Sunday, 8 January 2012

Waltzing with Purple LIM

After a break for Christmas, my favourite weekly challenges have returned and as this week's Less is More is a colour challenge then I can combine it with the Waltzingmouse sketch.

It's a nice and simple sketch to ease us into the New Year and I chose to stick quite literally to it, and use the colour theme of "mostly purple" from Less is More and here it is.

I used a rich lilac and a dark purple as my colour themes and stamped one of the gorgeous Waltzingmouse doily stamps onto lilac card with lilac memento ink and cut it out my hand.  I added a purple flower button, replacing it's green centre with a lilac brad and gemstone.

I mounted it onto a white base card decorated with a strip of dark purple cardstock with a lilac stripe below which I cut with my new spellbinders edgabilities (currently very much on sale on create and craft).  I covered the join with some purple metalic tape.  I finished with a two part sentiment in the same colours from the say it loud set again from Waltzingmouse.

I'm on a bit of a mission to get organised in my craft room this year and have set a deadline of the end of Feb.  I had a good start this week and have completely cleared my desk and the floor.  I'm waiting for some storage delivery for my CDs which hold my clear stamps which hopefully will be here tomorrow and then I'm going to get properly organised.  My resolution is to put stuff away when I've finished with it, and so far so good on that score.  I've bought some stuff twice recently thinking I've lost it, or not realising I have it, so I have a large poster on the craft room door which says - YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE.....      UNTIL YOU CLEAN YOUR ROOM!!!!   This is my mantra for 2012.   Have some other new storage ideas which we'll set up today as we're housebound again due to a Sunday football match which means we'll lose our parking space if we go out before the match finishes. 

Catch you later.



  1. Fabulous card & a Happy New year xx Jan

  2. Super sumptuous colours on this fab card

    Welcome to 2012


  3. Love the stamp and sentiment which looks great in purple :)

  4. This looks gorgeous Tara. Good Luck with the organising... it sounds like you're on a mission.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Just love your purple card and the pretty border along the bottom....when you have finished clearing your room would you mind popping over to mine as I also need a good tidy up!


  6. what a lovely card - it is beautiful stamp too.

  7. Hi Tara
    fabulous Card .....Fabulous ....

  8. WOW! Love the colours! I know what stamps I will buy next time at Waltzingmouse.

  9. this is very pretty, gorgeous shades of purple..thanks for joining us at Waltzingmouse!

    enjoy *~*

  10. This is fabulous Tara, love your colours and that border is lovely. You`ll have to give us all some storage tips, I really struggle to keep my room tidy but then I`m just a scruffy mare lol.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Really pretty card Tara, those doilies demand centre stage don't they!
    Good mantra for your's hard to craft in a 6" sq space isn't it...Lol
    Jenny x

  12. Hi Tara - this is absolutely stunning! I love the delicate doily stamp and the gorgeous punched border. Beautiful!!

    You really made me laugh with your comment about buying stuff twice!! Of course, I'm not guilty of that ;)))))) I agree with Jenny - good mantra!

  13. Oh Tara that is my resolution too! I have a shelvng unit I purchased from my ex boss that closed her shop. It arrives tomorrow, I can se me being in MORE of a mess before Im tidier!
    Superb card, love the intricate design

    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Perfect
    Really great
    Pleasing to the eye.

    Jenjoy x

  15. The doily stamping is lovely on this pretty purple card! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

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  17. Beautiful card Tara, love the colour combo and the image reminds me of spirella!
    Val x
    sorry about the delete, riddled with spelling mistakes!!

  18. Lovely card. Super doily and love the strip of miri card for extra shine. Hope your organising is going well. x

  19. A beautiful and elegant card. xx

  20. A beautiful doily! Love the border that you paired with it, too!

  21. So, so, pretty! I love the purple and white combo. It's one of my favorite combinations! And happy organizing! It is a lot of work, but you will discover so many "new" things to use that you forgot you had!

  22. Gorgeous colours and wonderful use of the stamps! Thank you for joining us at the Waltzingmouse Sketch this week! xo

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