So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Have a Peaceful Day! in black, white, purple

This is for the Speedy the Cat's Challenge  Week # 82 Color Challenge -- use black, white and one other color.  The challenge runs from  Saturday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 25.  (here is the website)

I LOVE making black and white cards and this time I chose to accent it with purple. It seemed to be a great combination for Christmas! The black cs from MFP, Paper Studio black and white dp.  I used the Mark's Finest Paper stamp set Brick Wall for the background and  Red Breasted Nuthatch ( even though it is PURPLE!) set for both the outside and the inside. I also used Spellbinders Big scalloped ovals large  for the bird, Labels 6 for the sentiments.

I decided to do embossing and that seemed to work very nicely on the black. AND of course it made a WONDERFUL glittery mess on the table too! I used white detail embossing for the brick wall, Wizard's Wand purple embossing for the bird and then sponged with Brilliance Victorian Violet ink. I colored the pinecones with Sakura glitter pens, added some white, purple snowflakes, buttons with purple and white cord and some ribbon, Added a few pearls too! The sentiment on the inside was stamped with Brilliance white ink and some bling added!

And Merry Christmas! One more Christmas card is finished!




  1. love the purple!! this is just tooooo cute with the brick wall background (-:

  2. WOW Barb, how pretty...And love the purple with the black & white. I automatically think..... black, white & red. Nice to see other colors work too.

  3. Very nice Barb with the embossing like that. Thanks for playing in Speedy's Challenge.

  4. Barb, Gorgeous cards. I love the purple card.