Thursday, 18 November 2010


Happy Thursday everyone!  Yay, it's nearly the weekend!  I am nearly in panic mode, I have a fete on Saturday next week and have about 100+ cards to make, uh oh, running out of time!!  Work has been taking over the last few weeks, but hopefully there will be a better balance soon.

This week is Player Appreciation Week over at the Play Date Cafe.  We really do appreciate our players, and love that we have so many regular contributors too.  As a design team we all try to pop by and comment when we can, although I have to say my commenting has been a bit difficult this past couple of weeks.  I will be popping by more regularly soon, as my work commitments ease up.

As part of our special week we also have extra sponsors, so pop on over to our main blog for more information!  There are some super prizes to win.

First up are EAD who gave us some fun stickers to play with  for this week's challenge.  Amy Castellano is joining us from EAD as our guest designer too.

Now I really don't like using peel offs and things like that so was a bit dubious when I heard we were being mailed some stickers, but I LOVE them.  I 'need' more!!  Thank you EAD for the fab stickers, I had great fun using them.  How fab are they when you need to make a quick card?!! 

This card was SO simple to make.
  1. I used my new Cosmo Cricket papers, and cut them to various sizes to cover the front of my card base.  
  2. I added an extra red strip across the stripey band to give it a bit of a lift.  I then added three tree stickers.  I love how the stripes show through the trees :)  
  3. I added another sticker at the bottom for the sentiment, and topped it off with a prima flower to finish.  

This was a 5 minutes start to finish card!  Now that's the kind of cards I need to make between now and next week!  Look at these great rub-ons you can win...

This card makes me happy.  The colours are very me, and now just look at this GORGEOUS inspiration pic by Julie.
I absolutely love this picture.  It sums up everything card-making to me!

Our second sponsor is Discount Cardstock, with guest designer, Tami Mayberry joining us.  Discount Cardstock are providing us with this prize..

Last, but definitely not least are our final sponsors, Wilson Designs, with guest designer, Kim Wilson

 and this cutie of a prize! ...

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

Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC56, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. Lovely holiday card, the CC papers work wonderfully for this weeks challenge.

  2. With all the things you have going on, you still managed to turn out a very fun and creative card, Ruby...well BREATHE.... xx

  3. Adorable card. Love the papers you used and how the stickers were displayed. Beautiful!

  4. Really pretty card Ruby! Love the papers you used! :)

  5. Beautiful mix of papers with the cute! Love the little flower to the side also...great card!!!

  6. I've got the Advent Fair to do at church next week too, and haven't thought of what to make to sell yet!! Whatever, it needs to be quick! Love this card,great mix of papers :)

  7. I LOVE this tall card! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it is only 3 steps! ACK--I need to make some of these:) You are so creative--I hope your fair went well! I NEED to email you--be on the look out! I will do it this weekend:)

    MISS talking with you--but I love visiting here! So many fabby creations! Great job, RUBY!

  8. Great card Ruby, I love the tree and the way it seems to feel as if you can see through to the card, very effective. Can't believe it only took 5 minutes, I must be doing something wrong LOL. Hope you manage to get your 100 card made ready for next week, GOOD LUCK. Tracy Evans x x

  9. Just beautiful Ruby! Love the design with those cute Christmas trees and that lovely rose! Awesome job, girl!

  10. Hi Ruby! It was great to meet you on Sunday - nice to talk to the people you see around in blogland! Your card is so sweet - I LoVe the Cosmo Cricket mini decks too! Kx

  11. Love the patterned trees, fun card!!!

  12. Love your card...aren't those stickerz FUN?!


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