Monday 5 March 2012

Go Green & Time for some Purple

This month always makes me think of green.  Being half Irish I can’t really avoid St Patrick's Day and it’s just a lovely colour to work with at this time of the year too.

Today over at Paper Issues we have a new challenge all about going green whether it’s the colour or recycling.

I’ve been fortunate enough to get to play with the new Uniko Stamps, courtesy of the lovely Wendy over at The Stamp Attic.  Have you heard of them?  They are a new UK based stamp company and their stamps are flying off the shelves. I made this card using some green floral and red polka dot paper from Echo Park's 'For The Record' and I also inked up my little ticket (also by Uniko Studio) using Ranger Distress ink in Crushed Olive too.
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Now I don’t know about you but clocks seem to scare me a little.  By that I don’t mean all clocks lol, I mean in the stamping world.  They look good but what do you do with them?  I think my nervousness of them comes from the fact that there are a lot of talented designers out there that use clocks a la Tim Holtz style so know what they’re talking about.  I, on the other hand, do flowers, butterflies, cute images and little Manga girls lol.  So this is my first proper attempt at clocks.  I have created a few cards with these stamps so you will be seeing more of them on my blog over a period of time. 

Next up is a card that I created for my DT post over at The Stamp Attic.  It was inspired by the Sketches-To-Go magazine, they had a sketch of three tags across the card and a sentiment that runs along the bottom but I put mine at the top instead.  I just love this magazine and go to it time and time again.  Sketches really fire off my imagination for some reason and while it’s great having them on your pc for future reference it doesn’t quite inspire me in the same way as having it in a magazine to thumb through so when my wonderful Play Date Cafe ‘Boss Lady’ and friend Julie Ranae Murray sent me over the latest copy of Papercraft Inspirations I was over the moon and having been poorly it couldn’t have come up at a better time.  Thank you Julie!
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For details of this card pop on over to The Stamp Attic.

Have a great evening!!


  1. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the clock stamps.

  2. These are wonderful Ruby, I get what you mean re. Clocks! I don't have any in my collection! Love that tag card, so sweet!

  3. FABULOUS creations Ruby! It doesn't look as though you have a fear of clocks as you have certainly rocked the use of them with these cards :)

  4. Lovin' both of your cards!

    p.s. I use a photo tent for my cards and then tweek the pics in iPhoto:)

  5. Clocks puzzle me as well... but I love your use of this one! The papers are perfect. And your purple card is fabulous.

  6. Aww...thanks Ruby! I am so glad you enjoyed it. I will do my best to make sure others. There is nothing like someone enjoying a gift, is there : ) xx OH! and the projects are so sweet : )

  7. Ruby, you made it!!!! You've got clocks and gears on your projects and how fab are they?!!!! I'm proud of you - WTG!!! xx

  8. I feel your fear with the clocks. I just bought a set with a clock and was worried about how/what I would use it. I pinterested your card to use when I use this set!

  9. That was super of Julie to send you a PC mag! Yes, they have TONS of inspiration in each and every issue.

    I know what you mean about using clocks on cards, and how many times (pardon the pun) you see them on Tim Holtz-ish creations in a certain type of style. I like that you broke out of that mold, and used one on a bright cheery card. Great paper choices!


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