Monday, 3 January 2011

Play Date Bliss...


I'm not that into New Year's Resolutions (probably because I have no sticking power and end up breaking them quite quickly lol!) - but one thing I would like to improve this year is the amount of blogging I do! Can't make any promises but I'll certainly try! For me, it's not that I'm not making stuff (I'm always doing that!) it's just that I don't seem to get the time to photograph them then sit down and write/type about them. I have however photographed all the things I made over the Christmas break so I should have some material to share with you over the next while. I'm so grateful for all the people who stop in to see what I've been making, and I really appreciate those who take the time to leave comments - it really encourages me to know what you think!

Another thing I want to do more of this year is to participate in some of the fabulous challenges out there in blog-land. One that I haven't played with so far is the Play Date Cafe - an inspiration/colour challenge that is right up my street! So yesterday I decided to have a go with these colours:

I used Regal Rose, Melon Mambo and Crumb Cake and discovered they look completely gorgeous together! Here's what I came up with:

I used a DL sized card base, which I haven't used in ages, but after getting this book for Christmas from my sister (thanks Bethany!!) I have been inspired by the sketches in the book and have been happily playing! This card will be one of the ones we will be making at my Bliss class on Friday night.

I stamped the flourish with Versamark onto Crumb Cake and embossed with white. I stamped the flower with Regal Rose and Melon Mambo a few times each and cut out, leaving a small white border around each. The greeting is from Curly Cute (hands down my fave sentiment set!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Bliss, Curly Cute, Dot dot dot
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: White organza ribbon, linen thread, white brads, white EP, scallop trim border punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


Michelle said...

gorgeous card! love all the stamps you used! I too love the sentiment!

Michele Gross said...

Oh my goodness! This is pure loveliness! I love the way you've used the PDCC colors to make such a cheerful and wonderfully detailed card :)

Marisa said...

Wowzers, Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the colour combo you used and the irregular size is wonderful.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! LOVE that flourish stamp:) FAB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Cafe and for playing along with us at PDCC:}

Fiona said...

Lovely work there Amy! Love the way you've used your stamps :) And terrific to see an unusual size card too :)

TuKara said...

Magnifique ,elegante carte!!!Felicitation!!!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Contests on your Fab 4 selection at PDCC this morning! You're right, that sentiment is really beautiful.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on your PDCC win!! Your card truly is so pretty.