Wednesday 1 August 2012

Rudbeckia and CREATE AND CRAFT and more..

Hi again, is it raining where you are too? It feels like winter here today and we had to have the heating on last night :(
I want to share a couple of cards and a tag with you today which will hopefully brighten things up!
The stamps used in these cards are from the Rudbeckia pack from my new Pick of the Bunch collection by Tonic Studios. 
The first 4 packs of stamps were showcased 2 weeks ago on Create and Craft and now it's time to show you the Chrysanthemum and Rudbeckia packs which will be featured on Create and Craft on Sunday at 5.00pm along with lots of other Tonic goodies.
You may have noticed my fondness for gingham (black in particular!) and I've used it again! This time I've coloured the stamps in their natural gold/orange colour and thought the gingham was a lovely background.
However, if you watch the show, you'll see how lovely the flowers can look when they're coloured in "abstract" colours too - I've used turquoise and brown on one of the cards.
The punch used on the first card is the beautiful Tonic Studios Butterfly Border punch, the second card uses the Daisy Border 2 punch and the tag uses the Floral Border 2 punch.

I have some cards in Cardmaking and Papercraft mag issue 108 September (0n pages 78 and 79) and also some in Crafts Beautiful mag issue 244 September (on pages 38 and 39) which are both now available from stationery shops now, if you fancy a peek.

You can see the cards I made with the Chrysanthemum stamps HERE.

Most of you will know my good friend, Brenda (Floral Fantasies). Well, she makes the most amazing cards  - mostly using floral stamps. She has a very unique style involving lots of ink and brayering which I really love but have never mastered. Knowing how eager she was to make cards with my new stamp collection, I couldn't wait to see the results. Here they are! The four gorgeous cards below are all made by Brenda. There will be more but I'm saving those for later. These ones show the two new releases...Rudbeckia and Chrysanthemums in Brenda's own style.

I love the way Brenda has used one of the Rudbeckia stamps as a background (along with the Rose leaf on the left side) and has decoupaged the Rudbeckia stamp in the foreground.


  1. Brilliant that you have nicely done!
    good evening
    Greetings Baukje

  2. Evening Ruth,

    Oh yes, I did know you liked gingham and wow, how effective the black looks with the bold oranges, just stunning.

    And thank you so much for showing my cards, I know my style can be a bit off beat, but pleased you liked them.

    Dark skys here as well, not too much rain, but not much sun either and we too had the heat on the other evening.

    B x

  3. WOW!!! So much lovely stuff to look at today Ruth.
    Your cards are stunning. Your images are wonderful and they look so good on the gingham backing paper. I really love the way you use your punches too.
    Brenda's cards are wonderful, she has really showcased your stamps so well.
    It's always such a treat for me to visit your blog!!!!

    Hugs Sue

  4. Stunning cards by Brenda and yours are stunning too Ruth, I love gingham too and they certainly make the flowers stand out beautifully. Congrats on the Magazine and TV coverage of your beautiful stamps Ruth, that's got to be so exciting and so well deserved by you.
    We have been lucky to have sunshine with the occasional shower today, usually it's the other way round lol. Take care, hugs Teresa xx

  5. Here in Sweden we had sunshine today, lucky us !! I really love your cards , your flowerstamps and the way you use the Tonic punch with butterflies.
    Hope you´ll have sunshine tomorrow.
    Best regards from Sweden //Eva

  6. Goodness, what a feast for the eyes! Fabulous cards, all of them! It's wonderful to see your stamps used in different styles, Ruth. It shows how versatile they are. I've just got the fuchsia and lily sets, both gorgeous designs, and I can't wait to get them inked up.

    Lynne x

  7. Forgot to say congratulations on the magazine articles! I've seen the one in Crafts Beautiful, and it's excellent. Will look out for the other one too.

    Lynne x

  8. Congratulations! And fab cards, too.

  9. Gorgeous cards & tag Ruth,love the black & white gingham, really shows off your stunning Rudbeckia images and beautiful punch work.
    Stunning cards by Brenda too.
    Congrats on your 2 magazine articles, I have seen the one in cardmaking & papercrafts, stunning work.
    Wendy xx

  10. All stunning cards love them all
    carol x


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