Tuesday, 1 January 2019

* Crafts Galore Encore: Purple Pansies


Happy New Year!
I hope 2019 brings you happiness, good health and peace.

We have a new challenge for January at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. The theme is always Anything Goes.

Our sponsor for January is Sprinkle and Sparkle who are generously offering a $15 store voucher to the challenge winner.

I was given a digi stamp to work with and I chose the Purple Pansies:

I used the pre coloured version of the digi stamp and arranged the elements around the sentiment before printing it our three times. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut the base. I added more colour to the background with Pan Pastels and a soft brush. I fussy cut the rows of pansies and leaves from the second set to decoupage around the sentiment. Finally, a third set of pansies were fussy cut to be added as a top layer.
I matted my base onto shimmery dark green paper and attached it to a white card base. It makes a beautiful spring card.

Many thanks to our sponsor
I hope you'll take a look at their store and enter our challenge with the chance to win a $15 store voucher.

I hope you'll pop to over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs.

We'd love to see your creations. 

Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Allsorts #499 Thanks a Bunch 04/01
A Gem of A Challenge #234 AG 05/01
Jo's Scrapshack #265 AG 06/01
Always Fun #91 AG 07/01 TOP 3

Crafty Sentiments Celebrate 08/01
TTCRD AG 08/01 TOP 3
My Time to Craft #387 Something New 10/01
Sparkle n Sprinkle Jan 26/01
SnS Facebook Challenge WINNER

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. A gorgeous card Carole. Lovely design and dimension. Happy New Year! xx

  2. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love the way you have used the image. The design is so beautiful. Happy New Year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous card, Carole! I love it! :o)

  4. A BEAUTIFUL FLORAL FRAME FOR A LOVELY SENTIMENT. Thanks for sharing with us here at http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
    Good luck with your entry
    Shirley-Anne DT

  5. Lovely shades of purple and pinks and a great design, lovely sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Thanks a Bunch' over at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. GORGEOUS card!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the design and decoupage pansies - WOW!

  8. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again!
    New theme is "hearts and flowers";-))m

  9. Your popped up flowers look incredible and your design is so elegant looking! I especially love the colors! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  10. Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. A beautiful card, Carole, the purple pansies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  12. Your card is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!!!! Thank you for participating over at Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Challenges. DT Melanie

  13. Wow! your card is awesome, love it, love it, love it! Love the background, Thank you for play with us in Pink Gems Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  14. What a beautiful way to use the digi. Gorgeous background too!

  15. SOO pretty! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge this month! Good Luck!

    Jess - DT


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