Thursday, 2 June 2011


Phew, where has that week gone?  I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since Sarah’s little blog hop for the  Play Date Cafe!  My Auntie over in Ireland reckons our one month is now just about two weeks in time, I think she might be right.  Or is it that I’m just getting older lol

For today’s Play Date Cafe challenge card I decided to try my hand at a bit more masking.  I don’t know about you but I always find this technique so magical.  I expect it to go wrong and I’m always really pleased when I lift off that little post it note to reveal my perfectly stamped image lol.

I used Lawn Fawn’s new set, 'Blissful Botanicals' for the flowers and leaves that I stamped and coloured with Copics onto a Labels 9 Nestie.  I actually was a bit lazy with my Nestie so I didn’t cut it out before stamping lol. I simply drew a pencil line around the inside and outside of the die so that I knew where to stamp.  This also helped me to be able to line it up properly before cutting.  All I needed to do was  temporarily stick the nestie before cutting it out when I could be bothered to get up lol.

The sentiment was stamped using the new ‘Cruising Through Life’ set.  I have a friend that has just lost 5 stone so I wanted to send her something simple to celebrate with her, I thought this sentiment was perfect, she is nearly at her target weight now. 
I found the card a bit too white against the Cryogen cardstock I’d used to colour on so I decided to distress the card base with some Ranger Milled Lavender.  I then added a Nestie frame and simply attached the floral panel on top using dimensionals.

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  1. Hey Ruby - I get that time thing too... love your bright flowers on that lovely shaped panel :)

  2. Not sure what 5 stone is, Ruby, but it must be a good thing if you're sending such a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE your flowers and the lavendar distressing was a great touch! FAB card!

  3. Such a sweet card, Ruby - and such wonderful masking, too. I always love your color stories, I'm going to miss them! And... I think your auntie in Ireland may be on to something...!!

  4. Just beautiful Ruby, 5 stone is an incredible weight loss, your friend must be so happy! Love the colouring on these lovely flowers.

  5. Wow, your card is very beautifull!!

    you have a great day!

  6. This is gorgeous, Ruby! LOVE all those sweet, and perfecly colored flowers! I'm sure that your friend will appreciate and always treasure your thoughtfulness!

  7. Beautiful Ruby, I love the effect of those gorgeous purple flowers cascading! Love the lacey rectangle too, awesome job picking out and working with these colors!

  8. Great job masking, Ruby! I feel as you do; always amazed when it comes out just right. :) I even like that little bucket you feature your Copics for the project!


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