Thursday, 13 May 2010

PDCC & don't kids say the funniest things!

It's time for another fun challenge over at the Play Date Cafe!  This week we have some nice bright colours for you!  (Lovely!)

Heidi Van Laar is our guest designer this week!    I LOVE Heidi's style, it's so fresh and funky!  I've been a follower of hers for a long time now.  What I really like is how she pops over and leaves a comment on my blog when I've commented.  I'm sure she gets loads of comments, but she still takes the time to pop over.  It's really sweet of her.

This card took a bit longer to make this week.  The idea came together quite quickly, but for some reason it took me ages to put it all together.  I'm going to blame it on my cold, that must be why!

Here are the card details;
  1. Cut a piece of lime patterned paper, attach to card base
  2. Stamp alphabet set, using green for the letters 'b', 'o' and 'y', red for the heart and the remaining letters in blue, paper pierce corners, distress around all of the edges
  3. Stamp the sock monkey in green, or whatever it is you would call him
  4. Cut a strip of pale blue paper, attach as shown
  5. Cut two rectangles in dark green patterned paper, one large, one small, round right hand corners
  6. Attach the larger rectangle to the left of the card, add the stamped square and do some faux stitching around the edges
  7. Attach the smaller rectangle to the right of the card, matting a white rectangle on top, and adding the sock monkey using pop dots, add a little red dot to his hat.  Add some faux stitching to the white rectangle
  8. Tie stripey ribbon around the card to finish
Stamps: Unity
Papers: Amy Butler, Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories: SU! grosgrain ribbon, Tombo pens, Tim Holtz 'tea dye' distress ink

Pop on over to the rest of the DT's blogs to see what they came up with.  As you will see we all had very different interpretations of the colours this week!

Re: kids and the funniest things...

Natasha was talking about some illuminous tights she had seen, here's what was said;

Natasha:  'I saw some halluminous tights today'
Me: 'You're funny darling. It's illuminous, not halluminous'
Natasha: Oh, I should be a chameleon (translate that to a comedian!)

I love it!  I hope she never gets too grown up to make me laugh!  She is my little ray of sunshine each day :o)


  1. This card is just plain fun! Great job using this week's colors, Ruby! Tell Tink hi for me!

  2. She's a gorgeous ray of sunshine...i used to write these down in a 'happy book', although i have to say, Sophe can still come out with the odd funny comment lol
    Ruby, I LoVe that alphabet stamp! The colours work together brilliantly on this card, love it!

  3. I have my own ray of sunshine at home too and love the story you shared. Love your sock monkey too cute! The background paper is fantastic!

  4. This is just wonderful, Ruby! Love the sock monkey and the cool alphabet stamp!! Thanks for sharing the story.. too cute and funny!!

  5. This is such a lovely card Ruby loving your design and that ribbon is wow.
    Lorraine x

  6. Great use of this weeks colors, love the cute sock monkey!

  7. Awe - how cuuute Ruby! That sock monkey is so sweet! Great take on this week's colors :)

  8. I LOVE it--I want to know how you stamped each letter perfectly in different colors! Teach me your creativity!!! LOOOOVE that we thought about the same thing--great use of Unity stamps! Love that monkey!

    And that is super funny what Natasha said:) I was giggling--too cute:) Love kids!

    Great job this week, RUBY!!

  9. Beautiful work, Ruby. Pop by my blog, I have something for you. Janet

  10. This card is soooo cute! I love the sock monkey and the papers ;-))) xxx

  11. So cute!!!! I love the monkey! great combo!!!! I just did my card !!! thanks for the inspiration at PDC!!!


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