Thursday, 6 May 2010

Oh my goodness, I made a pink card!!

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Hi there everyone.  I hope you're having a good week.  Mine has been quite good so far.  So, today is Play Date Cafe challenge day!  We have some luverly colours for you this week;

For my card I used a cutter that I have had for a while.  (So long in fact I nearly had to blow dust off it!)   It's a Sizzix clear die so you can position the image anywhere that you want it.  I chose to position mine to one side and then cut the same flower out again to use inside.  I wasn't quite sure how to photograph the card for you to see it, so I've done both inside and out for you.  Sarah, you'd  like this one, you could use the offcuts afterwards as a stencil for your art journalling ;o)

This week we have guest designer, Ashley Cannon Newell, joining us! I absolutely LOVE Ashley's work, she has some beautiful ideas, she is very inspiring!  I subscribe to her feeder and look forward to seeing her latest creations pop into my inbox!

This has to be one of my quickest cards to make so far!

Here are the card details;
  1. Cover front of card with patterned paper
  2. Position daisy on card and run through Big Shot machine
  3. Cut out another daisy in a different colour
  4. Line up the black daisy through the front flower and stick down
  5. Using a pre-cut flower add a polka dot brad and attach to large daisy with a pop dot
  6. Cut out a silver and black rectangle, round corners using small corner punch
  7. Attach sentiment die cut and add a flower
  8. Simples!!
Dies: Sizzix 'Clear' 'Flower'
Paper: Craftwork Cards 5 x 5 papers
Accessories: Craftwork Cards pre-cut flowers and pre-cut labels, Bazzill Basics polka dot brad

I think our design team have come out tops with the cards this week, they are ALL gorgeous, I think it's my favourite week so far actually for all of the DT cards, and as you know pink isn't usually one of my favourites to use on my cards.  It comes up now and then, but always with an addition of lots of other colour!!  Pop on over to their blogs and see their creations....fab!

Challenge Entries - Card Patterns #62, JUGS #31 & Sketch Saturday #101

Here is a card that I made for the Card Patterns Sketch challenge this week.  I used my Basic Grey pad, my old faithful circle and scallop cutter (as you know I LOVE those!) and my Hero Arts 'Write Your Own' stamp, with 'happy' and 'birthday' from the Papertrey Ink set, Springtime Doodles.  I then stuck on a couple of little embellishments (I think they were from K & Co, but not entirely sure as I emptied them all into a pretty little pot so don't have the labelling!)

My next card is a combined one for two sketches, 'Just Us Girls' Challenge and Sketch Saturday;


As you can see for the Sketch Saturday Challenge I inverted the sketch and for the Jugs challenge I added the ribbon, hope that counts!  Again I used Basic Grey papers, some SU! choc chip ribbon and some cupcake stamps.  To finish I used some little legless brads from Craftwork Cards.

My man is going into hospital today for a gallbladder removal so I haven't added a proper 'how to' or 'recipe' list of what I've used for my challenge cards.  If there is something here that you would like to learn more about just drop me a comment/e-mail and I will get back to you with the details.

In the meantime have a great day and don't forget to play along with our challenge at the Play Date Cafe !


  1. I really love how dimensional this card is Ruby and it's definitely a Ruby 2 Shoes design : )

    Big hugs to you and Ian and of course, my girl Tink! xx

  2. ALL of these cards are wonderful Ruby! You surely worked your magic especially for not liking the color pink! Great sample of inspiration for the Play Date Cafe & thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge :)

  3. Ahhh, love the pink card hun, and the cupcake one... well, you know me and cupcakes :-) yummy! I hope it goes well for your Nan today too, good luck x
    Hugs Sarah-Jane xxx

  4. Yummy! I want cake now ;)
    Fab work and inverting our sketch is definately allowed
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday this week
    Jo xx

  5. Love the bold flower on your card with the cut out! Adorable card and love what you did with the CPS and JUGS Sketches. Beautiful cards. Will send over prayers for you and your hubby and Tink!

  6. Love your pink card! The cut out flower is great and so inviting to look inside! All the cards are so lovely.
    Hope all goes well today...x

  7. Wonderful creations, Ruby! Especially love your cut out flower.. so gorgeous and fun!!

  8. What fun cards! I really love the flower cut-out on the first one, so creative!!

  9. All of the cards you created are just wonderful! Great use of this weeks PDCC colors, the flower peeking through the front is too cute.

  10. LOVE that daisy card--LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Great idea to cut a shape out of the front of the card...NOTE TO SELF:: remember that!

    Awesome job this week with the colors;) You are AWESOME! Lots of love to you:)

    ps...sending an email later--but I just got my new Ippity stamps in the mail TODAY! HOOORAY!

  11. Great cards Ruby! That big flower is really cool and you did great job with the JUGS sketch! Thanks for playing along!

  12. Love your pink and polka dot card!

  13. Sucha pretty cards Thanks for playing at Card Patterns! !

  14. Fabulous cards! Love the great sketches you used! Love the pink on all 3 cards! :o)

  15. Love this flower, really stands out and suits the colour combination. I love your card stand that you use too. Have a good evening. Tracy Evans x

  16. Ooooh I love the cupcake card. What great papers and fabulous ribbon! (And it all works so well with that sketch)


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