Saturday, 22 January 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #123 Nanny's Room

*Edited to add links, must have been half asleep! *

Yay, it's the weekend!!  More importantly though it's Saturday so it's time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge!

I wasn't able to get into my studio tonight until nearly 1.00am because we are having some boxing in done which so Ian was putting up plasterboard, and it was all over the place in there!  It will be great when it's finished but I didn't dare to poke my head around the door in case I could see all the mess!!  Well sure enough when I got in there everything was filthy!! It doesn't matter how much you cover things up the dust gets everywhere.  Next job plastering and then a massive clean up is on the cards!

When I got into the studio though I got to play with my Papertrey Ink Banner Builder stamps and dies that Ian bought me for Christmas, fun!!  The card took a while to put together but I think that was more down to me faffing.  I had a great time piecing them together though, really fun, like being a child again lol.  The 'I Just Love You' sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, 'Sweethearts'.

Today's Etsy shop is 'Nanny's Room' which sells original artwork and handmade items using watercolour and coloured pencils.

I took inspiration from these pictures. In the first one I love the way the hessian was tied around with twine so for my background paper I chose some Fancy Pants Design paper called 'Darling' with a grid on it, and I used some twine for the banner.   I thought my other paper by Prima,'Island Beauty' worked well with the two other images.  I coloured the pearls with my Copic marker to match the Color Q challenge colours, and distressed the whole card with scissors and 'Tea Dye' / 'Vintage Photo' Ranger distress inks.

I used this week's sketch from Get Sketchy #71.

and these colours over at Color Q, aren't they pretty?  This is my first time to play along so I hope it's ok to add brown as a neutral like I have done.  It never even occurred to me until I was sticking down the final banner!

Alrighty.. pop on over and see what the rest of our fab team created, such yumminess!

Ashley N. Newell
Angi Barrs
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Rachel  {January Guest DT}
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Virginia Lu

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is The Twinery who will be giving the winner one trio pack (value $42) to one winner - the winner can choose any 3 spools of their choice, total yumminess!!

The winner will also win a great prize package of a necklace of their choice from Nanny's Room so don't forget to pop on over to the EIC blog for more info.

Deadline for entries is Friday 29th January at noon PST. If posting to an online gallery please use EIC#123.

Before I go I also need to mention that I received this lovely award from Christiana.

I've been a bad blogger because I was supposed to post this a while ago, oops!  Thank you Christiana for thinking of me, I love what you put about my blog name, it made me giggle!! ;o)

I received this award a while ago, so rather than bore you all with yet more information about me I will give you the link to read.  I would like to give this award to all of my followers this time.  Without you all this blogging thing would be a total waste of time.  I absolutely LOVE the feedback I get from people, and the fact that people take the time to leave little old me a comment on cards from my little world makes me so so happy!  It keeps me creating, and that makes me one very happy girl!  THANK YOU!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Great card - love the pennant effect and the rose is wonderful!

  2. gorgeous card, Ruby! love the banner and all that yummy distressing!

  3. Lovely take on the challenge! That background paper is gorgeous and your banner is super cute!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I see from your profile "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of your favourite books. It's my fave of all time my dogs are named Scout, Atticus and Jem.
    Looking forward to you next creation!

  4. Ruby this is just GORGEOUS! Love the collage feel and the banner using the twine! Beautiful!

  5. This is just AWESOME and so inspiring. Love that banner and all your take on combining the challenges.

  6. This is such a pretty card Ruby and love the pendant banner! Great job!!!!

  7. Love that little banner and the great floral paper in the background!

  8. Just beautiful! Awesome inspiration and great interpretation!

  9. What a fabulous design Ruby. Love that banner and the color. :)

  10. What a SWEET, ROMANTIC and FUN card! Love it, Ruby!

  11. This is lovely! The banner and the flower are so pretty! What a gorgeous card!

  12. lovely red romantic card...the distressed is done well!

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE that twine banner! And this beautiful vintage collage but bold pink feel! LOVE IT! You rocked all these challenges! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) You = SUPER talented:)

  14. This is a VERY pretty card!! I love the collage feel and the banner is totally perfect! Great idea for all the challenges too! ;-) Good luck with those!

  15. Love the pennant banner it's fab! Love the background papers too, and all the wonderful distressing. Will pop over to the EIC blog, never heard of this site before. Congrats on your blog award, it's very well deserved. xx

  16. Gorgeous Ruby!!! love the design with all that fabby distressing!
    hugs & blessings

  17. Great card! Love the cute banner!

  18. Beautiful card! Love your banner!

  19. Great combination of challenges on this one! The banner is darling with the sentiment on the side!

  20. Ruby Roo, congrats on your win over at Colour Q!!!

  21. Ruby I love love love this card - I love the pennants you made and the colours are just gorgeous!


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