Baby Boy Chocolate Bars

This is my last month at work towards maternity leave before I give birth to my baby boy next next month, and my family and I are super excited and looking forward to meet our little man.  As a little thank you to my colleagues, I gave them a little treat specially wrapped of course.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Baby Boy collection, Fundametals White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Black Soot, Foam Applicators

Other: tag punch, scallop trimmer, sentiment stamp, ribbon, flowers, mists

First I trimmed the Bella Baby Boy papers to size and then trimmed the top and bottom part with a scallop trimmer.  Ink the edges with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and applicator, and then wrap this around the chocolate bar.

Lay all the bars on a flat surface and spray some shimmery yellow mist and let dry.  Do the same process with a blue mist and let dry.  Add as much or as little as you want, alternatively you can skip this step.

Punch some tags from the Fundamentals White Cardstock and ink the edges with the Broken China Distress Ink and applicator.  Apply the sentiment stamp in the middle of the tag with the Black Soot Inkpad and let dry.  Trim the ribbon to size and run these through the tags and tie it in the middle of the cocolate bars to finish.

And that’s my Baby Boy Chocolate Bars.  They are easy and fun to make and are great little thank you gifts.  Check out the full range at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE, or at a Spotlight store near you.

See you next month with some bubba news.

Cheers,

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Easter Pillow Box Treats

Happy Easter everyone!  Today I’ve got some Glitzy Gold Easter pillow box treats to share with you.  I have also included a step by step tutorial on how to create an Easter tag with Fundamentals’ kraft tags and Ranger Distress Ink range.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Bella Glitzy Gold collection (Chevron, Bunting, Arrows), Fundamentals Small Circle Kraft Tags

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Foam Applicator

Other materials: Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, Butterfly Punch, String, Easter Sentiment Stamp, White Cardstock

First I trimmed the Glitzy Gold papers to size and cut and scored them to a pillow box template.

I then folded the pillow boxes to shape and filled them with mini Easter chocolate eggs, sealing it well.

I then created the Fundamentals Kraft Tags and tied them to each pillow box to finish it off.

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial of the round kraft tags.  You will only need one foam applicator for this as we are shading the tags from the lightest to the darkest colour:

  1. With the Ranger Foam Applicator, apply the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink onto the bottom of the Bella Small Round Kraft Tag, shading it halfway through.
  2. Using the same technique, apply the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink onto the top half of the tag.
  3. With the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the same applicator, ink around the tag and then slightly shade it into the middle of the tag, combining the colours altogether.
  4. Dab the Ground Espresso Inkpad onto the Easter sentiment stamp, giving it full coverage. 
  5. Stamp this onto the tag with good even pressure.
  6. With the Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, blob a couple of tiny splats onto the tag, then lightly spread the same ink around the tag with a small fine brush and let it dry.
  7. With a scrap piece of plain white cardstock, punch a small butterfly and then ink the edge with the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and foam applicator.  Adhere the inked butterfly onto the tag.

8. The best thing about the Fundamentals Tags is that they are all punched on top.  All that is left to do now is to run a thin piece of string through and tie these to the pillow boxes.


I just love the tasteful gold glitter throughout Bella’s Glitzy Gold collection.  Perfect and mess free.


Mix and match it with the Fundamentals’ kraft range and Ranger Distress Ink for a unique finish.

Hope you enjoyed my creation and easy tag tutorial.  Check out the full range of Bella Glitzy Gold collection HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.  Have an awesome Easter week!

Cheers,

 

Red Gallery Candy Boxes

Happy February! This month has a focus on the day of hearts and today I’m sharing my little treats with you featuring Bella’s Red Gallery papers.

 

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Red Gallery Papers (Apples, Petals, Distress), Fundamentals Sentiment Toppers (Spring, Neutral), Franchville Gold Foil Mini Doilies

I’ve trimmed each Red Gallery paper to different sizes and then cut them through my candy box punch.

