Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mad Butterfly

Happy Tuesday!

Sorry you didn’t hear from me last week, my hubby hasn’t been very well.  He’s had several attacks of gout recently and we ended up at the hospital for an x-ray to see if there was anything else going on.  Thankfully he seems to be on the mend now.  We still haven’t figured out why he gets it though.

Anyway, on to today’s card for my post over at MTDS – a mad butterfly.  I made this for my friend, she’s mad about polka dots and I didn’t want to do traditional colours for her.

I’m originally made this card for CAS-ual Fridays, to use silver. I’m not sure if it would be classed as CAS as I added some extra bits but their challenge inspired my card so I will enter it.

Pop on over to the MTDS Blog to see what stamps I used.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Just A Note

Happy Tuesday!  It’s my day over at MTDS and this week I wanted to make something to keep me organised.  I’ve been busy doing so much on my website that I feel a bit out of sync and a bit chaotic as a result of it.  If you haven’t seen my website I’d love you to check it out – www.rubymcguire.com.

The gorgeous Lyndsey of Sour Apple Studio designed it for me and I know all of you lovely card makers/paper crafters will appreciate her design.  She also created this blog for me which is why I wanted her to create my website, she ‘gets’ me.

Anyway, back to trying to get some more order in my life and practice what I preach (as my tagline for my biz says)

I LOVE little books, I mean really love them.  I have little books for all sorts of things, one for my dreams and goals, one for paper crafting ideas, one that I just use to jot down little sayings, one for business ideas, the list goes on.  They help give me some order.  I have sooo many ideas for so many different things that my poor little brain would go into meltdown without them!  So here is the latest addition..

I was given a little spiral bound notebook and loved the polka dot embossed background but it was just plain black and as you know I do so like my colour.  A few patterned papers, a stamp and some ribbon and ta-da, it’s been Rubied!  I also made a matching peg here..

I’m entering this into the Muse Card Challenge where you use a card as inspiration. This was the inspiration…

I used a central panel on my book, the sentiment and line inspired my ribbon and the glass/straw inspired my sentiment and funny flower.

I also used these colours form Inspired by Stamping as inspiration..
Supplies: The papers are from Prima, ‘Doodle Deux’.  For details of the stamps and Copics I used pop on over to my post over at Make The Day Special.

Do you ever cover mini books?  If so I’d love you to post me a link, I’d love to see them.  I could always use some more inspiration as I'm sure one of my books will be full soon and I’ll need to decorate another one!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

He’ll think I’m mad!

Hi there.  I saw this post over at Dawn McVey’s and thought I’d like to try these little pencil toppers out, they’re so cute. So off I went hunting around the house for a pencil.  I couldn’t find a single cute pencil. We have every type of pencil possible, a propelling this, a fancy that, but no simple basic pencils.  So, on to plan B (because I was definitely making one of these)  A straw!  Yes, a straw and a slight twist on the plan.  I was going to make a funny valentine straw for my hubby instead of my original pencil plan!  Here is the finished project..

Hopefully it will make him smile too when I present it to him in a glass of something.  I think we often take life far too seriously, we need to add in some of that childlike fun back into our lives.  Here’s mine, wish me luck.  He will either think it’s funny or will get me certified as totally mad!  If you don’t hear from me again you’ll know why lol.

For details of the stamp set and Copics I used pop on over to the Make the Day Special blog.
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I’m entering this into the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, to use Polka Dots..

Have a happy day!  Try and bring more fun into today somehow if you can.

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