The Play Date Cafe

Sunday, 27 November 2011

It seems only fitting

I made this card today for my friend who will be 50 next month. I saw
the sketch relating to Sketch Saturday's week 13 challenge and decided
to use that as my inspiration. Apologies for the awful photograph. It
looks rather grainy but I am pleased with the card as it looks in real
life. I used a large square Kraft card as my base. The papers are all
from a set called Ella Blue which I was too afraid to cut up for ages.
I have used Spellbinders dies to cut them out. The dress form and sentiment
stamps are from a Stampin Up set. The ribbon and lace which I inked with a
Promarker are from my stash and I finished the card
off with a tiny gem and a pearly hatpin which I stabbed my
finger with before I managed to anchor it into place...luckily I did not
bleed onto the card.....that would have been frustrating after it took so long
to make. I would love some I said this card is for a 50th
birthday but I am loathe to stick numbers on it but what do you think?

Monday, 21 November 2011


This card features one of my favourite stamps by Non Sequitur and it is also my entry for the Colour Create Challenge #84 - pink, white and gold.  The image is coloured with various paints and pens.  The sentiment is by Pink Petticoat.  The pink paper and card are from my stash, as are the pink sequins and ribbon.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


I am entering the above card into this week's Play Date Cafe challenge - black & white with a splash of orange.  I stamped the background in Memento black ink using Clarity Stamps' large swirl.  The cranes were stencilled onto a piece of white card using the same ink and matted onto a piece of orange cardstock, which started out as a piece of white card I inked and stamped up using versamark and two shades of orange ink so a bit of a waste as not much is visible.  The black and white frame was cut from a piece of DCWV patterned paper.  One layer of the daisies was punched from the same orange piece of card and the other from a scrap of patterned paper, finished off with sticky gems.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts.