Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Play Date Cafe #92 & The Scrapbooking Studio

Soft and elegant – our colours over at The Play Date Cafe.  I really enjoyed making something a little bit different this week.


Our suggested colours for this challenge are;

Coral, Petal Pink & Antique Gold


I didn’t have quite the right petal pink so I used a slightly stronger pink.  I needed to make a gift card for someone from a few of us so decided to pull out my Go-To-Sketches mag that a very dear friend gave to me, thanks Sav!!!  I just LOVE this magazine, as you probably know I’m a bit of a sketch girl.  They just give me the mojo that I’m looking for and trigger lots of ideas for me.  I made the gift card so that we could put a gift token inside attached to the tag and then write the message inside the card.  I hope the rest of the girls like it!

It’s been a funny week this week for me, a bit up and down.  We had a lovely weekend with family visiting and we visited friends too, which was beautiful, but the downside of that is my back pain flares up, so while I’ve been trying my hardest to keep a happy, smiley face I just want to snuggle up under my duvet and only come out for coffee and chocolate lol.  I do find it frustrating sometimes that I can’t do ‘normal’ things, but then I also remember how bad I was at one point when I could hardly walk at all. We were reminiscing the other day, Tinks, Ian and I, about how I used to take so long to cross the road that it was debatable if I would make it to the other side of the road before the traffic lights changed, that’s about 3 minutes to cross the road!!  You have to see the funny side of it really.  Now I do deal with being in pain all the time, but I’m kind of used to it, you do just get on with it.  Every now and again though, like after a busy weekend, I go into flare up and to be honest it sucks!
Anyways, you’re not hear to listen to me moaning (thanks if you got that far though lol), it sometimes nice just offloading.  I don’t tend to share much personal stuff on here, I’m never sure if you would all be interested!

I seem to have loads of things to do right now but don’t know where to start, so I end up not starting at all!  I’ve decided that I need to take action!  I’m a girl on a mission again!  I’m trying to find a great way of organising the tasks that I need to do, but something creative rather than just a plain old diary.  How do you keep organised?  I’d love to know!  When I worked in an office job I was the most organised person, I guess I have a more creative head on now lol

Today we are being sponsored by


They have a fun prize for you, if you pop on over to the main blog you can see what it is and also check out the fabulous inspiration my teamies have for you.  Be prepared to be impressed!  I love being on this team, the girls are so talented, and all such lovely people too.

We are also welcoming two new designers soon, Denise January and Julie Day, they will start officially with us on 4th August, so watch out for them too!


Stamps: PTI |Signature Series Dressform, Friendship Jars
Papers: Prisma Fairy Flora, Bazzill Cardstock
Dies: Friendship Jars, I've misplaced my PTI Dressform die :o(
Accessories: SU! ribbon, Petaloo Flora Doodles (white flowers)


  1. Very cute card Ruby! I love the little tag that pulls out!

  2. Uhooi,,
    Waw,,, These cards are nice, sweet and beautiful,,

  3. Love your card! It's wonderful with that tag :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment!

  4. A beautiful pocket card Ruby, these colours are so feminine and pretty, I don't think I'll have time to play this week though as we are going away tomorrow.

  5. I've used that sketch! Isn't it fab? Your creation this week is gorgeous, love the combos of papers and those white flowers top it all off beautifully!

  6. I am so loving all these layers of colour Ruby!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

  7. Love this Ruby! The colors are great together...sorry to hear about your back pain & hope it gets better sooner than later!!!

  8. totally fell in love with this and it is so Savannah!!! fabulous creation!

  9. Nice card - love how it holds the tag!! Love the lace and flowers and dress form!!

  10. Aww Ruby, sorry you were/are having issues with pain again.......its really messes some days up doesn't it..........big hug x

  11. Beautiful, Ruby. Love the dress form. Colors are gorgeous.

  12. This is great Ruby,love all of the sweet layers! Hope you feel better soon...and it's ok to vent now and again :)

  13. This card is a vintage delight Ruby! The colors are awesome and I love the tag accent and the beautiful lace!

  14. Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear about your back! That's terrible ... hugs.

    Beautiful card - I just love dress forms and this one is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hey Miss Ruby - thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry to hear you've got more back pain again... not good... love your fun pocket/tag on your card :)

  16. LOVE this idea! What a great way to give a gift within a gift! And I'm so, so sorry to hear about your back pain again. Ugh! You poor thing! I have a friend dealing with the same issue. She's had numerous surgeries, and now, has a pain pump installed in her body. Crazy! Praying for you! Hugs!

  17. I am glad you shared a bit of your personal life, Ruby. I know what you mean, about thinking that people might not want to read about personal stuff sometimes. But I appreciate tidbits here and there, so we can get to know you as the lovely individual you are!


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