Thursday, March 8, 2012

Play Date Cafe (PDCC122)

I thought I was overdue for a color challenge. I really don't do well with color challenges because they are usually out of my comfort zone. Today is no different. The Play Date Cafe's colors to use are:

Charcoal, Ash, Butter

I would love to tell you that I whipped this card up in no time. But it took me a VERY long time. It was frustrating and I had/have 2 other cards sitting on my desk that just aren't working out. Yet! I kept going between the 3 of them and making changes here and there. I also had to sew and re-sew, then cut the mistakes off the paper, re-sew again, rearrange the layout....but I'm happy with how it came out in the end. Next I hope to finish off the 2 cards that are staring at me and mocking me right now. We'll see who wins.

I will be mass producing this card and sending them off to Operation Write Home. The deadline is
March 31st for Mother's Day cards if anyone is interested!

Stamps: Hero Arts, Verve, Stampin Up
Ink: Tim Holtz Black Soot, Amuse Slate, Memento Dandelion
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Rustic Cream, Bazzill, Vellum, October Afternoon Sidewalks
Misc: PTI Die, Hero Arts Die, sewing machine


  1. Beautiful card - the vellum butterfly is such a nice touch!

  2. gorgeous! love the yellow gingham and vellum butterfly.

  3. Susan, loved how this card turned out. Just awesome. The vellum butterfly is way too cute. Very nice.

  4. Susan, this is such a beautiful Mother's Day card and the color combinations are perfect. Nothing I would have ever thought that would go together, but it really works, fabulous!

  5. All your hard work paid off. This is a beautiful card. I hope you have conquered those other mocking cards. I hate it when my cards mock me--happens all the time.

  6. Fabulous card...hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

  7. Glad you hung in there, Susan, because this is simply perfect in my book! And how lovely that you will be making more just like it for the soldiers to give. :) Way to go!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  8. Susan, this is great. I particularly love the butterfly! So glad you stuck through it. I did that the other day too! I tend to think it's usually worth it! It certainly looks like it was for you!

  9. Very pretty card! Glad you stuck with it.

  10. Gorgeous color combo. Love the card!


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