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