Monday, 27 May 2013

TRR#54 - Flower Cart

Hello and welcome to a whole new fun challenge from The Ribbon Reel. It's a beautiful Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. Happy Memorial Day to all those of you in the USA too!

Jeanne has chosen the most beautiful photo inspiration for us to play with over the next two weeks and asks that we be inspired by the colours of the photo, use VIOLETS and GREEN and add RIBBON and a FLOWER.

I had a special 40th Birthday card to make for my lovely friend who will be turning 40 on Tuesday.  I used some Bridal White Satin Ribbon to make a wide ruffled piece and then added some Purple Saddle Stitch Grosgrain along the bottom edge. I added some beautiful two-tone dark lilac Cherry Blossom flowers and a sweet white Gardenia flower. The green olive faux silk ribbon gives the impression of leaves and I couldn't resist some loopy purple button twine and beautiful white leaf stick pins.

The gorgeous 'My Heart' stamp set is one of my favourites and is by Waltzingmouse and is stamped in shades of violet and green and I added some sweet lilac gems which I had shaped into the number 40.

You can find full details of the challenge over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog as well as links to all the beautiful creations from the rest of the Ribbon Reel Design Team -  well worth a look!!


Helen xxx

Monday, 13 May 2013

TRR#53 - Spring is Here!

Hello crafty friends!  Debbie is the host this week for The Ribbon Reel #53 – ‘Spring is Here‘!  Debbie asks that we be inspired by the colours from the  photo and include a bunny and ribbon on your creation!

Ribbon Reel goodies used on this card:

I used a beautiful set of Waltzingmouse Stamps called 'A Good Egg' to stamp the line of bunnies and the sweet sentiment on the banner.

Please be sure to visit The Ribbon Reel challenge blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the Ribbon Reel DT this week, and then I hope you’ll play along with the ‘Spring Is Here’ challenge for your chance to win some lovely goodies from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Li'l dolly tags & request :)

Hey everyone & Happy Bank Holiday to all those in the UK! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather :)

I'm just popping in with some little dolly tags that I have made to co-ordinate with the sweet dollies I have been making recently.  

I used my dies and leftover felt to cut different hairstyles and the faces are hand drawn. I also added some sweet ribbon and matching bows using left over pieces of material from making the dolls clothing. I used some gorgeous seam binding, mini ric rac, satin ribbon and natural button twine from The Ribbon Reel :)

I wondered if you would be kind enough to head over to my Facebook page and say 'Hi' - I would really like your feedback on these:) Here's a link to the Dolly Tag photo on Litte Ida Crafts page: Little Ida Dolly Tags Photo. Alternatively you can leave me a little comment right here on my blog :)

Have a great week! Big Hugs,
x x x