Sunday, 30 May 2010

Hi and a happy Sunday all. Today i have a really Cute Daisy May image on my card, a real joy to colour him in! Sentiment is from Simon Says stamps and for the following challenges: Whoopsy Daisy, Allsorts (Black, White & 1 other colour),Crafty Catz #34 Boyz are Back, Quixotic#27 Emboss it, Cute Card Thursday #114 No Designer Paper, Digital Tuesday #60 Cute People, and sketch from Crafty Sentiments but I think I may be too late for that one...I shall be passing this one onto post pals to a very special birthday boy this month! Bye for now.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Hi all, how about flowers for hubby! Well this is how it's turned out...came together quite quickly for several challenges, namely Pollycraft #45 Buttons/Butterflies using their own Cuthbert Bear freebie digi image, papers from HOTP friendship pad, sentiment alongside Cuthbert from Elzybells Fervour set, colour scheme for CRAFT #52 Blue & green as is Colour Create#45 Soft green/light aqua, Just Cute Bears #18 have a lovely sketch...simple,Creative Inspirations #62 Distressed, Stamp Something is recipe: ribbon,bow,tag and designer paper and Daring Cardmakers is Happy Anniversary (we will be celebrating our 25th this year of marriage) my hubby always brings flowers so i thought I'd do it for a change on a card! We have a Bank Holiday weekend and half-term school holidays so my posts will be infrequent. Hopefully there will be some candy soon, enjoy today wherever you are, until next time.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Nice sunny day and thought I'd show my new creation! It's so apt for this beautiful weather, papers are Polka Doodles Back to Nature cd and for their # Blue, orange & peach (the paper), sweet Belles n Whistles image Sunshine & Apples and also for their brand new challenge DIY Flowers on the Belles n Whisles blog and for ROP #38 Gift, Stamp Something # 2 of something (2 flowers and 2 brads for handbag) and they're celebrating a 2 year blogaversary YIPPEE, Creative card Crew #51 Colour combo Pink & Green, YNS #17 Border Punch, Everybody Art #92 Fairy Tale ( Red Riding Hood, it's too hot for the red cloak), Crafty Creations #69 Use fave stamp (this is one of them), and I've used the sketch from Fab n Funky #25 for my card. So there we have it and I've used 3 sorts of mediums for colouring: Koi w/colouring, Koh-i-noors and a few copics but no challenge for that...hope evrything is going well in blogland, lots of challenge blogs celebrating anniversaries and lot of companies having more and more yummy releases, so all is good!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Happy middle of the week. My creation today is another digi image this time from Nutcrafters Bunny image and for their #16 Polka Dots/stripes, used the fab d/load paper from The Creative Cottage Home Sweet Home for their #12 Blooming Charming (flowers & charms, flowers are on lace), Crafty Catz #33 Stars/stripes, Simon Says # Pink (or blue) with green and brown, A Spoonfull of sugar #105 is Celebration Card and they're celebrating 2 years of the challenge... sooo Happy Birthday! Used the fab sketch from Papertake Weekly,The Crafty Pad #72 is 'over the edge' ticket from caz'z blog, and Allsorts #53 is tag/label.Charm is from The Works on a tiny silver safety pin. Hope you like!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Hi all, presenting a super handsome young cowboy today. He is a digi image from KLM Digi, I won some time ago along with two others. He's been a joy to colour in, used some very old printouts from Craft Inspirations mag freebie d/loads, I went a bit crazy when I discovered freebies and have lots of freebie papers printed onto some very good card :( which I now could have used for stamping...but we all have to have a starting point of learning by making mistakes, that is what I'm telling myself now! The ticket is from the lovely and very generous Caz, she gave a whole sheet of these to d/load on her fab blog, sooo very happy. It's my entry for Dare U 2 Digi stamp #38 One for the boys, used the sketch from Moving along with the times #47 and Daring Cardmakers is Boyzone (little boys/teenagers) and their sponsor is Charmed Cards and Crafts who are giving away a fantastic prize this week!