Friday, 16 November 2012

Golden Anniversary card

Before I give the "lowdown" on today's card I just want to say how lovely it was to meet so many really friendly crafters yesterday at the Kings Hall. We collected Jodie at the airport in the morning and dropped her off thinking she'll never make it through the day because she was so tired after punching in so many hours in the last week or two but when we arrived back later, there she was doing what she does best - smiling, chatting and,of course, demoing lovely flowers!
It was great to meet Mary who had come all the way from Donegal and was making the most of the day..
It was also a great pleasure to find Norma on the Crafters and Co stand. We could have chatted all day!
I couldn't believe it when I quite literally bumped into Peggy (Docrafts)....sorry if I almost mowed you down.. 
A big "Hello" to Liz and Marie whom I first met a couple of weeks ago at Paperworks in Dungannon - you two do get around!
I really must say how nice it was to have a chat with Lesley (Castlereagh)  - thank you so much for all the nice things you said!

Ok, the card...if any of you were watching Create and Craft or Ideal World on Tuesday night or Wednesday then you might recognise the die on this one as the Peony Window - one of the new set which I designed for Tonic Studios. I've die cut it in gold and made a shaker card from it with little gold hearts in behind the acetate. The embossing stands out really well on the gold card so I didn't use the coordinating stamp this time.
I've added two of the Floral circle die cuts and added gold flowers. The hearts at the top were made with the Multi Detail heart punch and the Classic Heart punch

The same die was used for the card I blogged a couple of days ago but I used the stamps on the silver one and used the frame vertically instead of horizontally.


  1. Stunning, and perfect for the occasion. Managed to catch a few of the Tonic shows, the new stuff looks divine! xx

  2. It sounds like a wonderful day Ruth, just what you needed after the intensity of the last few weeks.

    It's been a pleasure to see all your artwork coming to fruition on C&C this week.

    B x

  3. WOW!! Stunning cards Ruth. I love the designs and gorgeous colours.
    It sounds like you are so busy, all your new products are wonderful.
    I hope you have a good weekend

    Hugs Sue

  4. Two beautiful cards again Ruth well done :) Viv xx

  5. Hi Ruth, fantastic cards, I saw your new products on C & C the other night, well done you, you deserve it....have a lovely weekend....Lorsxx

  6. It was lovely to see you again. The cards are amazing. The stamps and dies are great. hope it won't be another year before we meet again. Take care, Peggie xx

  7. Beautiful card Ruth, thank you for mention lovely to have met you, it was a great day in Belfast meeting so many lovely and helpful people but of course my favourite was the Tonic Stand.Have a lovely weekend, chat soon x

  8. Beautiful cards I missed so much -it is a delight to come and see all your beauties! My Pc is running slower nowadays and I've been so busy !
    Anyway,my dear, I always admire you and your work ! You are my favorite English creator!

  9. Beautiful cards, Ruth! Mr Blogger has been hiding your lovely cards from me, so sorry It has taken a while to get here. Sounds like you had a great time meeting all those crafters.

  10. Two beautiful the embossed gold on the first card.

  11. beautiful Christmas decorations I love it!
    Greetings Baukje


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