24 July 2015

Ruby Rock-it Birthday Rock!

Hi!
This week over at Daring Cardmakers HQ we're having fun playing with goodies from Ruby Rock-It and making birthday cards with a rock theme and featuring the colour ruby. We're blog hopping too so hello to you if you're new here I'm Leo *waves like a mad women* :)


Here is a little about Ruby Rock-it :
Ruby Rock-it Designs was created by Fynmark in Australia in 2008. Already successful with other mainstream papercraft brands in the local market Creative Director Joanna wanted to create a new brand that focused on all the things she loved – vintage style papers and richly textured embellishments – and so Ruby Rock-it was born. “It’s an acknowledgement to my grandmothers who were a huge influence in my life growing up – their tea-cup patterns, their love of all things olde-worlde.”
There are just oodles of wonderful products for all types of crafters so why not take a peek at their {website} or follow them on their {facebook page}

So here is this week's dare!

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Birthday Rock!!

The products the DT are using are from the Fundamental range from Ruby Rock-it 


The dare is to make a birthday card which is ROCK themed, this could be music or lots of bling to represent precious rocks.  I would also like to see the colour RUBY somewhere too.

I made two cards:





This one uses some of the Bella! Kraftastic glittered paper which I stamped onto with a stamp from the Fundamentals Birthday stamp set. I then layered some of the Fundamental embossed stickers along with a Fundamentals pocket embellishment which had the top chopped off and another Fundamental stamped image tucked inside. The cake is a Fundamentals layered embellishment and the black and white stripe sticker I added on top was from the Fundamentals Alpha stickers pack. There's a little music note coloured in with Ruby Promarker pen for the theme.

This card I thought I'd make kind of a 'mountain' or 'rock pile' of numbers. They're the Fundamentals Wood Veneers numbers which are the perfect size for cards! Love these. I stacked them up and glued them down with Glossy Accents and then coloured them in with Ruby Promarker and the top number in black. The stars and arrows are from the Fundamentals Alpha Sticker pack, the Hip Hip Hooray stamp from the Fundamentals Birthday stamp set and the Happy Birthday sticker from the Fundamental Sentiments stickers pack. The sentiment stickers I used on the inside of the cards too for the greetings.

Thanks for coming to see and remember to leave us a link when you've made your card. Hop on back over to Daring Cardmakers, http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
xx Leo

10 July 2015

Daring Cardmakers - No Black, No Neutrals

Hi!
This week Svenja has challenged us to create a card with:

No Black, No Neutrals

"I'd like to see colours galore on your cards and absolutely no black and no other neutral colours. (You are allowed to have some white.)"

At first I thought this would be quite an easy one but I kept having to stop myself reaching for the black inkpad and twice for kraft cardstock!


My original design had some balloons a cat and a bunny on it but I ended up liking the stamped background so much that I ditched most of that and just went with the greeting and a little silver ribbon to make the background the main design on the card. I made it using a small piece of Speedball Speedy carve with a triangle cut out of it just made myself with a craft knife. I then pulled out some colourful inkpads and stamped all over a white card blank. The greeting in the middle is printed from the computer in a nice indigo/navyish colour. That's the cool thing about computer printing with a challenge like this you can have any colour you want so it's a little bit easier to dip way from the neutrals!

Don't forget to check out this week's challenge, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

26 June 2015

Ruby Rock It Daring Cardmakers

 This week over at Daring Cardmakers we're having a sponsored challenge with a prize! Check out the details:


Here is a little about Ruby Rock-it :
Ruby Rock-it Designs was created by Fynmark in Australia in 2008. Already successful with other mainstream papercraft brands in the local market Creative Director Joanna wanted to create a new brand that focused on all the things she loved – vintage style papers and richly textured embellishments – and so Ruby Rock-it was born. “It’s an acknowledgement to my grandmothers who were a huge influence in my life growing up – their tea-cup patterns, their love of all things olde-worlde.”
There are just oodles of wonderful products for all types of crafters so why not take a peek at their {website} or follow them on their {facebook page}

So here is this week's dare!

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Baby Rock-It!!
The products the DT are using are from the Fundamental range from Ruby Rock-it 

The dare is to make a Baby themed card which has a 'rocking' or 'moving' element to it!

