Sunday, November 15, 2009

Play Date Cafe' Challenge #4...Finally!

Good Sunday afternoon to all!

I've been trying to get this card done almost all week! Being sick doesn't help you get things done, does it?! Whatever this bug is (it's not the piggy thing!) is sure wiping out a lot of us, it sounds like! Here's hoping we're all feeling up to snuff VERY soon!

Here's this week's color template for the Play Date Cafe' Challenge--week #4 already, WOW! I've met so many lovely people through this challenge--come and join in if you're not already doing so--lots of fun! Our host this week is Sandi (Celticwoman).



And here's my entry for the challenge:


(Sorry it's so dark at the top of the card...every picture I took was the same...?)

As this is a color challenge, my take on it (it is open to interpretation...) was to use Chocalate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Naturals Vanilla and Sage Shadow for my cardstock. The adorable image I found, courtesy of Karen, THE Graphics Fairy, (thanks so much, Karen!!!), was just perfect, I felt, for this, as it had most of these colors in it--made my job pretty easy!

It's hard to see the diamond glitter I added to the sweet little white blossoms on her hat and above, but it's there! I also used my German glass glitter around the image and elsewhere on the card....some ribbons and lace for trim, and a big vintage abalone button (courtesy of Great-Grandma Gorrells' buttons stash!), and that's it!

Thanks to Sandi and all the PDCC ladies for another wonderful challenge! Can't wait for the next one!

36 comments:

  1. oooooh! I so love this card! This is such a lovely interpretation of the challenge. I am SO glad you played along with us! ;)

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  2. Oh Julie this is stunning,thanks for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge with us. Sandi

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  3. Julie what a gorgeous image and I love how you've glittered her and layered her with the lovely cardstock, beautiful lace and buttons. I wish I could do that, but I never quite manage it.
    Hope you feel better really soon.
    Love Anne x

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  4. Oh-so lovely, Julie! The colors and layers are just scrumptious!

    Hope you go from sniff to snuff quite quick! Hugs!

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  5. Very sweet!!!1 Love the colors!!!!! Perfect!

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  6. Oh wow.. this is STUNNING.. I LOVE EVERYTHING about it.. so BEAUTIFUL.. HUGS

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  7. Adorable Julie and such delicate lace across the bottom, hard if not impossible to find such beautiful haberdashery in the UK.

    It seems retailers have decided we dont need things like this anymore as most have closed down in recent years.

    B x

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  8. Such a sweet looking card! Love your lacey borders :) TFS

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  9. Fantastic vintage image and those soft colours are perfect and very "you"! Fab card Julie!

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  10. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Love everything about it. You did a fantastic job and I thought it was funny how you interpreted the colors with delicious food items. ;D Sounded yummy!
    Have a lovely Monday,
    Tammy

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  11. Your cards are fantastic! Love the soft colors and the vintage feel.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hanne

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  12. what a darling image! I love the card you created...so vintage and SWEET! have a wonderful Monday! :)

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  13. Wowowow, this card is stunning!

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  14. It is just such a sweet chocolate covered with a cherry on top card!
    Mama Holli

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  15. Hi Julie,
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left me! I am a huge fan of British period dramas as well! I'm quite certain that we could sit for hours and talk about them over a cup of tea and maybe one of the lovely desserts you have featured on your blog!

    Your card is beautiful...love that black lace! I hope to come back and visit when I can...working tons of hours these days. But it's lovely to meet you!

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  16. Yummy chocolate delight!! You have the best vintage pictures!! :D

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  17. I always get a little shiver of excitement when I'm about to enter your blog because I know that you're going to have created something that I will love and this card is no exception. You have a wonderful talent for using vintage images in such creative ways.

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  18. Julie - just saw the news on Julie's Open Window. Congratulations on your DT position for the Play Date Cafe - very well deserved - your work is stunning. I'm thrilled for you and looking forward to playing with your colour combination. x x x x x
    Anne x x x x

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  19. You are so good at this! Every detail is perfect! Enjoy your day! Twyla

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! I was over checking out some of these images on The Graphics Fairy and they are awesome (thanks to you!) .. now I must check out this challenge and hopefully play along (thanks to you!). I just noticed you are on their design team!! Congrats girlfriend ... you deserve to be!! Why am I just now hearing about this?? HUH??? I must teach you how to brag better ...
    LOL!!
    I just LOVE what you do and how you do it! What an inspiration you are to me!! Yes that's right!!! Uh HUH!!

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  21. This card is precious. I really like how well the checkered ribbon and lace look together. Not a combination that one would normally think to put together. The whole thing is darling!
    Maureen

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  22. great card with such a soothing color combo. you find the best vintage goodies!

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  23. Julie this is beautiful! I love your vintage image its so precious. You rocked this challenge girl!

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  24. Oh my goodness Julie. This is my favourite card of yours of all time! It's so beautiful and I just ADORE the colours!! Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  25. I wish I could do that, but I never quite manage it. Work from home India

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  26. Hi Julie,
    What a gorgeous card!!! The way you played up the browns in this is really beautiful, and I love that lace! Thanks so much for giving me credit for graphic. I would love it if you would link this up to my "Brag Monday" post. It's still open until tonight. I know my readers would love to see your beautiful card. Only if you want to though, no pressure!
    I hope you feel better soon!!!

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  27. OMGosh, that is such a beautiful card! I love love love that image. The colors on this card are so warm and the ribbon, lace and button are such a perfect touch! Now off to gf to find that image.

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  28. Julie that scotty dog card is adorable! This is my first time visiting your blog-o and I can't wait to come back later and go back some posts...there is so much beauty to look at here!

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  29. Thanks for linking this one up Julie!

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  30. Your card is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!! You did such a great job with it!

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  31. That is so pretty! I love that image that Karen offered up. I saved it until I could figure out what to do with it.

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  32. What an absolutely lovely idea! I'm a colour fiend myself, drawing endless inspiration from the plethora of hues that fill this world.

    Gorgeous antique inspired card, I really like how you interpreted the colours you had to work with.

    Scores of hugs & healing wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  33. What a wonderful piece, Julie! Just gorgeous! As all your work is! :o)

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  34. LOVE that room... chocolat tones are FAB!!!

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