Friday, July 22, 2011

Challenge: PDCC91

I'm back from the States and stamping in the middle of the night thanks to jet lag!

I missed some wonderful color combinations at The Play Date Cafe. But I guess I can still use them for inspiration!

This weeks challenge is to use black and white with just a splash of any color you choose. I chose pink and here's why: while I was in the States I got the news that my friend with breast cancer learned she is stage 4. She has been told her cancer is not curable, just treatable. I don't like that diagnosis so am praying for a miracle. When I heard her diagnosis I tried to send her some flowers. Thankfully the florist I called was aware of limitations for chemo patients so told me I could not send flowers. As I looked for something else to send I thought about the fact that this friend has tons of friends who will undoubtedly be performing countless acts of kindness for her. I decided the best thing I could give her would be handmade cards which she can use to thank her many friends. With that in mind, in the coming days I will be making many cards as a gift for my friend. Here is my first:

The "L" in the sentiment reminded me of the pink ribbon used as the symbol for the fight against breast cancer. So I stamped the image with black ink, wiped the ink of the "l" and colored it with a pink marker. I expect someone will give my friend gifts of chocolate so I think this sentiment will work fine.

Here is the inside:

The inside doesn't stick to the black and white theme, but I think the front is the part which must fit with the challenge so this should be fine.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Very symbolic. Nice

  2. So pretty....LOVE it!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

  3. Laura this is a fabulous card - great tie in with the 'l' and the pink. And a fantastic idea as a gift as well. thank for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  4. So classy and elegant and absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. WOW this is stunning! and that quote made me smile!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, I have a friend that has been through the same thing. I'm sure she will really appreciate the thought you have put into this, it's beautiful, really elegant and stylish. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!