Saturday, 31 December 2011

Hi to all! My creation for today is a very long time coming...I've wanted to make one of these tea light candle cards but sadly not had extra time to work out how to make it...well after browsing several blogs I measured something that resembles it. Paper is a scrap from last years d/load from Martine, I really enjoyed using this fab Simply Sassy stamp 'Bookclub' from Sugar Nellie I won from their blog hop (many many thanks!), just fab as I am always looking for easy ideas to create and send to Post Pals (however this set I'll keep to hand give and will definitely make more Bookmarks to give out), the ribbon is recycled from a posh gift bag, blue bow I found in my stash, thin acetate used for tea light bit, fern is a punch and flowers are Marianne Creatable dies. Image coloured with Promarkers.

Lots of challenges entered...many are 'anything goes' such as, Paperplaytime, Party time Tuesdays, I Love Promarkers, My Mums Craft shop, Crafts & Me, Rainbow Ladys, Simon says and Secret Crafter. Bunny Zoes 2nd entry 'fancy folds', Crafty Sentiments 'bookmarks', Ladybug Crafts 'bingo board...ribbon, flowers, punches/dies', Promarker 3rd entry 'celebrations', Inky Impressions 'something new 'stamp', Paper Shelter 'tie a bow' and last but not at all least followed the Sugar Bowl sketch but didn't use the option . Thanks for visiting, enjoy the celebrations into the New Year and be safe, until 2012, bye!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Morning all! Please don't worry...this is still Ribenaruby's blog, I hope evryone has had a good christmas and still enjoying the festivities into the New Year. I thought I'd show you my little knitting project since this has took time off my cardmaking, the cards have been scarce on here the last few weeks. It started out with 'I can knit that in a week, it's made with chunky wool', well two and a half months later it's arrived!!! The cardigan was a request from my teenage daughter and the last time i knitted up a full adult size jumper was 20 years ago for my husband!!! The brain cells are slowly deteroriating it looks like :( but I got to the end, she specifically requested longer in the arm as she wanted the cuffs up to her fingers.

Now my daughter cuts off labels that irritate the back of the i thought i'd use my tiny personalised christmas stamp with the santa on it from Scrapmagasinet but mask off the oval and santa just to reveal 'handmade by ruby' bit stamped in Memento ink...lightly tied with the same wool so she can easily remove it!

No challenges entered....but you may notice on this pic the addition of pockets...she said she specifically requested 'pockets', kids, what would you do without them. So there they are, knitted and sewn on with leftover wool and brain cells! I used a SIRDAR pattern 9259, Crofter Chunky, smallest size with a cream 'life chunky' wool by Stylecraft, 75% acrylic, 25% wool, needles 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 mm. Hope this has inspired some one out there to pick up your knitting needles and start practicing again, all in all a really simple pattern. My daughter loved it so much that she fell asleep on the sofa still wearing it. Have a great day!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Hello all merry bloggers! I needed some more extra cards for i came up with this one to make into a batch...just a normal A5 piece of card, printed straight onto it with Lucida Handwriitng font (I always do a dummy test on copier paper first to see where it sits first to avoid wastage of valuable card), punched out snowflakes from received colour envelopes, used some twine, punched out tiny circles of scrap and a gem.

So challenges are many... Papertake Weekly 'last minute xmas cards', Paperplay, Hooked on craft 'xmas with punches/die cuts', Dream Valley 2nd entry, One stop Craft, Simon says 'bingo...twine, gems , sparkle', My Mums craft shop 'anything goes' as are Crafts & Me, OSAAT, Little Darlings 2nd entry, Crimbo Crackers 'snowflakes', Cupcake Inspirations pic, Crazy, Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas challenge and Jingle Belles Rock. So all that is left to say is many thanks for taking the time to visit and have a very Merry Christmas, take care all.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Hi to all! The christmas holidays have started and the shopping is well underway. I needed some extra handmade cards but they had to be quick so I reached for Nikky's Paper Boutique Creative christmas CD...and wow there was something I was looking for...A christmas wreath. These are just perfect for family to family cards, pre-coloured printed straight out and cut around, came with a decoupage bit but i left it off as these had to be real quick, added a touch of twine and silver gem, there we have it. What a life saver!

So this is for 4 challenges...Polka Doodle 'last minute', Pixie Cottage 'anyhting christmas &their 100th challenge with a hop too', Charisma is also last minute and DYSU 'winter'. Have a brilliant Saturday.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Good evening all and a very cold one it is. Today my card is all about keeping warm...I used this lovely House Mouse image called 'yarn tales' and to me i thought they could be saying something to each other as the computer printed sentiment depicts. Coloured with Promarkers, paper digi d/load from Cuddly Buddly. I applied some glamour dust to give that festive feeling to the ball of wool.

