Friday, 30 April 2010

Super sunny morning. Hi all, this time I have a fab little puppy image from Pink Gem to show today, came with a Craft Stamper mag, thought it would be lovely to use for their own #3 Special Birthday, used sketch from Sketch Saturday #100, Quixotic #23 is asking for Distressing, Simon Says this week is Buttons, Bows & Bling, and Fab n Funky #21 is No embossed on my paper stash, die cut is baby face from Provocraft and sentiment banner is stamp from American Crafts. We have a Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK so a long weekend to sort out my stash and also to put up my new giveaway of lace embellishments, hope you'll come back and join in!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Welcome to all blogging friends! Before I get onto my creations please would the new winner of my giveaway get in touch or i will have to pick another winner for the third time, really don't want to pick again, hurry as I have another giveaway lined up when this one is claimed. Onto my creations which are for several challenges, firstly using the fab stampies(digi stamps) from Polka Doodles Back To Nature CD who have #16 Monochromatic. I love these and have used them for several cards as they cut out by hand so neatly, papers are from Kaboodle Doodles d/loads, gift bag template is freebie from Craft Stamper website, stamped whilst flat using various stamps from American Crafts, 'cool dude' is from Crafters Companion Boys set, the girls border is made with Fiskars Sunburst punch and stamped, boys one is made from a stamped strip and cut round the scallops by hand, saved the waste bit for another time, hand made lacey flower with smaller width of lace and brad through the middle. Pollycraft #41 is to make your own flowers as is Cute Card Thursday #110, and Charisma is similar with #17 Girly with flowers, YNS #14 Going dotty, Cooking it up with Katie recipe is Special lady, punch it up and brad. There are three challenges with very simlar theme: A Spoonfull of Sugar 3D Something, Papertake Weekly Something different, Digital Tuesday #56 Anything but a card. Sorry it's a long post, if you look below you'll see the other sides of the gift bags and what i intend to fill them with for two small kids that i'v not seen in a while. Bye for now!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New Winner

Well, what can I say except that the winner last week didn't get in touch with me and that it left the other ladies wandering who it could be that wins my little giveaway of lace plus other bits. I think I've left sufficient time for people to check back so without further waffling...

