Tuesday, 14 September 2010

One of a Kind in purples

If there's one colour that I neglect it has to be purple - it just never springs straight into my mind! But today I'm going to correct that with not just one but TWO cards in purples and lilacs! Have you picked yourself up off the floor? Excellent! Here's the first:

I'm using One of a Kind today - another set on the Last Chance List so only available until the end of September. The Pale Plum and Lavender Lace card stock and ink are also retiring this year so if these colours are your favourites - now is the time to stock up! Check out the Last Chance List here. and click here to email me if you'd like to make an order.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 13.5cm x 6cm
  • Using markers, ink up the flower stamp with different purples and make a random flower pattern (don't forget to stamp some of the flowers half-off the paper). A stamp-a-majig makes positioning easy.
  • Mount the panel onto a 14cm x 6.5cm piece of Chocolate Chip Patterns designer. Add centres to some of the flowers using circles punched from Old Olive Patterns dp with a 1/4" circle punch.
  • Staple a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon to the back of the panel and attach it to a Pale Plum card blank.
  • Stamp a sentiment onto scraps of Whisper White card stock with alphabet stamps. Cut the letters out and glue them to the card front.

Stamps: One of a kind, Schoolbook Serif
Ink: Old Olive
Card stock: Pale Plum, Whisper White
Other: Patterns designer paper, Soft Subtles markers, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" circle punch

Here's another purple card using One of a Kind that I made a while ago:

This one uses Pale Plum again, this time with Elegant Eggplant. I love the that little dotted border stamp which is part of the One of a Kind set. And look at the big flower - perfect for paper piecing!

Well I could stay here rambling on all day but I have a feeling none of you would ever come back!
I have more cards to inspire you using this versatile set so do come back tomorrow and see!


  1. Hi Vicky! I love purple...and your cards!

  2. You make gorgeous purpole cards... Love love your creativity :)

  3. Hi Vicky! I love especialy the violet card. It looks so soft and lovely, just the style I like.

    Hi Vicky! Ich liebe besonders die lilane Karte. Sie sieht so sanft und liebevoll aus, genau den Stil den ich mag.

    Greetings from Germany from
    Gruesse aus Deutschland von


  4. I love them both. Very stylish and very CAS. Gorgeous!
    Lynne xxx

  5. I struggle with purple too Vicky but you have really done them justice with these two cards...I particularly love the second one, it's so pretty...love the flower on it too
    Shelly x
    p.s. if it's any consolation the thorntons choccies have made me feel sick cos I've eaten too many !!!

  6. Love this card.. I also seem to forget about Purple but seeing what you have done here has got me thinking - thank you :)

  7. Both are stunning, love the old olive and purple together - must admit that purples and pinks dont just out at me either but you've done the purple justice! Fab

  8. More great cards with this set. I especially like the first one with how you made the floral background paper.

    It's the same for me with purple. I don't dislike that color, I just seem to have a hard time using it so I rarely do.

  9. Lovely cards, I like them very much :)


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