Friday, 9 January 2015

Creative Moments Challenge 59

Morning all, and more importantly Happy New Year!

After a bit of a tough 2014 Hogmannay was a wee bit bitter sweet for us as a family this year, but we've got through it ready for the new challenges that no doubt 2015 will bring!

So here's my first card of the year for the Anything Goes/New Beginnings challenge over at Creative Moments.

This challenge is sponsored by
They are offering 3 images to the winner  and you can check out all their designs HERE
The other sponsor is
They are offering 5 images to the winner and you can check out their designs HERE

So here's my card and I was lucky enough to be able to use one of the images from  Zap Pow Designs


I made my card a 5 3/4" square from Paper Mill Direct white linen cardstock.  I added in some of their purple grape for matting and layering, which I got back in the bricks and mortar shop days but I actually don;t know if they still carry this - good thing I stocked up!  The patterned papers are a Crafts Beautiful freebie called "The Spring Paper Craft Collection".  I coloured my image using Faber-Castell Polychromo Pencils and finished it off with some Crystal Stickles.  The 4mm gems are from Sonas Made




Here are the Polychromo colour's I used...



 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Sketch - - Sketch Saturday
A is for Anything Goes - ABC Challenges (10 challenge max)
Lots of Layers - The Crafting Cafe
Anything Goes - Crafts Galore Encore
Anything Goes - A Girl Who Crafts
Anything Goes - Mema's Crafts
Anything Goes - Crafting By Designs
Anything Goes - Party Time Tuesday (10 challenge max)
Anything Goes - Catch The Bug



Thanks so much for looking,
Take care and keep smiling

Ruth
xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Creative Moments Challenge 57 - Winter




Winter - such an appropriate theme for this morning.  Have woken up to such a thick frost today, and it's so cold!  Freezing in fact!

This fortnight's theme over are Creative Moments is Winter and it's sponsored by the lovely people over at Bugaboo Stamps.  This is one of my personal favourite digi stores - they literally have something for everyone!


Here's my card...


I used the Snowman Winter image, so fab!  The papers I used are an old Crafts Beautiful Christmas Papercraft Collection.  As always I used Papermill Direct white linen card stock and coloured it with my Polychromo Pencils.  I finished off the snow with Crystal Stickles and the gems, button and ribbon are from Sonas Made.



Here's my pencil colours...


 We would love for you to come on over and join the challenge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Snow - Bunny Zoe
A Christmas Song - Vintage Stamping Challenge s - A choir of Angels
Bow - Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes - Cards Galore Encore
Christmas - A Girl Who Crafts
Christmas - Memas Crafts
Anything Goes For Kids - Send A Smile 4 Kids
Snowmen - My Time To Craft
Freestyle - Hiding In My Craft Room
Sketch - Kraftin Kimmie -
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Snow People - Come & Get It
Lots of Layers - Sentimental Sundays
Anything Goes - Christmas Card Challenges
Anything Goes - Artistic Inspirations
Use Red/Green - Fitztown
Christmas - Ooh La La Creations
Anything Goes - Not Just Cards
White All Around (All White / Snow) - Crazy Challenge
Celebrate The Season - Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Anything Goes - plus option to use glitter - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Favourite Colour Combo - Card Mania - at this time of year my favourite combo is still red & green!
Christmas - Get Creative
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes - Through The Craft Room Door
Christmas Is Coming - Try It On Tuesday
Anything Goes - Crafty Sentiments
Buttons or Bows - Top Tip Tuesday
Christmas - PDE Linky Party
Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo - Cardz 4 Guyz - Red & Green
Christmas - Digi Choosday



Thanks so much for looking, take care and keep smiling,

Ruth
xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Have A Swinging Birthday!

So it was Lewis' Birthday yesterday, and as you've already seen I did his Spiderman card, but we had to do him two, one from Daisy and one from me!  The things we do!

Here's the boy wonder on his big day...how awesome is his hat!



Here's his second card:


This is another kit from Kanban that I have to confess to forgetting I had!  It's number is PCT1240.  I added some white PaperMill Direct linen card, and some of my stash of gold mirror from there too.  The ribbon is from Sonas Made and I used the Don Juan Cricut cartridge.

 



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Sister Act
Something Old - A Creative Romance - the kit is ancient - had it for years and years lol!
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Anything Goes - Brown Sugar
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers
Anything Goes for Kids - Send A Smile 4 Kids
Square Card - Crazy 4 Challenges
Wild Card - Just Us Girls
Freestyle - Hiding In My Craft Room
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Anything Goes - Robyn's Fetish
Anything Goes - Sentimental Sundays
Happy Everything - Corrosive Challenge
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Anything Goes Not Christmas - Paula Holifield
Anything Goes - Crafts Galore Encore
Anything Goes - My Besties
Anything Goes - Paper Nest Dolls
Anything Goes - Artistic Inspirations
Anything Goes - Not Just Cards
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes - Through The Craft Room Door
Anything Goes - Crafty Sentiments
Button or Bow - Top Tip Tuesday
Birthday with a Sentiment - Creative Card Crew
Easel Card - Inky Chicks

Thanks so much for looking, take care and keep smiling,

Ruth
xx

Tuesday Throwdown #223 - Bling It On

Morning all!  I have woken up to what looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, bounced out of bed, put the washing machine on only to discover, horror of horror, my machine wouldn't fill!  I was very happy and relieved to discover that there is a burst water main and that it's not my washing machine, especially after having to replace my hoover and my microwave on the same day a couple of weeks ago!

