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Thursday, 30 June 2016

New Gnome!!

Just a very quick post but just had to post this fun, New Home card!

Crafty Ribbons have just launched these new fun ribbons.
I have just used 2 of them.
First is The Garden Gnomes Ribbon and they are along 
the bottom of the card.
I also cut one and put him in the window.

The other ribbon is The Bees.

I just cut off 2 and stuck them on my toadstool.
I just sketched the toadstool onto a 6" x 6" card and cut around it.
Then paper pieced onto it.

There are lots more in the range so pop over here
and see the whole range and have fun using them.

Thanks for looking and love your messages.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Summer At Crafty Ribbons

Hi all! Oops missed updating my post!!
Had friends staying and for a few days. 
Then it is our Wedding Anniversary today!

So, welcome to our Crafty Ribbons Challenge
This week the theme is 
'Summer' With Ribbons or Lace'.

Your prize will be a selection of some 
fabulous Grosgrain Ribbons. (Not actually these colours)

Actually, some days it has been quite hot here.
Then the next day, chucking down rain so hard, 
we had puddles in the garden.

For my card I have used one of Lili Of The Valley new stamps.
She is called 'Summer', so I thought she was perfect
for our challenge.
She is coloured with Distress Inks on water colour paper.


Her dress is 'spotty', so perfect for our gorgeous 
Organza Swiss Dot, Garden Rose White Ribbon. 
The colour is a perfect match.

and see all the stunning cards
that the Buttons DT have made to inspire you.

Then add your pretty cards to Mr Linky and you could
be the lucky winner of some beautiful ribbons.

Thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely messages.
Carol S.xx

Friday, 17 June 2016

Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle

Welcome to Winter Wonderland Challenge.
Our lovely host this week is Anet and she chose the theme
Add Some Sparkle.

We have 2 of our fabulous Sponsors with great prizes for you to win.

We have The Craft Barn with a fantastic 
£10 voucher to spend in the shop Here.


3 of their fabulous Digis

I must suggest you pop over and visit the stores of 
both of our Sponsors.
You are going to find it difficult to choose 
what you would like for free!!

I just had to use one of the new stamps I had
just bought from 

They are gorgeous stamps for all seasons.
You get the text too.

She is coloured with Distress Inks and loads of Stickles 
for the sparkle.
The papers are from my old stash.

I am so lucky being on the Winter Wonderland DT, 
as I now have a box full of cards ready for Christmas......Brilliant.

We always say to ourselves, 'We must start early this year!!'
If you are like me, you say it but don't do it!!!!!
Then come nearer Christmas, you have to rush and get some made.

So if I was you, I would get started now and not only get ahead
but you can win a prize for doing it!!
You can enter up to 3 cards.

So come and see all the beautiful cards that my
lovely Snowflakes Teamies have made here
Then join us at Winter Wonderland with your 
sparkly makes. 

We always visit you and leave you a message too.
Carol xxxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Caravan Holiday

We had a caravan a bit like this in our garden when I was very young!
We just played in it as a playhouse.

I just love this stamp from Lili of the Valley and is perfectly
 complemented, by the fabulous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

The pictures really don't show the 'real life' detail.
The stripes on the pink and white caravan even look 3D. 
The ribbon is called Caravan Ribbon and is in the 
Grosgrain Summer Festival section. 

I stamped the image onto Langton Watercolour Very Smooth 300gsm card and
coloured with Distress Inks.

You can see the amazing detail on the ribbon a bit better on the picture below.

The background paper is actually a map of France I used for a trip,
when I was in my early 20's. I drove my rather 'special MG', 
to Rome and back with a friend.

It was 'Special', because the guy I bought it from, had rebuilt the engine
to race it. The engine was so big and powerful, that he had to have
a special bonnet made to get it over the engine. 
It was a similar design as an E-Type Jag. 
It was white with a big black band down it and sunken headlights. 

A great fun car!! I loved driving it around London where I lived.

If you pop over to Crafty Ribbons shop, you will find some fantastic ribbons.
There are even ribbons with Camper Vans, Diggers and even 
 London Buses and soldiers

I love wandering through all the sections, looking at ribbons 
I have never seen before. Lovely to stroke and keep!!
Amazing buttons too. Fantastic designs.

I hope my card has inspired you to visit Crafty Ribbons shop.
Thanks for stopping by 
and leaving me your lovely messages.
You know I love to read them.

