Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Maya Road and Ruby Rock-it

It is always so amazing to open a package filled with some beautiful products when we have a swap with another company and this month Ruby Rock-It DT have some Maya Road to create with!  I love all their fun little embellishments and awesome album blanks.

I my wee package was a little scalloped heart album which I decided to turn into a wall hanging with an Autumnal (Fall) theme using the RRBF Graduation Mini Theme.

Products Used

I used the inside of the album to build up my mini layouts.  I painted in orange paint the scallop hearts on the outside of the album which I them attached a heart layout too.

Here I created some little pockets so I could pop in my favourtie fall recipes, which usually consist of cinnamon and pumpkins!

I loved this little 'smile' photo frame.  I simply printed a photo and popped it behind.  You can't see it in this picture but she is holding a conker that she found.

The Maya Road embellishments are perfect for backgrounds too, which I have done of the heart below.  The graduation die cuts have some brilliant quotes which can be used for other occasions.

Its time now to remove the summer hangings and for the fall decorations to take place, this one will take pride of place in my kitchen where I can see it daily!

Hope you have fun creating some autumnal beauties

Friday, September 18, 2015

Remember To Wake Up

Each school morning we are always asking what the time is.  Have we enough time to have another coffee or grab some more breakfast.  
My daughter had decorated her room and needed a clock to help her know the time as she got ready in the morning!

I was inspired by the colours and theme she had chosen and the Memories Mini Theme fitted in just perfectly.  The clock started life very plain and I sanded it down before I decorate the outside covering it in the papers.

Products Used :

Around the edges of the front I added some of the Fabric Trim from the Fundamentals range.  This softened the edges of the clock.  
The little wood veneer numbers fitted perfectly around the clock face and I love the mix with the Roman numerals.

The die cut packs in the mini themes have soooo many create things that can be used so I decorated the bottom of the clock with them.  I used the flower and butterfly on the pendulum inside the glass so it looks like it is flying when it ticks!

Friday, September 04, 2015

Remembering Summer!

Hello everyone!  
Today I am here to share some summer themed cards with you made using the fantastic Happy Days and sparkly Dancette collections.

Products Used :

If you hadn't guessed already I am a huge fan of circles and use them pretty much in everything I create so I couldn't resist making one of the cards round shape.

On this card I used the Happy Days clear stamps to stamp around the edge of a die cut circle to create a border and then had fun colouring them in to coordinate with the flowers. 

This next card features a favourite in our family's summer trips ... the trusted ice cream!
I used the 'bunting' shapes in the Happy Days die cut pack as ice cream cones and added punched circles as the ice cream behind them,

The last card here is just a mixture of the wonderful Dancette, it is just a glitter overload and for those that love glitter then this is the paper you need!!

This is a shadow die set from Xcut and I cut out each stage in a few of the Dancette papers.  The funfair comes to life and sparkles as you assemble it together.

I hope you have enjoyed these summer memories
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Together Is A Wonderful Place To Be .....

Got the Monday Blues?? 

Well let me share with you this layout that I made with the Happy Days collection, it's bright cheerful colours will wipe away those blues!

I made this layout using the left overs from the trio of cards I made the other day.  It is so good to put your 'scraps' to use rather that putting them in a box for another day!

This picture was taken where I used to spend many a Sunday afternoon and I was blessed to be able to take my girls there, who love it as much as I do.  

Die cutting different sizes of circles is one of my favourite this to do and I love how it easily frames something to help draw the eye into your page.

I also love using sequin waste to add some texture to my layouts.  Usually they have been used as stencils before I use them on my layouts!!

There are so many beautiful embellishments that I wanted to use, precut and ready to dress up your layouts!  By simply folding the wings of the dragon fly it looks like it is mid flight.  Sometimes when I add die cut shapes I do so with glue in a small section so I am able to work it into a 3D shape.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday whatever you are doing!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Daring Cardmakers and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers Fans! 

We are so excited to be teaming up with this fabulous group of crafters!

We have a fun blog hop that we are kicking off today!!

Yes, that’s right, you can sit, relax, and hop through the blogs of our Creative Team members as we show you what we have been creating!

Here’s your blog hop order…

Here’s the details: Enjoy the hop and leave a comment for each of our fabulous designers along the way, and be sure to leave one on your last stop, our the RRBF blog! For those that follow until the end leaving your sweet sentiments along the way, will be entered to win a fabulous prize from us! 

Comments will begin today and close on Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm. 
We will announce our winner the first week of September!

Here's the fabulous prize you could win if you follow the rules above...It's our beautiful Kraftastic collection in silver, pink, and teal!

Being on both the DT's I felt that I should share a few more cards made with the awesome Fundamental collection from RRBF :

It's time now to head on over to Kathy's blog

Enjoy the hop!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wooo Happy Days!

When the amazing new line from Ruby Rock-it  'Happy Days' hit my craft room I loved it immediately (actually I feel in love with it when I had a sneak peak while visiting the RRBF HQ!)
Laying in front of me were rays of colours and fun little owls, birds and butterflies ... it made me smile!

Today I am here to share with you some cards I made using Happy Days ....

Products Used :  RRBF Happy Days Collection

I loved this little bee from the stamp set and stamped it on to yellow card stock before cutting him out. When I had positioned him in place I then stamped his little flying trail.

I used the wood veneer in this collections to create a floating card.  I simple cut  off a piece of card and then joined the remainder pieces together with the honeycomb.  As the veneer is sticky all over the back add some talc to take away the stickiness.

I love love love making these pop up cards, which lay flat for posting.  I couldn't resist making one to show as much of this collection off as possible!

I covered the bird house veneer with some paper and added some little droplets to the centre.  The little bees are 'flying' with the help of acetate.

This last card shows how amazingly these stamps come out!  Just fab!  I delved into my box of promarkers to colour the wings.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations with Happy Days and hope that you have just as much fun as I did when you create with it.

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Swing Card Tutorial

Hello, today I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how I made these fun little swinging baby crib card!

Products Used 
Boy Card

Girl Card

Non RRBF Product

This is really a simple little card but will leave you with a 'wow' when you have finished it! 
So here is how I made it :

First you will need to die cut a spellbinders scalloped circle in green and a nesting circle in blue.  Also cut a sheet of green fusion paper to measure 5.75" and a blue piece to measure 5.5"

Glue the green paper and then blue paper onto a 6 x 6 card blank leaving a small 'glue gap' on the top of the card.

Using a circle cutter cut out a 5" circle in the front of the card.

Cut another two spellbinder circles in scrap paper.  Fold in quarters and then cut out as shown above.  These are your templates!

Place the templates on the glittered circles and cut out each segment.

This is what you should be left with but don't glue it together at this point!

Thread a length of Country Cookin' twin through the top where you omitted glue earlier on.

Lay the green crib on the back and attach the twine as shown.  Add the blue one on top.

 Trim off the blue lines from one of the greetings from the die cut pack

Add one blue line along with a trimmed white glittered shape with some stars and Fundamental arrows wood veneer.

Stamp the large phrase from the Fundamental Baby stamps and the '100% perfection' one on to white card.  Mat on to green paper.

Add the large phrase to the back of the card and the '100% perfection' on to the crib.  Finish by adding the greeting cut earlier across the bottom of the circle.

When it is all dried you can stand it up and watch the little crib swing!
These look fabulous in other colours and with other embellishments too.  You can see the little girls one I made in the picture above but neutral colours would look fantastic as well!

Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial
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