Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Card for a friend ...

It's sketch week over at Papertake Weekly, follow the current sketch or have a go at one of the older ones. I used the current sketch  #75 for my card and my card ... well it might just be my favourite card ever! Even better is that it was made for a very special and inspirational friend x  Special cards for special people are always the best don't you think?

I used:
More of the papers from this gorgeous digital kit and the script paper I dug out of my odds and ends box
Coloured my Magnolia with Copics and added extra sparkle with Stickles
All the flowery bits and bobs as well as the pleated satin, ivory rose organza, vintage style lace and ivory faux silk is from the Ribbon Girl shop
I inked all the edges with walnut ink and added even more stickles to make it super sparkly.
The little stick pin up at the top is a Tim Holtz pin, a perfect place to tie on a little scrap of pretty lace or ribbon - love those!

Well that's me done for now, not long until the weekend thank goodness and then only 2 more weeks at work and I have a week on holiday - hoorayyyyyy :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge ...

There is a new challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog today and it's the start of a new regular Magnolia Only challenge.

The challenge is to use ribbons and lace so nice and easy for the first challenge! There is a fabulous new Design Team to share their creations so please pop over to the blog to see who they are and what they've created to inspire you and see what the prizes are too ;)

I used lots of lovely goodies from the Ribbon Girl - vintage style laces, pearl bead trim, beaded swirl, gardenia flower and beaded berries, top stitch thread and stickles glitter glue 
Pion papers from 3D Jean - I just got the new Pion Collection from there this week and can't wait to use it!
The birthday sentiment is spelled out with tiny alphabet stamps and everything has been inked with Distress Inks then glittered with more of the stickles

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Christening Card ...

Last week amongst all the snow we had up here we were supposed to be going to a Christening but as there was no way of getting the cars out of the street we were properly snowed in and so couldn't get there. This is the card I'd made for the little one who was the star of the day, it was such a shame that we couldn't celebrate the day with her

I used:
The most gorgeous digital papers from this digital kit by Kristin Cronin Barrow - her papers are always fabulous
Cheesecloth, lace, organza rose ribbon, pearl bead trim, stickles and decorative pins all from the Ribbon Girl
Walnut ink, spellbinders dies, letter stickers and that gorgeous golden plinky plonky stuff that I have in my stash

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Celebrate
CLP - Sketch
Inky Chicks - Bingo (ribbon, image, pearls)

Friday, January 25, 2013

I'm late ...

I'm late - this post should have been up on Tuesday but I couldn't add photographs to my blog posts! I've missed loads of challenges and been too busy to try and fathom out what went wrong but I've installed Google Chrome and now I can play again!

I have a card to share for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge, the challenge is 'tie up your loose ends' so add a bow and this is what I made:

I used: Magnolia stamp coloured with my Copics
Taffeta ribbon, velvet lace, decorative pins, and crystal bead string all from Ribbon Girl

Monday, January 21, 2013

Colour Challenge at the Ribbon Girl Blog ...

A new colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog and it's one of my favourite colour combinations - pink and ivory. Check out the blog for the details and some amazing projects from the Design Team
I used:
Pink box pleated ribbon, pink beaded trim, pink velvet lace, floral cluny lace, pink loopy trim, dummy charm, liquid pearls, stickles and blossom flowers all from Ribbon Girl
Hanglar stamp coloured with Copics
Doo Hickey and Spellbinders dies
Making Memories alphabet stickers

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge ...

We have a new challenge over at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog and this week the challenge is to create a card using ribbon or lace. I've dug deep into my box of older Hanglar stamps for this card

I used:
satin ribbon, pearl button, cluny lace, pompom trim and pearl bead trim all from Ribbon Girl
October Afternoon papers
Hanglar stamp coloured with Copics
Spellbinders, Doo Hickey and Go Kreate dies

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baby it's cold outside ...

... that's the challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week and it certainly was a challenge for me. I didn't want to make a Christmas card and all the wintry supplies I had looked too much like Christmas ... until I had a brainwave that if it was that cold outside then it would be frosty ... and sparkly! So today's card is a super sparkly card for a friends winter birthday
Faux diamante mesh and stardust stickles from Ribbon Girl
German glass glitter from 3D Jean
Digital papers from Lilly Bimble

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A 'new' challenge at PTW ...

There is a 'new' challenge at Papertake Weekly this week - new baby, new job, new products or supplies etc.  I chose to make my card using new supplies - new dies, new lace and a new to me Magnolia stamp (I was going to use it to make Christmas cards but never used it). My card is to say thank you to a work colleague who picked my name out of the bran tub pot for the Christmas presents and she bought me a lovely Cath Kidston bag - lucky me!!
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Velvet ribbon, lace, bead trim, stickles and flower all from Ribbon Girl
Silver glass glitter from 3D Jean
Go Kreate, Spellbinders and Sizzix dies

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Birthday Wishes ...

I love the new Magnolia stamps, especially this one with Tilda wrapped up in a big bow. I've used it here for a birthday card for a friend and used lots of my favourite products from the Ribbon Girl store - well there has to be a perk of owning a ribbon shop huh?
I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured witrh Copics
My Minds Eye papers
Lace, pompom, pearl bead trim, organza rose ribbon, diamante swirl, heart pins, top stitch thread and stardust stickles from Ribbon Girl
Walnut distress ink
PSX alphabet stamps - these are so old they are practically antiques but I still love them :)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
CLP - following the sketch
Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Anything Goes at PTW ...

It's an Anything Goes challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week
I used:
Digital papers from Lilly Bimble