Monday, June 27, 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #5 Summer Fruits

Zuzana is this fortnights host at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog and has asked us to create a card/project using this inspiration photo...

......and use two ribbons/lace or twine, at least one brad and to include a summer fruit element. (You do not need to use the colours in the photo unless you feel inspired to do so).

And here is my card:

Well how could I not opt for strawberries as my summer fruit element, what with Wimbledon event on at the moment. I love this little PTI stamp set.

I wanted to use bright summer colours and wanted to add some sunny yellow, so these little cherry blossoms are a perfect to add a light sunshine!

There is a super prize from The Ribbon Reel for this challenge:-

Don't forget to check out what the other ribbon girls have created as inspiration for you.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - EP For the Record
Ribbons - White Crochet Lace and Red/Ivory Grosgrain stripe from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - PTI Stamps
Other - PTI Die, MME Lush Brads, Promarkers, Paper Doily


Button Twine Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who took part in my extra little prize giveaway this last fortnight. There were only three who were eligible to be entered:-

1. Lucille
2. Dalia
3. Sylvia

and our random winner is...

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(sorry I couldn't work out how to display the actual box!)

Congratulations Dalia! Don't forget to email me to claim your prize.

Keilly x

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

I'm a little late posting this weeks Daring Cardmakers dare, as my laptop stopped working mid week and it looks like a problem with the hard drive. Luckily I have someone looking at it for me. Better still, I've been allowed to take and use my new company laptop even though I don't start until September - how fab is that!

Anyway, the dare set this week by Lythan is to interpret the wedding rhyme,

"Something old,
something new,
something borrowed
and something blue"

So use some old and new stash and if you can include the borrowed and blue as well that would be awesome. And do tell us what is what.

Here is my card:

Well I thought this would be an easy challenge but how wrong was I? I only managed 3 out 4 of the elements and it took me ages to actually put the card together!

My 'Old' was the small little pink and blue paper roses. I've had these in my stash for the last 4 or 5 years! I tend to use the larger flowers first and these tiny ones are always left over! My 'Blue' is the large Gardenia Blossom flower (I love these at the moment, have you noticed?)

My 'New' was a few things, the pink velvet ric rac, the Tim Holtz pins and my new papers.

I didn't manage something 'Borrowed' though, I spent hours thinking of what I could 'borrow' from someone or something but came up blank!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - White cardstock, EP Springtime, Kraft
Flowers - Cornflower Gardenia Blossom and White Tea Roses from here, small pink and blue roses from stash
Ribbons - White crochet lace and pink velvet ric rac from here
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Say It Loud stamps
Other - Tim Holtz Memo Pins, Nesties, Blue Memento Ink


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Home & Heart

After having a few days off of creating any cards / projects, I decided to join in with Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #52. You could choose any of the previous sketches and I decided to go with Sketch #9 below:

Here is my card:

I love how this turned out, especially as I seem to have misplaced some of my nesties and of course the one I wanted to use!

This gorgeous cornflower blue gardenia is available from the ribbon reel, as well as the cherry blossoms and tea roses.

As I misplaced some of nesties, I couldn't fit the sentiment I wanted from Say It Loud in, so I could only use one of the Very Vintage Labels No. 4 instead. The sentiment is from PTI. I finished the card off with some natural crochet lace and aqua blue velvet ribbon, also from the ribbon reel.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - EP Springtime, Bazzill Kraft
Flowers - Gardenia, Cherry Blossoms, Tea Roses from
the ribbon reel Ribbon - Natural crochet lace, velvet ribbon from the ribbon reel
Stamps - Waltzingmouse 'Very Vintage Labels No. 4' and PTI's Love Lives Here


Friday, June 17, 2011

Let's Rock

This week is Kathy's turn to set the dare over at The Daring Cardmakers. Kathy has chosen 'Rocking All Over the World' and asked us to make a Wobble Card. These are cards which have a curved base so that when you tap them they rock, or wobble from side to side.

Now what you put on your card is up to you, BUT if you're up for a bit more of a challenge, how about adding something of a pun, and giving your card a "rocking" theme too - Rock and Roll, Rocking Horse, You Rock My World, Whisky on the Rocks, Rocket Man ....ohhh the list is (almost) endless! So, are you ready to Rock? Check out what the team have been making this week to help inspire you.

This is my card:

I probably went for an obvious rock n roll theme but I love how its turned out. Completely out of my comfort zone and not colours I would usually choose but it was totally fun to put together.

The skull and crossbones is a rub on by Love Elsie.

