Monday, October 31, 2011

TRR # 14 Colour Combo

This week at The Ribbon Reel is Pauline's turn to host and she has chosen the beautiful inspiration photo for us all .....

...and ask that you create a card /project inspired by the photo PLUS use HOT PINK, TURQUOISE AND CREAM.

Here is my card....

This is such a bright and fun challenge this fortnight, particularly with the darker nights now approaching.

I love these beautiful sentiments from Pink Petticoat. I added one of my favourite butterflies and this beautiful felt chrysanthemum flower. I was inspired to create one after seeing on Nat's card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of TRR design team's creations.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Love Elsie, MME Lost & Found 2 from the ribbon reel
Stamps - Darkroom Door Butterflies from the ribbon reel
Ribbons - Pearl Aqua Seam Binding, Natural Crochet Lace from the ribbon reel
Other - Handmade Felt Flower, Pearls, Paper Doily


Friday, October 28, 2011

DCM Fantastic Felties

This week is Nat's turn to dare us over at the Daring Cardmakers.

Nat wants us to get creative with felt. You can use felt to make your own handmade embellishments, pre-made felties or even raid the accessories sale bins for something unique to add to your project!
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Here is my card (apologies for the poor lighting, I think I need to invest in a soft light box or something).

I went for quite a simple card and love how it turned out. I used my Tim Holtz die to create the vintage dress form and inked with Distress Ink to age a little more!

My choice of felt was this little white heart. I was originally looking for my 3d flower die cut but have lost it! So, I opted for a heart, as I am using this lots on my handmade Christmas decorations at the moment. The little 'smile' sentiment is from the Mini Vintage Sheets at Crafty Secrets. I added some cameo beige seam binding to the waist of the dress form.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found from the ribbon reel
Dies - Tim Holtz Sewing Room, Sizzlet Heart
Punch - Martha Stewart Scallop with 2 Dots
Ribbon - Seam binding and 18mm Natural Crochet Lace from the ribbon reel
Other - Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WMS #70 Pastels

Another card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #70:

More doilies again but just on the EP paper this time! I punched two circles out and added to the centre of my pinwheels (is that what they are called, I'm never sure!). I stamped the sentiment and mini doily to the circles.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - EP Victoria Gardens
Stamps - WMS Fancy Phrases and WMS Dainty Doilies


WMS # 70

I've had a little time to catch up this week and make a few cards and play along with some challenges.

Here is my card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge # 70:

I went a little doily mad on this card! I stamped the large and small doilies from the WMS Dainty Doilies stamps and carefully cut around them with a craft knife. Boy did my fingers hurt after that! I added the Good Luck sentiment from WMS Fancy Phrases set.

I love these butterflies and am trying hard not to use them on all my cards at the moment.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Echo Park Victoria Garden
Stamps - WMS Dainty Doilies, WMS Fancy Phrases and Darkroom Door Butterflies from the ribbon reel


Friday, October 21, 2011

DCM Sketch Challenge

It's Friday already and a new dare has been set at the Daring Cardmakers. This week Kathy has given us a sketch to work with.

Here's my card:

I really struggled with this challenge and may even have a go at making another card. I wanted to start creating some Christmas cards and use my new WMS stamp sets.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DCM DT's cards.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Webster Pages
Ribbons - Rancho Red seam binding, Cherry Red Bakers Twine, Ivory Crochet Lace from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Stamps Say It Loud Winter Holiday
Other - Promarkers Ruby Red


Monday, October 17, 2011

TRR #13 Pretty Pastel Flowers

This week at The Ribbon Reel is Clare's turn to host and she has chosen the beautiful inspiration photo for us all .....

...and ask that you create a card /project inspired by the COLOURS from the photo and also use FLOWERS.

Here is my card....

The colours for this challenge are just beautiful and I had so many ideas running through my head but with a busy schedule over the last week or so, I left my card until the last moment to create. I never like doing this as I always feel rushed and usually am not happy with the results! I'm tempted (if my busy day allows!) to create a second card.

I decided to thread some 8mm Yellow Double Satin ribbon through this beautiful 22mm White Crochet Lace, I love how this turned out! I added a peach seam binding bow and topped it with this pretty 25mm Pink/White Hybrid Tea Rose.

LinkI was inspired by the little teacup in the inspiration photo and couldn't resist using my WMS stamps. I stamped the teacup on to white cardstock and coloured the details with promakers. The sweet sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of TRR design team's creations.

