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
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, July 06, 2015

Learning To Surf

With the summer months beginning I am loving all the sunshine that is around. I love looking through the summer photos and this is one of my favourites on a recent trip to the beach.  I really love the Bella! Something Blue collection with it's sea themed blues and rustic wood papers in the collection.  I couldn't resist using them again for this layout

Products Used

I used the 'Wedding' paper and cut out the atlas from the top section and added it to the left of the layout.  I then cut different sized circles to frame the photo.  Even though the 3D sticker have wedding phrases on them which the right photo you wouldn't even know.

I wanted to add some waves to the photo and the Birthday stamps have a little strip of confetti bubbles which where just perfect to create sea foam!

The little alphabet packs with some fun little phrase and stars, hearts and arrows finish off the layout.

I hope you take lots of snaps this summer and create many new memories!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

All About Dad

This month Clearscraps sent some fantastic product to the RRBF DT and I had great fun creating this album as a gift for Father's day. 
I choose to use one of the new Bella! wedding ranges 'Something Blue' to show how it can be used for those non wedding projects :)

I have always loved the mixed albums with the card and clear pages.  It opens up a huge range of possibilities for your creations.  The double sided papers really shine too as they can be seen through the clear pages meaning that your backs of pages already have a base to work on!

With this clear page I actually used some acrylic paint and some stencils to create a background to work on.  I also used the chipboard alphabet and painted them with blue pearlescent paint to coordinate with the papers.

The fundamentals stickers with their clear backgrounds worked really well on the clear tabs.

This paper is just like being on the beach.  The little wooden frame on the paper had a black board in the middle with 'Just Married' in it so I cut this out and made it into a little photo frame.  I cut out the 'just' and used it as part of my title.

With these pages I mixed in some of the Kraftastic glittery papers which just jazz it all up a wee bit!

The fundamental stickers and wood vaneer added some texture and depth to the pages too.

Products Used :
Ruby Rock-it Fundamental Sentiment Stickers : Sentiments, Banners & Bubbles, Cheers, Friends, Life Documented

This wee album really sums up this fantastic dad and all the things he loves to do!
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