Thursday 19 March 2009

Spring Fever!

Hi again

I made it through the day without finishing off the chocolate, so I'm feeling very proud of myself tonight :o) I had just one piece, which I counted. (When I say counted what I mean is that I lost my weight through Weight Watchers so every food has a points value and you are only allowed a certain number of points each day). Personally I think all chocolate should be zero points but I guess it wouldn't taste so good if you could eat it all day...or would it?!!!

Rae has challenge #2 on over at her 'Use It' challenge blog. This week the challenge was set by last week's winner, Danni over at dannisdoodles. She made a lovely white card with pretty spring flowers on it. Her rules were;

•use spring colors on your card
•use 4+ flowers
•use a tag

Oh yes and because it's a 'Use It' challenge you need to dig into some old stash that you haven't used. Hmmm, now that shouldn't be easy really, should it? I am sooooo bad at buying things, putting them away and then forgetting what I've bought. It makes for nice surprises when you do actually rummage for bits though ;o)

I think I might have a bit of spring fever, I'm feeling very creative today! I wanted to do something with spring colours and a bit of black. I dug out some Cuttlebug cutters that I have been meaning to use for a while and this is what I came up with;

I started by cutting out a piece of Basic Grey paper from my Eva pad and inked them with charcoal chalk ink pad by Colorbox. Using my X-Cut punch aligner I cut out a border in pink. I cut out 3 yellow squares with my Nesties which I inked, and using my cutters I cut out the frog, butterfly and flower in different scraps of paper. I had the cute little boggle eyes in my stash and thought they looked fab as the eyes for the frog. I then added the necessary 4 flowers with stick on gems, and added a sparkly tag with the 'best wishes' sentiment.

Dies: Cuttlebug 2 x 2 'Garden Creatures'
Paper: Basic Grey 'Eva' 6 x 6 paper, Bazzill Bling
Accessories: 'Got Flowers Sm Mix Bright' by Prima Marketing, boggle eyes from stash, stick on gems by Mei Flower, tag by Express Yourself DIY cards

I really enjoyed making this card, the colours were fun to work with and I loved doing the boggle eyes on the frog. Zoom into the picture and you can see how cute they are! Thanks for the challenge Danni, it was fun!


  1. Totally cute card! Love the papers you chose for this and that frog is so darn cute!

  2. well this is just cute cute cute!

  3. It feels like Christmas in my craft room when I come across items I forgot about too... LOL! Always a happy moment as I'm crafting. :)

    Just "PRICELESS" Ruby... your card has such cheery spring colors and the boggle eyes are super cute... TFS!! :)

  4. oh this is so cuuuuuute & screams spring love that little froggy! i "shop" in my craft room regularly and it is awesome.....giggle!

  5. OMG! I can't believe how cute this card is Ruby! I had to click on it to get up close to those crazy boogle eyes on your frog. Too funny! It's adorable! Thanks for the great info on the challenges. I'm definitely going to check out both of them. Good luck with your chocolate challenge. I'm totally into dark choc and I require at least one square a day to keep my sanity:) Hugsxxxx Emily

  6. Another lovely creation Ruby, I have these cutters, must use them soon !!! The Julie bow was done using glue dots to hold each piece together, not sure if that's how she did it but it seemed to work O.K.
    Hugs S.J. xx

  7. Ruby!!! this is absolutely ADORABLE, I am loving every little detail you put into this fabulous card!! thanks SO much for playing along with the Use It! challenge this week ;)

  8. Super cute card! I know what you mean about buying things and then not using them...that's why for this challenge I used my Cricut cartridge for the flowers...I have several cartridges I've bought and never used. Great job on your card!

  9. Hi Ruby, another cute card. Love the googly eyes on the frog. When I zoomed in I noticed that the butterfly has the sweetest little face too. I've had that die for ages and not used it yet... must dig it out and have a play.
    Sandra xx


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