Thursday, 18 March 2010

Spring might just be here....

Well, on this card it is anyway!

Today is my first official posting for the Play Date Cafe Challenge blog. You want to see the amazing talent from the rest of the team. Their cards are FAB!  The Color Challenge this week, #21, has been set by Mona;

Here is my take on it...

I thought I would find this challenge a bit tricky with it being pinks, but this all came together pretty quickly.  It needed a bit of tweaking but I am quite pleased with the results.  I really like the wording of the sentiment tag because you could use it for so many different things; just to say hello, for birthdays, any celebratory things really.  It's a fun font too :o)

Enough about that though, what do you think of that loopy edging?!  I am totally in LOVE with this new MS Punch Around The Page hole punch.  You need two punches for it, the corner punch and then another one to join the edges.  I named this card 'Loopy Flower' and got the comment, 'that just about sums you up {giggle}' (From Ian!!)  Charming, lol.

Here are the deets of how I made it:

1. Cut a square in medium pink patterned paper
2. Have a fab time playing with your 'Punch Around the Page' hole punches to cut out the yellow loopy square!
3. Cut out a smaller square in lighter pink patterned paper
4. Cut out a Sizzix circle in yellow butterfly paper
5. Distress the edges of the circle
6. Adhere all layers and then add the chipboard flower to centre of circle
7. Embellish with a chipboard bee
8. Add sentiment die cut

Dies: Sizzix 'Circle #1'
Paper: Lemon Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey  Urban Prairie 6 x 6 papers
Inks: Tim Holtz distress ink - 'Worn Lipstick'
Accessories:  Basic Grey Urban Prairie chipboard shapes, Craftwork Cards die cut sentiment labels

Now, you must go over and check out the rest of the design team's blogs, not just for this challenge, but for all of their creations....

Lisa Somerville
Savannah O'Gwynn
Sarah Anderson
Stephanie Kraft
Mona Pendleton
Suzanne Czosek
Julie Ranae

Don't forget to join in!  The colours are great to get you into Spring mode.  Let's put that Winter behind us and think happy Spring thoughts! :o)


  1. Ruby...this is such a fun card. I love how you put these colors together and really made them work! Great job : )

  2. Pretty card Ruby! The looped frame is fabulous & that little Bumble Bee is too cute! Great sample of this week's color combo!

  3. Nothing wrong with being loopy, at least I hope not!!! I certainly fit in that category too lol
    Love this card, isn't it funny how sometimes you think 'yikes' to a colour combo then it's actually fine to work with :)

  4. Wow thats wonderful just love it all brilliant colouring too

    Liz xx

  5. Fabulous card! I too had that paper out and playing with it to create my card and actually used it on another project. Love the loops around the edges. Beautiful design.

  6. This is wonderful, Ruby! Love the bright and fun colors and the loopy edge/corner punch is one of my favorites!!

  7. Here's hoping this is the end of winter but it's raining here now :0( boo,
    Love the card tho very summery even I love it, that bee is soo cute!
    Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

  8. Beautiful card, Ruby! I especially love the Martha Frame! Great colors too!

  9. I really like the punched border around the card. Thanks, too, for the nice comment on my blog!
    aka Celticrafter

  10. This is an adorable and fun card!! So cute!

  11. Ruby, This is really a cool card! I love the way you used the colors, and that fab chipboard center along with that great butterfly!!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE it---this card is BEE-utiful! LOVE it! I love that scallop around the edge. I need to save your instructions! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Love the Loopy punch and the colors you used on your focal image. Great piece of inspiration!

  14. Absolutely darling!! Love the loopy border and the little bee is so sweet!

    (-: Heidi

  15. Really nice card. The loop edged panel is really great on the card. Super colors.


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