Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Hi, it's a sunny day and no rain, room for a little pottering around the garden and then indoors for some crafting. My offering is this fab digi image from Nutcrafters called 'time for a cuppa' perfect for Fathers Day coming up soon! No designer papers here I'm afraid, used some navy hammered effect cardstock, coloured with promarkers, twine from flour bag, Baby face dies with Cuttlebug, stamped sentiment is a pound stamp from one of those reduced price bins.

So my first challenge entered is Cards For Men 'No designer papers', Lexis Creations 'fathers day' as are Craft Your days and new one to me Here Come The Boys #, Secret Crafter 'clean & simple', Wags N Whiskers 'stitching', Crafty Sentiments 'special occasion', Charisma 'boy oh boy', Craft You Passion 'what a guy', Party Time Tuesdays 'anything goes', Everybody Art 'banner/flags', followed the sketch from Papertake Weekly, For Fun 'patriotic colours' as is Kaboodle Doodle ( i used the colours of the UK flag). Thanks for visiting.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Happy Bank Holiday! Today is not a day for barbecues as it's drizzling with rain but I'm sure they'll be many warmer days to come. So it's inside yet again, and I'm showing and sharing a card without designer papers, purely cardstock, embossing and a little decorative edging. The image is my favourite from the PB Hugs sheet and I've used this endless times, never get tired of it, coloured with my Promarkers, twine from my flour bag, sentiment from the lovely and kind Paulette, butterflies are a stamp from Daisy & Dandelion old set.

Challenges entered are Penny Black 'one for the girlies', Allsorts 'things with wings, followed the fab sketch from Sketch saturday...they've turned 3!!! and are having a hop, fabby, CES 'embossing', One Stop Crafts 'buttons & bows, (I've one of each), Dream valley 'stamp something', Promarker # 'all the 2's'...mine are 2 colours, 2 mice, and 2 butterflies, and they're having a celebration too for their 2nd anniversary...Yippeeeee, Stamp something 'sentimental' and Flutter by Wednesday 'clean & simple'. Have a fab day however you're spending it!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hi, what a week with a post each day so far! Hope you enjoy the eye candy on here as today I've 'summer days' digi image coloured with Koh-i-noors from Faith at Designed 2 Delight teamed up with Paulette's fab digi sentiment. Papers are digi d/load from The Creative Cottage Wild west Monkey kit, fab papers in there and there's a monthly competition on there too...top sentiment is a stamp from Forever Friends. I've cut off a strip on the front to give a different look which i love at the moment and dressed the inside with the same paper.

Other challenges entered are Party Time Tuesdays 'animal themed', Stamptacular Sunday 'bear necessities', Creative Craft challenges (new one to me) is 'blue, brown & cream', Crafty calendar 'teddy bears', Do You Stack Up 'animals', Do It With Digis 'all about boys', Pile It On (new one to me) 'your my beary best friend', Stampin For The Weekend 'blue, buttons and bling', The Paper Shelter 2nd entry 'anything', Truly Scrumprious 2nd entry 'anything', Stamps R Us 2nd & final entry 'going digi' and Craft Us Crazy 'remembrance/love'...I think my card sort of fits as we should also remember the miracles that do happen out there in conflict/war torn areas. so I'd like to think this card would uplift someone going through a bad time. Many thanks for visiiting, bye!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hi, for today I've got this little Amy digi image from Crafty Sentiments to use for their 'children's cards' with a scrap of left over print d/load from Paulette's blog. Whilst scouring over my files i came across some digi sentiments and this one was under the name Crafty Sentiments and is a freebie, I hope it is from there??? The one stamped at the top is from See D's set. Amy has been coloured with Promarkers..perfect match with my scrap i thought.

