Sunday 25 June 2023

Strawberry Creme Fraiche & Frozen Yogurt Bars


I got a new little chocolate bar mould recently from Lakeland (no connection, just a happy customer) and thought I'd make some frozen yogurt bars. Always a lover of strawberries so I have combined this with a quick and easy dessert made of strawberries, creme fraiche, mascarpone and icing (powdered) sugar.

You can see how to make it in my video here -


Thursday 22 June 2023

Pretty Pentagons Mortice Box, Tonic Studios #affiliate

Hello :) These beautiful boxes and hanging shaker have been made with the Pretty Pentagons Mortice Box die set from Tonic Studios 

You can see how I made  different boxes and a little shaker ornament with the set in my video here

I hope you enjoy watching :)

I have made single layer boxes but I show you how to adapt to make stackable layers too.

You can buy the die set here (affiliate links)


Tuesday 20 June 2023

Tonic Kit 69 Whimsical Wonderland #affiliate

 Kit 69 from Tonic is called Whimsical Wonderland. There are lots of dies and stamps which can be used to build little scenes with gingerbread people.

You can see how I used it to create 3 different things in my video here

For my first creation I also used the Little Memories Frames die set as I know many of you already have it. I have also used some white card from my stash.
You can buy the kit here - (affiliate links)

and I have also used the following Tonic products (affiliate links) Little Memories Frames die set USA - Craft Spoon UK - USA - TANGERINE A4 Die Cutting Machine and Plates UK - USA -

My YouTube Channels


Hi :) I thought it was time to say hello again and update you on what I'm currently doing in my own little crafty world.

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog today and every other day! Feel free to leave a comment and I'll do my best to keep in touch. I started off blogging almost 14 years ago and at that time I interacted much more with my followers and other bloggers. However, over the years I have become busier on Facebook, Pinterest etc and mostly on my YouTube channel "Crafting with Ruth Hamilton". I've been keeping an eye on the amount of daily visitors to my blog and am delighted to see this growing steadily. Thank you so much!!

I will continue to post here but you can also see video of most of my makes on my crafting channel and I'd love you to join me there too. I'd also welcome suggestions for future videos, especially non brand specific tutorials etc. I have a long list which I intend working slowly through but feel free to tell me some of the craft videos which you would like to see. :)

PS I also have a much smaller (but hopefully interesting!) foodie type craft channel which you can see here - Creative in the Kitchen with Ruth Hamilton and you'd be more than welcome over there too!

Thanks so much for your time! :)

Saturday 17 June 2023

Allsorts Challenge Blog #affiliate

This is my Guest DT card for this week's challenge at Allsorts
You can join in by making a card in the theme of Anything Goes with an option of Blooms, Bees and /or Butterflies and there are some fab prizes!

The Geranium is one of my digi images from
I've also used the fab Shoe Frames die set for the background

Thanks for looking. Enjoy your weekend


Thursday 15 June 2023

Terrific Triple Towers! (Tonic Studios) #affiliate


Terrific Triple Towers!! A great name for a fabulous die set! You can make a Helter Skelter, Windmill and Lighthouse! This set is now available from the Tonic websites and these are my affiliate links if you'd like to have a look

You can see how to make all 3 versions in my video here -

It's such a fun set to use and I'm sure you'll love it!!
Thanks so much for looking :)




Wednesday 14 June 2023

Just the Card ONE Bundle - THREE Ways!! Tonic Studios #affiliate

In this Step by Step blog post I show you how I used the bundle shown below (along with Ivory Smooth Card and Gold Dust Glitter Drops from the extra bundle in the next photo

 Forget Me Knot Bundle UK -  AFFILIATE LINK

Black and Gold Bundle UK - AFFILIATE LINK

 I Miss You/ Good Luck Duo Die set  UK - AFFILIATE LINK

You will be able to see my other 2 cards made with this bundle in my video here - 

This is the card I'm making in this Step by Step Blog Post

To make this card you will need the following

Forget Me Knot Bundle UK -

(Craft Perfect Tidal Wave Iridescent Mirror Card
Craft Perfect Pink Frosting Glitter Card
Craft Perfect Italian Rose Mirror Card
Cornflower Blue Embellishment Mousse)

Black and Gold Bundle UK -

Craft Perfect Ivory Smooth Card
Nuvo Gold Dust Glitter Drops

Craft Perfect A6 Ivory Card Blank
Friendship Frames die set 5235e
Good Luck die set 4229e
Craft Perfect 3D foam squares
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
 I Miss You/ Good Luck Duo Die set
UK -

Friendship Frames UK – USA -

Let’s Make the Card

1. Cut a piece of ivory card measuring 10.5cm x 15cm and tape to your glass mat with masking tape along the top and bottom leaving a 0.5cm gap at the edges.

2. Using a sponge dauber, spread some Embellishment Mousse along the top and bottom edges of the card panel. Leave to dry.

3. Remove the masking tape to leave a crisp line at the top and bottom.

4. Using the largest die from the Friendship Frames set, die cut 2 shapes – one Tidal Wave and one Italian Rose. Cut the Tidal Wave shape in half across the narrowest part.

5. Glue these pieces onto the back of the Italian Rose shape, leaving a little gap in the centre.

6. This will leave a little blue border at the top and bottom on the right side.

7. Use the 2 dies shown with the Glitter card to create a patterned panel.

8. Glue the glitter panel on top of the mirror card.

9. Attach this panel onto the ivory panel with 3D foam squares.

10. Attach the whole panel onto the front of the card with more foam squares.

11. Use both dies from the Good Luck set together to create this shape.

12. Die cut the plain outer shape from the Good Luck set and glue the ivory sentiment panel on top. Glue this to the centre of the card.

13. Paper piece a little Italian Rose shamrock into the shamrock outline.

14. Add Gold Dust Glitter Drops to the areas shown in the photo. 


Monday 12 June 2023

Inspired to Create 97 - Stamps by Me (Toni Darroch) issue 2 #affiliate


I had issue 2 of the Premium Inspired to Create (Toni Darroch) delivered today and I've posted a video showing you through the magazine and how I made the 5 cards I was commissioned for this edition. You can see the video here -

and you can buy the magazine here - (affiliate link)

The magazine has 78 fab projects, a beautiful A4 stamp set, embossing folder and a 4 piece die set