Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Orchid stamp



This card is made using the colours from Basic Grey (Pink,blue and cream) and the sketch from Mojo Monday
I've used one of my own range of stamps A Passion for Stamps. !

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Happy New Year to one and all!! Ruth

Friday, 18 December 2009

Sponsoring Allsorts challenge...



Good morning! I know some of you will have seen this card before but as I am sponsoring the Allsorts challenge blog this week I thought I'd show you my favourite card using the two stamps which I'm offering as the prize this week.

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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Guest DT for Allsorts challenge and Christmas kitten

This is my Guest card for the Allsorts challenge where the theme this week is "pearls and swirls" . I am having a break from the mountain of Christmas cards with this one.
I used my "Andrea" stamp which you can find in the sidebar.
The papers are Basic Grey( Red Riding Hood ) and Making memories (Pearl swirl I Do)



The next card in the post doesn't fit with any challenges that I'm aware of but I wanted to include it here as it shows my kitten stamp used on a Christmas card.
This kitten is very adaptable and can be decoupaged to sit beside almost anything...



I'm getting myself ready to release some more of my designs as digi stamps in the New Year so if you keep an eye on this blog or become a follower of A Passion for Stamps you will be able to see them once they are ready.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Christine's DT card


Christine has just made another beautiful card using my Morning Glory stamp.She has really done it justice this time using gorgeous pastel shades!!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Christine's card



This is Christine's 2nd DT card and I'm sure you'll agree it's a beauty! The red flower contrasts beautifully with the black and white background.I really love those Nesties..

Saturday, 17 October 2009



I've used "Bunny Bathtime" A Passion for Stamps
The beautiful striped paper is DCWV/Rose Tinted Christmas and the pink paper has been run through the Cuttlebug with a D'vine Swirls folder.
The ribbon is Colour Collection,gems from Jewellery seal,flowers Xcut and woodware punches and the photo corner is DCWV Alphabet.
I've added extra bling by using glitter on the bubbles.

Tara's card

I've got another beautiful card from Tara to share with you this morning. She has used " Jenny in Bed" from A Passion for Stamps.I've used this stamp myself lots of times with bright,bold colours but never like this..and it's wonderful..thanks,again,Tara!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

New DT Member!!!


Good evening! I'm really delighted to tell you that Christine has agreed to be on my Design team.I've been a follower of her blog for a while and couldn't help but notice that her cards just get better and better! She has her own unique style but a great range of techniques so I decided to ask her aboard A Passion for Stamps.
Her 1st DT card is fantastic,using my "kitten at wall" stamp and monochrome colours.I'm really impressed by the colouring!
I'm sure this is the 1st of many great cards!!

Tara's Card


Tara has created another gem of a card this week,this time using two stamps from A Passion for Stamps ...."Jonny" and "Andrea".
I love the way she has used the top of the two stamps and the beautiful ticket sentiment.
Seeing this card just makes me so happy to have Tara on my Design Team.

I have another new DT member to introduce to you soon,so keep an eye on the blog for more fantastic cards!!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Basic Grey Guest DT card


I'm really chuffed to be joining the wonderful DT of Basic Grey Challenges as a guest designer for the month of October! That means that I'll be making 3 cards for them!!
The first follows the super sketch by Martine and I used it to make a Wedding Anniversary card for my brother to give to his wife.
I've used gorgeous pink and lime Basic Grey (!) paper teamed up with pink DP from Papermania's Blueberry Hill.
The image is "Orchid" from my own range A Passion for Stamps (found in the sidebar) and is coloured with Promarkers.I know I always use Promarkers but I really love them and the different shades you can get by shading.
I got a new Cuttlebug embossing folder and as it has hearts on it, I just had to use it for this one.
I've also used my Dovecraft heart border punch along the bottom of the computer generated sentiment and added some flat backed pearls.
The two little X's at the top are actually made with a miniature alphabet punch set which I bought ages ago in Banana Bookshop.
Well,that's one down and two to go!!
I feel like starting the next card now!!
See you soon,Ruth

Friday, 2 October 2009

Crafty Calendar Challenges DT card



This is my first DT card for Crafty Calendar Challenges and I'm very happy to be a part of the action!
This new challenge starts today and runs on the 1st Friday of each month with a new challenge based on the month's theme. This month's theme is "Autumn" with the optional extra of adding vegetation or plants.
As it is my Mum's birthday I thought I'd make the DT card for this event!
I hand cut the letter templates on papers from My Mind's Eye..(they are just fantastic for Autumn) and popped them up on foam pads.

