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
Pleasse grab your top three banner to show off on your blogs :D

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


Please grab your top 3 badge and add it to your blog with pride.

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

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New beginings

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with over the busy Christmas and new year time. I hope you all had a brilliant holiday and didn't have to work too much. 
It is time for the winner announcement. Drum roll please.........

The top 3 are.....

 Well done all of you and Marianne please send me an email at
to claim your voucher :D
Top 3 feel free to grab your badge from the side bar.

It is that time of year again to celebrate all things new. It could be new year, a wedding a new baby, a new job. Anything at all that symbolises a new start or new part of someones life :D I hope you have fun with this one and we look forward to seeing what you all create.
The prize is a £10 gift voucher for you to spend on anything you like in the Crafty Purple frog store.
Here is some inspiration from the DT.........

Shell with a new home creation
'Love Birds' from the Moonbeam Meadow collection, using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to colour in. I then used design papers, flowers, buttons & a card blank from the 'Teal' Dovecraft Back to Basics goody bag. All stuck together using 'Collall' all purpose glue.


I made a Champagne Bottle Shaped New Year Card using Traditional Christmas Luxury Gold Patterned Card and Dovecraft Pearls


I have created a New Baby card using the Just a Note stamp from the Moonbeam Meadow collection.  I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens to colour the cute image and added a sentiment from the Sweet Dixi Big Sentiments stamp set.  The papers are from the Neutral Dovecraft Back To Basics Goody Bag, I inked the edges of everything with Distress Ink and added a bow.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Don't get beaten by the winter blues

A massive THANK YOU to everyone that joined in our first ever blog challenge. There were so many amazing creations. The winner as chosen at random is...



Please check the email account you used to link your creation later for the voucher from me :D

The top 3 as picked by the DT are......

I will make sure you all get your badges to display on your blogs with pride :D

Now it is time for the next challenge and we still have a DT call open for another month as I know that we are only just getting a lot of people find us and so I want to give as many people as possible the chance to enter. If you want to try out for the DT please put DT by your name when you enter.

We thought this month we would try to make the winter blues work for us and create something that uses mainly blues :) It doesn't have to be a winter theme we just need to see you using blue. 
The winner picked at random will get a £10 voucher to spend in the crafty purple frog store.
We have 2 new DT members to introduce to you this month. They are Pauline and Lucy. Please join us in welcoming them and leave them some love :D


For this card I have used the super cute Frosty stamp that I have coloured with spectrum noir illustrator pens. I then used some foam pads to make him stand out from the background a bit. The sentiment is from the contemporary sentiments stamp set and stamped in memento black ink
 the design paper is from the spring sentiments paper pack. The twine is from the blue skies set. I put it all together with collall glue on a C6 card.

For this card I have used some of the brand new Wow! Embossing powders, Avocado, misty sky and perissa. The back ground stamp is called Tropical and the sentiment is called friendship. The little gems are from the teal goody bag. The card is a 5x5 scalloped card and I put it all together with collall glue.

I used a 6x6 Card blank and rubbed Distress Ink onto a panel of Watercolour Paper, then dotted water using a Water Brush and dabbed it off to remove dots of ink for a snowy look! I also used SticklesWhite Pearls and Dovecraft Lace to finish.

For my card I have used the adorable Christmas Kisses stamp from the Moonbeam Meadow collection.  I used  Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens to colour the cute image and inked the edges with Distress Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Christmas Kisses stamp set.  I used Collal glue to put everything together on a 6 x 6" white card blank.


For my card I used this adorable stamp from CC Designs called Snowflake
I coloured her in in Blues to match the theme, I added sparkle to the snowflakes and pom poms with Stickles which I also added to the flowers as well. The Design papers I used are by First Addition called Gilded Winter, the little wooden tree is from my stash as are the flowers. The glue I used to adhere my papers is my most fav paper glue Collall glue as it doesn't make the paper warp.
The card blanks are 5x5 by Dovecraft

I Loved the Winter blue theme this month, with the First Addition Christmas paper pads using this blue and brown colour so much I made another card this time using the pad called Christmas Promise
the Dies and flowers are from my stash, the papers adhered together with Colloll glue and card blanks 5x5 by Dovecraft

I just loved making this card, using one of my favourite images  'Magical Star' from the Christmas Moonbeam Meadow collection. To colour this fabulous image I decided to stamp it on 'Ranger' water coloured paper & colour it using Tim Holtz distress inks & pens. I then stuck it all together using 'Collall' all purpose glue & 'Collall 3D' glue with tools all stuck onto '6" square white card blank'

Huge hugs to you all 

Amy and the Crafty Purple Frog DT xx