Monday, December 16, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #23 HERE COMES CHRISTMAS DAY!

Can't believe December is halfway through but the New Year is right around the corner. Through the Purple Haze Challenges has had quite a year since it started challenges 23 weeks ago. This challenge beginning today and running through December 21 is the last challenge for 2013. But don't worry, we will be back in January.

For this final challenge of 2013, we are so excited because Penny Black is our sponsor and wait til you see what the prize is!!!

But keep reading........ this is also our final challenge for the Big Giveaway. For those that have entered every challenge since the first one which was July 15th up through this one, their name is entered in a drawing for the giveaway. Charlie, Anita's son, will draw a name and that lucky lady will get the big prize. But never fear, the other six ladies will also get a prize of some cool is that???

 We started out with 19 ladies signing up for the prize and have had some drop out......but we have 7 that have stuck it out and I wish them all luck in the drawing.

So good luck to Alli, Angelique, Croms, Emily, Erin, Jackie,  and Jayne .....  what happened to the second half of the alphabet!!! LOL

So now I would like to show you the Penny Black prize for this week's entries. Remember, EVERYONE entering this week is eligible for the Penny Black prize as long as you follow a couple of rules. You can enter our challenge up to 3 times, but you cannot enter your project in more than 10 different challenges, including this one. And if there is a theme, you must use it! And you must link your project back to us with your actual blog post and not the blog address.

A lucky winner will get these stamp sets for winning this week's challenge. What a great way to start your Valentine cards!!!


And for the 7 ladies entered into the Grand Giveaway, here are just some of the things you can expect to receive if you are the winner!

And this week, both Teams A and B are showing off their cards!  
For my Christmas card, I used Penny Black clear stamp images. They are from the set Joy to the World. I love this set and it is my first time using it. The cat and dogs just look so happy, don't they?

Here's my card!

I used copic markers to color in my two images. I wrote the colors down, but seem to have misplaced the piece of paper I wrote on.  So sorry about that!
The sentiment is from the Penny Black set, also. I mounted it on matching cardstock and attached a couple of brads. I then popped it out with pop dots.
I used a border die from Spellbinders to make the scalloped border around the larger image.  Background paper is from my stash.
Diamond Stickles (my favorite Stickles) was used to add some snow here and there.
Here are some challenges I am entering:
All That Stickles - Happy Holidays and Stickles
Make it Monday - Comment
Creative Corner Challenge - Favorite Color Combos
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Non traditional Christmas colors and sentiment
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Hope you will play along this week!!


  1. Fabulous post Darcy and i love that card! i am loving the blues used this year in a lot of cards and this one is lovely its fresh and i love the colouring. the images are so cute and gave me a giggle .Anita

  2. Darcy what an amazing card...i love all the blues too...and such lovely work , well done...

    fiona DT

  3. Gorgeous card and colors Darcy. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  4. Darcy, this is a fabulous card.. I love your colouring and your layout.. So cute..


  5. Adorable card! Love it. Thanks for joining the All That Stickles linky party! Karen N (DT)

  6. What a cute, happy card, Darcy! Thanks for playing along with our Holiday Bash at Color Me Creative.
    Hugs, Cathy xx

  7. Darcy your card is beautiful!! I love Penny Black stamps also!! They are so adorable.

  8. What a happy little bunch Darcy...such an adorable image and fabulous colouring..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. What a sweet card with a cheerful bunch of animals! So cute!

  10. I love these images- your coloring is lovely too! And, love the blue and the stickles accent! Saw you on MIM- here for a closer look : )

  11. Super cute card! Love the images, your coloring, and layout!
    Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  12. Being an animal lover, especially puppy dogs, your card stood out to me--absolutely darling! What a great prize you guys have. Hope to join in next year now that I've found you.

  13. This card is sooo beautiful, and look! Cats!!! <3
    Love the design and your coloring, well done :)

  14. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this time.


  15. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!


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