The Play Date Cafe

Friday, 24 December 2010

Vintage Tag - PDCC 61

Here is my entry for the latest Play Date Cafe Challenge, a vintage tag. I used Distress Ink to colour the tag itself and then stamped a flourish pattern with a Clarity stamp. I used the same stamp on the frame along with some clear crackle paint. The little girl image is a rub-on and I just added a wine coloured fabric flower I have had for years and a bright blue ribbon.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Blue for You

I love this GDS Studios Ella Blue paper so much that I decided to make it the main focus of this birthday card for the latest Papertake Weekly "anything goes" challenge. The little girl is one of my favourite wood backed stamps by Stampa Rosa.  She is coloured with Promarkers (hair, skin and flowers) and her clothes are paper pieced with scraps from the Ella Blue pad.  She is matted onto Coredinations Gemstone cardstock cut with a Spellbinders label die.  The sentiment is by Waltzingmouse Stamps, stamped onto a punched scallop oval (again EB paper) embellished with bows made from ribbons to match the colour theme.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

A Slash of Yellow PDCC60

Initially, when I read that the latest Play Date Cafe challenge was to use black and white with a splash of yellow I wasn't particularly keen but I have decided I rather like this colour combination.  I have kept the yellow to a minimum by using a yellow glaze pen on the bees and the daisy brad centre is of course yellow. The lovely bee, thistle and Emily Dickinson quote stamps are from a set I have had for several years but I can't recall the make.  The swirl stamp is from one of the Paper Artsy Hot Picks sets.  I have had the black and white paper for ages too and again I have no idea who the manufacturer is!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas Tree

Yet another Christmas card!  This is for two challenges - Passion for Promarkers Week 80 Mega Christmas "anything goes" challenge (again) and Stamp with Fun Christams challenge #89.  The little Christmas tree is by Waltzingmouse Stamps, coloured with Promarkers.  The dotty paper is by My Mind's Eye and the Noel stamp is a magazine freebie.  A simple card with no embellishments except for a tiny gem at the top of the tree.

Sunday, 12 December 2010


Here is my entry for the Passion for Promarkers week 80 mega Christmas challenge (anything goes) which is open until 4th January.  As I wanted vibrant colours for my Nutcracker image (by Waltzingmouse Stamps) I just had to use Promarkers.  The patterned paper is by Hot Off The Press and the green ribbon is from my stash.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Red & White snow scene WMSC26

This is my entry for the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and I hope the friend I have made it for doesn't see this picture before the postie arrives with the card!  All the stamps used are by Waltzingmouse (from the Nutcracker Sweet and Asian Gardens sets).  I used Barn Door distress ink to colour the upper section of my card base (applied with an ink duster brush) and lots of glitter for the snow.  The tree has snowflakes instead of leaves with clear gems in the centre of each and I just added dotty red ribbon to the sentiment tag, white lace and a red bow to the top of the card.  It was fun to do and I may make some more Christmas cards along the same lines.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Red and White Christmas PDCC, I love Promarkers, Passion for Promarkers challenge

Red and White is one of my favourite colour combinations for cards, though I probably don't use it that often.  This Christmas card for the latest Play Date Cafe challenge uses these two colours as the main focus.  The card also fits in nicely with a further two challenges....I Love Promarkers #43 (trees) and Passion for Promarkers special week 79  old and new hallenge, where there are several prizes up for grabs and a blog hop! The stamps are all by Waltzingmouse Stamps (Nutcracker Sweet and Teeny Trees sets).  I used Versafine grey (new item for Passion for Promarkers challenge), Versafine red and Memento black inks for the stamped images/sentiments and Barn Door distress ink for the red border. The tree is coloured with a Poppy Promarker pen and I used cool grey round the edge of the Nestie label mat.  The ribbons are from my stash (old item for the Passion for Promarkers challenge).