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Short post to say 'Hi'. Whilst doing a bit of blog hopping i found another challenge 2 Cute Rubber Stamps #3 and this fun Hula Hamster digi image for free from their blog, so ofcourse it had to be an entry...printed paper from Dovecraft, rest from stash and entry for Totally Papercrafts which is a photo inspiration (I've just gone with the colours) and the super layout is from Cute Card Thursday #113. Hope you like and are enjoying the glorious sunshine if you're in the UK, it's going to be the same tomorrow, bye for now!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Oh happy day everyone! It's Friday and looking forward to a glorious sunshiny weekend, gardens are now filling with blooms, such wonderful colours. Yesterday I missed Faith's challenge, this digi image is from Designed 2 Delight digital Stamps, papers from The Creative Cottage Home sweet Home,sentiment from Simon says stamps, made my own flowers for Fab n Funky #24, entry for Pollycraft #44 Summer Blooms, Stampin for the weekend #39 Post Pals, what a lovely theme, as you can see in my side bar is the link and i post to these very brave children frequently, they really do appreciate cards and items sent to them. I received a lovley thankyou card from Laura who is taking her GCSE exams and doing a lot of hard work in the midst of all the pain and suffering she is going through so if you can spare a card please do...we don't sometimes realise how little our pain is until you read the posts on the site. I have come away with tears in my eyes, I really am a softie at heart. So on with my card which will go to Poppy H, Simon Says Stamps is Tent card with charms but I've not made an aperture in the middle so i hope it still counts (butterfly charm added onto ribbon bow), followed the sketch from Everybody Art #91, Sew many Challenges #15 is Anything Goes and Just Cute Bears #17 is recipe: 3 brads, 2 papers, 1 ribbon. Decoupaged the flower using glitter pen, no glamour dust/glitter on this one as all too often children in pain can be irritable and the last thing i would want to do is make it any uncomfortable than it already is,but I hope Poppy will like it nevertheless. Wishing everyone a splendid weekend!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Good afternoon all! I've been on a mission to make a shaped easel card and this is what I came up with, a very laid back one, just like the person who it's going to (my hubby)'s took a while to finish it as he was in the house when i was trying to tweak this and that, then pushing it under heaps of paper and then forgetting where I'd put's going by the day. The image had to fit in the circle so after a few drafts of trying to position it onto the already printed papers, this is what I came up with, well it's finished, using my own created version from a plastic kids star template, it's using a fab digi image Ronnie Relaxing from Pollycrafts raising funds for Emma's plight, w/coloured with Koi's, over at Polka Doodles #19 it is Dimension and Texture and it's their 1st Birthday, Nikky has very kindly provided some free d/load papers for Fathers Day, soooo Happy Birthday PD!!! what a super celebration they're having with super duper prizes, and also on the same theme is Crafty Creations #68 and CRAFT #51 they're also having a blogaversary with a hop, Crafty Pad #71 is Tear it up (my circle image is torn using water to soften the outline first), Stampin for the weekend is a Male card as is Creative Cottage and Charisma #20 is 3D (hope you can see in the pics). My giveaway winner is on the post below, wishing you a sunny day til next time.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

