Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Little Bag Charm


When I opened my box of goodies from Epiphany Crafts, I was rather excited about one of the products sent to me.  I used the beautiful Ruby Rock-It Heritage collection along with the Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms to create this wee bag charm.


The Heritage collection comes with fantastic embellishments which included 3D butterflies but for this I was drawn to using the wood vaneer.

I painted the bird cage using some metallic paint as I wanted it to look like metal.  Once it had dried I added some bling and lace .


Next I inked one of the flowers from Ruby Rock-It's Oriental wood vaneer with some Tim Holtz distress inks.


These little charms from Epiphany crafts are brilliant for framing mini photos and matching embellishments.  The photo I used was tiny but I was able to get the two faces in and sealed with the circular bubbles.  


The little beads I threaded on the wire, which hold the photo charms, are strips of the Heritage paper rolled up and secured with glue.


To finish the bag charm I glued an extra piece of paper at the back of the bird cage after securing the charms in place. Then I added a key chain and tied some ribbon around the top.



Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Mythical Kelpies


This week we have been sharing lots of layouts on the Ruby Rock-It blog and today it is my turn to share my creation.

We recently visited these 'Kelpies' a mythical Scottish creature in Falkirk.  They really were amazing and the detail created with all the different shapes of metal was awesome.


The layout was created using the Ruby Rock-It Mother Nature collection.  The colours of this range are so pretty and as the photo was filled with silver I didn't want to take away from that.


The Creative Team were lucky enough to be send some product from Epiphany Crafts. punches and bubbles from Epiphany Crafts.  I made some little flowers using the Flower Punch and Flower Bubble caps. They are SO easy to use, pop your paper in the punch, add a 'bubble', close the lid and punch!  Perfect!  No more hunting for matching embellishments!



When it came to the title I only had some white alphabets so I used a promarker to change it to a grey colour.


Products Used 
Papermania Capsule 12 x 12 Card
Promaker Ice Grey 4

So are you inspired to get creating today?  
If you are enjoy yourself :)

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Beyond The Page - Teachers Gift & Card


It's that time of year again when I head into the craft room and start creating thank you gifts for the teachers.  When I was sent the Ruby Rock-It Heritage I just loved the colours of it. Beautiful and soft with a vintage feel to it which is something I am enjoying working with at the moment.


Product Used :

If you are anything like me you'll have what seems to be a million and one empty jam jars so I decided to decorate one of them so we could fill it with sweets for the teacher.


I cut strips of paper and then added them around the jar along with some lace trim to add some texture.  The Bella! bling on the brown paper really finished it off.




I then had a lot of left overs so decided to make a card that would coordinate with the decorated jar.  


As I only wanted a small card I used the packaging of the bling as I just love the scripted background.  I needed to cover the back of the card so I used on of the die-cuts from the pad and trimmed off any excess.


The butterflies in this collection are brilliant embellishments and I even cut some from the papers to add to the card.


My littlest person is really looking forward to filling this with some treats for her teacher.

Hope you are inspired to get decorating your old jam jars!!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

[W] Wednesday


Time really does fly doesn't it and I suppose this is why I take so many photos to remind me of all the fun I have had and the people that I have met.  Scrapbooking makes my photos into more of a story and this is what I needed to do with a recent picture I took.


I trained as a nanny and this beauty was only 5 weeks old when I started looking after her.  This photo is taken 21 years on celebrating her birthday .....  the Bella! 21st Birthday Mini Theme Collection was just perfect for this 

and here is the layout I created using it


My dress changed between a purply-blue and pink so I couldn't resist using the Bella! Sugar Candy Glittered card stock for my background!  



I used the die cuts in the range to help tell the story and also cut some of the greetings from the Birthday Wishes paper to add to the page. 

And of course .... every girl needs some 'bling' so the Bella! Bling is perfect for this!


Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Honoring Fathers



Hello everyone!
Today I am here to share a layout I made to honour a very special man in my girls lives.  They love spending time with him and all the fun things that they do together. 
This photo was taken on a recent 'jolly' out all together.


It's always fun creating with a mix of collections from Ruby Rock-It and here I mixed a few different collections

Red Ink

When I had finished the layout I wanted to add some stamped images.  The stamps in the Essence finishing packs helped with this.  I used the three dot one which is found in the East Coast pack to around the edges of the circles.  With a little care when placing the stamp it will outline the circle perfectly!



The die-cuts are FAB!  I like how they are so bright and have brilliant sayings and the father's day one has some fun items in.  I used the large 'World's Best Dad' die-cut as the title for the layout.  The 'FUN' is from the old school collection from Ruby Rock-It.



I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and hope that you are inspired to make a layout for a special man in your life.

Have a good day

Friday, June 20, 2014

Doodling with Daring Cardmakers

Do you doodle?

I do ... usually on shopping list or on paper as I am talking to someone on the phone.  Sometimes if the note book is handy I will doodle.  

My doodling is nothing special, actually sometimes it turns in to a page of messy squiggles with the odd flower here and there and maybe a little bee flying overhead!!

This weeks {Daring Cardmakers} challenge set by Gez this week made me doodle something I would love to own ......


I used one of the Kuretake Zig Cocoiro letter pens to draw the picture and doodle on the front of the van.  The pen is really rich in colour and smooth while drawing.
I then used the Kurecolors to colour in the picture.  The border around the edge of the card is simply a free hand box and then I added some lines before colouring with a red and orange Kurecolor pen.



Oh to be on the road now and making memories, especially with this amazing weather we are having!!

Please do pop on over and see all the other 'doodles' the DT have created ... they will really inspire you to get your pens out!

Have a great day

Beckie :)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Beyond The Page Inspiration with Ruby Rock-It


Good morning Ruby Rock-it fans!  
Summer is really starting to show here and we have lots of little birds popping in to say hello in to our garden so I was inspired to make some organiser pegs for my kitchen using a wonderful set of Fundamental decoupage.
I have had these pair of over sized pegs in my 'one day I'm going to do something with this' box for what seems like ages!  


Products Used : 
Thermoweb Tape Runner
2 Large Pegs

I cut some strips of the pink Fusion paper and added them to the large sides of the peg and added it with Thermoweb tape.



I decorated them with some of the stunning vintage decoupage, lace and sticky hearts. 


The little fundamental alphabet stickers where perfect for adding what each peg would be holding.  
The pegs have a small hole on the back so it will be easy to hang on the walls.  You could also use some magnetic tape and turn them into magnets for you fridge!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day