Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Wedding anniversaries

I had a real funny one the other day.  Happily sat on Facebook chatting away (as you do!) and my neighbour messaged me - "do you sell the cards you make?".  

I dropped her a message back "yes sometimes, why do you need one?"

"Yes, now!" was her reply!  

She had her step daughter over and she had misjudged her anniversary date - she thought it was the day after!  So I quickly popped together this card - she was very happy!  

Then, this last weekend we had a silver wedding "do" to go to.  The couple were renewing their vows and also having a party - they are also our neighbours - we have such lovely neighbours and are so lucky!  So here is the card I did for them...

Shhhhh - don't tell anyone, but the base paper, numbers and heart are actually....wallpaper!  Lol - I cut the bits out on my eclips - haven't used it very much recently, so am hoping to get on and do some more with it!  It just cuts through things so well!

Thanks for popping by today x


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Aud Sentiments - any sentiment!

Oooo, get me - another post less than 6 months after the one before!  I know, surprised me too!

Our challenge over at Aud Sentiments is anything with a sentiment!  

This is my project.....

Yes, one of THOSE cards!  I have wanted to make one of these for a while now, but just never got round to it - its really quite simple!  

I used a stamping up stamp for the flourishes on the paper

I made the sentiment myself and "adjusted" the image from My Heart Pieces.  It originally had a elfen lady behind the crib but the lady who will be getting this is very religious and would not have liked that, but I LOVED the baby, so I just cut the elfen being out!  

I do sometimes wonder if designers mind when we do things like this - I hope not! 

And I still have another project to show!  But thats for another day - out for a meal with one lot of work friends tonight, with another meal (with a different lot of work friends!) tomorrow.  Eeeeep, I think I will need to buy elasticated trousers!

Thanks for popping by - I lost quite a few followers when I was absent, but hey ho - thats life! So glad I still have some wonderful peeps checking in!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Its been a while.....

It really has been a while!  Life has been busy!  We have had an extension done and a complete remodel of our downstairs - we are nearing the end and no longer living in a building site!  

I will be back for a proper post at sometime really soon but just a quickie to let you know about our DT call and new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  Link is in the sidebar!

Here is my "anything goes" project....

It is a memory book!  

Cut these on my eclips.  Each page has a slide out tag for a photo - papers all from crafty weekend goodie bag!

These were made using a die I had from my crafty weekend LAST YEAR!  And ribbon from this year's bag - Amy you do spoil us!

This image is from Birdie Brown who sponsors Aud Sentiment for this challenge

Coloured with copics and sprayed with spray and sparkle from Amy and Natalie's shop
 Sentiment from Birdie Brown and flowers from Crafty Weekend goodie bag!  I have to say this was such a fabby weekend - more in another post!  And thanks to Sarah-Louise (tiggertastic) I can now stick those suckers down good and pretty!

Bling from crafty weekend

Sentiment from Birdie Brown and tree from eclips cartridge

 Bound it all up myself - first time I have tried this method!

Oh and finally finished my first attempt at a quilt - am feeling pretty chuffed - even though it isn't perfect (by any means!)

Mum's cat doesn't even notice the imperfections! 

Ok - am off now (hubby is doing something that I think I need to be involved with!!!)

Hugs to all - so glad to be back and have missed blogging! 

Ruthie x

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Going to be away for a while!

We are going to get an extension put on our house - and some remodeling downstairs!  This means that very soon I am gonna have to be packing up the crafty stuff so I won't be posting much.  I will still be poodling around people's blogs, just not crafting myself.

Normal service will be resumed in .... a couple of months!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Aud Sentiments - FRIEND

 Hey there!  It seems like the weeks are just flying past at the moment! 

Our challenge over at Aud Sentiments is to use the word FRIEND - we are sponsored by Polka Doodles and they gave us images to use

Hope you will get the chance to join us over at AudSentiments - the DT have rocked this challenge! 


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Aud Sentiments - Bingo!

Hey hey!  Hope everyone is well and dandy - thanks so much for the messages people have left me over the last couple of months - even though I havent visited, I have really appreciated the love x

OK - this was a fun one!  I had it in my mind what I needed to do.  I found the image.  I coloured it carefully.  I then made the card.  Did I check my bingo card?  Did I 'eck!!!

