Saturday, 25 October 2008

Is felt the best thing ever?

Well I think so. I am totally obsessed with putting felt lovelyness on my cards at the moment and here's a few of them:

This one is a birthday card for a friend. There is also a challenge over on the Crafts by Carolyn forum to include a tag on a card so I'll stick this one on there too.


Paper - American Crafts,
Papermania stamp
Felt letter and flower cut with Cuttlebug dies

Another friend's birthday card:


Paper - Basic Grey
Felt 'Pint' cut with a Quickutz die and background cut with Nestabilities
Stars cut with a Cuttlebug Die
'Happy Birthday' Papermania stamp
Studio G mini letter stamps

I managed to track down the new Cuttlebug cut and emboss Christmas tree set the other week, and I just had to make a felt Christmas card with it:

I just love the lime green and pink felt together.

Cuttlebug and netabilities dies
Paper - K&CO Amy Butler range
Gingham ribbon from Crafts By Carolyn

Finally another Christmas card, but this time without felt (probably because I couldn't find the right shades to tone with the paper)

Chipboard trees made with the Cuttlebug tree die
Basic Grey fruitcake paper
Cuttlebug tag die

I nearly forgot, if you want to see some fantastic felt lovelyness check out this blog.


Ruthie x

Friday, 10 October 2008

A bit of catching up

As always I am late with stuff, but this time I have an excuse - well kind of! Last weeks Dare over on Daring Card Makers was to make a card featuring scallops:

I'm just loving all the new scallop punches that are out at the moment, circles, ovals, squares, edges etc, etc and then there's the corner rounder and slit punches that can be used to scallop edges as well.

Use your imagination, your scallop punches, your corner rounders, your cricuts and cuttlebugs to create any card to fit any style as long as it shows scallops.

Anyway, Thursday was Mr Craftybloggers birthday so I decided to tie his card in with the dare and I didn't really feel it was fair to post it until after his birthday (how's that for an excuse!). Here's the card complete with scalloped edges on the brown and lined paper, cut with very small scalloped scissors. I didn't opt for anything bigger as I thought I wouldn't be able to make it masculine enough.
The concert ticket was made from here:

Patterned paper is Basic Grey and ribbon is papermania. The screw head brads are from Crafts By Carolyn

Now for my catch-ups from the newly revamped Her Space - My Space - His Space (Check out their new site). Previously Her Space - My Space they have had a bit of a makeover and are now embracing equal opps as the Boy Blogger is on the staff ;)

The first prompt is Sign:

Now onto Look. Struggled with this so opted for an easy one and followed Boy Bloggers lead. l try harder next time I promise! (I think I may have even used this shot before :( )
It is of course the statue of the late Eric Morecambe in Morecambe.

Today's prompt is for a pet portrait so I'm off to find someone's pet to photograph as Crafty Blogger HQ is petless.


Ruthie x