Saturday, 7 January 2012

2nd post - challenge entry!

Hi there,

I should start calling this two post Saturday ...... this is my second post of the day and, if you missed my earlier post you can see it here

Over on the fabulous Clean And Simple blog Simply Less Is More this week's challenge theme is "PREDOMINANTLY PURPLE" Well, given the name of my blog it can some as NO SURPRISE that I was delighted with this week's challenge and may well be giving it a go several times - any excuse to play with purples! No other rules than Clean And Simple with plenty of plain white space. I've had this particular stamp set a while and only used it a very few times so I decided it should defo have another outing today - hope you agree .....



Materials used:
  • 6" scallop edged square white 300 gsm card and matching envelope
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle umbrella and boot inked in Color Box Violet
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle raindrops inked in Color Box Heliotrope
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black

I used the umbrella, raindrops and sentiment on the insert and envelope too

Just over a year ago I bought a brilliant purple "wind proof" vented umbrella - plainly the BEST purchase I EVER made as it has yet to get wet!!! The sun is shining here today so I'm hopeful that it won't get used again today but ......... part of me wants to use my umbrella!!!! How sad am I?

Hope you're all enjoying your Saturday

40 comments:

Willy said...

Fabulous card and great idea!

Lilian said...

Love the card Kathy and the colour.
Take care lilian

Suzilou said...

This is brilliant Kathy, I did think of you when I saw the theme this week :) Expect to be seeing more entries from you this week for this one hehe xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful card, love the purple!!! Could have done with that umbrella, it was quite warm here today and we had a thunderstorm, it bucketed down just when I had to leave my friends with all my craft gear. She gave me green garbage bags to cover my trolleys and I had to wade through water carrying them to put them in the boot!
Sandy

Dora said...

Kathy, I knew you would be delighted when I saw the them :) I immediately thought of you... and I love your card .. the image is really pretty xxx

catherine said...

love the clean and simple in this card. Everything just stands out so well. Fab colour to use
x catherine

clare said...

when i saw the purple theme over at LIm. i knew there would be a card from you!! love them wellie boots!!x

Brenda Brown said...

A perfect theme for you then Kathy and a perfect card too.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anne said...

It's your theme Kathy! Great card, love it
Anne
x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, what fab stamps! xx

Debs M said...

great card...surely as it's purple you are going to enter more than once.... fabby images and sentiment x

Chrissie said...

I knew there was a certain someone who would be delighted with our challenge theme this week!!!!!
I love the stamps you used too!
Great job.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Katina said...

Great card Kathy; perfect for the shocking weather we're having!
xx

Mandi said...

Have to admit you sprang to my mind Kathy, hope you aren't cross with us for not liking purple lol
Terrific card, love the design
Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

ding said...

Super card love how the scalloped edge of the card picks up the detail on the brolly.
Diane

Zoe Sanderson said...

Ooh purple rain, didn't the Prince of purpleness write about that?

Super card great stamp set XOXO Zoe

SHARY said...

Love this!!!

Vaktmästarn said...

Dear Kathy, thank you for your kind words on my somewhat feeble try at making a CAS card. I'm very glad I found your blog, because I've now been browsing and having a great time at that.

Love your pre school test with the bus. Laughed loudly as I felt like the person banging her (?) head in the wall and had to show the test to my common-law-husband. He didn't seem to engage too many of his brain cells in his effort to answer the question either, and he's been a bus driver!!! You've got bright kids in the UK:)

I'm looking forward to following you on your quest of exploring mixed media art. It seems very interesting. Well, I'd better stop now or I'll end up writing a novel.

Take care!
Hugs, Outi

Carol said...

Fab card Kathy, love the stamps. Carol x

Annette said...

Beautiful CAS card Kathy. The umbrella and boot are so cute.

Gillian said...

What a great card Kathy. Love the sentiment.

Diane said...

Very cute use of the stamps.....love that umbrella....I had a wonderful "raining cats & dogs umbrella" I had special ordered once, and left it hang on my cart after shopping...it was never returned, and I was so said for the losing it...sigh!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Well if you didn't take part I would have been very surprised. Great stamps, great stamping and great colours and as always a great post.

Marie

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a cute set of stamps and great saying. Brilliant. xxx

JeNjOy said...

Perfect
Unique
Really great
Pleasing to the eye.
Lovely
Exquisite

Jenjoy x

Jan said...

Fabulous card & a Happy New year xx Jan

Sally H said...

Oh wow! What a fab set of stamps! Gorgeous card!

Katiejane said...

This is too cute, what great stamps! Love your new profile pic btw :)

Lynne said...

As soon as I saw this weeks challenge, I thought of you Kathy. Wonderful card.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Fabulous card Kathy, I love the stamps and sentiment :) I thought of your blog as soon as I saw the LiM challenge!!
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

really cute card!! (like lynne when i saw the challenge i immediately thought of you!!!)

Sally said...

Love it Kathy! A great stamp & smashing sentiment.
Sally x

Lizy said...

This is so lovely Katthy! Love that stamp! :)
Lizy x

Marlena M. said...

Perfect sentiment and card Kathy! ;)

Judy1223 said...

Oh, based on the name of your blog you must be LOVING this challenge! Your card is so sweet...love the rain boots and umbrella, such a sweet card!

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab creation KAthy, love it

Ali x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this! Gorgoeus wellies! x

Beryl K said...

Great card Kathy, love the wellies
Beryl x

Susan said...

I know that purple is right up your alley...and I knew you'd make a fab card! Love the umbrella and boots!

Christine B said...

Beautiful card !