Saturday, November 7, 2009

Play Date Cafe' Challenge #3...The Queen Bee

How is everyone tonight? Hope your weekend is going very with family & friends, not too much work...only good things!

Just a quick post tonight--really! My husband and daughters are waiting for me to watch a movie with them, and it's already after 10:30, so we're in for a late one, I think!

This is the 3rd week of the Play Date Cafe'--have you joined in the fun yet?! So many wonderfully talented people are already participating, so come and play! This week the color challenge is beautiful and dramatic: red, white and black.

I have a beautiful stamp set that I haven't used yet, and it was the only thing that kept coming to mind when I thought of the colors--and here it is:

This gorgeous set from Paper Relics, a favorite of mine. I love the artist's vision of fantasy mixed with vintage--Hope Wallace--she's amazing! Do yourself a favor and go look at her stamps--they're different than anything else I've seen...just gorgeous!

Here's the set:

I love the stamped saying (I split it up on the card...), "She who must be obeyed"--don't we wish!

Beautiful, isn't it?! Here's a couple of close-ups of my card--I just love the detail in the stamps! Some of them look like old woodcuts to me...

I had so much fun with the challenge this week--thanks so much, PDCC ladies! The next challenge starts on Thursday--come and play with us!

I'll be back tomorrow with something new...hope your night is delightful and your Sunday peaceful...Sweet dreams!

(Queen Bee card: Stamps: Paper Relics' "Queen Bee"; Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, PTI White; Ink: StazOn Black, Encore Gold, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick; Acc.: crocheted lace, white satin lace, black grosgrain, button, clear diamond glitter, gold glass glitter, Tombow, glue pen, crystal rhinestones, Xmas Red Stickles, dimensionals, sponge).


  1. Julie, what a fabulous card! I am learning so much from you! I love that you put the list of elements used at the end so that we can see what we might need were we to try it out for ourselves! I think you are so talented! Happy Sabbath to you!!

  2. Julie, thanks for your lovely comment! Moreish, when something is moreish it means that it is soooo good you just want MORE of it! It's completely moreish! I think it is a British turn of phrase!

  3. Wow Julie this is stunning! I love that stamp set but the way that you have used it and assembled your card is simply beautiful.
    Thank you for your visits and your kind words. x
    I am so pleased to have found your blog through the play date cafe challenges, your posts are always a real treat.
    Love Anne x x x

  4. Absolutely lovely Julie! That stamp company is new to me, they have some cute stamps!
    Hope the film was good!!

  5. your card is brilliant! what gorgeous stamps and composition! love what you made...lovely work! :)

  6. Julie, it is so beautifully chic, love the ribbon and photo corners and oh how you have incorporated that stamp set. Thanks for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Sandi

  7. Fab card, love the way you split the sentiment to frame the image!

  8. Wow Julie, You did a wonderful job of showcasing this beautiful stamp image. Classic colors and Miss Julie embellies make this another outstanding creation. Love the use of that button!
    Happy Sunday.....Pammyjo

  9. Hi Julie,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It's a a pleasure to meet you. Your blog is full of wonderment and creativity. Just love the Red, White and Black creation. It's stunning. It's so fun to play with paper isn't it?

    Take care,


  10. I LOVE anything with crowns...they are my favorite 'thing', but I haven't used any in awhile...hmmmm Thanks for the inspiration.

    And might I just say that this card is SPECTACULAR! We so appreciate your support of The Play Date Cafe Challenge...we have all made some wonderful new friends along the way, haven't we?!

  11. yikes Julie...I totally love these stamps..oh we go...

  12. What an elegantly wonderful card. I love the regal hues and enchanting use of gold tones here.

    You are absolutely welcome to use the vintage typewriter photo. It's from an etsy link (just click on the photo as it appears on my blog to be taken to original source), so I suppose that I can't give you "absolute" permission as I didn't take the photo, but from my side of things you're welcome to use it - and any other photos you'd ever like from my pages, sweet dear.

    Huge hugs & joyful wishes for the coming week!
    ♥ Jessica

  13. wow! this is amazing - love to see what you do with our stamps!

  14. Very pretty card! I would have never thought to make such a beautiful card with those stamps! :) TFS

  15. Julie! What an awesome card! I just love that set. And you colored it so beautifully!

    I had a busy weekend - no stamping for me. I'm hoping to load my pictures from the Air Force/Army game on Saturday. ;)

  16. WOW!!! JULES.. STUNNING.. truly just breath taking.. :) LOVE IT!!! HUGS

  17. This is such a beautiful card! Love the stamps too!