Wednesday, 4 December 2013

TAG IT! and a DT Call!

Get me!  More than a post a month!  Phew, need a lie down now!
Oh heavens, we have had such a funny day at work today - in a library - and giggling so much....madness!
 So, our challenge over at AudSentiments this time is to make a tag - making sure you include a sentiment!
I did mine, but then remembered someone at craft club had asked me to make a few cards, so I quickly turned it into a card!  The lovely lady bought this one and a few others, so I was dead chuffed! 
And, just before I dash off, I need to mention our DT call over at Audsentiments.  Just pop on over there and take a peek - be brave and have a go!
Ruthie x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

One for the boys....

So, I came back from the Crafty Weekend all fired up and ready to create!  But here is one of the cards I made while I was there.  I just loved this stamp - so funny!!!  And the ticket die and stamp was from my goody bag! Yay!

I would like to enter this into Natalie and Amy's Challenge - One for the Boys!  I haven't entered a challenge in forever!
Thanks for popping over!
Ruthie x

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Over at AudSentiments this week we are getting all feminine!  Our challenge is to make a card either for a girl, or for a man but from a girl!  We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs as you can see by my image.  
Girlies from my crafty weekend will be so proud that I used a flower - I don't do flowers! 
I am so pleased with how this came out, colouring wise!  So if you want to join in, just click on the link in the bar and it will take you over to Aud Sentiments!
Thanks for stopping by today

Ruthie x

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Christmas at Auds

We have a nice easy challenge this time over at AudSentiments - its to make a project or card which includes a Christmas sentiment!  Easy Peasy, right?

And here is my offering.....

I have to do a quick shout out - I had the most wonderful crafty weekend away recently (link for the blog is on the right) - and the papers, stamp, die cut are all from my goodie bag from the weekend away!  So, if you get a chance, why not pop over to the crafty weekend blog and keep an eye out for dates for next year!!! 

thanks for popping by today!

Ruthie x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

I'm back! Ish!

Oh how life gets in the way of crafting!  Nothing drastic, just life!
I have been keeping up with doing the posts for Audsentiments, but not done very much cardmaking at all.
So, just like buses....they have all come together....
So, the theme over at Audsentiments is funny Halloween sentiments - not too sure that mine are Funny to be honest, but hey ho! 

And, in case you didn't recognise them, the images are from Bugaboo - really do love the images they produce.
The image below is from Simply Betty Stamps - and this has been coloured and sat there waiting for a card to be made!  I got so fed up with not using it, that I took the chance to do it when I did my DT here it is...I just LOVE that image!
So, that's me done!  I am hoping it wont be so long next time, but really, who knows - I am training to do my first ever 5k run and am doing my level 2 British Sign Language (including going to the Deaf Club!!!) and I work full time, have a family etc etc....I just need more hours! 
Thanks for hanging in there with me and popping by!
Ruthie x

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Aud Sentiments Feeling Flirty...

Last post for the day.....our challenge over at Aud Sentiments is Feeling Flirty - the challenge is to produce a flirty card or project...and did I read the instructions properly?  Nope! 

 So my first card would not work for the theme - but luckily I coloured two images in....

 Close ups on both of them.....

 Lovely Sassy Studio Designs - we are so lucky to work with these....

And that is me, all up to date, arms and hands working, fresh back from knife and tomahawk throwing - did I mention we do that???  Lol

Have fun all

thanks for popping by

Ruthie x

Birthday Ellie

I actually managed to forget to put this one on here!  Seriously!  I put it on the Aud Sentiments Blog - but forgot to put it here!  Sigh!  

This image was from Bugaboo - fabulous! Talk about a quick card!  No colouring and the background cut using my eclips.  Little bit of embossing and job done!

Love it when it is as easy as this!  Especially when life is busy!

OK - one more post to come today....then I am up to date...I think!


Crochet Wreath

In the evenings I crochet blankets...nice and simple, no pattern, just do it while you watch tv.

I have looked at Attic 24 website quite a lot - love the colours she uses - and have done a few bright blankets because of her.  

At the moment I am crocheting a is grey, with purple stripes, but mainly grey.  It will be a lovely blanket and will go with our lounge beautifully, but its grey!  I like the bright colours and I miss the bright colours.  So I thought I would have a break and crochet a wreath that I saw on Attic 24.  

I am going to add some more flowers to it - but still try and keep them just in the same area - not all over.....

I have gone back to the grey blanket for the time being, but when I needed another colour blast I will add to the flowers

Thanks for coming over - to the many, many late posts!!!!

Ruthie x

Scary Mary....

Josh needed a card for a 13 year old's birthday recently - he assured me she likes zombies and the I grabbed for this image from Delicious Doodles - who do the best scary images!

Poor Becca - I so hope she does like zombies - what if she really likes unicorns and fluffy bunnies???

Architectural Papercutting!

I know I said I had missed a few projects - but this is crazy!......

I have been playing around with papercutting and thought I would have a go at the architectural style as well as plain lettering and pics....  

Ok - these two aren't architectural, but I was getting in the swing....

Here you go - these are architectural....

That's Paris done - how about a bit of London?....

