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LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Inkspirational Challenge Win and new Challenge entry - 67

Hello all,

Zooming in really quickly with first of all, a huge thank you to all at Inkspirational for selecting my card as one of the winners for the challenge with the theme of 'flight.' I was so excited by this card (it was bit 'out the box') and so to get credit for it means so much! Here is the card here -

and here is my winner's badge!

Now on to the challenge for this month which is purple and silver. This challenge was perfect timing because my friend had asked my to create a 40th Birthday card for her best friend and what colours did she want - you guessed it, purples and silvers. 

This card was very straight forward to do. I used a pearlised white base card and top card, with a purple layer in between. The sentiment 40 & Fabulous friend was created using my new 'My Favourite Things - By the Numbers dies' and Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments stamps number 3 and 5. The 40 was die cut using silver glitter card and the sentiments were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog inks. I usually use Versafine Onyx Black as my 'main black ink' but I find it takes far too long to dry on pearlised card!!

The sentiments were given a layer of vellum over the top to give them a softer feel and the vellum was given a bit of sparkle by way of strip of white glitter at the top and bottom. The tips of the curly bit on 'Fabulous' were jazzed up with an added couple of purple crystals. The sentiment was complimented with a silver embossed, purple/lilac Spectrum Noir coloured and fussy cut out butterfly by Visible Image.

The whole card was finished off with a few matching coloured sequins. 


This card is a bit more 'crowded' than I usually make may cards -I'm much more of a CAS girl!! However, I think it is right for a 40th and my friend loves it - so that's all that matters!! 

Any comments as always so very much appreciated. Please do check out the rest of my blog - lots of exciting things coming up soon. We already have a review on the Set the Scene stamp set by Clearly Besotted, and coming up on Thursday, some Craft room storage ideas. There will also be giveaways and craft product reviews coming soon too. 

Laura xx


  1. This is still beautifully CAS! Congrats on you win at Ink, we loved your card! And this is another stunner. I love how you have coloured the butterfly and great use of vellum. This would he perfect for the 'vellum' challenge at Addicted to CAS' we would love to see you over there. And thanks for joining us again at Ink, I am sure your friend was thrilled with this card x

  2. So nice to see you're pleased with being our 'top pick'!
    This is a really pretty card - the butterfly is gorgeous and I love the vellum strip - overlaying it like that adds an elegant touch. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  3. Yay! Congrats on your win. Fantastic card! I love the new purple/silver one. Such a clean design. The vellum looks great, along with the added sequins. It is so great having you play with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. I absolutely and totally loved your winning card over at Ink; not only is it beautiful, but your explanation of what inspired you to create was written with depth and conviction. Simply amazing. Your card here: equally as stunning! Another butterfly = another episode of swooning! Elegance and class, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing this gem at Inspirational!