Friday, April 29

Z for Zoo Animals

Morning all on this Royal Occasion
I hope the Royal wedding goes smoothly and wish the Royal Couple a very happy life together and all those of you attending street parties i hope you have a great day and the weather is good to you, i shall be watching it on the telly but no street party planned in my area so think i will make a cucumber sandwich and a nice cup of tea for my lunch in honour lol.

Well Friday has rolled around again and it's time for a new letter on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this week it's Z for Zoo Animals, for my DT card i used my Pickles stamp i've had these stamps for ages and this is the first time i've used them how naughty is that lol, i also used the mask and stamp technique for the first time and quite pleased with the result, coloured with promarkers, hope you like it.

Wednesday, April 27

RRC #2 Baby + Blue

Good morning all

Firstly i just want to thank all those who entered the Ruby's Rainbow Challenges 1st challenge your support was very much appreciated and i hope you will continue to join in with our challenges which brings me onto this fortnights challenge which is Baby + Blue 
For my DT card i used a decoupaged image i had from QVC many years ago, the papers are a bargain i got on ebay 99p for 140 sheets and the nappy pin and stork are buttons from my stash hope you like it.

I'm also entering this card into this week Simon Says Stamp challenge Anything Goes + Blog Hop for their 2nd Anniversary.

Sunday, April 24

Anything goes

Hello peeps, Happy Easter to you all i hope you are enjoying the bank holiday.

The challenge this week over on Sparkles forum Challenges is an easy one as it's anything goes and for my DT card i stamped Tilda with black stazon coloured with promarkers.

Our challenge this week is being sponsored by the fabulous Crafty Emma Stores and the prize is a £10 voucher
 (not including p&p) 


Don't forget to pop over to our Sister blog SFCC, Challenge
this months challenge is Ribbons & Gems with a £10.00 voucher from
Joanna Sheen up for grabs Joanna SheenPhotobucket

Friday, April 22

Y = Yellow

Morning all
It's Friday and going to be another scorcher today i think, it also means it's time for a new letter over at Alphabet Challenge and this week its Y for Yellow, for my DT card i used a favourite Tilda stamp mind you they are all my favourites lol, anyway this 1 i stamped using momento black coloured with promarkers hope you like her think we may all be wanting her ice cream by the end of the day.
If you have 5 minutes spare perhaps you might like to pop over to my challenge blog Ruby's Rainbow Challenges i'd love it if you could join in with me.
Have a lovely Good Friday All xx

Thursday, April 21

Ribbon Storage Bag

Afternoon folks
What another glorious day here a bit too hot for me so i stayed indoors and made this ribbon storage bag, the girls and i were chatting on the forum about how we store our ribbons and yes you've guessed it.... most of us keep it in a box where it gets all tangled up, anyway 1 of the girls gave us a video link of this easy and cheap bag for storing ribbons so i had to have a go and here is mine although i'm not sure if they will stay untangled but we will see.

Here is the video link


Friday, April 15

X for Xmas

Morning all
Another beautiful day here in sunny Brum 

Friday has rolled round again and it will soon be Christmas lol suprising how fast it can creep up on you and need to get those many Christmas cards done.
This weeks challenge over on Alphabet is X for Christmas
Here is my DT card hope you like it.

Wednesday, April 13

Ruby's Rainbow C#1 Anything goes + Amber

Hello all

Well today see's the launch of my very own challenge blog called Ruby's Rainbow Challenges (RRC) and the first challenge is to use the theme Anything goes + the colour Amber on your projects a nice easy 1 to start with, you can make anything you like including sewing or knitting it doesn't have to be just papercrafts.
For my Dt work i have used my Cuddly Buddly stamped useing Momento black, coloured with Promarkers, although the DP looks a pinky colour its actually an orange shade, anyways i do hope you like and will join in the fun with us look forward to seeing you there and thank you for all your wonderful support.   

Sunday, April 10


Good Sunday morning all
Hope your all enjoying this glorious sunshine

Well today see's a new challenge on the Sparkles Forum Challenge gosh we had so many wonderful entries on the last challenge which was lovely to see and congratulations to our winner and top 3.
This weeks challenge is Easter and the DT had some digi's from our sponsor  to work with, well i couldn't make up my mind which 1 to use so i used  2 of them here are my efforts hope you like them.

