Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale + Blog Hop

by al-handmade

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for the Surprise Blog Hop to celebrate Purple Onion Designs!!
If you are following the hop, you should probably have arrived here from the amazing Sonja Kerkhoffs’ blog. Well friends, you’re on the right track! Woohoo! :)

Surprise Blog Hop To Celebrate Purple Onion Designs

I really love playing with Purple Onion Designs stamps and joining this Hop is a great chance to celebrate this fabulous company and their awesome collections!
If you love POD stamps as much as I do, you should definitely pop in their store and have a look around. And you’ll be happy to know that Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale starts today, Friday, November 24 and runs through Friday, December 8. All stamps will be 25% off!! The sale includes all stamps in the sale category as well!

To create the card I’m sharing today I used some of the most adorable stamps from Twas The Night Before Christmas collection – the new stunning winter / holiday release from Purple Onion Designs – and I mixed them with some older stamps from the prior collections.

AL handmade - Have a Warm and Cozy Holiday Season

I wanted to create a warm living room where to place Sugar Plum sleeping in a chair near the Fireplace & Rug, decorated with Fireplace Decor and with some candy jars on it (from Sweet Shop Set).
So, I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics. Then, I added a bit of texture to the armchair with my Colorless Blender and carefully fuzzy cut all the elements and created a cozy winter composition.

For the landscape framed by the window, I ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey Distress Ink on white cardstock, creating a smooth sky gradient. Then, I added some white splatters on it to create a snowy effect, using a white calligraphy ink (diluted with water) for a crisp look.
I stamped the Mountains background and colored it with Copics, before mounting it on my ink blended panel.
Finally, I die cut a window at the top of my front panel using Framed Tags – Chelsea – Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant and placed my landscape behind it.

To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on kraft cardstock and added some sequins as embellishment.

AL handmade - Have a Warm and Cozy Holiday Season


In celebration of this Surprise Blog Hop, the awesome Sandy Allnock is giving away 3 spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the blog hop. Be sure to check all the blogs for more inspirations and comment everywhere for a chance to win!
If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded.
Winners will be posted on Sandy’s blog on December 1, 2017.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Sally On.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting and Good luck!


Purple Onion Designs – Stacey Yacula Studio – Fireplace & Rug, Fireplace Decor, Cookies for Santa, Sugar Plum (sleeping bunny in chair), Mountains, Sweet Shop Set
Purple Onion Designs – Michelle Clement – Critters Stirring

Mama Elephant – Framed Tags – Chelsea – Creative Cuts


Sandra (Stempelelch) November 24, 2017 - 4:19 pm

This is a fantastic card. Your ideas are great. I love the little purple onion characters. I wait for my order – the sweeties are one their way to me. Yeah!!! Happy weekend!

Amanda Hays November 24, 2017 - 4:23 pm

This is so adorable!

Kelly Booth November 24, 2017 - 4:48 pm

LOVE this sweet scene and that CHAIR!!!

Sandy Allnock November 24, 2017 - 5:03 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, oh my!!! That window makes me wanna take a walk…then nap in that sweet polkadotted chair!!!

Debbie Rumpza November 24, 2017 - 5:22 pm

What a sweet cozy scene!

Barbara November 24, 2017 - 5:42 pm

Nice Scenes

Dolores Ingraham November 24, 2017 - 5:43 pm

How cute is that! I love it and Purple Onion stamps.

Dawn-Marie Manning November 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm

wow beautiful card!

Janet D. November 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm

What a fantastic scene, it is amazing!

Terri Scott - terriavidreader November 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm

This is a great little scene.

Kari VanNoy November 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm

This is a super sweet scene!! I think I need all these stamps…Love your polka dot chair and the way you colored the fireplace surround!! So cute.

Laura L Hill November 24, 2017 - 6:35 pm

This card tells a wonderful story and makes me think about what it would be like to be sitting in a comfy chair next to a fire and taking a nap. Thanks for sharing your talent. Happy Holidays!

Marla Harris November 24, 2017 - 6:42 pm

Thank you for additional inspiration. I love how you took that scene stamp and used it in the window, brilliant.

candace12212014 November 24, 2017 - 7:01 pm

Beautiful, but I wouldn’t want to make a big supply for Christmas mailing! Looks time-consuming

Gail November 24, 2017 - 7:26 pm

The window scene alone would have made a nice card, so much detail, beautiful!

Carrie Erickson November 24, 2017 - 7:48 pm

Such a cute little Christmas scene. So much detail. Love it!

Jennifer November 24, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Wow great card such amazing details

Laura Buehler November 24, 2017 - 8:07 pm

Goodness! How long did it take you to make this fabulous card? I love the details!

Mary November 24, 2017 - 8:24 pm

What a great scene — I love the outdoors scene outside the window! Such details! And what a sleepy little bunny — I know how she feels!

Doris B. Barrow November 24, 2017 - 8:40 pm

Such a cute card! Love how it tells a story! Thanks for sharing.

~ginny November 24, 2017 - 9:55 pm

Thank you for participating in this hop… really like your window scene you have created Anna!

Jody B November 24, 2017 - 10:54 pm

This card is amazing! All the detail is incredible! So pretty!

Michele H November 24, 2017 - 10:57 pm

Very detailed card. I love the bunny in the wing back chair. Thanks for the inspiration.

Natalie Houston November 24, 2017 - 11:08 pm

Love all the details, super cute card!

