Have a Hoot

This set is super cute! The designs are gorgeous and so quick and easy to make a card. Of course I added some wink of stella to each card to ass that extra sparkle.

I created a mask for each design and made it just a bit bigger as I knew that I wanted to blend some dark ink over it for the sky. I added glitter to the hats too (I love glitter)

I added gold embossing powder for the sentiment. Aren’t they cute? I love the idea of them kissing under the mistletoe.

I also created a tiny treat box so I could send some handmade earrings with the card for one of my gorgeous friends.

I have been very busy moving my craft studio. It’s now a much better space for me and I know I will be able to work better in there. I honestly didn’t realise just how much stuff I have and as per “The Home Edit” I still have “overflow” craft items in my old studio. I also have about 200 stamp sets that I will be selling so watch this space.

My youngest daughter passed her first 3 ATPL exams despite her beloved Grandadddy passing away a couple of days before. She was absolutely devastated and I am very proud at the way she coped.

My eldest daughter is back in York working on a surgical ward and loving it. She’s 21 next week and we had so many things planned which have had to be shelved so I have decided to make a lot of little things for her to hopefully make the day as special as it can be in these challenging circumstances.

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Should you wish to have go at making the cards above, I have listed all the bits you need below and they can be purchased from my online shop. Just click on the shop now button.

Until next time

Happy Stamping!

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A few more Poinsettias

I’ve made a few more cards with this gorgeous set. I kept to the traditional red and gold colours of Christmas and these were really quick to put together. I spent an hour or so cutting out lots and lots of the flowers and leaves so I would have a good stash of them as I know I will be making a lot of these cards this Christmas.

I used gold embossing powder on this sentiment and the gold foils from the annual catalogue which are perfect for cards like these.

Another one with the foil cutouts and gold embossing For the sentiment. Every card has wink of Stella on them as I love the subtle sparkle it gives and it makes it even more Christmassy.

Our toy poodle had to have knee surgery on Wednesday and shes been confined to her crate for 4-6 weeks (with some extra cuddles of course). The other 4 dogs are suitably concerned and confused as to why she’s not bossing them about.

If you fancy making some of the above Christmas cards, I have listed all the supplies I used below. You can have them all delivered to your door using my shop now button.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

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Poinsettia Place

This suite is just sooooo Christmassy! The dies cut and emboss the flowers and leaves and I have only just touched the surface of what you can do with it with this card and box.

I went with traditional Christmas colours to create a card that had dimension and I hope you can see the touch of sparkle from the wink of stellar pen on the flower.

I curved the petals inwards to create dimension of the poinsettia and it really looks like it’s sitting on the card.

I then decided to make a small box that could hold a piece of jewellery or a few Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

I carried the red, gold and green across with the box but used Cherry Cobbler for the poinsettia this time. It was so quick to make but looks lovely and I have already been asked to make a few sets for friends and family.

It’s an exciting week for me as my eldest daughter finishes her placement this week so she can come home for a few days and be spoilt.

I hope you’re all staying safe in the winds that are pounding our country today, why not stay in, in the warm and have a go at creating this project. I have listed all the supplies below and they can be delivered straight to your door through my shop now button.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

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Last Few….

I love the embossing folder that is available in the new catalogue and decided to use that together with some of the gorgeous gold foil accents from the annual catalogue. This card came together so quickly yet is so Christmassy.

Again another really quick card using one of the stamps in the bundle to create my own background and I used gold embossing powder to create more interest. It really is merry and bright.

And last, but by no means least, I used the other border die and the joy stop to create another really quick card. I filled the berry’s in with red glitter and they really catch the light.

It’s been soooooo hot lately and last night we had a rumbling thunderstorm for a few hours and a tiny bit of rain but it’s just as hot today. I really can’t complain though as my eldest daughter is a student nurse who opened in and has been working on the acute medical ward during the Covid crisis. I am so incredibly proud of her and a little in awe of her courage and commitment.

She sent me this phot after a 13 hour shift in this horrible heat whilst having to wear a mask and glasses and putting on full PPE when necessary. I miss her when she’s away at uni and I am thankful that there are such things as face time etc.

I really hope this has shown you lots of different ways you can use the one bundle to create quick and easy Christmas cards. Should you wish to order any of the items I have used today I have listed them below. Just click on my shop now button and Stampin Up will send them straight to you.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

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A Few More

It’s been a bit too warm to play in the craft hut this week but today it seems a bit cooler so I managed to escape and create a few more cards I created using the Peace and Joy bundle. I love this card as it seems so happy to me so the sentiment joy is totally fitting, I stamped the background using the stamps in the set and the matted it on some contrasting card.

