Saturday, March 09, 2019

Letting Off Some Steam

Good morning … 
I am super excited to share with you my first DT creation since being back on the team. 

After delving into my box of goodies it was the Bella Mini Theme Steamworks collection that jumped out at me and this is what I created with it.  



The steamworks papers has some amazing inspirational quotes perfect for a climber which drew me to this collection.  

To start with I ripped a piece off the Steamworks Invention paper and inked it before sticking it to the bottom of some grey card stock.  Next I cut out a hot air balloon and the gentleman on his flying machine and inked them and left them to one side.  From the Steamworks Odds & Ends paper I cut some quotes, pictures and a strip of paper from the reverse of the paper as shown as in the picture on the right.


I can't resist a bit of fussy cutting, so the cogs on the Clockwork paper where just crying out to be snipped in to!


I also cut a line from the Glitzy Gold Paper Fish Chevron paper following the glittered chevron as a guide.  Then I built up the back ground of the layout tucking the cogs behind the papers.  I attached a line of twine along the centre.


I sandwiched one of the quotes between two different sheets of card stock before adding the photo.


To create the feel of the climbing wall I cut some climbing hold shapes out of corrugated card and inked them before attaching them randomly up one side of the layout.


To finish the layout I did some more fussy cutting of the clock and add some of the wood veneer shapes, letters and arrows.


RRBF Products
Wood Veneer Shapes and Alphabets

I hope I have inspired you to get creating today!  
Thanks for stopping by


Monday, March 04, 2019

Picking Up The Glue and Crafting Again

Hello!  It's really hard to believe that it's been quite a while since I lasted posted on this blog, though that is about to change!  After spending a few years away from crafting and not getting rid of any of my stash I have been tempted back again.

I have been privileged to design for many teams, so it may not surprise you to know that I have been asked to design for Ruby Rock It again.

So I am re setting up the blog and found this below which hadn't been published from when I was last on the team!

Enjoy seeing some of the older RRBF and it won't be long until I return here with some new inspiration!



It's hard to believe that summer is nearly upon us and the weather has finally warmed up!  At this time of year our thoughts always turn to Father's/Dad's/Pop's or what ever these special men in your life may be called.

Today I am here to share with you some inspiration for Father's day with a little gift and card made using the Boy Mini Theme set.


The 'Boy' Mini Theme set has some really cool greeting on the papers and some brilliant little die cuts too.  I saw an opportunity to use some of the iwood papers too to create these masculine gifts.


  The iwood paper is used here to create a banner on the back of the card to break up the black card a bit.  There is a piece of the collection which has lovely hues of blue on it as well as the brown colour.


I cut out one of the greetings and then built up around it using the die cuts.




The beer bottle has some of the iwood paper wrapped around the centre and then I used the 'Boy's papers to create a label for the front.  The wood veneer products work fabulously for this.

Products Used
Bella! Boy Die Cuts

Hope you have a great time creating for your father's and don't forget to look out for the Bella! Iwood collection at your local craft supplier!



Monday, June 20, 2016

Costa meets Ruby Rock-it!


Well there is seriously nothing better than starting the day with coffee, wouldn't you agree!?
Today I am here to share with you a project I made to help carry my coffee's.


This project started life as one of the cup carriers which the store offers.  I gathered all my supplies and set to work ...


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The carrier is flat when you get it so I was able to decorate it easily.  I used the iwood collection as the base as I love the rustic look it gives.  I dressed it up using the Graduation Mini Theme papers as the colours matched really well with the iwood papers.


The quote I used along the top was taken from the original carrier and I liked it so much that I didn't want it not to be seen.

I hope I have inspired you to take some thing ordinary and create something new!  The iwood is a perfect place to start and you can find it at your local RRBF stockist.

Have a great day


Friday, May 20, 2016

Some Happy Days Godmother!


Hello, this month we have been celebrating mums and today I wanted to share a layout that I made in honour of a beautiful 'Godmum' to my girls.  She is such a fun loving lady and just brings sunshine where ever she is.  She makes us giggle and the girls just love her to bits!


This photo was taken just after she had surprised the them and it was a brilliant day.  Needless to say I used one of my favourite ranges 'Happy Days' again to create the layout.


I used a paper punch to create the scalloped edge and then added some of the droplets in different sizes along the edge to give it a 3D effect.  The die cuts added some dimension to by adding them with foam pads.


Another thing that the Happy Days collection is great for is fussy cutting, so many little this to cut out like the singing bird in the picture above.


Another addition to the layout with the wood veneer is the clear wording that stick easily on to your projects without taking over the whole layout.

Products Used

These are memories that will be treasured for ever
Have a great day

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mother's Day


Today  I am here to share some inspiration for mother's day.  I have used one of my favourite collections, Happy Days, to create the cards.   I just love the fresh fun colours and designs of this collection.

This is a simple card to make and is a stepper version.  Cutting out the family of owls I added them along the fold of the card to give it a look as if they are perched on the edge of a tree.




This next card is made using all the little left over pieces that I have saved from other projects.  There was a lot of fussy cutting in this one but I really enjoyed creating this card.



Finally this card uses a die cut butterfly and a greeting cut from the 'Happy Days' paper.  A few left over strips of paper adds some colour to the back of the card.



Products Used


Thanks for taking the time to stop, 
we hope you have found lots of inspiration to start your off today!

Friday, April 01, 2016

A little lantern light


I am so loving that the clocks have gone forward and that the evenings are drawing out meaning more time for chilling outside.  

Today I have a little lantern to share with you which I made with the Faded Empire and iWood collections to help shed a little light on my outside table.


Product Used
Fundamental Flowers
WoW Embossing Powders

First of all I create a rectangle shape in the iWood papers before cutting out some apertures.  I wanted to have a frosted effect on the 'glass' so I used some tracing paper.  
Using the Faded Empire stamps, Versa mark ink and WoW white embossing powder I created a border along the top edge.  


I then used the keyhole stamp and add this to the centre, but instead of the white embossing powder I used a clear one so that it looked like a watermark.  I then added them to the sections on the inside of the panels.



I assembled the lantern together and then decorated the base with some different flowers cut out from the Faded Empire papers mixing and matching the colour scheme.


I love the mellow lighting it gives off and think I'll be making some more to add all around outside .... as long as the rain holds off!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Birthdays

Hello, it's Beckie here to share with you some cards that I made with the beautiful Faded Empire range.  


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I made this a gatefold card as I like this style of card for a base.  I used some spellbinders dies to create the central piece.  I loved the little bird cage in the Empire die cut pack so wanted to incorporate it into the card.



The Empire collection has a lovely vintage feel to me and I wanted to show this in this card.  I loved one of the Empire stamps which I have used as a backing for the 'Happy Birthday' which is shown in the picture above.  I also scrunched the rose die cut to give it some texture.



For this card I used to gold alphabet and decided to make a bold statement on the front!  Teamed with some of the sentiments from the mini alphabet packs the card makes an instant impact on what you are saying!!

Thank for stopping by today and make sure to check out your local stockists for a many fantastic ranges,