Friday, 23 December 2016

My first box card...

Another first - a box card!  Got this file from SVG Cuts in a bundle of Christmas themed cards.  

On a bit of a flyer - but just to say that this made the perfect WOW card for family who do not celebrate Christmas.  

Funny what lengths you go to to get a good photo - hence lying on the floor as the cat exits the cat flap!!! 

Happy crafting guys

Ruthie x

Another winter blue card for the challenge...

I have never made one of these cards before and I was amazed at how easy it was - when you have a cutting file that is!  I have no idea how I would have done it from scratch of course! 

Not a wintery card at all - but hey, it IS blue! So I am going to enter this in the challenge Amy is having over at Crafty Purple Frog - here!  

I am definitely going to do more of this style of card - it looks so complex! 

Have fun crafting!

Ruthie x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Challenge entry

The lovely Amy, from our crafty weekend, has a new shop and is having a DT call and challenges etc.  I really can't commit to the DT full time, but thought I would enter the challenge when I can...

The challenge this week is the Winter Blues - anything blue and it doesn't have to be Christmas themed.  I have another card in the pipeline but had to make some cards for work - anyone who knows me knows that I don't make Christmas cards, but it was a long story and I ended up making ten!  Well, it was a good opportunity to try out my scan n cut!  I made them mainly with red or green backgrounds, but had to make a couple of blue ones for the challenge.  

The challenge can be found at the Crafty Purple Frog blog.  Why not pop over and send her some love?

Have a great week

Ruthie x

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Sneaking back quietly...

Shhhhh!  I am sneaking back quietly.....

A quick update from me...well, I did it!  I became a teacher!  When I went in to training I thought I was going to be a upper KS2 teacher or even secondary at some point...but then I discovered year 1 (5 and 6 year olds) - and they are fantastic!  

So, I have done my 1 year training, and survived 1 year as a Newly Qualified Teacher and now I am in my second year in Year 1 - with the most fantastic class.  Yes, it is manic, yes there are stressful times - but heck, I wouldn't change it for a second.

I have stopped crafting for over two years now (last blog post was when I stopped - Feb 2014!) so nearly 3 years!  Now things are calming down a little I have been able to pick up with my hobbies - I am breaking in and schooling a young horse for a friend of mine (lots of poop and a few scary times!) and I restarted crafting when I went on the fantastic crafty weekend during October half term.  

If you have not seen the crafty weekend, click on the link in my sidebar - we have such a giggle!  And a little bit of crafting gets done.  

Anyway, I am off to go and "do" something - having spent the day thus far Christmas shopping and cleaning, I think I deserve a play.    I was a good teach and got my marking done yesterday evening, so just have a little planning to nail tomorrow.  

I'm so glad to be back and can't wait to catch up with everyone in blogland!  

Ruthie x