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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #23

Welcome to another fun Play Date Cafe Challenge...

This week's colors come from Sarah Anderson


Light blue, Ivory and deep blue. I immediately thought of china. The beautiful china that has a lovely patina from years of use. That was my inspiration for my card.

I pulled out my Memory Box Antique Damask stamp and inked it up with Memento Summer Sky and then stamped it across the front of the card. I repeated with the Versafine Majestic Blue to give it a lovely shadowy effect.

The border is punched using a lovely large scallop from EK Success border punch.

The main image is stamped from Impression Obsession Rose Stem from Alesa Bakers Designs. I colored it using my watercolor pencils. I stamped this inside a lovely stamped image from Fiskars. The background is stamped using the Hero Arts artistic windows and the light blue dye ink. The die cut shape is from Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8.

Take a peek at all the other design team members, you won't be disappointed.
Sarah Anderson
Stephanie Kraft
Ruby 2 Shoes
Savannah O'Gwynn
Mona Pendleton
Julie Ranae
Lisa Somerville


and our guest designer ...




Hope you get a chance to play along with us at the Play Date Cafe Challenge.


Suzz







29 comments:

  1. Really gorgeous Sue! I'm lovin' all the detail! The lace, the beautiful bows & all the Spellbinders dies you used :)

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  2. Beautiful work, Suzanne...I thought of Blue Willow china myself and then THERE was your card!

    Lovely!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I love your china card, it's gorgeous!

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  4. Suzz.... I am just gob-smacked at this stunning card.... just gorgeous

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  5. Sue, I need to swallow a dictionery to find some new words to describe how wonderful I think your work is. This card is totally stunning! I particularly like how you've stamped the script on the bottom Nestie layer and how you've combined the different shaped dies so beautifully.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  6. very beautiful Sue - love the blue color here - wow!

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  7. wow! this is gorgeous, Sue! that blue is just beautiful! love this!

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  8. The colors on this card bring out it's perfect beauty - just gorgeous - thanks for sharing your inspiring work!

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  9. *gasp* This is stunning!!! Wow, wow, wow, love this. (It sooo reminds me of my little collection of Blue Delft china - just lovely!)

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  10. Beautiful Sue! Just loving that Damask as your backround. Love the addtions of the bow and pearls!

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  11. This card is a "take my breath away" kind of card! WOW,I love the elegant and gorgeous look to your creation!

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  12. You ever see a card and say "wish I'd thought of that?" - when I saw your card this morning, that's exactly what I said - out loud! I LOVE your card it's simply gorgeous!!! You definitely took it to the next level...

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  13. Your card made me immediately think of grandma's china sitting in the cupboard! Beautiful!

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  14. Yummy! Mixed blues and ivory, extremely elegant always! I love your double tied bows on both ends!

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  15. Such a stunning creation, Sue!! Love the damask background and your watercolored rose is gorgeous!

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  16. This is stunning Suzanne, I really love blue and white china and have a collection of it. This card would look fantastic on my dresser really love this!!

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  17. Your card is just lovely Suz - I love these colors, I hope I have a chance to play this week!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  18. It made me think of china too but I love how you've reflected that in your card. It's just STuNNiNG! Love it :)

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  19. Love your card Suzanne! Like Julie it reminded me of blue willow china. I love how you've done the ribbon either side, really pretty!! :o)

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  20. This is stunning, Sue! Reminds me of Copenhagen china! Fabulous card!

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  21. Beautiful card, I absolutely love the antique damask stamp, it's gorgeous!

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  22. What a perfect card for those colours - I was drawn to this straight away.

    thanks so much for visiting my blog Tnd leaving such a nice comment :)

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE those bows--and when I posted my pic and saw you had gems like mine--I thought to myself--"Great minds think alike!!". You are very talented--love it:)

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  24. I can't stop looking at your card---so detail and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. WOW! Absolutely stunning card, I love it!

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  26. I love that blue and white china, too, and you got a gorgeous result with your double-stamping, Sue!

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  27. Pretty. Reminds me of antique china.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous- what a great way to use those colors!!

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