Monday, February 8, 2010

Stamping on a snow day

I didn't even attempt to venture out of the house today. The news channel declared it a snow day, and that's exactly how I treated it. I managed to have my older son's friend come over in the evening, so he wouldn't go completely cuckoo from being cooped up. I didn't have to cook since I made a feast last evening to enjoy with some friends, while watching the big game. I did a load of laundry, answered some emails, cleaned the kitchen. But best of all, I got this card done.....

I found this China Belle image at Digital Doodling. Isn't she sweet? I decided to go with the Play Date Cafe (PDCC15) colours, which were green, blue, rust and black. The sketch is from website I just discovered called Card Patterns (Sketch 50). I had to rely on my handy paper scissors since I don't have a die-cutting machine. (I let my hubs know that I would love one of these as an anniversary gift, instead of a ring!!).

I usually begin by selecting my DP and working backwards, choosing my image at the very end. But since I had this really cute digi stamp, I began with that. I would have loved to add more flowers and make the card more complex, but I'd had enough of cutting, and I figured I might as well stop before I added something I didn't like.

The Play Date Cafe is looking for new members for their design team. I realise that I don't have much experience compared to so many other stampers and card makers, but there's no harm in giving it a try, right? So, first thing tomorrow, I'm sending in my "resume" and hopefully, I might be considered. Oh, that reminds me; I have to start working on taking better pics, since that is a definite requirement. Can't wait for the sun to come up to begin clicking away!! Namaste:)


  1. What a sweet card for such deep colors...really well done! Nice to have you back with us again!

  2. pretty pretty, love the colors. I just checked out the "digital doodling" site and was delighted to see a lot of free digital stamps....thanks a ton for the link :)

  3. Wow - this is a fab design ... thank you for sharing and please check out the Digital Doodling Gallery :D

    Wendy xx

  4. Really cute!! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns :)