Friday 21 March 2014

Just For You Purple Monochrome

Back again with another Just For You card using one of the Woodware large word stamps.  This one was for one of my school chums whose husband was a best man at our wedding almost thirty years ago.  (I recently posted about their daughter Claire's surprise engagement in New York.)  After receiving this card Linda phoned to say thank you and we had a lovely chat catching up on family news.  They've been in my thoughts this past week as sadly they lost their son due to a car accident ten years ago this month and last Sunday would have been his thirtieth birthday.

This is the card I made for Linda.

The patterned papers used for this one are from Pink Petticoat's Little Swirls design in the lilac colourway, Cuddly Buddly's A Patchwork of Papers Purple and the Nitwit Collection Promises.  Lilac grosgrain ribbon, purple metallic brads and a mixture of paper and fabric flowers were added as embellishments.  Dark purple thread was used to stitch an outline border around the panels.  Purple Encore Metallic ink was sponged on the scalloped edges of the card blank.

Unfortunately there are more of these Just For You cards to be posted as I really enjoy the challenge of putting together papers and embellishments in toning and contrasting colours around them.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday Stitches
MilkCoffee Challenge - At Least 2 Flowers
Divas by Design Challenge - Flower Power
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Sentimental Journey
Paperminutes Challenge 313 - Sentiments
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge - Monochrome
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Monochromatic


  1. This is FABULOUS ... great job Liz! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. waaaaaaah, this is great, I love it!


  3. so gorgeous liz.fab pretty colours and flowers and i love the stamp :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Very sweet card! Love the gorgeous purples! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. this is just stunning Liz, I absolutely love that colour scheme too
    Thank you for playing along with us over on the Divas by design challenge blog
    hugs Lou x

  6. LOVE it! I just got one of those stamps too, and am looking forward to having a play with it! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  7. love what you have done with your card,and well designed too, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs xx

  8. Amazing! Love all the shades of lilac and the sentiment' font.
    Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
    Hugs, Marzena DT

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  10. Gorgeous monochrome card. Love the huge sentiment x Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K xx