Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ribbon Girl giveaway …and the some of my favourite things!

Morning everyone, hope you’re all ok
I’ve had a busy weekend, Jess has gone back to Doncaster to start her course again so fingers crossed that her knee has fully healed
She’s going to have to be careful but she was excited and I’ll miss her, she’ll be back home in August which seems such a long time away
My son Joe came home with his tongue pierced after we’d told him he couldn’t have it done, he seems to think now he’s 16 he can do what he likes and is giving us more than a few headaches at the moment. He finishes school on Friday and can’t wait to leave, he will be on what they now call ‘stand down’ and just go back in for exams and revision. He doesn’t seem to be doing much work at home, I remember ‘swotting’ for hours when I did my O levels (showing my age there!) but he can’t wait to leave. He’s never liked school so I’m just really hoping once he gets to college doing something he enjoys that he’ll buck his ideas up
Before my card I have news of another fabulous Ribbon Girl giveaway


Mary and Andrea are introducing a brilliant new product to their already very extensive catalogue, a new range of 100% hemp twine in beautiful colours and in 2 different weights
Hemp is a pure, natural eco-friendly alternative to synthetic products. The winner will get one roll of 20lb hemp cord in dusky pink, one card of 10lb weight cord in vintage colours and a packet of Vintage Pink Anemone flowers which are made from earth-friendly handmade paper produced from recycled cotton
All you have to do is mention this giveaway on your blog and link back to The Ribbon Girl - the lucky winner will be picked at random on Saturday 18th May. We will send the prize anywhere in the world.
The new hemp twine products can be found on the Ribbon Girl website here

The Papertake Weekly challenge this week is a fab one…
The Sound Of Music
I had to make my card in a bit of a rush but I wish I’d had more time because there are so many possibilities with this, I used one of the new Lili of the Valley art pads. This is pad number 6 Fairies, they are so good when you need a quick card and I thought this little fairy was perfect for…
‘girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes’
PTW 7 - Sound of music

PTW 7c
 PTW 7b
 PTW 7 a
 PTW 7

I used papers from one of my favourite Lili of the Valley pads, Bonnets and Bowties and a Spellbinders floral ovals die
The little flowers are Petaloo jewelled florettes and I sneaked on a couple of the new Impression Obsession heart stems that I had already cut, you can just about see them and I think this die is going to be very useful

The scrumptious crumpled seam binding was sent to me by a very lovely lady who has given me tips on scrunching my own, it’s lovely stuff but it’s so boring when it’s flat – I love this effect
Sorry there are so many pictures, I couldn’t get a good one showing how it folds, I will put a sentiment on the large area but ran out of time

That’s it from me, have a lovely day folks x


  1. Such a pretty card Anne, one of my faves of your and it does not look a rush job at all. I had to smile at your comment re your son. My son did the same at 16 when we were away on holiday. Yes at the time I was horrified but after a few months he just got fed up with it and I noticed one night he had taken it out. I never said a word but that was the last of it! He is now 24, has his own successful golf business and those rebellious teenage days seem a lifetime away. Just go with the flow...they turn out just fine! X

  2. Hi Anne, Can't believe this was a rush card! It's so pretty and love all the flowers, as they go so well with the backing paper. The image is very cute too. Sorry to hear your problems with your son. I was very lucky and didn't have such problems, as he was a football addict. Don't let him see that it annoys you. Just as Jane said, go with the flow. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Such a very pretty card, beautiful image and fabulous colouring. Yes, I think the scrunched up bow is gorgeous. You must say how you'd made it please. Have a great day, Kate x

  4. This is beautiful Anne. The image is so sweet and love how you have coloured her. Fab papers and design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Beautiful card Anne love this sweet little image she looks so happy
    jacqui x

  6. wonderful card Anne - will be singing that song all day now!!! Hope your son finds college a bit more interesting - it must be a worry for you. Big Hugs Rachel xx


  7. Amazing creation. We would love to see it, at Crafting By Designs, our current challenge is Remembering our Childhood and your project is perfect. We have three amazing prizes. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. Hugs,


  8. Oh don't worry, I was the same at that age (also had my tongue pierced and still have it) and I turned all right :))))) Your card is just gorgeous and just love the cute image. Hugs! Mojca

  9. Loving the look of the scrunchy bow, Anne....gorgeous colouring on the pretty image, too. Have to agree with what Jane (above) says....my lad was 16, just started music college, came home with a piercing just below his bottom lip....I was horrified and threatened to pull it out with tweezers...hahaa! He had taken it out by the next morning....he's now 25, married with 2 kiddles and owns his own music studio.....so hang on!

  10. Such a pretty card Anne, I love the layout and pretty papers! Haven't seen the new art pads yet, but this little fairy looks amazing!... I can empathize with you regarding your son.. having similar experiences with my granddaughter lol!! It skipped a generation as I didn't have much trouble with my two lol!!.. Everyone says it will come right eventually lol!!!

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