Thursday 28 April 2011

PDCC 79 & Hero Arts

Hi there everyone.

How are you all? Did you have a good Easter weekend break?  It was lovely to take some time out and to relax.

Today it's Play Date Cafe day!  I'm really excited this week because Hero Arts are sponsoring us. I am in love with their gorgeous new flowers and the fabby office-y sets (I know office-y isn't a word but just stay with me ;o)

I had great fun playing with this card, it was a challenge trying to work out which one of the little stamps to use, they are all so fab!

Here is my card..

and the FAB-U-LOUS colours for this week's challenge...

The colours this week were chosen by Sarah, I have to say these are my new faves of hers.  They are SO my colours!  I said to Ian I choose bright and loud colours and he kindly said, 'vibrant darling, vibrant' lol. 

We have none other than Hero Arts sponsoring us this week!  I was so excited when I heard!  They are offering up a fab shopping spree prize...

We were all really fortunate to be given some stamps of our choice to play with.  I chose this fun 'My Type' set and got a few other gorgeous goodies too that I will share with you another time :o)

  1. Cut a rectangle in grey cardstock, mat with a smaller rectangle in lime green cardstock stamped with 'Envelope' background stamp and Ranger 'Peeled' Paint distress ink
  2. Die cut PTI 'spiral notebook' on Cosmo Cricket check paper, distress the edges with scissors and age with 'Tea Dye' distress ink
  3. Stamp typewriter onto notebook, cut a slit for the typewriter and add a little sheet that has been stamped with the heart.  Age sheet prior to pushing through the slit that you cut, attach with pop dot for dimension
  4. Wrap around red ribbon before attaching panel to the card and tie in a bow to the side
  5. Stamp 'hello' sentiment to finish
Pop by each of the girls' blogs to see their take on these gorgeous colours.  I do hope you join in with us, I'd love to see what you come up with

Andrea Ewen 
Colleen Dietrich 
Fiona Shultz 
Jaclyn Miller
Jinny Newlin 
Julie Ranae
Libby Hickson 
Michele Gross 
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn 
Tracey Kuzniak 
We are really lucky to have Kelly Rasmussen playing along with us as our Guest Designer, so pop by her blog and leave her a comment.  You will love her creations.
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 PDCC79, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes!

Finally my happy news for the day... I'm really excited because today (well yesterday because it's today as I'm typing it... confused?! lol)) my Marmie bought me an early (very early in fact) birthday present of a little netbook (my birthday isn't until September) I'm sitting here typing this post, trying to work out some of the differences in the symbol keys and deleting text as I type (unintentionally!!).  I'm sure it will all be really easy to use soon, just takes time.  I wanted something little that I can carry around with me and use for social networking/blogging.  I love it!!  Thank you Marmie!


  1. Ruby I LovE this card!! love the way you used the stamps - the slight vintagey look - and WOWSERS how fantastic is that bow!

  2. Such a great take with those stamps - love how you made it feel almost antique. I think vibrant is the perfect word for these colors! :)

  3. What a FANTASTIC gift! Happy early birthday to you! And I'm lovin' this sweet card! Those type keys and that big, fluffy bow are AMAZING!

  4. LOVE that big yummy bow!! Really fun card and YAY for early birthday presents!! How exciting!!

  5. OHHHHHHHH! I am gushing over that beautiful bow! I LOVE it! I love the diag paper too! FUN! Great stamp choice! YOU ROCK!!

    Miss you--sorry I've been MIA! We have LOTS to catch up on!!! HUGS!

  6. Your artwork is great! Beautifully created.

  7. Oh Ruby!!! I adore this card and LOVE how you used this HA stamp on girl!!!

  8. Wow, love this card, Ruby! Just am swooning over that big red it!!! Great little letters and typewriter too! Amazing use of color...wonderful job! Take care!:-)

  9. Gorgeous Ruby! Love how you've incorporated the colors with those wonderful stamps and that luscious red bow is fab!

  10. I love the great big bow!!! And the typewriter is a wonderful office-y image. Great work!


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