Friday, 27 July 2012


I hope it's as beautiful where you are today as it is here in sunny Northern Ireland... you'll  see a couple of photos which I took of the Glens of Antrim yesterday at the bottom of the post.

Today's cards are the sample ones which I made for the packs of my new Chrysanthemum stamps from the Pick of the Bunch set by Tonic Studios.
I've made these in a kind of "country cottage" style using rose pinks and creams but I've also got some coloured up in vivid turquoise which I'll be blogging soon and they look totally different and ultra modern in style. 
The lovely butterflies across the bottom of the card were made with the Tonic Studios Butterfly strip punch and give a gorgeous lacy feel to the card.

This is another of the large stamps from the pack (looks great in lime green too!) and the border this time is made with the Tonic Studios Butterfly Border punch

To complete the set I've made a little place card using one of the smaller stamps.

 The set together.

Now for the Glens of Antrim........

Ballintoy Harbour


Glens of Antrim


Aww....enjoying the scenery!

Ballycastle harbour.


  1. Gorgeous cards Ruth, I love your images and you have coloured them beautifully. Love that butterfly border punch too.
    Your photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

  2. So pleased to hear you had a nice day out Ruth and in beautiful surroundings.

    Great cards as well, your stamps are quite lovely and stamp out beautifully crisp and sharp.

    B x

  3. Stunning cards Ruth and that paper you used is so pretty. Gorgeous photos too, we live in a stunning country. I love living in NI (despite the weather, lol.....though its been a tough Summer so I could have easily gone off NI a bit, teehee). Well in my wee bit of Co. Down we has sunshine........yesterday! Rain today and not an inch of sunshine. So it looks like yesterday was the Co. Down summer :( Beautiful cards my friend. Lee x

  4. Beautiful set of cards, chrysants are stunning flowers. Lovely photographs, amazing how nice everything is when the sun comes out. Elaine

  5. These are beautiful set of cards, the images are beautiful. Wow those views are fantastic, you're so lucky. Hugs Debbie x

  6. It's an explosion of joy to see the beautiful cards and the photosare trurly a treat! I love them so much and I thank you for sharring them!
    My favourites are the second one(Ballintoy)and the 5th!

  7. Wow Ruth...gorgeous cards and awesome stamps too hun...and a big thank you for mine...I cannot wait to play...:o)

    Love the piccies the scenery is simply beautiful sweetie...

    have a lovely weekend..big hugs Vicky xx

  8. Stunning cards and great pics too. xx

  9. Gorgeous cards Ruth, the chrysanthemum stamps are really beautiful.
    Love your photos too, stunning scenery.
    Wendy xx

  10. Fantastic pictures, they are all the places we have visited and have got pictures too. Brings back happy memories, we are hoping to maybe visit again later in the year or go on to the very not of Donegal, saw a couple of lovely cottages around Greencastle area, would have to catch the ferry across from Magilliagn Point, which would be great fun. Super cards too by the way.......... Chris

  11. beautiful cards ruth.your stamps are gorgeous, thanks so much for mine, i can`t wait to ink them up and great pics too, the scenery is stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Wonderful photos Ruth, the weather looks amazing too. Your cards are just gorgeous and have looked through your blog, what amazing drawings you do, I am in total awe - especially that chrysanthemum! A x

  13. Gorgeous cards Ruth ! your photos are gorgeous too x


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