Saturday, 30 March 2013

Thank you so much

I received this card from a friend who knew I couldn't go away this weekend for training at the Craft Weekend my friends are all heading off to. I absolutely love everything about this card - all the detail, the colours and the style. She must have spent hours making this. It means such a lot when someone is thoughtful and is thinking of you when you're ill.
Thank you so much to Fiona Cooper for your thoughtfulness. I really appreciate it.

Keep Crafting,
Ruth x

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sweet Threads Simply Sent®

 I was not sure if I would be able to sew these cards, but I couldn't believe how quick these pictures were to stitch. I expected it to take a few hours, but it only took about 10 minutes to sew one picture.

Everything you need is included in this kit
Many years ago, I used to love creating Cross Stitch pictures, but gave it up when my eyesight deteriorated and I couldn't see the aida or linen holes any more. I am so excited that I was able to sew these with ease. The ready-pierced holes were easy to see and use. There are also included in the kit  - very clear and precise instructions (with pictures and diagrams) for those who aren't too sure how to do Cross Stitch, or you can make it up yourself (like I did here LOL!). There are more than enough threads (Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade) enclosed along with two needles, 4 Primrose Petals and 4 Lucky Limeade cards, 8 envelopes and 4 tulip and 4 cupcake pierced scalloped cards and Stampin' Up! have even thought of enclosing 32 Stampin’ Dimensionals®. All this for only £11.95.

 I used Teeny Tiny Sentiment message stamps on the front, as I had forgotten to order the two wooden Essential Stamps on the same page in the Spring/Summer Catalogue which say 'Thank you' and 'Happy Birthday' for only £5.95 or 7,95 €.

I hope you have a go with this kit. The cards are lovely. I sent one to my Mother-in-law who recently received 2nd degree burns to her back and was feeling quite low due to the intense pain. She phoned me as soon as she received it as it gave her such a boost and cheered her up. 

Who do you know that would appreciate one of these cards? 
Please contact me today to order this kit for yourself.

Keep Crafting,Ruth xx 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mother's Day

This gate-fold card was made mainly using pieces from the Artisan Embellishments Kit, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and a pretty stamp set called Summer Silhouettes, which suits so many different occasions.. A pretty way to let a very special Mum know how much she's loved and appreciated for all she's done!

Happy Mother's Day!

Shimmer effect using Champagne Mist mixed with 70% rubbing  alcohol
and spritzed using  the Stampin' Spritzer

Beautiful lace creates a pretty bow effect

inside card.
Spring Catalogue

  •  126869   5/8" (1.6 cm) Flower Trim 
  •  129328   Artisan Embellishments Kit
  •  129309   More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
  •  128075   That’s the Ticket clear stamp set

Annual Catalogue 2012 - 2013

  •  126883   Ticket Duo Builder Punch
  •  126187  Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
  •  126189  Paper-Piercing Tool
  •  116806  Shimmer Paint 
  •  126185   Stampin’ Spritzer
  •  126447   Summer Silhouettes clear stamp set
  •  120024  Teeny Tiny Sentiments clear stamp set
  •  124405   For My Family clear stamp set
  •  Colours used are Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla (and Gumball Green ink)
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Keep Crafting,
Ruth x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

More Craft Storage!

Yeah! Phil has made some more Storage Units, but for my Scrapbook Card and Papers this time. It is great to be able to see my papers, rather than rake through boxes. So much easier. I'm delighted with these units. He made quite a few, so I'm filling them up fast before my crafting friends try to slip them into their craft trollies when they're round visiting.

 Ink pad storage next?...(a girl can dream... LOL!). I've a long way to go until my room is totally organised, but it's certainly a good start.

Here's some pictures of the 12 x 12 Storage Units with some current and discontinued Stampin' Up!  Designer Series Paper and some discontinued as well (The first picture is of a unit not fully finished, but I just couldn't wait to try it out first).

still needing sanding, but I couldn't wait to see how my papers fit LOL!

Ready to go - YEAH!
What is your favourite storage item in your craft room? Do leave a comment below, as I'd love to hear from you.

Keep Crafting!
Ruth x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Thinking of you

My friend's Dad suffered a stroke a few weeks ago, so I made this card quickly to send to Cath and let her know we were thinking and praying for her Dad and of course, just to let her know we care about her.

The FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set called Patterned Occasions was perfect for this card sending a 'whole latte love' (FREE with an order of £45 or over) and finished off with the Petite Pairs 'sending a kiss' and of course finished off with the Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and some Rhinestone basic jewels..
Keep Crafting!
Ruth x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Two by Two Birthday

I love this easy card that I made for my neice and nephew's 2nd  Birthdays. The single Two by Two stamp by Stampin' Up! is perfect for this card and coloured in using Stampin' Write Markers and a blender pen for shading..

Have a good day and
Keep Crafting,
Ruth x

Friday, 8 March 2013

Double Side-step 70th Birthday, Shabby Chic!

 I was asked to make this for my sister-in-law's Mum. As the heading says, it's a Double side-step card using a few pieces from the gorgeous Artisan Embellishment Kit on page 10 in the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue 2013

The roses were made by gluing small hearts using the Small Heart Punch for the small roses and the heart die from Hearts a Flutter dies. The pretty pretty bow is made using the Two Tone Ribbon 1 1/4" in the new Spring Catalogue. I sprayed on some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz for a perfect finish.

Keep on Crafting,
Ruth x

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Love always...

Yeah! I'm back online after two weeks of no Internet (arghhhh). That's the second month in a row this has happened!
Here's a quick Gate-Fold Valentine Card I made for my husband Phil.using the stunning Stampin' Up! More Amore Speciality Designer Series Papers.and Artisan Embellishments Kit from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue. It would also make a good Wedding Anniversary Card too.

Keep Crafting!,
Ruth x


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