Thursday, 26 March 2009

Spot the Present!

Hi again

Just a quick post tonight, it's way past my bedtime :o)

I wanted to enter the Use It! Challenge #3. If you haven't been over there yet you should check it out, it's a great way to use up your old bits and pieces that you perhaps like to admire but never use!! The challenge this week was set by Heidi Van Laar (I LOVE her designs!) and she wanted us to use something that's a year old (my present cutter) some eyelets (white ones from about 300+ that I hardly ever use!) and polka dots (paper downloaded from Pink Petticoat - see link in side bar)

I also saw a challenge over at 365 cards, day 19 - 'Keep it to Yourself', where you have to make a birthday card without using any sentiment and thought this card would fit for that too.

Well...this picture drove me nuts! It looks perfect white in Photoshop, as the card is, and as soon as I upload it to Blogger it goes a shade of pink!! Hopefully you can still get the idea! As you can see it's a very simple card. I printed and cut out some black and white polka dot paper. Using my Fiskars Treading Water punch I cut out the turquoise border and then cut the present, adding eyelets. I'm quite pleased with the overall effect, it's not my normal style but sometimes I like to try something a bit different.

I'm off to bed now, sweet dreams or enjoy the rest of your day depending where you live!



  1. Ruby, this is absolutely DARLING, that present is awesome, and I ♥love♥ the color combo!!! Thank you for staying up past your bedtime to create this gem for our viewing pleasure ;)
    And thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!
    hugs :)

  2. Totally fabulous! I love the way you used your eyelets...they could almost count as your polka dots too!

    (-: Heidi

  3. What a super sweet card!!! thanks for joining us over at 365 Cards!!

  4. Ruby, this is adorable! Very clever way to use those eyelets. It does look pink on my computer, but it's still darling!

  5. Great card!! I love how you placed your eyelets! Your blog is super cute too : )


  6. I love the scallops! Ruby, you are so talented!

  7. Hi Ruby!,
    Love the threading water punch you have used on this card... on my wishlist now! Great idea to use the eyelets as polkadots on the gift adding so much texture and dimension.
    In answer to your question.... yes! I'll be at Demoing at The Craft Barn on 6th & 7th June at the Extravaganza. Just love doing the Extravaganza's. Get to meet and chat with soooo many crafters (we're a lovely bunch ;o) and it's always fun making the samples to show. Hopefully see you there :o)
    Sandra xx

  8. Another lovely card, I love this die! and the whole layout is fabby! I love your little stand too, where did you get it from? was it as chain store which may have a shop near me? (please say it was!!)
    Thanks, Speak soon, S.J. xx

  9. Oooo, would you ? that would be fantastic, I could send you the money including postage, Let me know, Thanks hun,
    S.J. xx
    P.S. It's fine to call me S.J. it's so long winded to write it out all the time, but Sarah just doesn't sound right :)

  10. this is so cuuuute, looove your gift!


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