Sunday, 26 June 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 10 - Ribbon


Hope you are all well.... It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley. This time we'd like to see what you can do with RIBBON. We have a fab prize up for grabs from Crafty Ribbons.

I decided to be a little bit brave with this card and do some things which are a little different for me. I lost count of the number of times I'd decided this card was not going to work while I was making it but overall I think I'm quite happy with the results.....

Firstly, the colours.... I'm usually a nice calm pastel kind of girl so using these bright bold colours was a bit scarey for me:

The image is Phoebe and Olivia from Ladybug Crafts Ink and I've been longing for the chance to use it.....

Coloured as usual with my promarkers although I've used some of my more neglected, brighter colours. I added the sky with a little sponged blue ink. I'm afraid I don't know where the sentiment comes from - It's a freebie digi from back when I didn't keep proper records of where my digi's come from :-( Sorry!

I used lengths of red stitched ribbon across the back of my card and then added knotted ribbon to the corners. I then added a piece to my sentiment tag.

I needed another square to complete the recipe for the CRAFT challenge and really wanted a square red button, but alas, I didn't have one anywhere in my stash so I had to make my own! You don't want to know how long it took me to make this fiddley little thing! A square of red card embossed with red embossing powder (yummy - smells like cherries!) umpteen times until it was all shiny and glossy, taking care to poke the holes through with my pokey tool between each layer. Only to decide afterwards it really would have looked better if I'd rounded the corners!

Other things I used:
Papers - Crafts Too
Ribbon, gems and flowers from stash
Papermania embossing folder

CRAFT - Recipe: 1 tag, 2 circles, 3 rectangles/squares
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Summertime
Stamp Something - 4th July/Celebrate with red, white and blue
Secret Crafter - Embossing

Please pop over to Dream Valley to see all the amazing things the rest of the DT have made using ribbon. There always seems to be so much variety in what they make!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love 'n' hugs,


Dragonlady said...

Hi hun

What a gorgeous card, love the use of ribbon and the colours are fab. Why don't you enter it in the Die Cut Dreams challenge?

Hugs Ali x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Great card fab take on our recipe thanks for joining us at CRAFT.


Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Mel, this is gorgeous. You do brights so so well hun. Love your wonderful colouring and cute little button. Ooh! cherry emb. powder, I want some. :o)

Donna x

Sarpreet said...

such a gorgeous card, hope you are enjoying the sunshine

Liz, said...

Fabby, and what a great idea to make your own little button, hope you are well,

Liz x

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely - so bright and cheery! Jo x
I live in Quinton, so 'hello' to a fellow Brummie lass Jo x

Sally said...

Hi Mel, I'm a lover of pastels too & hardly ever use bright papers. This card is nice & summery, such a cute image & your button is great, well done.
Sally x

pinky said...

Ahh this is so so sweet. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

sharon said...

Great card, I love the colour scheme and what a cute handmade button. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Melly said...

Just gorjuss petal!
I so lovethe bright colours, they work so well! And that image is so sweet!
Hugs M xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

fantastic card mel.the image is fab and i love your bold colours and papers :D

xx coops xx

clare brown said...

stunning card hun, loving the bright colour combo. You might want to try glossy accents for your buttons.Hope you are well.

hugs Clare x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh fab creation Mel! LOVE the bright colour combo and your knotted ribbon, and so clever of you to make your own button!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous summery card. Love the image and the lovely bright colours.
Congratulations on your win on Sarpreets blog!
Diane :-) xx

Jennifer said...

Hi Mel. Really gorgeous bright card. Fab image too xx Jenny xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

SusieLou said...

Well, hun, the colour combo works perfectly! Great card! Susie x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Mel, gorgeous image and details.

Kerry said...

Your card is fantastic Mel and well done you for going outside your comfort zone! I think the square button is perfect :-D Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation hun, great take on my sketch! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

theCook said...

Cute cute cute! Thanks for playing in the Ladybug Crafts Ink red challenge!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mel,
This is lovely. What a sweet image you've used & your card looks fab. I love all the wonderful embellishment you've added too. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers & Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Tracy said...

Such a cute card Mel, thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy. x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card Mel! Love the image and your cute little button... does sound like it was a faff though lol! Lisa x

PS. Thanks for joining us at PFP and Stamp Something :o)

katia said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I loved your cards and colorful images.
kisses and a great summer
Kátia Torres

Livert said...

I love your card. Nice coloring.

Hugs Liv

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Mel, I think you did brilliantly with the bold colours, they are very eyecatching and work really well. You should step outside your comfort zone more often if this is what you make! CoB

Paddington fan said...

Aww, this is such a cute image and I love the colours you've used too. The handmade button is the perfect finishing touch too! Great interpretation of our sketch challenge! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT and good luck, love Jacky x

Jennie said...

Its so beautiful Mel! Your bright colours look awesome! And I really love your square 'button' that is such an awesome idea, i must think of doing that sometime!

You should do more bright colours its lovely :D xx

Lin said...

Mel you so have gotten the vibrant colours off to a tee! Gorgeous. Your button was well worth the effort you put in too as it really finishes off the sentiment a treat.

Lin xx

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jack said...

Brilliant card, love the bright colours, you've certainly nailed them. And that button is just perfect - fancy going to all the trouble of making one!!! xx

Sue said...

Aww really sweet card! love the image and it's coloured beautifully! Great design - nice and summery!!

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty, Love the bright colours
Hugs Julie P

Ana Márquez said...

Your card and blog are lovely :-)