Moving House


Hi there.  Today I’ve got a mixed media layout to share with you and a simple step by step on how to add some punched shapes to your background.  I have combined both of Bella’s masculine mini theme ranges with Ranger Distress ink for a fun page.

Here’s how I added the ampersand shapes onto the background:

  1. With an ampersand puncher (I’ve used Fiskars), punch out 12 ampersands through the Steamworks Odds & Ends paper.
  2. Ink the edges of each ampersand with Ranger’s Black Soot Distress Inkpad and Foam Applicator.
  3. Position each ampersand onto the Dapper segments paper, surrounding the photo and then adhere.  Layer them on top of each other for a more interesting finish.

With extra hints of sunshine colours, here’s my finished page.

Design Team CS

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Dapper Mini Theme, Steamworks Mini Theme, Bella Gold Florals, Fundamentals Butterlfy Embellishments, Fundamentals Black on Alpha Stickers

Ranger Distress Ink materials: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Foam Applicator

I’ve added some pretty Gold Bella Florals and Fundamentals Butterflies, together with an old vine flower I’ve got from my stash for the cluster which I’ve inked with the Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inkpads and applicators.


The Fundamentals Alpha Stickers make up the title and some extra shading has been applied onto the page with the Wild Honey and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I just love this photo of my daughter and nephew when we moved to our new house.

Hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Mini Themes.  Check out all the awesome range HERE.  These are also available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

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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,

 

 

 

To Have & To Hold

New year has come exciting for the Ruby Rock-It Brands headquarters.  We have a selection of amazing new collections available and today I’m excited to share with you my layout featuring Bella’s Steamworks collection.

Isn’t it delicious? The possibilities are endless with this collection.  For my post today, I would like to show you a sweet and romantic layout.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Steamworks Collection (Clockwork, Odds & Ends, Invention); Bella Silver Glittered Cardstock; Franchville White Mini Doilies; Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboard


I’ve used the gorgeous Clockworks paper as the base of my layout.  The print of this paper together with the photo jump started my imagination straight away.

I trimmed some strips and images off the Invention and Odds & Ends paper and layer this onto my page amongst a couple of pretty Franchville Mini White Doilies.  I then added layers of mediums and paints to my background.

I framed the picture with Bella’s Silver Glittered Cardstock to give it a lift from the paper layers.  I then added a flower cluster by the photo to enhance the bouquet pictured.

To finish the page, I painted the Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboards and added this on for the sweet layout title.

I hope you like my layout as I thoroughly enjoyed the creating it.  The Steamworks collection is now available at a Spotlight store near you.  Check out the full range HERE.

I’ll be back for more Ruby Rock-It inspiration.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Christmas Dreams Card

Hi there.  I’ve got a soft Christmas card to share with you today featuring Crafter’s Choice gorgeous new Christmas Dreams collection paired with my favourite Ranger Distress Inkpad colours.

Crafters Choice materials: Christmas Dreams Collection (6 x 6 Paper Pad, Clear Stamps, Die Cut Pack), Cards & Envelopes Pack

Ranger materials: Distress Inkpads (Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar), Sponge Applicators

First I’ve die cut a window in front of the white cardstock and inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inkpads and applicators.  I then trimmed a sheet from the Christmas Dreams Paper Pad and adhered this under the window.

Next I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Dreams Clear Stamp Set under the window.  I then added some stencilling on the card and let it set to dry.


I then chose a couple of pretty pieces from the Christmas Dreams Die cut pack and layered them onto the middle of the card.  A few splashes of mists and watercolor are added on top and voila! Christmas dreams card ready to go.

Check out Ruby Rock-It Brands’ full range HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

Sunny Side Up

It’s amazing when you come accros an oldie but a goodie Bo Bunny collection in your craft stash, and suddenly you are inspired to create.  Today I’m sharing a farewell card for a former colleague with the gorgeous Genevieve collection by Bo Bunny.

I just love the color combination of blue, yellow and white paired with classic prints for a striking mix.  This by far is one of my favourite Bo Bunny collection.

I inked the edges of with Ranger’s Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and foam applicator to match the blue shades.

I then added the flower cluster from 49 & Market and Green Tara flowers.  Last but not the least, some Bo Bunny gold pearlescent drops are added around the circle and voila!

Always look for the sunny side of life whatever it throws at you.  Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Cheers,

New Traditions – Christmas Joy Card

There’s only just under ten more weeks before Christmas and I have been slowly making some Christmas cards.  I’m excited to share with you my first card for this year’s holiday season, and it was a delight to create with the new Luxury Cardstock range and Christmas collections from Crafters Choice.

Crafters Choice materials: New Traditions A4 Luxury Cardstock Pack, New Traditions Die-Cut Pack, New Traditions Cards & Envelopes

I have used the red card from the New Traditions Card Pack for the base and punched one side of the front of the card.  I then trimmed a Mirror and Matt Card from the gorgeous Luxury Cardstock Pack and punched one side.  These are then layered under the same punched side of the card.

I trimmed a couple more Matt and Mirror card pieces and layered this on top of the card.  I then added some stenciling and mediums on top, and then adhered the joy title from the New Traditions Die-Cut Pack.  I finished the sentiment off by adding a small flower cluster to it.

For a beautiful finish, I trimmed another Mirror card to size and adhered this inside the card.  Last but not the least, I trimmed a small piece of white cardstock and adhered this inside the card which will give me some space to write a message.

Thanks for popping and I hope I got you excited and looking forward to the Christmas season and get creating.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It Brands range HERE or at a Spotlight and a scrapbooking shop near you.

Cheers,