May Giveaway Winner

Thankyou to all that entered my little giveaway, Mr Random Number Generator (Hubby) has just shouted a number between 1 and 12, it was Number 9 which makes it...

Clare - Thread-bear

Congratulations Clare, if you could email me r.dosanjh1(at) I will get the little package off to you, I just wanted to say 'Thankyou' to those bloggers who maybe have just found me and have decided to follow me too, keep a look out there's another giveaway soon! Ruby x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Quickie post and signs of another spend! This creation is for Sew Many Challenges where I won this fantastic Pandu Panda on a hop, many thanks Jeri! This week they would like to see #14 Easel cards, papers are from The Creative Cottage Fairy Wishes which I've spruced up with stamps and is for their #10 fancy folds, used the fabulous sketch from Simon Says, colour scheme from Crafty Sentiments #18 Pink Purple & Neutral (mine is white), Digital Tuesday #59 is Vellum, A Spoonfull of Sugar #104, Cute & Girly, and Papertake Weekly is Flowers... I'll place an apt sentiment on the base near the flower depending on what occassion it will be spend is the Card Candy which arrived this morning from QVC from the bargain hunter section at a fraction of the price, very happy! So there we are, tomorrow I'll announce my giveaway winner, there's still time to enter!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

A nice idea! Well I was falling a bit behind with Polka Doodle challenges and have had this idea for a plant pot in my head for a while, all papers from Back to Nature CD from PD, used a barbecue skewer for the stalk, the only thing I made myself was the orange flower using a copic pen and for the sentiment background, sentiment is from new stamps from Personnel Impressions from QVC. Used a couple of green metallic pearls from Simon Says (they came in my last parcel from them, lovely gift). So PD #18 is Summer Blossoms, CRAFT #50 is a fine sketch, Crafty Catz #32 Pearls & petals, Stamp Something is Celebrate Something and they're celebrating their birthday for the whole month, Allsorts is a year old and are also celebrating with a hop,Daring Cardmakers 'A Bunting we will go' and The Secret Crafter #83 is Metal. That's all for now, sun is shining today and hope it is where you are!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Second post for today. I'm loving these little gift bags, template from The Craft Stamper site freebies...this one is so aptly for my mum who i will be seeing soon, used a fab digi image from Faith Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps, papers are from Crafts Beautiful Kirsty Wiseman d/loads, hand cut scallops, image coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils, used a silver one for the watering can, super purchase from Elizabeth at Elzybells. Hand made lace flower with sequin for middle, charm from The Works and I'll tell you where i got the string from...quite embarrassed that I saved it from the bottom of my rug as it had unravelled and was being pulled and pulled to get to the end...well a part of it is on my gift now! This will be my entry for I Love Digi challenge 7 'Charms', YNS #16 Cut it out, pop it up, Quixotic #25 let your garden grow (DIY Flowers), Everybody Art #90 Make a gift, and Fab n Funky #23 is Metal Mania. That's all for today!

Congratulations Penny Black challenge! They're celebrating reaching their 100th challenge with a super sketch and blog hop, image is from Hugs clear PB stamps,stamped some flowers around from another set, colour theme is from Incy Wincy #41 Choc, mint, cream, The Crafty Pad #70 is 'punch', The Crafty Calendar #8 The Great Outdoors, Cute Card Thursday #112 Someone Special, ABC is U for 'unused stash' (brown paper & check paper), Crafty Catz is card & tag, A Spoonfull of sugar #103 '3 papers, 3 buttons', Papertake Weekly is 'shiny, sparkly & special', there's some glam dust on the flowers.I've used the Floral Fantasy embossing folder from the lovely Katrina on the brown circle, everything else from stash. Short post today, hope all is well in blogland!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Today is bouquet day! What wonderful pink blooms from Katrina, I won a followers candy recently and the paper is from there too, thankyou so much Katrina for the wonderful package which i will get round to using. I've used the super image from Lili of the Valley, w/coloured this time, plenty of Glamour Dust added, die cut crosses from Provocraft Corset Die plate, beautiful paper is Papermania Blueberry Hill, white flowers from Basic Grey, grosgrain ribbon from market my daughter bought for me, punched some butterflies with a very old punch but I've got my eyes on the new ones seen on some talented crafters blogs...the sentiment is American crafts, I'm so glad I bought these from QVC, they're all so versatile! The challenges I would like to enter are Lili of the Valley #52 Summer Themed, used sketch from Create 4 Fun, Sir Stampalot #5 is Butterflies/Blossoms, Totally Papercrafts #15 is Stitching and The Secret Crafter #82 is 3 Embellishments (flowers), 2 papers, and 1 image. Hope it qualifies for that one but if it doesn't please disqualify me. There's a giveaway in my side bar, hope everyone has had a good day until next time, bye!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Hi all and such a fine day it is. We have sunshine, lots of it today...and what a super day to be celebrating Mothers Day in some parts of the world, so enjoy the pampering if you're celebrating! I really wanted to enter this card sooner for Pollycraft #42 Here comes the Sun, tomorrow there will be another challenge, so i hope to get this one in, digi image is Fearne, a freebie from Paula, lovely lady who gives away lots, used the sketch from Moving Along with the Times #45, Crafty Creations #49 is Magical, Dare U 2 Digi is Anything Goes, gone with a colour theme from Creative Inspirations #59 Orange, Hot Pink & Purple, Flutter by Wednesday is an open theme as long as it has a fairy somewhere, Stamp Something is Birthday Somethings and they are onto their 100th challenge, how fab is that, Kaboodle Doodles #30 is Celebrate Spring, Inky Impressions is Summer Creation, I think I can safely say we're inbetween seasons looking out of the window. That is all for now except the paper is from Dovecraft Wild Blossoms, sentiment stamp from American Crafts. Have a fabulous Sunday and don't forget my giveaway at the top side bar!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hi all and a busy card! This seems to have alot going on it, for me it's unusual or maybe the paper has made it look this way. Printed papers are from Dovecraft Wild Blossom pad, digi image from Dustin Pike freebies, handcut scallops, paper roses from The Works. This card is using the sketch from Totally Papercrafts #14, entry for Doodle Dragon Studios #9 Colour, Colour, to use Green, Pink and White, CRAFT #49 is Cake, Wedding /Birthday, Fab n Funky #21 is Show a fancy edge and I think I've kept the best til last...Simon Says Stamps challenge blog is celebrating reaching a grand age of 1, Happy Birthday to all the team who work so hard and to Heidi who does so well to sponsor alot of the challenge blogs in blogland. So I thought this yummy cake says it all...lots of glamour dust on the icing...wishing SSS all the best and lots more birthdays to come! That's all for today except there's a lace giveaway in the side bar for anyone interested, please remember to check back if entering, have a super evening all!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Another giveaway of lace embellishments. Hope you like what you see, leave a comment on this post, winner will be picked Wednesday 19th May after 6pm GMT. Please do remember to check back or another winner will be picked, Good Luck!


