Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PDCC142 & WMSC108

It's a rare treat when I get to play in my craft room over the summer...and here I am, back for a second time already! Hallelujah for the moments when the hubby takes the kids for a few hours! ;)

I decided to spend today's precious crafting time working on a couple of different challenges, the Play Date Cafe weekly color challenge and the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I combined the two for the first card posted here today. For my second card, I used the same PDCC colors, but this one is not my official card for this challenge because it's a CASE, big time! One of my big time heroes is Debbie Olson, and she created a gorgeous card quite a long time ago that I've been wanting to CASE for quite some time...usually when I take inspiration from another designer's card, I change it up enough so that it's mine, but in this case, her card was so beautiful that I just had to copy it almost entirely exactly as it was (different colors, of course, and different papers, stamps, etc, but the layout is exactly the same) You can see her fabulous card here...

So, back to today's challenges...here they are:


I took a close-up shot so the striped embossing could be seen a little bit more clearly...I liked the result as it reminded me of some kind of old damask wallpaper...(just what I was going for!)


And my other card, just for fun and for a friend who appreciates a handmade card just for display and no other reason! ;)


Thanks for taking a look...have a great day!

Supply list:

Let's Have Tea card~
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand (SU); Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Patterned Paper: all from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (SU)
Stamp Set(s): Afternoon Tea & Afternoon Tea Sentiments (WMS)
Ink/Colorants: Pacific Point, Soft Suede (SU); Soft Stone (PTI)
Tools: Tag Sale #3 die, 2-1/2" circle die (PTI); Stripes embossing folder (SU); Fancy Tags die (Spellbinders)

Button card~
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo (SU); Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Patterned Paper: yellow from Good Morning Sunshine DSP, pink from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (SU)
Stamp Set(s): Button Boutique (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point (SU)
Embellishments: 5/8" satin ribbon Daffodil Delight (SU); fancy stick pinks (CTMH); Buttons (from stash)
Tools: Parisian Doily die, Doily Details die, Button Card dies (PTI)


  1. Beautiful cards Rachel, fabby sunny colours and I do love that little swirl of steam there on the cup of tea card!! thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  2. Beautiful cards and those colors are so yummy! I love the tea one...going to tea is one of my favorite things to do and this set is at the top of my list of favorites too. I will be pinning your card, love the scoring too, just lovely.

  3. Way to rock this weeks color challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. Super cute card! Love the buttons and colors :)

  5. Wow...love these bright colors and your pics are fabulous....guess I need to work on my photography.....yours is fabulous!

  6. Such pretty bright colors. That tea set is the best - you did a great job coordinating everything - so warm and inviting. Love that swirl of steam coming off the cup!

  7. Such vibrant colors...
    and they are both fabulous cards!!
    Love the teacup and sentiment...
    perfect for a tag!! :)
    So glad you could play with us this week at WMSC!! :)

  8. Great cards with fun summery colours. I especially like the teacup - so inviting. The swirls add a certain something... love it.

  9. Too cute!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! Fab work!