Friday, 1 October 2010

I have a secret!

Oh no - its not a secret anymore....I can reveal it today!  ...but before I do...who else finds it hard to keep secrets?  I am terrible....I have long conversations with Pickles (one of our cats), who lies on the landing while I sit on the stairs...I tell him all the things that I have to keep secret because then the secret doesnt keep fizzing inside you do something like that...or is it just wierd???

This is clue number one...dont worry, there are only two...and you can always scroll down!

This is not my normal thing at all! Not sure if I like it or not - looks a bit like a card you would give a rather elderly aunt!  I hand embossed the backing card (which has a goldy sheen to it) - the brown card also has a goldy sheen.

Then added the ribbon (from a pack of premade cards) and the little pearly thing!

Closer view of image - I put little dobs of crystal effects on the roses and then did the vase with it!

And - my money-saving hint of the day....I used tumble drier sheets to put the ink on with - saved money by not buying the Famous Man's thingy whidget doo-dah!  It also stinks to high heaven....errr, also smells lovely!  Perfect for giving to an Old Aunt!

This is clue number two!  Hee hee....dont peek now!

Now this card I like way more!  Just think the girl is beautiful.  And, really just like the way it came out.

 Close up on the girly - she is a pumpkin witch!  All the little dots on her, her bands etc are all glittery - really didnt take a great photo of this!  Background was just different inks - smeared all over the place!

 And these were the corners I printed on the card prior to doing the rest of the stuff.  The joy of digis - just flipped it over in inkscape (free programme) to do the other side.

Hmmm - now to link up a couple of challenges!
By the Cute and Girly are looking for Spooky. 
Stamping Vacation are after Halloween
Simon Says its Autumn - and photo inspiration!
If the Shoe Fits (new one for me) want ORANGE - oh yes!
Inktegrity are looking for Fall colours
StampsRUs challenge is to "do" Halloween

Phew, dont think I have ever linked up so many challenges but it just seems that kinda time of the year!

And this is my secret!!! YAY I got in - am just so excited!  Am part of an incredible team - and so lucky to be working with Teri's images - they are all so different - lots of different styles to play with!

Pop over to the Delicious Doodles blog to see the rest of the DT! 



Lisa Jane said...

Congratulations -well deserved.
2 lovely cards - so different .
Love the second and it would be perfect for ym challenge over at By the cute and girly this month!
Lisa ;)

Teri said...

Yeay hun!!
Welcome to the Team!! Officially now that is, with the announcement done too!
Hope you have fun!
BIG welcoming hugs,
Teri xx

aqualeiga said...

Huge congrats to you, you sound quite rightly stoked! Really looking forward to seeing more of your work. Big smiles, from Ali x

Maria said...

Congrats teamie, How lucky are we!!

Happy crafting! x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Ruthie

I just saw the announcement at Teri's blog. Congratulations hun and can't wait to see your other creations with her fab digis.

Huge hugs Ali x

Allison said...

gorgeous cards, looking forward to working with you we will have fun

Happy Days said...

Congratulations hun, looking forward to working with you. Great card hun, I love that image. x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Ruthie your cards are AWESOME! I'm so thrilled to be on this team with you! Should be a very interesting ride!! Congrats!!

melsanford said...

Fab cards - congratulations! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Saskia said...

Congratulations!! I'm also so happy to be part of this great team!! :)


deesdesigns said...

Congrats on being chosen to be part of the Delicious Doodles DT - you are going to be one busy girl!

Awesome cards too!

Pascale said...

These cards are both so gorgeous and I am looking forward to working with you hugs Pascale

Faye said...

Yay, congratulations! Fab news. I tell Sweet Cheeks the secrets. Of course this will only work as long as he can't repeat them! ;)
As for your cards, they are very different for you, but they are also lovely. xx

Diane (djuseless) said...

Super cute card! Love your choices of fall colors too! Thanks for playing along with Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration!

Purple Card Lady said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us for Inktegrity's Hump Day challenge.

email: said...

Pretty flowers on the top card and I really like the bright yellow on the bottom card!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


goatesgirl said...

your cards are as different as night and day..thanks for playing at Inktegrity

Marcea said...

fabulous card and massive congratulations!
Thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog -x-

lesleyworth said...

fun fun card! the image is delightful! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards.

SuzanneK said...

Love your witch and layout, great colouring. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments. Congrats too Ruthie well deserved.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow two stunning cards I love the flowers the colouring is gorgeous in contrast the second is so bold and bright thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Lorraine x

Audrey said...

You are too funny! Congrats on getting on the DT!

Julie said...

Congrats on your new design team position. Love your cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments (snigger, giggle)