Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Little Birdie Told Me.....It's Time for the 12th Play Date Cafe' Challenge!

Good evening, everyone!  Hope it's been a great day for you!

I have a couple of things to share with you today...first of all, it's The Play Date Cafe's 12th challenge this week--so much fun!  A big thanks to everyone who's playing with us--you make it so much fun!  This week, our host is Alison, who chose these beautiful, icy cool colors--just perfect for the chilly winter most of you are having right now!

See what I mean?!  This was my take on the challenge this week:

Ahhhh, more lovely Graphic 45 papers from the gorgeous "Renaissance Faire" collection!  The image is from the same collection--I just love it! 

Used my favorite real silver shavings glitter, some grey silky ribbon, and some yummy turquose crystal rhinestones to sparkle it up a bit...also went a bit too heavy with the Clear Crackle Paint...

...but when I got over that fact, I kind of liked the aged, crackly look it gave the image--like a close-up view of an oil painting...

Can't wait to see what you all have to share for the challenge this week!

Next, I played along with the Crafty Secrets' challenge at Splitcoast this week--love those ladies in the CS forum--they've become such dear friends!  Hi, girls!  The marvellous Darlene was our hostess this week, and challenged us to do a card with a birthday theme--a good thing, as I've got lots of birthdays coming up and needed some more cards!

I love this image from Crafty Secrets' "Birds & Blossoms" Creative Scraps--they're all just so beautiful!  Also, used my Martha Stewart Eyelet border it!

Typed up my own sentiment on the computer using one of my favorite vintage fonts--"Apricot". 

I treated myself to a new Martha Stewart punch heart punch the other day--has slits in it for sliding a ribbon or string through--it's scalloped and everything--just perfect!  (thank-you, 40% off coupon!)  I covered it with Glossy Accents and then with Dazzling Diamonds...they look like miniature sugar cookies!

...and some Swarovski crystal rhinestones just HAD to make an appearance on this sweet birdie's crown!

Finished it off with more silver shavings glitter, some gold Stickles, crocheted lace, ribbon...and that's about it!

Well, that's all for tonight!  Hope you have a wonderful evening with your families...anyone already hooked on this season of "American Idol"?!  I'm afraid we are!  See you soon!