Hopejacare - Claire

Congratulations! Please get in touch with me at r.dosanjh1(at) Thankyou to who did and have been checking back, do come again, there's another one coming soon!
Good afternoon all. My creation for you today is this gorgeous digi image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps. I love these challenges...when you play, Faith will send you the next image to create with, it's super fab! Papers are from Funky Hand freebie d/load extras and for their own monthly challenge Get Funky and Craft 'April Showers', used some to paper piece the birdie and boots, made my own lacey flower and the other two from daisy punch decorated with pink sequins, sentiment from Elzybells New Fervour set stamped in Raspberry Vivid ink pad. So other challenges i'm entering for are Dare U 2 Digi Stamp 'flowers', Creative Card Crew #49 'April showers bring May flowers', sketch is from Cute card Thursday #109, Quixotic 'Splash', Charisma '16 is 'Quotes', Creative Cottage #7 is 'Recycling/Colour green'...I've recycled the lace which was a bow, and Everybody Art #88 is Song Title, mine is 'Singing in the rain'. Hope you'll come back later, I'll be announcing a new winner as the first one hasn't claimed the prize.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Hello all in blogland. What wonderful few days of glorious sunshine we've had and just when i was looking forward to pottering around the's turned miserable again. Never mind I'm sure there'll be a few nice days here and my card is showing a wonderful image of Ronnie, Emma lost her dad last year and Paula (bestest mate) from Pollycrafts has drawn a super image to raise some much needed money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance! What a very humble thing to do and I didn't hesitate to buy this image, typical of how my hubby sits. Check backing paper from Forever Friends Just for Him paper pad, light blue from offcuts and following Pollycrafts #40 sketch, in the colours 'Blue, white and 1 other colour, mine being brown' for Incy Wincy, Crafty Creations #64 is Distressing as is The Secret Crafter #80, used Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Sew Many Challenges is Anything Goes, used Baby Face dies for 'dad' in gold mirri board, is my entry for Daring Card Makers Die Cut Crazy, waste is used as 3 little dots at the top and handcut star from template, my own handwritten text. Hope Emma raises lots for such a good cause, she has prizes on her blog if you can take part in the challenge!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Wonderful day it is! The sun has been out all day and what a good feeling to see the beautiful tulips out in hubby had aubergine coloured ones last year, this year he's gone for vibrant red. So onto my card I'm sharing today for Penny Black #97 Monotone Browns, used sketch from Sketch Saturday, lots of Circles for Create 4 fun # 16, brown square card from my grocers shop from the banana box, papers are d/load from Funky Fairy Seeing Spots, sentiment from Elzybells Fervour Sentiments set, image from Hugs PB Transparent set, a bit of pink in there for CRAFT #47 Pinks and Browns, Simon Says Things with Wings (ladybirds & charm), Fab n Funky #20 'Get it all out' meaning use neglected crafty stuff...mine are the papers, Crafty Catz #29 is Stitching and Stamp Something is Charm something , dragonfly from my daughters old belt charms re-used. As you can see i've made my own flowers from some pretty lace, some more will be given away in my next giveaway, bye for now and have a fab Friday evening!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Hi all, wishing you all sunny days wherever you are, it's been absolutely great here and loving the much warmer weather! Today i have a super digi image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps on my card following the gorgeous sketch from Papertake Weekly and colour scheme from Colour Create #43 'Burnt orange,black and cream'. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Cupcake Savout set. Paw print backing paper is from Crafts Beautiful Sharon Duncan freebie, burnt orange was a paper from The Creative Cottage which came out wrong as the printer ink was running out, still kept it and it's come in has a gradient/check feel to it. Very simple one, no bling or dust...may do as a male card so I'm entering it in the Just Cute Bears #13 'One for the Boys'. Hope you'll come visit me again, the winner of my giveaway hasn't contacted me so if it still isn't claimed by Tuesday coming, I'll pick another winner. Thankyou all for visiting.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Hi, just popped on to announce my giveaway winner, but first to say thankyou to the ladies who took the time to enter. I gave each one a number from 1 to 7 and waited and waited for my hubby to come from work... he didn't get to sit down and picked the number 6 which would be...


