Saturday, 24 July 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge 39




















I am doing a happy dance as last week I was the lucky winner of The Play Date Cafe Challenge 38 with this card.
For week 39 the colours are a little more challenging.  Julie Ranae was inspired by a trip to Dublin and a stay at The Russell Court Hotel and this is the colour palette they use.














I have had this lovely rich brown embossing powder in my stash for ages and its never really seen the light of day! At last it has proved that I didn't waste my money , the result is like molten chocolate and I will definitely be using it again.























The cream card is distressed with "Tea Dye" ink and the letter writing is also stamped with the same ink.  The ribbon is gathered onto some strong double sided tape to create the ruffled effect.

Yesterday the school where I work broke up for the summer holidays (Yipee!!) it has been a long tiring term so I am looking forward to relaxing for the next five weeks.  On Wednesday we are off to Italy for a fortnight,I can't wait!!
Sallyx
Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps,S5317 Starburst Lace, S4878 Old Letter Writing, CL383 Antique Engravings. Tea Dye distress ink.

20 comments:

Barb said...

Gorgeous, Sally! That beautiful brown embossing powder looks amazing with the Starburst Lace!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Sally, wonderful vintage card! Congrats on being last weeks winner - have fun shopping at Artistic Outpost, when your stamps arrive don't forget to link into the Monthly Refferal Contest on the Artistic Outpost blog. Glad you joined us this week at the PDDCC.

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Sally, what a stylish card - great colour combo and amazing stamping! We are just back from two wonderful weeks on the gorgeous Greek island of Santorini. Have a great time in Italy as I know how much you love it there (me too actually!), Jo x

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is gorgeous, Sally! Love the chocolate embossing and wonderful details! Congrats on your win last week.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous! beautiful stamping and love that ribbon treatment!

kANNAdyjka said...

Very Very Pretty...!!!
I wouldn't be surprised if you would win again this week at PDCC! I'm almost sure that will happen!
Congrats for the last week win!

Shalini said...

this is totally totally gorgeous!!! wow is dat a doily stamp... is it fine to ask which one is it :) love it!!!

love
Shalini
www.craftcurry.com

donna mikasa said...

Wow, I LOVE the ribbon treatment--must give this a try! And the embossing on your butterfly is stunning!

Evelyn S. said...

Isn't that the most wonderful stamp? So interesting to see it with chocolate....just lovely!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! That is a wonderful image.

Suzanne C said...

Stunning and beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for playing again at the PDCC and a huge congrats for last week. Italy? How lovely and can't wait to see your pictures when you get back!

Agata said...

Your card is so beautiful and classy! This embossing powder is gorgeous! And the funny thing is that for my card I also used the Tea Dye but it doesn't show on my picture!

Sarah Anderson said...

Congrats on your win Sally, it was truly deserved. Love the embossed flower doileys, and the colours on the butterfly. Yummy! Thanks for choosing to play along with us again in the play date cafe :)

Anne Jagger said...

This is just stunning.

NoraAnne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, love all the details! That butterfly is so dainty and beautiful! and your embossing looks perfect!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That doily stamp is SUPER! I love that butterfly too! This is a great card all around:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVELY embossed medallions! Enjoy your five weeks! They will FLY!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card again Sally! Love the way you've done the doily. I haven't used embossing powder for years, must dig out my old pots again! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Congrats on your win last week too!

Cath Wilson said...

This is a fab card and the design works so well with those colours and stamps. Love it.

Julie Ranae said...

StUnNiNg entry once again this week, Sally!
So glad to have this masterpiece hanging in The Cafe Gallery : )