Wednesday, 31 March 2010

YNS Challenge 13: A Touch of Purple

Hello everyone!

This morning I'd like to share with you my DT card for our brand new challenge (#13) over at Your Next Stamp Challenges! It's Karen's turn to set the challenge this fortnight, and she has chosen the theme of 'Purple - go crazy or just add a touch'.  As you can see, I have added just a touch with my lilac ribbon and button!
I need to make a whole stack of Easter cards, so I decided to go down the very 'clean and simple' route and design a card that I can duplicate fairly quickly and will work using any combo of plain cardstock.  I followed the fab sketch 57 over at Card Patterns and used my 'Hoppy Easter Fhiona' stamp set.  The stamp set comes with 3 small egg stamps, and so I inked these up with my new SU Whisper White ink and stamped them randomly over the aqua cardstock.  I also did some faux stitching by using a paper piercer to pierce holes and then drew between them with a white pen to create 'stitches'.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

1. Card Patterns Sketch 57
2. Embellish Magazine - Colour Challenge with Stitching (light aqua, kraft, light pink) - YNS is sponsoring this challenge, so get yourself on over there and you could win some YNS stamps!
3. Totally Papercrafts Challenge 9 - Pink and Green
4. Colour Create Challenge 41 - Your Choice of Pastels
5. Paperplay Week 12 - Easter
6. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 35 - Easter
7. Daring Cardmakers - How Egg-Citing I hand stamped the eggs in white ink onto the green card
8. Stamp Something - Doodle Something I've 'doodled' the faux stitching
9. The Pink Elephant Challenge 60 - Pastels

Thanks for dropping by!  I'll be back later with my first Quixotic Challenges card!


STAMP: Your Next Stamp 'Hoppy Easter Fhiona'
INK: SU Whisper White stampin' pad, Versamagic Dew Drops 'Sahara Sand' and 'Spring Pansy' 
COLOURING MEDIUM: Whispers Brush Pens
CARD: SU - Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow and Kraft
EMBELLISHMENTS: Buttons & Ribbon from stash, Inkssentials White Opaque pen
TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, SU Mat Pack & Paper-Piercing Tool, Oval Nesties


  1. Awww, this is too cute Sem!! Love it! The faux stitching looks so real too! Great job!!

    Hugs, Naoual xx

  2. Oh what a sweetie Sem, wonderful card.

  3. So sweet Semsee! I love the soft delicate look.
    Lana x

  4. So very very cute and beautiful colors. I love it.


  5. This is beautiful Semsee!! The colors are so soft! Love your coloring and design!! Very delicate and cute!

  6. A lovely delicate card. The colours you have chosen are a lovely combination. I love the way you have stmped the eggs onto the background. Another superb card

  7. Lovely card Simonne! I just love the simple layout and the way you stamped the eggs on the background!

  8. love the colour combo. Thank you for joining the SFTW challenge this week and good luck.

  9. This is so sweet, love the image and colour combo!

    Thanks for playing along with the challenge over at SFTW and good luck!


  10. This is too cute! Way to fit in 2 color challenges!!! Love the eggs stamped in white for the background, and your faux stitching is perfect!

  11. Hiya Sem

    this is beauiful, the image is super duper cute and I love the tones of pink and green you have used.


  12. What a sweet and pretty card Simonne! Love the gorgeous pastel shades and that adorable image.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  13. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  14. Simmone this card is just darling the touch of purple couldn't be more perfect! Beth

  15. So sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  16. Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining us at TPC this week :)
    hugs Ria

  17. Aw such an adorble card, love the image and soft papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Emma x

  18. Such a darling card you made Simonne. Love the little purple you spread around and the eggies background of that DP is cute!

    ps. thanks for all your help :o)

  19. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with Card Patterns this week! xx

  20. This is great! Love your stitching. Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

  21. These colours are stunning in their simplicity! Lovely, cute card beautifully made.
    Thank you for coming over to Play at Colour Create this week!
    Eiglas (GDT)


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x