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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sweet November Stamps Mermay 2022 release


I am so mega excited to be able to share this new Mermay release from Sweet November Stamps. There is also a great hop going on this weekend where you have the chance to win the entire new release! So be sure to hop on over to @sweetnovemberstamps and follow along the hop as you have to be in it to win it. There are more chances to win as well because if you are one of the first 5 people to make an order from the Crafty Purple Frog Shop over £30 that includes a Sweet November Stamps item then I will add in a random one of the new release stamps for free!! 


This little cutie is called Calico and she is flying her flag high and proud. I coloured her with Copic markers and then have made this little scene for her.
For the scene I started by using the oval Masquerade stencil from Heffy doodle then stamped out the island scene from the new dock of the Bay stamp set before then inking roughly a sky area with Tumbled glass distress oxide and Blue print sketch for the sea. To give it a bit more texture I also used the Stormy Seas stencil from Heffy Doodle before I removed the oval stencil. After colouring in the island with copics to finish the whole card I hand drew some borders and scattered a few nuvo drops around.



Thank you for taking the time to look at our blog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Saturday, May 7, 2022

National Teen Self Esteem hop 2022


Have you seen the #nationalteenselfesteemhop22  

A great group of crafters have come together to spread love, joy and encouragement to our younger generation.  Do you have a teenager in your household or maybe a younger child who struggle with Self Esteem, please share with them the lovely projects in this hop and maybe they can take some encouragement away from it! 

Don’t worry you have 7 days to hop along so feel free to keep popping back! 


To enter please go to the Crafty Purple Frog Instagram ( @craftypurplefrog ) and hop along to see everything :)


If you get lost along the way please visit @jasmincraftymakes to find the full line up! 

You have until 14th May to hop along; winners will be announced by 18th May on @jasmincraftymakes IG

Sponsor Prizes:

Heffy Doodle - £40 voucher

Whimsy Stamps - $25 voucher

Janes Doodles - $30 voucher

My Perfect Stamps - £25 voucher

Scrappy Boy Stamps - Stamp set of your choice (US only)

Scrappy Tails - $25 voucher

Time for Tea Designs - £20 voucher

JasminCraftyMakes - Mystery craft box of new or lightly used supplies worth £100+

Crafty Purple Frog - Free Digi images (scroll down to grab yours!)

Artful Angel - $10 voucher


This is my make for the hop. I have used the digi set that is free this week from Crafty Purple Frog to celebrate the hop. 



You can grab your FREE digi set HERE until the 15th of May. You will need to use the password: TSEH2022




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Full participant line up:

@jasmincraftymakes
@craftypurplefrog
@scrappytailscrafts
@handmadebyKaNicky
@Owlwayscrafty
@alisonchelsea9
@DannisDreams
@Cindyellenrobinson
@Sparklywallflower
@sherigilson
@PodpoppersPlace
@creativepixiedesigns
@my_perfect_stamp
@amyyoungforever
@the1andonlyteetucker
@Mrs_h_crafty_corner

Mermay revisited and a sneak peek of the new Sweet November Stamps release


 This weekend as you may have seen we are celebrating as there is a new release for Mermay coming our way. Sweet November Stamps have a gorgeous new release that you can see some sneak peeks of in this video.


But there have also been 2 previous mermay releases from Sweet November Stamps and this weekend we at Crafty Purple Frog and the Sweet November Stamps team are revisiting them so be ready for lots more inspiration and mermaid goodness. For my card I have used the Goldie stamp set and combined that with the horizon lines under the sea stamp set. The sentiment is from a Greeting farm set called Bring me smiles.


Thank you for taking the time to look at our blog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Monday, May 2, 2022

Copic colour combination Blue Jeans No.1

  I am going to share a range of copic colour combinations and I have loaded a blank colour combination chart so that you can keep your own record of your favourite colour combinations. You can find it here or in the tab at the top of this blog. Right click the chart you want save it and then print as much as many as you need. This works best if you print it onto the card or paper you use to colour on.

I was asked about what colour combinations I like to use for blue jeans and this is the first one of a few I will be sharing. This blue can of course be used for other things as well though.




This is what it looks like on this pretty lady from The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Jeans stamp set.



If there is something you would like a colour combination for then please message me and I will try to come up with one for you :D


Huge hugs


Amy xx


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Copic Skin colour combination No.2

 I am going to share a range of copic colour combinations and I have loaded a blank colour combination chart so that you can keep your own record of your favourite colour combinations. You can find it here or in the tab at the top of this blog. Right click the chart you want save it and then print as much as many as you need. This works best if you print it onto the card or paper you use to colour on.

This colour combination is one I like to use as a skin tone. 



This is what it looks like on this pretty lady from Stamping Bella's Curvy Girl Loves Tea stamp set.




If there is something you would like a colour combination for then please message me and I will try to come up with one for you :D


Huge hugs


Amy xx


Monday, April 18, 2022

Copic skin colour combination 1

 I am going to share a range of copic colour combinations and I have loaded a blank colour combination chart so that you can keep your own record of your favourite colour combinations. You can find it here or in the tab at the top of this blog. Right click the chart you want save it and then print as much as many as you need. This works best if you print it onto the card or paper you use to colour on.

This is the first colour combination and it is one I like to use as a skin tone. 


This is what it looks like on a super cute little lady from The Greeting Farm Bloom big kit.




If there is something you would like a colour combination for then please message me and I will try to come up with one for you :D


Huge hugs


Amy xx



Thursday, April 7, 2022

I appreciate you


 I am back again with my card for my third class for the Altenew AECP level 2. This card is from the Color your day class. This class has made me buy a colour wheel, which I think is going to be a great addition to my creative process. I have known about the colour wheel but never thought about having one by my side to be able to just quickly refer to. I absolutely LOVE colour and am a big visual person swatching all my stash so I can see how it is going to look together before I start making. This class was so much fun and I feel like I learnt a lot.

For my card I wanted to use a stamp set which is quite new to me the Altenew Garden Delights stamp set. I have to say that this set is beautiful. It was a dream to line up and I really like the little sentiments that come with it.

I wanted to use the complimentary colours for this creation while adding in the black to make them pop. I used the 70,20,10 theory where I had red for the 70, green for the 20 and black for the 10.

For the flowers I used the following Altenew Crisp dye inks:

Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay and Burnt Red. They are all in the Martian Terrain ink set.

The leaves are Frayed Leaf and forest Glades which are both in the Green Fields ink set.

I used the coordinating dies to cut all my leaves and flowers out.


I hand drew the black frame in and added the black centres for the flowers with Nuvo Black Board vintage drops. For a bit more red I used the splatters in the Inky Bouquet stamp set. 

To finish this card off I cut a strip of black card and embossed the sentiment from the Garden Delights set in white super fine Wow! embossing powder.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx



Sweet November Stamps Mermay 2022 release

I am so mega excited to be able to share this new Mermay release from  Sweet November Stamps . There is also a great hop going on this weeke...