Saturday, 20 November 2010

PDCC56 Player Appreciation week at the Play Date Cafe

Blogging keeps me in touch with creative friends I've made on workshops, at shows, and through other friends.  And through the Play Date Cafe I've met more people who, although I've never met them in person, have become friends.  Many sent me kind messages of love after my accident this week so this week's play date cafe theme couldn't be any more apt!  Thank you so much everyone; when something awful happens it's people who care that make you feel better - and you've done just that! [update:  I slept all day and all last night, still feeling wobbly inside but am ok, I feel best when I'm with other people, so it's great that it's the weekend!]

For both Julie and I the cafe has been so much more than a colour challenge, it's a place where people meet like-minded people, who care for each other and appreciate and are inspired by each others creative pursuits.  So this week we are celebrating our regular players with some great prizes, from three fabulous sponsors, and as their design teams are also playing along there's tonnes of inspiration over in the cafe this week :)

EAD designs sent each of our design team some vinyl stickers to work with this week.  I LoVe stickers, always have and probably always will, so really enjoyed making my decorative hanging heart.  I had it made before the accident, just didn't manage to get it posted on time, for obvious reasons!

With Tim's tags coming up soon I decided to make a start on some heart shaped ones, made from recycled materials, to hang on a tree or in a window.  I used corrugated card with the top layer torn away, painted it with Red Pepper acrylic dabber then highlighted areas with Pool dabber.

I added snowflake stickers and words to the heart, along with some bling to catch the light, then put the tree stickers onto card before cutting them out and pop-dotting them onto the heart.  

I added a similar design to the back of the heart, and used a torn strip of co-ordinating cotton fabric for the 'ribbon'.  This week's colours are great for Christmas, but you don't need to stick to that theme, as long as our colours are the main feature of your piece you can use any theme, and make aNYTHiNG!!!  Our regular design team have some fab ideas for you
senior designer Julie Ranae

And don't forget to stop by the cafe for inspiration from our sponsors, and to link in your project.  Have fun!


  1. Lovely heart Sarah, the colours work beautifully and in the Sarah style we have all come to love. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better but it will take time to fully recover. Take care. Tracy Evans x x

  2. Adorable heart hanging, Sarah. So good to see you crafting again, hope you feel fully better soon, I am sure it will take time.

  3. Love the heart and even more so, love the fact that you are OK and on the mend after your accident! Hope you are soon fully recovered. Sue x

  4. gorgeous heart shaped tags Sarah. glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.

  5. What a brilliant heart, love the colours you've chosen and it has just the right amount of glitz.
    Glad you are beginning to feel better, it's such a shock, take your time and look after yourself:0) xx

  6. HOOOOOOOOOOW clever are you??? LOVE IT! Love this little heart decoration and how you painted it and added the stickers! SO glad you are ok--and I just love visiting here! SO INSPIRED:) I really need to step outside of my "card box"!

  7. So glad to see you back in the creative world with us, Sarah...don't overdue!
    Love this heart and it's such a unique way to showcase it!

  8. Oh Sarah! Love the blue bling you added!! The heart is so beautiful.. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all of your wonderful feedback and kind words :)

  9. First, I am so glad you are o k!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As you know, I love color, so this heart speaks to me!
    Take care!

  10. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better physically. The emotional boo boo's always take a bit longer to heal :) Such a lovely creation! I love that the trees and sparkles are all inside the heart. Such a lovely message for the holiday season :)

  11. lovely hanging hearts.. i will hv to try this.. love your ornament.. so so cute.. love the paint!

  12. Magnifique, le véritable travail d'art.
    Super couleurs et de formes.
    J'adore ce que vous avez créé!

  13. Gorgeous heart Sarah, never thought corrugated cardboard could look so funky lol.

    Glad to read you are feeling a bit better in yourself.

    take care though and make sure your lovely family spoil you as I am sure they are!

    Sarah x

  14. Wow !!! Love the effects you got with this one and beautifully collaged too.
    If you get chance please pop by and join in my challenge. Everyone who joins in wins a prize so its worth a look. Have a lovely weekend
    hugs June xxxxx

  15. Hi Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your accident and thank goodness you are ok, though shaken. I hope the weekend and each new day helps you to recover and that you feel much better very soon.
    I love the heart, the colours are just gorgeous.
    Take care of yourself.
    luv {brenda} xox

  16. Brilliant colours and texture Sarah. Hope you are on the mend now. Annette x

  17. I love your heart creation, I like the corrugation and the recycling theme...well that's my passion.

    I have been thinking of you and wishing you a speedy return to normal. Take the greatest care
    Sue xx.

  18. so unique and love all the jewels!

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  20. Fantastic heart. Glad to hear you're on the mend x

  21. Such a wonderful take on the color challenge and FAB use of the stickerz! LOVE the corrugated cardboard...

  22. Fabulous use of the stickers on the beautiful heart! Love the torn corrugated heart.


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