Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Colour Purple

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  I hope you are all having a wonderful day and that the weather is being kind.  We've had some lovely weather here in Adelaide lately and I for one hope it will continue.
It's been a little while since I posted here, and I won't bore you with the reasons why, but I'm back and hope to post a bit more regularly from now on.
So, to business.
My youngest Grandson celebrated his 17th Birthday yesterday (where has the time gone?????) and this is the card I made for him.  You can obviously guess that he is quite fond of the colour purple.
 Yes, I'm afraid it is another Centre Step Card.  Actually it is another Cross Over Centre Step Card.  I really am fond of this shape, so there probably will be more of these to come.  The papers I've used are from Kaisercraft's Check In and Glitz's French Kiss.  A bit of a mix but I feel it worked quite well.  The panels on the side were created with an EK Success Border punch.
 I love that I can make some tags to go with this card and it's fun looking for different labels and quotes to add to them.
 On the centre panel I've added some Washi Tape some builder's tape and also a piece of plastic gutter guard as well as a Tim Holtz Ticket  and Dominoes from Kaisercraft's Art of Life Collection.  The significance of the dominoes is that they add up to 17 (my Grandson's age).  The arrow chippie is one of the gorgeous pieces that came in my win from Scrapmatts.  Coloured it with purple Acrylic Paint and some Bronze Versa Color and then clear embossed it.  The clock was cut from black cardstock with my Silhouette and lightly brushed with Versa Color Bronze.
 The Chipboard Ruler is from Prima and the label is also from KC's Art of Life. 
 Just a close-up of the tags and more labels from KC. The backs of the tags were left plain.
 This is how the card looks without the tags ...
 ... and a closie of the layers.
All done!!!  I love working on these cards, they really stretch the creative thinking because there is quite a bit to decorate.  Hope you like it.

Thank you so much for your visit and I would love it if you could leave a little message and tell me what you think.  I read each and every one and love them all.

Take care and God Bless.

ox Marg 


  1. wow wow wow!! this card is lovely Marga......wonderful!
    Kisses from Spain

  2. I am in awe - you are so talented.

  3. Absolutely amazing again Margy, you are such a master at this kind of stuff, I am just full of admiration! Everything fits together so incredibly well, and you have used the papers so cleverly, really a fantastic card. I hope that 17 year old grandson of yours will appreciate what you have done for him here, - this is brilliant!

  4. Fabulous card love the color and all the layers, wonderful card!,

  5. Piękna praca!! Wspaniale dobrane kolory ,wszystkie dodatki i świetne warstwy!! Bardzo mi się podoba

  6. Oh my goodness! Your work just continues to astound me Margaret. It's my son's 17th birthday next week and he won't be getting a card like this one! Give your self a big pat on the back :)

  7. That's fabulous Margaret. I commented on Facebook and thought it would make a great mans card and when i visited here I see that is was for a young man. I love center stepper cards too. Will go back to your blog now for a little nosey :-) Kay xx

  8. Well I love purple and I love this card and it looks like a hell of a lot of work and I am with Heather on this one... cards I make won't look like this one :) It is amazing. I can't even begin to imagine the work and time that goes into creating it.

  9. Hello Marg, this is a wonderful step card. I have some still in the packet because I'm not sure what to put on them. You've done a great job with this one. Karen.x

  10. Well I think this is one gloriously dynamic & zingy creation & that you are a mega talented cardmaker!!

  11. Wow, I would never have thought that purple would go with the other colours you've used & on a masculine card....but you've totally nailed this one - the colours look AMAZING! Fabulous work, once again, Marg! x


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