So these are the fab challenges I'd like to enter. House Mouse 'warm & fuzzy', Joanna Sheen 'christmas', Oldie but a goodie 'xmas animals', Creative card crew 'tis the season', Papertake Weekly 'xmas cards & fave colour & green at the mo', Party time Tuesdays 'red & green', Stamptacular Sunday 'xmas & glitz', Cupcake Inspirations is a pic, Dream Valley, Come and get it 'red, green and 1 other..brown', Secret Crafter 'creatures great & small', CES 'traditional xmas', as are One Stop Craft and Crafty ribbons, Crafty Creations 'xmas plus a sentiment', Little darlings and Crafts & Me. Whooopeee, that's a lot, thanks so much for visiting today.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Hello everyone. Welcome to my newest follower! Almost another week gone by and no card... but here is one using the fab LOTV stamp Little Dot birthday wish. Absolutely brilliant stamp comes with that sentiment, i masked off the side flowers as i wanted to cut it out. Coloured with Promarkers, used some scraps of digi papers, so handy for these type of card.

So as usual there are many challenges...LOTV firstly 'pink, white & silver', Magical Monday 'pink, silver', Allsorts 'it takes 2...colours white & pink', Sweet Stampin 'things with wings', Totally papercrafts 'anyhting but xmas', Crafty Catz 'anything goes' as is Cute Card Thursday, Inky Impressions 'use ribbon', I Love Promarkers 'shaped card', Promarker 2nd entry 'celebrations' as is Paper Shelter, Crazy 'more than 1 fold', Bunny Zoes 'shaped cards', Cupcake craft 'bling, sparkle' and finally used the brilliant sketch from Sketch Saturday (hope you can see it on the middle part). Many thanks for popping by my blog, have a great evening all!

ETA: Entry for Penny Black at Allsorts' birthday'.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Welcome to the middle of the week. Today my creation is showing a LOTV image 'dads the word', part of a win I had there some time ago 'thankyou'...paper from the fantastic Summer Driggs freebie d/loads, image coloured with Promarkers, everything else from stash. Hope you like this ted bear, it's the first time I inked him but I'm sure he's over 6 months old. I must use these lovelies will see I masked off the 'dad' word and tool box it comes with and I can see it used for female cards too if you mask off the tie!

So the challenges are 10...LOTV 'anything but christmas card', Oldie but a goodie 'no red or green', Promarker 'celebration', Crazy 2nd entry 'anything goes' as is Papertake weekly 2nd entry, Cards for men 'make 2 of something'...they're also celebrating their 2nd birthday and have a blog hop, Here come the boys 'man in your life', CES 'bear necessaties', Craft your days 2nd entry 'buttons or bows' and Creative craft 'stitching'. There you have it, have a pleasant day all!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hi again, I must say first of all to the 3 new followers to my blog 'thankyou for choosing to follow'. I am always glad to see that crafters have taken the time to come to my little blog and then if they like what I have here they themselves have chosen to follow, so I'm very happy :)))) That said, I'll go over to my card with a digi win from Rainbow Ladys a little time ago, it's from Glitterbabe and a lovely girly image 'ice dancing', coloured with Promarkers, digi paper from Creative Cottage which is no more sadly. Sentiment is a stamp set from Sweet & Sassy.

So there are many festive challenges in blogland at the moment...Poodles parlour, Hooked on craft, Crazy 'anything goes' as are Come and get it, Simon Says and Papertake weekly, Dream Valley, Bling it on, Allsorts 'going round in circles', Sweet Stampin, One Stop Craft, Rainbow Ladys, Craft your days away,Crafty catz, Pretty little ribbon shop and My mums craft shop 'keeping warm'. That is exactly what I'm doing wrapping myself around the cardigan pieces I'm knitting...there is snow coming soon and it definitely is cold enough for it. Take care all and thankyou for the wonderful comments you take time to leave.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Hi everyone, I'm still here...over a week now since i made a card but i have a very good excuse of knitting a chunky cardigan for a loved one in my family and it's nearly sleeve to knit and the collar then I'll be done!!! Just incase you didn't know, I knit too and crochet aswell. It's clearly becoming a winter pastime now and maybe every year I can pass down a hand knitted jumper or cardi ;))) something you can't buy from the shops and means so much more. Anyaway onto my card which is a stamp free from a mag some years ago, the sentiment is quite tiny but comes along with other stamps on the little sheet too, coloured with Promarkers, hope you like it!

