Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Ribbon Reel - Design Team Call

I've got a busy day planned and don't think I'll be sitting down again until this evening so I'm just quickly popping on to let you know about the Design Team Call over at The Ribbon Reel!

Here's the challenge....

Create a card or project inspired by the photo above using

You can find out all the details here.

Good Luck!

Monday, November 12, 2012

TRR Challenge #41 'Crochet'

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

Zuzana has chosen this bright and beautiful inspiration photo .....

and ask that you create a card / project using CROCHET LACE or CROCHET FLOWER plus BUTTON & RIBBON/TWINE.

Here is my card....

I left it a little late to make my card, hence the dark photo taken this evening.  I've been suffering with my second cold within 2 weeks, plus my hubby is suffering with severe tooth ache.  I'm hoping it's related to the cold he gave me and not the root canal work he recently had done!  Emergency appointment needed in the morning for him!!

I was thinking of cheating and making a CAS card but changed my mind after flicking through my stamps and found this cute Gorjuss image, Little Foxes.  I dug out my Promarkers and got colouring.  Once I'd coloured my image, I found some matching papers, although I have no idea where they are from.  The simple sentiment is from WMS stamped in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. 

I handcut my image, adding an adhesive pearl heart to her pocket and an orange resin flower to her hat.  I'm really pleased with my colouring, I'm still learning but enjoying any improvements I make.  I layered the papers and added a paper doily behind the image.  Finishing with a little button twine bow, a couple of roses and some white crochet lace.  

(* just realised I forgot to include a button on my card - sorry Zuzana!)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's cards, plus we have Ren-Yi Lo guest designing with us for November - pop over and say hi!


Supplies used:
Cardstock - from stash
Stamps - Gorjuss Little Foxes from The Ribbon Reel, Sentiment from WMS
Ribbons - Natural Button Twine and 12mm White Crochet Lace from The Ribbon Reel
Other - Roses from stash, Heart Pearl, Orange Resin Flower and Paper Doily all from The Ribbon Reel


Thursday, November 01, 2012

TRR Challenge #40 'Over the Rainbow'

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

Pauline has chosen this bright and beautiful inspiration photo .....


and ask that you create a card / project with all the COLOURS of the RAINBOW,
plus RIBBON & TWINE in the photo.

Here is my card...

I decided to checkout Pinterest for some 'rainbow' inspiration and found so many beautiful cards.  I decided to use strips of ribbon on this card, of course in the colours of the rainbow.

I'm lucky enough to have a huge selection of ribbons at my fingertips to choose from.  I decided to use a different type ribbon for each colour.  I managed to use 12 different types; red pom pom trim, red twill, orange mesh, orange mini ric rac, yellow gingham frill, yellow burlap cord, celery green stripe twill, green grosgrain, blue satin, blue velvet, purple gingham, purple stitch grosgrain.  

I created a quick flower from the yellow gingham ruffle ribbon and added a a red tea rose and light violet cherry blossom, along with a blue candy stripe button and red polka dot button.  The card looked a bit bare in the middle so I decided to add a kraft butterfly using my PTI die.  The sentiment is also from PTI.

Don't forget to check out the colourful cards created by the rest of the design team.
Supplies used:
Stamps / Die - PTI Butterfly Die, PTI Love Lives Here Stamp