LUCKILY!  It came out right!  ....this is the card, with the rules....

Here is my lucky card....

 So - I chose the line that had the word "Happy" and added the flowers and bling to it - phew! 

I really look forward to seeing your entries - don't forget to follow the rules! 

Thanks for stopping by.....Rx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Still around!  Mojo has been sadly missing for a long while now!  I have been colouring a few pics, so will have a few images ready, but other than that.....

Anyhow, this was one card I HAD to sit down and make!  

I am trying hard to improve my colouring and am happy with this one - I like how it all turned out with the shading etc.  

Happy Father's Day!!!!

PS I am entering this into the following challenges...
Delightful Challenges
Card Makin Mamas
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Forgotten card!

Oh hey - I forgot to post this up....it was a card I did for our anything goes challenge over at Aud Sentiments - but life got busy and I just found this waiting to go up!  Seems a waste to not post it!  

Thanks for popping over today - hope you have a lovely day x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Jewellery Attempts!

When we went on our crafty weekend we had a little play at jewellery making.  I have been trying to find the time to have a play and finally did! 

If you fancy joining us for our next weekend then the link is on the right hand side 


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment

Gotta just leave these easy ones we are getting lately!  This is our "settling in" challenge - first challenge for our new DT - YAY!  We have such a great team - I just know that I never would have been selected if I had been competing for a place against this lot!

I am trying very hard to improve my colouring at the moment - this image, from DTSarts, took an absolute age to colour in, but I am so chuffed at how it turned out!  

If you get the chance, why not enter our challenge?  And possibly leave some love for our new DT over at AudSentiments?


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Crochet bedspread!

Over the Christmas hols, I finally worked out how to crochet.  I then decided I would try and crochet a square....the square grew.  "What are you making?" friends and family asked.  "I dont know", I replied.  
I had this vague idea I would stop when I got bored.  Well, I got bored...and stopped - I now have a double bedspread - or a very nice warm throw blanket - its crazy heavy!

As you can see, I need to wash and block it - gotta find out how to do that now!

Phew - what to do next I wonder?


Thursday, 10 May 2012

New Craft Area!

In the midst of losing my mum, we were changing my crafty area!  It was a bit hectic to say the least!

Lots of pics to come!....

 Teeniest bit embarrassed by this one!  Lol - normally it looked tidier than this!  I also had a large cupboard behind me with crafting stash in it. 

So, take one gorgeous hubby.....add a great big pile of boxes....

 This was the beginning of shifting stuff around....I laughed when I saw this and noticed the plate on the floor...gonna blame the child!

 ...but I guess I need to fess up that the yoghurt pot was mine! As you can see, I literally stopped mid-colouring - hence the copics out of their box! 

 ooo the shame of it - how did I ever get my legs under the table?  I blame the crafty weekend - I got sooo many goodies!  

We thought we would put up one cupboard and just move stuff into it - then move onto the next cupboard...
Man at Work!

Work in progress....

This was day two....notice the different colour tshirt?  ...and more cupboards are up!

 ...little shake to test they stayed up....looking good!  

 First things in the cupboard?....Copics!!!!

....rest of stuff to go in cupboard! 

 Then we discovered our slight hitch - no not the one where Tony had to take off the socket because its an oldish house and they are surface mounted (they stick out!)....No, not the one where we discovered the radiator, which is under the table, didnt fit so we had to cut a chunk out the back of the cupboard....

This particular hitch was the lack of two cupboard doors! 

 Got the doors - then started loading the cupboards!...

Needed somewhere for my inspirations pics - these are things Josh has made and also cards other crafters have sent me.  Aspirational!

All doors present and correct!

STUFF!  These are my beads and stuff!

Yeah - more!

Lol - not a picture of the lizard!  More a picture of the cutting machines - behind the eclips is my ecraft!  Need to find a home for these - Gwim Weaper (the lizard) gets a bit puzzled by the noise!

Just about done now!  My room looks alot tidier now - in fact, its even tidier since this pic was taken.  YAY!

Yep - theres my little inspiration gallery x

Well, hopefully, now that Mum's funeral is done (terribly sad, but went well), I can get to do some crafting soon.  The girls from Aud Sentiments have been fabulous whilst I have been away - hugs to you all - and thanks to my lovely crafty mates who have sent me messages and love.  

Ruthie x