Sunday, 28 November 2010

Shabby Xmas Giveaway

It's back and biger than ever's the "Lets get Shabby" Christmas giveaway!!

For your chance to win some handmade Christmas cards by some of the biggest names in scrapping simply take a peek at these 2 pictures and try to guess who made which ones!!
note: there is a mix of designers in each picture:

Unfortunately my cards are still winging their way to Australia...(they probably stopped off at Surfers Paradise on the way). I'll give you a clue if they do appear..mine are red and!

You can still play along by following the rules at

Lets get Shabby.

1) become a follower

2) find the clues on my Dt buddies blogs (see sidebar)

3) leave a comment on LGS

Good luck xxx

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Shabby Christmas Song: Challenge 18

This months challenge at Lets get Shabby is to create a Project using your favourite Christmas song/carol/hymn as inspiration and to include part of the words on your page, either as the titile or as journalling. It must be noticeable.

I found it really difficult to choose a favourite song as I think I just love them all.....I'm not really fussy and could happily hum along to anything from christmas carols to The Pogues.

Eventually I settled on one that focused on Father Christmas to evoke the spirit of the photo of Ben.

For a week my layout sat unfinished whilst I sorted out Georgias birthday party and cake.

Then finally I had a light bulb layout needed a Vintage tag to fill the empty space.

I used a brown tag and vintage victorian images from the dotcom gift shop, the enamelled bells are from Hobby House and the stamp is made by Papermania who once again have surprised me with their occassional touches of vintage brilliance.

I am loving their Silent Night range!

May I recommend this stamp package to all crafters. It is beautifully detailed, ideal for all cards and retails at £5.99...if it hasn't sold out that is. (I got mine from Pennells garden centre).

Anyway...back to here to enter Challenge number 18, which has the most geneous prizes for all this month and above all keep on humming those tunes!

Love Ruth xxx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Ultimate glue Giveaway

Happy Daze are giving away a pot of "The Ultimate" glue to one lucky winner.

Entries are picked at random and close on Friday 27th.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pretty papers capturing the end of summer....

Alas winter has fallen from the sky with a thud.....Autumn passes us by in a week.
Is it because we aren't American that we don't get the pleasure of a lingering season, and we are punished with the cold winds from the North Pole the minute summer has finished?

And so it was with great joy that I scrapped with these "sweetness" papers by Pink Paislee from Happy Daze..

Who needs cold dull Autumn when you can remember what the English call "the back end of summer" (not the most polite way to put it!!)

I simply used a marker to pen to write on the photo the place and date. (for my local friends it is the supersized deck-chair at Butlins holiday camp!).

Love and sunshine

Ruth xxx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

psst.....20% off Websters Pages at Happy Daze

It's getting a bit like Hot Deals and Money Saver around

But heres a heads up for all my crafty followers.

Happy Daze are having a 20% off Websters Weekend and may I tell you that they also have the large 12x12 Christmas pads in stock..yum yum yum.

Personally I have gone for the Sweet Season paper kit but I also adore the traditional Waiting for Santa too.

Have you seen the ruffle trim and vintage buttons?

Click on embellishments to find them..sigh....

I for one am grateful that we are getting the opportunity to work with this seasons products rather than waiting forever for these beautiful papers to come into the country.

Planning a Christmas 2010 mini book?

It's all in one shop..I'm thinking mini pack of papers, stickers, alphabets..cardstock...sorted!!

Go one treat yourself you know you want to!!
Love Ruth xxx