Jennifer Richards November 25, 2017 - 2:22 am

Love the card. Absolutely love Purple Onion Designs stamps!

carol November 25, 2017 - 2:41 am

Sugar Plum looks quite cosy in the comfy, pretty polka-dot chair, set close to the warm fireplace! The sunset outside the window…beautiful! You create *the* most incredible scenes! Ultra sweet! And I LOVE YOUR BLOG – crisp, fresh and filled with astounding works of art!! As you can see, I’m Just ‘mildly’ enthusiastic that you have one! (c.justme)

Nancy H Thomas November 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

A beautifully crafted scene Anna! Just beautiful/

Theressa November 25, 2017 - 4:18 am

They are darling!

Jackie Smith November 25, 2017 - 5:02 am

Fabulous card, love all the details!!

Denise Bryant November 25, 2017 - 5:03 am

Love the adorable scene you created! Awesome fireplace and stuffed chair with the bunny! Love the polka dots! So many fabulous details!

susan Thompson November 25, 2017 - 5:14 am

great card, love the stamps

Tami B November 25, 2017 - 5:38 am

There is so much to love about this card, from the cute scene to the absolutely gorgeous sky.

Marjorie Dumontier November 25, 2017 - 6:34 am

Wow !! I’m speechless in front of such a delightful scene !!

Cindy Evanoff November 25, 2017 - 6:49 am

I can not believe how you were able to tie all of those cute little critters and extra stuff into such a beautiful and cohesive card. Bravo to you.

Janine November 25, 2017 - 12:04 pm

What a great scene! So elaborate

Maranda M. November 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Lovely scene – and a great view out the window! So cute!

Denise November 25, 2017 - 2:08 pm

What an amazing scene! The detail and your coloring is just perfect!

Maxine M November 25, 2017 - 3:01 pm

What a perfect little scene for Christmas.

mary ann November 25, 2017 - 3:55 pm

love how many stamps you used!

Andrea Hastilow November 25, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Thanks for making this cute POD scene card, that bunny & chair go so well together & you have decorated the chair so nice, wow x

Marilyn November 25, 2017 - 4:25 pm

What an amazing and super cute little scene you have created!

Oliev November 25, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Gorgeous card, loving that scene!

Susen November 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Oh wow. Your scene looks so inviting. Everything is organised so well on your card as always. I think this bunny is my fav of all.
Hugs, Susen

Debbie B November 25, 2017 - 6:22 pm

Oh my goodness, what an ADORABLE little scene! So much attention to detail! This hop is really helping me get into the spirit of the holidays! It’s been in the 90s in California, and these cards bring back what the season is supposed to feel like. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Kirsty Vittetoe November 25, 2017 - 7:40 pm

Love the clever and creative ways you make this card!

Leanna November 25, 2017 - 7:47 pm

I really like your design. So cute

Nancy L. Miller November 25, 2017 - 8:30 pm

If you sent that card to me, I would never be able to put it away with the rest of the Christmas decorations!! I LOVE all the parts of it–so nice!

Isabelle November 25, 2017 - 8:56 pm

Your card is stunning ! I love little Sugar Plum, he’s so cute. And you did a fabulous creation with all the fantastic stamps from Purple Onion Designs.

Sue LD November 26, 2017 - 1:30 am

Cute fireplace and window scene.

DC November 26, 2017 - 7:42 am

I absolutely love your scene! You put so much work and detail into this card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jiaying November 26, 2017 - 8:06 am

Sweet scene! Cute bunny. Make me think of Good Night Moon for some reason. I follow you on Instagram, always love your Purple Onion cards!

sally November 26, 2017 - 9:39 am

Beautiful card with a warm cosy feel, wonderful scene.. Love it!

Rosali November 26, 2017 - 11:57 am

Most amazing scene, love all the details!! And your blog looks great, Anna!!

Ellen S. November 26, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Wow! Wonderful scene card!

Valerie Breingan November 26, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Omgoodness,your fireplace is super decorated.I love it.Im in love with this whimsical card.

Chrissie November 26, 2017 - 7:07 pm

what a lovely card and the background window has so much work in it -attention to detail ;)

Deborah Kaye November 26, 2017 - 8:37 pm

Such a sweet, peaceful scene you created for your card! Lovely!

Sheri Kempke November 26, 2017 - 9:35 pm

Awesome card! Not only cute but the window background is awesome–I want to be there!

Karen P November 27, 2017 - 12:25 am

Very creative with the window frame. Love the card!!!!!

Gwen November 27, 2017 - 1:22 am

What a great scene! Love all these elements you’ve pulled together!

Linda November 27, 2017 - 3:27 am

This is so adorable, I just love the wee little mouse. Your coloring and colors are beautiful. Great, great card!

Delia November 28, 2017 - 4:11 pm

I so love this card. Where did you get the stitched window die? So cute!

al-handmade November 28, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Hi Delia, thanks for your comment :) The stitched window die is from Framed Tags – Chelsea – Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant.

Teresa Doyle November 28, 2017 - 6:14 pm

Oh Anna, you ladies are killing me here with these amazing scenes. I totally NEED a class as I am beginning to think I should get rid of my supplies rather than buying more! Oh dear. This is such an amazing card! Well done.

Majda November 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm

This is such a perfect card! I recently purchased a lot (my first lot :o) of Purple Onion Designs stamps and since I love creating scene type cards I really appreciate inspiration like yours. Thank you very much!

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