Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Another Little Fun Flower

Hi everyone! Here is another little fun flower and some tiny buds.  Follow how I made my previous flower, but this time don't pull your gathers as tight.  Also, when using organza ribbon you will need to burn the ends, or they will fray.  I use one of those barbeque lighters and carefully touch the flame against the ribbon edge.  The tiny buds are made exactly the same as rolled paper roses, but with ric-rac. The 25mm organza and pearl button are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
This is my second entry into this weeks challenge at Less Is More
Thanks for stopping by xx

Monday, 25 July 2011

Less Is More Challenge - Ribbons

Hi everyone!  Today my card is for this weeks challenge over at Less Is More where the challenge is to use either buttons, or ribbons.  This wasn't a hard desicion for me, as I love to work with ribbons.
To make my bow and flowers, I used white ruffle edge ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

To make the flowers you will need approximately 15cm (6inches) of ruffle edged ribbon, fold the ribbon in half width ways, so that both ruffle edges are brought together.  Do running stitches along the full length of the folded edge, then pull to gather and secure with a few back stitches.  Now join to form the flower and attach to your card. The flourish is from Cheery Lynn Designs - Tropical Flourish, and the sentiment was computer generated.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two Little Boxes

Hi everyone! When is summer going to arrive!?

Here are two little boxes I made recently. The first one was cut on my Silhouette. I made a ruffled flower for the top then added some silk edged ribbon and a sentiment strip with a couple of cream pearls.

This second box was made using a digital freebie download.  I used the pattern on the box as a base to decorate, added one of my crocheted flowers with a button and twine in the centre.  Then used green ric-rac for the stem and rolled some little buds.
Thank you for stopping by xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop & Blog Giveaway!

Hi everyone,  I'm delighted to have been invited by Sarah to join the design team for the  Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
If you pop over to The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog, there's a fabulous 'Giveaway'.
To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous goodies, just display the giveaway on your blog, become a follower of the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and leave a comment to say, "hello".  The closing date is 2nd August and Sarah will announce the winner on 3rd August.

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

A Little Note

Hi everyone.  Just a quick little card tonight.  I've had a few busy days.  Our sons girlfriend had her 21st birthday over the weekend, so lots of cards and gift boxes had to be made over the past week.  Which I throughly enjoyed!

My little creation tonight is a note card.  All papers and sentiment are digital.  I made the rolled rose with basil card stock, and layered a couple of ribbon bows.  Just a quickie, really.

Sorry about the poor picture quality.  I usually like to take my photo's during the day, in good light.  But unfortunately, it's been very dull here all day.  When is summer going to arrive!?

Thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Little Post Card - Thank You

I just love this Coredinations distress card by Tim Holtz, and today I also used one of his lovely 'Alterations - Texture Fades' embossing folders to create my card.  The coredinations colour I used is old paper, along with a strip of K&Company glittered card stock.  The postcards are digital, as is the sentiment.  My bow is seam binding and I added a vintage button.
Many thanks for stopping by today x

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Wishing You Everything Wonderful!

Hi lovely bloggers! I haven't had chance to blog for a while. I've been really busy making cards and gifts. July is a very busy month for birthdays and anniversaries in our family.  Thanks for all your lovely comments while I've been away.  I have been visiting you all and admiring your wonderful creations.

Today, I actually managed to make a card, get the time to take a photo and upload it.

I embossed and distressed a piece of the Tim Holtz gorgeous Coredinations card stock in spun sugar. Then added some of my own crocheted flowers and a butterfly, ribboned lace, some flesh coloured seam binding and pink button twine.

The sentiment is by Jess at Playing with

Thank you for stopping by today x