Thursday 20 January 2011


Hi everyone

Today over at Play Date Cafe we have some fun colours for our challenge; grey, green and orange.  My original idea for this card design is absolutely nothing like it turned out!  I had completely different plans for it, but just decided to go with the flow!!  Does that ever happen to you?  Now seeing it photographed I can see I missed a set of the little triple hearts at the top left, but I was just stamping randomly, and it's meant to look home-made, right??!!! lol

This is the inspiration pic from Sarah...

A good challenge, huh!!

This card was ever so easy to make.
  1. Stamp house image and sentiment, colour and cut out
  2. Cut a frame (well actually get your other half to cut your frame, if you're anything like me you will cut it wonky - I just can't do straight line cutting!!!)
  3. Stamp the frame with lots of mini hearts and a little balloon in the corner, use stickles to decorate
  4. Cut a piece of green patterned paper, attach to back of frame
  5. Stamp little flowers on the paper, hearts for the chimney and add stickles
  6. Attach house image to green paper using pop dots
  7. Add orange polka dot ribbon before attaching whole frame to front of card
Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Andrea Ewen (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 PDCC65, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink 'Wonderfully Whimsical'
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock and Basic Grey 'Sugar Rush - Pulled Taffy'
Accessories: Polka dot ribbon from stash, Stickles, Copics

Have a great day!!


  1. What a great card Ruby - now how awesome would you be if you made LOADS of them to send out if you were moving house?!! lol... I love the randomness of your hearts too BTW...

  2. Super cute Ruby! LOVE that darling little house and your random hearts :) Makes me smile!

  3. Crikey Ruby, it took some real looking to find the hearts you'd missed! If you'd never said, we'd never have known lol It's gorgeous paper you made, and I love the house image :)

  4. Super card - perfect for change of address. Love these colours.

  5. I never would have even noticed the hearts, Ruby! Such a fun card! I feel like I keep saying that! I guess this photograph just evoked all kinds of playful in us :). Fab take!

  6. Ruby, I have this stamp set too and have never even cracked it open! I smiled when I saw that you had used PTI stamps, after all that conversation about them last night! Very cute card, indeed.

  7. Simply sweet and oh so whimsy. Love this little house - I'd move in in a heart beat!

  8. What a sweet way to tell someone you've moved. Love the little house and stamped images on your bg. The little balloons are so cute in the corner. Cute as can be!

  9. This is sooo cute! I love the house

  10. Super sweet card, Ruby! Love that cute little hours and the super polka bow!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE that little house! How adorable!! Love your ribbon too--oh! I just wish I could craft with you and all your wonderful crafty goodies! LOVE IT:)

  12. Great card Ruby, you did a fantastic job on that background. I love homemade background papers.

  13. Love the little fun house, and the background stamping is superb!

  14. What a perfectly gorgeous card, ruby. I love the way the colors come together.

  15. How cute is that little house? It looks really happy sitting amongst all of its little heart friends. :)


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