Friday, 23 September 2016

DT make for Crafty Ribbons new challenge of Sweet Treats with ribbon

Hiya peeps

Its time for a new challenge over at

I chose to use a Paper Shelter image called
Gingerbread House and made a large tag out of it
which I will use for a large gift bag at Christmas.

The backing paper, used on both sides, was a free gift along with some toppers that came free with one of the craft magazines 
I subscribe to. The freebie is not a recent one. 

I used the
to finish off the tag

I hope you like the finished project, I would love to read any comment that you wish to leave. Dont forget to enter the challenge
with your make on the theme but please, dont forget the ribbon
after all we are a ribbon website & blog.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Blog Candy available (ends 13th Sept)

400 followers & a 3 year blogging anniversary Candy is available at:

KT Fit Kitty is well known in the blog crafting community
as shes won no end of blog challenges,coming in anything from
a random draw winner to being picked in the top three.

KT Fit Kitty's blog which ends tomorrow (13th Sept)
and the prizes which there is 2 lots available.
(I have only just seen (12th Sept 11pm) this candy on Kitty's blog)

Full details are available at this link below:

DT card for Crafty Ribbons theme is Holidays!!!

Hiya peeps

Its time for a new challenge over at
the theme for the "Bows Team" (of which I am part of)
is Holidays and dont forget the ribbon!!! 
After all we are a ribbon blog.
You could win a gorgeous selection of Christmas Ribbons:

For my card I made a holiday themed card of a boy snorkaling 
along a coral reef in tropical waters. (well thats what I wanted
to show).
The ribbons I have used are all from Crafty Ribbons 
and are:
and a 2 part layered selection of other ribbons both of
which are available here
The rubber stamped image is from two stamp sets from
Crafty Sentiments, using Coral Reef set no 1  & Let's Swim, 
coloured using alcohol marker pens and fineliner pens. I glued
this coloured image on to the orange die cut topper which is one
part of a Tonic Studios die set. 

I hope you like this card and will join in with this 

Monday, 5 September 2016

DT post for Crafting Musketeers #41 theme is Back To School

Welcome to the new challenge at Crafting Musketeers where the
new blog challenge for this month is sponsored by the fantastic Crafty Ribbons.

For my card I was adiment that I wanted to use an image from the
wonderful The Paper Shelter and its called "Back To School".
I thought that she was so cute and just like some of the young children that live near me.
A fab 8x8 inch card, backing papers are freebies
downloaded from Trimcraft, ribbon & all buttons are
from Crafty Ribbons.
The sentiment was die cut using a Tonic Studio's die set as
was the oval shapes for the pre coloured image.

I would like to enter this make into the following challenges:

Thursday, 18 August 2016

DT card for Crafting Musketeers Challenge 40

Hiya peeps

Well, how forgetful am I??? This should have been posted 
2 weeks ago but you still have time to enter with 12 days 
left to enter the challenge over at 

I decided to decorate a small MDF plaque using the googly ghost.
I painted it black first it using Indigo Blu Gee-Sso Good! paint & then printed the 
digi image on to smooth printer paper at 160gsm weight. 
I coloured it using my alcoholic marker pens with the input
of a few metallic pens too, especially around the eyes & the 
all over the word "Boo".  I have only decorated the one side
yet it looks good as it is - do you agree??
from Crafty Ribbons
Thats it for now, I should be back in a couple of days with a card or two.


Monday, 15 August 2016

DT post for Not Just Cards

Hiya peeps

Well its time for the newest post over at 

Sorry for the delay peeps, I got delayed because of 
being distracted due to my birthday... 

We are sponsored this month by the wonderful Bloobel Stamps. 

Bloobel "My Shopify" Main Store

The images that Lisa produces are completely unique and are a real delight to work with! There are 2 images of the winners choice up for grabs with plenty to choose from!

I decided to make a normal A5 portrait style card using the funny
"Curtsey". Pencil coloured in oranges & greens with the smallest amount of black in her shoes & hair.
The base cardstock is from Papermill Direct 
and is in a silvery blue colour (for a change),
the spring green coloured card is also from Papermill Direct.
All other cardstock is from my own stash
Both of the ribbons and all 3 buttons are all from Crafty Ribbons   
The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut in white linen effect from a die set out of my own stash.

I hope you like the finished card.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge #229 - Birthday Cards

Friday, 12 August 2016

DT post for Crafty Ribbons, theme is Bicycle

Hiya peeps

Welcome to the new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons
where the theme, chosen by me is Bicycle(s) but dont
forget to add the all important ribbon.....

For my take on this theme I chose to make a tag, 
so I could pass it on to one of my sisters (as her husband is a 
regular Bicycle rider and his birthday is this next month).

I used a Tonic Studios die set called 
(available at other places but this set I found on Ebay UK)
Its a beautiful tag set and I used a linen effect white cardstock
from Papermill Direct to cut the tag out, not using any of the other 2 dies in the set, leaving a full centre so the bicycle die could be cut
out and glued in to place in the centre.  I glued a white die cut 
"happy birthday" just above....

The black silk ribbon I used was one length off the red silk from the 

I hope you like what I have made & that you join in with our challenge

I would like to enter the following challenges:

The Male Room #41, Olympics/Sports