Thursday, 4 November 2010


Happy Thursday!

* For CARDS challenge card please scroll down *

Today over at Play Date Cafe we have a really fun colour challenge for you put together by Julie.   I LOVE these colours together, they make me happy!

The Artistic Stamper gave us some lovely stamps to play with.

I chose this set of flourishes, they are so pretty, don't you think?  I love stamps that look gorgeous without too much effort on my part, and these fit that exactly!!

It was tricky to know which one to use, but I do just love all the detail on the largest one, it's fab!

Pop on over to their blog to see what other delights they have in store for you!

Here are the details of how I made it...
  1. Matt card base with green polka dot paper
  2. Stamp orange paper with a flourish, decorate with punched butterflies made with brown cardstock
  3. Tie on some orange ribbon
  4. Attach a flower to the ribbon knot
  5. Punch and add a white swirly border before attaching orange base to card with pop dots
  6. Stamp sentiment to finish
  7. Add gems to butterflies, it needed a bit of bling!
  8. Step back and think wow I managed to make that card in record time, usually I take forever!
Stamps: The Artistic Stamper, PTI 'Damask Designs'
Papers: Cosmo Cricket 'Pixie-Licious'
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, Bo Bunny ribbon, Prima flower, Tim Holtz distress ink, swarowski gems

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. 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 PDCC54, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!

CARDS challenge

I made this quick fun card for the CARDS challenge this week, which was to use ruffles.  I made this little bird card using Cosmo Cricket papers.  I drew out the bird and cut it out, running a black copic marker around the edge for definition.  I used Just My Type stamp from Lawn Fawn for the sentiment.  

The birds on the paper don't have eyelashes, and Olivia (as I'm calling her) really needed some so I drew them in.  Don't you just love those long eyelashes, funny!!

I have a pretty hectic schedule the next couple of weeks so I may not get time to pop around to your blogs to comment when you play along, but that doesn't mean to say I'm not looking, and I will still be doing a list of my top fave cards.  I just love to see what you've created. Those that leave me a comment know that I do get around to your blogs, albeit not always immediately.  I appreciate each and every comment left, they always make my day!

I will be doing some scheduled posts though so you will still have something to look at :o)


  1. Ruby, a fabulous use of the flourish, which is also one of my favourite stamps! Thank you so much for using them

  2. I have an idea it's one of Julie's favourite stamps too! It's a great image, and looks fab with the butterflies :)

  3. Beautiful use of the colors! Love the flourish tone on tone stamping. sweet card!

  4. Wonderful use of this weeks colors, the fluttering butterflies look great with the lovely flourish.

  5. Great stuff!! I love Olivia's lashes ;). The ribbon on that card is fabulous!!

  6. And your cards make me happy! Love those adorable butterflies flitting about with those elegant flourishes behind them. Excellent use of the colors, my dear!

  7. Love your bright and fun card! Too cute! Just found your blog and happy I did!

  8. Two beautiful cards, Ruby! I love the butterflies fluttering along the flourish and the cheery colours of your bird card make me happy!

  9. Oh those butterflies are so so cute! Great side border and wonderful flouishes! And love your use of color!

  10. Sarah's right...those flourishes are so versatile...I use them to accent so many 'blank' canvases....your cards ALWAYS make me happy! Wonderful work once again.

  11. CONGRATS on being featured! LOVE that ruffled ribbon at the bottom! And your PDCC card---STUNNING! I love the papers you used! Just beautiful-love those butterflies too! YOU ROCK, Ruby!!


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