Thursday, 23 September 2010

Navy, Lime and Silver PDCC 48

I need a rest!  Had a great but very busy weekend - lots of lovely food and eating (and drinking) out, lots of shopping ( I am a lucky girl-  had a beautiful bracelet and some fabulous shoes bought for me by hubby) and lots of games played with James.  In between all that there was the usual homework and domestic stuff to sort out for this week, so no time for playing in my craft room until today.

The playdate cafe has these colours this week:
Here is my card:
Patterned paper is K & Co. Ribbon is American crafts.  Edge of card is inked with blue ink.
I made the "navyish" background with spray inks, and the foliage is embossed in silver (stamp by SU).

The bird is die cut from metal using a Paperartsy die, then I embossed it with an embossing folder in my cuttlebug.  The next step was to ink it with green alcohol ink.
The eye is a gem coloured with a copic pen, and I outlined the metal bird with the same copic pen.

I am doing a card class for 14 ladies tonight, and then it will be the weekend again! Eeeeeek!

Have a good one!


Saturday, 18 September 2010


Beautiful colours at the Playdate Cafe this week:
 I think the colours are gorgeous, but I wasn't sure how to put them together.  I had a look in my tin of ATC "blanks" and found some tri-fold cards that I had never used, so I decided to give it a whirl:

The background is coloured with a combination of Distress Inks and Adirondack Ink, then overstamped with stamps from Clarity, Lavinia and My Mind's Eye.
I painted some card with Claudine Hellmuth paints and punched out my flowers, then added some inked old book page strips for the border.
The sentiment is by Elusive Images.
I love this combo ( did I mention that before? Lol!), it's really bright and cheerful.

Have a good weekend.  We're going treat shopping in a minute - woo hoo!

Thank you Playdate Cafe, and thanks for looking.  X

Friday, 10 September 2010

Black & White and splash of pink for PDCC

Another Coloursplash this week over at the Playdate Cafe Challenge.

The coloursplash choice was between pink, gold and copper , and I chose pink.

Dress stamp is by Inkadinkadoo, stamped on white card, then embossed in cuttlebug.  I used paper piecing by stamping the same image on a piece of SU patterned paper and cutting around the "dress" part and attaching it over the stamped image.  I added stickles to the dots on the paper, and to the dress straps.  Then I just added 3 black gems and layered it with pink and black card.

I'm so glad it's the weekend - hope everyone has a great one! X

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Let's Ink it up Challenge No 2. Two posts in one morning!

This time at Let's Ink It Up the challenge is to make a tag with a Vintage feel.
The larger tag has a background made with distress re-inkers and pearl pigments. The smaller tag background is Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage ink stamped with a Crafty Individuals swirl stamp and some tissue tape has been added.
The Post Card stamp is Crafty Individuals, and Take Flight is a Paperartsy stamp.
I'm much happier with this than with my pears. Lol.
Thanks for looking. X

Very quick go at PDCC 45

Well we are  back from a lovely relaxing holiday and I thought I just had time to have a play with this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

Mmmmmm - it was one of those times when I just could not create the image that was in my head - still, never mind, that's how it goes sometimes. 
Here is my feeble attempt - if I had the time I would throw it in the bin and start again! LOL! - but I promised myself that if I did any challenges I would post the result whether I liked it or not and use it for future reference of what NOT to do.

Here's to the next one! X