Thursday, 6 January 2011


Hi there everybody

I have a quick card to share with you for today's Play Date Cafe Challenge. It is another CAS card, it must be my week for that style lol

The colours this week are green, silver and gold.  Well I have been thinking about this for the past few days and for some reason, I don't know about you, but I find silver with gold quite a challenge.  I knew I needed to make a male birthday card, so thought the colours would be great for it.   As it turned out I never had much time to play so I ended up with this.  Now where is the silver and gold you may be asking, well the silver has been used on the wing mirrors on the car, and the star is gold, so technically all the colours are there.  You just have to look very hard for them!!! ;o)

This is the inspiration pic from our lovely Sarah..

As you can see it's very quick to make;
  1. Cut strip of stripey paper, attach to centre of card
  2. Stamp car, once in main solid image, and then mask off to do tyres in brown
  3. Stamp on reverse of silver card and cut out wing mirrors
  4. Attach finished car with pop dots, attach to card
  5. Stamp sentiment, and add a star to finish
  6. Breathe a sigh of relief that while it may not be your best piece of work, at least you met the deadline!!  Sometimes life just gets like that, doesn't it?!  I'm hoping to get to play over the next few days so should have a few more cards to share with you
In the meantime, why don't you pop over the other girls' blogs and check out the loveliness!  Here are the links for you.  Don't forget our new DT girls will also be joining us as players so you could get a sneaky peek of what fab work is to come from them too!

Andrea Ewen (Private Blend Designer)

plus our new girls ...

Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Fiona Shultz
Colleen Dietrich {New Private Blend Designer}

Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC63, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!

I can't wait to see what you come up with on the silver and gold idea, I could really do with some ideas on how to use it better in the future!  I'm hoping loads of you will do 'man' cards too, that way I can add to my inspirational folder of cards for male birthdays!


  1. I find male cards quite tricky at times Ruby - I love the car you've added :) CAS works for me this week!

  2. Love this male card, it's so simple, but that's what men like lol! I will email u for a coffee and cake date! xx

  3. Well, I love your CAS card! It's too cute and you've incorporated the colors marvelously! Great job, my dear!

  4. Cute card Ruby! Love the green "bug"! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Cute card! Love the colors!

  6. Ruby, don't you hate when you don't have the time to play that you wanted to? But all in all, I think your card came out clean, simple and perfectly masculine. Well done.

  7. Awww! I just love that little bug, Ruby! Great take on the challenge! I struggled a bit with these colors.

  8. Super adorable. Love that little bug. :)

  9. Super cool dude car!! Given that its a retro bug against stripes, I'd even go as far as saying, Its Groovy Maaaaaannn!! Great use of the colors :)

  10. Awww...that car is so so cute! Love the mix of colors! Great take on the challenge!

  11. love love love your BUG! Such a clean and crisp card, very posh! :)

  12. OHHH! Super cute--love that little car! SO CUTE! Great papers to use with these colors! YOU ROCK! That's the third time I've told you that today:) I MEAN IT!

  13. I like your card, Ruby....if I was to have new car, I would be very tempted by a green Beetle..
    Sue xx

  14. This is great! Thanks for the sweet comments you made on my blog're right, time to play with another style until my shabby mojo comes back. Thanks again!


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