So the other challenges entered are Whoopsi Daisy 'birthday' as is Paper Pretties, Digital Tuesday 'texture', Creative Card Crew 'anything goes' as is The Paper Shelter, I Love Promarker 'pearls' as is Crafts & Me 'pearls & gems', Stamps R Us 'going digi', Fab N Funky 'cute & cuddly' and Crafter Companion Monthly # 'girly birthday'. Have a pleasant evening all!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Evening all. Today I've a card to share using a new stamp won over at Scrappy frogs challenge blog some time ago. It's a Gilli Bloomers stamp from Anary.Com, wonderful to colour 'many thanks'! Wow, it was a joy to make this type of card, printed a fab freebie d/load from Bearly Mine, 'thankyou', straight onto card, found some scraps of kraft wrapping paper, ticket sentiment from here, heart pearls from Bunny Zoes Crafts, charm from my old daughters belt (there were so many on there I saved them all).

Challenges entered are Allsorts pic inspiration...they are also celebrating their 2nd birthday with a hop too, Stamp Sometning 'beachy colours', Do You Stack Up 'celery white, sea glass blue', Bearly Mine # 'die cuts & lace', Paper Play time 'anything & charm', Craft Your passion 'let it all hang out', Kaboodle Doodle 'distress, tear rip', Scrappy frogs # 'birthdays', OSAAT 'bling it on' (pearls), Birthday Sundaes 'pearls & lace', Pollycraft is a Bingo Board (lovely, jubbly)... I went with lace, charms and pearls and Anything is a board too so i went with die cuts, charms and pearls. Woweeeee so many there, hope you like my little creation, bye!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Hi all! Today I've a card to share using some fabby d/load paper from Paulette's blog TLC. Thankyou so much for all you do Paulette, please go and visit the blog, you won't be disappointed as there's always digi images and sentiments as give aways. Image is Cafe Lucy from the talented Sparkle w/coloured with Koi's, found some rich pink ribbon to lay under the paper flower and finished with silver gems from Pound land.

Challenges entered are Sparkle Creations 'may flowers', fab sketch from Create 4 fun, CES 'embellish it', Rainbow Ladys 'with a flourish', Craft Us Crazy 2nd entry New papers and at the moment I love these gems, Crafty Creations 'mayflowers- flower, pattern paper and add ribbon', Paper Pretties 'flowers' and Crafty Pad 'lace & bows'. Hope everyone is having a good Sunday and welcome to my latest followers, thankyou for following!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Hi, todays card is for Penny Black at Allsorts # 'shape up' 2nd entry, using PB stamp 'dream a dream'....how cute does this ted bear look snoozing? Watercoloured him using walnut stain ink, went round him with beige Promarker and also for the flowers and leaves. Papers are odds and ends all d/loads, sentiment is stamp from Molly Blooms set. Black die cut and silver gem to finish.

Challenges that this one fits include Penny Black 'clean & simple', Allsorts 'teddy bears picnic', Crazy # 'green & pink', Anyhting is a 'bingo board' ( went with lace, flowers and die cuts), Oldie but a Goodie 'teddy bears picnic' ( the PB stamp is old), Crafty Calendar 'teddy bears', Simon Says 'sparkle & shine', Truly Scrumptious 'anything goes', I Love Promarkers 'animals', Paperplay 'sparkle galore', Trimmies are having their 2nd birthday 'yipppeeeee' and a blog hop, Totally Papercrafts 'don't be square', Sew Many 'flowers & lace' and Lexis Creations 'spots and /or stripes'. It's a quick post, enjoy a fab weekend all!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Evening all! I couldn't wait till tomorrow to show this card. Another cute boy image from Faith 'Skater Boy' coloured with Promarkers and cut out carefully, popped onto foam squares, added some bakers twine from my flour bag, brads and a dangly charm, paper is d/load from Bearly Mine, sentiment is stamp from Forever friends that came free with a mag, the card is slightly hammered and I cut the front a little short to place a strip on the open part. Punched out some silver paper stars to finish.

Challenges entered are Designed 2 Delight, Diigital Tuesday 'seeing stars', Promarker # 'red, white & blue plus charm', Digistamps 4 Joy 'boys, boys, boys', Card Mad Fairys # 'for the boys', Crafts & Me 'anything goes with option of Kraft', Alphabet # 'brads & bling' and Top Tip Tuesday 'one for the kids'. Have a brilliant evening.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Good afternoon this fine Tuesday. I've made a mini card out of scraps today, used a fab stamp set from Paper Pretties( I won off the Cards For Men blog) many thanks! The pirate boy coloured with Promarkers and word sentiments on the oval are all on there, oval is a cutout from another project, bottom sentiment from Personal Impressions set, holes punched with my old Zision Provocraft tool set.