Congratulations Liz! These pretty laces pack will be heading your way, just email me, r.dosanjh1(at) If you didn't win this time please try again as no doubt I'll be giving some more away. Huge thanks for visiting and I do hope you'll be back. Ruby x
Hello again! This card is for Sunday Sketch and Stamp who are celebrating their first birthday 'Happy Birthday!!!!' They have a theme where you can choose any of their past sketches, i went with Sketch 5, used some Sweet and Sassy stamps cut out and used foam pads to give a lift, parrot was a separate in the same set, backing paper from K& Co Roam paper pad, charm from my daughters old belt, brad from Basic Grey, punched out stars, Happy birthday sentiment from QVC long ago and is foam type, matey is from the Sweet & Sassy set comes with 'Ahoy' but I masked it off to use it this way, embossed in the cuttlebug and used the red, green and punch for Crafty Catz #28, Simon Says this week is Going to the Movies, I went with Pirates of the Carribean, Quixotic #21 is Heavy Metal, and A Spoonfull of Sugar is Happy Birthday. Have a beautiful day all, I'll be back later to announce the winner of my giveaway.
Hi there, hope all is fine in blogland, today i have a little fairy to show on this tall card from The Creative Cottage and for their challenge #6 'Things with wings', papers if you follow my posts regularly are from their own fab d/loads kit Fairy Wishes as is the digi fairy precoloured and sentiment, added some pink fine glitter to the toadstool, stamped a beautiful border which came free with Creativity magazine, made my own flowers from lace, added a padded flower and sequin in the middle. This is my entry for Digital Tuesday April Flowers or Showers.There's a giveaway from me on the side bar if anyone is interested, at the minute not many, so there's a good chance! Back for another post.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Happy Birthday Just Magnolia! It's a fab 1st birthday party over at Just Magnolia, celebrating with a blog hop and super prize from Heidi at Simon Says, candy along the hop on dt blogs, and the challenge is to make a 'Thankyou' card ofcourse using a Magnolia stamp. Mine is using Tilda by the sea, long time since I used this one but had an idea of masking off the puddle to make grass instead, used stamps from Elzybells new Fervour set for behind Tilda... a perfect 'Day Out' in her pretty dress for The Secret Crafter #79, used a 'Monochromatic' colour d/loads from The Creative Cottage Home Sweet Home kit for Charisma #15, great card 'For the girls' at Magical Crafts #13, embossed using my swiss dots folder for Kaboodle Doodle #29, faux stithcing for the Allsorts #48 'In Stitches' and new one to me Stampin For the Weekend is 'Ribbons and Bows'... placed under the very inexpensive paper flowers from The Works, love how this one came together, i hope the magnolia challenge have lots of entries, i've got a quick giveaway on the side bar if anyone loves lace embellishments until tomorrow 6pm, bye for now!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Hello everyone, a happy Sunday to you all. As promised by me I have a little giveaway of laces and some handmade flowers by me., as you can see there are other bits included. I thought it would be a nice 'Just Because' giveaway... sometimes you don't really need to have an occassion to celebrate, so this I'm sure would make someone very happy. Just leave a comment on this post to be included in the draw. This will end Tuesday 20th April at 6pm GMT, you have only a couple of days if you're interested, so be quick! My hubby will pick 1 Winner, please remember to check back. If the winner hasn't claimed I will pick another winner. Good Luck! Ruby x

