Thursday, 13 October 2011

PDCC 103–Playing with pattern

Hi there

It’s Thursday so time for this week’s Play Date Cafe Challenge.  I love Thursdays, yes because it’s PDCC time but also they are now my new proper day off, my ‘White Space’ day.  I spend a lot of time doing DT work and my little part time job too, so recently decided with my life coach that I need to take some proper time out, to read, to drink coffee, to be totally utterly lazy and I LOVE it.  I truly do look forward to my Thursdays now, it feels like I take a complete break from everything and I can focus on what I want to do.  I feel so recharged after it too.  I didn’t think I could make the time to take it, but actually it just took a bit of planning and re-organising.

PDCC 103
Anyway, you’re here for a card, so this is what I’ve come up with, a mini 3 x 3 card (as you know my faves!)  I wanted to have a go at a bit of pattern building.  I always love what I see around in the blogging world, but have often thought it looks easier than it is and never really tried.  I recently got the PTI Modern Basics set so thought I would get inky and see what I could come up with.  Using different colours and stamps I stamped the base.  I then added a mini panel with ribbon wrapped around it, attaching a mini stamped tag and button.  A little button and some twine finished off the label.  I then stamped the little flower which I pop dotted.  I love that you can create your own backgrounds in different colours and I’m really pleased that I finally took some time to play.

This week the suggested colour story is rust, storm and deep sea.  Mine’s a bit more orange than rust because I was inspired by the sofa.

story103 Rust Storm Deep Sea
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And if you don’t have a White Space day I highly recommend it, yes it might mean working that bit harder on other days to squeeze it in, but it’s sooooo worth it!!  You’re sooooo worth it!!


  1. what a perfect card to write someone a note ~love it!! glad to see you are enjoying your crafting time!!
    vanessa xx

  2. Great little pattern play Ruby! Perfect proportion and fun embellishing!

  3. This is SOOOOOOOOO amazing, Ruby! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stamping--your inks match the color story perfectly! Great design--FAB job!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

  4. I'm thinking that I need a life coach to tell me the very same thing, Ruby! So glad that you're enjoying those refreshing moments for you!

    LOVE all the fabulous stamping you put into this one, girl! Fantastic take on the color story!

  5. I MUST play this week. The way you used this color combo just makes me want to try it!!! Beautiful.

  6. This is gorgeous, so fresh and funky! Love the little tag, and the wonderful stamping, so perfectly lined up!

  7. Great graphic card Ruby!! Love how you placed all the elements and used the colors!!

  8. May all of your Thursdays be relaxing Ruby!! Great card you've created.It would look splendid as a framed picture hanging over that sofa!!!

  9. Cute card!! Love that bow with the little tag tied on it :)

  10. Ooo love what you did with this stamp set Ruby, I must give this a try :)


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