Challenges entered are Paper Pretties 'texture', A Spoonfull of sugar 'anything goes', Sweet Stampin is a sketch or spots & stripes, went with the latter, The Crafty pad 'holes', Dream Valley 'dig out the old to use with the new' (old papers & new stamp set) and last but not at all least Cards For Men 'someone special'. Have a crafty day all!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Hi and welcome to my blog this Monday...today's creation will be off to America to the wonderful Heidi & Family. Congratulations are in order as they have just had a delivery...not of the crafty sort but a lovely beautiful daughter, what an adorable gift to treasure and I'm sure mum and dad are very proud of their bundle of joy! I've used this large stamped image from House Mouse that Sue sent me from the HM hop in her fab parcel of goodies. Coloured with Koh-i-noor's, paper from Polka Doodle Sugar Birdies CD, lace from stash, check ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, button and sentiment from Create & Craft long time ago.

This is my entry for Simon Says # 'to make a baby girl card', Fuzzy Wuzzy 'babies', MAWTT 'to use 2 b's e.g. buttons and bows' and there is Brenda's challenge so I'll enter for that too, Fab N Funky is the same too, Pixie Dust 'make it shiny', Crafty Catz 'pink, black and white', Stamp Something 'anything Goes' and are celebrating their 3rd Birthday with a hop, Sew Many is anything as is Reasonable Ribbon and OSAAT. Incy Wincy is 'clean & simple'. Hope that all makes sense and have a very good evening, bye!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Hi all, since my Happy Thursday post has disappeared, I thought I would try to rewrite it. I used the lovely image from Faith, just a joy to colour your images faith and 'thankyou' for your generosity each week! Papers used are left over scraps from d/loads, sentiment from American Crafts stamped with Walnut Stain ink. This card was for the Stamp Something 'digi day', I Love Promarkers 'pink & brown', Digital Tuesday 'thinking of you', Dream Valley 2nd entry 'flowers', Used the fab sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp, Crafty Sentiments 'buttons', Rainbow Ladys 'texture', Craft Us Crazy 'fave embellishments (buttons), and new (image), Cute card Thursday 'so distressing' and Do You Stack Up 'tag'.

Thank you for all the lovely comments left with the original post but ofcourse now they're lost :(((( and I won't forget to say Many Thanks to the new followers who've chosen to follow me, it is so appreciated! Ruby x

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Afternoon all. My creation today is using a win from the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge blog. Thankyou Brenda, I absolutely love the impression on this stamp and can see it being used very often especially on notelet paper sometime in the future. The image is called Letters & Flowers from PB, stamped with my one and only Walnut Stain Distress ink, paper freebie from Donna at Bearly Mine, many thanks, stained some white card candy with the same ink.

Inside...sentiment is a stamp from Personal Impressions, corners are stamped, as is the dotted border under sentiment from American Crafts.

Challenges entered are first of all PB at Allsorts 'shape up', Penny Black 'distressing', Allsorts 'use 3 different stamps - Penny Black, Personal Impressions and American Crafts', Bearly Mine # 'vintage and an easel', Cute Card Thursday 'chocolate', Crafts & Me 'punches', Everybody Art 'flowers', Bunny Zoes Crafts 'lace', Creative Inspirations 'decorate inside', Creative Card Crew 'May flowers', Crafty Creations 'anything goes', Crazy 4 'flowers' and OSAAT is 'fancy folds'. Quite a lot there, bye until next time.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

No flowers but lots of butterflies! Hi everyone, I've made a card with butterflies, check and dots today. I stamped them out numerous times, coloured with Promarkers, cut out and attached with single rhinestones for each centre. The papers from The Creative Cottage d/loads have been lying around in my bottom pile drawer, used the Fiskars Sunburst punch on one side only. Sentiment from American Crafts.

