Friday, 31 July 2015

My first post to kickstart my blog.

I was going to wait until September to start posting, but why wait? There's no time like the present. So here goes....
 
Thought I'd start with an acceptance card for a dinner party my husband and I have been invited to in August.

 
I punched  a 3" circle from an offcut of card that was left over from some wedding stationery I made. I attached it to the card base using Herma. I used the African Daisy Tapestry stamps using Versa Colour inkpads (violet, evergreen, gold, charcoal and grape). I lifted the circle and put it onto foam pads and re-attached it to the card, Finally, I used some star dust Stickles.
 
I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
 
 
 

64 comments:

  1. Congratulations on setting up your new blog! A great card to start it off. Clever idea to stamp over the circle temporarily attached to your card, then raise it up on foam pads. Very effective! As you've used an offcut, it will be perfect for the challenge on Pixie's Snippets Playground. Gates will be open tomorrow for the new challenge, so you can link it up then. xx

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    1. Thank you Liz! I've not used the tapestry stamps for quite a while xx

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  2. Beautiful card Ruth. Welcome to blog land. Have fun.
    Florence x

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    1. Thank you Florence. I'm looking forward to joining in with all the fun in 'Blogland'. x

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  3. Hi Ruth and welcome to the land of blog!!
    Welcome also to Pixie's Snippets playground. It really is in my opinion the friendliest place to hang out with a lovely bunch of playmates.
    Di (the owner) is having a well earned rest this week so she has left the commenting in my hands - Mwah ha ha!!
    Seriously thank you for sharing your stunning card - it is just perfect.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Eve xx

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    1. Hi Eve,
      Thank you for your very warm welcome :) x

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  4. Lovely clean and simply layout with pretty stamping. What's not to like? Great card. Welcome to blogland and the Snippets Playground. I'll meet you over on the swings.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Thank you Eve! Looking forward to finding my way around :) x

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  6. Wow Ruth this is beautiful! Welcome to Blogland, you have made a fantastic start!
    Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you for the welcome Jane :D x

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  7. Hi Ruth! A HUGE welcome to Blogland with this fabby card. Really lovely and a very clever idea too. As Eve says, I'm meant to be having a rest this week but thought it would be good to hop over and welcome you :) Come back and play soon! Going to see if I can follow you now, sometimes Google gets a bit stroppy but I'll try - I see that Liz is there already :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Thank you Di for your warm welcome :) Liz and I worked together for many years and still meet up on a regular basis for crafting and crafty days out x

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    2. Ah, that explains it! Liz is a star pupil in the Playground, and I think you'll be bringing some great cards to show us as well. i managed to add myself as a follower :)

      Hugs

      Di xx

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    3. Thank you for adding yourself as a follower :) Liz, is indeed, a star pupil :) x

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  8. What a pretty card Ruth. Good luck with your blog. I'm quite new too and have found it lots of fun.

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  9. A fabulous card and welcome to blogland!
    Kath x

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  10. Your acceptance card is ever so pretty, Ruth!! Welcome to Blogland!! Thank you for coming to visit me and for following me! It's a pleasure to follow you back and I will introduce you in my New Friends Corner as soon as possible! I'm proud of you for jumping in! You are going to have the most fun and just love our little card-making community!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you Darnell for your warm welcome. I'm looking forward to joining in the fun in Blogland :)

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  11. What a lovely card! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging; you are off to a great start!

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  12. Welcome to the blogosphere. Popped over from Darnell's blog (as I'm sure her many followers have) to say hello. Like your card a great deal and the lovely way you made your sentiment pop off of it.

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  13. Welcome to Blog land! A really pretty card for your first post.

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  14. Welcome to blogland! Your card is just beautiful. I am now following your blog. Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  15. Ruth, your card is beautiful! It's such an elegant way to accept an invitation.