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

A first pyramid card. Well I had a d/loaded template which I've wanted to use for a long time, and somehow this has turned out quite petite, i like it still! So the papers are freebies from Funky Hand d/loads as is the inside sentiment, overstamped with Vivid Vintage Green inkpad using a border stamp which came free with the Creativity mag, used Penny Black Hugs stamp watercoloured this time (a bit too much blush there). This is my entry for CRAFT #48 Shaped card as is Get Funky and Craft monthly challenge, PB would like to see Punching', Allsorts #50 is Animals, A Spoonfull of Suagr #102 is Furry Friends, Incy Wincy #40 Anything Goes, Everybody Art #89 Pastel Colours (the base paper is) and a new one to me I Love Digi Challenge 6 Thankyou Card. I've been crocheting some flowers for my giveaway, hopefully i'll be able to get the pic up tomorrow and this time I'll leave it longer to give those a chance who missed out last time. Have a great evening all!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Hi all, at last! This creation was meant to be on my blog yetserday but things were getting in the way of me finishing it and as time has gone on I've added more elements to it than what i originally had in here it is for The Secret Crafter # Friendship, ABC challenge T for Thankyou, used the sketch from ROP #36 with this beautiful Hearty Thanksgiving stamp from Belles n Whistles,Crafty Creations #65 is make your own paper...stamped various elements from SSS MOD Background stamps in Red Vivid inkpad, Creative Inspirations #58 is Easel Cards as is Daring Cardmakers, Crafty Catz #30 is Spots, Stampin for the weekend is 'getting to know you'...Your fave book...this image reminds me of Hansel & Gretel, Crafty Sentiments #16 is Buttons, The Crafty Pad #69 is Ribbons and last but not least my second entry for Simon Says Stamp challenge 'Buttons,Bow,Bling'. There is some Glamour Dust but camera may not have picked it up. Hope you all like this one...This card will be sent to Heidi and the fab team in America from where I've won some gorgeous candy and the latest a voucher from the Stamp Something challenge blog, I chose the wonderful Shapeabilities Flourish Accent dies to go in my Cuttlebug and can't thank Heidi, Steph and lovely team enough for their continued hard work and wish them all many more years of success in their business! I'd also like to thank those of you who come visit my blog regularly, have a brilliant Sunday.