Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #106

Yesterday we headed out for 
Columbus and the Ohio Pen Show. Let me tell you, the Penmaker was so excited he talked about pens the whole way there... two hours worth. But to let you know just what a wonderful guy he is, he took me to Archiver's first. 
(Please excuse the windblown hair.)

We hadn't been to this location 
before, and were really surprised at the size of this store. Ahhhh... a cardmaker's dream! I bought the new Tim Holtz Christmas Seasonal Series Distress Ink Set and his Core'dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection. Also a few 12 x 12 sheets of Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium Collection. Fun times!!!

This is my first time to enter a card
at The Play Date Cafe Challenge. The suggested colors for the week are 
Gray... Yellow... Pink...

Here is what I created...

Ohhhh, my gray looks more 
taupe here. I started out with a light shade of gray cardstock and it looked really washed out. So I switched to Authentique's "Euphoria" from their Blissful Collection. It matched my light gray to a T, so  I'm assuming that it is just a darker gray. These other papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 6 x 6 Paper Pad Madison Avenue. My cardstock is Ivory and the Distress Ink is Antique Linen.

These brads are from
My Minds Eye Madison Avenue and Portobello Road Collections.

I can't tell you how much
I love the I Am Roses flowers. No matter how many I buy, I never seem to have just exactly the color I need in the size I want to use. Good excuse to buy more, right? This yellow and white curly rose came from a mixed package... great for getting a variety of shades and sizes. My stick pin is Maya Road's Heart Trinket Pins.

The sentiment is an old set
from my stash and stamped with black Archival Ink on a stack of Spellbinder's Lacy Circles and Large Classic Circles popped up with 3-D foam adhesive squares.
The Penmaker is busy turning
a pen... I can hear his lathe running full speed. Someone offered to give him $160.00 for one of his finest (shown here) at the show, so he's very much motivated today!

This is an "Elegant" set - 
Titanium Gold and Rhodium. The wood is Buckeye Burl.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Elton said...

Sounds like you had fun! Your card is LOVELY...very pretty elements and textures. And the penmaker's pen ...OH MY GOODNESS...STUNNING!

Stella said...

I think I see a winner; your card is a pricless and pure elegance. And that oh my. You are a multi talented couple!

Mynn xx said...

That card is so gorgeous! Wow! I am speechless!!! The pen is fabulous, as well--what talent you both have! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Yum, yum, and more yum! What a wonderful, romantic card and tooooo cool on your shopping trip.

Deb Hickman said...

Such a beautiful card, great colour combo and your cluster of flowers look so pretty. I wish we had craft stores like that in the U.K. We only have one chain store and it's not great.
That pen is stunning, a true work of art, I feel so honored that I own one of the Penmakers pens. Have a good

cnelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! *both the card and the pen

Ros said...

Gorgeous card ... I love your flowers and you are so fortunate to have lovely craft shops ... I adore the pen ... your husband is a talented man and I so happy that you both enjoyed your day

Andrea Ewen said...

Lucky you! We do not have an Archivers near us...I would love to go into a store that big! Your card is absolutely lovely...I adore that grouping of flowers and the colors are right on! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Audrey Pettit said...

How fun that you got to stop at Archiver's and that the penmaker had such a great time at his show. :) Love, love your beautiful card you made. Those colors are just so pretty, and your design is fabulous. Love the lacy circles and love the flowers. My absolute favorite part is the mix of brads at the top corner.
That pen is stunning!

Chris said...

What a beautiful card. I love the brad collection and your flowers are gorgeous.

Your husband's pens are wonderful, I hope he took up the offer. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful beautiful work, both from you, the amazing crafter and the awesome penmaker!!!

Maria said...

What a lovely card! I love the brads, flowers, and border, so pretty! How fun to visit an Archiver's! I love that store. Your husband's pen is stunning! Take care!!:-))

Davi said...

Wohoo Linda glad you got to go to the candy store!! I love the beautiful card with beautiful flowers and those very cool brads :) That is one amazing pen your sweetheart has made! Have wonderful week Linda :)

Lori said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the collection of brads and flowers... The pen is beautiful, too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Looks like you had a great time at Archivers!! I think your hair looks FAB:)

LOOOOOOOVE this gorgeous card! It's stunning--love the cluster of brads and the flowers....oh! LUSH! LOVE:)

And that pen---GOOOOOOORGEOUS!

Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

SmilynStef said...

Beautiful card ... love the cluster of blooms ... fantastic pen too.

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