Friday 8 June 2012

A purple Christmas

This week's challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to use purple on your card:

So, while I was 'at it', I made not one but two similar ones :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing card by Kanban

- layered toppers, also by Kanban I think and already sparkly - from my store of goodies

- ribbon from the ribbon box tied in a bow, with a piece of iridescent twine threaded with a snowflake charm and also tied into a bow

It sure was cold and dreary weather over the weekend when I made these, don't tell me that Summer has already happened.

Don't forget, the snippets playground gates close at noon today and re-open at midnight.

And, if you want a lovely Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe, see just below. I just spotted that there are now only two end pieces left - that sneaky two-legged mouse found where I'd hidden it!!



  1. Guess you just might have to bake again before you leave.....have a great weekend.
    A x

  2. Naughty mouse!
    I like the snowflake charms hanging from the ribbon. They're ever so pretty.
    Thanks for the welcome to the playground and for the heads up about the other kids!!

  3. Super card, Di - thanks for making time in a busy week to make not just one, but two lovely purple cards for my CHNC challenge 75 x

  4. WOW - these purple Chrimbo cards are just LOVELY. I love the ribbon and charms you used as well as the image.

    Sarn xxx

  5. Oooh! Lovely cards Di. Fabulous colour.
    Caz x

  6. Beautiful cards. Love the colour, my fav.

  7. very pretty cards Di. I like using purple so I intended to do this challenge but I had birthday cards I needed to do first, and time has beaten me again. Must try harder!

    I hope the sun shines for you again soon. Kate x

  8. Oh I love these, I was going to get these and now wish I had. Lovely colour for christmas too. And I think it may have been me that ate the lemon drizzle cake lol. Hugs, Amanda x

  9. Morning Di, Both your cards are lovely and the colours is lovely too! great ribbons and charms and the images of course are just as beautiful the layout is lovely too enjoy your day and good luck with the challenges they are stunning:)x

  10. These are beautiful cards. They seem like they would be the kind of thing to make on a dreary day. NOT saying they are dreary but winter and Christmas isn't all sunshine and butterflies, ya know!

  11. Two lovely cards - with lovely toppers and the ribbon is a gorgeous shade. The weather here has been wet and feels decidedly chilly after all the hot weather we had recently. We've even got the heating back on again. The long range forecast is for more of the same for the next two weeks!!! Hugs, Elizabeth x

  12. These are both just gorgeous. What a surprise color combo for Christmas cards...but it WORKS! Never would have thought to use this color for a Christmas card. Hmmm...ideas..ideas! Thanks for sharing the cake receipe'll have to feed the mouse better so you have some cake left for YOU!:-)
    Happy Weekend.

  13. Another great card Di and I love the little charm.

    Kath x

  14. Gorgeous card Di.. This is a great colour at christmas me thinks... it has taken me ten mins to write this as I am distracted by that yummy cake underneath oops another dribble!! Hugs May x x x

  15. Lovely cards Di :), the images are so pretty.

    If you send the cake to our house, we'll keep it safe from that two-legged mouse, honest!

    Have a great weekend, take care xx

  16. Save that cake for me Di now - no two legged mice over the Briney need it you know!! :D and thanks for explaining about the Dufex.. thought it must have been it was stunning, Shaz in oz.x


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