Monday, 5 May 2008

Challenge 13: Ribbons

Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who took part last week. This week's challenge is 'Ribbons'. This week the design team were given some brilliant products to try out from Crafty Individuals
.You can make what ever you want, A Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered art. The design team have made some examples below. Please leave us a link to your blog in the comments section.

If you don't have a blog email your work to:

Congratulations to: Paylin, Orangdaisy, Richelle, ann and Isa you have won last week's prize, Please email us your details.

In this week's Prize draw, supplied by Craftaway we have a Spring Floral Tapestry Stamp Set. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge will be entered and 1 lucky name will be picked out of a hat.

Good luck. We will announce the winner next week!

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


Gothic Arch
I sprayed the background with Gold and Autumn Leaves Glimmer Mists, then tore a couple of pieces of Crafty Individuals papers and stuck to the edges. I stamped foliage around the edges, and put a Crafty Individuals bird image on the arch, and stamped a saying and attached that with brads. I finished off with some ribbon, prima and dragonfly brad.

I stamped the Crafty Individuals 196 stamp with white brilliance ink on to black card. I cut around the image leaving a small border and mounted this on to white card. I cut a strip of black card and embossed the script with a CB folder, then wiped white brilliance ink over the embossed area. I folder over the top edge and set 2 eyelet's then threaded white ribbon through and tied a bow, I tore the bottom edge and using a little water rolled up the rough edge. I embossed a border using a score board around the edge of a white base card and mounted the black strip centrally, then using 3d foam placed the stamped image on top.


I started by stamping the Crafty Individuals bird stamp with brown versafine. Then I restamped the image and embossed it - I then cut the frame. I then coloured the leaves in with watercolour pencils. Glossy accents were added to the bird. The bird was then matted onto holographic silver card. The background paper is from the english paper company - siesta mocha. I finished the card off with brown ribbon passed through a large brad and gold gems. The little flower at the corner of the frame is cut using a punch.

For this week's ribbon challenge I used the ribbon to create a hanger (or plaque) for my crafting space. I created a collage on a square card blank using Crafty Individuals papers, images and acetate, and stamped and decoupaged with a Crafty Individuals butterfly stamp. I added flowers, brads, wire, ribbon and eyelets, then attached chipboard letters to the bottom using eyelet holes and craft wire. I then threaded ribbon through the eyelet holes at the top to create my plaque to hang in my crafting space!

I cut out a heart shape and covered with some brown card stock embossed with my Cuttlebug - Swiss dots. I used Crafty Individuals paper, I used lots of sequins, beads, paper flowers, black & green ribbons and buttons. I used my Paperartys swirls and curls stamp. I used a Crafty Individuals image and cut out a frame for it. I distressed the edges with Vintage photo distress ink and finished off by printing out the words 'precious memories' tearing the edges of the paper and distressing with ink.

This week the Design Team were given a little package of things from Crafty Individuals to play with. For my card I have airbrushed some orange colour on one side of the card and using the Crafty Individual background stamp that I received, I partially stamped the image on the left hand side of the card using black dye ink. I have mounted and layered three of the images along the bottom of the card and embellished with clear gems in a corner of each of the images. I added a 'Happy Birthday Greeting', some more clear gems and tied a nice bright orange satin ribbon across the top of the card.

Thanks to,
Isa, Jane, Rosie, Richelle
Ann W, Beth
Andrea, Anesha, Ann
Cynthia, Daisy, Sian, Denise
Sammee, OrangeDaisy, Rattytatty, Joanne, Sam, Nessy
Paylin, Ria, Tinkerbell
Susie B, Linda, Mardemoomika
Lulu, Den


Anonymous said...

Here is my entry for challenge. Thanks for looking

Andrea said...

you have some super examples ladies x

Sam said...

Have added my scrapbook layout, for this week's challenge to my blog. xx

Rosie said...

Your examples are beauuuuuuuuutiful ladies!! I'm a big CI fan and use their stuff a lot! But not today... here's my card:

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

great samples

here's mine

hugs jane x

Unknown said...

Fab examples - Greta challenge. Mine is here:-

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Lovely Theme ;) And beautifull creations.
You can find my card at

hugs Ria

Sian said...

Lovely examples and I love ribbons so I had a go at this challenge.

thanks for looking

Ann Whitfield said...

Great DT samples ladies. Here's my entry: said...

Stunnning design team examples.
I have added your challenge to my challenge to complete as many challenges in two days as possible. My 1st attempt is here

Richelle said...

Great work from the DT(as usual)!!!

here is mine.

Ribbon card

Thanks for looking...Richelle

Denise said...

Here's mine - some lovely entries this week x

Denise said...

Wonderful cards from all, here is my entry:-

daisy said...

I have altered a jigsaw piece for mine.


I hope you don't mind, but I have combined it with a few other challenges xx said...

I have completed this challenge again

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my entry for this week.
Thanks for having a look
Love Cynthia x

Beth said...

I had to double up on challenges I'm afraid, I didn't want to miss out altogether! Fab theme and DT examples! Here's my card. Thanks for looking!

tinkerbell said...

Thanks for a great challenge and the DT samples are gorgeous.

My very 1st scrapbook page is on my blog:

p.s. thanks for the ribbons that I recieved this week, they are lovely :)

Crafting Queen said...

Great projects ladies. Here is mine.

Lou Sims said...

Here's my card - and I have used ribbon - my fave embellishment I think.

Bubbles said...

Just added my card

Thank you for my prize ribbon!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Fantastic blog!!!
Really beautifully different!!

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

Here's mine, Ive used the ribbon I won in the Prize draw, Thank you again!

Susie xx

nessy said...

fantasic creations girls!!
my ATC can be found on my blog ~
thanks for looking!!
vanessa xx

Anne said...

Here's mine for this week x

orangedaisy said...

mine is on my blog
thanks for looking

paylin said...

Here's mine for this week and sorry for delay.

Wishing all the mother "Happy Mother's Day" and enjoy ur weekend.


Anonymous said...

Here is my card. Like last week, a real pleasure! Many thanks, iSa

Sam said...

Need to sort out my ribbon storage, I pulled out the piece I wanted and the rest slithered onto the floor!! Any ideas? My entry is on my blog.
Sam x

Andrea said...

here is my ribbons one i forgot to add it here