Tag Archive | ribbons

Spring shades

Hello lovely people,

Well, I don’t know if Spring is finally here to stay but we are all about the ‘Spring Shades’ over at Totally Gorjuss this week.  The new Spring Basics collection from Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts) is perfect for this theme and I had to buy pretty much every design in the collection as they were all just so beautiful!

Spring Ava

Spring Ava angle

I used several layers of pretty papers (I had so many to choose from!) all matted onto Kraft, then stitched and inked around the edges.  Here you can see the layers and the little ribbon loop under the button;

Spring Ava flat

I also decided to add to my collection of Saturated Canary images as I have loved these awesome digistamps by Krista for a long time but only have a couple.  I thought Ava with her balloon was a great match for the spring papers and I have coloured her with my Copics – I think I am slowly getting the hang of them but still have lots to learn.

Spring Ava cu

I would also like to enter this card in the Saturated Canary Challenge this week which has the theme of ‘Anything Goes.’

Please do head on over to Totally Gorjuss to see the beautiful creations from my teamies and if you enter our challenge then you might win a prize from our lovely sponsors, Crafters Companion.

Thanks for visiting,


Kat xx


Something old

Hello lovely people,

Oops, I was supposed to organise this post yesterday but was so ‘busy’ watching Comic Relief that I forgot!

So, here at last is my DT card for Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week is ‘Something Old’ so I challenged myself to use up some old stash.


I bought these sweet cupcake digistamps from Pink Petticoat ages ago but just haven’t got round to using them until now.  I have paper pieced the cupcake with Kraft and pink paper then added some Crystal Stickles to the sprinkles on top and used an old button from my stash as the cherry.

cupcake cu

Card recipe;

DP: First Edition Isabelle

Punched edge: Martha Stewart but can’t remember the name 😦

Ribbon/button: from stash

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

1) Bunny Zoe (girly)

2) Cute Card Thursday (anything goes)

3) ABC (just as you like)

Thanks for stopping by and do pop on over to Totally Gorjuss to see what the rest of the DT have created,



Pink polaroid

Hello lovely people,

Hopefully this post will appear as planned on the day I am due to return from my skiing holiday!   The theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘Anything goes with pink’ which is very easy for me 🙂  We are sponsored by J&C Creations so lots of goodies to choose from if you win!

I have seen a few cards using stamped images cut down to look like a polaroid photo and was inspired to have a go myself.  Mine looks less like a proper polaroid because of the black border but I just thought it looked good!

drinkies polaroid v1

drinkies polaroid v2

The image is Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Victoria and Juliette’s night out and I have cropped the bottom off and coloured it with Promarkers/FlexMarkers.  Here come the girls…

drinkies polaroid cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics

Ribbon: from stash

Edge punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot

Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Don’t forget to check out all the lovely pinkness from the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT and thanks for stopping by,




Hello lovely people,

I am writing this whilst sat on the floor of the lounge as my other half is not enjoying a day off like me and is working hard at the desk. Unfortunately that also means he is using our one and only mouse so I have the pleasure of blogging using only the trackpad – oh joy!  Yes, I know we should just buy another mouse!

I can’t complain too much though as I have a day off to craft 🙂  It is possible this will be the last Christmas card I make this year and I have used a sweet LOTV stamp, perfect for my brother who enjoys skiing.

skiing boy

I have coloured the image with ProMarkers and inked all the elements with TH Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.

skiing boy cu

Card recipe;

DP: Maja designs (It’s Christmas time)

Label shapes / snowflakes: cut with Cricut

Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments (cut out with Nestie circle die)

Lace: Vintage Cluny 18mm from The Ribbon Girl

Ribbon: from stash

Scalloped edge: Magnolia Doohickey die – Tilda lace

Pearls: Kaisercraft

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

1) Totally Gorjuss (snow)

2) The Ribbon Girl (ho ho ho – christmas)

3) I Love ProMarkers (one for the boys)

4) Simon Says Stamp (what’s your favourite? – my Cricut and LOTV stamps!)

5) Cupcake Craft (Christmas)

6) Sweet Stampin’ (dies/punches)

Well, I may have done all my Christmas cards but I haven’t started on my tags so I’d better get on with it…

Thanks for stopping by,



Oh so girly!

Evening peeps!

I made this card during my recent mojo-free period and am still not sure if I like it.  Maybe it is just that I don’t use these colours very often so am not used to seeing them!  I do love the stamp from LOTV though, which I have coloured with my ProMarkers 🙂

Card recipe;

DP: really old bit – ?DCWV

Seam binding/pearls: from Wild Orchid Crafts

Lace: from The Ribbon Girl

Flowers: Prima Country Elegance

Sentiment: Art Stamps ‘all year round’ set (cut into circle with a Nestie)

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

1) Lili’s Little Fairies (Oh so girly)

2) Stamptacular (Let’s hear it for the girls)

Thanks for stopping by,




Kissy Kissy

Hey everyone!

Well, the rubbish weather continues but I have still managed to have a lovely day with family today.  Now my gorgeous little nephews and their parents have gone home and it is suddenly a lot quieter here I thought I would share a wedding card with you.  It was a great design for using up a few scraps of DP along with some Bazzill card.  I absolutely love this digi stamp from The Greeting Farm which I have coloured with ProMarkers.

Card recipe;

DP: Bo Bunny Welcome Home

Swirls: Marianne Design Die

Lettering and label shapes: cut with Cricut (Lyrical Letters cartridge)

Flower: Prima Country Elegance

Lace/pearl: Wild Orchid Crafts

Ribbon: from stash

I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

1) TGF Farm Fresh Friday (ribbon)

2) Wild Orchid Crafts (anything goes)

3) Papertake Weekly (bingo – ribbon, free (pearls) and blooms)

Thanks for looking and for your kind comments,



Pretty in pink

Hello all,

I made this dinky little card (only 9 x 11.5cm) for the Truly Scrumptious challenge of ‘pretty in pink.’

I sewed a line of running stitch down one side of lengths of grosgrain ribbon and seam binding and pulled them tight to create the ‘flower’ layers then added a pearl brad in the centre and mounted it on a scalloped circle.  The swirls of gems were created from hand with individual gems and yes, it took quite a while to do!

Here is a close up of the embellishment;

Card recipe;

DPs: MME (Lost & Found: Madison Avenue)

Edge punch: Martha Stewart doily lace

Sentiment: Big Sentiments by Personal Impressions

Seam binding/pearl brad: Wild Orchid Crafts

Lace/grosgrain ribbon/gems: from stash

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments,