Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Royal Wedding Challenge

Altered Geisha cordially invites you to
join her in celebrating the
Royal Wedding of Prince William Wales and Miss Katherine Middleton.

I have pre-made this Union Jack page in anticipation of Fridays Nuptials.
I challenge you to make a Union Jack layout using my Tutorial and finish it before midnight on Bank Holiday Monday!!

Simply click on the Tutorials box at the top of this page and follow the instructions.

Don't forget to choose some embellishments that reflect the theme

.....and leave a comment if you decide to play along!

Love and marriage and a ride down the Mall in an open top carriage
Ruth xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

What to wear to a royal wedding or even just a street party!

In keeping with this years maxi-dresses is this retro 70s vintage maxi dress......perfect for cocktails and a BBQ with the neighbours in the evening.

Great movement but my arms wobble too The Royals have protocols on showing too much flesh at weddings?

Cute colors but frankly too plain for a street party....we might be in a recession but we don't have rationing yet!

Nice but I'd like to see it on a model, probably too pale for my skin tones. (unless I was Nicole Kidman and could get away with it!).

Yup this would be my dream dress for the street party....I think I'd need some spanx under it and the blue trim is ghastly but nothing the designer couldn't alter before the big day.

Sadly my dreams won't be coming true but I am having fun internet windows (sic) shopping anyway!
Love and guest lists
Ruth xxx

Monday, 25 April 2011

Royal Wedding fever hits hard......

I'm getting quite excited about this whole William and Kate thing are you?

I'm getting all geared up fpr a last minute street party...wish I had these guys as the planners though!
Rock my Wedding have some awesome photos on their site.
Tomorrow I will show you my fantasy outfit!!
Love and flags
Ruth xxx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Sunday....full of joy and treats....

This year I taught the kids how to make hot-cross buns!!

Wishing you all a lovely day..we are off to church and then going on a picnic...yay!!
Note: The egg is from Tescos and I gessoed it, painted it and sparkle mod podged it. A vintage doiley and a few flowers and it's ready to give to a generous friend.
Love and lots of melted chocolate in this hot weather
Ruth xxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Daze "EASTER CANDY" Giveaway

If you pop on over to the Happy Daze blog and leave a comment about
"Gillians Distressed Chest"
You could win a £25.00 yup thats a whole generous cracking

ps: If you win and you need some help spending it I can always offer free advice.......the Happy Daze shop is packed full of sunny lovelies at the moment!!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter
Ruth xxx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Art is Therapy, Therapy is good for the soul....x

"Art is Therapy"

I really believe that for me crafting and creating is therapeutic but I became so stressed before christmas and felt so guilty about my scrapbooking interfering with family life that I nearly had a breakdown!

It no longer felt like therapy or fun

Last year I struggled to come up with fresh photos to scrap because I felt so disappointed in them and it felt as if I didn't have the time to go out and take new ones. This year my photography has hopefully improved following a quick course at my local childrens centre and now I have plenty of photos itching to be scrapped.

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses!

So after a very long break I was coerced into stamping 80 bags for my local church. The bug was back......... but not my confidence.

However this week I had a go at making a chalkboard from an old wooden jigsaw. I was worried that I had lost my style and wouldn't be able to pull it off, especially as I was using plastic leaves and not Prima!!

I hope the lovely Lucie likes it and at least at 5 years old she isn't old enough to be a critic.......ah the simple life aye......back when everything was pink and girlie.

Sometimes a bit of escapism and fantasy does you good and sometimes therapy really does work.

Love and being 5 forever........

Ruth x