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