Giveaway Now Closed

Saturday, 17 April 2010

A second posting. This is my second wedding card today this time using a fab digi image from Pollycraft, papers from Forever Friends 'With Love' paper pad, silver pearlescent paper for layering, flowers from a birthday cake, hearty lace with tinges of blue and pink, absolutely gorgeous from stash, will be in my giveaway tomorrow along with some super bits, so i hope you'll have time to come back. Back to my set which has a tiny box, perhaps put some earrings or a little bracelet for the bride, it's just made from a square piece of paper and lots of folds but no glueing at all, great! The base I've made from a different colour and a few millimetres smaller (see below). This will be my entry for Bee Crafty #28 Something for Engagement/Wedding, use digi image and optional is gift box, tag, bag, entering just the card for Crafty Creations #63 1 designer paper, 1 image and 1 embellishment and Cute Card Thursday is Touchy Feely, mine being the flowers and lace. Have a great evening, till tomorrow!

Today is wedding creation day. I know like every year we will be attending a fair few weddings and I can't get away from using these Polka Doodle papers from Back to Nature CD from Nikky, these peacock feather papers are wonderful for weddings, just used some pearlescent papers for layering which I've had for years...must start using them more often, sentiment is a Hero Arts wooden stamp which I've heat embossed in Versacolour Pigment ink and heated with clear embossing powder. Added a few sequins and finished! There's a new challenge over at Polka Doodle but I've still got time to enter this one. I'm going to the haberdashers today to look for some new lace and ribbons and hopefully pick up some more for my giveaway here. Hope you'll be back soon and thanks so much for finding the time to visit, there's another creation to come later... that's wedding too, so do pop by.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Something a little different. This week over at Fab n Funky #19 it is to 'use a neglected stamp'...this was one of my very first buys from QVC that got me into crafting, couldn't stamp at all, catchy inky marks around my image everytime, it was very frustrating at the time I remember, but with over a little more than three years i've learned a few basic tricks and perfected my techniques and I really love this stamp now. I've used a few d/load paper scraps from Summer Driggs and Shabby Princess, used the fab sketch from CRAFT #46, Daring Cardmakers would like to see a 'hidden flap' and Totally Papercarfts #12 is 'Spring', well the flowers teddy is holding are sort of 'springy' and is my entry for Just Cute Bears #12 'Flowers', background stamp in black is from Elzybells new Fervour set. You can see the message in the flap from Popcorn Bears set. Hope you like this one, it's quite a small card. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Another pink and brown card. Hi all, yes...i'm afraid it's another one of those combo's but as i still had my Creative Cottage papers out I thought i was safe to go with them for the Pollycraft #39 Pink & Brown with the optional of yellow/green, i went with the yellow as you can see and they're going to a weekly challenge now, yippeee! The papers are ofcourse Home sweet Home d/loads, paper pieced umbrella for Digital Tuesday #54, used sketch from Truly Scrumptious optional of 'April Showers' (hope it's okay to place my text in the top corner), digi image being from Cute Daisy May, Creative Card Crew 'Happy Birthday', Papertake Weekly is 'Cutie Pie', Cooking it up with Katie #15 is ofcourse a recipe challenge 'use digi image, splash of purple and going in 3's, 3 flowers, 3 word sentiment (Ooops just realised the sentiment is only 2 words),YNS #14 is Stitching ...faux printed stitching on brown strip and zig-zag done by hand, ABC is Sparkle, Flutterby Wednesdays is an open theme as long as it has butterflies, or fairies, angels. The swirl diecut and 3 flowers from Stephanie at Simon Says Stamps Flourish Accents from Spellbinders Shapeabilities, Thankyou ( my win from Stamp Something challenge a few weeks back) I shall be giving away some wonderful lacey embellishments plus other bits soon so watch this space! Bye for now.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Quick post this Monday morning. This is a fab digi image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps, teamed up with lovely sketch from Crafty Sentiments #13 (hope you don't mind the bow), colours from Colour Create #42 'Lilac,grey,white option of gingham', couldn't find any suitable soft colours so made my own backing paper using the gorgeous Elzybells New Fervour flowers set and using chalks and clear inkpad! Fantastic, I like the result, gingham scraps is from Crafts Beautiful online party d/load, used old inkpad to give a faded sentiment for Charisma Cardz 'thankyou', and Totally Papercrafts #11 allow upto five challenges so 'Distressing' it is. Bye for now.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Good day all! Today my creation has a yummy theme to it in the colours I've chosen...these fabby d/load papers are from The Creative Cottage Home sweet Home set, absolutely gorgeous papers to print out for the Fab n Funky challenge 'Neapolitan Ice cream, pink chocolate and vanilla', Cooking it up with Katie #14 New, old and sweet, ( used a new sentiment from Elzybells New Fervour Sentiment set at the front of card, old Penny Black clear stamp from Hugs sheet and ofcourse the sweet colours of the papers are too yummy for words), used the fab sketch from Crafty Catz #27, Penny Black #96 would like to see 'Buttons Galore', Allsorts #47 'Pearls & Petals', Inky Impressions challenge is 'Charm it', Moving along with the times #41 is an Easel Card as is Incy Wincy #37 'fancy folds', The Secret Crafter #78 is Get Well. I've added two extra birds from the same stamp set to hide a happy accident, balloon paper pieced, charm has not been photoed very well but it says Made with Love, all shapes handcut, handmade flowers, sentiment inside is from American Crafts. Hope you have a gorgeous day until next time.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Meet my first LOTV image. This is Lazy Afternoon I won from a blog hop, thankyou to wonderful Pauline! Yes can you believe it's my first stamp from this fab company and I'm getting my list ready to order a few on my next spend...they are so affordable, i didn't realise until i looked at the prices! So i've had a few days break and this card is taken out in the sun shiny sun... it's glorious weather, really really beautiful. The backing paper is old from HOTP, some mirri silver run through the cuttlebug, fab blue ribbon recycled from a pre-packaged gift, tiny buttons, mixture of sentitment stamps from Popcorn the Bear and American crafts. This is my entry for Lili of the Valley #50 Blue & Silver, A Spoon full of Sugar #98 One for the Boys, Crafty Creations #62 Paper Piecing (his cap), used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, CRAFT #45 is Buttons, Cute Card Thursday Mono Manic, and Stamp Something challenge is Stitch something. I've just realised my counter has gone up past 20,000 wow, just like to say thanks to you for visiting and double thanks to my regular visitors, have a super day!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

