Tuesday 6 September 2011


Good morning!
I've been having computer problems which mean my time on the internet has been short and sweet. On top of that work and family commitments seem to have overtaken again and this card has been "in the making" for days now..
The image is Mannequin -  one of my newest digis from A Passion for Stamps and when I drew it I was thinking of a black metal stand which wouldn't need coloured....however if you have a look at the slideshow you'll see a couple of lovely cards made by Nic and Brenda using colour and they look great!!
I have added some spots of glitter around the image to add highlights and some ribbon.
The papers are are real mixture - DCWV Nursery, Forever Friends Retro and Papermania Regency.
I have used a zig zag embossing strip and some doodled stitching.

I have it on good authority that I'll be having another Promarker giveaway soon which will be open to followers (old and new) of my blog, so keep a lookout for this!

The little spool was another little punch idea.

1. Woodware flower pot punch or similar

2. Punch out two shapes

3. Adhere these together as above

4. Wrap embroidery thread around the "spool"

Alphabet Challenge ...P for Pretty Pastels
Crafty Catz  ... monochromatic
Stamp Something  ..digi day
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle  ...labour day
Tuesday Throwdown ...3papers,2 buttons and 1 ribbon
Try it on Teusday ..monochrome


  1. Fab card and a great tip using the punches! Clever you thinking of that! :)
    hyper_ni (DC)

  2. What clever way to make the little spool and love your new image. I also like the way you have sewn the tear together in the paper.

  3. Stunning card Ruth,beautiful image,love everything about it.
    Wendy xx

  4. This is gorgeous, love how you done the thread around the piece of card using a plant pot punch

  5. Great idea with the punch & lovely card x

  6. Super card. Love the mannequin image and the very clever way you've created the cotton spoil. Thanks for joining us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

  7. Oh wow this is a little belter of a card, so love it when someone makes something so simple, yet so brilliant...the spool of course...fabulous image and love your colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  8. A beautiful girlie card, I really love your new image Ruth. And what you cant do with a punch isnt worth doing in my book. Really fantastic. Lee xx

  9. stunning card ruth.i really love your new image and the ribbon detail and cotton spool are fantastic :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Hi Ruth
    A fantastic card love how you did the spool thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  11. Great idea with the floss detail, love the card, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  12. Yety again you have come up with really clever idea with punches Ruth and I love the soft colour tones on this one.

    B x

  13. Fab card Ruth, love the image and the ingenious spool of wool:)
    Val x

  14. Love all the pink! Especially like the papers you chose. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  15. You are one clever girl. I love the your card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your adorable card.

  16. brilliant card love your spool of cotton. Alison xxx

  17. Ooooh scrummy card :-) Love the colours - the cotton reel bit is genius and I love the stitching details. Thank you for sharing with us at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  18. what a sneakily clever idea for the spool! Well done you!

  19. Very pretty card! What a clever way to use your punches to create that spool -- it makes such a great accent. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  20. Beautiful card! Your pretty pinks are perfect for our challenge this week, too! Oh, and I love the way you used the punch to make a spool . . . very cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog! Becky/DT


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth