Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When I sit and scroll through the thousands of photos I have taken over the years, which are now loaded on the computer each with a rising number,  I begin to wonder when (and if) these will be looked at again in future years and will those looking through them know where and who are in the photos!??

Each photo holds memories for me and those who were there at that time, these are memories that I want to share with others and giggle with those who shared that moment.

This is why I was inspired to share this layout today .......

'Oh Galah, Galah  .... we are in Australiaaaaahhhh!'

Yep, crazy as it seems, this is what we would sing each time we saw these birds! 
 It became a bit of a joke and something that I didn't want to forget.
The photo brings back many fun moments and the whole family breaking out in song!

The Ruby Rock-It Rustic Charm collection was just perfect for the colours of the birds.  I used circles to surround the birds to bring in the focus to them.

In the picture below I have used the Bella! Fundamental Wedding Clear Stamps to add a banner on the top of the circles.

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Thanks for stopping by today,
Have a great day

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mixing Old and New Ruby Rock-It!

With all the lovely new ranges from Ruby Rock-It that were released at CHA show this winter we mustn't forget all the older ranges and today I am here to share with you a few cards mixing the new Rustic Charm range and the Bella! Fusion paperz.

For this card I used the green fusion paperz as the backing paper.  I love the way that it picks up the glittery green bird on the 3D stickers in the Rustic Charm collection.

Even though the Rustic Charm is one of the wedding ranges it can be used for any occasions.  I used the rose backing papers to create feminine feel for this birthday card.

The last card is using the purple Bella! Fusion Paperz and the Fundamentals Vellum to create this Valentines card.

RRBF Products Used

Other Products Used
Lace and Ribbons

Mixing papers from different collections is really not that difficult. You just need to pick out the colours in the papers that compliment each other.

I hope you are inspired to giving mixing your collections a go.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, February 13, 2015

Daring Cardmakers

Today is my day to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog!  It's all about 'LOVE' seeing that tomorrow is Valentines day ....  But fear not this dare has a little twist to it

The dare this week is to use at least one item/product
 on your card beginning with each of the
 letters L.O.V and E.

so here is what I came up with

L = Leaves, Lace and Lavendar
O = Organza Ribbon
V = Vellum
E = Envelope

The vellum and the papers are from Ruby Rock-it.  I love the silver and purple together.

This wee envelope is from the Xcut Love Icons die set.  There are so many different dies in this set that can be used for loads of different occasions.

Head on over to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see what the other DT members have created and maybe you fancy joining in the fun!

Enjoy the day


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Valentine Dream Catcher

Sometimes when it comes to creating I find that my creative mojo is nowhere to be found and today it was long gone!  I sat down and started looking through the Ruby Rock-it Rustic Charm papers when I saw something that inspired me.

Just up there in the top left hand corner .....
A colourful Dream Catcher ....

So I grabbed a few things and created my own 'Valentine' Dream Catcher ...

Products Used
Wooden Beads

It was really easy to make and I remembered the new Xcut die that I had which would be perfect for the centre meaning that I didn't need to use thread.

I placed it all on acetate to give it some support.  Around the circular frame I wrapped some twine around it before sticking it to the acetate with foam pads.

The Bella! Borderline Bling, which has four different styles in one pack has a singular line of gems and this was brilliant as it moved beautifully around the circle as I stuck it down.  The 3D stickers from the Rustic Charms collection and the wood veneer from the Hertiage range just finished of the top section nicely.

Creating these feathers to hang down from the dream catcher were easy!  The large feather and the green cut feathers are from the 'Last Romance' collection.  I just snipped into them before glueing some string between them and adding some beads before adding them to the dream catcher.

I shall now hope that is catches all my creative dreams so I know where to find them next time!

Thanks for stopping by

Sparkling Letters

Hello there, I hope you are in a crafty mood today as I'd like to share with you how I took some of Ruby Rock-it's Fundamental wood veneer letters ......

..... and changed them so they would coordinate with the papers.  
Natural is beautiful but some times we need a little sparkle hey!?

I inked a letter with some some clear ink, here I have used the Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Then I took some Calypso WOW! embossing glitter (which is lush btw!) and sprinkled it over the inked letter.

Using a pair of tweezers I gently removed the excess and then heat embossed the letter.  
You can add more embossing glitter at this point for a deeper layer.

When it came to the 'YOU', I wanted to use a different font and these new Ruby Rock-It Fundamental Stickers were perfect.  This little packs of joy a filled with different fonts, shapes and words!  If you love lettering you are so going to want to get some!

I used the larger font, as shown above.  I then sut some square 1.5 x 1.5cm's in pink paper and then used the tweezers to stick a letter in the center of the little squares.

When all the lettering was finished I made up the card. 
I decided to do some mix and matching with some of the Ruby Rock-It collections, this card uses the new wedding collection Rustic Charm and one of my favourites Heritage.  
I loved the way it turned out.

Products Used

Have you be inspired to mix it up and add some sparkle??
Why not give it a go!

Have a great day

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Flower Girl

I have really enjoyed creating this month with two of the new wedding collections and today I have been creating with the Get Hitched collection to make this layout ....

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As I said yesterday the Fundamental Vellums just go so well with the wedding lines and here I used it as a backing for my photo.  This piece is a silver colour and the flowers are 'see through'.  The vellum tears beautifully too for some added effects.

There are so many gorgeous flowers too that Ruby  Rock-it do and the yellow ones were perfect for adding to the layout like a mini bouquet.  Along with them I punched out some daisies from the paper in the Get Hitched Mini Papers.

I am loving the wood effects too that are on this paper.  I cut some of the wood circles out and used them as embellishments.  Can you spot one of my fav things that RRBF released at CHA??  Yes those gorgeous wood vaneer letters!  Oh you are going to want the whole range of them!

A layout of my little flower girl ....
Where has the time gone!?!

Enjoy today

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wedding Favour Boxes

Are you ever stuck for ideas when it comes to gift bags?  Gift giving is fun and having a unique personalised box just finishes it.  

Today I am here to share with you a video on how I made these wedding favour boxes with just one piece of Ruby Rock-it Vellum and no scissors are required .... well after you have cut the vellum to measure 19 x 12cm's!

The vellum is beautiful with the New Get Hitched collection.

The 'Hip Hip Hooray' is one of the new stamps that were released at CHA too!

Products Used
Hougie Board
Gold Ribbon

So here is the video .....

I hope you have fun creating your own boxes,

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ruby Rock-It Get Hitched Cards

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans!  Are you loving all these new releases!?  
The new wedding ranges are just beautiful and I am really really enjoying working with them.  Today I am here to share with you some cards that I made for our booth in CHA with the Get Hitched collection.

It's not just the classic golds or the sunshine yellows that adorn these papers but the wood phrase that are shown on the 'Love' card.  They have to be my favourite!!

The 3D stickers are brilliant for adding to the cards to give it a bit of a lift.  The glitter on them also adds some sparkle too.

The four new collections not only come in  12 x 12 papers but there is a perfect little pack of mini papers which are ideal for card makers.  I have also used some of the new Fundamental Wedding Vaneer on this card below

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Hopefully I have added a little sunshine in your day today, thanks for stopping by and do make sure you check out our website for all of our new releases.