Challenges entered are 10...Stamps R Us 'embossing', Simon Says 'anything goes' as is Craft Your Passion, Hooked on craft 'winter wonderland', Pollycraft 2nd entry 'christmas', Cupcake inspirations is a lovely pic, I Love Promarkers 'snowmen/snowflakes', Kaboodle doodle 'christmas colours', Charisma 'spots' and Colour Create 'red, white, greem option of snowflakes'. Have a great evening all.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

As promised, here is what else I've been up to. This is what I bought when I was choosing some voucher wins. Thankyou LOTV, I'm fast approaching to being one of your No 1 fans, they're all so adorable and very difficult to choose!!! This is 'cake glorious cake' from their latest release and is just right for all those birthdays, comes with a fab sentiment which I'll use another day. Papers from old Kaboodle Doodle digi d/loads. I stamped some swirls using a Simon says stamps, flower and leaf dies from Marianne Creatables. Friend and age using Baby Face Cuttlebug dies, card candy covered with pink Promarker and silver gem added, glamour dust added to cake and fairy wings. Image coloured with Promarkers.

Challenges entered are many...LOTV 'anything goes', Crafty Purple Frog 'someone special', Stampin for the weekend 'friends', Allsorts 'bunting', CES 'special milestones...18', Sweet Stampin 'punche & dies', My mUms craft shop 'things with wings', Ribbon Girls 'pink & white', Bearly Mine 'all my faves..digi d/loads', Promarker 'swirls & sparkles', I Love Promarker 'anything goes', Creative Craft 2nd entry 'free for all' and followed the sketch over at Sunday Sketch & stamp. Hope you enjoyed my creations today, bye.

Hi all to a fab Sunday. I thought I'd make another teen card for a male using one of Sparkles stamps, Turntable Josh, i love his trendy gear!!! Papers are so old, I believe the blue one was a website d/load freebie and the green is a scrap from Kaboodle Doodle. Coloured with Promarkers.

This one is for only 6 challenges...Sparkle Creations 'team Josh', Sir Stampalot 'blue & green', sketch from Friday Sketch, Cupcake Craft 'teen boys', Creative Craft 'free for all' and Fab n Funky 'happy birthday'. I've had a mini craftathon today, there's another creation coming up!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Morning all to a crisp Thursday. Today my creations are a set...consisting of a shaped card and a tag or could be used as a bookmark. There are 2 digi images used, trees scene and the wonderful Casper Silvermist from the lovely Paula at Pollycraft, 'thanks for this freebie' handcut shapes, sentiment is from old Whispers stamp using Promarkers to schieve the red/green words, snowflakes, are one of their stamps too! Coloured images with Promarkers. The digi paper is from Funky hand 'freebie', ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and 'cool dude' sentiment from Crafters Companion boy set.

Many challenges entered...Pollycraft 'christmas fun', Cupcake Craft 'teen boys', Cards for men 'fancy folding', Stamptacular Sunday 'boy oh boy', Dream Valley 'stitching', Crafty Pad 'festive colours', Get Funky & Craft, I Love Promarkers 'anything goes', Crafty catz 'snowflakes' as is CES, Paperplay 'shaped card', Papertake 'christmas crackers', Everybody art 'christmas card', Pixie cottage 'make a set', Simon Says 'tag your it', Crafty ribbons 'make a tag', Crafty calendar 'winter wardrobe'. So there we have it, what a lot!!! I'm getting to grips with working from a lap top, rather than my 12 year old desk top (: and it's too fast for me. You may notice my posts are everywhere!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Hi and welcome to my latest follower! My creation for today is using one of a few set of silhouette image stamps I won a long time back from Crafty Catz Weekly challenge. They've come in handy now as the latest challenge over at Less is More is exactly that, sentiment is one from Nutshells.

So the challenges are 5...Simply Less is More, Totally Papercrafts 'black & white', Crazy 4 'black, white & 1 other (silver), Sweet Stampin 'birthday card''s also their 2nd birthday, Yayy 'happy birthday!' and OSAAT is 'anything goes'. Have a great evening.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Happy Friday all. Today i thought I'd catch up with Penny Black challenge and use this cutesy mousie image from the wonderful was sent in a package with several PB image couple of years ago, I'll get round to using them up as ashamedly i don't possess any christmas stamps but hoping to rectify that once i make up my mind and order. Coloured with Promarkers, digi d/load from old Kaboodle Doodles kit, trim and gold pearlescent paper from stash along with some pink pearls, sentiment from stamp free with a mag.

