The Play Date Cafe

Wednesday, 30 April 2008


Here is my latest card....for Tilda & Co's latest challenge (to use eyelets and something natural). The natural element to this card is the pinky red bow inside the heart which is actually a dried pasta bow (farfalle) dyed with Glimmer Mist spray. The eyelets all came with my Crop A Dile setter. I cannot remember the make of the black gingham vellum round the side and top of the card or where the black heart cutout shape was from but I know it has been in my bit box forever!!!! The birthday greeting was embossed on silver mirri using the Cuttlebug. The flower button top right is by Cuddly Buddly. Tilda has been coloured with Lyra crayons, brush markers and Sakura pens.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Monotone Rainbow Challenge - Elephant Walk

I finally made a card after a long is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge No. 10 Monotone Rainbow Colours and I chose blue. The image is Cuddly Buddly's Elephant Walk coloured with Lyra watercolour crayons, Whispers brush markers and a blue Sakura Stardust pen, then highlighted with Ranger Glossy Accents. The ribbon is Maya Road.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

It's A Man's World

Here is my card for Cute Card Thursday's challenge No. 6 - It's a man's world. The graphics are from Sharon Duncan's Oriental Style CD Rom and I added a little Sharpei dog by using Adobe Photoshop, used Rangers Glossy Accents to add highlights, then mounted onto black hologrpahic card and added some red stars as a border.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Flight of Fancy

Tonight I made this card for Caardvark's Flight of Fancy challenge, using My Craft Studio. The bird, flourish, background and tag are all graphics from P C Crafter. I added a feather and flower button from Cuddly Buddly, plus some highlights with Sakura clear glaze and stardust pens.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Fashion Boutique

Today I made a card for a fashion conscious friend. I knew I was going to use Joanna Sheen's wonderful Fashion Boutique CD rom but as there is so much on this set I spent ages trying to decide which image/colour to go for. Eventually I chose the following which is certainly very colourful!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Papertake Making Waves Card

I made this card for Papertake's Making Waves challenge (to use zigzags and/or scallops). I used by Cuttlebug to cut the brown plain and scallop circles from foam with Nestablilities dies. I used a Sizzix die for the birds. The pink circle paper was a gift so I don't know the make. The flowers are a mix of Flora Doodles from Joanna Sheen and Prima from Cuddly Buddly. The pink bows are also from Cuddly Buddly. The white button brads are HOTP and I use used my Carl squiggle blade to cut the paper zigzags.

Tanda Teaser Word Play Challenge

I made this card earlier for the latest Tanda Teaser Word Play Challenge. The blue card is stamped with just about visible Elusive Images Damask stamp in Versamark to create a watermark effect. I created the rest of the card in My Craft Studio and although I do like the image, the caption is still making me cringe!!!!