Monday, April 19, 2010


I discovered a new blog today - that's always fun, isn't it?  This is a Challenge blog - and I do like the a good dose of challenges every now and then when I'm not just creating whatever suits my fancy.

Click here to visit THE PLAY DATE CAFE's current challenge.  This week is a color splash challenge. You're suppose to use black and white with just a splash of color and this time the color is orange.

I don't know why - but this was hard for me. (D'uh - it's a CHALLENGE - Helloooo...)

I'm used to using pattern papers and wild colors.  I had to really tone it down this week.  But, I like the way it turned out.  Here's my card....

I used one of my new rhinestones I got from Joann's last weekend!  Yeah!  I put it in the center of the flower.

Now, what's funny is... when I was cutting the pieces for this card, I accidentally hit the HORSE button instead of the ZEBRA button for one of the cuts, and it cut a scarf.  So I thought, hmmmm, this could be the boy zebra! 

 I laid the scarf down on this one just to see if it would work together, and it will.  Obviously I didn't attach it, because I don't think the scarf and flower are needed.  I mean, that would be one confused zebra, right?  hahahaha   And just think about all those people out in bloggy land not actually reading this, but just looking at the pictures.  They are going to be confused wondering why I put a scarf on there.  No fear, the scarf isn't attached.  


Card details:
Card base bright orange from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
All papers from Recolletions
Ribbon from Joann's
Rhinestone in middle of flower from Joann's - Busy Kids, Kid's Camp
Stamp from Heidi Grace, Greetings
Ink from StazOn - Jet Black
Black mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
White mat cut @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Cricut Cartridge:  CREATE A CRITTER
Zebra page 47 cut @ 4"
Scarf on page 59 cut @ 4" (proportional sizing) (scarf for boy zebra minus the flower in hair of course)

Have a bright & orangey day!


  1. I love that sooooooo much; Black & white = Zebra...Wonderful and creative idea...

  2. Love,Love,Love this little guy, I'm entering the challenge also.

    But I have a question. How do I just enter the link to my card and not the whole blog?

  3. Thanks for all the compliments, ladies! Joyce, after you publish your post, click on the post title. It will open a window with just that post on your blog. Then copy and paste that address from the address bar. If you need more help, just let me know. :)

  4. Hi! I found you on youtube and decided to check out your blog - love your work! This zebra's too cute!

  5. LOVE it--this is the most fun! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

  6. Such a fun card, wonderful use of the challenge. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  7. Ooooh, how cute is he?!! I think he looks fab in that scarf, hitting 'horse' by mistake worked really well!! Love him! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. Adorable! Love the zebra so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC!

  9. Thanks for choosing the play date colours to work with. Glad you found us, this zebra is super cute !! And such a fun image choice for our black and white challenge!

  10. We are SO glad you found us over at The Play Date Cafe and I love your interpretation of this week's color splash challenge!

    We look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colors
    (new challenge at midnight tonight)