I then tied one end of the box and then filled it up with some chocolate coated almonds.  After that I tied the other end to secure the candy boxes.

Next I chose a couple of the larger pieces to feature more layers and sentiment on the boxes.  For these, I added some pretty Franchville Gold Foiled Doilies, flowers, and Fundamentals Sentiment Toppers.

I also added a couple of leaves and stamens onto selected boxes and kept the smaller ones fairly simple by adding small flowers.

Here are a few more closer looks of the red candy boxes.

I hope you enjoyed my Red Gallery candy boxes, perfect little treats for Valentines Day.  This paper collection is now available at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE, and at a Spotlight store near you.

Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to share the love.

Cheers,

Cosmos – Mini Aroma Boxes

Today I’ve got a new Bella collection to show you which is the Cosmos collection, filled with gorgeous purples and everything relaxation.

I’ve created some mini sniff boxes that I have yet to fill.  With my pregnancy these will really come in handy, stash one in my handbag, one in the office, one in every other room in the house.

I’ve trimmed each of the Mantras, Universe, and Manifest paper and adhered these onto some empty matchboxes.

I then trimmed some images and words and layered these onto the boxes.  I kept everything flat for ease of storage and use for travel anywhere.

I have shaded the boxes with Ranger’s Distress Ink range and applicators to enhance the lovely colors of the Cosmos papers.  I have used the following Distress Inkpads: Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire.


Thanks so much for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with the Bella’s Cosmos collection.  These are available at a Spotlight store near you, and at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Bella Botanical Bloom

Spring has sprung in New Zealand and the sunnier weather has inspired me to create with Bella’s gorgeous Botanical collection.  I wanted to fill my display with lively colors much like bright spring floral blooms.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Bella Botanical Collection, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

I was doing a clean up at home and found an odd piece that looked like rubbish, which I decided to keep and tranform into my spring bloom display.

There are so many beautiful flowers, leaves, and butterflies to fussy cut from the Botanical collection which I’ve added to my cluster.


I then painted and misted around the display for a nice bright finish, just how lively spring season makes me feel.  Last but not the least, I added some painted Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers for the title.  Gotta love spring blooms!

Thanks for popping and and I hope you enjoyed my bright botanical display.  For more Ruby Rock-It, click HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

Treasures Stained Crate

We have the September “Let’s Get Organized” Challenge at The Creative Studio for Canvas Corp Brands.  The full post and link for your entry is HERE.

The How to:

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool below. You have until the end of October 4 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Only 1 entry per person allowed. Are you a previous winner? That does NOT exclude you for winning again – please join in!! We also want to you to include at least 1 item from any of the Canvas Corp Brands (please mention the product so we know).

We will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.

Here’s my take on our September challenge:

“Treasures Stained Crate”

Products from Canvas Corp Brands:

Tattered Angels Color Wash – Caribbean Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pistachio 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Champagne 
7gypsies Architextures™ Tin Tile – White Wash
7gypsies Architextures™ Tin Tile – Patina
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Paque – Create

For the full post and step by step, head to The Creative Studio HERE.

Link your entry HERE.  We cannot wait to see your beautiful work.

Cheers,

Build Your Vision – Spring & Butterflies Challenge

Before I get hitched in 2 days time, I’d like to share my mixed media canvas for Canvas Corp Brands’ “Spring & Butterflies” challenge at The Creative Studio Blog.  I just love creating with 7 Gypsies’ Architextures and Tattered Angels paints.  Here’s my canvas:

Products from Canvas Corp Brands: 

7gypsies Architextures Findings – Spectacles
7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Build
Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Butterflies on Ivory Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Kiwi
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Periwinkle Boquet
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – Violet Rose

For the full post, please head to The Creative Studio blog HERE.

There is still plenty of time to enter our Spring & Butterflies challenge HERE.  There is an awesome prize pack to be won and we would love to see you beautiful Spring creations.

Check out all things Canvas Corp Brands HERE.

I’ll be back soon after my honeymoon, and I’ll keep you posted.

Cheers,