Thursday 13 January 2011

PDCC 64 and our new DT!!!

Hi everyone

Firstly, WOW, what an amazing response on the Denami blog hop.  I had loads of comments, in fact I'm still trying to get around to everyone, so if you haven't had a visit yet you will over the next few days.  Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I had the best Sunday!

Well it was my intention to blog at the earlier part of the week, but I haven't had any time to get into my studio :o(  I get a bit frustrated when I can't make cards, it's like part of me is missing somehow.  Are any of you like that?!   Work is finished for the week now, so hopefully I will be able to get in there!

So without further ado, here is my card for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge. As soon as I saw the colours I knew I wanted to use my Papertrey Ink's Warm Happiness set that I got for Christmas.

I really like how this turned out, but then I do love polka dots and anything caffeine, plus it works really well with the Play Date 'Cafe' theme too, huh?!

This is the inspirational pic from Julie..

Here's how my card was made;
  1. Cut a card base with coffee coloured cardstock, tie on a bow of polka dot ribbon, attach to card
  2. Die cut Nesties 'Lacey Squares' in grey cardstock
  3. Die cut Nesties 'Labels 16' in coffee cardstock, distress edges
  4. Stamp polka dot patterns with Versamark, one large onto grey cardstock, the other small onto blue, heat emboss
  5. Add grey strip to bottom of card, stamp sentiment above
  6. Attach blue strip at top of card
  7. Attach die cuts together, using pop dots between layers
  8. Stamp and heat emboss a coffee mug, again using Versamark, and heat emboss
  9. Tie twine around the handle
  10. Stamp/paper piece a small piece of brown cardstock for the coffee detail at the top of the mug
  11. Add Stickles for polka dot detail on mug
Today is finally the day our new designers come on board with the Play Date Cafe!!!!

It's seemed like a long time coming!!  The team has been slowly revealed to you, so now you just want to see them in action I'm sure!  You are going to LoVe what they create, their work is so much fun! If you've been playing along with us for a while you may have even noticed them as players.   We have almost had to get them to sit on their hands because they have been dying to get involved, so I'm sure you will see some wonderful creations from them all over the coming months.  Watch this space!

So here is the full list of our new team

Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Andrea Ewen (Private Blend Designer)
Colleen Dietrich {New Private Blend Designer}
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Fiona Shultz

So pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC64, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink 'Warm Happiness' & 'Polka Dot Basics'
Dies: Papertrey Ink 'Warm Happiness' die
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock
Accessories: East of India ribbon, Nesties 'Labels 16' and 'Lacey Squares', Ranger Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap, Stickles

Have a great day!!


  1. Love love love your cute card, Ruby!!! So happy to be on this team with you, yay!

  2. LOVE this and ALL the polka dots!!!!!

  3. I love polka dots and caffeine too! I think the two together are just splendid! LOVE your card, its so fun and fresh :D

  4. super cute card, Ruby! love the polkie dots!

  5. Hi Ruby loving the way you've brought the colours together! The deep grey really sets off this card :) and I love your two bows!

  6. Hey Ruby-girl! The next chapter with us in The and Sav joining Sarah and I and I am SO excited! Can't wait to see what's next for all of us!

  7. Now for me, that lovely tall mug is full of yummy hot chocolate with a touch of alcohol, cream, marshmallows and chocolate chunks :) Definitely 'warm happiness'. I just love the greys you have on this card too :) And so fun to have you, and your great ideas, on the senior DT with Julie and I. :)

  8. Congrats on the Senior DT Ruby x

  9. Congratulations! I really admire how you've combined the different shapes together. Whenever I try to do that it looks messy but yours, wow, it looks meant to be! Love the polkas on the bottom too.

  10. I'm totally drawn to your card today Ruby. Wow--love all the detail, your color choices, and the embellishments. Very very nice!

  11. Are we long lost sisters? I love polka dots and coffee too!!!! I know what you mean about missing something when you don't craft - I get uber grumpy if I can't. I think this is one of my fave cards of yours - great job!

  12. Great card Ruby!! I love everything about it!! The colors are fabulous!!

  13. Oh, that coffee mug is PERFECT for PDCC ;)! Love the height of this card! I really should steer away from the usual once in a while. Way to put the color story together flawlessly!

  14. An absolutely delightful card, Ruby! Makes me want to brew a pot 'o joe and put my feet up! Love how you worked the colors into the design, that ribbon is so fun and the Lacey square really hightlights the coffee cup...well done!

  15. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOODNESS, Ruby! This is my FAV FAV FAV card that you've made! I LOVE IT! I Love that little mug! I love the stickles and polka dots! ACK---so so so cute! My mouth is open the whole time I'm writing this because I LOOOOOOOOOOVE LOVE LOVE it! LOVE IT! You rocked this challenge! Great job! won't believe what I had dreams about the other night! EMAILS! LOL!

  16. Ruby, I think you should submit this to a mag, I really do. It looks so professional! And lucky you, getting to play with your new goodies from CHristmas. :) I am happy to call you my team mate!

  17. Ruby, this is so YOU! LOVE ALL of the polka dots! LOVE the mug with the silver polka dots and that FAB ribbon! GREAT card!

  18. Gorgeous way to use the colors, Ruby. You made a wonderful card.

  19. A sweet card with that it! Gorgeous color with great design!!!

  20. This is wonderful, Ruby! Great blend of the colors and I love the dimension! Lovely card!

  21. I love the coffee cup! Super card. And thanks for your comment on my PDCC card. It was fun!

  22. Hey Ruby! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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