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,


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #222 Christmas Tags

Morning all,

There's a fab new challenge starting over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog today - it's a Christmas tag challenge.  It's sponsored by My Grafico.
MYGRAFICO is a leading Digital Online store with Hand selected Designers. Our unique designs come with affordable prices. We offer Commercial Use high quality Designer cliparts, digital stamps, Photoshop brushes, creative paper sets, scrapbook ing designs, SVG cutting templates, pr-emade party printables and stationery templates.

I really struggled to choose which of their fab Christmas images I wanted to use so ended up using 4 and here's what I came up with:

My papers are from a  DCWV Christmas stack.  The gorgeous green pearlised card has such an amazing sparkle and was a special from Paper Mill Direct this time last year - it was so gorgeous I made sure I stocked up.  I used 3 punches for these from EK, Woodware, and Stampin Up.  The ribbon was from the Sonas Made stash coming very soon!  I coloured them with my Faber Castell Polychormo Pencils and finished them off with a wee bit of crystal Stickles - always a must at this time of year!

These images are just so flippin cute!

Pop on over and show us your take on this brilliant Christmassy theme, I would love to see what you all come up with!

I would like to enter these tags into the following other challenges:

Any Winter Holiday - Oddball Art Stamps
The Big Guy - Sparkles Monthly Challenge
Anything Goes - Welcome to the Scrapbook Garden
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Not A Card - The Crafting Cafe
Anything Goes plus a Handmade Bow - Craft-Dee Bowz
Christmas is Coming - The Artistic Stamper 
Anything Goes - A Girl Who Crafts 
Anything But A Card - Crafting Musketeers 
Simply Christmas - Stamping Sensations 
Anything Goes - Penny Black & More 
It's All About Christmas - Crafty Calendar 
Red & Green - Cute Card Thursday 
Hand Coloured Image - Milk Coffee
Christmas Creation with Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Christmas - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 
T for Traditional Christmas Alphabet Challenge
Bright Colours - Crafts 4 Eternity 
Anything Goes - Jo's Scrap Shack 
Anything Goes - Sister Act 
Your Favourite Holiday - Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Christmas obviously :-)
Christmas Is Coming - Crafty Catz
Let It Sparkle - Creative Corner
Pairs / 2 Of A Kind - Fussy & Fancy
Anything Goes - Brown Sugar Challenge 
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers 
Shine - Inkspirational Challenges 
Anything Goes For Kids - Send A Smile For Kids
Anything But A Card - Allsorts 
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap 
Anything Goes - The Papernest Dolls        
Anything Goes Using a Digi Element - Fitztown - digital images on all the tags
Anything Goes - Not Just Cards 
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Use a Digi - Card Mania - digi images on all 4 stamps
Anything But A Card - The Pink Elephant 
Anything Goes - Dream Valley 
Anything Goes - Get Creative 

Thanks so much for looking!

Have a great day and keep smiling!


Thursday, 6 November 2014

I Believe In You

I made this card for my gorgeous Daisy...I am holding onto it for the appropriate moment!  I am blown away every day by just how amazing she is, I couldn't be prouder.  She has really settled into high school, has thrown herself into school life with massive gusto, book club, film club, dance club, the gym, maintaining her homework, a wee part time job at the stables, pipe band and scouts.  I don't know where she gets the energy!  I am pretty much only required for taxi driving and feeding at the moment.  I guess that will get worse the older she gets!

Here she is a few weeks ago helping out on a freezing cold super windy Saturday at her first cross country event.  She had a brilliant day and worked really hard without complaint.  She walked miles around the course.  I guess it won't be too long before she is competing at events like this!

Here's her card...

The image is Simply Sassy Winking Student from the always brilliant Sugar Nellie Stamps. She looks a bit like Daisy!  Think it's the glasses and the pleat and the books that do it!  She's stamped onto Papermill Direct white linen card and coloured with Polychromo Pencils.  The patterned papers are First Edition "Desert Bloom" available from Trimcraft.  The sentiment is a Kaisercraft "proud" mini stamp.  The punches used are a Paper Shaper large flower and a Tonic Studios corner rounder.  The button in the middle of the flower is from Sonas Made

 Above are my Polychromo colours.

