Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Play Date Cafe challenge #67

Just a quick post today as I wanted to get my entry in for the current PDC colour challenge! I loved the colours when I saw the challenge at the beginning of the week and wanted to play, but of course as usual time ran away with me and then as I was browsing today I noticed the challenge closes tonight oops! So off I ran to put together that card that had been floating around in my head all week!

The challenge was to use these colours

I loved the richness of this colour combo, and also that flower picture which is gorgeous! I immediately thought of my new HA Large Blossom stamp and how scrummy it would look in those colours. Here's what I came up with today

As you can see it's a very simple card, just some embossing and colouring with Distress Inks on textured cardstock. I used Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany and Chipped Sapphire to represent all of the colours in the challenge. I coloured the embossed image and then adhered it to a mat coloured with more Chipped Sapphire. I embossed the sentiment from the HA Live Life set onto the card in white for the final touch.

I also wanted to say a big thank you to my blogging friend Virginia! She has always been so supportive of me since I arrived in the wonderful world of cardmaking and blogging, and was so sweet to give me my first blog award this weekend!

As part of this award, I have to share a photo that I love- here's one of my recent faves!! Don't tell hubby ok ;)
That's hubster, and our oldest boy Silvester taking a little nap together after a long day, all together now- awwww!

I also have to share 3 things I love about me. I've got to be honest, and tell you that when I read that I was stumped! I don't know if it's the modest English girl in me, but I couldn't think of one thing- and that really got me thinking, I need to work on loving me this year! Isn't that very SoCal of me lol! Anyway, this is what I struggled to come up with:

1. I'm a learner- everything that comes up in life, I handle it by learning everything I can about it. Being informed about something makes me feel more in control, and I just love to have my nose in a book learning!

2. I'm optimistic (most of the time lol!) and truly believe that everything happens for a reason.

3. I'm married to my best friend! Ok, maybe that doesn't count as something I love about me.... but I'm all out of ideas!

Finally I get to pass on the award to 5 more very deserving blogs:

1. Megan- A lovely girl I met through a AF Wives forum I was part of a couple of years ago. She's a true inspiration to me, and shares her story of life as the wife of a wounded Veteran and young Mom of 2 beautiful kids.

2. Brenda- Another of my new crafty online friends, she is always stopping by my blog and pics at the HA Flickr group offering kind comments! She's very talented too!

3. Lin- Very talented card maker, she's always inspiring me with her challenge cards every week! I always love when a new post pops up on my blog reader from Lin! She's also very kind and supportive to me, and often one of the first to leave love for me on my blog!

4. Anne- One of my very first crafty online friends, she's a very talented photographer and artist. I'll always be grateful to Anne for introducing me to the HA Flickr group, and for being so encouraging and welcoming to me when I first embarked on my stamping and cardmaking adventure.

5. De- Very kind, generous and talented member of the fabulous Etsy Inspired design team, and her blog is soo pretty!

Ok, gotta run now and get that challenge entry linked up... but one last thing- just saw on E! News that Tia Mowbry has Endometriosis and just announced she is pregnant- double yey for this! Yey, that it may have brought a little awareness to Endo, and yey that there's hope for me yet!! Next month is Endo Awareness month and I'm thinking of running challenge here on my blog to honour it, I'll keep you posted!

Lynsey x


  1. GORGEOUS card!!! WOW!! LOVE the embossing and use of TH inks!!!Thanks for joining us again this week at the Play Date Cafe :)

  2. What an awesome take on the PDC!! I love how you used the color combo! I'm also glad to know more about you and thank you for sharing that lovely photo of your hubby! Always a delight to visit you blog, Lynsey! Congrats on the blog award :) xo

  3. Beautiful card Lynsey :) Glad you found time to play along with us in the Play Date Cafe this week!

  4. Gorgeous! I couldn't get these colors sorted out in my mind, but your handling of them looks effortless! And thanks so much for the award and for your kind words.

  5. Just gorgeous! LOVE the embossing! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Great take on the challenge, Lynsey! I love that HA stamp! Beautiful inkng!

  7. Oh, I'm so glad you got it in on time, because this is fabulous! Way to bring elegance to our color story! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

  8. I love your card! The way you colored it looks fabulous! Very inspiring :)

  9. Congrats on the award win! What a cute pic of your cat and hubs:)

    LOVE this card--great embossing and inking! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  10. Beautiful effect you've used on those flowers - it's really eye-catching. Glad you got your entry in for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge. Thanks for playing.

  11. Your card is sooooooooo gorgeous! Super use of our colors! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Oh your new PDCC badge looks soooo good on your blog :) Congrats!! I saw your comment about vintage and wanted to take the pressure off...the storyboard may look vintage but its your call to interpret the colors as you feel them. Try vintage if you like but feel free to go CAS or funky fresh or whatever feels fun with these colors :) Can't wait to see what you create :D

  13. LOL thanks Michelle! Before I saw your comment I had realized my mistake that it was a colour challenge and not style challenge and felt silly and deleted my comment hehe! May still try to do vintage though, I like a challenge!!

  14. Oh I hope I didn't make you feel bad, that was soooo not my intention-just didn't want you to feel limited! :) Its all about fun fun fun and I know you'll make something fabulous :D Can't wait to see :D

  15. Hi, Lynsey! You did a terrific job with the color challenge! Beautiful card! And a terrific photo, too! ;-)

  16. Thank you for the Blog Award Lynsey, you are too kind! I am glad you participated in that PDC Challenge, I had no idea what to do but you did an awesome colouring job on that beautiful flower!