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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #38

Look at these lovely flowers!  Hand picked by Sarah!  What beautiful colors for the challenge at the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week.


Not only do we have these beautiful colors to work with for this weeks challenge we also have a special sponsor.  Our fantastic sponsor this week is Artistic Outpost .

The Artistic Outpost design team is also playing along with the Play Date Cafe challenge this week.
Go check out the Artistic Outpost blog and  the AO design team! 

For my cards this week I used the lovely Bloom and Grow set. The seed packet stamp is so fun as the center is left empty so you can place any other image in the middle to create your own customized flower pack. I have ideas for the future about creating little seed packs for my MIL as she is always planting new flowers in her garden.


While playing I always make so many scraps, so I decided to move on and use the another stamped image and create another card to share.  


The ribbon flower on this card was created from Pink Paislee trim. I rolled it up to create a flower and hand cut a few leaves. I think it turned out fun.

Products:
  • Artistic Outpost - Bloom & Grow
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Wood Grain, Floral
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Ranger Embossing Powder -Lettuce
  • Pink Paislee - Trim
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Dusty Concord
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Glitter
  • Glue Pen
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Versafine - Imperial Purple
  • EK Success Punch
  • Toothpicks
  • Twine
The rest of the Play Date Cafe design team also created some beautiful projects using the inspiration colors and  Artistic Outpost Stamps. 

I am really looking forward to a week of lime green, lilac and purple cards!  I anticipate a bouquet of cards!
Suzz

31 comments:

  1. Suzanne, these are really pretty! Love this summery color combo! What a fun stamp the seed pocket is! Beautiful coloring on both cards! And your ribbon flower is gorgeous!

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  2. awww... these are gorgeous, Sue!! that seed pocket stamp is fabulous! love your beautiful cards!

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  3. What wonderful cards this week Suzz. Great colour scheme. So summery. Love the inspiration photo too...

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  4. Oh wow Sue, these are both gorgeous! Wonderful designs and details. That seed packet stamp is gorgeous and I love that it's blank in the middle so you can use any images with it!

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  5. Beautiful cards, Sue! Your ribbon flower is STUNNING!

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  6. beautiful cards Suzz. love your take on the ribbon flower. it's a gorgeous colour scheme this week.

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  7. Wonderful use of the Bloom and Grow plate! Love those flowers in purple, and your ribbon flowers is a wonderful accent!

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  8. Love both the cards, that ribbon flower leaves me gasping, beautiful!

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  9. I can tell you were really inspired by this set.. these are both gorgeous, Sue! Love the earthy feel to the first and the crisp look (and fab ribbon flower) on the second!!

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  10. OH Man--blogger just deleted my comment! Hope this isn't a repeat!!


    OMGOOOOOOSH! I loooooooove it! I love the details on the dragonfly on the seed packets! You blow me away and then there is another card--I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I love that big ribbon flower--FAB! I also love your embossing and coloring--everything! YOU are amaZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Great job!!

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  11. OH Man--blogger just deleted my comment! Hope this isn't a repeat!!


    OMGOOOOOOSH! I loooooooove it! I love the details on the dragonfly on the seed packets! You blow me away and then there is another card--I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I love that big ribbon flower--FAB! I also love your embossing and coloring--everything! YOU are amaZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Great job!!

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  12. WOWZERS Sue! BOTH of these cards are stunning! I love all the layers & shimmery detail!

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  13. Wow!! What a lovely color combination and great layering and texture, LOVE the flower!

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  14. I do so love that brown card, the flowers really 'pop'! And your twill flower is just gorgeous! Great interpretation of the colours :)

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  15. WOW - you use these colors so so well - and the vintage look to your cards is gorgeous. Those stamps look so inviting. Nice to see them in your hands!

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  16. Texture plus Dimension equals stunning...a wow card...the white embossed background...really emphasized the rest of the card...
    Georgous....
    connie paxman

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  17. oh my gosh Suzanne these are gorgeous!

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  18. Gorgeous cards Sue and I'm loving all the purple!

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  19. I LOVE THIS! There's just something about that color combination and those seed packets are adorable! Really pretty cards Suzanne!

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  20. All I can say is WOW! Love both of them... Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Once again you've created something gorgeous, Suzz. You've obviously found those colours great to work with and I love the Artistic Outpost range of stamps for something a little different.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. Great set!! Love what you did with the Bloom and Grow set! The ribbon flower is awesome...so creative!

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  23. Oh my goodness! These cards are sensational! I LOVE them! :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards Sue! I especially LOVE that ribbon flower on your second one. How did you do that? Is the ribbon already stitched somehow?! FAB!

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  25. So pretty and summery! Love that image!

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  26. Sue,
    These are some of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. I LOVE the design and the soft colors are beautiful!
    The tag is stunning and inspires me to go create :)
    Your art is always top notch :)

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  27. lovely lovely lovely cards. Thanks so much for using our stamps.

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  28. Both of your cards are stunning. I love what you did with the flowers, using two shades. Just lovely! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

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  29. Gorgeous cards. I really loved the ribbon flower that you have created. It is sooo beautiful.

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  30. Love those images on kraft ... wonderful cards.

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