Over at Sparkles forum we have lots of swaps going on including Bookmarks, Ribbons & sewing if you fancy joining in please pop along you will be made most welcome oh and of course don't forget our Sister challenge blog Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge this month it's Ribbons & gems with a £10.00 Joanna Sheen voucher up for grabs so why not head over and get ahead of all those Christmas cards you never seem to get done.

Check out the fab prize this month from our sponsor.
Monthly sponsor prize badge, to be included in write up..

I'm also entering the first card into this weeks Secret Crafter challenge which is Feathered Friends.
Both cards into this weeks Papertake Weekly which is Anything Goes.
Both cards into this weeks I Love Promarkers which is Easter.
Both cards onto this weeks Simon Says Stamp which is Spring colours/ Easter

Saturday, April 9

Ruby's Rainbow Challenges

Afternoon all

What a glorious day were having hope it lasts

Well i got bored during the week as you do lol, so decided to start a new challenge blog....nothing fancy no prizes or winners or top 3s, then i thought nah theres enough out there in blog land......then i thought oh well why not one more can't hurt can it.... so as from Wednesday 13th April Ruby's Rainbow Challenges will launch it will be a 2 part challenge of a theme + a colour you can make anything you like so we don't have to stick to cards, it could be a scrap page, atc, bookmark, candle, anything you like even knitting if it will fit in with the theme and colour.

I do hope you will join me and the team i will be putting out a DT call when the blog gets going, our DT so far are me of course with Lesley from The Messy Crafter & Angel from Angels Sparkly World.
See you all 13th pass the word around.
Please take the button for your blogs
Ruby's Rainbow


Friday, April 8

White +1 other colour

Morning all

What a lovely week we have had weather wise.. managed to get loads of veggies planted, which reminds me i must update my garden blog lol.
Well it's Friday again which means a new challenge on Alphabet Challenges we have 2 new peeps joining our merry little Design Team so welcome Janet & who ever the second successful applicant is i look forward to working with you ladies, this weeks letter is W= White + 1 other colour and for my DT card this week i have stamped my favourite Tilda coloured in with pro markers, the DP are from a paper pad swap we did on the Sparkles Forum the butterflies are Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart.
hope you like it, please pop along to all our DT's blogs I'm sure they would appreciate it.


Wednesday, April 6

Look what i knitted.

Morning all
I have finally gotten around to photgraphing this bay layette i have knitted, i finished it a few weeks ago but kept forgetting to take a photo, the shawl is 45" x 45" square, it's knitted using Baby DK and is for a family member who's baby is due in August can't wait :o).
The photo's are not very good sorry, the colours are a bit paler than should be as they are a little bit darker lemon than showing.


Monday, April 4


Afternoon All

Whats happened to the sun, it was shining lovely this morning now it's dissapeared and gone cold just had to put the heating on :o(

The card i have made today is an easel card with a Lapashe decoupaged sheet i've made it for this months challenge on the Sparkles Forum which for this month is flowers.
Also for this weeks challenge over on Allsorts =Blooming Blossoms


Friday, April 1

SFCC#3 Ribbons & Gems

Morning everyone happy Aprils fool day hope you've not had too many tricks played on you.

As it's 1st April this means a new challenge has been set on
                          Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge (SFCC)
 This month the challenge been set by our lovely team mate Doreen she has chosen for you to use Ribbons & Gems and of course we have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen offering a £10.00  voucher.
Don't forget we are a multi crafts challenge blog so you can make anything you like so long as it is within this months theme.
Here is my effort oh and don't forget that when you enter the challenge to vote for your favourite DT project.

My second card is for this weeks Alphabet Challenge.......every Friday a new challenge is set using the letters of the Alphabet and this week we are up to the letter V for Vehicles for my card i have used my favourite Gruffies stamp coloured in with promarkers, i've made this card for my hubby who's birthday is coming up soon and i'm always calling him honey and he loves motor bikes.
hope you will join in with both challenges and i can visit your blogs.