Tuesday, 10 February 2009

My little puppy and the odd card or two!

Hi. I hope you've had a good day and have been making all those fab cards again! I thought I would share a couple of piccies of Lulu. She is SO much fun, but totally mischievous as you can imagine for a 5 month old puppy. Today I was typing an e-mail and felt my cardi being pulled. I looked down to see her pulling my belt out trying to get me to play with her!!! She also managed to find a scarf that I had made and ate a great big hole in it! The trouble is, like my little girl Natasha, she gives me those cute eyes and face and I forgive her anything! I'm such a pushover!

Speaking of Natasha do any of you get stressed out by your kids' homework?! I try and give my two pennies worth and a performance that deserves an Oscar breaks out here lol. Hmmm, I might stick to making cards, it's much easier.

Moving onto the cards I have a couple to share with you today. The first is a 'New Home' card. It was going to be for the Kristina Werner Color Inspiration but I never quite got around to submitting it in time.

The sign showing on the right was just cut out and then inked with dark brown around the edges.

To 'dress' the windows I just stuck some card pieces behind them. I then added hearts coming out of the chimney to resemble smoke ('heart shaped smoke'?? It sounds odd now I'm typing it out!!)

The background paper is from my K & Co 'Wild Saffron' pad again, boy that's getting some use now! I ran the yellow through a cuttlebug embossing pad, tied on the ribbon and then mounted it onto a piece of dark brown cardstock. I keep seeing big ribbon on cards at the moment, but I'm not sure if it looks quite right on this one. You will have to let me know what you think.

Dies: Sizzix 'Doodle Dies, Home Sweet Home', Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Floral', Quickutz signpost
Paper: K & Co, 'Wild Saffron', Bazzill Classic
Accessories: Ribbon from my stash, pearl stick ons

Can anyone tell me how to get my photos of my cards to look straight? They all end up looking a bit wonky down one/two sides. I use Photoshop to edit, but try to get a good photo first so that I don't have to edit too much. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas?????

I also made a very simple 10 minute card for a friend, using my good old Lily cutter.

I cut out the paper, tied the floral paper with ribbon, then mounted it onto the bling. I then cut out the flower, layered it twice and added a third layer for the bottom two petals. I put the stamen on and added a pearl, again that little tip I got from my local craft shop. In each of the corners you might just be able to make out mini pearls. It just needed a little finishing touch and these were up to the job :o)

Dies: Sizzix 'Flower, Lily'
Paper: Basic Grey 6 x 6 'Euphoria' paper pad
Accessories: Ribbon from my stash, pearl stick ons, Stampendous peel offs

I will get into stamping at some point. You would never think I'm a girl that owns about 300 rubber stamps. I've just got into die cutting so much that I haven't done much on the stamping side. Now I've told you that bit of info I will have to do something with them, this blogging is good for me. If I commit it to writing I will have to do it now lol.


  1. ooh - what pretty cards! I love the little house and embossed background! Your puppy is adorable too ;)

  2. Totally cute... that little house is adorable!

  3. Love what you are doing with those die cuts ... these cards are fabulous.

  4. Both of these crads are darling! I especially like the hearts coming out of the chimney! :)

  5. Lulu is just adorable!!! Yes, those puppy dog eyes do it everytime... LOL! Just amazzing cards... the CB embossing adds so much! TFS... :)

  6. These are both gorgeous! I'm totally in love with that little house though!

  7. First off, that little puppy is ADORABLE!!!! I would be a total push over too! Your card is fantastic! I love the hearts coming out of the chimney. And my advice for taking pics of your cards is always make sure the top of the card is straight to the top of your camera lens when looking through it. I don't worry about the bottom, because the card is generally at an angle. Just worry about the top. KWIM? Hope that helps! : )

  8. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your kind words. The set you saw is a Stampin' Up! one. If you click on the catalogue in my side bar you will find it in there, if you want to order anything my email addy is in my profile. Also your dog is so sweet, I have a little black poodle too, but she is 16 now and not nearly as lively these days, she spends most of the day snoring bless her !! Love your work , am going to go and follow you now, Sarah-Jane xx

  9. Hi Ruby, Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog and leave a comment. That gives me an opportunity to check out your blog. First, I love LuLu! We had a miniature black poodle named Susie when I grew up at home. Now I am in to Doxies.

    Your cards are wonderful! I especially like the Lily card. I was just looking for some type of lily stamp or die for Easter cards. I hope that Sizzix one is still available because it's beautiful. I will have to check online to find it. I also have the same background paper you used on that card. I'm anxious to use it on a card and now I have an idea to work with. I'm going to go check out the rest of your blog and then add you to my list of blogs to follow. Thanks for the inspiration!


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