Friday, January 28, 2011


Ok well ladies if you read my original post (below) you might excuse me because it is very hot and we are re-painting my sons room, so I got the challenge wrong.

The challenge for the Play Date Cafe was Black and White with a splash of Lilac/Purple. Oh me I forgot the black. Might need to get my eyes checked again. Well here is the new card with the correct colours. I actually decided to just make an adjustment on my original card, because I do love my flowers (even if I have to say so myself lol).

So sorry for the mix up but hope you still like this one.

My butterfly and saying is stamped in perfect plum and the flowers have been edge sponged with the same ink. Unfortunately very hard to photograph but the flowers do have Crystal effects on them to look like drops of waste.

Well I know it is really really hot here at the moment, and silly us have decided to re paint our son's room, while he is away on holiday. (Only time we can get him out of the room long enough lol)but I did manage to get some time out to make some challenge cards. This one is for the Play Date Cafe challenge which is just add a splash of Lilac/Purple.

I wanted to use a light shade of purple, but unfortunately SU have retired Lavender Lace and the only other purples we had were a rather dark. So had to come up with another plan. I have just received my new Presto Papers from the Mini Catalogue so wanted to use them. I decided to brayer a piece of the paper and I used Perfect Plum. Best I could get for a light purple shade. These papers are fantastic, put your own mark on them and you never know what you can come up with. Anyway I also wanted some flowers but instead of stamping I wanted something to pop, so made these flowers that the lovely Tanya showed us how to do. Then I added the saying and butterfly which I also used some kindy glitz to give it that sparkle. Gotta love that bling. There you have it here is my sample.

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  1. A pretty card! The flower and butterfly are very sweet! And a great it!!!

  2. Lovely card Karen, your flowers and buttefly are so pretty. Thanks for playing at the PDCC

  3. Hello Karen i love your outfit, i love your flowers. good job.
    Hugs from Spain

  4. Oh, Karen! I love those paper flowers and that scrumptious, glittery butterfly! Simply fab! And don't you hate Stampin' Up's color renovation! I mean, they got rid of WAY TOO MANY fabulous colors, like Lavender Lace and Barely Banana and Cameo Coral and Bordering Blue and... Well, I could go on and on all day! Grrr! I had to stock up, but I know that I'm going to run out way too soon ;). Anyway... Hee! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

  5. Your cards are beautiful! Love the sparkle you added :) I'm still sad about some of my favorite colors being retired as well :( Glad to have you with us again at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. SUPER beautiful flowers! LOVE that sparkle--and I love that you did this card twice;) Thanks so much for playing along with us and for joining in the fun at the PDCC!!!


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