Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I want never gets....

My Mother always used to say "I want never gets"...but sometimes in life .............you just have to figure a way around these things!

I have always wanted a Cath Kidston radio but am never going to get one (they cost nearly £200!!).

I didn't even get the retro radio I asked for for my birthday, (I was in hospital with Georgia on my birthday) and Argos had sold out of the cream retro ones so my DH bought me a modern one. Still the sound quality is good though so I can't complain...... but it still wasn't quite my dream kitchen accessory!

You should have seen his face drop when I mentioned that I was going to alter it!!

I felt guilty at first but what the heck..what was it that William Morris used to say...everything must be both beautiful and useful.

...and now it is thanks to these pretty Girls Paperie papers and a lick of Mod Podge.

Love and rock n roll
Ruth xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Little Black Dress Challenge at HappyDaze

This months challenge at Happy Daze is all about your little black dress..
.....you know the old faithfull one thatyou can't live without!!

When it comes to crafting I just can't live without beautiful papers and use them as my fallback time and time again. 

I used My Minds Eye Portobello Road and some Prima packaging.

What is your favourite crafting product that you fall back on each time and just can't live without?

To enter the competition click HERE

Love and chickens
Ruth xxx

Friday, 2 September 2011

2 new layouts at last......phew!!

I made both of these layouts in August but have had to re-photograph them 3 times.....it seems that the pale backgrounds are washing out the details in the bright summer light..(cough cough)....so now that September is upon us and I am grumbling at losing the light again it seems that this time is 3rd time lucky.

If Ben could read he would curse me because he is actually a Train spotter but all in the name of art...etc..I made the telescope from brown felt and gold thread. Ben was actually looking through a telescope in a childrens park but it wasn't quite as interesting as this one!

I enjoyed making a fantasy page with the cut out sillhouette from the photo and am certainly planning to do alot more.

More my usual style this is the one that was struggling to stay true to its colour for me which is annoying because I like to colour compliment my photos, and it just wasn't happening once I had loaded them onto the PC..grrrrrrr.
As soon as I took a photo of it on a cloudy day it turned out grey..sometimes no matter what you do the photos don't reflect the true beauty of the layouts:(

The dragonfly is from HappyDaze and is one of the PinkPaislee Butterfly Garden wooden shapes, which come in a pack of four including a cool birdcage.
I kept it completely natural and simply coated it with glitter glue and it looks so much better in real life then on here.

Both pages were made using 2 sheets of the same Websters Pages 12x12 papers.....kind of handy when you buy the full kits....I have finally progressed from being a one page scrapper to a 2..lol!!
It works though because it's nice to know that I can afford to cut out the images from the spare one and have a bit more freedom.
It's all those years of shopping in scrap shops and only buying one of each design that caused me to be so frugle.

Love and generosity
Ruth xxx