Challenges entered are 10...PB 'gold & presents', PB at Allsorts 'all creatures great & small', Winter wonderland 'what a cutie', Colour Create 'pink, white & gold', Wags n whiskers 'christmas themed', Crimbo Crackers 'make it sparkle, sketch from the wonderful Priscilla Styles, 2nd entry to Truly Scrumptious 'christmas & pearls' and Craft Your Passion 'let it snow' as is Oldie but a goodie. Many thanks for your visit today, have a great weekend all!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A happy 'middleof the week everyone'. My creation is featuring a digi image from one of the papercraft magazines which were free for a time. Printed this cute fairy off straight onto card and coloured with Promarkers, added some real bakers twine,die cut flower from marianne Creatables with the leaf die too, single pearl, some glamour dust added.

There's several challenges to this one, firstly...Ladybugs Crafts Ink which is very conveniently 'fairies' and I'd like to say a BIG 'thankyou' to them ...i won THE WHOLE SHEBANG on their new release blog hop...WOW!!! So there'll be a fair few creations with their fab digi images to show off. Stamps R Us 'bling it on', Magical Monday 'use your scraps, twine which i never throw away & leafs cut from old envelope', Bunny Zoes 'anything Christmas & pearls', Incy Wincy 'tic, tac,, flowers, sewing ...onto the flower', Crafty Pad 'white on white' as is Promarker, Crafty Catz 'use a digi', Allsorts 'black, white & 1', Digital Tuesday 'christmas time', Marianne Design Divas 'sparkle & shine', Hooked On Craft 'punched/die cuts' as is Stamptacular Sunday,
Truly Scrumptious 'christmas & pearls' and Crafts & me 'simples'..could easily print off these in a batch and colour! Thanks for visiting today, bye.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Hi all. Today is Remembrance Sunday and we as a family wherever we may be take time out to remember those who've lost their lives in previous wars and also in todays more modern conflicts. It is the least i can do personally to show my appreciation, to say 'thankyou' to those who've sacrificed their complete lives so that we can live in relative peace and harmony. Two minutes out of my life to observe this is very important to me and we must pass this onto our generations to come.

So with that said...onto my card which is using Cafe Lucy from Sparkels range of rubber stamps. This is the kind of stamp i could easily send to say 'let's meet up or just 'hi', it's wonderful to colour! Used my Promarkers, sentiment from American Crafts set from QVC. Slight dusting of glamour dust to finish.

Challenges entered...Sparkle Creations 'white on white' as are Fab n Funky and Crafty Pad, Oldie but a goodie 'buttons & bows' as are Paper Pretties and Pretty Little Ribbon shop, Creative craft 2nd entry 'minimal'. So there we have it...enjoy a fab Sunday.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Hi, my creation for today is using 'celebrating chloe' from Sparkles Creations, great stamp for all those celebratory birthdays, i stamped with walnut stain onto some thick card from my grocers, fab d/load paper from Creative Cottage which is no more but i still love their digi papers!!! Paper pieced the balloons, flowers from the digi paper kit too, sentiment is old See d's stamp. Image coloured with Promarkers.

Once opened, there's a chocolate it's sort of a chocolate wrapper, and I know this one will be appreciated by the recipient as this is one of her fave chocs!

Challenges entered are... Crafts & me 'birthdays', Digital Tuesdays 'anything goes' as are craft Your passion and Lady bugs Crafts (they're having a blog hop too), Promarker 'kraft & 1', One Stop Craft 'magic no. 3...they're celebrating their own 3rd birthday) mine are 3 balloons & 3 flowers, Crazy 4 'wrap it up', Crafty Ribbons 'anything but a card', Allsorts 2nd entry 'anything but square', Crafty creations 'kraft/brown, white, cream & 1 other (pink), My mums Craft shop 'sugar & spice', Inky Impressions 'glitter it' and Trimmies 'cute'. Have a wonderful evening all!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Hello everyone, hope that all Bonfire celebrations went well and that all had tonnes of fun! Today my creation is a shaped one using the fab background layout from Nikky's Polka Doodle cd 'back to nature'. Love these so much, not much thinking required as into planning what papers i should use...everything is there (components) to complete your make. Made quite a few and are always well received, so thankyou Nikky for putting all your hard work into these fab creations for us crafters!!! The only thing is, i've used a fab digi image from Digi's with attitude but I'm unable to link up with them. This is a gorgeous giraffe, definitely with 'attitude'! Coloured with some of my newer Promarker colours, lifted with foam pads, round sentiment is from cd, used some animal pattern to coincide with the giraffe, stamped the other sentiment and finished with some lacey scrap & ribbon.

Nikky's paid so much attention to detail, the fence has a backing to it too! lovely jubbly!!!

This is the support to back onto the card itself, beautiful and is on the cd too.

