The Play Date Cafe

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Songbird Silhouette

I am entering a card I made today into Joanna Sheen's Silhouette Challenge.  I have used a mix of digital images and rubber stamps to create this large card.  The bird, tree and swirly corners were created in Serif Craft Artist.  The peacock background is by Elusive Images and the stamped words are Paper Artsy and Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The tag/label was cut from white card using a Spellbinders die then inked with blue and lilac inks to match the background.  I added a few tiny gems to finish it off.

Sunday, 21 October 2012


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen - Autumn Breeze

No Matter Which No 3 (Halloween theme or colours)

The image and sentiment stamps are by Walzingmouse Stamps.  The tree is stamped in black onto card inked with various shades of yellow and orange and I decided to team it with purple as it reminds me of autumn and Halloween.  To finish I mounted the purple tag shaped card onto a kraft card blank and added embellishments are from my stash.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Party Girl

This is a not so great photo of a card I made today.  I was supposed to be making at least
6 cards but am feeling under the weather due to a virus so I just managed one in the end.  I am
entering this into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge 176, Monochromatic

Paper Crafting Journey, Add some Bling

Divas By Design 56, Anything Goes

I found the backing paper whilst looking through my stash for something else, no idea where
it is from.  The stamp was free with a craft mag and  I used promarkers for shading and a spot of
colour.  I then added a little glitter, a few gem and a pink bow.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


I am entering this card into 3 challenges:

The Crafty Pad Challenge 190 Floral
Love to Create Challenge 35 Thinking of You
Joanna Sheen - Down in the Garden

The sentiment stamp is by Waltzingmouse Stamps which I stamped onto a fancy label by Spellbinders.  The flowers are scraps of monochrome patterned papers cut using a floral die in the Grand Calibur; the mats are Nestabilities (the white one has been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder).  I finished the card off with a black ribbon, organza and wire butterfly and a few pearls.