Monday, 15 October 2012

Thanks and Thoughts.

Welcome back :)

I am still on my self imposed challenge of resisting the urge to buy new supplies, and use up what I already have. As all crafties understand, it is one of the easiest things in the world to see some pretty paper, embellishments, stamps or whatever the case may be, and believe 100% that they are needed and should be bought. It doesn't even matter if you know you have absolutely no time in the near future to craft, or have anything specific that you need to make - that new range of papers is coming home regardless.

I am quite proud of myself for resisting this urge for as long as I have....that's why I bought a new embossing machine the other day...:) Kind of like a little reward....tee's my first embossing machine and I love it. I might even name it. I have been wanting one for so long and was going to wait for Santa to perhaps drop one off but I found a good deal and went for it. Yippee! So stay tuned for embossing. I might even emboss the bills to make them a little more attractive....and just so I can use my machine.

Now for some craft... The papers I used for these cards were really versatile. Most of the detail was already on the paper, all I had to do was be a bit creative with what I already had in stock. See what you think.

Card stock by American Crafts "Aloe" & "Grape" (Thank You Card) & "Lilac" (Just For You Card)
Papers by K & Company "Sparkly Sweet"
Inks by Versa Color Sage 187 & Boysenberry 26
Yarn by DMC #553
Rhinestones by Kaisercraft
Stamps and flower punch - not sure of the brand, sorry! Have had them for a long time. 

I used a flower punch to create some double layered blooms, and added some yarn to the flower stem for some detail. One of the papers in the collection had some nice big patterns to cut out and use as elements - you can see this to the top left of the "thank you". 

A little something for the inside...

And some detail for the inside.

I love the colours in these cards. The combination on the papers was probably something I would not have come up with myself. It was fun working with some different shades. These cards will soon be available as a 2 pack at my Etsy store - The Little Purple Forest Shop. Stay tuned!

In one of my previous posts, I made a card for a friend who was soon to be married. She had a High Tea as part of her celebrations. You can see the card I made for her here. Coming up in the next post is the card I made for the newly weds. Think tropical.....curious? See you soon!

Thanks for visiting :)



  1. Abs,
    I think you should call it "The Boss" heehee. I am so like that with stationery, books, art supplies...anything teachery really. It is a sad affliction that is little known to the public, we may need a support group, lol
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

    1. Tan,
      Paul calls it in Em Boss...perhaps I should call it Bruce...
      A support group is a great idea. We could meet whenever we have the urge to buy maybe most days?


  2. Yet another amazing card!!! Love the colours and extra little bits of TLC added. Great detail inside as well...
    Deb x

    1. Thanks Deb :) The colours in this paper pad are a little different and so pretty.

      Abs x


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