Thursday, 14 October 2010

Cozy Socks!

Hi there

* Edited to add a tag for Cards and Color Q challenges - Please scroll down *

I could do with some cozy socks on right now, it's really been cold here today, and a bit grey.

It's time for the newest Play Date Cafe challengeThis week we are being sponsored by Creative Cuts and More, who specialise in die cut templates, bags, labels, shapes etc.

We were sent some shapes and some cards to play with.  I decided to use a window card, shown here, combined with a scalloped border card, to get a duo coloured card.

The colours were chosen by Sarah this week, and they are beige, pale blue and pale mint-ish green.  I hope you can see them on this card.  As you may remember from my studio pics some time ago I have a raspberry pink wall in my studio and it seems to have reflected off my white paper this week, with the angle of the sun.  The beige is looking a bit green but it is the right colours in real life, honest!

My card was very simple to make.
  1. Cut the scalloped border from one of the blank card templates and attach to a blue window card base
  2. Cut a beige nestie shaped square and attach to inside of card
  3. Stamp and cut out 3 stockings in different styles
  4. Using foam pop dots attach stockings using some baker's twine and add buttons to either end
  5. Stamp the sentiment to finish
These Lawn Fawn stamps are SOOO cute to play around with.  Have I told you I love Lawn Fawn stamps before?! lol ;o)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn 'Cozy Christmas'
Accessories: Card templates by Creative Cuts and More, baker's twine by Ribbon Girl, buttons from stash

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspirational pieces.

So come and join in on the fun!  You could win a fab prize of a Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Kit!  See more information on the PDCC blog.

Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC51, and don't forget to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!

Halloween Challenges...

I saw a couple of challenges that I thought I would join in on.  I don't often make things for Halloween, but always LOVE the colours and little spiders/bats etc so thought I would give it a go, it was fun to play for no reason.

Here is what I made..

The little orange and white behind the bow is the baker's twine to hang the tag from the pressie, it just kept flopping over lol

This is a detail shot showing you the 'boo'.  It looks so sparkly in real life.  The letters are Thickers by American Crafts - lovely :o)  The stamps are by Lawn Fawn 'heebie jeebies', the ribbon some from stash, not sure which company, the other black and white stripe is by SU! and the paper is by Imaginisce, an old one from last year or possibly even the year before.

These are the challenges that I'm entering...

Cards (to make a Halloween tag) and Color Q Challenges using these colours... 

What fun to just play for the sake of it.  Love it!  Now that's my kind of Thursday!  Hope you get to play today too!


  1. How dang adorable is this card??? Really great design using this die cut card!

  2. Cute Holiday card, the stockings look wonderful hanging over the die cut opening!

  3. LOL, I DiD have my cozy socks on, cold here but bright and sunny - how did that happen in Manchester ;) Love this CAS card Ruby, fab idea to hang those socks over the aperture :)

  4. Adorable to use the opening as a fireplace. It does look like one! Sweet card and fun for a holiday card.


  6. What a CUTE project. Love your design with this die cut. So pretty!

  7. Great card, I love combining the cards from CC&M! Love the stockings that are being hung.

  8. Love the hanging stockings, and the cute little bat tag.

  9. Wow how cool is that!?You have some talent.That is such a fab tag.You should be soooooooo pleased.

  10. Ooooooooh! I love your tag. A perfect mix of everything. So glad you played along with ColourQ this week. :)

  11. cute tag Ruby, love that ribbon combo :)

  12. Fabulous tag! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

  13. I looooooooooooove your that cozy sock card! SOOOOOOOOO FUN! I love how clever you are, Ruby! I love it!! You are amaZING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE ;)

  14. What a sweet little Christmas it!!!

  15. Such a gorgeous example for the PDCC inspiration.

  16. Very, very cute little tag! Love the Christmas card too.

  17. Super cute Christmas card, Ruby! Love that adorable idea to use the clothes line. Very original! Awesome use of the colors and Creative Cuts!

  18. Adorable window card, and your Halloween tag is so cute and fun! Love the bat and spider stamps and that fabulous striped ribbon. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  19. Ruby! Congrats on being featured on the CARDS blog! Way to go! Love your adorable tag!

  20. I love both of these so much! Way to go on the CARDS blog too! You are so awesome!

  21. This card is so adorable! I really love the non-traditional colors and your creative use of baker's twine.

    Lawn Fawn stamps are the best!


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