Monday, 18 March 2013

TRR#49 - Spring Cottage

Hello everybody,

Apologies for my absence from Blog Land -  I hope that today's creation will go some way to making up for lost time :) And what better way to start the week than with some yummy Ribbon Reel goodness!! Yes my friends, its time for another fun challenge over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog.

I do hope that you will enjoy looking at my card as much as I enjoyed making it. I am very much a country girl at heart and I love, love, love the inspiration photo Tammy chose for us to work with so much! We are asking you to create a little something inspired by the Photo using the colours PINK, YELLOW and AQUA and use RIBBON and a FLOWER! Sounds good doesn't it?

As soon as I saw those pretty dresses on the line I immediately thought of the beautiful Serendipity Stamps Three Dresses Cling Set and set to work creating my own simple scene!  I picked out lots of pretty papers from the MME 'The Sweetest Thing - Lavender' 6x6 DPs which were a perfect colour match with their pink, yellow and aqua flower prints.  I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the same Serendipity set directly onto the patterned paper using soft cocoa ink.

I fussy cut the dresses and suspended them from a yellow and white Bakers Twine Washing Line, held up by pretty pink Cherry Blossom flowers. I trimmed along the edge using some 'Organza Sheer Yellow Ribbon, Light Blue Mini Ric Rac, more lovely Divine Yellow and White Bakers Twine and some beautiful Baby Pink Seam Binding, finished with an aqua blue adhesive pearl - all available from The Ribbon Reel Store :)

I really hope you get the chance to play along - the challenge runs for a fortnight so there is plenty of time.  All the details of this challenge as well as some absolutely stunning samples can be found on "The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog"

Monday, 4 March 2013

TRR#48 - You Mean Everything

Hello friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend :) I had a fun filled weekend - time with the family, bit of crafty time too!

It's time for another Ribbon Reel Challenge and I chose the following photo for you to work with over the next two weeks.  I would love to see what you create with this - all you need to do is be inspired by the COLOURS in the photo and use FLOWERS and RIBBON. Most of all - have FUN!

and here's my take...


I used a sweet birdcage chipboard piece by Tando Creative painted with cream acrylic paint as the centrepiece on this card, trimming with a beautiful off white tea rose and some white cherry blossom flowers, white daisy lace and Purple Plum Bakers twine from The Ribbon Reel store. I took my cue from my photo and added a few little aqua blue and kraft butterflies onto the cage. The cute blue dotty paper is by MME and is from The Sweetest Thing Lavender paper pad which Keilly also stocks in The Ribbon Reel store :)
I stamped the 'you mean Everything to me' sentiment from Waltzingmouse's Roses in Bloom stamp set directly onto the pretty Glitz design patterned paper.  
I used some Lavender seam binding and some Lilac centre stitch grosgrain to trim along the bottom of the card. I also added a little banner at the top right hand corner using some Champagne Twill Stripe Ribbon - all available in the Ribbon Reel store.

If you would like to know more about this challenge and see what the other members of the DT created, then  you can find all the details by visiting The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog :)

I'm also linking up to Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #75 with the following sketch (hope you don't mind ladies, I turned it on it's side :)

Have a great week everyone!

Helen x