Saturday, 10 June 2017

Make it Manly

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge. We loved looking at all your creations. The winner of the £10 gift voucher is......


Please email me at  for your prize.

And now onto the top 3......
 1. My craftroom makes:Janice

 8. Caroline H

 84. Lena Loken

Please all grab your banner for your blogs :D

This is a tough one for most of us this month but lets tackle it together. Time to make something for the men in our lives. It could be a son, nephew, dad, friend, partner or any other man in your life. Time to get creating. The winner picked at random will get a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog store.
Here is some inspiration from the DT.......

 For my card I have used a green card base from my stash and a decoupage from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma 8x8 cardmaking pad.

The backing papers I have used are from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Teal Goodie Bag and I have also used a paper from the Sweet Dixie Inspiration 1 paper pad.  On the Sweet Dixie paper I have used my Crafter's Companion Just for Men Urban Graffiti stamp set and stamped various circles using my Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers distress ink using second generation stamping for a lighter effect.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment which was a magazine freebie a few years back, two different ribbons from my stash, gems from the Teal Goodie Bag and three flowers from the Teal Goodie Bag with stamens added to the centre.

My make for this month was a real strange one for coloured image is unheard of in my world lol. But I tried & I kinda like the out come!
For my card I used various Tim Holts distress inks antique linen, tea dye & vintage photo to cover the back board. After cutting out my 'tool set' die cuts from the Just For Men Signature Collection by Sara Davies I attached them with brads from my stash. I then took a sheet of DP, the 'Urban' from the Just For Men' Signature Collection by Sara Davies. I layered it up using 'Collall' all purpose glue to stick it together, to give the back board a lift I used 'Collall 3D' glue with tools to stick it down. I then used 'onyx black' Versafine to stamp out the Sentiments from the 'Rock Star' Just For Men Signature Collection by Sara Davies. Then put it altogether on a '6" square white card blank'
Further details are on my blog 'The Camels Hump'

I used a 6"x6" Card Blank and papers from the Just for Men Urban 6"x6" Paper Collection Pad to create my card.  I also used the Just for Men Pop Dotty 6"x6" embossing folder and the Just for Men Happy Birthday die.  I used Collall All Purpose Glue to adhere my papers and Collall 3D Glue to attach the stars and sentiment.

For my card I have coloured this super cute digi from Mo's digital pencil with spectrum noir illustrator pens, The papers are first editions wild flowers and Crafters companion Just for men brights. It is all on a 6x6 card and the little glossy blobs are the brilliant black tie enamel accents. It was all stuck together using collall glue

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Fabulously Floral

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge and share your fun and happy creations for children we loved looking at them all :D
The winner as picked at random is........

Please email me at to get your voucher :D

And the top 3 are....


Please grab the top 3 banner to show off on your blogs.

Now onto this months challenge. We are trying something a little different now as far as the top 3 go. You will notice on the links that have been added you can now vote. Anyone can vote and you have upto 10 votes. So if you love what someone has done give them a quick vote and the top 3 will be the people that have the most votes :) 
As for the challenge itself, I don't know about you but my garden is just starting to properly come back to life now and we want you to get inspired by those beautiful flowers. Show us what you can do and have the chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog store.
Here is some inspiration from the amazing DT......

For my card I have used a card blank from my Teal Goodie Bag.  I have used two different papers from the Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad.  The image I have used is a topper from Lily of the Valley.
I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft doily which I coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, flowers (stamped and embossed with my new Velvet WOW embossing powder which is such a lovely quality, the flowers were then cut out and finished off with a sequin in the centre), ribbon and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.


I used a Dovecraft C6 Rectangular Card Blank and papers from the Dovecraft Painted Blooms 6 x 6 Paper Pad to create my card.  The sentiment is a Dovecraft Sentiment Stamp stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and I added some gems from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Goody Bag - Pink.


I found this fabulous stamp which was a magazine freebie along time ago. I stamped it out using 'onyx black' Versafine onto 'Ranger' watercolour card. I then coloured using my own watercolour pencils. Cut out using various dies that I own. I then took a 'C6 deckled edge white card blank' & covered with pink card. Then I took a sheet of 'Back To Basics' Bright Spark paper & covered it leaving a space at the edges. Then I took a Sara Davies, 'Fancy Flourish' die cut & some
'Painted Bloom' gems & added them all to my card using 'Collall' all purpose glue. Finishing it off with a 'Thanks' sentiment from the 'It's All in the Words' set by Sweet Dixie. You can find further details on my blog The Camels Hump


I used this very old stamp from LOTV - one of my favourite florals - to make this very simple card.
The base is a 6x6 inch card and  the image was stamped with Memento ink in grey flannel  onto  watercolour card .  Then coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils in floral shades.  I cut and embossed a frame and tag from white card with pierced dies and mounted it all onto black card using my favourite collall all purpose glue.  Then finally a tiny bow to finish it off!
Full details on my blog - What I did by Judith Hall


I used a 6x6 Card Blank, pretty floral papers from Dovecraft Bright Spark and Dovecraft Gemstones. Then heat embossed flower centres with Wow Taffeta Pink Glitter Embossing Power using Embossing Pen & Heat Tool


For my project this time I have done something a bit different and used the beautiful Hobby Arts stamps peonies and poppy heads with some fabric paint to decorate this bag :)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Time to celebrate the little people :)

Thank you again for everyone that joined our last challenge and sorry for the delayed start of this one. 
So first things first the winner of last months challenge as picked at random is:
Thank You Fairy Much!

