Thursday, 22 April 2010

Phew, what a week and some more fun over at PDCC!

* Edited * Please scroll down for challenge entries....

Sorry for the lack of postings this week. We had water pouring through the ceiling last Friday, and since then have had no heating, no hot water, and having to flush toilets with buckets of water. We now have flushing toilets so have made some progress :o) That's just one thing that's gone wrong this week, there are many more but I won't bore you with them! As you can see there has been a lack of postings this week as a result of all the mayhem! I've actually got lots of things to show you, but for now I would like to share my Play Date Cafe Challenge card.  

This week we have guest designer, Jen Tapler, joining us! 

We are also being sponsored by Mod Podge Rocks!

They are giving you the opportunity to win this fab prize...

And here is my take on the colours.... or colors, depending where you live ;o)

I really had to rack my brains for this challenge.  I was thinking along the lines of jewellery, but couldn't find anything that worked.  I then thought maybe some make up, a little grey make up case with turquoise, terracotta and peachy coloured eyeshadows.  Nope, that didn't work.  I ended up opting for this!  The little silver pearls remind me of those little beads you put on top of cakes, yummmmy!

Here are the card details;

1. Spend a couple of minutes deciding the best way to emboss the circle, cut it first or emboss it first?  What do you do??  I couldn't make my mind up!  Once you've done that either cut out a circle in pale peach and emboss or emboss and then cut out the circle, your call.
2. Cut out the scallop shape in terracotta, attach the embossed circle to finish
3. Cut out a square in the putty coloured card and then another in pale peach, attach to card base
4. Tie ribbon around the circle before pop dotting onto the card
5. Cut out the 'glam girl' sentiment and stick directly onto the embossed circle
6. Cut out the shoe and nail varnish bottle, doodle on as appropriate and attach to the card
7. Attach the yummy cake decorating silver pearls

Dies: Sizzix Circle #1 and Scallop, Sizzlits 'Nail Polish', 'Phrase, Glam Girl', 'Shoe #7'
Paper: Terracotta, turquoise, putty and pale peach Bazzill cardstock
Accessories:  Silver pearls from stash

As usual the rest of the design team have come up with some brilliant interpretations of this week's colour challenge, so do pop over to them to say hi and see what they've done.  I love being on this design team, they are all so talented!

*Edited* Challenge Entries - Unscripted Sketches #51 & FTL #86

Just a little extra tonight, I had made some cards for some challenges, so thought I would share them with you.  I haven't had a minute to do any of the card details so if you would like them just drop me an e-mail, but at least I can post something for you!

I made this card for the Unscripted Sketch challenge which I now realise I've missed the deadline for!  I thought it was Thursday deadline.  (this week really isn't going very well!)  Oh well, it doesn't matter because  I have never really done the torn paper thingy on a card yet, so I thought I'd give it a go, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Using my FAB Amy Butler papers, and the medallion die cuts, I put this card together so quickly.  You could use it for thank you cards, birthday, get well etc. etc.  I think I will return to this sketch over and over again.  I love it!

I made this card for the Clean and Simple Fall to Layout sketch this week.  This card was really good fun to make.  I just stamped out lots of butterflies on different patterned papers and sat with a pair of scissors to cut them out, love it!! 

ps - go and check out Sav's blog, she is running a Growing with Unity week. If you leave her some love you might win a prize!

Hopefully I will get time to share some more cards over the weekend :o)


  1. I love how we get the whole 'Ruby' story when we read your posts : ) We get to see the challenges through your eyes and that makes for a great experience!

    Wonderful job on this week's challenge : )


  2. This is such a fun card, I LoVe that shoe!! Hope it made you smile making it as it sounds like you truly need a bit of a lift this week! Hope the water gets sorted soon xx

  3. How cute, great take on this weeks challenge! The embossing behind your "glam girl" adds just the right amount of softness!

  4. Such a fun card, Ruby! I love the embossed background, shoe and fabulous silver pearls!!

    I hope everything gets fixed real soon.. hugs!!

  5. Ruby, your cards are so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  6. WOW your cards are fabulous! Love the Unscripted Card and thanks for playing with us!

  7. Ooooh.. I really like both of these. They are great in such different ways. The first one, I love the papers you chose, and tearing the white looks really nice. I also love the bright and cheerful butterflies in the second card!

  8. A great fun card, and ideal for a female friend, especially one who loves shoes just like me (I have at least 100 pairs LOL). Tracy Evans x x

  9. Love the great accents of the shoe and nail polish! Too cute! Your other cards are fabulous! The butterflies are fantastic. (of course I might have a little addiction to butterflies. :) Sorry about your rough week! I hope this next is much better!

  10. Lovely cards Ruby, I love the Green and Black one espesh tho, I love these colours for interiors at the mo too,
    Hope you O.K.
    Hugs S.J. xxx

  11. Awesome cards Ruby! Love the Glam Girl card! Those shoes are perfect - I need one in every color :)

  12. Hi Ruby
    I can see your week was quite eventful, too!

    I absolutely love these cards, especially the one with butterflies for the Clean and Simple Fall to Layout sketch.

    See you soon!

  13. Just tell me the water damage didn't affect your craft supplies! The horror! Yesterday my 77 year old parents had water spewing like a geyser UP from their toilet so I feel your pain! Your PDCC card is GLAM! Love the shoes and silver beads!


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