Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sending You Hugs

I love card challenges and the ones I've played so far have been sketch challenges. And then I stumbled upon The Play Date Café. This week's challenge is the first of 2012.  There's no sketch for PDCC#113, just a colour brief. This week's colours are Juniper, Mint and Vanilla. Pretty - love that combo. So soft and soothing.

I played around with stuff from my stash and came up with this 4.25"x5.5" landscape card:

The papers are from a very old stack by Papermania called "Rose Garden". I think I got it free with a magazine at least a couple of years back and I never used it, until now.  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set, called "Sentiments", also by Papermania.
The image is from  the "Time for Tea" stamp set by Beth Gunnel. I coloured in it with Caran d'Ache Supracolor pencils and Zig Detailer Tip Waterbrush. I cut the oval with Spellbinbers Classic Oval and inked the edges with some TH's Antique Linen Distress Ink. I cut a piece of Vanilla CS with Spelbinders Beaded Oval die, stencilled it with more Antique Linen and adhered the image with some pop dots. 
The centre panel is a piece of mint pearlescent CS which I ran through the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.  The green patterned paper in the middle is called "Rose Mint" from the same paper pack. I inked the edges with a little Antique Linen for definition, and added some cream organdy ribbon - that's close enough to vanilla, I guess!  
In spite of using some really girly floral papers, I felt the need to add more flowers - go figure! Good sense prevailed and I stuck just one white blossom. 
I also stitched all the panels with some cream floss. The card is kinda poofy - oh dear! Another hand delivery... 
For the inside, I trimmed the floral paper with X-Cut Flower Doily Decorative Border Punch and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

I've also shared this card on Make-It-Monday and Papertake Weekly. There are so many cards there for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. See you at my next post!


  1. Sooo pretty!! I love the soft colors, the oval die, and how you decorated the inside, too! Beautiful!!

  2. soft and feminine a lovely card
    Thank you for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Hi

    This is a very pretty card. Such pretty, feminine papers.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  4. Beautiful use of color...I would love for you to link up with my new card making meme, 52 Card Pickup here...!

  5. Well, we're so happy you stumbled upon the Play Date Cafe! Glad to have you play along with us. :) THis stack of teacups is oh-so-sweet!

  6. This is so sweet Asha. Love that little stack of pretty tea cups!

  7. Thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge at Papertake Weekly. Mary G x


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