Monday, December 02, 2013

TRR Challenge #66 'Shabby Christmas'

I'm finally back in blogworld after taking a few months break to concentrate on The Ribbon Reel shop.  

We have moved from fortnightly challenges to monthly ones from this month over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog, and what a fabulous challenge I have come back to.  Tammy is our host this month and has chosen this beautiful shabby Christmas photo to inspire us.  

and ask that you create a card / project using the inspiration photo using BLUE, PINK & CREAM/WHITE PLUS RIBBON
 
 
I love this colour combination for Christmas, I find the bold red and greens too much and love the subtle tones of the blue and pink. 
 

 I used several die cuts to create the central focus of the card and threaded seam binding around the edges.  I added a simple WMS sentiment next to a glittery chipboard star.

 
One of the most fantastic things about running a ribbon shop is that I get to play with all of the off cuts and couldn't resist this beautiful pink silk ribbon from May Arts to create a pretty bow.  
 
 
I have used kraft cardstock inking the edges with PTI Snow White Ink, layering some pretty pink snowflake paper as the background.  Papers from various MME sets make up the diecut circles with a little ivory silky crush and pink silk ribbon to running horizontally.
 
We have two fabulous prizes up for grabs.  Our first sponsor is the lovely 'Paper Sweeties' who are sponsoring us with a $20 Gift Certificate to their store.  
 

http://www.papersweeties.com/

Plus we have a second prize from The Ribbon Reel 

 
I can't wait to see the different variations entered into this months challenge.   So remember there is a whole month to take part, whether you are designing a card or an exciting project, we'd love to see what you have been creating.  

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Kraft, MME from The Ribbon Reel
Ribbon - 38mm Silky Crush Ivory, 32mm Pink Silk from The Ribbon Reel
Dies - Nesties, PTI Circles
Stamps / Ink - Sentiment from WMS, Fresh Snow Ink from PTI
Other - Chipboard Glitter Star, MME Brad, Self Adhesive Pearls from The Ribbon Reel 
 
Hugs,

Keilly x

Friday, May 10, 2013

DCM 'Ink It Up'

It's Friday and time for another fun challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.  It's my turn to set the dare this week and I've chosen...
 
Ink It Up!

I'd like to see cards using ink - there are lots of choices, perhaps you could ink up an image or patterned stamp, or even use spray inks to create a background.  Let's see how inventive we can be with this crafty basic!

Here is my card....


I decided to use only the craft items that were closest to me to make my card, so neutrals it is then!  I started with some pretty papers from MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender set.  I added a paper doily topped with a nestie label.  The little cluster is a small seam binding ribbon and natural crochet lace tied in bows, a white cherry blossom and a couple of white heart pins.  

For the 'ink it up' part of the challenge, I stamped a DRD butterfly stamp in Sahara Sand adding a few pearls to the body.  I also grabbed my recent purchase from Paper Sweeties, a set of sentiments, I settled with 'Celebrate Your Day' also inked with Sahara Sand.  

Don't forget to check out the beautiful cards from the DT.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - DRD Butterfly, You Make Me Smile from Paper Sweeties
Ribbon - Chalk White Seam Binding and 10mm Natural Crochet Lace from The Ribbon Reel
Other - Snow White Pearl Adhesives, Paper Doily, Cherry Blossom, Heart Pins - all from The Ribbon Reel, Nesties, Sahara Sand Ink

TFL!

Friday, March 29, 2013

DCM 'Springing into Spring'

After having a bit of time away from crafting and blogging, I am slowly getting back to normal.  It's Friday so that means a new challenge over at Daring Cardmakers, and such a great challenge to come back to.

Beckie would like to challenge you to make a card with a 'spring' on it somewhere. 


And now for a little special treat for one lucky person!

This week digital stamp store 'Little Blue Button' is sponsoring the dare and have a $10 gift certificate to give away! 


All you need to do is leave a link as usual to show us your finished creation and you'll be entered into the prize draw. The winner will be picked at random and announced ahead of next week's dare (Friday 5th April). Big thank you to Little Blue Button for offering this cool prize! Don't forget to check out their store, http://digitaldesignsby.blogspot.co.uk/ maybe there's something there to inspire your 'Springy' card creation!

Here is my card.....


 I had so many ideas for this card but settled with using some beautiful spring colours, flowers and this super cute wooden deer.  Oh and not forgetting the little wire springs stems of the flowers.  All of these things remind me of spring.


The seam binding double bow was layered with a white cherry blossom and pink roses.  I curled the stems of the flowers to look like little 'spring's for the challenge.  I added a little amount of stickles to the pink roses and tucked a few little leaves behind the roses.


I really liked how this card turned out and it felt great to be crafting again.  Thanks for such a great challenge Beckie! 

Challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbons or Lace (used both ribbon and lace)
Creative Moments - #33 Animals (wooden deer)
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger Pretty Pastels (Inspired by the pastel colours)



Supplies used:
Cardstock - Kraft, Fancy Pants, MME Howdy Doody
Flowers - 25mm Pink Roses, White Cherry Blossom, Green Leaves - The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - WMS
Other - Stickles, Nesties Oval, Crate Paper Little Bo Peep Wooden Shape

TFL!

Monday, January 21, 2013

TRR #45 Home Spun

Welcome friends to another fun fortnightly challenge at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!  It's Jeanne's turn to host this week.

