Sunday, February 28, 2010

A lazy Sunday afternoon...

The two things I love the most (after my husband and children, of course!!), are food and sleep. I love to stretch out on the couch on the weekends, covered in a warm blanket, and take a little snooze. My hubs swears that if he could gift me a week's worth of sleep, he would!! The only thing keeping me away from my favourite occupation (as my sister jokes) is updating my blog to show you my latest creations. 

This first one is for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #18. It's a 'Color Splash' Challenge....inspired by the photo below. As the DT of PDC have mentioned: "Color Splash is simply black & white with a 'bit' of color". The sketch is based on the Just Add Ink Challenge #6. I really love their sketches, and figured out a great way to combine these wonderful challenges.


The card stock I've used has more of a cream in it, but I absolutely love this DP. The rhinestones in the center of the flowers are actually the "splash of colour". Not sure if you can tell, but they's actually a beautiful teal blue. I painstakingly cut out the flowers and really couldn't think of any other way to display them on the card. I'm not sure why the base card stock looks more brown for some reason. I guess it's almost black but not quite!!

Card Ingredients:
Accessories: Blue rhinestones from my stash

I had such a hard time trying to match the right colours, and finally came up with this......I love how bright and cheerful it turned out. I did a little stitching again with my handy machine.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Petals of flower- Blooms Die Cuts from SU; Flower stem and leaves - Free Stitch Flowers Clipart set from My Graphico: card stock from stash 
Stamps: Retired SU stampsets (dotted background and sentiment)
Ink: Ruby Red (SU)
Accessories: Butterfly pop-up punch, sewing machine


The final card is for the Color Throwdown Challenge #81

I really really struggled with this one, but I'm sooooooo thrilled with the eventual product. Honestly, I think all those rhinestones are so inspiring!!!  I couldn't find the right sentiment or paper to put it on. I finally found the center piece among my scrap booking stuff. The pink just stood out against the brown card stock that I cut out and seemed to tie the whole thing together. This really is one of my favourites so far. And it's so different from all my other creations. 

Card Ingredients:

Paper: Olive green and brown card stock from Mat Stack Neutrals by DCWV; Flowers and Petals cut out from DP from stash (single sheet bought at JoAnn).

Stamps: Inkadinkado (Corner Flourish)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)

Accessories: Pink rhinestones from my stash

O.K, I have to go. My older son is threatening to turn off the computer if I don't get off it. He and I are going to snuggle up on the couch now, and watch cartoons for a while. Well, he's going to watch, and I'm going to "meditate" (my code word for napping!!!). Namaste!!!! 


  1. WOW all of your cards are GORGEOUS! I love the splash of colors for the PDC card...beautiful. Love the bright cheerfulness of the Color Dare card! Thanks for including the Color Dare in the challenges you play! Hope you'll join us again.
    CD DT

  2. Oh wow! These are awesome creations! My fave is the 3rd the colors on that! :)

  3. LOVE your CTD card!! It sooo elegant :) Great job with the challenge.

    Thanks for playing the CTD!!

  4. OMGosh you've been busy! Your work is gorgeous!You couldn't have slept much ! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare!

  5. Sweet! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  6. Great job on all of the challenges...thanks so much for making The Play Date Cafe one of them!

    Beautiful interpretation of Color Splash : )

  7. YOu did a great job matching up your papers to these colors for the color dare. Thanks for playing along with this fabulous card.

  8. Such pretty cards! Thanks for playing!