Thursday, February 24, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #70

I am so happy to bring this post to you....Ruby 2 Shoes has brought us this fun and Spring like colour combo for us to play with at The Play Date Cafe this just makes me so happy :)

Here is my DT card:

Just a little close-up to show the "kissing" technique in the clouds :)

Stamps: Hero Arts S5215 Clouds, CG128 Three Flowers, CL341 Thanks, and S5507 Envelope Pattern.
Impression-Obsession CC079 Lg. Kaleidoscope.
Cardstock: Neenah solar white and PTI Hawaiian Shores.
Patterned Paper: MME Bloom and Grow
Dies: Spellbinders: Labels Trio, Oval, and Oval Scallop.
Ink: Copics to colour flowers, Versafine onyx black, Tim Holtz DI in broken china, tumbled glass, crushed olive, and spiced marmalade.
Twine: PTI
Brad: Basic Grey
Misc: Ranger Enamel Accents in white.

Our sponsor this week is Maria Gurnsey of Ippity Designs

Maria Gurnsey is oh so generously giving away the following 2 prizes:

I think it would be fabulous of you all to go and visit the other DT members:

Sure hope you can join us over at the Play Date Cafe this week!!!!
Hugs, TRace

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #68 and colorQ #71

Hello!!! I back with this week's DT card for the colour challenge at the Play Date Cafe, you can check it out HERE.

This weeks colour story is brought to us by Julie...I was sooo excited to start pulling my papers, and stamps, and embs to match the colours. That is how I start the process...what about you???

The colorQ is also having a colour challenge in very similar these colours, probably my favorite "softer" colours...for I am usually a "bright" girl.

Here is my card:

I just couldn't wait to play with my new Hero Arts Lace Background stamp...did a little white ZING embossing on Velum...LOVE that look!!!!

Thanks to Jaclyn and Donna who steered me in the right direction for this gorgeous crinkle ribbon!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts S5341 Lace Background, CG139 Dots, CG125 Friend Definition, S5216 Grid Pattern, and CL378 Say Hello.
Paper: Hero Arts Layering paper, PTI, Velum.
Frame: Maya Road.
Pearls: MME
Lace: Hero Arts
Brad: Basic Grey

We are thrilled to annouce our Guest Designer at the Play Date Cafe this week is Kazan Clark, I'm sure you are all aware of this talented lady!!! You can check out her card and blog HERE.
You will want to check out the rest of the DT's work....these ladies are so darn talented!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!!! I so look forward to seeing your take on this week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe :)
Hugs, TRace

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Papertrey Ink colour combo challenge: Dawn's favorites

Papertrey Ink is having a wonderful contest going on HERE

I choose to use Dawn McVey favorite colours, for they are mine too and she is one of my favorite PTI designs :) This was a quick contest...I only had about 5 hours to get the card made and blogged...not an easy thing for me...I am a very slow crafter!!! so I decided that a CASE card was in order to meet the deadline :) Here is my inspiration from Dawn:

Here is my CASE card:

All Supplies by PTI except a couple of embs
Stamp: PTI Background Basic Hearts
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Kraft, White, Bitty Box Basics in dark chocolate and raspberry fizz, Bitty Dot Basics in dark chocolate.
Ink: Color Box frost white, Memento in rich cocoa, Versmark and ZIng clear embossing powder.
Dies: PTI med scallop and open scallop.
Felt: PTI Hawaiian shores and dark chocolate.
Embs: PTI hearts from Color Couture vol 12, Martha Stewart doilie and red felt heart

I would love for you to check back in with me tomorrow for my DT card for the Play Date Cafe colour challenge...YOU WILL LOVE THIS COMBO!!!! You can check it out tomorrow HERE.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!!
Hugs, TRace

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Color Cue #11, Hero Arts, and my blog candy winnners :)

Hello!! Well I survived my 4 day 3 night girls scrap weekend at my place....I must confess my brain is a little fuzzy today....lack of sleep of course heehheeehe! I'll show you some pics later in the post along with the winner of my blog candy, but until then....

I just HAD to play along with WPlus9 this week....I soooo LOVE these colours!!

Here is my card:

So I am back to my favourite thing to do....white Zing embossing stamped images....I used Kraft as my neutral.
I am also submitting this for the Hero Arts Love and Friendship/ Kissing technique challenge :)

Stamps: Hero Arts S5129 Scattered Flowers, CL351 Friends, CG211 Magical Background, and S5507 Envelope Pattern....using this stamp ALL the time!!!
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Misc: Martha Stewart doillie and ribbon, Basic Grey brad, and home made crinkle ribbon.

OK on to the winner.......

Sarah M please contact me with your snail mail addy so I can get this in the mail to you this week!

and.....because I was feeling warm and fuzzy all over I decided to pull another name for a surprise gift :)

WOW...two Sarah's!!!
Sarah A...please send me your snail addy too :)

Here is a pic from my girls scrap weekend, we had the tables set up in the basement, we made cards from Thursday evening to Sunday at noon!!! Life is cooking, no cleaning....just is good!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit :)
Hugs, TRace


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