Thursday, May 3, 2012

Play Date Cafe 130 - Wishing You Happiness



Dolphin, Salmon and Sea Glass...these are the new colors for The Play Date Cafe.  Look at those gorgeous earrings on the bottom right of the inspiration collage.  Oh!  I'd love to wear those. 


I had trouble finding the right colors in my stash at first.  I found the butterfly paper and swirly pattern on the skinny strip in the Pink Paislee Sparkling Spring pack.  The sea foam green strip is actually a Martha Stewart paint chip!  I have been doing that more and more, using paint chips.


I made the stick pin with a Pretties Kit (sadly retired) from Stampin' Up!  The ribbon is vintage, from my grandmother.  She gave me the most wonderful rolls of satin ribbons before she passed away.  The crochet flower is Colorbok, and I stamped-and-assembled a paper flower with Vintage Vogue by SU.  That big green pearl brad is an American Crafts bargain from the store, Tuesday Morning.

We'd love to have you play with us this week!  Head over to The Play Date Cafe for all the details, and meet our new Private Blend Designer, Donna Bowman.  I am SO excited to have her on board, as she has been my online friend for quite a while.  What a pleasure it'll be to work side-by-side with her!

The prize this week?  Something fabulous from the Play Date Cafe Prize Vault!



I finally buckled down and got a light tent for photographing my cards.  Do you notice a difference?  I hope so.  I aim for brighter, clearer photos.  I bought mine HERE

Thank you for the overwhelming response to my Framed Butterflies card from Tuesday!  My goodness, it was crazy-popular within hours on Pinterest (10 likes and more than 25 repins), Splitcoast (over 1000 views), and Splitcoast's Facebook page.  I guess butterflies are always a hit.  :o)

Psssst....there is a new post up at my photo blog, bleu hydrangea.

Thanks for coming by today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Love Story - Verve
Paper: Basic Gray - SU; white - PTI; Pink Paislee 'Sparkling Spring'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Sage Shadow, Going Gray - SU
Fibers: vintage green ribbon
Other: crochet flower - Victorian Parlour - Colorbok; Decorative Label punch, stick pin - Pretties Kit - SU; green pearl brad - American Crafts; pink gems - Michael's;
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26 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty color scheme -- your card is beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty colors this week! I love the stick pin you made! Beautifully done!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! These papers are beautiful together--LOVE LOVE LOVE your flower and that ribbon! GORGEOUS:)

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love all your details like the stick pin and the rhinestones on the flower! And very pretty ribbon-I'm sure your grandmother would adore this card.

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! PRETTY papers, FAB stick pin, and AMAZING flower, Colleen!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that layered flower!!

Annette said...

Colleen this is gorgeous...totally love that layered flower...so pretty...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Love this card. =)

Lisa said...

What a fabby stick pin Colleen! Love all of the prettiness going on here!

Marisa said...

Lovely colour combo and your layered flower is fabulous! Beautifully done!

Michelle said...

Oh, Colleen! This is fabulous! So soft and delicate! Love the butterflies on the patter paper, beautiful pin and flowers!!!!

Lisa said...

Colleen, this is simply gorgeous! You add the most wonderful embellishments! And I think your photo is great!

Shirley said...

Wow, Colleen, the way you did your flower is true art! I love every inch of your card!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous colors for a lovely card! Pretty butterflies, flower, and pin! How special to have ribbon your grandmother gave you. All elements together make for a well done card, Colleen! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs!!:-))

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! This is gorgeous, Col! LOVE all the textures and fabulous, little details! And your blocked background is delish!

Anonymous said...

So soft and pretty! Love the colors and all the great details. Love the use of the paint chip! Great job as always!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Love those colors...I need to think about using paint chips. There are sooooooooo many awesome colors.
Can you let me know more about your light tent? I am very interested in purchasing one.

My card for today got put on Facebook by Lydia. Don't know if it will get the 2,000-to almost 3,000 hist the last ones in February got, though. They were CAS and this one is a digi, too. Everyone doesn't do digi.

Your card is beautiful!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, feminine card, Colleen! I always thought your pictures were so sharp and clear. Now they'll be even more awesome.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful! The flower is so pretty! I just love the way you embellished it!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Colleen, I love the added gems on the pretty flower petals, and the colours this week are so dreamy. Gorgeous!

Ellen said...

Colleen how gorgeous! I do love that color combo. Using paint chips; what a great idea! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!
hugs,
Ellen

Jackie Rockwell said...

You really captured the feel and look of the inspiration photo Colleen! Really Stunning details!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

This is so pretty! I love how you pulled all these elements together to create this gorgeous card!

Rema said...

Lovely! Love the crocheted flower and the butterflies in the background...

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The flower you put together is beautiful and it coordinates perfectly with your grandmother's ribbon. She'd be proud. Blessings!

Emily Keaton said...

Such gorgeousness, Colleen! You are right--these PDCC colors are superb. I love all of the pretty details you added here. The crocheted flower and stick pin add so much dimension!! Love it all. :)

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