Sunday, December 28

Ruby Rock-It Countdown to Christmas | Alicia Barry |

Only a couple of sleeps left til the man in red visits. This year Christmas is at our house, so I have been looking for a little something I could make to adorn the table. 

I found this really cute template on Pinterest, for a stand up gift box that can hold some chocolates inside, and set about decorating it with Ruby Rock-It 25 Days of Christmas papers and embellishments. I've added a name so it can double as a place card for the table. This was very simple and quick to make which is perfect when there is a whole table of them to create. 

Ruby Rock It supplies:

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas.

Friday, December 26

Merry Christmas to all.

What a busy week it has been. It has been our year to host Christmas so I have been busy planning and cooking and shopping. In amongst all that, I didn't even get a chance to turn on my computer yet along do a blog post, so here I am on boxing day. I have been to snap up all the Christmas lights on clearance I could find for next year, I've had a great nap, and eaten left over food. Now it is time to get back to it.

This week for the Heartfelt Creations blog, I have made a simple little gift box. It is a great size for some lollies or perhaps some cookies. I have used Romantique Garden again.

As always you can find the full instructions for this project on the blog, along with  link to the template that I used.

Only 12 more days now til I head off to CHA in LA. Please let me know if you are also going.

Thursday, December 18

A fairy door with Memory Maze.

It's my turn for the first of my monthly projects to go up on the Memory Maze blog today, and this time I have decided to do something a little but different and create a little fairy door for the garden that Amelie and I have been building together in the front yard. 

I've used a bunch of different techniques on this pieces, not just for decoration, but also for weather proofing. Check out the Memory Maze blog for all the details. 

Wednesday, December 17

A new card with Heartfelt Creations

This week on the Heartfelt Creations blog I have a new card being shared. I have once again used Romantique Garden for this card. I have used a large background stamp inside a window frame and then layered bleeding heart blossoms over the top of the stamped petals. 

The stamp is quite large and detailed, so I chose to keep this the focus and left the rest of the card quite simple...not an easy task for me, but it really didn't need anything else. 

As always, the team have so many beautiful and really different projects on show this week, so it is always worth taking a look at this week's blog post I think that Anne's card is a stand out for me this week. The white inked flowers really stand out.

Tuesday, December 16

Ruby Rock-It Monday Blues | Alicia Barry |

At this time of year, one can't help but notice signs of Christmas at every turn. I especially love Christmas lights and do a big display in my garden. This past week, I headed to the Christmas light shop and saw the most beautiful blue and silver themed Christmas tree.

I recently took these photos of my daughter in her brand new ballet tutu and I thought that the blue and silver colour scheme of the Christmas tree would transfer beautifully to a layout of her.

Here's a little picture I found on Pinterest to show you an idea of what I found in the store.

christmas ball tree diy - cute and inexpensive. maybe even good for an older kid christmas party?

...and here's what I came up with. I have used some left over pieces from the wedding line: My Romance, and added some silver Glitz, some Freckled Fawn embellishments and some pearlescent paint.

Ruby Rock-It supplies:
Geometric textured cardstock

Odeerme felt doilies
Odeerme Wood Chips
Odeerme Glitter chipboard arrows

Wednesday, December 10

A new Heartfelt Creations share

These Wednesdays keep rolling around so quickly, only a few weeks left until Christmas. The good part though is that there are lots of beautiful brand new projects on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

We are right in the middle of a month of Romantique Garden, and I am really inspired by the many different ways that the team are using this collection. Several of the designers have changed the colour to suit other occasions like Christmas. Very clever!

Here's my contribution for this week. I hope you like it :)  Behind the scenes, we have been working with two brand new releases for CHA. They are both sop pretty, I can;t wait to share them with you.

Friday, December 5

Ruby Rock-It Beyond the page |Alicia Barry|

It's my turn on the Ruby Rock-It blog again with another beyond the page project. I decided to stick with the intended theme of the Country Cookin' collection by creating a cute little recipe box. 

I began with an old Maya Rd metal embellishment tin. 

I lined the inside of the  tin also, but kept it fairly simple, so that I will be able to fit lots of  recipe cards inside. 

I have combined some fussy cutting, and some die cuts, but kept it relatively simple so as not to obstruct the window. 

This was really simple and easy to put together and would make a great gift. 

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

And some great news, for us Aussies, the new ranges Country Cookin' (featured above) and Handi Scandi will be available at Spotlight in early December.

Wednesday, December 3

Romantique Garden

This week for Heartfelt Creations, I have made a layout using the new Romantique Garden collection. This is such a pretty line, and I am loving playing with the bleeding hearts flowers, they are so different to many other flower dies.

 To make these three dimensional flowers, I adhered two together and then used the flower in the heart die as the third side to make a triangular type flower.

I also did lots of layering of the card matts behind the photos.

Now, go and check out the work from the other designers, especially Kathleen Roney. I love her use of white and the way that the colours in the stamped image stands out against it.