Thursday, 3 June 2010

Play Date Cafe - it's a peach

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Happy Thursday!  I love Thursdays, they mean it's nearly the weekend and it's also Play Date Cafe Challenge day!  Yay!  I LOVE these challenges, they truly do push me to try new colours!

This week Sarah set the challenge of peaches, lemon and white.  All of my favourite colours... not!  Sarah set it to challenge herself because they are not her colours either, but you will never guess what... I made this card and I actually like it!  Me, peach?  Those two words would never normally be said in the same sentence lol.  I do like my bright colours, but I guess in an itzy bitzy way I have cheated (only slightly) with this challenge!  I added some 'darker peach' that maybe, just maybe, others might say is orange, but the fact remains I've used peach!  It's amazing!!  Sarah, thank you!  I told you your name would be mud in my house the week we do peach, but I actually really enjoyed the challenge!! ;o) 

Here is the inspirational pic for this week.

You must play along.  Our sponsor this week is Limelight, they have some great giveaways too!  In fact, I wish I could enter!!

The design team have come up with some beauties this week, and go check out Jen del Muro's card too, it's stunning!  Jen is our guest designer this week.  I LOVE her work, she probably doesn't know it, but she inspired me into buying Stamping Bellas (the Buggabella ones)  (I just need to use them now lol)

Suzanne Czosek
Jen del Muro (Guest Designer this week)

My card today totally needed to be made into a wedding cake!  I was really naughty a few weeks ago.  I saw this GORGEOUS 'Mad Hatter Cake' die cutter and I just had to have it.  I made a quick phone call to Ian, fluttered my eyelashes (not that he could see them down the phone, but anyway) and asked if he'd like to buy me a present.  He is very logical, so he asked how much it was, and how many cards I would make with it.  I said, 'loads'.  (well you do say that, don't you, when you're trying to justify yet more crafting supplies!)  and he said well you only need to make a certain number to pay for the die cutter, so yes I could have it.  Wow, I must remember to apply that logic to something else that I want to buy in the future!!!   I wonder if I could make it work for handbags too lol.

So enough of me waffling on.  Here are the details of how to make it...
  1. Die cut cake in different colours, assemble as shown, add paint accents to flowers and leaves
  2. Cut and re-cut the die using various additional pieces of cardstock to cut the spirals.  Oh boy, those spirals are a challenge to cut out!  
  3. Die cut circle and scallop in peach and assemble
  4. Adhere some stripy ribbon, cut into a 'v' at the side and add some twine to make into a bow, add prima flower
  5. Pop dot scalloped circle to the card, and add the cake
  6. Stamp sentiment to finish
  7. Smile!  You've just made a pastel card that you like :o)  
Dies: Cottage Cutz: Mad Hatter Cake, Nesties circles and scallops
Stamps: Walzingmouse Stamps: Fancy Phrases
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, SU! papers (pressie from Sarah-Jane over at Cards and a Cuppa), thanks SJ!
Accessories: Prima flowers, Smooch white and green paint, SU! Pumpkin Pie grossgrain ribbon
    On a completely separate note you must do a google search on 'Mad Hatter Cakes'.  I was trying to find a pic of the cutter for everyone and came across the most AMAZING cakes.  I'd like this one from it's SO me!

    How FAB is that?!!!   I can feel another wedding cake card coming on.  Well I do need to make that money back for that cutter, don't I?!!!

    Don't forget to join in on the fun over at PDCC this week.   I wonder if any of you will do a cake card too??

    Tiffany Doodles' Blog Hop Winner...

    Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun over at Tiffany's Doodles' Blog Hop. 

    And the winner of my chosen cute birdy digi images is;

    Dawn, who left the following message, 

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    Don't forget to check back on the Tiffany Doodles site and my blog on Monday, June 7 for the first ever Tiffany Doodles Challenge!!

    THANK YOU SO much for your fab comments yesterday, each and every one of them made me smile!

    I look forward to seeing your entries in our challenge!


    1. wow, I love your wedding cake card, so soft and pretty yet kinda quirky too! Love the gorgeous peachy tones! That mad hatter cake is divine too! I can see why you love it and making wedding cake cards! Thanks for sharing!

    2. Very pretty card Ruby! What a fun cake you made :)

    3. OH MY GOODNESS---did you and Sarah talk about this week's inspiration photo??? I LOVE that your cake die cut looks just like the cake she used for the photo!! ACK---you are super fun! I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your posts for PDCC! You always make me laugh--esp. with your steps! And I love how you asked Ian (batting your eyelashes) for the die cut! HA! I think it might work for handbags- doesn't hurt to try:)

      Beautiful card--as always! And that cake below--DEF. YOU!!! I love visiting your site, Ruby:) LOVE the PDCC:)

    4. I would have never thought to pick up that die cut because I would have never imagined such a fun use for it! What a wonderful cake you made and the picture of the wedding cake is very fun too! Great inspiration here Ruby! (Peach was a reach for me too!) But I think the whole team did an awesome job with it!

    5. Beautiful wedding card, wonderful inspiration photo! Great take on this weeks challenge.

    6. Great card!! I Love that cake and it looks so fun in those colors!

    7. Yummy, yummy, sweet and scrummy! Oh, and the cake is cute, too! ;-PPPP LOOOOOOOve this card, it makes me miss my wedding so much 'cos I want to have such a beautiful cake again! I hope you won't make anything wedding dress related, as this will make me break into pieces completely lol! ;-)
      Ps. I made the Fab 4, yeeeeeey! xxx

    8. This is gorgeous, Ruby! Love all the peachy goodness and that you made a fabulous wedding cake when the inspiration photo is also a cake (did you know that? - I had no idea from the cropped photo!).. Hugs!!

    9. I'm digging the peach colors VERY MUCH! And the sentiment is "Priceless"! I'm a sucker for unique words! So much fun and I like the ribbon treatment with the flower... just adorable girl!! :)

      Con'grats to Dawn!!! :)

    10. SO much fun, Ruby! I love this card and totally LOVE how you used the colors this week : )

    11. Gorgeous card Ruby!!! Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful job with the color combo. Funny how we can end up loving the very cards we struggle with the most!!!

      lisa a.

    12. Your cake card is simply FABULOUS! I always love your creative twist and this cake is no exception!!! LOVE your ribbon and flower detail, too! WONDERFUL!!!


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