Saturday, 30 June 2012

Retro Play Dates!

mmm retro play dates....what do you think would involve-dressing up in 'bell bottom' jeans, listening to rockabilly music and eating loveheart sweets??? Not too sure really-what do you think a retro play date would be like-only clean answers will be accepted!!

My card today is not retro in anyway but was inspired by the sketch this week on Retro Sketches. I do like their sketches although I think this week has to be the one I have liked best. Here it is:


When I saw this I knew what I wanted to do but the challenge came when I decided to use the colour combo of cotton candy, ruby, cirtus and dusk from The Play Date. All o.k except the dusk but eventually I found a dusk button in my stash.

I stamped the pink flowers and cut them out then raised them with foam pads to give the card some dimension. If you look really closely you will see I have used my linen impression plate AGAIN. I must pull myself away from this but when you love something you just least it is not cream cakes, whiskey or cigars. Although I might be addicted to them and you will never know as we live in the 'virtual' world of blogging!!

Off to watch Murray at Wimbeldon now and just maybe I may pour a whiskey, light up a cigar and munch on a cream cake......or will I????

stamps: PTI 'garden of life', Paper smooches 'sentiment sampler'
ink: memento dandelion, tuxedo black and whispers grand cranberry
gems and button from stash
Linen impression plate PTI


  1. What a pretty card! I love how you defined the focal point with the raised flower and dark center. Perfectly designed :-)

  2. This ranks at the top of my all time favorite creations of yours! Love the colors you choose for the beautiful flowers...and it all goes perfectly! are cracking me up...I'm thinking you are going for a G&T and a little bit of the cream cake, but not too much :)!

  3. PS...what does Callum think about the Retro Play Date? wink, wink!

  4. What a great CAS design! Love how you used the colors with these pretty flowers and that impression plate is FAB! Thanks for playing again this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  5. So pretty, Sandie! LOVE how you've raised several of those playful blossoms! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And enjoy that whisky or those cigars or maybe your cream cake or, for all we know, all three at once ;).

  6. It is a really nice sketch this week and you've worked it really well, love your fun and colourful design, it's fab! Thank you for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  7. Very sweet design! Congrats on your Fab 4 shout out!