Thursday, 21 April 2011

PDCC 78 & Some News

Phew, what a week!! I haven't known whether I'm coming or going half the time!  It’s been SO full on!  I hate that, it feels like you’re either going to mess something up or you’re going to forget something!
I have a quick card to share with you today for the Play Date Cafe challenge this week but before I do I just want to tell you some fun news about what's been happening in my little world!

I've been asked to join The Stamp Attic design team!  For those of you that live near Oxfordshire you will know that The Stamp Attic is a fantastic shop in Wantage for crafting supplies.  I've been going there ever since I met Sarah from Play Date Cafe, she was the one who told me about it :o)  I am SO excited because not only will I be on their DT I am also going to try out a few workshops there too, a first time venture for me, but I can't wait to get started!  So if you live near Wantage and want somewhere to buy all of those yummy crafty goodies you just have to pop in, or if you want to come along to my first workshop (eek!) for a giggle and some crafting then check out more information on their website here.   Just as important is that there is also a Costa nearby where you can pop in for a lovely Cappuccino to make a little outing of it all!  My kinda perfect shopping trip lol.

The colours Julie picked are just gorgeous, and my new PTI stamps arrived just in time for me to play, but I have to say the mojo just wasn't happening for me. I can't make up my mind if I like this one or not, I kind of do, but kind of don't!!

Here's Julie's yummy pic..

What I do know though is that I just LOVED playing with those itsy bitsty stamps, how much fun are they?!!!!  All of the stamps are from the Papertrey Ink 'Postmarks' set, with the exception of the text stamped on the pink polka dot paper which is a text background from Hero Arts, very VERY old!  I'm not even sure of the name of it now.

I dry embossed the polka dots with a Cuttlebug folder, added a Martha Stewart die cut and tied on some East to West polka dot ribbon.  I used Tea Dye distressing ink around the edges to give it a bit of an aged look.

So pop by and see what the rest of the team have concocted with this fab colour combo, I know you won't be disappointed, they are all fab!

Andrea Ewen 
Colleen Dietrich 
Fiona Shultz 
Jaclyn Miller 
Jinny Newlin 
Julie Ranae
Libby Hickson 
Michele Gross 
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Savannah O'Gwynn 
Tracey Kuzniak 
Sarah Anderson
Hannah Craner is our Guest Designer, her work is lovely. Pop on over to her blog to see her lovely interpretation of the colours.

Our sponsor this week is Market Street Stamps who have a generous prize to be won, so pop on over to the main blog for more information.

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 PDCC78, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes!


  1. BIG Congras to ya Ruby. What a great venture for you. Love your card. The embossing and polka dot ribbon are adorable.

  2. It's a great card Ruby, and that red spotty ribbon is a real wow!

  3. Really pretty card, Ruby...I LOVE what you did with each element...different take for you, but I LOVE it!

  4. Love the postal card! Gorgeous and vintage! AWESOME news on your new DT!! I'm excited for you, Ruby!

  5. FANTASTIC news Ruby...I am so happy for you!!!! This is a fabulous card..LOVE all those pretty layers and new stamps :)

  6. We are the lucky ones Ruby, great to have you on board and soooooo looking forward to your workshops, I want to come.............might have to just pop in and out in between the customers lol

  7. LOVE it!! First of all congratulations on the The Stamp Attic!! They will not be disappointed to have you on their team! Seems everything you touch turns into an amazing creation! Secondly, your card is incredible! Love the new stamps, the layout of your card is super cool and that red polka dotty ribbon ROCKS!

  8. What's not to LOVE, Ruby?! Gorgeous distressed details; love the haphazard layers; and the bow to bundle it all up is the perfect finishing touch! Oh! And a HUGE congrats, again, on your new gig! Woohoo!

  9. Well, I love this card, Ruby! Sweet images and fab job with the colors. I adore the vintage feel to it!

  10. Really cool card Ruby! I love your soft approach to the colors. Its a bit outside your norm, that's why you're not sure about it, but trust me-its fab!

  11. Very cute! Congrats on your new Design Team! How lucky they are to have you on their team.

  12. First of all, congrats on your new DT call with The Stamp fun for you!!! Your card is so sweet with lovely paper, doily, and wonderful pop of red with the ribbon...great job, Ruby!

  13. Hi Ruby what fantastic news congratulations. I love, love your creation that postcard, papers, colours and I adore that ribbon a super card.
    Lorraine x


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