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.