Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #24

Welcome to another fun color combination this week from The Play Date Cafe.

Mona provided this creativity challenge. I love Lilacs and these colors are beautiful!
The colors inspired me to pull out a few stamps that I haven't used in awhile...
Mini Recipe:
  1. Cut a circle from ivory cardstock. (I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle)
  2. Stamp the Hero Arts Cling Friends Definition stamp using Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Lilac).
  3. Stamp the flower (Inkadinkado - 95866 K) with versamark. Heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  4. Lay the Nestability over the circle and sponge on Memento Sweet Plum over the entire surface.
  5. Cut ivory panel and emboss using Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
  6. Stamp sentiment with flourishes stamp from Flourishes Sweet Violet set using Sweet Plum Dye ink on ivory cardstock.
  7. Stamp friends definition on ivory cardstock using versamark. Heat emboss using clear embossing powder and sponge with plum dye ink.
  8. Punch butterflies from definition background.
  9. Fold prima flowers in half and glue dot together. Attach to edge of circle.
  10. Assemble card. :)

Go take a look at all the other design team creations...
Sarah Anderson
Stephanie Kraft
Ruby 2 Shoes
Savannah O'Gwynn
Mona Pendleton
Julie Ranae
Lisa Somerville

and our guest designer ...

who is also our sponsor this week on The Play Date Cafe!

Thanks for stopping by... Hope you are having a lovely week.


  1. Oh my gracious, Sue! I'm loving what you did here, and yes this color combo is perfectly beautiful for your power house of color and design, I love it! I may have to find time to play in the challenge for these colors!

  2. Sue...beautiful card and such a lovely use of this week's colors, as always : )

    stay dry!

  3. You nailed the colors so beautifully!! Wow! Absolutley gorgeous with the lace, paper flowers and the colors!

  4. WOW Suzanne!!! Your card is amazing! That big circular center is a gorgeous focal point & all the butterflies add such a nice touch! Great use of this week's colors :)

  5. Just beautiful. Love the colours

  6. I think this card is breathtaking Sue. What a simple (so much so that I never thought of it, Lol) idea with the flowers round the Nestie circle. I just love it!

    Lesley Xx

  7. wow! this is absolutely gorgeous, Sue!!! beautiful layered emboss resist, yum! =)

  8. Lovely card Suzz, looking forward to playing along again this week. Lots of great inspiration. Love these colours together.

  9. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!! Love this card SuZZ!!!

  10. This is such a beauty Sue - and did you ever succeed in keeping the colors perfect with the picture!!

  11. wonderful colour choice Sue. must have taken some faffing about glueing on the flowers but what a great result.

  12. Beautiful inspiration for this weeks colors. Love the addition of the butterfly on your beautiful bow.

  13. Gorgeous, Suzz! Your focal image is stunning with the embossing and all the wonderful Prima flowers framing it!

  14. Woweeeee! Great card and wow, my favourite colours! Deeeelightful, Jo x

  15. Now that is a clever way to use the paper flowers!!!! - fab design and those colors are so beautiful!

  16. what an excellent idea edging the circle with flowers - it looks great!
    Fab card Suzz

  17. Very pretty. I like the addition of the butterflies.

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE this--love that big circle and the little butterflies! Great job with the color challenge:) YOU ROCK!

  19. Gorgeous card Suzanne!! Love how you've done that circle with the ribbon. Fab job!!

  20. Oh my...this is fantastic! You inspired me to try this challenge....I'm not usually too good with color challenges but I am so inspired by your lovely card. The flowers edging the circle is a fabulous feature!

  21. Gorgeous! What a neat use for the primas, I never would have thought of that, and thank you for reminding me about embossing in clear and then colouring around, a technique that comes out so nice, really should be used more. Overall a stunning creation.

  22. So pretty! I love how you used flowers around the edges of the circles. :)

  23. Hi Sue!
    You did a Gorgeous Card! Very inspirational!
    You have a beautiful blog!!


  24. I love all the textures on your card it's beautiful...just like all your other projects you have posted above this!!!


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