Friday, November 28, 2014

Kiss The Cook

Recenty I was asked to create some thing for Creating Keepsakes blog and was so excited when it was also published on the Papercrafts blog!! Here is the project I shared which I made using Ruby Rock-It's Country Cookin range.  The new Country Cookin is filled with a rich retro colour palette and the embellishments all about cooking, it's just perfect to set your creative taste buds on fire!

Lace and Ribbon

Mannequins are so much fun to alter and there are many different styles to be found.  This one has a solid body and came with a pattern on it so I decided to paint the top half of it with cream paint first.

The following measurements are based on the mannequin above, you will need adjust for yours.

I cut a 4 x 12" piece from the Country Cookin Floral paper.  On one of the short sides mark at 2 " and 3.75" on the long side.  Cut between the lines and repeat on the other side so your paper will look like this

Place some double tape around the edges of the as shown and then add some ribbon over the edges.

Flip it over and then add a thin line of glue around the edge before adding some of the brown twine.

Cut two 2 x 6" pieces and one 2 x 3" pieces from the Country Cookin Gingham paper.  Ink and glue the smaller piece to the centre of the mannequin.
Punch one edge of the two longer pieces and ink.  Trim with some Bella! bling and add to the top.

Wrap the skirt around the body and some lace around the 'waist', this will hide any joins that maybe showing.

To make the apron I cut the largest Spellbinder Scallop Circles in the County Cookin Splotch paper, inked and pierced the edges.  I then added some brown ribbon on the top and trimmed off the excess before tying it around the waist.  I then added a little pocket and add the wood vaneer spoon in it.  

I then finished the mannequin by adding a mixture of the Country Cookin diecuts and to top it all off I used the chef hat one the top.

There are so many wonderful things that can be made with this collection like a recipe book filled with your grandma's favourite foods or use the patterns on the reverse sides to scrap your everyday photos!

Thank you for allowing me to share my project with you today

Monday, November 24, 2014

What I am grateful for

Here in the UK we don't celebrate thanksgiving but having family and friends that do, you start to think about what you are really grateful for.
I have sooooo many things that I am grateful for and am blessed with so many amazing people in my life, but there is one person who stands out above them all and that is my hubby!  Always there for me and our family.  So today (and everyday) he is what I am grateful for.

One of our little people took this picture of us together while we were out for a meal.  It is rare that I am in front of the camera!!

Products Used

The phrase on the next two photos really sums it up!

I am also grateful for being able to create with some awesome products so I created a little card with the leftovers of the Country Cookin,

Before I go I must add for our Australian fans to make sure you check out your local Spotlight because early next month you'll be able to get Country Cookin and Handi Scandi there!!

Well I hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ruby Rock-It and WOW Embossing Powders Blog Hop!

Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans and WOW Embossing Powder fans!  We are delighted to have you join us this week for the fun with our blog hop!

We are very excited to be partnering with this fabulous company and their amazing designers, so here's all the info you will need...and then come and join and hop along!

Here's the blog hop order, all you need to do to be eligible for our prize, is to leave a comment on each designer's blog and then come back to Ruby Rock-It/ Wow Embossing Powder's blog letting us know you have done so!  Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.

Here's our beautiful prize:  The Essence East Coast collection! [album not included]

I loved using these vibrant embossing powders from WOW!  They are so rich in colour and add some sparkle too.  I am seriously going to be purchasing some more colours! 
The WOW stamps are fantastic too and teamed with the Ruby Rock-It's Country Cookin it worked a dream!
Here is my layout I created! 

Products Used

I used the WOW! Bright White embossing powder with the Collage stamp set down the side of the layout.  The white just pops off the black card.

For this I used the Clear Gloss powder to create a watermark effect with the Collage stamp set.

Triple embossing with the Calypso Embossing Glitter on the Ruby Rock-It Country Cookin wood vaneer makes them stand out on the layout.

and finally I had some fun creating this wee flower with the WOW! Foilage Button 3 Dimensional Moulds and some of the Melt-It! Powder and Metallic Platinum powder.

Thank you WOW! for the amazing products!