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

Shop in your craft room - Simply Create Too
Anything goes - Sister Act
Anything goes - Crafty Catz
Anything goes - Brown Sugar
Anything goes - Creative Fingers
Clean and simple - Paula Holifield Crafts
Anything goes - Crafts Galore Encore
Anything goes - A Girl Who Crafts
Anything goes - Penny Black & More
Fall/Autumn colours - Sparkles
Sugarnellie Stamp - Sugarbowl Challenge
Anything goes - 613 Avenue Create
Patterned paper - Squigglefly
Anything goes - Papertake Weekly
Colours of Autumn - Try It On Tuesday
Autumn Colours - PDE Linky Party
Anything goes - Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything goes - Digi Stamps 4 Joy
For the one you love - Ruby's Rainbow
Anything goes - Word Art Wednesday
Anything goes - The Stamping Chef

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


Morning all,
Been a tad bit knackered being back at the "day job" and trying to fit everything in so there's not been so many posts this week, but I will get used to it again and back on track.  There's going to be a fair few early nights while that happens though, but the good news is I am sleeping like a baby when my head does hit the pillow!  Now how do you encourage an 11 year old to go to bed earlier...

Enough of my rambling, here's my card:

 I've used "Hello Rudolph" & "Santa & Rudolph" Humphry Christmas stamps from Crafters Companion, stamped onto white linen Papermill Direct card and coloured with Polychromo Pencils.  I punched the images out with a Stampin Up 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted it on their scalloped circle punch.  The papers are a DCWV Christmas stack.  The ribbon is from Sonas Made.

Here are the Polychromo colours:

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

Shop in your craft room - Simply Create Too - Had all the stuff for more than 18 months!
Anything Goes with a layer twist - Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Pink - A Creative Romance
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Anything Goes - Brown Sugar
Non traditional Christmas colours - Totally Gorjuss
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Feeling Cool - Pile It On
No embellishments - Christmas Card Challenges
Christmas - The Ribbon Girl
Anything Goes plus Christmas - My Besties
Getting ready for Christmas - Dream Valley
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes - Through The Craft Room Door
Christmas Joy - Creative Card Crew
Anything Goes - Loves Rubber Stamps
3 stamps on a card - Inky Chicks
Anything Goes - Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Clean & Simple - Paula Holifield Crafts
Anything Goes plus handmade bow - Craft Dee Bowz
Christmas Is Coming - The Artistic Stamper
Christmas Card - Bearly Mine
Anything Goes  - Crafts Galore Encore
Anything Goes - A Girl Who Crafts
Simply Christmas - Stamping Sensations
Anything Goes - Penny Black & More
It's all about Christmas - Crafty Calendar
Simply Christmas - Sir Stamp A Lot
Bows - Crafty Creations
Anything Goes - The Stamping Chef

Thanks so much for looking
Have a great day and keep smiling
Ruth xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

An Exciting Announcement - Tuesday Throwdown TT220

Morning all, I have an exciting announcement to make today.  I am proud and happy and delighted to tell you I am now on the design team over at Tuesday Throwdown and my first card for them is for challenge TT220 - A Shaped Card which has gone live today!  This challenge is sponsored by the brilliant Robyns Fetish and I have used here "Christie Angel" digi...

The snowflake is cut from the "Accent Essentials" Cricut cartridge and is most definitely my "go-to" snowflake, it's such a great shape.  I cut the shadow in silver mirror card and the top in white glitter card, both of which I have had stashed to use for a while.  This white glitter card was a shedder though, it's fair to say my cricut mat, work desk, my entire general work area and most of myself was absolutely covered in ultrafine glitter!  Shed central!  The letter is cut from the "Don Juan" cartridge.  I used my trusty Polychromo Pencils to colour her on white linen Papermill Direct card.  I glittered her wings with glamour dust on top of glossy accents.

Here's my Polychromo colour chart...

I am so excited to be a part of this lovely team and can't wait to show you more cards for them...pop over and check out the other brilliant designers, join in the challenge, and say hi!

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

Anything Goes with a layer twist - Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge
Anything Goes - Sister Act
Pink - A Creative Romance
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Shaped Cards - Sweet Stampin
Non Traditional Christmas Colours - Totally Gorjuss
Glitter & Glamour - Kraftin Kimmie
Anything Goes - 613 Avenue Create
Photo Inspiration - - Come & Get It
Feeling Cool - Pile It On
No Embellishments - Christmas Card Challenge
Magical - The Corrosive Challenge Blog
Anything Goes - Scribble & Scrap
Christmas - The Ribbon Girl
Anything Goes - Paper Nest Dolls
Anything Goes/Add Some Bling - Ppinky Dolls
Anything Goes - Scrapbook Stamp Society
Getting Ready For Christmas - Dream Valley
Simply Christmas - Stamping Sensations
It's All About Christmas - Crafty Calendar

Thanks so much for looking

Keep Smiling