The Play Date Cafe

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Pink Piggy Blog Candy

Dawny is giving away a very cute Butterfly Kisses angel stamp set to celebrate 3000-4000 hits on her blog. Click Here to see for yourself and don't forget to check out her wonderful array of cards.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Christmas Angels

I haven't had much time for challenges lately but really wanted to join in with Rainbow Lady's Christmas Angel challenge and have just about made it! My card was made with the help of Adobe Photoshop and My Craft Studio, using free angel clipart I found online and Artylicious Damask Delights backing paper. I can't believe how long it took tinkering around with the graphics before I actually printed it, adjusting sizes, colours opacity etc!

Saturday, 24 May 2008


I am more than happy with Rob Addams' new Flowers CD rom...the images are stunning and print out beautifully. I hate making sympathy cards but it seemed a bit easier using this lovely lily picture from the CD (plus Keepsake embossing board and Anna Griffin stamp).

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Vacation ATC - Cute Card Thursday Challenge 10

Here is my ATC for the latest Cute Card Thursday Challenge (vacation theme). I really love this new stamp from Cuddly Buddly and thought it would be just right for this challenge. I have coloured Beachbabe Charley with Lyra crayons and the daisies with white Sakura pen. The backing paper is from the DCWV glitter mat stack and the little starfish and seahorse are from a pack of embellishments I have had for a while.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Dark Hair!

I recently bought this lovely unmounted stamp and thought it would be ideal for the My Time To Craft challenge which had a theme of 'Dark Hair.' I used Versafine black to stamp the lady and the tiny paisley stamps (Clearly Wordsworth) onto my ATC size card. I added a rhinestone stick on border strip over the paisleys and a couple of green Prima flowers, plus a touch of Sakura green glaze on her collar and cuffs and Sakura black stardust in her hair.


Today I made a card for the latest Arty Girlz challenge entitled 'Travel'Places' I knew the image I wanted to use....a lovely colourful water scene with the majestic Taj Mahal in the background, so I designed the rest of the card round the colours in the picture. The cardstock is stamped with Versamark using a paisley stamp and heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle raspberry powder. The picture is framed with blue mirricard embossed with the Cuttlebug paisley folder. The other papers were created using some Indian themed freebies from Dover (I changed the colours to blue and cerise using a graphics programme). I used various fibres from Texere as embellishments, together with an assortment of gems and a metal dragonfly.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Luscious Lime & Lilac!

As I love green and purple together I really enjoyed making this card for Papertake's latest challenge (Luscious Lime & Lilac).

The image is stamped with purple Versafine with a new Third Coast stamp called Zoe from Sassy Crafts. She is coloured with Whispers markers and Sakura stardust. I doodled a dashed line border and wrote the sentiment with a Sakura Moonlight pen.

The fibres were a mixture of yarns from Texere Yarns and the lime sequin ribbon was bought from an unknown exhibitor at the last Stitch & Creative Craft show. The flower is a mixture of Flora Doodles from Joanna Sheen and a green Prima flower from Cuddly Buddly. The lovely lime cardstock is from Stampin Up and the purple was from The Works.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 12 Birds

Tonight I made an ATC for Rainbow Lady's latest challenge. The bird image is a stamp by Crafty Individuals and the paisleys are by Clearly Wordsworth. The cardstock is coloured with blue and pink chalks though it is hard to spot the blue in this photo. I than added pink Sakura Stardust and some tiny pink and blue gems.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Tanda Teaser Challenge Card - On The Case

I decided to join in with the latest Tanda Teaser challenge today as it sounded like fun. The challenge was to 'case' or replicate a card from Sheila's blog. I spent ages looking through all Sheila's wonderful creations and finally decided on this red and white love themed card, thinking it would be fairly simple to recreate....after all I was bound to have some red and white polka dot paper somewhere and a heart punch....errr...well as it turned out...NO!!!!!! All I had was a similar stamp from stamping up (the word love).

I was disappointed but determined to join in so I improvised by punching out lots of white paper dots and glueing them onto the red paper (something I don't ever want to do again in a hurry!!!). I found a single red foam heart and made 2 paper ones to go with it using one of the Glitter Girls' boards. The white lines and dots on the hearts are drawn with a white Sakura pen. I just added stems taken from some paper flowers I was tired with to the hearts, a white organza bow and some tiny teardrop shaped red gems.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Tilda & Friends - Bugs ATC

Today I made an ATC (something I tend to avoid)'s for Tilda & Friends latest ATC Challenge 'Bugs.' I enjoyed the challenge of trying to fit things into such a small space and it was a treat to use 2 of my new Tilda Shabby Chic stamps, coloured with Lyra crayons & Sakura pens. The bugs were just doodled, coloured and stuck onto the finished ATC.

Friday, 2 May 2008

The Card Grotto Blog Candy

Just been looking at the wonderful creations on Michelles Card Grotto blog. She is giving away some very nice goodies to celebrate reaching 40,000 hits on her blog (quite an achievement)! Check it out!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Yeee Haa! Tanda Teaser Card

Tonight I made this card for Wendy's Yeee Haa! challenge over at Tanda Teaser. Unfortunately I don't have any suitably themed rubber stamps so I created a digital stamp of Chief Sitting Bull in Adobe Photoshop and added some grass, leaves and text. He is mounted onto a corrugated paper frame which is secured to the card base with string through eyelets. The backing papers are by Dovecraft.