Ultraviolet Succulents!

Ultraviolet Succulents!


Well, it looks like I tempted fate a little bit with saying how well I was doing with making a card and blogging every other day! It’s been quite a few days since I posted and mainly because I was hit with a chesty cold again, zero energy and two CRAZY beans back at nursery and ‘structured’ routine.

Anyway, I am back today with a card I’ve been making for a few days and finally finished today.


I was inspired by a couple of challenges when starting this card. Firstly the current challenge over at “Less is More” seen HERE and below. This fortnight their challenge is a colour challenge and they want to see purples. Which fits in wonderfully with Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultraviolet!

362 Purples

I have to say I am rather enjoying this years Pantone colour and it suits so many different styles and themes. I decided to use Happy Succulents as it was one of the Top 5 popular clear stamp sets in 2017 and I feel I didn’t give it as much love as it should have had 😉

The second challenge I was inspired by was the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below. I really like the clean lines and open space of the sketch, which lent itself wonderfully to using the large succulent cluster.

FMS Final 319-001

I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils to colour the succulents and I have to say it was very therapeutic colouring in and I did a little reverse dark to light shading on the succulent too, which I think has turned out pretty good!


The sentiment is from my current ‘go to’ set, Simply Said Blocks and both the succulent cluster and sentiment block are fussy cut and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.


That’s all I have to share for today, I had best be off as The Beans are due home any moment from Grandma & Grandad’s house fingers crossed they’ll have fallen asleep on the way! I’ll be back again before the week is over with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by.



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Comments (12)

  • Sarah Reply

    Stunning, Classy CAS as ever Bev! So elegant and I can’t believe how neat your fuzzy cutting is! Great use of purple tones and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More x

    11th January 2018 at 8:43 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    OMG, Bev, this is so beautiful, first with this purple gradient and secondly with this wonderful CAS design ! Love how the purple pops up over this large white space ! Amazing take and combination on the two challenges ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

    11th January 2018 at 8:55 pm
  • Shawnna Reply

    Beautiful card. I love the simple lines and the contrast of color!

    11th January 2018 at 10:39 pm
  • Marjorie Dumontier Reply

    That’s such a gorgeous floral card !

    12th January 2018 at 3:14 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Love, love this card. I think the succulents is one of my favourite sets and you’ve used one of my favourite colours too! Wonderful! xxx

    12th January 2018 at 1:50 pm
  • carol Reply

    Your ultraviolet succulents are gorgeous, Bev! I love every. single. detail of this card! Your colouring…impressive! Excited for this set to join my collection!

    12th January 2018 at 2:23 pm
  • Jen Mitchell Reply

    This is lovely in shades of purple. I love how beautifully the succulents are shown off against the crisp white background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    14th January 2018 at 2:03 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Just realised that my card for the revisit is a total CASE of your fabulous card! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

    14th January 2018 at 12:13 pm
  • Trina P. Reply

    So pretty and classy. Beautiful colouring and a great design. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.

    14th January 2018 at 10:36 pm
  • Narelle Farrugia Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Those flowers are just beautiful and perfectly coloured! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

    16th January 2018 at 9:25 am
  • Anita Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, Bev. Loving those vertical strips, so stylish. Polychromos were my ‘treat to myself’ last year. Might have to get some Prismas this year now! And this stamp set!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

    18th January 2018 at 10:04 pm
  • Sharon Reply

    Bev, this is so stunning! What a gorgeous arrangement of succulents and they look magnificent in the purple tones. Your colouring is sensational – love the reverse effect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

    19th January 2018 at 11:40 am

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