Friday, 26 June 2009

Pretty in Purple

I always think of 'Birthday Dog' (by Penny Black) as a boy...I'm not sure why...but I thought I'd have a go at a bit more of a 'girly' card with 'him', and use shades of purple...the theme for this week's Pile It On Challenge. I followed the Pink Elephant Challenge sketch...adding a few extra bits'n'pieces, and I'm also going to enter this card for the Charisma Cardz 'Anything Goes' challenge.

I don't very often use purple on my cards...it's not that I don't like it...I just don't find it very easy to combine with other colours...so I've avoided that problem here by using two shades of purple card - the lighter shade has been embossed using the 'Happy Birthday' Cuttlebug folder. The flowers and the ribbon are all from Poppicrafts, and the card candy is by Craftwork Cards.

13 comments:

Angie said...

super card,
gorgeous colour,
Hugs
Angie

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Ann said...

ah so gorgeous and cute - love it.
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Carole said...

Really sweet card, love the cute dog and purple...I think of this image a boy too!
Hugs
Carole x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

fab card x

stamprgrl said...

hi helen!
I think of him as a boy too, not sure why. I have to ask you one question, your big babies in your profile image what breed are they? they are gorgeous!

ohhh... about the card, I really like all the texture you added to the Pink elephant sketch and the puppy image is so well colored!

Thanks for Playing w/ us!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Kaz said...

Funny cos I always think of this image as a male one but it does work as girly too as your cards shows so beautifully.
Kaz xx

Pauline C said...

Aww Helen this is really sweet - love the doggie and shades of purple :-)
Pauline x

JanJ said...

Another great card, and love the image.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jan xx

Carol said...

How cute Helen! i don't use purple very often either but yours looks fab :)
thanks for joining in with my sketch challenge....

Hugs
Carol x

LORi said...

Super fun and cute card!! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!!

Sally said...

Great card. Love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.

Vee said...

Oh such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee