Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wednesday 30th March Inspirational Blog post for CR

Hiya peeps

A happy Wednesday to you

This is the main post of todays Inspirational Blog post




Monday, 28 March 2016

Your last day to enter the Easter Parade Blog Hop & Yesterdays Inspirational Blog Post

Hiya peeps and a Happy Easter to you!!

Here is yesterday's Inspirational Blog post by me, Marg ..

And as it is Easter Sunday I went with a child's Easter bonnet 
brought from a well known discount book/childrens art store
and also the little chicks were from the same store.

All the ribbons & the button used are from Crafty Ribbons 

Your last day to enter....

EASTER PARADE EVENT on over this weekend... 
As we have 12 people on our Design Team (DT) you will find 4 DT creations
on each of the 3 days, Easter SaturdayEaster Sunday & Easter Monday.
You can back link to the previous days too. The object? Besides the 4 blog hops each day is to find the Easter Egg hidden on one of each of the 4 DT blogs. 
Some maybe easy to find, some a little bit harder. 

(Please scroll down for more photos)

The button is available from this selection pack:

The ribbons I used are:

This design comes only in Sheer ribbon. 
25mm sheer printed on one side only, but as it is sheer ribbon you can see the design on both sides. Available in 1.5mtr bags of one colour or 10mtr rolls.

All of the rest that I used are Exclusive to Crafty Ribbons:

25mm grosgrain printed with 8 pansy images.  Printed on one side only

25mm grosgrain printed with 4 butterfly images.  Printed on one side only
The butterflies are: 
Large White – Pieris brassicae
Peacock – Inachis io
Meadow Brown – Maniola jurtina
Peleides Blue Morpho - Morpho peleides – Central and South Americas
Ribbon designed by Laura Rumble

9mm Grosgrain ribbon printed with ladybirds on one side only.
Three colours - Pink, Blue and White, 1mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

40mm white Grosgrain ribbon printed with Tulip Messages on one side only.
The messages are: With Love, Thinking of You, Best Wishes & Happy Birthday.
1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Summer Festival ribbons - 15mm Grass Ribbon
Printed on 15mm grosgrain on one side only
Grass! A simple line of grass in 1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Summer Festival ribbons - 25mm Flower Meadow Ribbon
Printed on 25mm grosgrain on one side only
Flower meadow in full bloom available in 1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Marg's Easter Blog Hop for Crafty Ribbons

Hiya peeps

Yeah!!!  Welcome to my blog and if you came from 
LEAH's BLOG you are in the right place. If not, 
you need to start there, follow the links below in 
that order to qualify.

To take part in our EASTER PARADE
you will need to visit our DT members' blogs and leave a comment on the DT creations which they have made for the parade  
There is also an egg sitting on a few of the girls blogs which you will 
need to take note of and then link up on that days post. 
and tell us on whose blog you found the egg.
if you take part every day and linkup  with the correct name  
on each day you have extra chances of winning in the random 
draw from all three days.
if you only want to join in one day thats fine too!!

SUNDAY's links
now back to CRAFTY RIBBONS  to add your link

For the card below I used an A4 pink card scored to form the A5 portrait card base, 
coloured the beautiful Izzys Spring Stroll digi from Di;s Digi Stamps. After using 
15mm Sheer Ribbon in Shocking Pink vertically twice and then topping with

Im not going to bore you with all the details about how I made/using 
what stash as its more important for you to carry along with the blog hop.
If, by any chance, you do want to know more about the card, please leave me 
a comment with your email address and I will reply with full details for you.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Crafty Ribbons where the theme is Green. My DT card for March.

Hiya peeps

Another card from me but this time for Crafty Ribbons
where the theme this month is: Green

This 8 x 8 inch card was made using a topper from Hunkydory, a kit that 
Ive had for a couple of years I think, so unfortunately I dont remember 
the collections name, also the sentiment topper is from the same collection.
55I topped it on a Spellbinders Decorative Grand Circles
paper die cut & below that is an old paper doily, cut down slightly to fit 
the base card. The majority of the paper/mulberry flowers are from
Prima Marketing. The ribbon I have used along the width of the card, is
and is my favourite ribbon from the whole website at the moment. It cheers
me up no end and is very peaceful to look at. 
Everything else on this card is from my own stash.

I hope you like this card that I love!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Midway Reminder for Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog

Hiya peeps,

I would like to show you a card that was made for the midway reminder 
post over at Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog., to use 3 different ribbons.
This is a card using a pre-coloured topper that I found in my stash,
and is created by Helz Cuppleditch whom I adore as her work is quite
varied but still cute.  I topped the cute dog, called Pepper, on a die cut piece of Papermania 6x6 paper using a Spellbinders die. I used a piece 
of A4 linen effect card from Papermill Direct in Cumbria as their
standard is very high & such an excellent choice of colours, weights
and smooth & embossing of such cardstock.
I chose 3 different shades of blue for the background topper on
a watercolour effect flower filled backing paper from
Making Cards magazine. Using them all together makes
such a difference to the whole effect. The theme of the
Challenge this month is to use 3 different types/colours/designs
of ribbon and thats what I have done on this beautiful card. I first
used the Patchwork Rose Ribbons - Happy Birthday, cutting it to
form 2 different sized banners "falling down the card".
across the card in a diagonal way gently coming towards each other 
at the bottom of the card. I then glued a double bow using the 
2 thinner ribbons to just below the pic adding 3 decorative hat pins with white pearl teardrop ends on them.

I believe I have created a spectacular card, I am that pleased with the way its turned out

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A Gypsy Flower lady for Not Just Cards

Hiya peeps

Yet another card!! lol
This time it is for the March Challenge over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
where its always Anything Goes!!
This beautiful lady is called Gypsy Flower by Moonflower and is a wonderful digi 
stamp priced at just £2.50 which in todays prices is quite reasonable.
I found a ready made card in my stash and knew that it would do perfectly.
I covered that card with a free backing paper in a lovely shade of blue with a small row of flowers along the bottom of the page, trimming round as close 
to the edge of the card base as I could. I then added 2 gorgeous paper 
doilies from papermania in a soft dusky pink & soft beige/light tan. 
After colouring the Gypsy Flower in using my Harmony alco marker pens, and a touch of Sakura Glitter pens on some parts of her hair & face.
she was glued flat on to the doilies. I added some small sized faux gems to the top & bottom of the doilies and then added some gorgeous silky white lace from my own stash at matching odd angles on the card to finish off the card.
I dont believe the image requires a sentiment as it could be used for anything
including a notelet, get well, birthday, thinking of you or sorry to name a few.

I hope you like the card as much as I do.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

My 2nd card for Quirky Crafts Masculine with ribbon or twine challenge

 Hiya peeps,

This time the digi I have used is from Bugaboo and called Video Game Guy.
I love this image as it  reminds me of both of my grandsons, but mainly the eldest 
one as he sits in a chair to play but the youngest one sits on the floor.

Right, back to the card in making. The digi, is amazing for any playstation or xbox lads birthday cards. I staged it on my card to be in his bedroom on the console, 
with peanuts and a drink on the floor. 
The burgundy lace is from Crafty Ribbons & is a viscose lace
Everything else on the card is from my own stash,inc the base card 
from Papermill Direct. The piece of contrasting paper in blue with 
white circles is supposed to be a piece of art or framed piece of wallpaper 
& to jazz the room up I added a silver card die cut "J" for Jamie, 
my eldest grandson, for his 16th Birthday in July.

I hope you like this card!! 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Quirky Crafts Challenge, Masculine with ribbon or twine, March 2016

Hiya peeps,

Just a quick post for you to get me back into blogging after being m.i.a. for a couple of weeks due to a really bad chest infection. Im only just getting my strength back up to normal after the episode of coughing so much that it hurt!!

The card Im showing you today is for the Quirky Crafts Challenge blog and their theme this week is Quirky Masculine with ribbon or twine.

We also have a DT call going on which, to my thinking is that we only need one more member but I suppose Carol (our beloved team leader) might choose more. Get your applications in asap and have some fun with us while being rewarded.

The image that I was very kindly supplied with to use is from SLS Lines & is called Whimsical Pirate and a skull treasure island map that I downloaded from Google search but only for images that allow the picture to be reused (due to copyright issues);
He sort of reminds me of Captain Pugwash from the TV series that I used to watch in the 1970's (yes I was at high school but it was on tv when I got home from school & it as so funny).
(Captain Pugwash is a fictional pirate in a series of British children's comic strips and books created by John Ryan. The character's adventures were adapted into a TV series, using cardboard cut-outs filmed in live-action (the first series was performed and broadcast live), also called Captain Pugwash, first shown on the BBC in 1957, a later colour series, first shown in 1974–75, and a traditional animation series, The Adventures of Captain Pugwash, first aired in 1998)

I am entering this card into the following challenge(s)

SLS Lines Challenge theme is:   Inspired by a movie/book/song (Captain Pugwash on tv & made into children's books with a theme song to the programme too).