Sunday 20 November 2011

Christmas Roses

It's been 2 long weeks since I've posted card to my blog and in the meantime I've added 3 more digi images to the collection at A Passion for Stamps.
This new card features one of them ....Christmas Rose.
I've used Promarkers and Stickles along with some Glossy Accents.To complement the image I've made some flowers with Tonic Studios Flower Head, layered and "pinched"  and then set on a Snowflake . I added a little pen detail to the centre and finished with Stickles.
The gorgeous borders at the top and bottom of the card were made using Tonic Studios Stars Border punch. I think I'll be using this a lot on my Christmas cards!

During the week I was working in Belfast and when I went out to bring something in from the car someone called me and asked if I'd like a kitten as he had 4 needing a home. Now, I don't have pets at the moment and wouldn't really have the time to commit to looking after one properly but I just had  to have a look...
When I went home that evening I spoke to a friend who was able to offer 2 of the kitties a home on a farm -
so the following day I collected the two little balls of fluff and brought them home after work.
I thought I'd share some photos of the pair of them in my living room before I took them to their new owner.
How stupid was I to think that they would sit at peace on the floor!!! Just look at the pair of them scaling my sofa and looking down!!

Great fun while it lasted but I'm sure they've got a better home now than I could have offered them!!


  1. Beautiful new image Ruth, love your flowers and fabulous punch work, gorgeous card.
    Wendy xx

  2. Gorgeous card the new image and pretty flowers too...

    Awww...the kitties are sooooo cute...! love cats and they look so adorable...but so naughty!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  3. Hi Ruth, another beautiful card! Your images are so lovely.

    Aww, the kitties look so cute but a handful too!
    I'm sure they'll love their new home on the farm.

  4. Ruth love the card but those kitties are just so cute. Alison xxx

  5. Lovely card Ruth. You have matched your beautiful image so well with those punched flowers. Those kittens are certainly fun....thanks for sharing the photos...gave me a smile.

  6. Stunning card, Ruth! Love how the punched flowers are so similar to your gorgeous image. Those kittens look quite a handful!

  7. stunning card ruth.beautiful image and designa and i love your flowers :D
    aw to the sweet kittens, they look full of mischief :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Gorgeous card Ruth loved how you added the flowers to the snowflake then added stickles ,great touch,the kittens are cute x

  9. Well, the kitties look as though they are enjoying themselfs. I love your card and the boarder is fantastic! Thank you for joining us this week at ABC's challenge! Good luck and I hope we will see more of your lovely work on the 1st!

  10. Stunning, stunning, stunning, this card is beautiful Ruth. And oh my word! What have you done!!?? You are making me want to have another ball of fur and I have Nimbus already and she's a handful as it is!! So, so cute. Look at those wee faces....Yum! Lee x

  11. Beautiful card, I love the image and those beautiful flowers! And what cute kittens, I'm totally not a cat person, but they melt my heart! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

  12. Beautiful card Ruth, I love the way you matched your punched flowers to the main image. Thanks too for the sweet message you left on my last post, it's very much appreciated.

  13. Oh they do look like little cuties Ruth, real bundles of fluff. Like puppies, such a shame they grow up as there is a special appeal at this age.

    And a beautiful card with that lovely image, thank you so much for drawing it for us all to use.

    B x

  14. Beautiful card and cute kittens.

  15. Awww love the kittens. Beautiful simple card. Thanks for playing with ABC.

  16. Wow, this is such a gorgeous Christmassy card Ruth! I love the punched borders and lovely image! Aww, the kittens are sooo cute - I want one! :D Love, Georgia xx


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