The pearl aqua seam binding has been stained with Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist and scrunched to give it an old scruffy look (hopefully you can make it out in the photo), with a pink button tied to it with some yummy red button twine.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Love Elsie Papers
Rub On / Sticker - Love Elsie
Ribbons - Pearl Aqua Seam Binding and Red Button Twine from
Button - from stash
Font - 84 Rock from
Other - Crushed Shell Glimmer Mist, PTI Circle Dies, Kaisercraft Rhinestones from here


Monday, June 13, 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #4

Today is Pauline's turn to host our fourth challenge over at the ribbon reel, and she has chosen this beautiful inspiration photo for us all ...

...and has asked us to create a card or project using the inspiration photo plus colours Blue, Kraft, Black and Grey/Silver (with the added option to make a Father's Day/ masculine card).

And here is my card:

I've used 22mm Ivory lace and just behind it you should see some black stripe twill. I used a blue stripe button (turned over) and tied together with natural button twine (all from the ribbon reel).

Supplies used:
Cardstock/PP - Fancy Pants, Prima, Bazzill Kraft
Ribbon -
Black/White Stripe Twill, Ivory Lace & Natural Button Twine the ribbon reel
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels

I'd like to offer an EXTRA prize this fortnight for one lucky winner! What do you have to do to win this bundle of button twines from The Ribbon Reel?

1. Be or become a follower of my blog, Keilly's Little Blog

2. Submit a card/project for The Ribbon Reel's #4 challenge - Blue, Black, Kraft, Grey/Silver colour challenge.

3. Come back HERE and leave me a comment on THIS POST letting me know you completed steps #1 and #2! I'll pick a random winner from the eligible comments next Monday 27th June. You'll have until Sunday 26th June at 11.30pm GMT to enter. (Design Team members are eligible for this giveaway too!).


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Altered Book

I recently found the Prima Ustream videos and loved the projects that were shown. I particularly like Marion Smith's projects and decided to attempt her Altered Album. The video can be found here.

I so loved making this album although couldn't get all the items listed in the kit. Unfortunately, you cannot buy the made up kits over in the UK (as far as I am aware) so I attempted to get most bits individually! So there are a few items I had to improvise with.

At first I was a little disappointed with the way it turned out but the more I look at it the more I like it! I'm tempted to make another one and know how I would change it.

How gorgeous is this little closure and that beautiful pearl trinkets? There is space to add more jewels or pearls next to the tassle on the book closure.

The pages are made from the Prima Botanical range and cut at different widths to add some interest. I can't wait to start filling this pretty album, although I am still unsure what to use it for, a photo and journalling album, art album or perhaps a book to hold inspirational ideas for future projects.

Prima flowers/lace/trinkets/closure - Scrap Revolution
Cherry Blossom / White roses - The Ribbon Reel


Friday, June 10, 2011

Father Christmas!

At long last it's Friday and boy am I looking forward to this weekend!

It's Jo's turn to host this week's dare at the Daring Cardmakers and to help us all feel festive, she have chosen

Father Christmas

as the theme this week!

This week we have another lovely prize to give away, kindly donated by the fabulous Crafty Emma's Store - which is a real treat to browse and buy from so please take a minute to click the link and see for yourself all the treasures Emma stocks.
As always the winner will be chosen at random, then as long as our simple rules have been adhered to this fab Echo Park 6x6 paper pad could be winging it's way to you

The Rules:
1. Make a card for this week's challenge and share it on your blog, leave us a link or a comment on this post
2. Your post must mention and contain links to
Crafty Emma's Store and also to The Daring Cardmakers
3. To qualify for the prize you may only link your card to 5 other challenges

And this is what I made:-

Supplies used:
(to follow)


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Flowers for June

Well, its the first Friday of the month so The Daring Cardmakers are back to their year long monthly theme. June flowers are the Rose and Honeysuckle. I opted for Rose, as I had plenty of products at hand for this.

Here is my card:

I used some gorgeous blue pattened paper from the Papermania collection and the pink paper is from MME.

The roses are from the ribbon reel, both the large and small ones. I added a little iced lime seam binding behind the large rose to represent leaves.

The little bird was handcut from chipboard and painted with Distress Crackle. I added a couple of buttons to represent its wing.

I would also like to enter this card into the follwing challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge #64, '2 - 4 - 6' (2 PP, 4 buttons & 6 layers)
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #49

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Kraft and Pink Cardstock, Papermania, MME, Echo Park Be Mine
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels 4 & Say It Loud stamps
Ribbon - Iced Lime seam binding from
Flower - 45mm rose, Hybrid Tea Roses from
Chipboard - Handcut and painted with Distress Crackle Pink
Buttons - from stash
Ink - PTI Fresh Snow