Thursday, 24 June 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge Time

Happy Thursday everyone!  How's your week going?  Mine has been a LOT calmer this week, I decided not to book in everyone like I normally do and take it a bit slower. I'm a bit of a scamp for over committing myself.  It all seems like a good idea at the time, and then I'm ready to collapse in a heap at the end of the week where I've tried to do too much lol.

It's been lovely so far, I've been out for short country walks in the mornings with Lulu and I've got lots of jobs done that needed doing.  Boring housey jobs, but I'm slowly ticking off the list!

It's Play Date Cafe Challenge day today, and we've got some fab colours for you this week, very much my colours, bright and cheerful! 

This week's challenge was set by Sarah, this is the inspiration picture she gave us....

This was actually quite a challenge for me.  I absolutely love the colours, but I couldn't quite get the red and orange to work together with the papers I had in my collection.  I was a bit puzzled as to how to pull it all together.  Enter my friend to the rescue!!!  She not only came over to visit me on Monday so that we could make some cards, but she also brought exactly the right colour of patterned paper I needed.  Can you believe that?!  She didn't know herself why she even brought it. It was just meant to be!

The card itself was very straightforward once I had the right paper!  Here are the details;
  1. Mat a white cardstock base with brown cardstock and then mat with patterned paper
  2. Cut out three nesties labels in colours as shown, distress edges of turquoise and orange labels
  3. Die cut butterfly, curl up wings before pop dotting onto label
  4. Add prima flowers to centre of butterflies body
  5. Tie ribbon before adhering butterfly label
  6. Give your friend a great big hug for being the bestest friend there is, and for bringing exactly the coloured paper you need, in the nick of time!
Our celebrity designer this week is Lucy Abrams.  I love her style, she does lots of hybrid digi work, which I'm starting to get into.   In fact the card I dreamt about a few weeks ago (with the half cut out circle) was inspired by an owl card she made!  Thanks Lucy!

If you need more inspiration for this week's colours just pop on over to the main Play Date Cafe blog and check out what the rest of the DT did.  We hope you'll join in with us this week! 

Dies: Sizzix - Butterfly, Nesties Labels (?#9)
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, o Bunny
Accessories: Prima flowers, SU! stripey grosgrain

Have a great day! 


  1. How pretty, wonderful job with this weeks challenge! Love the flowers added to the beautiful butterfly.

  2. Ruby...this card is stunning, Ruby...knowing that the colors 'tripped you up' a bit, you sure made it work...LOVE IT!! xx

  3. Hi Ruby, love that big bow! beautiful card!

  4. Fantastic card! Glad the PP came along at just the right time! Love your design! Glad things have calmed down a bit!

  5. Very sweet....what a fun card to match a fun inspiration! TFS!

  6. Oh Ruby!! This card is FAB! I love that big butterfly--and you do have great friend! I love that she brought just the right color of paper over for you!! Love your steps (as always)--they always make me giggle!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE visiting your site--always so much creativity! You rock:)

  7. This is lovely, Ruby! The PP is perfect for the color inspiration and I love how you added the flowers to the butterfly's body! SO fun!!

  8. Ruby, great card. Love Lucy's too.

  9. I absolutely love your large butterfly and it stands out beautifully in this colour. Great friend bringing just the papers you need and I love the colour combination in these papers. Have a lovely evening. Tracy Evans x x

  10. Gorgeous ribbon and paper!! Stunning card :)

  11. What a fun card Ruby! Love the big butterfly & bow :)

  12. Lovely card Ruby, this charming butterfly is resting so niecely on the Nesties ;) Love the bow! See you on Sunday ;) xxx

  13. Wow Ruby this is one stunning card the colours and detail is just beautiful
    Lorraine x

  14. Gorgeous card Ruby. You have made the colour combo work perfectly!
    Sandra x


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