Friday, 30 October 2009

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street (for Hallowe'en)

As a child of the 70s I thought I would imoratilise one of my favourite children's TV characters in a Hallowe'en pumpkin.  

Zombie Pumpkins did the honours pattern wise and on Wednesday night I set to work with an ice cream scoop and scalpel to create my Count Von Count 2009 pumpkin:

and here's one in the dark for the full effect:

For those of you who are little younger than me here's the man himself in action :-)

Thanks for looking,

Ruthie x

Monday, 26 October 2009

DCM Dare - Favourite Things

This weekend I managed to catch up with the goings on at Daring Card Makers and I even joined in with the dare set by Kathy:

"These are a Few of My Favourite Things"

This is a chance to go mad with the papers, embellishments, tools and styles you really love to use.

I'd like you to use at least 5 of your own personal favourite things on your card this week - if you can make it 10 then you can claim our DCM Gold Star - virtual, of course lol.

If you can't bear to give it away when it's full of all those treasured goodies, then make the card for yourself - you can always stick it up on your wall and enjoy seeing it every day!

So I took my five favourite ingredients:  felt;  my cuttlebug machine (to cut nestabilities and quickutz dies);  buttons; coffee cup liner and  a bit of pen stitching and came up with this:

Other credits: paper - My Mind's Eye, stamp - papermania, pom pom trim - Making Memories.


Ruthie x

Sunday, 18 October 2009

An Autumn Walk

I have been neglecting my camera a bit recently so I decided I needed to get out today and get a few photos. Here's a sample of them:

I had a little play in photoshop to a fake lomo effect on this one:

It makes me realise how lucky I am to have such beautiful countryside right on my doorstep.

Thanks for looking,
Ruthie x

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Another Christmas Card

I made this card during the week but now it's getting dark early there hasn't been enough light to get a decent photo until today.

Ingredients: brown craft paper from stash, patterned paper - Basic Grey Wassail, mini clipboard made from scrap card and a Paperchase mini bulldog clip, mini calendar designed in Photoshop, Sizzix stocking die, recycled coffee cup liner punched with Fiskars scalloped lace punch, brads and ribbon from stash, inking and pen stitching.

Thanks for looking,
Ruthie x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Week of Cards

I spent last Saturday tidying my craft room and it's obviously had the desired effect as I have managed to make a few cards this week:

A Get Well Card:

Ingredients: Paper -Daisy D's (I think!); chipboard frame cut from scrap mountboard using nestabilities dies; lace from local market;  fabric flowers - WH Smiths; flower with pearl centre from local market; satin ribbon - The Range; Pearl brads - Papermania; greeting designed in PhotoShop;  pen stitching.

A couple of Christmas cards (yes I am scared that a I made Chritsmas cards in October):

Ingredients: Paper - Basic Grey and K& Co; Fiskars scalloped lace punch; chipboard frame cut from mountboard using Nestabilities dies and painted with white acrylic paint; chipboard snowflake cut from mountboard using a Sizziz die and triple embossed with holographic powder; flower with pearl spray from local market; ribbon - hobbycraft; pin from local market; sentiment designed in Photoshop; pen stitching.

Ingredients: Paper - Basic Grey; chipboard trees cut from scrap cardboard using a Cuttlebug die: ribbons and button from stash; Fiskars scalloped lace punch; inking and pen stitching.

An autumnal birthday card:

Ingredients: Paper - My Mind's Eye; Flowers and button from stash; Stamp - Papermania; assorted die cut shapes (Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and Sizzix); Brads - Dovecraft; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; Fiskars scalloped lace punch; inking and pen stitching.

And last but not least, Mr Crafty Blogger celebrated a big birthday this week:

Ingredients: Paper - American Crafts, Chipboard letters cut from mountboard using Cuttlebug dies; Brads - Dovecraft; Alphabet - Quickutz Metro; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder; inking and pen stitching.

Thanks for looking,


Ruthie x