Big hugs,
Carol xxxx

Friday, 10 June 2016

Winter Wonderland 7th Anniversary!! Congratulations!!

Happy 7th Anniversary Winter Wonderland Blog!!!

I am so lucky to be a member of the Snowflakes 
design team, on this brilliant blog.

Eileen and Alison are amazing co-ordinators
and the Teamies are all wonderfully talented designers.

We also have very generous Sponsors too.

So join us in our week long celebration. 
You can even win fab prizes!!

Our Host for this week is Iwona,
and she has chosen the theme:

Ribbon AND A Bow

Please remember, to be in the prize draw,
Christmas cards only, with the theme followed
will qualify.

For my card I used an image sent to me from our generous Sponsor,
A Day For Daisies
called Penguin Snowman.

I used Copics to colour with, just for a change! 

The ribbon is from another generous Sponsor,

The ribbon I used is:

I embossed the edges of the card with a snowflake embossing folder.

Our 3 very generous Sponsors are:

Their prize is a brilliant £10 voucher

Our second Sponsor is:

A Day For Daisies

Their prize is a brilliant £10 voucher

Sponsor No: 3 is

Crafter's Companion

They are also giving a generous £10 voucher 

to spend in their shop.

May I suggest you pop over to our Sponsors sites,
where you can see what you would like to 
spend your prize money on!

Oh!! Don't forget you have to make a Christmas card only.
Also have the correct theme covered!
Then you will be in the draw.
You can enter up to 3 cards.

If you need inspiration, please visit our 
Winter Wonderland blog.
There you will see all the gorgeous cards from both 
design teams.

Both the Snowflakes and the Icicles have come together,
to celebrate this amazing landmark.

We are looking forward to at least another 7 years too!!!

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas cards.

Thank you for stopping by and I will visit you too.
So please leave me a message so I know you have been.

Carol xxxx

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Crafty Ribbons Wedding!

Here at Crafty Ribbons Blog, we are getting into the season
of Weddings.

So that is the theme that our host, Marianne has chosen 
for this weeks' challenge:

I chose to use an precoloured image from Lili of The Valley.
I added a bit more colour to the flowers on the image and added 
a few hearts on the background.

The ribbon I chose to use is 
Sheer Puff Spot - White/Pink
It is available in a lovely range of colours.

The little hearts were the waste from the heart corner die. 
It's a set of 3 corner dies from Cheery Lynn Designs called Lace corners.

The sentiment is also a LOTV stamp set, which I heat embossed.

I added some Stickles Star Dust to the flowers.

This is my second card for Crafty Ribbons DT.
I now have some beautiful ribbons, that I have to force myself to use
and not keep in a box and stroke every now and then!!

I feel pain as my scissors close on their beauty! Sad I know!!

So to win a beautiful prize from Crafty Ribbons,
make a card with a 'Wedding' Theme.
Post a picture on our challenge blog Here.

Oh! Please don't forget to add some ribbon to qualify for the draw.

I am looking forward to visiting your blogs and leaving
a comment, so you know I have been.
For tons of stunning inspiration, pop over to the blog here,
where you will see some fantastic samples 
from the fabulous Teamies.

Good luck.
Carol S.xx

Friday, 3 June 2016

Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Challenge

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.

Our lovely host for this challenge is Cindy
and the theme she chose is 


There must be Snowflakes on your card/project.

I just had to use my favourite Christmas stamp.
To me, he is Santa.

I made the tag from water colour 300gsm card, from The Craft Barn.
I cut the shape and then used Chipped Sapphire DI to 
colour the background. I then stamped swirls as a border.
It was a clear stamp I have had for a number of years,
 with no clue as to where it came from!

I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the Santa image.
Not that you can see it but I added Glossy Accents 
to his eyes and his glasses.

Also 3D glue and glitter to his eyebrows.

On the Holly berries, I added Waterfall Stickles dots.
The Ivy is a Sue Wilson Die.
The snowflake dies were Marianne Designs and 
Sue Wilson Holly dies.

The card background was a stamp from Sheena Douglas on the left.
The stamp on the right was a very old stamp from who knows where......Not me!!

Our Sponsor this week is
The generous prize of 6 images

Our second Sponsor is
A great prize of a £10 voucher.

Please make sure that your project matches the theme,

If it doesn't, then you sadly will not be entered into the draw.

So please read the themes carefully and 
then you could win an amazing prize.

So join in the fun and good luck!!

Thank you for popping into my blog.

Big hugs,
Carol xxxx