The stamp is from my own range A Passion for Stamps and is called "Kitten at wall" but actually he can be "kitten at 'anything you like!'

The colouring is done with Promarkers and I've used various Woodware punches for Flowers,leaves butterflies etc. The fronds were sent to me by Tara and I didn't really want to part with them but the card IS for my mum!
I'm also entering this card for the Allsorts challenge as it fits in with their "Autumn Days" theme this week,too.
Please do join us at Crafty Calendar Challenges as we'd love to see your creations!

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Enjoy Your Day!!



I've used Cored'inations paper and a Cuttlebug folder with a light sanding together with DCWV Retro prints paper.
The image is " Bunny Bathtime" from A Passion for Stamps which you can find in my sidebar.
I have used this stamp lots of times for baby cards but I thought it could also be used for birthday cards/Get Well cards etc.

Thursday, 24 September 2009



The paper is Boutique by Jesse Edwards.
The main image is "Morning Glory" from my range - A Passion for Stamps which you can find in the sidebar and I've coloured it with Promarkers.I've added a little flocking powder to the centre of the flower and decoupaged the buds.
The butterfly stamp is "monarch" by Stampendous.
The rich dark brown scallop at the base was sent to me by Tara and is self adhesive.I love the detail on it!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Tara's Cards!!




These gorgeous cards certainly brought a big smile to my face when I saw them!!
I never cease to be amazed at what Tara comes up with!! Aren't they just fantastic?
She has used my "Bunny in the bath" stamp from A Passion for Stamps to create two wonderful baby cards using babygro shaped templates and they do look great!

Monday, 21 September 2009


Until now the "Jonny" and "Andrea" stamps were only available as a set but I have now got them available to buy separately for £4.95 each.

Good morning.
I've actually never entered either of these challenges before but over the weekend I've seen some beautiful cards for both on my blog hopping expedition.
Papertake Weekly Challenge want a card based on the theme "faking it" and Secret Crafter want "one for the girls".
I've made a really girly card with "Jenny in bed" from my Passion for Stamps collection which you can find in the sidebar.Because the clours of Promarkers I've used are so bold I wanted to leave some white showing on the card.
The "fakes" are the Martha Stewart doily border punch(fake lace) and the pearl buttons on Jenny's PJ's.
The little butterfly has been covered with flocking powder.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Jonny and Andrea at Christmas



I got some gorgeous Basic Grey papers today from Martine and couldn't wait to use them for the Basic Grey challenge.The requirements are the use of Basic Grey paper and embossing.I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.
It fits in with the Allsorts challenge where they want "snowflakes in September".
I have used "Andrea" and "Jonny" from my own stamp range A Passion for Stamps and coloured them with Promarkers.This time I've added leggings and a couple of bracelets along with a scarf to the Andrea stamp for a change..

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Jenny in Bed




This card was made to combine two challenges....Sketch Saturday and a Passion for Promarkers where the challenge this week is to use any colours plus polka dots.
I tried to make this on as bright and cheerful as possible for a Get Well card so I chose papers from Kate Knight's Wild Blossom collection by Dovecraft.
The stamp is "Jenny in Bed" from my own collection A Passion for Stamps, coloured with Promarkers.
I've used an Xcut flower punch and added a touch of glitter to the petals.
The heart border punch is from Dovecrafts and I layered it over green paper to show it off!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009




I've used the "Orchid" stamp from my newly released A Passion for Stamps range and you can find the details in my sidebar.
I coloured it with Promarkers and used Glossy accents to highlight the stripe on the plant pot.
The papers are Core d'inations (Cuttlebugged) and Jesse Edwards Boutique. The beautiful turquoise flower and the pin were sent to me by Tara and the gems are from my stash.
I've used the Martha Stewart doily border punch on the corners of the image again as I love the lacy effect.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Tara's card


This time Tara has made a beautiful card with my "Kitten at Wall" stamp fromA Passion for Stamps and isn't it just gorgeous?
I think the beauty is in the detail...the little paw prints in the flowers and the way she has stamped the ribbon etc.Poor Tara is not too well at the moment so it is a surprise that she was able to make this at all.
The card has now pride of place on my mantlepiece as she sent it to me ..

Tara's card


Well this one just left me wondering if I should ever make another card.......isn't it gorgeous? This time Tara has used my "Morning Glory" stamp and made a better card with it than I ever could.
I'd never have thought of using black for the flower but it looks great - the petals look like velvet.
This looks great and I'm so chuffed at what she has come up with this time again!!
Those Nesties are fantastic,too and show off the image so well.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Tara's Card...........

I have some very exciting news tonight!!!
Tara has very kindly agreed to become a designer for my new stamp range.
I'm truly flattered to have her on board and just can't wait to show you her fantastic creations.
Tara has been an inspiration to me since long before I started blogging when she very kindly gave me lots of help and advice on my colouring techniques. I have to say she has also cost me a small fortune by introducing me to Promarkers!!

This is her first card made with my "Jenny at the Beach" stamp and I have to admit that I just sat wide eyed looking at it earlier when she sent it to me.
It is absolutley amazing and I am so proud of what she has done with it!!

I feel honoured to have both Tara and Erin on my design team and hope you will enjoy seeing all their wonderful work!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

New Designer!!


I'm really delighted to say that Erin has very kindly agreed to become Designer for A Passion for Stamps!!!
I've been a follower of Erin's blog and watched her wonderful creations on Docrafts for quite a while now so I'm really chuffed to have her on board. I wanted to have someone who could make the best possible cards with the stamps , so here she is...
She is very enthusiastic about card making and has a great chatty style in her blog which really appeals to me.
Erin has created a beauty for her first card using my new Bunny Bathtime stamp. I will be posting all her beautiful cards on my blog and look forward to seeing what she makes next.....

Mina's Card


I'm delighted to be able to show you another gorgeous card..........this time made by Mina. I've spent many hours on Mina's blog and Docraft site oohing and ahhing at her amazing talent.
She has used my "Jenny in Bed" stamp and created a wonderful Get Well card.
I feel very honoured to have both Mina and Erin make such beautiful cards using these images!
Thanks so much,ladies !!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

More New Stamps!

Kitten at Wall...........actual image size 40mm x 83mm...... £4.95



Bunny Bathtime........actual image size 53mm x 55mm......£4.50



Morning Glory......actual image size 66mm x 80mm......£4.95




Orchid............actual image size 55mm x 85mm......£4.50

New Stamp Range!

These are the images which are available as stamps.
More details to follow soon

Jonny.....actual image size 29.8mm x 114mm

Andrea.....actual image size 28mm x 113mm ......£4.95 each


Jenny in Bed.....actual image size 68mm x 66mm......£4.95



Jenny at the Beach.........actual image size 70mm x 66mm......£4.95

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Working on it!!

Good morning!
I'm almost ready to roll now with just a few minor technicalities to iron out..but the stamps are ready at last!!
I have decided to run several different themes which I will add to through time as I enjoy drawing so many different things.
For a start I've chosen to make up a couple of "cuties",a couple of male/female images, a couple of flowers(as I find I use lots of these on Get Well/Sympathy as well as birthday cards) and 2 of my "Jenny" images.
I hope that suits everyone who answered my posts when I asked your favourites..........
I'll be back soon,Ruth x

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

New Blog

Hi, this is my new blog which is under construction. I hope to have it up and running soon with news of my new stamp collection, Ruth