Please contact me at to get your voucher code :D

And then these are our top 3 (don't forget to grab the badge to show off on your blog)

Easter Bunny

Now onto this months challenge. We want you to really have fun with this one and create something for children or young people. The prize is again a £10 voucher for the Crafty Purple frog shop. 

This month we are joined by the brilliant Jarka Ef as GDT and this is her great creation....
Using Fab foil bright gold, Fab foil Purple, Fab foil Teal, Bonding powder, Make a wish clear stamp,Cutesy Anya stamp and antique linen distress ink pad.

Here is some more inspiration from the DT.....

I have done two cards this week both using the super cute unicorn from the greeting farm magical day set
I couloured them with spectrum noir pens then put them on foam pads so they stand out from the rest of the card. The cards are C6 size and the dotty papers and buttons are from the pinks goody bag, the neutrals goody bag and the teal goody bag. The green paper is from the bright spark set and the sentiment is from the sweet dixie it's all in the words set. They are all put together with collall glue.

For my card I have used the Dovecraft Back to Basics Goody Bag in Teal.  I have used the card blank, 2 backing papers, gem and buttons.  I have used a Elizabeth Bell stamp that I got free with a magazine last year.  I have coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.  On a piece of decorative card I have used glue and Wow! Sparkles Santorini Preimum Glitter for a little bit of sparkle.  
using Back to Basics Bright Spark design papers. I also had my first play with one of the Fab Foils, I had fun with the silver glitter. I thought I would pop a doily behind to add an extra feature along with the flourish die cut, well part of it anyhoos! I put it all together using Collall all purpose glue on a 5" square white card blank adding a sentiment from the Its All In The Words set by Sweet Dixie
I have created a 6 x 6" card for a young boy using papers from the Just For Men 6" x 6" Paper Pad - Brights Collection.  I used them to cover the card base and also cut a star from another of the papers.  The sentiment is from the Just For Men A6 Stamp Set - Rock Star stamped onto one of the papers.  I attached the star and sentiment using foam pads.  To complete my card I added a number four and some punched stars covered with Glossy Accents.

I used a 6x6 Card Blank with Little Angel Paper. I inked Spun Sugar Distress Ink on a piece of card, Stamped and Embossed the Dovecraft Stars Sentiment & some stars with Brand New Wow Taffeta Pink Embossing Glitter using Embossing Ink Pad & Heat Tool. Then used Embossing Pen round the edge and heat embossed that the same. I love the finished sparkle! 
On my second card I used Dovecraft Bright Spark PaperDistress Inks (stormy sky & tumbled glass) to make the sea background on the image, New Seahorse Glitter on the Die cuts and finished with Glossy accents on the bubbles and Foam pads under the middle of the sentiment.

for my card this month I used one of the card kits by Dovecraft in Teal one of my fav colour.
The card base I created a pocket out of the card blanks in the kit, the little buttons are so cute and also from the kit. I used my fav glue from collall to add the pattern papers this glue is fab as it wont make the papers warp. The 3 little teal bling gems I add to the left corner of the card are from the teal kit.
The pull out tab I added the teal pattern paper an a little sentiment, then a little flower from the kit with a button. I also used some of the flowers on the front of the card.
To finish I add a sentiment label there are loads to choose from in the kit.
the kits come in other colours to.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Lovely ladies

Thank you so much to everyone that took part in our challenge last week. I loved them all so I am so glad that the winner is picked at random.
The winner is.....
2.Lisa J 

 Please email me at for your voucher code

Then onto the top 3 and I had a hard time picking but the top 3 for last month are....

Softly Colored Critters for a Get Well/We’re Rooting for You Card


 Jane Savage
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Now onto this months challenge....
We all have ladies in our lives that we love. It could be your children, mother, friend or any of the amazing girls or ladies that are part of your life. This challenge is to make something for them. 
The prize for the random winner is a £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty Purple Frog store.
We are joined this month by a guest designer Carol Gunn and here is her beautiful card

 Using a C6 card and pearls

Here is some more inspiration from the DT ......

For my card I have used the following items First Edition Storyteller paper pad, Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink, Crafter's Companion Textures Distress embossing folder, Dovecraft "Friends" stamped sentiment and some Dovecraft Bohemian sequins.

The gems, sentiment and papers for this card are from the neutrals goody bag, The card is C6 size, The cute lady is Loveable Anya from the greeting farm  I have coloured her and done the dots around all the edges with spectrum noir illustrator pens. And it is all put together with collall glue and foam pads to make her stand out from the rest of the card.

'Rocker Chick' image by Kraftin' Kimmie, stamped using 'onyx black' Versafine.
Fussy cut out & glued into place using Collall all purpose glue. The gold design paper is from the 'Botanical Notes' paper pack by First Edition. The background has been made using various Tim Holtz distress inks, hickory smoke, weathered wood, faded jeans, peacock feathers & mustard seed. I then stamped the 'Rock Star' sentiment which is from the Just For Men set. All put together onto a
5" white card blank.

I used a 6x6 card blank and Little Angel Papers. I heat embossed the sentiment using a Embossing PadEbony Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. Then added White Lace and a line of Dovecraft Gemstones as I do love to embellish!

I have used a 6x6 card blank and papers from the Dovecraft Floral Muse 6x6 Paper Pack to create a Shabby Chic card. I added lots of Dovecraft Floral Muse Paper Flowers and cut two flourishes using the Butterfly Lullaby Die - Fancy Flourishes and heat embossed them using Versamark Ink and WOW Embossing Powder. I used Collall all purpose glue to put everything together.


I have used Tim Holtz distress inks in peacock feathers, worn lipstick and fossilised amber
Wow embossing powders used with my heat toolDovecraft Bohemian sequins and an assortment of dies

I created this card for either a Mothers day card for a new mum or a Nan or a first birthday card for a little girls first Birthday bit either way it is for that Special Person.
I use the Back to Basics Dovecraft kit in Pink my fav colour,
I created a pocket card by using two of the pink cards in the kit, there is everything in the kit to make some fab projects.
I added the pink buttons from the kit to the card front then in the centre of the buttons I placed some bling yes also in the kit there is so much in there. There flowers are from my stash but I added some WOW glittery embossing powder called Taffeta Pink to the flowers for that extra bling the photo does not do the glitter effect justice the WOW powders are so nice. I also added the embossing powder to the edge of the pull out card centre.
I used my Favourite glue of all Collall glue as it doesn't make the paper warp like some wet glues
To finish of the inside of my card I added a sentiment from the kit, there are a selection to choose from 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Challenge 4 - Love is all around

Thank you to everyone that entered our last challenge. We loved seeing your creations :D
The winner as picked at random is.........
 15. Tracey Mo

 Please contact me at so I can send you your discount code.

The top 3 are...

 2.Kaly sto

19. Especially for you cards


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Now onto the new challenge for this month and we want you to get inspired by love. Whether it is a creation for a good friend, a wedding or your loved one we want to feel the love 💓
The winner picked at random will get a £10 gift voucher to spend on things that you fall in love with in the Crafty Purple Frog shop.
Here is some more inspiration from the DT including our 2 new members Kym and Judith ......

with a "with love from me to you" card using Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad, Dovecraft Back to Basics heart doily edged with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink, stamped hearts, stamped sentiment, ribbon and little daisies cut from the backing paper.


Using a 5x5 scalloped card, First editions black out paper, red pearls, The image is from the greeting farm Cutesy Anya, coloured with spectrum noir illustrator pens all put together with collall glue and 3D gell to make her stand out from the rest of the card.
The little hearts around the edge and the main sentiment are from stampin' up sealed with love stamp set. If you would like to find out more about Stampin' Up please feel free to email or message me :)

Using  'Hugs & Kisses' stamped image from the Everyday In Moonbeam Meadow, stamped using Versafine onyx black. Coloured using various Tim Holtz distress inks onto 'Ranger' watercolour paper. Using a '5" square white card blank'  covered with 'Floral Muse' design papers by Dovecraft all stuck together using 'Collall' all purpose glue

I used a 6 x 6" card blank and some First Edition Botanical Notes Papers, I have distressed the edges of everything and inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The butterflies are the Flit and Flutter dies from the Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Signature Collection and the flourish is the Fancy Flourishes die from the Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Signature Collection.  The sentiment is from the Big Sentiments stamp set stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink.  Everything has been put together using Collall All Purpose Glue and Collall Glue Gel.

I jumped right into the love theme this month! I used the adorable Moonbeam Meadow stamp and inked the sky with Distress Ink. Teamed with these gorgeous Dovecraft Bright Spark Papers and White Pearls. Finished with Glossy Accents over the sentiment Die cut to give it a shiny plastic look.


There's nothing like a heart to say love! Using a 6x6 card blank I took inspiration from these fabulous Story Teller papers from First Edition - such rich colours with glittery gem effects and some pearlecents too - they're gorgeous.  I die cut some hearts and using a whole stack of papers layered them up inside and out using Collall all purpose glue and some Collall 3D glue gel for added dimension.  I then embellished with  some lovely Dovecraft Bohemian sequins - perfect with those purples and pinks in the papers.  The cute little peg is from Dovecraft
Finally the sentiment also from Dovecraft stamped on the little diecut heart finished it off perfectly