This is my entry for Paper Pretties using their fab sketch and their stamps from the Sympathy set, Craft Your Passion 'check it out', The Creative Cottage May #, Crazy # 'anything goes', Kaboodle Doodles 'lots of layers', Incy Wincy 'mothers day/girly', CES 'fave colour combo, i think the greens and pinks are a popular one', The Secret Crafter 'dust off stash, mine are the printed papers', Papertake Weekly 'fancy a punch', Cupcake Inspirations is a yummy pic and Crafty Pad 'spots & dots'. Bye for now.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Welcome all. Today I've got this cute House Mouse image I won some time ago, coloured with Promarkers, paper pieced the paddle with a scrap, pierced the corners with a big pin, the backing paper from Polka Doodles Sugar Birdies cd, paper flowers came in a candy from Heidi at Simon Says long time ago, sentiment from American Crafts, rhinsetone from Poundland, butterfly charm from The Works. I'm glad i got this here as it's going to cheer a little somone at Post Pals minus some dangly bits. The challenge I'll be entering are House Mouse 'travel', Simon Says 'paper piecing and /or piercing', Crafty catz 'quote/sentiment', Wags n Whiskers 'die/punch', Totally Papercrafts '1 image, 2 papers (2nd is the paper pieced paddle), and 3 embellishments (rhinestones, flowers and charm), Bling it on is a pic inspiration, Stamp & Create 'charms', For Fun 'spring' and Crafty Sentiments 'flowers'. Have a great evening, bye!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hi crafty bloggers, a quick post for me today using Faith's Flutterby Fairy...absolutely a joy to colour in especially for little girls, so 'thankyou'! Everyhting is self-explanatory except the big red swirl came in a candy long ago added my own silver rhinestone from Poundland. Challenges entered are Designed 2 Delight, Totally papercraft 'glitter', Crafts & Me 'swirls', CES pic inspired, Promarker # 'fit for a princess' and I Love Promarkers song title ...mine is I believe i can fly, OSAAt is 'emboss it' as is Creative Inspirations, Scrappy Frogs 'anything', Flutterby wednesdays, PaperPlay 'show us your style'...quick way to make this card by embossing a large portion and Rainbow Ladys is 'ladys in red'. Hope you like this one, whipped quicker than normal, bye!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hi and a fab Tuesday to all! Hope all is going to settle down now...with all these long weekends and bank holidays I find it difficult to remember which day it is. I really wanted to share a fab win from the Paper Pretties blog, I've won a fair few jolly/happy exciiting stamps etc but nothing like this Sympathy stamp set which I hope I don't have to make a lot of but easily i could make cards/projects from the very beautiful butterflies on there, 'thankyou' very much PP! I cut off corners with my decor scissors, pierced them for their own challenge this week, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, added some fab ribbon, attached the pretty butterflies which I coloured with my Amethyst Promarker.

Other challenges entered are...Crafty Creations 'white space', Papertake Weekly 'Anything goes', A Spoonfull 'White and 1 other', I Love Promarkers 'No DP's' and Stamp Something 'wings'. Bye for now.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Hi, what a beautiful but breezy day it has been. Tomorrow is bank holiday monday, not sure what is happening in my house so thought it was best to put this one here while I've got the chance. The papers are off a My Craft Studio CD 'all about words' i won on the Rainbow Ladys challenge blog, many thanks, great set of CD's, will try to work my way through them and I've made this creation for their latest # 'town, city or country'. I think mine would do both for town & city. Image is a very pretty stamp from the lovely Sparkle and for their inspiration pic challenge over at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

Other challenges entered are Crafty Purple Frog 'purple & lace', Simon says stamps (3rd), Birthday Sundaes 'anything goes but must have 'birthday' words', One Stop Craft 'in stitches', Cute card Thursday 'follow any sketch', so I took Fays sketch 30 from Sketch & stash challenge, Dream Valley 'flowers', Crafty Pad 'pearls & swirls', Stamptacular Sunday 'mums' the word, Reasonable Ribbon 'double dutch' use 2 pieces of ribbon, lace or trim and new one to me Pile it On 'to use as many challenges to enter your card'. Hope i got that one right. Happy Crafting All!