Friday, August 28, 2015

Feeling Fruity

Just recently my daughter and I have been picking brambles.  There are loads of bushes near where we live and it makes a good walk out in the fresh air.  So we have been making and eating bramble crumble, yummy!!

So with fruit in mind its time for this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers which is all about fruit on your cards and its the lovely Jo's turn to host.  Jo asks that this week we feature fruit on our creations.

Here is mine.

 
I used strawberries.  The little receipt set came from Printable Heaven which you can find HERE.  The papers I have used are from a set available by Docrafts which is part of the Bellissima collection.


I am not sure if you can tell from the photo but the little die cut cake dome was made from a little piece of plastic to look like glass.  The die cuts are from the Tea Party set by XCut.

Hope you can stop by to play and don't forget to check out the Design Team blogs for more fruity inspiration.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blog Hop



Hello Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers Fans!  

We are so excited to be teaming up with this fabulous group of crafters!

We have a fun blog hop that we are kicking off today!!

Yes, that’s right, you can sit, relax, and hop through the blogs of our Creative Team members as we show you what we have been creating!

Here’s your blog hop order…


Here’s the details:  Enjoy the hop and leave a comment for each of our fabulous designers along the way, and be sure to leave one on your last stop the Ruby Rock-It blog!  For those that follow until the end leaving your sweet sentiments along the way, will be entered to win a fabulous prize from us!  We will announce our winner the first week of September!
 



It's time now to head on over to RUBY ROCK-IT'S blog





Enjoy the hop!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lets here it for the boys.

Only one more week until the summer holidays finish and the new term begins.  My little girl is about to go to big school so feeling a bit proud of her at the moment.  She has grown up way to fast.
 
I can't believe how quickly each week comes around and here we are with another dare at Daring Cardmakers.
 
This week is all about the boys/men in our lives and its Lythans turn to host this weeks dare and as its her Dads birthday she would like to see men's cards.
 
Here is mine.
 
 
I have used more gorgeous downloads from Pink Petticoat.  I always find men's cards the hardest.  So kept this nice and clean and no fluff, I do love my embellishments.

 
Hope you can stop by the design team blogs for more inspiration and have a great weekend.
 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Talking Texture

I am a little late with this post but today a new dare started over at Daring Cardmakers. This time its all about texture on your cards.

Kathy is this weeks host and she wants to see lots of texture on your creations.  This could be fabrics, metal, cork, leather anything to make your card interesting to touch.

This is what I came up with.  And yes its Christmas!!

 
For my touchy feely bit I have used some pom pom trim, lace, the snowflake is cut from glittered foam and my ribbon is all glittery too.

 
The papers and sentiment I have used are from Pink Petticoat.  I also just love my Stampin Up star framlits at the moment so I mounted the snowflake onto one cut from glitter card.  Which is hard to see in the photo.
 
I picked the colours of the card to match the challenge over at Merry Monday which was to use pastels.
 
 

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.



Friday, August 7, 2015

August Elemental Inspiration

So sorry that I have been missing from Blog Land for a while.  We recently got our son christened so we have been really busy planning it and enjoying the company of family and friends.

The day went really well, the service was so lovely although the weather could have been a bit better but we did manage to spend some time in the garden afterwards.

To this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers.


You need to choose 3 elements from the picture above.  If you look closely there are tonnes of elements you could use.

Here is my card, which I made for my husband as he celebrates his birthday next week.

 
I have used the main colours which look like blue and brown, wood and some corrugated card to match the panel to the left of the picture.

 
My daughter also made a little card for her Daddy using the same picture and a few bits from Mummys stash.



Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July

Its my turn to host this weeks dare over at Daring Cardmakers and guess what its Christmas!!!!

We all need to make a head start with these cards.  I know I have a few to make to post back to the UK.  Its always difficult to start making them early especially when the weather is so sunny and lovely.

So I would like to see your Christmas Cards this week.

Here is mine.

 
I have used my trusted snowflake dies from Spellbinders.  I have inked around it to make the outline then cut one out of blue glittered card.  The backing paper and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat.


I also had to add one of these little jingle bells as a finishing touch.  I think they are very festive and really cute.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more gorgeous inspiration and I can't wait to see your creations over at Daring Cardmakers.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 3, 2015

July elemental Inspiration


Its the first Friday of the month which means elemental inspiration time over at Daring Cardmakers.

Such a pretty picture this month.


The challenge is to pick at least 3 elements from the image to create your card.

 
I have made a golden wedding anniversary card so the elements I have used are the colour gold, ribbon, organza, flowers and leaves.


I made the flower using circles of organza material and melted the edges to form the shape and added a little bead to the centre.

Don't forget to stop by the design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Its a little post from me today as I am packing to go away on holiday so I am busy ironing and sorting clothes.