Thursday, January 12, 2012

Purple Thursday

I thought this Penny Black slapstick stamp would be perfect for the Less is More purple challenge only problem was I need a light and dark purple and the only one I could find was Perfect Plum and Light Plum inkpads from Stampin Up. Then when I cut out the balloons and made it predominately purple the light Plum which looks more like pink stood out more than the purple.
Never mind I thought I would have a go with distress inks instead, so I stamped a couple pieces of card and embossed with white powder than got down to blending Mulled ! and Dusty Concord. Made a lovely job with just the right amount of distressing then stamped a verse in the middle looked b****y awful and it went in the bin.
I also distess a couple of bits of card to stamp using black ink this wasn't the time for the inkpad not being juicy enough and it was only when I stamped did I find out so they went in the bin.
So that left this one but there are issues first off, there is a mark in the middle which a butterfly is conveniently hiding but one odd butterfly looks out of place consequently there are now three butterflies using a very old punch.
Then there is the smudged sentiment because I'm stamping on linen card you need to be extra firm guess I was bit too firm. But here it is in all its glory and I shall be wearing purple for the next few days.

58 comments:

  1. Wow they're both gorgeous Debby!
    Hugs Heidy

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  2. Looks fab to me Hun lol

    Hugs Wendy

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  3. Wow! These are gorgeous! I especially love the latter one, so beautiful and delicate.

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  4. Beautiful cards, Debby. I love the balloons but those flowers on the second card are amazing! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  5. Considering the problems you had making these cards, they are both stunners! I love the balloons and may have to borrow that idea with my Clarity balloon stamps and your 2nd card is gorgeous, love the colour and those butterflies just finish it off nicely :)

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  6. Wunderschön sind Deine Karten. Besonders die zweite gefällt mir sehr.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uschi

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  7. Two beautiful cards Debby,I especially like the second one...Had a similar thing yesterday just finished colouring an image,went to move an ink pad the lid came of and it fell straight on to the image,I was not a happy bunny,so sulked and didn't do any crafting for the rest of the day..lol...
    Mandy x

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  8. Wearing purple sounds good to me Debby, lol! Sounds like you had a real time of it making these two. The bottom one is my fave.

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  9. Morning sweetie these are fabulous I love the colours you have used, love the bottom one the best its a butterfly thing hugs pops x

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  10. Your sceond card is sooooooooooo lovely with all those gorgeous flowers and butterflies!!!

    Irene

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  11. Lovely cards, very elegant in all their simplicity. Really love the colour purple. Hugs, Nicole

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  12. Oooh Wow Debby..... who would have ever known you'd had problems!! Those cards are both FAB-U-LOUS but I particularly love the second one! I would love to know what stamp you've used and how you've achieved that look? Could you email me??
    Big Hugs
    Christine x

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  13. Two gorgeous creations Debby. Love the first one.xxx

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  14. Two beatuful and stunning cards Debby.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  15. Fabulous cards Debby! LOve them both!
    Chrissyxx
    Sounds easier to do what I call 'normal' cards...than 'More is Less' or is that Less is More lol.

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  16. Well Debby I hope you look as good in purple as your cards do!
    They are both fabulous!
    I love everything about them both.
    The first is SO perfect. I love the image and your layout is stunning!
    Love the score lines as well as the images on the second. The stray butterflies have created a unique card. I really think the bits that we add to cover our "mishaps" often are the things that make handmade card special.
    Great cards!

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  17. Was looking at the hearts stamp just yesterday, will I or won't I! Makes a lovely card but oh I do love the second one, simply stunning for me Debby. Carolxx

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  18. Love your cards Debby and what fabulous colours!
    Clairexx

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  19. Both cards are beautiful and loving the purple
    x catherine

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  20. WOW, I think they are both fabulous!!! You're the only one who can see those mistakes, I certainly can't, lol!!! I think they look perfect! Hugs, Brigitte

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  21. Two beautiful cards lovely the 2nd one its so vibrant, the hearts one is lovely to plain and simple but lovely. Aud x

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  22. Oooh a lovely set of cards hun xxx

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  23. Wow, these are gorgeous!!!
    xoxo Anita

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  24. Wow wonderful The flowers is so beautiful. Hugs Marja

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  25. Both are gorgeous sweetie. I love your honesty, I am glad that someone as great as you makes mistakes like the rest of us. Lol!!! We would never know if you hadn't told us.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  26. Wat zijn ze alletwee weer super mooi
    Groetjes

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  27. What a fun card! :)

    love this...if it is PINk i think i go crazy! :)

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  28. oh wow these are both beautiful Debby. I just love those hot air balloons .. so different
    Lisa x

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  29. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  30. Wow these are well worth all the effort that it took to get there! both are gorgeous!!! and thank you for visiting x x

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  31. Both fab but the butterfly one is gorgeous and I reckon your rejects that hit the bin are porbably better than the only card of mine I was happy with xx

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  32. Both fabby cards Debby. Hugs x

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  33. Hi Debby,
    These look fantastic to me. I love the colours and despite your problems I think that they are brilliant.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  34. Two simply splendiferous cards - couldn't possibly pick a fave!

    Welcome to 2012

    Kathyk

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  35. Love these purple cards, Debbie especially the purple background with the white flowers .... nice change to see reverse stamping.

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  36. I particularly love your perfectly-placed butterflies :-) Seriously, it wouldn't have been "right" without them! Donna

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  37. I love both these cards they are fab. The shades of purple on the baloons are gorgeous and the flowers on the second are perfect! xx

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  38. both beautiful cards and colours Debby!

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  39. Wow love these cards Debby, especially the butterfly one.. when I make a mistake on my cards I always say that to myself that it's a sign that I need to put something there ;) .. so no mistakes done ha ha

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  40. Hi Debby, both of your cards are gorgeous. I do love the balloon stamp xx

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  41. Well they both look fab to me Debby!
    Helen x

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  42. WOW !!!

    Diese Karte ist wuuunderschön !

    Ein Traum !

    liebe Grüße
    aus Österreich
    frieda

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  43. Two beautiful cards - love purple. Hugs, Claire x

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  44. Gorgeous cards sweetie I soooo love the colour.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  45. Both these cards are stunning.

    Kath x

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  46. stunning cards debby,fabulous designs :D

    xx coops xx

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  47. Two great cards Debby!
    I love the one with the floral band.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  48. They both look lovely to me.

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  49. Oh Debby, I love the purple heart balloons, fabulous 3D scene :)
    Jenny x

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  50. Both are lovely cards Debby, I adore those hot air balloons and think they are my favourite hugs Karen x

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  51. Debby, Both your cards are stunning:) Sandra H

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  52. Gorgeous cards Debby loving all the purple. luv gina xx

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  53. Wow, this is again a masterpiece.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  54. Both stunning Debby, I love the balloons. That's such a brilliant take on them. theya re usually so vibrant, I love it this way

    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More!

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  55. Fabulous cards Debby, love both, Gay xxx

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  56. Two gorgeous cards, the purple is divine and the simple, classic lines always are a sure winner xxxxx Amanda

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