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We have this wonderful little prize back from RRBF for one lucky person who completes the dare this week (Winner will be drawn randomly just after next week's dare is revealed):




Super fun huh?
Here's what I came up with for this weeks dare. I made a boy and a girl card because there was so much in the package I wanted to play with a bit of everything.

This first card is a penny slider card. The tag in the middle with the stork on is the bit that slides and spins from one side of the card to the other and I stamped the 'Special Delivery' message from the Fundamental stamp set behind the slot too.

The second card I made into a rocking card with the bottom edge curved to create a gentle rocking motion when the card is tipped. The flowers some packaged plain white which just begs them to be coloured so I got out my watercolour paints and a water brush and painted them in colours to match the die cut embellishments. I loved the little Fundamental sticker sets, those are where the stripy heart and star stickers came from and they reminded me of confetti so I added a sequins to make a kind of confetti effect with the stickers.

Don't forget to check out this week's dare to be in with a chance of winning the goodie pack! http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
x Leo

9 January 2015

Daring Cardmakers - Elemental Inspiration for January

This week it's Kathy's turn to set the dare over on Daring Cardmakers and as it's a new year there's a brand new first of the month project. Last year we had colour board to inspire you and this year it's images you can use to take inspiration from. Here's what Kathy says...

"Elemental Inspiration"

Here's how it works;
The DT will take turns to choose and post a picture - it could be a photo, a piece of artwork, or maybe a little montage of  bits and pieces we like.  
Each of these pictures will have a variety of "elements" that we hope will inspire you to get crafting - and we'd like you to use a minimum of THREE.of the elements you see to make a card  
 For instance  the colour combo could be one element, the LO another, and then there may be a landscape, items in the picture, a quote, stitching lines, the media used to create the picture - all sorts of things.  
We will add a little list of suggested elements each month, but you're bound to see more things you can use

So here is my Elemental Inspiration Picture for January, a beautiful piece of artwork from a fabulous blog: Victoria's Art Visions.


Victoria's Art Visions
For my card I immediately felt drawn to the quote with the 'keeping colours inside the lines' bit. I got a new set of stamps out that I'd been using on an arty online class and I had a go at over stamping, (stamping over stamped image to make double lines in different colours ,some are pastel pink and some are black) and using paints paint it on the card first and stamping over it and then painting it over the stamped image on the other card ignoring any lines! I also borrowed the layout of the image on the second card and stamped the image in lines like the stamping, (?) on the background of the image.




I used the colour combination of the red and green in the image for both cards but gave it a spin and swapped it for mint and pink. 

Pop on oevr to Daring Cardmakers and check out what the rest of the design team have been using as inspiration in the image, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
x Leo

26 November 2014

Something New and lots of old!

Hi!

I'm doing another round up post of the last few Daring Cardmakers cards from the last few weeks.
The dare this week it's Lythan's 'Something Old, Something New', here's my card:


I used three new things and three old things. The new were a Kaisercraft stamp which I stamped in grey and then over stamped the flower bits with silver, the background I made with a Hero Arts ink dauber in pastel mint which I'm currently addicted to and the last something new is the paper at the bottom which is from Pink Paislee Merry and Bright collection and was an off cut from my Christmas mini book making. The old are the sequins, the dove is a sequin too they've been in my stash forever because there were like 400 in a packet and the little holly die cut I think came from a craft swap a long time ago.


This next card was Kathy's candle dare and I made my candles with washi tape and little bits of thread at the tops for the 'wick' bits. I went with the neutral colours as I figured it was a good keep in card because you can give that to anybody.


Last one is from my November colour dare which was to use a mix of metallic. I made the rose gold using a red metallic rub on wax over the top of a gold paper die cut, ( Docrafts Xcut feather dies). The circle is from the Silhouette store, it was one of the free shapes of the week ones. I cut it out in white and then gilded it with faux gold leaf. The holly bits are hand cut out and I added some Prima Say it in Crystals as the berries, the top ones I painted over with some Nails Inc nail polish which is a rose gold glitter and you can't really tell from this photo but the leaves are covered with silver leaf at the top and the bottom ones are gold glitter.

x Leo