Anyway, enough of my ranting...The theme this week at Tuesday Throwdown is Bling It On!  Love it!  As we all know I am a bit partial to some bling so this was right up my street.  The challenge is being sponsored by the talented people at

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and 
is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 3 digital stamps.

Here's my card...

 
The image I have used is called "Angel Chorus"  The papers are the Forever Friends Black & Gold stack from DoCrafts.  The gold mirror card I had stashed away from my days at Paper Mill Direct.  The white linen card stock is from there too.  The ribbon is from Sonas Made and the gems are from Kars.




 I loved this image...I made it quite big to go right across my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Any Winter Holiday - Oddball Art Stamp
Christmas - Stamping Sensations
Faith - Path of Positivity
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Christmas/Holidays - Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes - Cards Galore
Christmas - A Girl Who Crafts
Celebrate The Holidays - Memas Crafts
Christmas Style - As You Like It - in all honesty I like a combination of modern and tradition - I guess you could say a modern twist on the traditional if that makes sense.
Something Beginning With S - Completely Christmas - Singing Angels!
Anything Goes with a Keep It Simple Twist - Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Something Old - A Creative Romance - The Forever Friend black & gold patterned papers are so old I bought them in The Paper Mill shops back when they were still open!
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Happy Holidays - Fussy & Fancy
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers
Anything Goes - Treasured Times
Christmas with a No Red or Green Twist - Inkspirational Challenge
Anything Goes - Just Us Girls
Freestyle - Hiding In My Craft Room
Anything Goes - Robyn's Fetish
Anything Goes - Christmas Card Challenges
Happy Everything - The Corrosive Challenge
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap
Anything Goes - Paper Nest Dolls
Anything Goes - Artistic Inspirations
Holiday Cards - Simon Says Stamp
Christmas - Ooh La La Creations
Anything Goes - Not Just Cards
Celebrate The Season - Craft Hoarders Anonymous - I have definitely hoarded the black & gold Forever Friend Do Crafts paper stack - and the mirror card too for that matter!
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Christmas - Get Creative


Have a fabulous day, take care & keep smiling,

Ruth
xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Spidy!!!!

Morning all.  I can't believe my little nephew is 6 today!  How did that actually happen?  Time is flying by!  Here is the birthday boy himself out shopping with his mum...there's always some mischief to get into with this wee guy around :-)


Here's the first of his two cards...


He loves Spiderman and hopefully this will be a hit!  What a find this was...I had forgotten I even had this kit and found it by total accident.  And what a happy accident it was!  The kit is from Kanban and the sheet code is CON9043.  It had everything I needed, including the envelope, and I have loads of toppers left over for other cards!




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Through the Craft Room Door
Use diecuts - Crafty Sentiments - die cut spiderman decoupage
Easel Card - Inky Chicks
Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes - Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Anything Goes - Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesday
Anything Goes - The Stamping Chef
Die Cuts - 4 Crafty Chicks - die cut Spiderman decoupage
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Something Old - A Creative Romance - the kit was so old I'd forgotten I even had it and the store I bought it from is long gone!
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Anything Goes - Brown Sugar
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers
Anything Goes for Kids - Send A Smile 4 Kids
Anything Goes - Just Us Girls
Freestyle - Hiding in my Craftroom
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Anything Goes - Robyns Fetish
Happy Everything - The Corrosive Challenge
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap



Thanks so much for looking, keep smiling and have a great day!

Ruth
xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Creative Moments Announcement!

Morning all...I am honoured, delighted and pleased to announce that I have been selected as part of the design team for Creative Moments and my first challenge DT entry goes live today!
 Creative Moments
 It's all so exciting!  There's some brilliant sponsors and some amazing images coming up and I can't wait to work with them!

My first challenge was to "Make It Sparkle and the sponsor this fortnight is Stitchy Bear Stamps

 and I have used this gorgeous little Ballerina Bunny...


I printed her onto Papermill Direct white linen card and coloured her with my trusty Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils.  I picked out some of the detail with my tub of crystal Stickles.  The glittered background paper is from the Trimcraft First Edition Desert Bloom stack.  The sentiment is from a set of Do Crafts stamps.  The button and ribbon are from Sonas Made.



Here's the list of Polychromo colours I used...


We would love it if you could pop on over and join on the challenge here - and there's a design team call too, so you could join this brilliant team as well!

I would like to enter this card into the following other challenges:

Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Bright Colours - Crafts 4 Eternity
Anything Goes - Jo's Scrap Shack
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Let It Sparkle - Creative Corner
Anything Goes - Brown Sugar
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers
Anything Goes - Treasured Times
Shine - Inkspirational Challenges
Anything Goes for Kids - Send a Smile for Kids
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Things With Wings - Robyns Fetish
Fairies - Cupcake Inspirations
Brad, Button &/or bow - Sentimental Sundays
Girly - The Corrosive Challenge
Anything Goes - The Paper Nest Dolls
Give Me a Square Deal - Squigglefly
Anything Goes using a Digi Element - Fitztown - Digi image
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Use a Digi - Card Mania
Anything Goes -Dream Valley
Anything Goes -Aurora Wings
Anything Goes - optional twist - use glitter - Get Creative
Sooooo Girly - Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes - Through The Craft Room Door
Things With Wings - Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes - Clear It Out Challenge
Down on the Farm - Inky Chicks

Thanks so much for coming by,
have a great day and keep smiling,

Ruth
xx