Thursday 31 March 2011

PDCC 75 & WPlus9

Happy Thursday!!

I love Thursdays, it's Play Date Cafe day. This is the challenge that pushes me beyond my boundaries quite often, especially when it throws in some pastel colours for me to work with!

This week we are sponsored by WPlus9 stamps and were very lucky to receive some gorgeous WPlus9 stamps to play with. I literally squealed with delight when they came in! They are FAB and I've wanted something like this for ages. Thank you so much Dawn!

Here is my card...  I'm sorry the photo isn't great, I just couldn't get it to work so well for some reason.

This was our colour inspiration picture.

This was quite a quick card to put together, which is usually quite rare for me!  Most of them take me a good 45 minutes to an hour to make (on a good day!) and then if you factor in colouring well you're talking days by the time I try and get it perfect!  Oh to be a 'just let it go' kinda person lol.

You may be able to make out the smidge of grey behind my central die cut label, I added in lots of silver pearls to match the little metal playing pieces on the Monopoly board.  Isn't it funny how some games can cause so many arguments.  Monopoly is one of them, we had a friend who literally picked up the board game after HOURS of playing and threw it across the room because he wasn't winning lol.  I turn into Boudicca when I play Risk, it literally is a risk playing with me!!!  I get SO competitive, ridiculous behaviour lol.  I refuse to play now, shame really - I'm quite good at it too!
  1. Die cut blue fancy frame
  2. Die cut two medium label 16 die labels, one in white, one in grey, offset as shown and attach to blue frame with pop dots
  3. Stamp two flowers, one in blue, one in coral.  Attach the blue directly to the main label, raise the coral one with pop dots, attach pearls to centres in opposite colours
  4. Stamp a leaf in green patterned paper (use up those scraps lol)
  5. Before attaching the main panel with pop dots add some ribbon (coloured with Copics) and a small Prima flower
  6. Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner
  7. Add silver pearls to finish
So pop on over to the rest of my fab teamies to see how they've interpreted the colours, they're all very different this week. 

in Alphabetical Order..
Andrea Ewen
Jinny Newlin
Julie Ranae 
Libby Hickson

Michele Gross  
Ruby McGuire (that's me!) 
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Tracey Kuzniak

We also have Dawn Woleslagle guest designing with us this week.  Pop on over to her and her team to see what delights they have whipped up for you.  WPlus9 are giving away a stamp set of choice to the lucky winner!  You will be spoilt for choice!

I'd love to see what you come up with for this week's challenge.

For your chance to win pop on over to the Cafe and link your post.  If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC75, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes!


  1. Lovely Ruby! Love the flowers placed in the die cut frame :)

  2. LOVE the way you've highlighted Ever After in that embellished frame! Stunning!

  3. Those flowers are so PRETTY Ruby!!!

  4. Sooo pretty Ruby! I love the frame around your flowers and the pretty little pearls!! Gorgeous!!

  5. This is absolutely darling Ruby!!!

  6. This is so soft and pretty! Wonderful job with the stamps!! Thanks for letting us WPlus9 girls play along this week! ♥♥♥

  7. Lots of layers and dimension on your card. Stunning flowers and i like how you have played with this weeks colours:-)

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  9. Hi Ruby,

    I love the colours of the flowers on this card and they look lovely in the frame! I would like to give you the Stylish Blogger Award. If you would like to accept this award please visit me on my blog

    (Sorry made a mistake on previous comment so had to delete it!)

  10. these flowers are beautiful and I love that you framed them like that!

  11. Very pretty card! Love the frame and those sweet gorgeous flowers...great job!!!

  12. Love this! Such a creative use of that frame!

  13. Gorgeous card Ruby - i love how you rocked these colours ;)
    And the pearls are the perfect accent. TFS, hugs, Ruth S

  14. Beautiful Ruby! You've done a wonderful job with those pastels...I feel the same as you when those bold colors come into the picture! It's GOOD to be stretched creatively...we can only grow from there! Thanks for being a great teacher!

  15. Ruby--This card is stunning! I love those flowers and the dies!! I love how you used the silver pearls/gems around the frame! Makes it so elegant! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You are the best--MISS you friend!

  16. Ruby, I'm so happy you are loving your new Wplus9 stamps! I love mine, too. Dawn is so generous. You made some really beautiful, bright flowers with your set. (no pastels here!) {{Hugs}} Hope your pain has subsided.

  17. Ruby, LOVE how you cut out the flowers! Those colors look so pretty with all the white space and the spellbinders lacy square background! PRETTY card!

  18. Absolutely stunning card! :) Beautiful idea with the! :)


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