It's time now to head on over to {Sian Ridley's} blog and see what she has been creating!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Friday, November 14, 2014

DCM - Light A Candle

Waking early this morning, not sure whether bushy tailed or even wide awake has sent me down into the craft room to create make some creations for CHA (oh you are SO gonna LOVE the new product from Ruby Rock-It) and this weeks daring card makers challenge set by Kathy Black.

This week the dare is 'Light A Candle' this is what I came up with ...

I was trying to think of anything I had that had candles on it (which wasn't Christmas themed as I'm not feeling the festiveness yet) and I remember this fab 21st Birthday range from Ruby Rock-It's mini themes.

Fun bright colours and of course loads of candles!!  I loved this quote 'Believe in Wishes' because I think we all need to, everyday, therefore I added the days of the week underneath as a reminder!!

So today make a wish and believe in it,
Have a fabulous day 

Beckie :)

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Country Cookin Chalk Board

I simply love upcycling items into something useful and I would like to share a chalk board I made out of a picture frame.

I just love how rustic the Ruby Rock-It's Country Cookin range is, right up my street!

Products Used

To start with I covered the glass from the picture frame with some chalk adhesive paper which was given to me recently.  I decided to use the glass for a couple of reason one being that it acted as a good bases for when you were writing on the board.  The other is that if I had removed it the little tags at the back would have struggled to hold everything in place.

I covered both the frame and mat with the papers and then put trimmed the inside edge with some of the Country Cookin twine.

The kitchen themed stickers from the collection are superb and I decided to add one as the main feature on the top of the frame.  I cut a doily down to size to act as a background and header board.

The board can be written on with chalk or use a white pen if you require more permanent words.  The beauty with this being a picture frame is that is can stand freely of be hung on the wall.

So have you been inspired to uplift something today?  
Check out your local stockist for the Ruby Rock-It collections and for our Australian fans, Handi Scandi and Country Cookin will be available in Spotlight early December!

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Boolicious with Country Cookin'

Good morning to all you lovely crafters!  
With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share a little 'Boo'tastic wreath I made with the Ruby Rock-It Country Cookin' range! Yes I agree this range is all things cooking but some of the reverse papers are really cool and can be used to create some fun projects.

Products Used

This started life a little polystyrene ring.  I cut thin strips of the Knick Knacks paper and wounded it around the ring securing at either ends by glue.  You will need to overlap them so it lays flat.  Once this was done I wrap some of the orange twine from the range around it.  

To make sure everything stayed in place I added a circle of Crate paper.

BOO was simply created by cutting the letters out from the Quarters paper and gluing them into the centre.

To finish I die cut and punched some embellishments from the Floral paper and add some of the Droplet Stickers, which by the way are gorgeous!

I so enjoyed making this and using the Country Cookin' a little bit differently,
I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box today!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vellum Technique for Ruby Rock-It

Who doesn't love Pinterest?!  I can waste hours trawling through beautiful creations and get really inspired by what people create.
It was here I stumbled across a project which I thought would work with Ruby Rock-It Fundamentals vellum perfectly!

So for Technique Tuesday I thought I would share how I made mine using the inspiration on Pinterest and with these few items

Battery Operated Tealight
Old Jam Jar

First I took a sheet of  Ruby Rock-It Fundamental plain vellum and added it to my paper draw on my printer.  I have an inkjet printer and it worked just fine.  I printed out a picture 6 x 4" and had the paper settings to 'plain'.  As you can see from the picture below it looks a bit blurred but this is because the ink in still wet.  It didn't take long to dry out, but make sure it is before you touch it!!

Next I trimmed it to size and added thin tape along the edges before adding it to the jar

I then die cut lots of different flowers using the spellbinders die in different patterns of vellum

The Ruby Rock-It vellum's are really sturdy, meaning you can really play with them to make an item you have cut from it really 3D.  Once I had finished cutting, I added them around the photo on the jar.  I finished by embellishing the flowers with bling and added some wedding flowers.

This was really simple to make and a lot of fun too.  The jar comes alive when the lights get low and the candle flickers behind the picture.

Thanks for stopping by

Beckie Dreyer