Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ribbon Girl colour challenge …



Good morning everybody and thanks for stopping by

I hope you’re enjoying the weekend so far, the sun is still shining here so fingers crossed it will stay around for a bit longer

We had a ride to the Coast yesterday as my Brother is staying there for a few days. We took the dogs for a walk and then actually managed to BBQ although it was getting a bit chilly by the time we were ready to eat! Still a bit early in the year for eating outside I think.

My Brother has 2 border collies that can run all day, we don’t often let Manny have a really good run because it’s not good for his legs but he has such a lovely time on the beach that I didn’t have the heart to keep him on his lead while they were having fun. He tries to keep up with them though and bless him, he was hobbling last night because his legs were aching and then I felt really guilty…





You can see how his little legs are all bent and his feet are turning out, I liken it to before I had my hip replacement in that it’s probably more a nagging ache rather than pain, he doesn’t seem like he’s in pain and I would never allow that  …he’s such a happy little dog and not a minute’s bother …unlike my 2 children at the moment!




Onto todays card and it’s time for another colour challenge at The Ribbon Girl Blog

This month we want you to create a project using the colours 'cream or ivory' and as usual there are some fab prizes up for grabs for the lucky winner


There’s a lovely inspiration picture for you…






and here’s my card…



April - Ivory




I used one of my Magnolia stamps and also Magnolia papers. I’ve had these a while and they were a perfect Ivory for the colour challenge

The lovely corner is a Spellbinders die from the botanical swirls and accents set. I inked the edges and then added a few pearls. Again this is a die I’ve had for a while and not used, I’m trying to go through my stash and not stick to the same things every time

The leaves are Noor design dies and the tag is made with an alphabet stamp from Paper Artsy. I distressed the edges of the paper and went round with distress stickles in Antique Linen which was the same colour that I used to ink the papers


Here’s the rest of the lovely goodies I used, all available of course from The Ribbon Girl

Kort and Godt rolled paper roses

Seam binding

Hat Pins

Velvet lace ribbon

Flatback pearls




I hope you like it, apologies to Mary and Andrea as I was late getting the card submitted. I was so mad with myself because I had it ready in plenty of time and then went swanning off for the day yesterday and completely forgot about it so it may not appear with the DT inspiration. As always the girls have made some beautiful samples so do make sure you take a look






I’m hoping to get some crafting done myself today, I’ve just been ironing for 3 hours so am ready for a bit of me time!

See you soon, enjoy the rest of the weekend





  1. Aw Manny is so lovely, glad you all had a great day at the beach, It's about time we had some good weather.

    Card is beautiful, lovely colours os course, have a good day, kate x

  2. Manny is so gorgeous! It sounds like you all had a fab time at the beach. Such a lovely card - beautiful in fact! xx

  3. Oh you have such a cute little dog. I would so love to have a pet, but my boyfriend doesn't allow pets ... well not in over small apartment. He always says well if we had a hose things would be different ... :) Well I just had to accept it I guess, but I didn't gave up yet :)))))))) Your card is lovely and the photo inspirations is so gorgeous, I just have to make a card in this soft colours!!! Hugs! MOjca

  4. Gorgeous card Anne. I love the sweet image and the soft colours and embellishments are so beautiful.

    I hope you get your 'me' time after all that ironing!

    Sue xx

  5. What an exquisite card! The die-cut corner is magnificent!

    love Mags B x

  6. Gorgeous card Anne. The image looks fab and I love the colour scheme and pretty embellies.
    I hope you got your 'you time'!
    Lorraine x

  7. fabulous card Anne, love the soft vintage feel to it as well. And a gorgeous pic of Manny, bless him - and he certainly looks like he enjoys the beach!
    Kim x

  8. This is lovely Anne, I love the vintage colours. As for Manny, if that tail's anything to go by he's had a great time!

  9. Hi Anne,this is such a lovely card,the colours are beautiful and what a lovely image.Love the pic of Manny he is adorable,he looks like he has had lots of fun.Jacqueline S

  10. stunning card Anne - and your Manny looks so adorable xx

  11. A gorgeous card Anne, Manny looks like he's a fab day bless him
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  12. Hi Anne, Stunning card, love the way the red roses pop right out of the card. Gorgeous soft background. You little dog looks happy enough. I understand how his legs must feel!! Blesss him, he has such a cute face. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  13. Love your card honey, The creams are lovely. Your poor doggie looks so eager, I guess he is excited by the others and having too much fun to feel tired until later when it catches up on him! Hope he slept it all off ok!


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