
Linds x

Anne said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, love the mood of this creation. :)

kaylou said...

Ooooh this is delish chick....
Love all your embellis again (must get a die cutter!!!)The colours are fab and the shimmer on the background is yum (I clicked for a closer look :o)
Can't wait to see some more of your 'santy stash'.
Hugs Kaylou xxx

Frea said...

Oh wow Vicky, this card is just soooo stunning!! Love all the swirls, and the image is coloured in with sooo much detail and love!! I'm just over the moon with this one! Hugs, Frea

Teri said...

Gorgeously yummy hun! That big ribbon is totally scrummy - wish I had some of it! LOL. Loving that backing too, you should do more of it!

Pascale said...

I agree that backing is so scrummy hun you should do it more often. Love the ribbon too and the card is showcasing this beauty so well xxx Hugs Pascale

Rach said...

oh wow, this is stunning
what a gorgeous creation.x

Rach said...

me again,
sorry forgot to add about the copics and the kraft..
I did colour straight onto the kraft, and yes it did bleed, but i have just popped on a matt so if you were giving as a gift you could write a little message on it.. xxxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic Vicky. Love every inch of it Hunni.


angelwhispers said...

Love it and yes she does deserve something that bit more special!!! Love the design she really does look awesome. Chanelle xxxx

Hobby Paleis said...

Very beautiful card and gorgeous fairy. Love the layered effect. Good luck in the draw at 3D Cards Challenge

Hugs Renate

kaylou said...

Hi Hun
he he he... it's fab when you get an unexpected 'Eeeek'.
Have fun with it.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

ooohhhh wow love that shape & the colors & the card just looks absolutely awesome!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card vicky.
great coloring and that ribbon is gorgeous.

greetings karin

Angie said...

Hi vicky the decoupage looks fab such a beautiful card.
Hugs Angie x

Stefanie`s Bastelecke said...

What a wonderful card !!! Really great !!!

Thanks for joining us at 3D Cards Challenge.


hayward69 said...

I absolutely love the image used and adore the dp used and the shaped card.

Jayne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Vicky this is so very beautiful that image is awesome so is your design I love the shape and that bow really makes this card stand out.
Lorraine x

Rebekah said...

What wonderful work, stunning as ever Vicky! thanks for sharing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

coops said...

fantastic card vicky.the image is stunning and i am loving how you did the background and the big lush bow :D

xx coops xx

cardmaking bird said...

Seriously beautiful. The way you'e decoupaged that image is amazing and you must have a hell of a lot of patience!!!! Marie xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Vicky!

Wow just stumbled onto your blog hun and it's fabulous! Gorgeous cards, beautiful colouring and I too have a craft room at the bottom of my garden lol!
Thanks for sharing and will look forward to seeing more of your fab creations :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

wow this one is real beautiful i love this design and they print so well don't they tfs huni xx

Abi said...

Oh this is fabulous! I really love the rich warm colours you've used & great background! xx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Vicky. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

What a beutiful card!

Thanks for joining to the 3d cards challenge blog.

Hugs Ida (DT-Member)

Grenouille Greetings said...

I loved your Mo card. Very, very pretty and this one is so different and also so lovely. Fab bow and flourish and I love the rich colours. Hugs, Lesley