Challenges entered are 10...Polka doodles 'shaped card', Allsorts 'anything but square', Totally stampalicious 'anything goes'as is Dream Valley, Little darlings 'not square', Crafty Sentiments 'more than 1 fold', For Fun 'special birthday', Secret Crafter 'flowers, ribbon & lace', Incy Wincy 'stitching' and Promarker challenge 'day at the zoo'. Thankyou for the lovely comments and for taking the time to visit.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Afternoon crafty bloggers. I've had a little spend here for some Promarkers last weekend...5 Promarkers for £4.95 and No P&P.I think it was a special 'halloween' offer but they do get repeated so watch out. Could it get better??? Well I jumped at the chance to buy some skin tones which I've experimented with on todays card. This is the second time i've ordrered from them and very swift delivery too...thanks to a very kind crafty blogger who introduced me to them! I'm sure 'll be ordereing again to make up my Promarker collection. Here i've a freebie digi image from delighted to see this as it's been a while since i saw something which resembles Bonfire Night...lovely to colour in, digi papers from a magazine website long time ago, heat embossed the sparkler and the fireworks with some old Personal Impressions powders but not sure it's entirely worked...sentiment from Elzybells, stapled on. Marianne creatables flower and leaf dies and pearls from stash.

Challenges entered are 10... Nutcrafters, Cute card Thursday 'fireworks', Crafty Purple 2nd entry, used the fab sketch from Friday Sketch, Wags n Whiskers 'black, ribbon or pearl', Totally Papercrafts 'stitch it', Crafty Catz 'anything goes', Do It with Digi 'friendship', I Love Promarker 'glitter & glitz', Incy Wincy 'dots & stripes'. Enjoy a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hi there, it's nearly the end of the week. Hope you're looking forward to the weekend...if you don't already know here in the UK we celebrate Bonfire Night on the 5th November. I'm sure there'll be plenty of fireworks lighting up the skies on Saturday night. Onto my creation which is using the digi printed straight onto my card blank, it's called 'love tree' from the fab Faith, sentiment is from Elzybells, coloured in with Promarkers, blended more on the tree, used some faux stitching around the card to bring it all together, finished off the bottom of tree with glamour dust and 3 butons from my stash.

So the challenges are 10...Designed 2 Delight, Simon says 'button it' as is PaperPlay, Creative Inspirations 'lashings of sparkle'...well a little bit there??? Crafty Purple Frog 'sparkle', Inky Impressions is a pic inspiration, Cupcake crafts 'take a leaf'...mine are oddly heart shape, Anything is 'stitches', Craft Your Passion 'bingo...buttons, free one chosen is 'stitiching' and then sentiment', Papertake Weekly 'anything goes' . Thanks for your visit today.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Hi again, this creation is made with all digi's! Backing paper is from Donna, haunted house from Spyders Corner but unfortunately i can't credit her as it seems the blog no longer exists :( i hope that it isn't true...) the pumpkin and the tag with a black cat onit is from the very generous Marion who very kindly gives a way digi's 'thankyou'. Made some little bats which are attached to some strong strips of acetate. Those of you visit regularly will remember i had a mishap with another creation, the printer running lines here we are again with the problem resolved with my white sakura pen, coloured with promarkers.

This one is for 9 challenges mainly halloween themed...Secret Crafter, Paperplay, For Fun, My mums craft shop, Creative Inspirations, Scrappy frogs 'something that flies', Totally stampalicious, Paper Playtime 'anything goes...past/present' and new one to me Hooked On Craft. Thanks for leaving such wonderful comments and have a safe Halloween!
Good afternoon all. I've managed to make 2 creations today, one will come up after this one...but on here is ' and my dog' from LOTV, super super image and I'm fast approaching to making these my 'first choice' in the stamps I'm picking up to stamp with...fabby papers from old Kaboodle Doodle d/loads, strip across is scrap from Summer Driggs d/loads, various stamped sentiments from Elzybells, See D's and freebie from mag.Coloured with Promarkers, added some glamour dust to Milly's hair, found a brad in bottom draw, old charm from my daughters old trousers. Lots of layering going on here which is unlike me and I'm keeping this one for extra special person in my stash box and also it's a very large card i can give by hand!

Challenges entered are 10...they are LOTV 'fab sketch by Bev', Charisma 2nd entry 'anything goes' as are Simon Says 3rd entry, Come and get it and Sweet Stampin, Paper Pretties 'emebellish', I Love Promarkers 'tags', Promarker 'child', Totally Papercrafts 'glitter it' and Crafty Pad 'friendship'. Thanks for all the lovely comments, back in a bit.