Sunday, 10 May 2015

I’m back with a Ribbon Girl challenge…



Hello lovely crafty friends!

I keep saying I’m back and then it never quite happens lol. I took a break from blogging and it’s been really hard to get back into it, when I come on the computer I have a limited amount of time (like everyone) and that time has been taken up by Pinterest lately – I love it!

But, I’ve missed seeing all your lovely work and hearing your news so I’m going to really make an effort to come back to the blogs and catch up with everyone. My lovely friends Mary and Andrea at the Ribbon Girl kindly welcomed me back to the team so I’m going to enjoy using some gorgeousness from their store and showing you the cards I make

I’ll share my news later, today I have a card for the new Ribbon Girl challenge…

It’s an 'Any Image Challenge' on the blog and this week our theme is 'A SHAPED CARD OR ANYTHING GOES' 

As always there is some lovely inspiration from the clever girls on the team to get you started

There are prizes up for grabs of a stamp of your choice from Lili of the Valley and a £10 voucher to spend in The Ribbon Girl online store



I like easel cards, especially circles and I make them a lot – something a bit different I think, although some people are a bit confused when they take them out of the envelope how to stand them up!

This is for some friends of ours and it will be going in the post to them tomorrow…


May Shaped


I used some lovely K&Co papers and the little house stamp is a JOFY stamp, I love her whimsical images and have quite a few of them

The sentiment was done on the computer and this is Andrea’s handwriting turned into a font by Darcy Baldwin – how fab is that! You can download it for free, it’s very aptly named Geordie Girl!

The dies are; Lil’ Inkers & Marianne circles, Sue Wilson pierced banner and Memory Box clouds

All the delicious embellishments are of course from the Ribbon Girl

Raspberry delight mixed dahlias

‘Anne’ antique white lace

Kort and Godt rolled roses

Ivory pearl bead string

Natural hemp twine



I hope you like my card, if anyone is still visiting my poor abandoned blog do let me know you’re there and I’d love to hear what you think

I will be catching up on all your blogs next week…  meanwhile enjoy your Sunday








  1. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the shape of your card and the image and embellishments are lovely.
    Good to see you back - I was so thrilled to become a ribbon girl,
    Hugs Sharon, x

  2. Lovely card Anne, and a lovely shape for your easel fold. Look forward to seeing your creations again.

  3. Well hello stranger it's been a while, but lovely to see you back and with such a gorgeous card. I love the house image and your lovely easel design, gorgeous embellishments too, hugs Kate x

  4. Great to see you back! Your easel card is so beautiful, I love the stunning embellishments.

  5. This is beautiful Anne, I love circle easel cards too.
    The image and embellishments you have used are just stunning
    Love this card and I'm sure your friends will too
    Hugs Kelly

  6. What a lovely surprise to see you pop up on my reading list and what a coincidence as I was only thinking today that you haven't blogged for ages. Fabulous card, I Love easels and this will be much appreciated x

  7. lovely to see you back here Anne - and your card is beautiful! Hugs Rachel xx

  8. Lovely card to come back with Anne! I've never done a circle easel card as I usually just fold a readymade square card but your card has made me want to try it, one day :). I know what you mean about trying to get back into blogging after a break and Pinterest is very addictive! Debra x

  9. Lovely card Anne, what a great shape.
    Katrina x

  10. Gorgeous card Anne, love the cute image and fab shape & design. Great to see your post, Pinterest is sooooo addictive isn't it?

    Donna x

  11. Beautiful card Anne. I love the circle cards too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  12. Hi Anne great to see your cards again this is just delightful I'm sure your friends will love it. The stamp and shape are both so lovely Love and hugs Carole x

  13. Lovely card Anne, Hope you are keeping well and managing some time in the garden too x Susan x

  14. Gorgeous card Anne and have missed seeing your work. Looking forward to seeing more soon. Hugs, Carol s.xx

  15. what a lovely card. I know Pinterest is very addicting :-)
    Regards Helen

  16. Wow! It's lovely to see you Anne, have been thinking about you a lot just recently lol!! It's so nice to see you blogging and do hope we will see more of you!:) Your card is fabulous, you haven't lost your touch this card is lovely and I think your friends will love it!!
    Love and Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

  17. Hi Anne, how lovely it was to see you over at my's been such a long time and as you can see my Daisy is a real little girl now......18 months old, walking and talking and even making the odd card for me...yes seriously!!! Thanks for liking my journal pages....I have really got into mixed media and love inky play. However I still have a cute girl in me and still make some girlie things with my much loved LOTV stamps. I really miss the blog and fun we had there but times move on. Your easel card is really gorgeous your friends will love it. Have a wonderful Sunday and keep in touch! Hugs xx

  18. Love easel cards and this is just stunning...keep them coming and thanks for coming bye to say

  19. What a fun easel card design and colors.

    Hugs diane


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