My second post today! I might just take a couple of days off after this...but my fingers will be itching to get some more crafting done here and there. I love this cutey bear from Penny Black Dream a Dream and it's for their own challenge #95 Check it out, used paper from Kaboodle Doodle d/loads for Totally Papercrafts #10 to use Digi papers or stamps, overstamped with green whispers inkpad using Elzybells New Foilage Fervour Stamp set, used sketch from Sketch Saturday #97, Just Cute Bears #11 is Yellow/Green and one more...Quixotic #20 Joys of Spring, i think it might just fit that one. Sentiment is directly stamped with a Forever Friends stamp, came free with a mag, hope you liked this one, thanks for your visit and i hope you'll come again soon.
A post a day! Well uptill now that's how I've been posting, and today outside it's definitely raining April to brighten up someone's day I have a lovely digi image from Cute Daisy May which is my entry for CRAFT #44 'purple/turquoise', super purple papers from The Creative Cottage Fairy Wishes d/load and entry for their #5 Buttons & Bows, turquoise is a scrap, used Anna Griffin stamp to create a border for Creative Card Crew #47 Vintage/Aged, used the fab sketch from Crafty Sentiments #12, Flutter by Wednesdays is 'sparkle'...hope you can see the Glamour Dust there's plenty on her stripey tights, Sir Stampalot's very first monthly challenge on their new blog is 'Fantasy' and fairies are a bit like that, and last but not at all least Simon Says challenge is 'to make a card for a child' and this one will be going to a very poorly girl minus the tiny buttons. Sentiment is from the computer, hoping to get another creation finished to show, have a fab day whatever you're doing!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Lovely morning! So i thought i would share this fab digi image from Pollycrafts and as they're going weekly with their challenges from now on i thought the sentiment said it all from American Crafts. Yes they're celebrating with prizes galore, gorgeous Home Sweet Home papers from The Creative Cottage even the little birdie is from there. it's also my entry for Moving Along Wth the times #40 'pink, brown and ribbon', guess what I've forgotten to put the ribbon on...Kaboodle Doodle #28 is 'Digi Girl' and Pollycraft #38 is 'Going weekly celebrations, so anything goes'. Only 3 challenges for this one, have a super day all!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Hello and a fab Sunday it is. Wishing all who are celebrating Easter a good day and i hope you're taking advantage of the long bank holiday weekend by crafting to hearts content. Well I found these Daisy & Dandelion clear stamps for half price in town and as usual knowing me I couldn't just leave them for someone else to buy. They're just stunningly well illustrated that you only need minimal colouring and stamp perfectly everytime, as you can see I've used no papers...straight to the card, and I love it that i made a couple more as they were out on my desk. Apart from the faux stitching all these images and sentiment which is on a singular line ( I masked off to separate and use words under each other) all are from the set Pickles & Onion, cute pair of elephants this being Onion. So the challenges I'm entering are...Allsorts #46 No DP's, Charisma Cardz #13 Animal Magic as is Magical Crafts #12, Incy Wincy Designs #36 Stitching and YNS #13 Purple. This was a card made for fun in my own time, didn't think it would fit any challenge, but I'm sooo happy it does and also gives crafty support to some of the challenges out there! Have a brilliant Easter Sunday.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Happy Easter! Wow nearly one week since I last posted anything on my blog, just needed to spend some quality time with family and as blogging is soooo addictive and enjoyable i thought it was best to concentrate on what really counts and prioritise. I am so thankful for blogging technology as i feel that maybe there has been some improvement in my creations than when I first started nearly two years ago...along the way made some very nice friends, ofcourse found some really crafty blogs and challenges too. I'll stop now and get on with my creation which is for Pollycraft #37, Ria's challenge 4,3,2,1, I'm hoping they're all there, used their gorgeous spring digi image, papers are from Kaboodle Doodles, the green is a scrap from another card, as is the ribbon remnants, sentiments from Studio G stamps, found some gorgeous paper roses from The Works, very inexpensive but i hope they do the job. Followed the sketch from Create 4 Fun,Creative Cottage is asking for Pink as is Stamp Something ( i won the last candy from there, so big thanks), Magical Crafts #11, Colour Create #41, Fab n Funky #17, Cute Card Thursday, Everybody Art #84 are all spring/easter themed, Simon says Distressing, Crafty Creations & Papertake Weekly is Anyhting Goes, Dare U 2 Digistamp and Digital Tuesday also qualify. Well i think that is enough...until next time bye!