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Friday, 20 February 2015

Purple Heart - Friday 20th February 2015

Good Evening Friends!

Yay! The weekend is I am sharing another of my cards using the Sizzix Affection Dies that we have been using in our last two workshops. These dies are so detailed, that I haven't really touched any of the cards in any other way (i.e. inking), because I think that they really do all the work and I didn't want to detract from that. 

This is a really simple card: I used Sue Wilson's Lattice Heart embossing folder for the background and an edger die from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents set. I think that this was one of the first die sets I bought when I got my GC, which must be 6 years ago by now (at least) and I haven't used it in quite a while.

I die cut the heart and sentiment on to purple card and backed it with plain white card, before adhering it to the card with 3d foam tape.

To finish I tied some sheer dark purple ribbon around the layer and tied a small bow. I added a clear gem which I had coloured with a promarker.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend...I don't usually get much crafting done over a weekend, but we will be home a bit more than usual so I'm going to get going on some new design team projects for Nicecrane - some fab new digital stamps and images have just been released and I am looking forward to working with them on some Easter projects.

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card I do like the dies very much. I hope you get lots of lovely craft time this weekend. I will be working on wedding bits and pieces and the hopefully something for the Design Team and Sue Wilson will be on telly - joy. Hugs Jackie

  2. Carole, a stunning card love the colours and design. Enjoy your weekend. Hazel x

  3. Hi Carole,
    another super creation with those lovely dies.
    Fab colour choice yet again.
    great designing too.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Your card is beautiful Carole, I love that die and the colour is wonderful! Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Good morning Carole,
    Great cards, beautiful Die work, colours and elegant it

    Patricia x

  6. This is so perfect, I really love the gorgeous border and ribbon. Love the beautiful heart die too!

  7. Morning Carole,
    Love card, really love your choice of colours.

  8. Gorgeous Carole! I love the crisp clean lines of your design mixed with the intricate filigree die cuts, what an amazing contrast! Beautiful shade of purple too! hugs :)

  9. I agree with you about that beautiful heart standing along as the focus pocus on a card, Carole! Here you have managed to add JUST the right additional elements to balance and enhance the heart! I love it!! Have a great weekend playing with your images! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Beautifully lush with the purple and white, but yet so elegant.
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  11. Oh so beautiful! I love the breathiness of that big ol' ribbon you've added.

  12. thanks for the kind words on Eileen Hull's blog!

  13. Beautiful card Carole, love that border too. Hope you had a good weekend.
    Amy x

  14. Beautiful card Carole, love that border too. Hope you had a good weekend.
    Amy x

  15. The colours make this card really elegant, I love it. I might have to beg you to send me a die cut or 2 from that die...Cx