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Can You Digi It? Purple Please Challenge

They actually let me pick the current challenge at Can You Digi It?, and I picked the pretty purple images put into this lovely inspiration board by our fearless leader Michelle:

The challenge is called "Purple Please. I made my creation using the new LilyPink Designs Christmas Baubles.

I printed the grouped image out two times- once for the main panel and once for the full ornament grouping. I also printed out a single ornament with the sentiment. For my papers, I used StripedElephants digi paper. This was the first time I digitally layered two papers. I masked the green paper and sponged around it so it would like I had two seperate layers. This technique is soo great and opens up a world of possibilities including saving paper, saving ink, saving space..... Fun, fun, fun!!!

I used Copic Markers and Spica pens to color my image (I have been doing a CopicMe workshop and I love it!!!!!).

The gems on the bottom of my card are Sparklets from KaiserCraft and they are available from Can You Digi It? too. In the CopicMe workshop I learned that Copics work on a lot of things so I tried them on the clear Sparklets, and I was able to make them match my colors exactly - how cool is that!!!!

You don't have to use a CYDI? image to enter the challenge (although we would love it if you would and there are a number of free images in the store if you just want to play with one). Since this is the first challenge I actually designed, I am hoping you will join us!


  1. Excellant this very much..

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Nancy, I like the colours and that keep calm bauble
    Kevin xx

  3. So fun to have purple ornaments! Great color challenge and a great Christmas card.

  4. Great dimension and design, Nancy!

  5. Way to make the purple shine. The pop of green is wonderful.

  6. This is just I expect anything less from you! I had no idea you had layered your 2 papers and printed as one...great job!


  7. Oooooh, Nancy...this is fabulous! Since I am just starting to use digi papers, thanks so much for the layering tip! How cool is that! Wonderful layering of your Christmas baubles!

  8. What an amazing, gorgeous Christmas card! WOW! You do purple SO well :)

  9. Lovely Christmas card Nancy! Love the purple with the touch of lime green. ~jeni :)

  10. Sweet card, love the sentiment, perfect for holiday cards!

  11. This is so great, love the purple and the ornaments and the sentiment is perfect for that time of year, lol.

  12. Purple rocks for Xmas!! Love this colour choice - so glad you like the digi :)

  13. O.K., besides snowmen, I am an ornament lover. And, there you go being techie again with the puter. What a great card. Wish I could join the challenge....unfortunately, I'm bombarded with other crafties at the moment. Maybe someday.

  14. Beautiful colors, Nancy, love that touch of green too.
    I love Christmas cards, and the ones in untraditional colors are always so attractive.
    Yours is devine.


  15. Oooooooh, I like this card. The collection of baubels look fab and I luuuuuurve the colours. xx

  16. Love your non traditional Christmas card!! Who doesn't love purple, right? ; ) Thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog. If you give the mr clean a try make sure to drop me a note. I would love to see it! I also really enjoyed reading your "about me". After the kids moved out I was able to finally have a craft room but after all of those years creating in the middle of all the hub bub I sometimes miss it!!

  17. My Christmas cards are typically non-traditional colours too! This is just gorgeous Nancy. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE purple and love your combo with the green! Congrats on posting the challenge - beautifully done! I just started playing with the digi papers too and now that I have a colour printer at home, it opens up a world of possibilities!

  18. Do I since a "Wedding" color I love it! Your card is darling. I got such a kick out of the sentiment. Isn't always the way that us woman are so concern about making a wonderful Christmas for the family-we sometimes don't remain "Calm" with all the added work for festivities! Love this.

  19. Awesome card! You can't help but love the colors. Remind me of the sentiment Dec 20th when nothing has been!

  20. How exciting that you got to pick the challenge, Nancy! Whoo hoo! Those purple images make me swoon. :) IT's my fave color, ya know. ;)

    LOVE the cluster of dimensional ornaments, and the one with a sentiment made me smile. :)


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