02 February 2010

Purple stuff

*** Blog candy has closed - drawn on 28th February ***

Over at Scrap Pile  I'm hosting the inspiration challenge for February.  This month I chose a picture I came across on Etsy:

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38195311

This is the layout I created:

The colours really drew me in.  I've been making a huge effort lately to push myself beyond my comfort zone so I thought something purple would definitely do that!!  As much as I wear purple, and like purple, I still can't seem to scrap purple!!  It never seems to fall into place like the other colours I use.  I also used lot of older stash... that's something else I've been making a huge effort to do.

And on that note, I had a bit of a stash-tidying frenzy this week and I gathered together some goodies which might be better utilised by someone with a knack and appreciation for purple!!  Everything is new and unopened, and in tones of purple or lavendar.

The picture shows is what I've got in there so far.  I've also got some papers and some ribbons which I'll pop in there, and I'll be adding a few more goodies as I go along. I will post anywhere worldwide.

This is the first time I've hosted a blog candy.  Here's what I'd like you to do:

1> Please leave a comment on any one of my other blog posts from January or February this year.  (I really would appreciate some feedback or suggestions on any of my recent creations.)
2> Please leave a comment on this post letting me know that you'd like to be in the draw, and which other post you commented on.  (Not necessary for my friends who visit and comment a lot ~ you know I'll already recognise you!!)
3> Please link me up in a blog post or your blog sidebar with the picture. **There's absolutely no need to become a follower, but if you want to I'd be interested to know who's watching me!!**

I'll keep this open until 27th February and draw a random winner on 28th February.


  1. i think you do a beautiful job of purple karen. will link you up at my blog xoxx

  2. Beautiful layout Karen I like how you have used the colours -I still learning about blogging with try and link you to mine. cheers
    Baggies ( loves Purple -Have a purple car - purple handbag and purse -purple scraproom and I wear a purple shirt to work )

  3. Hi Karen, got your link on my blog ty for that, I left a comment on your ferero roche layout as i love love love it, then i came across this so i may aswell put my name in as i love purple. love the layout you did above, anyway i have became a follower as your work is just fab

  4. Hi Karen! New visitor here and i'm really enjoying your work so far. I've made a comment on your Ferocious post and i've put a pic in my side bar. I have also added you to my reader to keep updated. Keep up the amazing work and thanks =)

  5. Wow thanks for the chance to win!!! I left a comment on your earthy tones post:)

  6. Hi Karen, first thank you for the heads up, though I don't know how you can part with it LOL! Have linked in my candy section. I think you have made a fantastic job, love all the flowers (the material is beautiful too) Have become a follower too and left a few comments around your blog, take careX:)

  7. Thanks for the chance. I've commented post with earthy colours layout :)

  8. Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I hope I can take part in this candy?I added a link to the sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

    Greetings from Russia,

  9. Karen, nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it ))) I linked it on sidebar. Thank you. Hugs from Larisa

  10. Hi Karen,

    First I am also a HUGE Purple Fan and LOVE to create in purple. I see that you have done some fabulous projects and I think you are very talented.

    Thank you also from stopping over and my BLOG and letting me know I actually won the Challenge at Simon Says. That was such a wonderful surprise!

    I HOPE to try and work on a project for your challenge too and THANK you for inviting me.

    Hugs and Happy Crafting!

  11. Hi Karen,
    I wrote a post all about your "Purple Stuff" and posted it on my blog today.

    You can find it HERE!

    I also wanted to THANK YOU again for letting me know I had won the Simon Says Blog Challenge and I do HOPE you are in for the next one! I made my new card today for that challenge and you can find it on my blog!

    Happy Crafting!


  12. I LOVE PURPLE! who doesn't? I am linking to you on my blog... I left a comment on the Snowman poop post... i love that one!! Thanks for a chance to win something!

  13. WOWWW!!! Fantastic purple candy.
    I added a link to my sidebar.
    Thank you for the chance!

  14. Wow thanks for the chance to win!!!

  15. Hi Karen,

    I left a comment on your 2-18 post - figured I would start with that before I forget! :-)

    I am SO glad I found your blog (through Lisa at Purple Place!) I absolutely LOVE it and would love to become a follower but could not find a place to do so. I LOVE shabby chic and your creations are just gorgeous - lots of attention to detail, great colors - I'll definitely be keeping an eye on you!

    I have added you to my sidebar at Create With Joy - please visit when you have a moment, would be thrilled if you became a Kindred Spirit!

    Ramona :-)

  16. Many thanks for the chance to win this yummy candy!
    I posted your candy on my sidebar, I'm a follower. http://gavkichavkiscrap.blogspot.com/

  17. I am the silent blogger. I love purple and often use it. I have added you to my blog.

  18. Hi, Karen, what a wonderful candy - I just love purple and violet.
    I've posted your candy on sidebar http://yukkie-cards.blogspot.com/ and commented post with green tree flower (but forgot to write this post :)).
    Thanks a lot, wish you many nice creations with pirple colour!

  19. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for offering this lovely purple blogcandy(awesome colour!) and the chance to win this!
    I've put a link on my blog: Stempelientje and keep my fingers crossed!
    Greetings from Stempelientje.


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