Saturday, 5 November 2016

Purple and Gold

The Less is More Challenge this week is a colour challenge - Purple and Gold, so I Iooked through my dies for some inspiration.

I decided to use a set of Lin and Lene dies I bought at a recent craft fair.  The set came with the cage and three different birds and had 75% off!  So the whole set cost not much more than a cup of coffee, my bargain of the day! I die cut the cage with gold mirror card, then used the die cut as a template on a snippet of white card. The bird was attached to the back of the cage die cut, before backing with the white card.  I used the side of a large MB 'Stitched Rectangle' die to cut across the purple panel.  The sentiment is attached with foam pads. 

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22 comments:

  1. This is very pretty and an obvious bargain Liz and I love the black with purple stitched piece for the background which shows off the pretty birdcage beautifully. x

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  2. What a bargain! It is a lovely card

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  3. A lovely card and a great bargain too!
    Kath x

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  4. A lovely card Liz, and a huge coincidence as I dreamed last night about making a card with a bird in a cage on it. Very strange, as in the same dream I made a card with a die cut owl on a branch on it, and today when we stopped to look around Lyndhurst and there was a craft shop with a lovely owl on a branch die, so of course I had to buy it!
    Jane

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    1. OMGosh, Jane, that is SO spooky!!!!! Before I made this card I die cut a purple owl sat on a gold branch to make a card for the LIM challenge. Somehow it didn't look right so this card was plan B. I've got goosebumps just typing this! xx

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    2. Are we subsonsciously designing each others cards? That is really spooky. Perhaps we are slightly telepathic?
      Jane

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    3. Separated at birth perhaps? Got the shivers here too.

      Hugs

      Di xx

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    4. I made a poppy card today, Di, then visited Jane's blog tonight to see she'd made one today too! xx

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  5. This is lovely. That little purple bird is adorable and what a treat to get that bargain!

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  6. So pretty! Purple is one of my favourite colours and love the clean design!

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  7. What a pretty card Liz. You certainly found a bargain at the show. Barbxx

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  8. What a great bargain! Love the card, so stylish and eye catching with the bird cage and of course the little details like the shaped sentiment panel and stitched border to the purple. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  9. What a fab card, love the design.xxx

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  10. so pretty Liz and the contrast for the black is perfect for the birdcage

    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
    Jen xxxx

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  11. Such a regal looking card in these colours Liz, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  12. Such an adorable card! Enjoy your sunday!

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  13. The bird in a gold guild-ed cage with the royal purple color is so beautiful. Less is more for this card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Host

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  14. Great bargain buy Liz, I'm sure you'll get plenty of uses from them. Fabulous card, love the gold and purple together.
    Janice x

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  15. This is super Liz, clean cut and so effective!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  16. How wonderful to team the purple and gold with black Liz! It makes for a dramatic yet still feminine card. Terrific work. And a great bargain was had there with the dies you bought! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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