Monday 28 February 2011


I've just signed in to post a pic of the card I made with one of my new digi images. It's called Snowdrops
and is one of my new drawings of spring flowers.
I kept the card mainly white to highlight the snowdrops but added lots of embossing for texture.
I have just seen a couple of cards using the same image made by Elaine and Kerry and they are really are gorgeous. You should have a look at their blogs to see what different people do with the same image. I'm actually partway through making a card with the Narcissus image but I hope to post it here soon.
It really does feel like Spring here now as there are bulbs popping up all over the garden. I hope the snow has gone now until next winter but you never know....

One Stop Craft Challenges ....spring flowers
Papercutz ...spring
Stamp Something ...with flowers
Paperplaytime  ...Digi monday

Friday 25 February 2011

Little duckling!

I made this card over a couple of days again and really wanted it to be CAS . I imagined it all white with a delicate little duckling in the corner ....and look what happened again!!
Anyhow I also wanted to enter the Sir Stampalot challenge and see now that I am a few hours too late!
I'll look up some more chalenges later.
This is "Duckling"  , another of my new spring drawings. I hope you like it!

Fussy and Fancy.. embossing
Papercutz  ...spring
Colour Create  ..colours of fruits(banana, orange, watermelon)
Crafty Creations. at the bottom of my garden lives...
Stamp Something
Digital Tuesday.. punches

Saturday 19 February 2011

Spring lamb!

It seems like ages since I added my last card but family and work seem to have overtaken my life at the moment! Anyhow, both of these things are very important and I wouldn't want to be without either!! Just a little more time to draw and make cards would be lovely....
I've got 4 new Spring digi images drawn and I'm in the process of drawing some spring flowers too so You'll be seeing some more examples soon!

This card uses my "lamb and chicks" image and I don't know whether or not you can see the flocking on the chicks very well, but I love it!
I ran my Sizzix fence die cut thtough the Cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder and added some punched egg shapes cut with pinking scissors at the bottom.
The paper is from a large Papermania pack which I got less than half price ( I love a bargain!)
I'll enter a few challenges with this card later when I get  a chance to look.
Ruth :)

Allsorts  ...inspired by nature
Totally Papercrafts it with digi
Digital Tuesday.. diecuts

Saturday 5 February 2011

Love is in the air!

It would be difficult to miss the fact that it's almost Valentine's Day!! This month's theme at Crafty Calendar Challenges is "Love" and can include Valentine projects so this is my DT card featuring Together on the Wall which is one of my newest digi images available from A Passion for Stamps.

We have several new Dt members this month so there are lots of beautiful cards for you to look at ... and this month's prize is a £15.00 gift voucher from Squiggle Stamps!

It's another one of those cards which I made over a couple of days, adding a little bit here and there until I thought it was finished.It started with the image and then I couldn't resist my new Maroon Promarker so I got some matching paper which I embossed with the Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder and made matching flowers.I threaded some fine gossamer ribbon through the heart punched border too but it doesn't show up too well in the photo.
Because there are so many challenges with the same theme this week I've beeen able to enter quite a few...!

Totally Papercrafts ...Friendship
Papertake  ...Anything goes + flowers
Paperplay  ...Stamp it out (digi image)
CRAFT  ...In the roll of a die (Nellie Snellen die cut)
I Love Promarkers  .... Anything goes  + Promarkers (all I ever use!!)
Crafty Creations  .... poem for inspiration
My Time to Craft ... flourishes
Try it on Tuesday ...Feel the lurve!
Paperplaytime  ...Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations... Photo inspiration
Paper Sundaes ... Valentines
Basic Grey .....Hearts (my paper is "bittersweet")
Allsorts ....Love
Crazy4challenges  ...Valentine card