Jeanne has chosen this gorgeous photo to inspire us .....


and ask that you create a card / project inspired by the photo plus use BURLAP and RIBBON.

Here is my card....

 
I played around with a few apple images but wasn't happy with the results so opted to stick with the colours from Jeanne's inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the wooden apple basket and the wooden table and found this gorgeous wooden board/plank paper from MME to use as my background.  I added a small strip of this fab 50mm wide brown Burlap ribbon and frayed the edges slightly.  


The little kraft bag was topped with a sentiment from WMS and I used a red crochet flower from my stash (had it for ages and no idea where it came from!), a small prima flower and a sweet red tea rose.  The rose has a few dots of stickles, not sure how well it can be seen in the photo though.  Then I finished with a seam binding bow in brique.  

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's creations, you'll definitely feel inspired by them and I hope you can join in.   

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Dilly Dally from The Ribbon Reel
Ribbon - 50mm Wired Brown Burlap, Brique Seam Binding from The Ribbon Reel
Flowers - 25mm Red Tea Rose, Prima Delightful Glory from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - Compact Sentiments from WMS
Other - Red Crochet flower from stash, Plain Kraft Bag from The Ribbon Reel 

TFL!

Friday, January 18, 2013

DCM Embossability

It's Friday and time for another challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.  This week it's my turn to set the challenge....

'Embossability'

I'd like you to make a card / project and use embossing of some kind, either wet or dry embossing, let's see some texture!

Here is my card....  


With all the snow around at the moment, I decided to go with lots of white!  I started with embossing some kraft card using the Classical Beauty embossing folder from Sizzix and wiping Fresh Snow Ink across the top.  I added it to some musical note paper from MME Be Happy. 


I used my circle PTI dies to create the labels using paper from MME Be Happy.  The sentiment stickers are from MME The Sweetest Thing Tiny Words, they are so sweet! I added some tea roses, natural button twine and snow white pearls. 


I just love this tiny rose trim, it's just the right size for my A6 cards.  I added a strip of script washi tape underneath and a few more pearls to the centre of each rose. 

Don't forget to check the rest of the beautiful cards from the rest of the Design Team.  

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Be Happy from The Ribbon Reel, Kraft cardstock
Dies - PTI Circles 
Flowers - 25mm Off White/Pale Pink Tea Roses from The Ribbon Reel
Other - MME Tiny Words, Snow White Pearls, Script Washi Tape - all from The Ribbon Reel, Sizzix Classical Beauty folder, Sheer Rose Trim from Tim Holtz

TFL!

Friday, January 11, 2013

DCM 'The Thrill Of It All'

It's Friday and time for another challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.  It's Leo's turn to set the dare the challenge and she would like you to incorporate some kind of frill on your card. 

It could be a frilly embellishment or background or maybe a stamp you have that would work. Anything that's fun and frilly! 

Here's my card.....


I already knew that I would do a ribbon frill / pleat of some kind as soon as I saw this challenge.  I bought some new papers recently so had a look through to see what caught my eye and found some beautiful MME Meadow papers.  I loved the fresh spring colour and added a white layer to add some contrast between the patterned paper.  


To keep this crisp and clean look, I printed a butterfly sentiment from Pink Petticoat.  The butterflies are cut with my PTI die using the same Meadow papers.  


After playing around with the layout for a little while, I decided to add my frill / pleat ribbon to the bottom of the card and layer the butterflies fluttering from it.  To finish I added some pearl hearts to the centre of each butterfly.

Don't forget to checkout the rest of the Design Team's creative frilly cards and also welcome our new Guest Designer, Beckie!

Challenges:
 
Supplies:
Cardstock - MME Six by Six Meadow from The Ribbon Reel
Ribbon - 9mm Grosgrain Spring Moss from The Ribbon Reel
Sentiment from Pink Petticoat (sorry I cannot remember which set)
Other - Nesties and Ivory Silk Pearl Hearts from The Ribbon Reel

TFL!

Monday, January 07, 2013

TRR Challenge #44 'Winter Wonderland'

Welcome friends to another fun fortnightly challenge at The Ribbon Reel!  It's Debbie's turn to host this week.

Debbie has chosen this beautiful photo .....


and ask that you create a card / project inspired by the colours from the photo and include a
SNOWMAN or SNOWFLAKE plus
RIBBON/TWINE/TRIM.


Here is my card....


MME must be one of my favourite brands and I just love these papers.  I layered the papers as the base of my card.  I used a MME journalling card, which I cut to size, distressed and used my punch to create the notebook edge.  I added a paper doily and a little black patterned paper behind it, in an attempt to create some layers (those that know me, will know layers don't come naturally to me!)

I used the fabulous star stamp from WMS as my focal point which I cut by hand and added a white glittered chipboard snowflake on top and topped with a little Christmas sentiment, also from WMS.  I added some MME washi tape and brad from MME and some rancho red seam binding, which I distressed with crushed shell Glimmer Mist.

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Design Team.

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sparkle and Shine / Glitter 
Card Mania Challenges - #CMC11 Winter Wonderland 
Creative Stamp Friends - #68 Snowflakes



Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME All is Bright from The Ribbon Reel
Ribbon - Rancho Red Seam Binding from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - Seasons of Love Tags from WMS
Other -  MME Journalling Cards, MME All is Bright Washi Tape, MME Brad, Paper Doily from The Ribbon Reel

TFL!