Thursday, August 2, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #143

Hello, there!

I'm happy to have you stop by for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #143. I am still really excited to be bringing this to you as a new Design Team member!

We have a fantastic color story this week of Cherry, Mint Julep, and Jade. Yum!

I started by stamping some cream cardstock with the typewriter font from Text It. Then I layered a red die-cut doily and a strip of patterned paper over the bottom of the cream cardstock.

I stamped the strawberry and stem from the scrumptious Big Berries - Strawberry set from Waltzingmouse and added it to a little hand-trimmed tag.  The strawberry is all glittered up and is very sparkly in person.  I added the sentiment and stitched the tag to the cream cardstock before adhering it all to my card base. The little ric-rac border was an afterthought, but I think it adds just the right touch of color.

Now I invite you to play along! Here is this week's color story to get you feeling nice and inspired:

You have until the end of the day EST on Tuesday, August 7th to join us and link up your creation at The Play Date Cafe Blog. While you're there, make sure you also check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the Design Team!

We're also thrilled to have sponsoring us this week. They have generously offered a prize for the Cup of the Week AND a discount code for our players and blog visitors (that's you!).

The code is PDCC10, which will get you 10% off your purchase. Head back to the The Play Date Cafe Blog for all the details and to get the rest of the prize info! Thank you,!

And thank you for stopping by - have a super day!

STAMPS: Big Berries - Strawberry, Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Sage Shadow - Stampin' Up!; Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Ocean Tides (2008 Bitty Box Basics Collection) - Papertrey Ink
INK: Real Red, Sage Shadow - Stampin' Up!; Ocean Tides, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter - Stampin' Up!; Doily Details Dies, Ric Rac Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Sewing Machine - Janome


  1. Anya...this is just perfect! I am so glad to have you with us for your very first of MANY posts!

  2. Fabulous design! Love those sweet strawberries.

  3. Just look at that stitching on the leaves, fab! Darling card.

  4. Oh how I love strawberries!! I am loving your design, and use of the colors this week! Great work!

  5. Love the colors...
    love the berry...
    love the card!! :)
    It's fabulous and that berry looks yummy enough to just bit into! :)

  6. Beautiful card! Love that strawberry!!

  7. What a sweet card Anya. Love the strawberry on that banner... the foily looks great behind it!

  8. Ooooh! Anya! I want to join this contest now!!!! :) This is so delish! :)

  9. Such a beautiful take on the color story, Anya! And I'm lovin' those bits of shimmer and shine!

  10. Gorgeous card Anya, I love how you've done the doily detail behind the banner, must try that! Welcome to the team! :o)


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