Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Flower Cart

My card today was inspired by the colours of The Play Date Café Challenge (PDCC#128) and is a sample card for one of the freebie challenges at The Crafter’s Café which was part of the Chickie Chat held today.   

At The Crafter's Cafe a free image was provided during the chat.  Members have until 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, April 28 to post their projects.  (Sorry the free image has now been removed, but you may choose to purchase it here, if you would like to enter).  Remember you need to be a member of The Crafter’s Café to take part, but it is free to join. Pop along to The Crafter's Cafe and take a look.

These is also another challenge you may like to take part in.  The April Chat Spring Cleaning Challenge!  For this challenge you need to use something on your project that has been in your stash for over 6 months.

Here is the prize for the challenge.

To enter the challenge, post your card here by April 28th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Here is my card:

Flower Cart

For this card I printed my image and coloured it with copics and ink.  I didn’t have the right colour pink in my copic range, so I used pen nibs and some pink ink to colour in the image along with my copics.  
I cut the image out using a Spellbinder label die and sponged the edges in pink ink.

For the background, I used the idea I got from Dawn by stamping the sentiment first, then embossing the pink card with the swiss dots embossing folder.  I mounted this on orange card, added the twine and mounted it onto my pink card.  Finally I added the kindy glitz.

Ink: Versafine black ink, hot pink ink (sorry not sure what brand or exact colour as the label has come off)
Stamps: HA happy birthday greeting
Digi image:  The Stamping Boutique -Flower cart
Cardstock: Hot pink, orange and white
Other:  Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, Spellbinder Labels 4 (largest die), Copics YR07 & E37, The Twinery orange and white twine, Kindy Glitz

I am also entering this in the April Die Cut Diva Challenge - Embossed challenge.  To use embossing and a die cut in a card.

Take care,


  1. A beautiful card Angela... and glad I my idea worked for you. The image is wonderful.

  2. so pretty angela - you should enter it in "a blog named hero" window card challenge.

  3. love this -the colours are really vibrant, and that image is a sweet one. i can see he kindy glitz on it too :-)

  4. What a sweet, little, birthday wagon, Angela! And your bit of twine is the perfect, finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Oh this little wagon is just lovely, the colours work so well for our palette this week and I agree with Jinny, that little bit of twine is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!