Friday, 7 September 2007

Daring Cardmakers Christmas purple challenge...



So, we'd like you to make and show a Christmas card which incorporates the following:
Some Paper Tearing
The colour Purple
AND
It has to have at least one hole somewhere in the design!
Well this one was certainly a challenge!!!!! Purple sure ain't my thing!!!!! I don't use holes in cards either! So my card has turned out kind of PANTS really!!!!!!!!!!!!! Searched through my stash and didn't have any relevant purple Christmas bits, but eventually I found this purple pearlescent cardstock which I have never used before( nor will I ever use again!!) and some HOTP pp in a similar shade which I used for the tearing part of the dare.
I also found this silver embossed cardstock which is so old I didn't even know I had it but it did have a Christmas theme on so I thought I would use that up as well. I used a circle punch to cut the hole and also to cut out the 'celebrate' definition. I finished off with some organza ribbon in black, purple and white and a little Christmas charm.
Apologies for photo quality the light kept reflecting off the pearlesent card.
So I have completed the dare but I am far from happy with this one. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!
Enjoy your weekend!
Sarah x

32 comments:

Lythan said...

I really love it. It is HEAPS better than mine!!!! purples is hard to photograph as well as use!

Lynne said...

It looks amazing Sarah - your card is fab.

Hazel said...

You really ought to be pleased with this - it's a terrific card - very classy

Anice said...

It's not pants at all! It's turned out much better than mine! Great card.

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, love it, you really nailed it.

EllePiggo said...

Just fabulous :)
Vanessa.

Sue said...

what a LOVELY card

perfect


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All Pink said...

wow what a classy card its beautiful ,Dawnxx

Sam Morris said...

You really are waaaaay too hard on yourself Sarah, I think this is fabulous!! Love the sentiment behind the appeture and really love how you make non traditional colours look so Christmassy! Adorable little charm too ;o)

Andrea said...

Very stylish card

Deb said...

This card is fab, I really love it,you did a great job!

Kaz said...

Well I really like your card Sarah, it looks classy with the charm and ribbons.

Kathy said...

Sarah, this is a STUNNING card - it's so stylish and classy, I know I'd be thrilled to receive it and I bet I'm not alone.

Michelle said...

well I like it! Very sophisticated

Anne said...

Oooohh, I like this, very classy! (and definitely NOT pants!)

stamp and scrape said...

This is so elegant - LOVE IT!
Ros

Paula said...

This is very beautiful, Sarah.

I can definately agree trying to get a decent shot of this colur is a nightmare, took me almost 4 days to get mine ready for Kathy to put on the DCM blog. It kept coming out lilac!!

I love purple & even bought decorations in silver & purple one year with white tinsel. Sadly I had a cruddy camera back then, so not very good photos for memories.

Samm said...

Gorgeous card! looks very classy!

Samm
x

Louly said...

Pants???? Sarah, this card is gorgeous! I know what you mean about purple though, I really struggled to use it too.

Tracey said...

You should be happy - this card is lovley!

Magickdiva said...

Wow - I think you are being far too hard on yourself - I love this card and would be so delighted to receive it at Christmas! Its fab!

Rein said...

Gorgeous card!

Anna said...

This is so lovely. Just my kind of card. I especially love the little charm.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is such a lovely, rich purple. Great card, finished just right by the charm!

Dolly Mixtures said...

I think this card is one of my favourites for this challenge. It is so sytlish and elegant. Perfect in every way!

Juliet said...

Stunning card Rachel!

Sadie B said...

Stunning Sarah

Jackie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Sarah!

Clare said...

Great card, love the ribbons with the charm tied to them.

Looby said...

Gorgeous card - love it!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Very elegant

Deanne said...

that is a really gorgeous card, and you should defo use more purple in the future if they turn out like that.
really lovely