Sunday, 7 June 2009

Hello again!

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well and still creating amazing designs. Things are improving this end. I finally have a phone line, it went on today...woohoo! (that's odd in itself seeing as the telecom engineers aren't supposed to be out until Monday, but oh boy this girl ain't complainin' lol) The next stage is to get broadband on, which should take about 7-10 days. I have decided to do this posting from my local library rather than even attempt using my little 3g stick. Fingers crossed this will work.

My card making stuff is now all unpacked and I can actually see where things are. I haven't seen it for so long it's like shopping all over again, I keep finding lots of little goodies that I'd forgotten about!! I have missed creating SO much but I just haven't been able to get on line and lost my mojo a bit along the way I think. I've just been designing a couple of cards for the Corrosive Challenge Blog, you must check this site out. It's a fairly new blog and they have had some fab cards sent in already. Janet is so lovely and does some great designs too. This will be the first on line design team that I have been on and as you can imagine I'm VERY excited!!! I feel really lucky to be included in the team for this quarter.

The theme for today's challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog is Father's Day. Now, as you all know I find male cards a little more challenging than others so I had to put my thinking cap on for this one :o) I decided to use one of my favourite little Sizzix characters and dress him up with tools. There's something about those little cutters, it's like being a child again cutting out the clothes and sticking them on, I LOVE it!!

I wanted to use a few different papers so decided to use some of my Basic Grey Archaic range. This is a fab range for boys' cards, one of my favourites in fact. I cut out four random squares, yes they are square although they don't look it on line! I wasn't on the wine when I photographed it honest ;o) I just can't seem to get my cards to look straight no matter how I try. I then cut out my wording in olive green and cream using my alphabet set, 'Catty Corner'. I cut out all of the elements for the dress up boy, again using the Basic Grey papers. I pop dotted the man and added a couple of buttons for his dungarees, and some tools; a saw, screwdriver and set square. I love using those little shaped buttons, they're quite hard to get at the moment here though. I hope you like him, it's been so long since I've made cards I had a great time putting him together :o)

I want to thank the lovely ladies for my awards, I haven't forgotten you, but will add them once I'm back on line fully from home rather than try and do all that while I'm in the library! Thank you so much for thinking of me. It's great to know that people are thinking of me even when I'm not able to blog. I really appreciate it x


  1. Hello hun, Good to see you creating again, a sure sign that you are settling in! As you like the sizzix people you really must check out the site as they have monthly and weekly specials, I beleive it the little people this month!
    Speak soon
    hugs S.J. xx

  2. Wecome back!! I've missed you! Wonderful card! Looks like you found your mojo and it's doing just fine!

  3. What a fantastic card!! I love it. Your blog is really fun too! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the next challenge. Have a great week, Leslie

  4. This is just brilliant the tools are just so cute!

  5. Welcome back Ruby! We've missed you! Congrats on the design team job! Hope you have fun with it. I'm going to check out the challenge:))

  6. I'm with Karen. This is brilliant! Love it! Love your style too. Great blog.

  7. WOW, I'm so happy to see your back in action Ruby!! Super cute card and fun layout... I bet seeing all your paper crafting goodies all over again is so refreshing and gets your creative juices flowing!! I have to check your other EYE CANDY DELIGHTS!! Saying "HI"! Missed you... :)


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