The Play Date Cafe

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cheers! PDCC57


I made this card today for my husband's birthday and used the colours from the latest Play Date Cafe Challenge.  The stamp is by Personal Impressions and I decided to heat emboss it to give a metallic effect.
I used various brown and grey Promarkers and Sakura clear to colour the image and background, then added 3 large metallic eyelets and threaded ribbon and fibres through.  The patterned paper is by Joanna Sheen.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Just a Note WMSC25

This card is for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #25.  It features stamps from their versatile Frame It set.  The cupcake was coloured with Sakura pens.  I don't know where the papers are from as I have way too many!  The lovely ribbon is by May Arts.  I am really supposed to be making my Christmas cards today but keep talking myself out of it!!!!!!  I keep thinking about the poor juvenile magpie which was attacked by a cat in our garden earlier today.  Its parents came back when the coast was clear to try and revive it but no luck, so we brought it indoors where it died as we didn't want to see it torn apart if the cat returned. 

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


My card for the latest Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge features a stitched effect flower from their Sewingbox Hugs set and a Penny Black sentiment stamp. The papers are by MME.  The orange label was made with a Spellbinders die, naturally, and the flower is a sticker (probably a magazine freebie).

Monday, 22 November 2010

Card for Play Date Cafe Challenge #56

This is my card for the latest Play Date Cafe challenge, based on a combination of colours I rather like.  I stamped the image from a Paper Artsy Hot Picks stamp set in black Versafine onto an piece of olive Artylicious paper, rounded the corners and attached it with foam pads to Anna Griffin cardstock.  The card base is turquoise blue Coredinations cardstock and the sentiment stamp is by Penny Black embossed in copper onto a scrap of card stamped with Waltzingmouse Crysanthemums coloured with Promarkers.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Friends Blog Waltz

This is my card for the November Waltzingmouse Stamps Friends Blog Waltz, where the theme is Christmas.  I used one of my favourite stamps, St Nicholas from their Nutcracker Sweet set.  Aiming to make a clean and simple card I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it silver.  The peace sentiment and tiny snowflakes are from the same stamp set.  To make the dove I used a stamp from the Text It set, heat embossed with a shimmery blue powder on white card then and ran it through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix die.  I cut a second dove from pale blue vellum, layered both together and attached them to the top of my card using foam pads.  I used a pale blue Sakura gel pen to colour in a couple of sections of the image and finished the card off with 3 clear and 2 blue faux gems.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Cupcake Card WMSC #22

This card is for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 22.  I have used stamps from their Holiday labels 14, Frame-It and Asian Gardens sets.  I used Nestabilities labels 14 dies to emboss the middle of my white card base and to cut the two pink tags, and added some brown ribbon and 3 pink flowers.