Thursday, May 19, 2011

Play Date Cafe 82 - Delight In Little Things



Our very sweet Ruby 2 Shoes put together the color story for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  I searched my patterned paper stacks and found some things that helped me pull together a card quickly, easily and with NO stamping!


The brown and blue paper is from Pink Paislee 'Sweetness', the butterfly one is from DCWV 'Mariposa'.  The sticker is from K & Co.  The doily bits were cut from a larger one, then sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.



I decorated the inside of the card with butterfly punches, using the same Pink Paislee paper:


And just for good measure, I made a second card with some slight alterations:


Our sponsor this week is Discount Cardstock.com, and our guest designer is the oh so talented Laura Davis!

We'd love to see your creations hanging in the gallery at The Play Date Cafe

Thanks for joining me today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  none!
Paper:  DCWV Mariposa, Pink Paislee Sweetness, So Saffron cardstock, aqua blue from Mark's Finest Papers
Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink
Punch:  Iron Gate, butterflies by Martha Stewart
Other:  pearls by Recollections, crochet trim, doily, sponge, dimensionals, Big Shot, Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die (on second card)

27 comments:

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Both cards are great Colleen! Love those papers! The doilies and lace are great too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so great, love the paper and the lace and that sticker is fabulous!

~Tammy~ said...

I love your mix of pattern paper! Love the vintage feel of this card! Beautiful!

Fiona said...

Great idea to ink the doiley Colleen to better work with the colours in your card! Very pretty :)

Marisa said...

Great butterfly DP and cards. Love the second one with that MS butterfly and the flourish on it. Great job on both.

Andrea Ewen said...

These are both beautiful Colleen, filled with such vintage goodness! Your colors are perfect and the accents are just so pretty!

Ruby said...

Yay, it looks like you had fun with these colours! Your cards are gorgeous, such a soft and romantic feel about them. Lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

What gorgeous colors to play with this week, Colleen! You did an awesome job hunting up just the right papers and colors in your stash to put together two winners of cards. I love the vintage appeal of both of these beauties!! Lovely, lovely work. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOODNESS-- I Have that butterfly paper and didn't even think about using it! SOOOOOO clever! LOVE that you did two creations--beautiful pearls and I love that you decorated the inside of your card too! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

ps...THANK YOU so much for that beautiful card you sent me!!! You are held in prayer:) HUGS!!!!

Stella said...

Colleen you have your very own style and one of your "trademarks" is the fact that you always add a "splash of elegance" to your cards. And I love it. Both cards turned out gorgeous; the papers are beautiful and the embellishments go so well with them. A perfect match; love it!

Hugs,
Stella

Tracey said...

BOTH cards are so BEAUTIFUL Col!!! AND decorating the inside with the butterfly punches...PERFECT touch!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh so pretty, very pretty, oh so pretty....aahum Sorry, I just had to break out in song over this one. I think your first card has the most wonderful vintage flare. The colors, the paper, the lace-all exquisite. The second card is just a sweet but has a more modern look. Beautiful work my friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, girl, you've been busy! These are beautiful! LOVE all the lacy trims and pearls and how they give your card such a girly elegance!

Pauline said...

Both cards are beautiful Colleen, I can't believe there's no stamping there lol! Love the colours this week, I'm trying to get my mojo flowing steady, going to rack my brains..ouch!

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful cords. The papers are gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous! I love the rich colors of the pearls you used! such a fabby detail!!

Ann Schach said...

So gorgeous and vintage! I love the butterfly DSP!

Maria said...

Wow, I just love all those pretty little butterflies! Sweet sticker, lace, and pearls! Inside of card with butterflies is a great touch! Take care and have a great weekend! Hugs!:-)

Faye said...

Colleen, the details are fantastic on your beautiful card. I love the butterfly, the flourish and the lace. Very nice.

Linda Callahan said...

So many little things in your card to be delighted about! Beautifully detailed and oh so pretty!

LeAnne said...

Colleen, you are on a creating frenzy! This is FAB!!! I am sending you an email, I have a question for you!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very vintage feeling and oh so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Such a great vintage feel to this! Love it! The bottom paper is my favorite - I wonder if I can still buy it? But the little pearls are just the right touch of bling to the card! I love the lace touch as well. Great job and esp. the inside too!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards, Colleen! And no stamping. Love the awesome papers, pretty lace, and that gorgeous flourish die cut.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, love both cards! Very feminine and beautiful paper.

Becky said...

Both cards are so pretty. I love the doily!

Marlena M. said...

Very shabby chic! ;)

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