Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love those Leftovers Top talent

Welcome back to another Top Talent spotlight at Our Creative Corner!

This month we are shining the spotlight on the winner of the 'Love those Leftovers' Challenge that was hosted by Linda!

Our Creative Corner is so pleased to be welcoming Ruth from a love to create. Ruth won the challenge with her gorgeous CAS card and showed us that sometimes the simplest design can be the most beautiful....
As usual, before we show you Ruth's stunning creation - let's just spend some time finding out a little bit more about this talented crafter.......

 1. Where do you live?
I live in a small village on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border...very close to the beautiful Peak District.

2. Describe yourself in five words?
Not as easy as it sounds but with a little help .....Patient, Honest, Precise, Warm and Imaginative.

3. What if anything, do you consistently draw inspiration from?

My first reaction is to say the natural world. I love colour and texture and when going out for a walk just can't resist touching flowers, trees and even rocks...more recently though I would say inspiration has come from blog hopping. I am amazed at crafters creativity and am constantly inspired by it.

4. What is the one craft item you couldn't do without?

I considered all sorts of tools or products but it's a basic I'd miss..Matte medium.

5. What is the most satisfying/exciting.....the designing or the end result?
Well I've discovered recently that one depends on the other. It has to be the journey, the creative process but only if I like the end result.

6. Is there something you wish you were better at?

Keeping in touch with friends, I am loyal but so so bad at keeping in touch.

7. Whats the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

Think before you speak. You can't undo what's said so take a deep breath, think, then speak....it works.

Ruth is sharing such a stunning canvas for us all to be inspired by! Take a look at this amazing creation.....

This is so amazing Ruth! Such a breathtakingly beautiful creation! It has been such an honour to feature you today at Our Creative Corner.
Thank you for being such a wonderful Top Talent in the spotlight!

If you want to see more photos and details of this gorgeous creation and how it was made, then please go along to Ruth's blog a love to create and say "Hello" - I am sure she would love to see you there!


Would you like to see your work here in the 'Our Creative Corner' Spotlight?

You could be here as our 'Top Talent' with the spotlight shining on something you have created! 

All you have to do is enter Astrid's Homemade Flowers and Hand Dyed Ribbon challenge.

You could also be one of our Top 3 and there is even the chance to be the winner of a super prize kindly donated by Nicecrane Designs... 

There is one more week of Astrid's challenge left, so why not have fun creating! 

Happy Crafting!

Laura xxx


  1. This is so beautiful Ruth, I love the shades of colour and the worn look you have given it, too look like an old artefact. Magical. Nice to learn a little more about you too, congrats on being in the Spotlight.
    Julie x

  2. That's so beautiful, Ruth - so delicate in colour and with gorgeous textures throughout - absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us as well as your fabulous creation.
    Alison xx

  3. Oh Ruth, this is just such a beautiful canvas! I love the subtle textures and natural colour tones you have used, - it certainly looks as if this piece was inspired by nature. Lovely to find out a bit more about you too! Lovely to have you in the spotlight with us today!

  4. Amazing canvas, Ruth, texture is awesome

  5. Ruth this is beautiful. I am always drawn to natural colors and this is beautiful.
    susan s

  6. Great interview, and your canvas is fantastic Ruth, I love the texture and the delicate stamping!! Coco x

  7. wow great texture, its beautiful!


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