Thursday, 20 December 2012

Buzzing around..

As the blog title says, I've been buzzing around like a busy bee! No boring details save to say that I've spent a lot of time in hospitals (A&E etc) over the past week and have had no time or inclination to make cards  - or even do my Christmas shopping! 

However, as someone has asked about the Lily Window die which I designed for Tonic Studios I just realised that I had never blogged the photos of 3 of the sample cards using this die which I had made for Create and Craft. Thankfully I did remember to take photos of them before I posted them over.

These should show the different ways this die and the Clear Stamp Die Toppers can be used.

In the top card I've cut the window out in white and stamped the lilies and bee and embossed the whole die cut to add detail. I have removed the inside of the frame and added a greeting on a smaller diecut.

For this card I've diecut the frame in gold card and another in white, then stamped and embossed it before adding glitter and gems.
The little black and white ivy leaves are die cute from the Window Basket die set and the white background is made up of 4 Vine Square dies

For this card I've diecut the frame in black and another in white, then cut off the lily and bee part from the white frame. Then I stamped, coloured and embossed those parts and added glitter and gems. The dimensional flowers at the edges are Petal Pairs with gems in the centres and the silver strips at the top and bottom were created with the Tonic Studios Butterfly strip punch

The card above is one which I did blog earlier but before the details were available. The silver lattice behind the Lily Window diecut is made from 2 Trellis Wall dies trimmed to fit and the silver ivy "outlines" in the corners were snipped from the Peony Window die


  1. Hello Ruth, so sorry to hear that you have had to spend lots of time in hospital this week. I hope things are getting better now.
    Your cards are all stunning. I love the design and wonderful colours.
    Take care and I hope you have a good Christmas and Happy New Year

    Hugs Sue

  2. They are all so gorgeous Ruth...and I hope you are all OK..

    Take care sweetie and sending big hugs Vicky xx

  3. Wow...amazing cards. They are lovely. I hope things are on the improve after your visits to the hospital. Take care and big hugs.

  4. Sorry to hear your not having a good week Ruth, hope you are all ok.
    Sending a big hug.

    Love all three cards, so gorgeous, as always.

    Wendy xx

  5. Such wonderful Bee cards! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Stunning selection of cards. Sorry to hear you've not been having a great time lately, sending you a big hug xx

  7. stunning cards ruth.your designs are gorgeous.sorry to hear thins are not too good at the mo, sending you hugs.

    xx coops xx


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