Category Archives: Ribbons

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month I decided to use a Christmas gift. The papers and embellishments were a secret Santa present from a crafty group. It was nice to use some coordinated bits to create these cards.

They are so bright and cheerful. Perfect for times like now I think!

So good to have a play with the bright and cheery papers.

Happy crafting!


Happy anniversary Mum and Dad

42 years of marriage is what my parents celebrated today… So I made this card. Unfortunately not managed to get the card to them yet… But as they know getting cards to people on time is not my strength… lockdown or no lockdown!

I kept it relatively simple. A piece of Art by Marlene paper that I stamped the Clarity stamps wired heart all over, and then edged.

Then I stamped and embossed with pearl powder the heart onto white and cut it out.

I added a strip of lime ribbon and stamped the sentiment onto the card blank. I then grabbed some sequins and added those as the finishing touch!

Simple but a lovely modern anniversary card for my mum and dad.

Happy crafting!


Scrap my stash ATC

A while ago I joined in a fun swap where I sent some scraps to one person to make an ATC from it and they did the same. Here is the stash I got to play with…

What a wonderful lot of goodies!

I made the following ATC using the papers and some of the ribbons.

The only addition I made was the lime silk I added to the button.

I love how this turned out.

And loads of stash leftover… so of course I made something else which I will share on another day!

I also love the ATC I got from my stash from Heidi.

Happy crafting!


Joy Christmas ornament

I did find another picture in my phone of a project I didn’t blog about… the Christmas ornament I made for the advent swap Christmas day recipient!

I painted the wooden heart ornament with fresco finish paints in lilac and pale blue colours and then stamped the snowflakes using both paints and embossing powder to give different textures.

I then die cut the sentiment and the holly sprigs to add a cute embellishment onto the front.

I finished the ornament off with glitter glue dots and ribbon and twine.

Happy crafting!


Cards for my parents… pt 7

This week for the “male” themed challenge of making cards for my parents stash I have an overload of stamping for the background and a sweet little picture for the focal image.

The paper I used to frame it is a scrap from the one I used last week to make the paper pieced card. I also added some string to finish off the card.

Not bad for a card using some cheap stamps I bought a while ago.

Happy crafting!


Ribbons and buttons postcard

The theme of the postcard swap for January is bows and buttons although I interpreted it as ribbons and buttons and made this scene using ribbons and a button and lots of messy sewing.

I started by gathering ribbons and adding them to a postcard to create the scene. Then I set to with the sewing machine.

Admittedly the sewing machine drove me mad as there were many many issues and the machine was determined to make me throw it out. But I kept going and was happy with the end result.

I added the ribbon flowers and the button sun using glue and then adhered the whole panel to a postcard base.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: upcycle

Yes I am also lucky enough to stay with the CHNC design team this year and the plan is to get at least 52 cards done as part of the challenge!

Hazel’s first challenge is to upcycle something or use something old.

Well I used a scrap of ribbon off crackers at my cousins Christmas get together and a coin I received in a swap (I actually received two so hence me using one!). Thanks and credit for the coin go to Heidi Green.

The papers are ones from a gift I got in the advent twinchies swap so it was good to get started on that stash pile too!

Hope you like my card.

Happy crafting!


Stamped tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

I created a wintery tag for this month’s swap…

I added bookprint to the tag, then some stencilling using white acrylic paint. I also added more stencilling using texture paste. This created a nice resist for the shimmer watercolour paint I added.

Then I added stamping using both distress inks and archival. Next more stamping using versamark and embossing powder to add even more texture to the background and also for the focal image which I stamped onto white card and cut out.

I love the wintery feel of this tag. For the finishing touch I added the ribbon and twine by stapling it with coloured staples.

I also defined the edges with darker ink to give it more depth.

Happy crafting!


Autumnal tag

Whilst I was making the coins I shared with you yesterday I also made a tag using all the same techniques, inks and stamps.

Absolutely love those gilding flakes and the gorgeous sari ribbon.

I made this for the UK Stampers Forum swap this month so hope the recipient likes it as much as me!

Happy crafting!