These are not my designs - there is a wonderful website that gives the patterns away for free!!!  Yep, just so you can have a play...

And of course, a little house.....because a man's home is his castle!  

And still more overdue posts to come......

Sooooo behind!....

Oh my goodness me - I have had some issues with my hands - I have developed cubital tunnel syndrome. Its like carpel tunnel, but a different nerve is affected. You know when you hit your "Funny Bone"? Your arm, hand and fingers go numb and tingly, then they hurt? Well thats the cubital nerve....its not nice! The good news is - it seems to have settled down, so I have been able to catch up with my crafting! YAY! So - one overdue DT piece coming up, and one challenge entry for Simply Betty!

The one above is my overdue DT entry for AudSentiments!  I turned this simple rose into a cut design - it looks like it is printed, but its not, its cut out with a scalpel.  Very relaxing to do!

And the one below is my challenge entry - SPIKA the evil mermaid.  Betty very kindly gives us an image to play with and this month we got a choice of naughty or nice mermaid....the only catch was that if you chose the naughty one you had to do evil theme, and the nice was a cutsie theme!  

I am hoping that evil still includes glitter!!!!  I can't wait to use this image again - she is soooo sexy!  I can just see her in reds and blacks! 

So, those are my two pieces - couple more posts due soon.......

thanks for hanging in there - I know I'm not being very regular at the moment! 

Ruthie x

Thursday, 27 June 2013


I am very, very lucky to be on the AudSentiments DT - I am sure if I tried out for it now I wouldn't get in as there is so much amazing talent out there now!  But that last statement is not a call for comments saying "no you are fabulous" etc etc!!!  So, one of my roles on the team is to put up the weekly post, which I duly did yesterday.  I was just sat here now and realised I hadn't put up my OWN post on this blog!  Whoopsie!
The theme over at Auds is SUMMER!  You just need to create a summery project or card and make sure you include an appropriate sentiment.  This time we are sponsored by Stamp and Create.
I made my project using my Sizzix Eclips machine - I took it to our craft club at Rainham Library a few weeks ago and realised how little I used it, so decided I would try and use it more.....
I cut everything (except the "sand") out using the machine.  The face was even drawn on by the machine too!  So much fun!
Oh - see that blue sky?  How lovely!  Shame its not like that today!
Please pop over and enter the challenge if you get a chance!
Ruthie x

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Simply Betty Challenge

Every month Betty is very generous and gives away an image to use in a challenge.  I haven't been able to do the challenge for a few months now (time!) but I saw this image and just knew I had to use her! She is called Summer and the challenge is to create your own background. 

I have never done a background without stamps or somesuch, so this WAS a challenge!  I did the clouds on the mat, and also did leaves on the layer down.  The clouds on the mat were done using copics and a mask, and the leaves were done with chalks and a mask.

Took the photo on top of the guinea pig hutch, but the sun has virtually bleached out the leaf background!  But can you see the blue sky?  Gorgeous!

And, of course, the obligatory closeup!  She was a gem to colour!

So there you go - thanks for popping by - I really need to get on with a blog giveaway soon - am sure I have a reason to celebrate!

Ruthie x

Thursday, 6 June 2013

AudSentiments DT CALL!

Oh Yes! A DT call over at AudSentiments, coupled with an Anything goes challenge!  We are going to be busy!

Excuse the hurried post, but it is gone midnight and I am up for work in less than 6 hours!  Eeeeep!

Image bugaboo - first time doing a background with all the dots - nice result but gosh, so many dots!  

No one can say I am keeping you hanging around now can they - go on then, off with you over to AudSentiments to get your entry in! How could you NOT want to get one of these positions???

Ruthie x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Best Friends....

A really quick post up.....
Over at AudSentiments we have a challenge to use the word FRIEND on a card....
Cute image or what????
Thanks for stopping by......oh - and take a peek at aud sentiments next week - we have a dt call coming up...shhhhhhhh! x

Monday, 29 April 2013


I have been having a little play around with paper cutting recently - that's with a scalpel, not my wonderful eclips. 
 I cut the one above for my brother's birthday - he has lots of Queens on his walls! 
And this one is a Paper Panda design, but I did cut it and am quite pleased with how it turned out!
Thanks for popping by and don't forget our Aud Sentiments blog hop!
Ruthie x

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Aud Sentiments Happy Birthday

Wow!  Three years old!!!  Seriously, who can imagine that?

Now, hopefully, you have arrived to me from Mel's blog - wasn't her creation gorgeous?  Phew, hard act to follow!....

If you didn't come here from Mel, then why not pop over to AudSentiments and find out all the information about our birthday celebrations?

So here is my card....the image was from My Heart Pieces....and I cut out the frame and lace edge with sizzix eclips machine - gotta love that!  The cut files were from Lettering Delights (oblong frame) and SVG Cuts (crochet edging).  

Regulation close up of image!  I did enjoy colouring this one - just such a gorgeous image! 

Now, you are on your way again - short but sweet visit!  Your next stop is Sandra's blog....WAIT!!!  Don't forget to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of the prize!  .....Ok, now you can go hop along! 

thanks so much for popping by....Ruthie x