Thursday, 9 October 2014

Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

Oh dear! Spring break is really messing with my mojo! Love my kiddos and it's awesome hanging out, but there's no time for anything but them really when they're off school and Playcentre. So here I am after the starting gun, with my 'Anything with a Ribbon' make for our latest Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. My teamies really are the best. Their cards were up and looking gorgeous when I checked this morning, so do swing on by the challenge blog and leave them a little love. 

We are super stoked to be sponsored by The Ribbon Girl for this challenge. So it's fitting that Wendy chose the theme 'Anything with a Ribbon' for this challenge. The lucky winner will receive a generous ten pounds to spend at The Ribbon Girl. Who wouldn't love that?!!


I made this card with the gorgeous Lili of the Valley 'All Our Dreams' stamp, which comes with a sweet sentiment. I also have another gorgeous baby stamp from Lili of the Valley and on this occasion used the sweet matching sentiment from that set. I've coloured the image with my fabulous Promarkers as always and added some touches of Stickles here and there around the image for a touch of magic. I utterly adore this enchanting baby stamp and I use it often for newborn cards. I do have other gorgeous ones, but this is definitely my 'go to' stamp.

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I used a very pretty paper for my make from the Fairy Belle collection designed by Jodie Lee for Prima Marketing. These papers are enchanting and I just loved the dark plum shades in this paper. Not colours I would go for first for a baby card, warm deep Autumn shades, but having had a bit of a disaster with my colouring, I chose to colour over my initial baby suit colour with a deeper plum shade, so when I was hunting through my paper stack to find a good fit, this jumped out as a good option and man am I pleased I went with that instinct. I LOVE how the paper worked with this card.  

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Wendy's fabulous theme is all about the ribbons for this challenge. So my sweet baby make has been finished with a lush plum coloured bow using my favourite ever ribbon tie, which as you know (repeat after me) is Jak Heath's Double Bow! I LOVE this ribbon tie, particularly for organza ribbon, it just looks so fabulous and makes the bow that bit more lush and special than an ordinary single bow. Thank you Jak, if only you knew how many times I've used your fabulous tutorial!

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I don't always decorate the insides of my cards, but this was a special make so I went the extra mile. So here's a peek at the inside, which I've decorated with the same divine paper and a square cut the with the same fabulous stitched edge die as I've used on the image. The die is from the stitched edge collection from Lil' Inkers. Which I found thanks to my lovely crafty pal Elaine, who uses these dies occasionally on her divine cards. I've drawn so much inspiration from her gorgeous crafty style, so pop on over for a peek. She's amazing!

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Well that's it folks. I hope you've enjoyed having a looksy at my Fab 'n' Funky DT card today and I hope you'll head on over to the challenge blog and join in with us. It's a fabulously easy challenge this time, ribbons, ribbons, ribbons, so plenty of scope! Until next time, have a fabulous week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries: 
Allsorts Challenge: #279 ~ Autumn
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Autumn
Lili of the Valley Challenge: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #114 ~ Autumn/Fall
Pile It On Challenges: #40 ~ The Colours of Autumn
Scribble & Scrap Crafts Challenge: #28 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies: October ~ Use Only One Designer Paper
Sweet Stampin' Challenges: October ~ Warm Autumn Colours
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #76 ~ Anything Goes in October
The Ribbon Girl: October Card Challenge ~ Glitz & Dazzle (glitter dazzle around image)

Update: A joyous coincidence! I just discovered that I won a lovely prize from the Ribbon Girl who were our sponsors in this challenge!! They were also sponsoring Crafty Little Fairies and I won that prize in their challenge. Woohoo! 

23 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Wends. Your colouring of the sweet image is fabulous, I love the sentiment and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

brenda said...

A beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

debby4000 said...

Such an adorable, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Wendy.
This is a gorgeous card, I've always loved that image and you have coloured it beautifully to match the ribbon. Beautiful paper choice and love the decorated inside too.
Lorraine

Marianne's Craftroom said...

One of my fave baby stamps. Gorgeou colours and layout

Dawn Turley said...

what an adorable stamp Wendy. Your choice of PP is stunning and every thing looks stunning together.

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Wends, LOVE your double bow...must try this :)
Hugs
Wendy xx

Lexie said...

Beautiful and so cute. Fab card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

I have a blog candy with a £50 Scribble and Scrap Crafts voucher to win if you are interested.
http://lexiesblogstardate.blogspot.co.uk

Pat said...

Beautiful Wends, love the gorgeous image and that fabulous bow.

Pat xx

Wendy L said...

This is a really fab 'autumn' card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxxx

Ciska said...

Gorgeous baby card, great use of ribbon! It's not that I don't like ribbon full stop, just can't seem to make it work. Your bow is gorgeous though:)

MagsB said...

Oh Wendy, this is such an adorable baby card! IThe LotV baby is so cute, and your soft colours are lovely. The bow is just lush!!! Fabulous!

Also, I know what you mean about school breaks, my nice routine always went out of the window as soon as the kiddies were off school! I hope you get some peaceful time to yourself!!

love Mags B x

Cass said...

Fab card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Pat K said...

Simply gorgeous baby card Wendy...love that image and the colours you've chosen. hugs, Pat K xx

Ginny said...

another gorgeous card :)

thanks for the wonderful comment on my post. The folder is s Cuttlebug Cricut companions. One of the ones out of the Mini Monsters set :)

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Wends. An image I don't have.....mmmm...... do I need it?!

Susan xx

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Fabulous in every way!! Hugs Pops x x x

Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful card! Love that stamp! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

coops said...

simply stunning wendy.gorgeous pretty paper and colours and i love the adorable baby image ;D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

I don't blame you for choosing this image as your go to baby stamp. It's so wonderfully sweet and your design really showcases it. Absolutely precious Wendy. Hugs!

Chrissy said...

An adorable CAS card Wendy..love this sweet image and the bow is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Crafty Little Fairies

Luv CHRISSYxx

thecraftycavalier said...

So stunning. Beautiful paper and fabulous image - it's one of my favourite stamps. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies, Jayne x

Erica said...

What a wonderful, sweet card, Wendy!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge!

Good Luck

Hugs

Erica x

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