Saturday, 16 June 2012


The sky seems to be falling on us here in Northern Ireland at the moment - it hasn't stopped raining for days.
That's my excuse for the photo! The card is actually a beautiful shade of lilac.

Add to that the fact that our house is upside down while a new bathroom is being fitted and you'll get the picture....
Some of you will know that I have worked for several years in interior design and property renovation, and over the years I've been working on countless bathroom refurbs. I love choosing, planning and working on it all. Well, I don't like it happening in MY house!! I've put it off till it couldn't wait any longer.

The card - I've used my drawing of a Rhododendron (available HERE) and mounted it on a circle cut with Tonic Studios Circle Shape Mate and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.
Then I added a little trim around the circle using my Victorian border punch like so...

The ribbon is threaded through the Tonic Studios riblet punch and the Butterfly came from the Tonic Studios Multi Detail Butterfly punch.

Tonic Studios are updating their website at the moment so I'll add the links next week.
Have a lovely weekend, Ruth :)


  1. Afternoon Ruth it's thoroughly miserable here too. Love your card the image is beautiful and the lsyout is fantastic. Have a great day even though the weather is pants. Caroline xxx

  2. Beautiful card Ruth. Love your Rhododendron. Fab layout and colours. Whenever I photograph cards I have made using purple/lilac they always come out as blue in the photo! Tinaxx

  3. Stunning card Ruth. Your image is gorgeous and coloured beautifully. I love the layout and the way you have used the punch.
    Hope you have a good weekend - despite the rubbish weather and good luck with the bathroom fitting!!


  4. Ruth stunning card. Good luck with your bathroom fitting and I hope you have a great weekend. Alison xxx

  5. This is stunning Ruth. Hope the refurb goes without a hitch. Lee x

  6. Gorgeous card, Ruth! I love the way you've used the border punch to trim around the circle - very clever. The rhododendrons are blooming beautifully up here at the moment, and I've been looking for a stamp which would do them justice. Your drawing is just lovely, so I'm off to buy a copy forthwith!

    The weather has been quite atrocious here too today. I have just put some photos on my blog of the river in flood.

    Lynne x

  7. This is beautiful and i love the way you have used the punch thank you for sharing that with us

    Joan x

  8. Wow Ruth, you are so clever the way you use your punches. You said "watch this space" so I did !!! Must try this out, I love doing the "strips" with this punch.
    Your card is gorgeous.


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