Thursday 5 August 2010

PDCC 41 Italian Style and an {ippity} set up for grabs!

Hi there everyone

Today I have a cheery coloured card for you that I made for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  The colours are brickish red, yellow and white.  Ok, so it's a kind of white on the swimsuit, but there is some white where I've scruffed up the edges of the torn paper.  That counts, doesn't it?!!   As you know I am a HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn stamps and this new summer set is no exception! 

This week it's all about Italian style over at PDCC. This is the colour story, isn't that a fun picture!

I learnt the tearing technique I used for my card over at GCD Studios where they did a tutorial of the card below, but for some reason I can't seem to find the link.  If you do happen to come across it let me know and I will update my blog with the details.

Here are the deets of how I made my swimsuit card....
  1. Cut patterned paper into a square to fit the base of the card
  2. Score an 'X' in the middle of the patterned paper
  3. Turn the paper over and distress the reverse of the paper
  4. Tear away from the 'X' so that it looks as though you have ripped open a parcel
  5. Using the edge of your scissors distress the edges of the paper that you have torn, and add a couple of tears for effect
  6. Cut a smaller square of yellow paper, adhere this to the base of the card
  7. Overlay the smaller square with the torn 'frame'
  8. Stamp and paper piece the swimming costume and adhere using pop dots
  9. Using the alphabet set stamp the words 'the' and 'new you', distress ink the words, cut out at angles and line with a copic marker, attach as shown
  10. Spend ages trying to find the link for the place that you learnt the technique from, and make a note to write down the details next time!!
Some more news.....

Guess what... I'm a grandma!  Oh my goodness, how old does that make me sound?!  Ian's daughter has just given birth to a BEAUTIFUL boy called Robert!  He is adorable.  We have been trying to think up suitable names for me that don't make me feel ancient, I want to feel like a young nanny!   The most popular one so far has been Nanny Roo.  What do you think?

In celebration of this wonderful arrival I have this {ippity} stamp set up for grabs.  You have four chances to win, each one that you do will give you one chance.  All you need to do is;

1. Pop round to each of the PDDC team blogs, leave a message for them about their fab cards
2. Pop over to Tink's blog (my little cherub - she's 10).. Rock Chick Tink and leave a comment on her latest card
3. Pop back to let me know you've done it, and suggest a good 'nanny' name!  ps - 'Granny' is not an option! ;o)
4.  Let as many people know as possible about the giveaway, by putting details of the giveaway in your sidebar so that I have a fantastic selection of names to choose from!

I will pick a random winner next weekend.  I will post internationally, so what's stopping you, grab a cuppa and go and get hopping!!! ;o)

Have fun and don't forget to join in the fun over at the PDCC.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Swimsuit Season and Harold's ABC
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, Basic Grey
Accessories: Ranger Mustard Seed distress ink

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspirational pieces too! 

So come and join in on the fun!  Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC41.


  1. Congratulations on being a 'mema'...that's what my grandsons call me : ) You will LoVe it!

    This card is terrific Ruby...very creative way to use the colors : )

  2. Adorable card! Love the surprise effect with the technique. Congrats! Love the Nanny Roo name that is too cute. My mom had asked when the kids were born to be called Nana. OF course that made me call her grandma all the more. :O LOL

  3. Just love this - fabulous way of using the colours and a great technique.

  4. Such a FUN card, creative opening to showcase the cute swimsuit! Congrats on welcoming the new bundle of joy into your family!

  5. Congrats on becoming a Grandma :)
    Love your card, the design is so cool!

  6. Love that card "the new you" - absolutely full of creativity!!

  7. Oh, WOW! I just adore this card! Very unique design. It so fun and absolutely fabulous!

  8. Wooow, fabulous card Ruby, the POP factor is just infectious! Nanny Roo rocks!!!!!! Congrats, hun!!!! xxx

  9. What a super technique! Great cards!!

  10. I just LOVE how you showed off this swimsuit! It's smashing! I have said before your cards are an inspiration! I have seemed to lost my mojo this week. eek! Again Congrats on the new bundle! My son calls my Mom Nana, and my dad's mom Iyah which was past down from the other GK because she likes her make up and the older girls called her Zsa Zsa Gabor and the little one never could say Zsa Zsa and it came out Iyah (I ah) Needless to say she wasn't ready to be called Granny or Grandma either (wink)

    I did make it around to the "dream team" and left some love but Julie's card wasn't up. Such inspiration to be found as always.

  11. It does not make you old to be a G-MA, but young again, because you remember how to play those silly games! Enjoy and Congrats! Love your card witht he bathing suit just busting at the seams! Fabulous!

  12. Congratulations Mama Roo!!! How exciting.

    Your card with the suit and the new you is darling!

  13. Fantastic card! Congrats on becoming nannyroo! x

  14. Hi Ruby thats so unusual so clever and very beautiful too. great art
    I have a new challenge at my Dezinaworld blog if you fancy a go but if not, just keep on making beautiful art
    Hugs June xxxxx

  15. Oma is Dutch for Grandmother. Grammy (M's not N's) is what we called my dad's grandmother. Ya-ya is Greek (I'm sure the spelling is wrong), but it certainly doesn't sound "old". I called my mom's mom Nanny. Nannyroo is kinda cute.

    btw, I've left love and am putting up a link on my sidebar.

  16. Congrats on being a Granny! Love these cards too!

  17. Just to say I left love on the blogs and Tinks - except Julie's it threw me off :( but i did leave her mum a happy birthday on her other blog:)I think nanny Roo sounds great but also love Kanga-Roo - i know its a little zany, but hey! Will try to put link on my sidebar now. Thanks for sharing.

  18. ACK------this card is THE BEST! I love your colors--you really did a great job on this challenge:) You are sooooooooooo talented:) CONGRATS on becoming an OMA (that is what we call Trav's mom--she is a grandma to Olsen). I also like G-MA or Nana....or Babs...or Babbie....any of these would be fun!! I had a Granny--love love love her:) You should try the name--it is special:) Whatever they end up calling you--you will surly love it and enjoy each time they call out to you! CONGRATS on your sweet little bundle:) Hugs to all! MISS you!

  19. I left my Tinks some love--she is so precious:) Gotta love that you get to craft with someone so special:) Great bonding times!! Wish I was there to craft with you both!! Love love love RUBY and TINKS:)

  20. Gorgeous always. Congrats on the new grandbaby too :)

  21. Great cards and what a fun idea tearing around to reveal what's inside, love this idea with the swimsuit and the big reveal, works so well. Congratulations on becoming a nanny, or nana, you look too young to be a Ruby Nana. Enjoy. Tracy Evans x I will follow the instructions for the giveaway now. x


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