Supplies used:
Ribbons - 22mm White Crochet Lace, Peach Seam Binding, 8mm Yellow Satin from the ribbon reel
Flowers - 25mm Light Rosy Baby Pink from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS
Other - Heart Doily from stash

Friday, October 14, 2011

DCM Little Bird

It's Rein turn to set the dare at the Daring Cardmakers this week, and it's a very simple one. Rein would love to see a bird on your card - it can be stamped, die-cut or made in another way, just join in and have fun - and you might even win a prize!

This week's dare is sponsored by
The Ribbon Reel

who are one of the best places around for fuelling your ribbon addiction - visit the shop to see a wonderful range not just of ribbon but lace, trims and even stamps.
For DCM Darers this week there's the chance of winning a fab prize for one lucky winner but also the opportunity for every single person who joins in and shares their card with us this week to buy the same pack of goodies
at a Very Special DCM "Darers Only" price!
Click here to visit The Ribbon Reel Online Shop

We'll use a random number picker to choose our one prize winner from all those who enter a card (and adhere to the rules below) for this week's challenge and they will receive the ribbons, lace and trims you can see in this photo.

Rules for entry to our prize draw:
1. Make a card for Rein's BIRDS challenge and share it on your blog
2. In the main message part of your blog, please mention (and add links to) the Daring Cardmakers and our fab sponsors The Ribbon Reel,
3. Enter your card for no more than 10 challenges in total

Now for the Special Offer!
You can make sure of owning this wonderful 'Made with Love' collection by joining in this week, then ordering from The Ribbon Reel using this special code at checkout: DCMSP - remember only those who enter a card for this week's challenge are eligible to buy at this special price.
Don't forget to spread the word and tell your friends so they can join in and take advantage of this offer too.

Here's my card...

I adore this little bird stamp and couldn't wait to use it for this dare. Stamped in white ink onto kraft cardstock keeps it light and fresh, perfect for the colour combo.

This sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments download from Pink Petticoat. They are all so beautiful. I of course added some seam binding in this gorgeous rose petal colour and roses from the ribbon reel.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found 2 from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - Darkroom Door Love Birds set from here
Ribbons - Rose Petal Seam Binding from The Ribbon Reel
Other - Flowers from the ribbon reel, Sentiment from Pink Petticoat, Doily from stash


Friday, October 07, 2011

DCM October Flowers - Calendula

Can you believe we are in October already, how quick the months are flying by, before you know it we'll be celebrating Christmas and the New Year!

A new month, a new flower challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog. The birth flowers for October are Calendula or Cosmos. I'll have to admit that I didn't have a clue what either of these looked like so had to google images of them.

Here is my card....

I went with Calendula, as although both flowers look like they usually have daisy shape petals, the Cosmos are mostly orange or red but the Calendula come in pink!

I dug out my daisy punch for this flower, punched 3 daisies and stuck them together, adding a button and twine as the centre. I hope this passes for a Calendula?!

I used MME Lost & Found Blush papers, these are just gorgeous. I love the bright pink in this card! I recently bought some stamps and have only just got them out to use. The sentiment is from Roses in Bloom stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous cards by the DCM DT!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #78 -Anything Goes (plus ribbon)

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found 2 Blush papers from the ribbon reel
Ribbons - Pink 2 Tone Mesh ribbon, 15mm Cream Scallop Lace and Pink Button Twine from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Roses in Bloom set
Other - Pink Button from the ribbon reel, Nesties


Monday, October 03, 2011

TRR #12 Autumn Elegance & Design Team Call!

How exciting, The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog are holding a Design Team Call until 16th October. Click here to find out how to apply!

This week at The Ribbon Reel is Debbie's turn to host and she has chosen the wonderful autumnal inspiration photo for us all .....

...and ask that you create a card or project using ORANGE, NEUTRALS AND FLOWERS.

Here is my card....

I recently received a Fancy Pants scrapbook kit and the colours were perfect for our challenge. It even contained the die cuts and chipboard which meant I put this card together super quick....for a change!

I completed this card with some orange 2 tone mesh ribbon which has just been added to the shop, ivory crochet lace and a gorgeous gardenia!

Don't forget to check out the rest of TRR design team's creations.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room #82 - Shabby Autumn
Totally Papercrafts #86 Autumn
Cupcake Inspirations #130
CR84FN39 - Using colour graphic below

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Fancy Pants Summer Out
Die Cuts / Chipboard - Fancy Pants Summer Out
Ribbons - Orange 2 Tone Mesh, Ivory Crochet Lace from the ribbon reel
Other - Peach Gardenia from the ribbon reel