Thursday, 28 October 2010


* Edited to add a card for Get Sketchy challenge, please scroll down to see it *

Happy Thursday everyone! It's Play Date Cafe challenge day! I hope you managed to pop by the main blog to see all of the anniversary celebrations we've been having with the fab guest designers from Unity!  If not, don't worry, pop over there now and have a look at all of the loveliness! :o)

This week we have a challenge that's been offered up by Sarah. It's one of our fun colour splashes.  This time it's black and white, with a splash of burgundy.

And here's the inspiration pic..

We are being sponsored by Mark's Finest Papers this week and were sent some lovely stamps to play with.  I chose to use the decorative circle and the Happy Birthday sentiment.  It makes a nice quick but elegant card.  Here's what I did...
  1. Make flower (see tutorial here), leaving enough time for it to dry out and harden.  This is a smaller version of the large black flower I made here. I just scrunched it up more when I made it, and let it dry out initially in the bottom of a little pot to stop it growing too big, then I put it on the radiator which worked a treat!
  2. Punch two decorative borders in black using border punch
  3. Cut a strip of card to cover most of the card base, leaving white space top and bottom
  4. Attach to card
  5. Die cut burgundy blossom circle
  6. Die cut white circle using circle nesties, stamp circular image onto white circle, adhere to burgundy blossom shape
  7. Stamp sentiment onto white card, ink edges with black Copic marker to give definition, attach to centre of decorative circle
  8. Attach 3d flower to finish
  9. Upload card to DT gallery only to see another card by Lisa which mine looks like!  Think to yourself, 'Oh no, it looks like I copied Lisa'!  Great card Lisa, I didn't copy you, honestly, I'd had my little flower idea for a while!  Great minds must think alike! 
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
Papers: Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Circle & Blossom Nesties

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

Andrea Ewen

and of course our guest designer, Faith Hofrichter, owner of Mark's Finest Papers.
So come and join in on the fun!  You could win a fab prize. 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 PDCC53, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!


I made a little card for our friends who recently got a new dog that they've called Beryl! She is a Newfoundland and is BEAUTIFUL! They already have another Newfoundland called Ruby - cool name, don't ya think?!! ;o) This card is well overdue and I'm hoping my friend isn't going to see it before I give it to her at the weekend.

This is the sketch over at Get Sketchy. 

The supplies are Basic Grey for the papers (Max & Whiskers), Lawn Fawn stamps (Critters in the 'burbs), ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and the brad was from a set from my friend.

Just in case you haven't seen one.. This is a Newfoundland, or Newfie as they're also known.  How adorable are they?!  And MASSIVE!  My little Lulu looks like one of their toys when we go round to visit lol

Hope you likey!


  1. How pretty, lovely flower blossom! Love the tall shape and BG papers!

  2. hi ruby! I love the card, I really love your flower too. i had a look at the tutorial, so easy to make! I can't wait to have a go! Thanks for sharing that.
    Thank you also for your comment on my blog too!

  3. Beautiful elegant card! Love your flower and the paper is fun!

  4. Your card DOES NOT look like you copied Lisa! I just LOVE this card and am so afraid if I make a card, it will look like I copied YOU! This is so up my alley! THX for the tutorial link! Hopefully I'll get to play. Your flower is FAB!

  5. Awesome splash, Ruby! Your card is the picture of elegance! Love that gorgeous flower surrounded that wonderful paper and stamped medallion! Simply amazing!

  6. gorgeous, gorgeous card Ruby! love the design, and that beautiful deep red rose - just lovely :)

  7. Love your card Ruby and the flower really pops off the page, a stunning flower and great papers. Tracy Evans x

  8. GET OUT! That line up for your PDCC card is SOOOO FUNNY! I love that last number--your card is totally different! The only thing it has in common is 1) the stamps and 2) the colors!! LOL! Great card--love your flower and how this is a vertical card! LOVE IT!

    YOUR GS card---OH WORD! LOVE LOVE LOVE that doggy! I love that ribbon too! You rocked this sketch! FABBBBBY job! Olsen says "WOOOOOF!" He loves it too:)

  9. Love the paper, design, and gorgeous flower...a wonderful creation!!!

  10. Newfoundlands are my favorite dog ever! I've been wanting one since I was about ten years old. Someday, I'll get mine...

    Love the card! Lawn Fawn stamps are my favorite!


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