Sunday, 15 September 2013

It’s Autumn …and a new Ribbon Girl challenge





Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re having a good weekend

I went to the Harrogate flower show yesterday, crikey it doesn’t seem like 2 minutes since I was telling you that I’d been to the Spring show and here we are at Autumn already!

The shows are very different, I like the Autumn one because I love to see the giant vegetables

There was a marrow that weighed 119 lbs …



…he wasn’t there showing it off I’m a bit sorry to say!


The leeks, onions, carrots etc are unbelievable …as are the flowers. I can remember my Grandad growing Dahlias and we were under threat of punishment by death if we dared venture into that part of the garden as kids. These growers take this so seriously and apparently have to sleep with their flowers and vegetables for fear of sabotage from other competitors. The flowers are nothing short of SPECTACULAR and we spent hours looking at the Dahlias and Chrysthemums



The weather has definitely turned now, it’s horrible today and we’ve had the fire on the past couple of nights. I don’t think you begrudge the arrival of the bad weather so much if you’d had a nice Summer and it’s been nice to snuggle down and watch a film with the fire burning away. Manny of course gets the best spot right at the front and nothing will move him until it’s bedtime!




Time for the September Colour Challenge at The Ribbon Girl today, this month it’s 'Peach/Orange' and here’s a lovely picture for inspiration…




There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs;  a £10 voucher from Lili Of The Valley and  a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl





I had a bit of a shock when I came to look through my paper collection (which has to be said is considerable!) …there was no peach or orange in sight!

It’s not a colour I use very often and I ended up taking this colour scheme from just about the only suitable sheet of paper I had. They are not two colours I would ever have put together normally


September - Peach x



I used a Magnolia stamp for my card for a change and the papers are from a My Minds Eye pad.I found a few sheets of matching Core’dinations card which I used for matting and layer, the border strip and the tag



September - Peach xx



The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley, it’s on the useful Simply Sophisticated set and I’ve cut it out with a Noor stitched tab die

The heart tag and scalloped border are both DooHicky dies



September - Peach



The rest of the gorgeous goodies are of course from The Ribbon girl;


Peaches and cream self adhesive pearls

Pearl flourishes

Kort and Godt rolled paper roses

Kort & Godt chrysanth

Peach tulle

American seam binding

Button twine

Ivory lace with pearl trim

Flower charm


Liquid Pearls





Hope you like it!


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday folks




  1. Hi Anne, what an interesting post to read...gardeners really do take all this growing veg thing seriously. Cold and windy today here too but what a lovely warm creation to feast over. You've done fab with the colours used,super message and gorgeous stamp! Ruby x

  2. That would feed a small army! lol. Would be great to see them in person though... Must go next year.

    I had similar problems with not having any orange paper. So I actually went out of my way to find and buy a paper pad with orange in it. I've yet to use a single sheet! *rolls eyes at self* I'm sure I'll use some soon for something halloween themed...

    Your card is gorgeous and I love the charm and the seam binding (I recently fell in love with seam binding. Fantastic stuff!). Such a cute image too! x

  3. Gorgeous card, Anne! I love the colors and all the beautiful embellishments! Sweet image!

  4. WOW!! That photo certainly caught my eye!
    We had our local town show here yesterday, it's always great fun and my hubby and children enter the scarecrow competition every year, they were so chuffed to win this year!
    Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image, I love the colours and beautiful embellishments too.
    I hope you have a good evening
    Sue xx

  5. Your card is lovely Anne, those colours go very well together - glad you enjoyed the flower show! It's cold wet and windy up here too - perfect crafting weather! have a nice week, hugs Mary x

  6. Oh what a beautiful, adorable card.

  7. The colours on your card are beautifully put together, I love all the lace and extra little embellishments too.
    Chris X

  8. Oh it is so lovely Anne. Just love the cute Tilda and the gorgeous colouros. Hugs! Mojca

  9. This is a lovely colour challenge. For someone who's not keen on orange as a colour, I really like orange flowers.
    Wow, fab photo too!! Who knew a marrow could grow so big! It's a bit different to my veggies! LOL

  10. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the image and the design, embellies and colours are beautiful.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. Isn't it funny how orange isn't a big favourite with most people and it looks so lovely! I love how you have teamed it up with the bluey green, it looks fabulous!!
    Sounds like you had a great time at the show, must try and get there next year:)..
    Marjorie xx

  12. Gorgeous card Anne and I loved reading about the flower show :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. Gorgeous card Anne and I loved reading about the flower show :-)

    Lols x x x


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