Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A Couple of Challenge Cards & My Seriously Overdue Blog Awards!

Hello there

Firstly I'd like to share a couple of cards I've made for challenges.  First up was one for Caardvarks, but I didn't get it finished in time as I only came across it last minute.  This month you had to use one of the DT cards as inspiration, so I picked one of my favourite designers, Heidi Van Laar, I love her sunny, happy cards so thought I would use bright colours for this one.

For this I used Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers, my new doiley nesties, and some ribbon from Ribbon Girl.

This is Heidi's card...

Next up is one I made for Waltzingmouse's Sketch Challenge #19.  I'm not sure about this one.  I like the papers etc, but I don't think I like the way I've done the stamp, but I am doing as I'm told by Ian and Tinks and posting it!  Talk about nag!  They get an idea in their mind and then gang up on me!!  

This card is a bit of Basic Grey and a bit of SU!!  The papers and stamp are BG, the mini sentiment, bow and tab punch are all SU!

I finally had time to load my overdue blog awards. I really do apologise to you Janet and Sue for me not having posted them sooner. Life has been very full on. I really appreciate you thinking of me, I REALLY do, it makes me feel it's worthwhile blogging!

My first award is from Janet over at her blog, Sonnet Designs.

I have to pass the award on to 10 other people and say why I started my blog.  I started my blog at the beginning of last year, to try and kick start my motivation to keep making cards.  I had no idea I would learn so much when I started, and how much I would enjoy it.  It's so much fun!  I've met lots of really interesting people, and made some good friends along the way too.

I would struggle at 10 people as I follow a few too many blogs, but to be honest the people I would like to pass my award to are those followers that always leave me a comment, without fail, when at times I'm sure they probably shouldn't ;o)  You know who you are!  Without your comments I'd probably give up so thank you SO SO much!

Thanks Janet, I really appreciate you nominating me!  Pop over and see some of Janet's work.  I especially love her Santa here.

My second award is from the lovely Sue Lelli. I love her work and regularly look at her blog for inspiration. 

So apparently I'm supposed to tell you something about myself.  Hmmm, what can I share... I love everything French, I have tried many times to learn it, got to an ok level and then something has come up that has stopped me, or is it me that stops me?!  I am a perfectionist and everyone would say I'm too hard on myself.  I don't need anyone else to criticise me, I can do a much better job of it myself!!

I would like to pass this award onto the following people...

Now pop over to Sue's blog and check out these to die for flowers.  Aren't they FABULOUS!  I 'need' that flower die cutter!!!

Keep up the great work girls, you inspire me on a daily basis!


  1. They're so cute...I just love them all :)

  2. Hi Ruby, I was looking at the challenge at Waltzingmouse's Sketch Challenge and noticed your card. It's very lovely! The bird image is so sweet and paper is sooo pretty! Also, your first card is too too cute...loving the bright colors, doily shapes, and ribbon...take care!

  3. Beautiful cards, Ruby! And you make the prettiest BOWS! And thank you for passing on your wonderful award with me....Me? I did a double take at that one! You are too sweet! Hugs!

  4. Love the cards, they are really nice, I especially like the one you did for the WMC

  5. Great stuff!! Love it all. ps. I'm the same way about criticizing myself, so I can relate to that sister!!

  6. HI Ruby, i love your cards, so cute. well done on your awards too. I saw 'Em' I thought 'me?? really???'*all high pitched & squeaky!*
    i clicked on the link and it went to tracy's blog, as did the link to her blog too! just wondering who you meant? if not me am looking forward to 'meeting' another Em! hehe!

  7. What a great collection of cards Ruby! Those lil' birds are darling! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

  8. Love the colors on your WMS sketch card Ruby! thanks for playing this week!

  9. so cute! such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

  10. Wonderful cards as always Ruby! Thank you so much for thinking of me! You're such a sweetie!

  11. Gorgeous cards Ruby, as always! I always struggle with long cards and you make them look soooo fab! Thank you so much for teh award! ;))) lol! We really ought to finally meet! Suggest a date and I'll be there, lol! xxx


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