Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Designer

Hi Everyone
Every now and then one is given a awesome opportunity to showcase ones work and such is the case from a papercrafting forum called Scraplounge. Scraplounge is a place where one can showcase all genera of paper-crafting,  have discussions and a general supportive community, it is not a shop as such these days either, but is supportive of all businesses as a community and is carefully head up by the lovely Shazz Pratten.

Before Scraplounge became this sort of forum it was formally known as EMM (Every Moment Matters) and it was the first online business to give me a position of a DT. I entered the world of EMM at its very beginning stages too and we grew together in the process.

 It was and still is a very supportive community of my creative journey, they were part of my many years as a published contributor to all the main Australian Papercraft magazines and I also got support when I became an overseas Manufacturer Designer. I will always cherish the genuine love and encouragement I got from this community of girls and so whenever I'm called upon for a guest appearance I'm only to happy to oblige. It has also given me an opportunity to share my work as a Stampin Up Demonstrator and the wonderful products they have on hand.
 So here is my selection of work -

The challenge is as follows:

  • Create a set of five (5) Christmas tags
  •  - you are permitted to use one sheet ONLY of Christmas themed patterned paper (can be double-sided) 
  • + cardstock and embellishments to create your tags. 
Here is what I used to complete my challenge:

Arrow SU Bigz Die- Two Tags Die- 115954 
Arrow SU Bigz Die- Snow Flurry – 127813 (as shown in current Holiday Catalogue) 
Arrow SU Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L* - 126999 
Arrow SU Ornament Keepsakes Framelits Dies – 127816 
Arrow SU Ornament Keepsakes Stamp – 128051 
Arrow Stamp- Mixed Medley (Hostess set)- 128057 – ‘Merry Christmas’, En Francais- 112358 
Arrow Punchs- ¾” Circle; 1” Circle 
Arrow 1 sheet of Double-sided paper from – Festival of Prints DSP – sheets 11.4 x 16.5cm (1 side Red Chevron – reverse side Marina Mist Blue with White circles and red dots) 
Arrow Trim/Embellishments- Seam Binding- Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist Gross grain ribbon, Scalloped Tulle Ribbon- Crumb Cake, Pearls, Bakers Twine- Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo. 
Arrow Cardstock- Crumb Cake (formally known as Kraft), Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist 
Arrow Ink – Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist 

                                                   My Collection of 5 Tags


If you'd like to check out the challenge in full see here

so there goes a share for those who come by my blog and find inspiration here. If you do why not drop a quick line to say hi. Stay tuned for shares from my recent presentation at Stampin Up's regional event in Brisbane called Heartfelt Event- Bringing the heart back into Christmas was the objective of all presentations and demonstrations held on the day.

Hope your having a great week

Enjoy - Ruthy


  1. Your work is so clear and clean and beautiful, Ruth. I love everything you do and these labels are just gorgeous. I would love to have them on my parcels at Christmas. Thank you once again Ruthy

  2. Totally stunning Ruthy, the colours and layering are gorgeous! I so feel a case coming on with these ...:0) xxx