Saturday, 18 February 2012

Color Me Creative With Some Senior Fun & A Discount Code!

Yay!  It’s the weekend!!   Our new challenge over at Color Me Creative is all about lots of laughs and we got to play with some fun new images from I Brake For Stamps.  This particular image, Stitching Stella, that I chose has only just been released so I feel very honoured to have got to play with it before it got launched officially!  Thanks Della!
CMC 212-2
The sentiment I used was just one that I found by doing a funny quote Google search related to sewing and I typed it up on the computer before printing and attaching it to my card.  The papers are DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket, quite an old collection now, but nonetheless one of my favourites.  We are to use bright colours for this latest challenge, hmmm now how easy would that be for me lol.  It’s the pastels that cause me grief!

I wanted to have a go at creases on this card and I have to be honest I found it a tough one.  I even had my Mum sit in the same position with her arm up as if she was holding the material so that I could try and work out where to put the creases in!  Suzanne (Dean) makes it look incredibly easy in her online video class lol.  I can’t count the number of versions I made of this or the number of times I watched Suzanne’s videos but with practice I definitely made progress with every one that I coloured.  That’s what I LOVE about the Color Me Creative online classes, you can literally watch them over and over and over again while you practice.  I’ve also set my iPhone up so that I can watch them on there, no excuse for me not to achieve this creative goal of mine (to finish classes 2 –5 this year!) Our DT girls were all such a big help too, they gave me loads of tips to get me started.  My trouble is I want instant perfection but I don’t think it works like that in the Copic world!!

NEW CHALLENGE #37 will run until March 2nd and it’s all about


Don’t forget you can use Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!  Here’s some inspiration pictures..

Our girls have been busy whipping you up some fun cards so pop by for a visit…

Make sure you also visit our Guest Designer… Anita Madden of "Just a Pigment of My Imagination".
I’m entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafters’ Companion – Anything Goes
Desert Island’s Craft – To use 3 or more of a select list of items, I used #1 (2 or more patterned papers), #3 (green) and #9 (2 or more die cuts)
Fab ‘n’ Funky – to try something new (in my case it is clothes with creases)

Before I go, a couple more bits…

Do you have issues?  By that I mean paper issues?!!!  If so then I have a FAB discount code to share with you for Paper Issues, if you quote my code of RUBY2SHOES you will get 20% discount on anything you buy in the store.   Paper Issues gives you the opportunity to link up your gorgeous projects and be inspired by others but also there is a Paper Issues Etsy shop with some fabulous goodies to buy.

I also received a fun award the other day from Craft Corners, they have lots of crafting ideas over there, so worth a visit..
I’m hoping to do a bit more creating over the weekend.  I have a few bespoke orders to do first and then it’s play time!  What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?

Whatever you’re doing have a great time!


  1. Hi Ruby,
    such a fun card. love the bright colors.

  2. Wow Ruby, your coloring is vibrant and beautiful! I think that sentiment is a hoot! ;)

  3. This is gorgeous Ruby, the bright papers are gorgeous, and your colouring is a fantastic!

  4. Loooove this card, Ruby!!! The colours are gorgeous and that image made me chuckle! Hope you are well! xx

  5. Love the bright colors you used and the fun saying!! Great card!

  6. Adorable, love all the fun bright colors and patterns. Too cute.


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