On this one I used some silver embossing powder on the white cardstock to add a bit of dimension and I then layered the words onto the contrasting cardstock.

I again used the silver embossing to create my own background paper and then added the die cuts to the front.

My youngest daughter is training to be a commercial pilot and this week I was lucky enough to accompany her on her qualifying cross country. We flew from Coventry to Welshpool, then to Humberside and the back to Coventry. It was an amazing day and she flew over 300nm. At one point we were watching the Red Arrows practice before we could take off. She’s only 18 so she’s doing really well and is loving her flying.

I am working tomorrow but will be back in a few days with some more cards for you

Until then

Happy Stamping

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Peace and Joy Bundle

Over the next few days I will be focusing on the Peace and Joy bundle. It’s so versatile as it allows you to create very quick cards. Today I have teamed the bundle with the stunning Feels Like Frost paper (150444). This designer series paper is so beautiful and it really helps to make these cards to quick to create.

The first set of cards I made feature the photo side of the paper and are not my idea of a typical Christmas colour. I love to try different things and these cards are totally different to what I would usually consider to be Christmas colours and I LOVE them! I have used a bit of wink of Stella (141897) to add some sparkle to the paper but that’s all it really needed as the paper itself is so beautiful.

The second set of cards are made using the shiny side of the paper and these are done in the more traditional colours. No wink of Stella required on these ones 🙂

I created the cards using the celebration labels dies from the new autumn/winter catalogue.

I am happy to create a video showing how I made theses cards and if you would like that please let me know.

I have listed the supplies I used below and they are all available from my online shop.

Please let me know what you think and until next time

Happy Stamping

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It’s here!!

the wonderful autumn/winter catalogue

I am so happy I can finally show you inside the catalogue. There are so many beautiful things you really will need a cup of tea and a biscuit or two to keep you company.

The very popular advent calendar is back and is proving to be just as popular and everything you need to make this comes in the kit!

merry christmas focus

This is just a few of my favourite items but there are sooooo many more. I also like to have a hard copy of the catalogue to thumb through and if you would like one too drop me an email to ruthwareing@aol.com and I will send one out to you.

I am now off to thumb through mine again and see if there’s anything I’ve missed.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

Dressed to Impress Bags

Excuse my messy desk, I’m just not a tidy person. I just wanted to share this little bag I made using the Dress to Impress bundle. The paper is retired but I made the bags for a friend who has a boutique so I wanted to use the paper for her specifically as she wants to sell the bags with nail varnish and makeup products in them. I then got to thinking how I could use the badge for Christmas presents and then I decided to make a video showing you how to make them. This is only my second ever video so there’s lots of mistakes and I stick my fingers together more than once, but hopefully you will be able to see just how quickly these bags go together and that they can hold quite a bit.

I promise I’m learning with each video I make and they will get better if you bear with me. I am now off to walk the 5 rescue dogs below

Until next time

Happy Stamping

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It’s the little things

I have a lot of grown up nieces, God children etc and I always struggle with what to get them for a gift and they generally ask for money which I’m happy with but it would be nice to be able to put that money in something a little more interesting than an envelope so when I spotted this beautiful die in the mini catalogue I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.

This one I kept simple and used a couple of the square vellum doilies and decorated them with gold faceted gems, clear crystal gems and I coloured a few red to add some contrast.

This one is made using an embossing folder to create texture and then I embellished it with some red and gold.

This one is made using the copper foil cardstock and a bit of punching and sticking

This last one is more traditional in red and gold with some embossing powder thrown in for effect.

These little tiny boxes are perfect to slip some money inside and hang from the tree and they can be used year after year.

I hope you are enjoying the teasing items from the new catalogue and I promise I will be back soon with something from the current catalogue.

Until then

Happy stamping

Christmas in July

I have had so much fun creating this cup holder set and couldn’t wait to share it with you. It is one of the new suites in the upcoming Autum/Winter catalogue which goes live on August 4th. If you would like a copy of the catalogue please drop me an email and I will send you one out.

The cups are a really good size and I plan to put little packets of hot chocolate/cocoa and marshmallows in them for gifts. I will also make chocolate spoons to go with them.

The cups are very quick and easy to decorate with everything that comes in the suite and you will love creating some of your own.

This is the back of the carrier and of course, there’s some glitter on there 🙂 What do you think? Can you imagine what you will do with them? I will make a video showing you how to create these and I’ll be back with it soon.

Until then

Happy Stamping