Monday 13 January 2014

First Through the Purple Haze Challenge for 2014

Good morning, and I hope your Monday is going well so far! We are having a beautiful (cold) sunny morning here in south east-ish Ireland. Hope you are having a calm and peaceful morning, wherever you are :)
This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, our challenge is 'Anything Goes' and we are kindly sponsored by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS. Pop over and have a look at all the beautiful crafty goodies :)  They are offering 3 digis to the winner.

I got this beautiful digi to play with 'Sally having fun' and I made this card.

I decided for this digi, to paper piece some of the digi. I printed her onto cream paper and pink paper, and then carefully cut out the parts I wanted, in this instance her dress and ribbons in her hair.

I cut out the cream sheet in an oval with my X-Cut nested ovals dies (first time to use them!), and then used the larger die to cut it out with the same pink sheet, as per her dress and ribbon. I coloured with some pencils her hair, bag and runners.

I used some beautiful polka dotted paper for the background, and used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom. I added some washi tape, and a flower and a button. This time I put no sentiment on, but could easily add one for any girly occasion!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new members on the DT, we have 5 new DT teamies joining us this year, check out their talented creations on their blogs.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my card, and thanks for dropping by. Why not head over and take part in the challenge?

I hope to enter this card in a few challenges.
Hobbycutz Challenge Blog - Something New (X-Cut Oval dies)
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 74
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes/pearls or buttons
Digi Sketch Challenge - Say it with Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Have a great Monday,
Eithne :)


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card mrs. I love the washi tape & that punch is fab. xxx

butterfly dream cards said...

What a sweet card it.


Unknown said...

I love the border. So sweet. Faith

Alljazzed2create said...

Hi Eithne, This is a great card, but could I make a suggestion. You might want to download a program called Picmonkey. It is a free editing program tht you can brighten up your image. My cards used to look dull like this as well,and another told me about it with me. I love it

Hope I didn't offend you.. Just wanted to help,

Pam DT

Alljazzed2create said...

Great card.. Love your coloring..


Sara Stacey said...

Love the use of the washi tape. Such a lovely card x

Unknown said...

Fab card Eithne, love the way you've used the washi tape, I never know what to do with it. Fab!xx

Nicola Crowe said...

So pretty Eithne I love the colours you used.... I tried out paper piecing this week too, great minds think a like eh?? xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love how you have worked this card, great paper piecing.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my card :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Crafting From the Heart. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Unknown said...

Stopping by again. Thanks for playing at Hobby Cutz too!

Unknown said...

Eithne, a wonderful card hun, I have still not used Washi Tape on any project, must give it a try, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart this fortnight, best of luck xxx

MA-MI said...

Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge. Hugs Maja

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a cute card! Love the beautiful girl image and how you used washi tape. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Bridie said...

Brilliant card, the washi tape looks great

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a great day!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Crafty Humphreys said...

Really cute card!Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Suz xxx