We have a challenge this week from The Play Date Cafe and, since the Mojo Monday folks are on vacation for two weeks, I had to do it. Each month there is a challenge at The Play Date Cafe involving the use of black & white with a splash of some other color. This month it is red.
I have been wanting to use my Cheery Lynn dies and this was my big opportunity! I feel that when you don’t have color to make a statement you need detail. Of course, this red does make quite a statement!
Spellbinders newest dies will take some time and coupons to acquire but I did manage to get some of the Fleur de Lis dies and the Scalloped Circle while HL had them all for 40% off last week. The rest of the recipe is plain black and white cardstock and some ribbon I had in my stash. And, if you look closely, you can see that I embossed the white background with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.
Ah, yes, and before I forget to give credit where credit is due I must thank Becca Feeken at http://www.amazingpapergrace.com. She has a tutorial on how to make your own bow maker which I have done (made one as an RAK for Milu, too!). She also has several tutorials on different bows to make with this device. I usually have to go to her website to review the tutorial every now and then for the more complicated ones. Her bows are so easy and so lush. Thank you, Becca!
Here is our challenge photo from The Play Date Cafe:
Those cupcakes are making me hungry for chocolate. No surprises here; I’m pretty much ready for chocolate any time!
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