    Renee Drew

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    1. Thank you Renee :) The recipients liked it to! x

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  16. Congrats on starting your blog, Ruth and what a lovely card! Love the circular focal point. I look forward to seeing more of your designs :)

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  17. Also visiting from Darnell's blog and must say you're doing a beautiful job, not only crafting cards but having the ability to create and use a new blog. My hat's off to you. It's something I've not attempted but I love visiting others and it's my primary source of learning new techniques, etc. I so appreciate the sharing done throughout cardmaking blogdom. I'm signing on as a follower but if it requires me going to a site to pick up your blog, I'll probably never get to it. I'm afraid it takes receiving an email to jar my memory. :-)

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    1. Hi Pat,
      Thank you for your kind comments. Liz Cavill (http://crafty-lizc.blogspot.co.uk/) is a great friend of mine. We worked together for many years until her early retirement. Her help in setting up my blog has been invaluable :) x

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  18. I love your pretty card Ruth, a great start to your blog. Welcome to blogland and to the Snippet Playground, definitely the best place to play. I will follow you.
    Jean x
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  19. Welcome to the world of blogging. This card is so pretty. I love it!! The beauty of the colours and the word is perfect. I love how you were able to match everything up with the pop up circle. Not sure how you did that.

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    1. Thank you Birgit :) I used Herma to hold the circle in place whilst I used the tapestry stamps. I lifted the circle, put foam pads on the back of it, and put it back in pace carefully lining up the design x

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  20. Love the elegant simplicity of this card - absolutely beautiful Ruth. A stunning start to blogging!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  21. Came from Darnell's blog to warmly welcome you to blogland! Very lovely card! Love how you popped up the circle!

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  22. Hi Ruth - welcome to blogland. Just popped over from Darnell's blog to say hi. Hope you enjoy your forray into the world of blogging; it's great just how many friends you make along the way. Love your card and glad you didn't wait til September!

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  23. hiya Ruth I popped over from Darnells site to say hello and welcome. l Love your card its very elegant and beautifully done .thanks for joining us early and not waiting till September and for sharing your talent with us all hugs Andrea x

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    1. Thank you for your warm welcome Andrea :) x

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  24. What a gorgeous design and technique Ruth.

    Hugs Diane

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  25. Congratulations on your new blog and I'm a new follower. I'm here because I saw your card on the playground. Welcome! ta ta for now, Kathy

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  26. A perfect start to your blog.

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  27. Ah Ruth, with a name like kanga I just had or pop over and at a big welcome to blogland, I really love this card, clever stamping and layout, great item to share, and indeed why wait till Sept.
    You are off to a flying start, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Hi Shaz, It's just a play on words with kangaroo as I adore kangaroos. i have collected them in various forms since I was a child :) x

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  28. Hi Ruth. I'm visiting from Darnell's blog. Your card is so pretty and fun. I know you will love blogging and sharing your cards. Card bloggers are the best and you will connect with some fantastic ladies just like you have with Darnell. Welcome and enjoy visiting everyone.

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  29. Found your blog from sweet Miss Darnell's blog; so glad I did! Welcome to this more than fantastic cardmaking blogosphere. This is one of the nicest places on earth! Beautiful card too. That paper is fantastic and I love the design. Your sentiment is perfectly nestled in those blooms. Glad you have jumped into blogging! We'll be seeing more of you soon I hope!! Bev

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    1. Hi Bev, I am looking forward to jumping in with both feet :) xx

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  30. Just dropping by from Darnell's. Welcome to the crafty blog world - wishing you all the best with your blog. Lovely card, and so much nicer than a phone call to confirm your attendance.

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  31. Pretty card! and Welcome to Blogland!

    It's been a while since I used my Tapestry stamps too! You have inspired me to get them out and use them again.

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  32. Beautiful design Ruth - I so love using tapestry stamps. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest Blog Challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

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  33. Came over from the lovely Darnell's to say welcome to the world of blog, Ruth ... you'll love it! Deliciously CAS card ... the framing round and over the popped up sentiment panel is so pretty! Anita :)

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