Saturday, July 26, 2014

End of term thank you cards

Phew ... made it to the end of another year at school! I can't quite work out where the last two terms went but I'm now on my summer holidays :) I had the pleasure to work with a fabulous teaching assistant this year, the very best! She is a superstar and even better is that we get to work together again next year, we make a great team. I made her a thank you card to go with the gift I bought for her and after finding the FQB Bear Academy digital kit over at Nitwit Collections I knew straight away what I wanted it to look like.

I used:
FQB Bear Academy Collection from Nitwit Collections
Gingham ribbon, twine and apple charm from Ribbon Girl

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Retirement Card ...

I made this card for the current Magnolia Only challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog - add a die cut

All the lovely embellishments came from the Ribbon Girl shop, the image is a Magnolia stamp, I added a spellbinders lacy oval diecut and a heart shaped diecut paper doiley. Papers were from Lili Of The Valley

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lovely Lili Challenge at Ribbon Girl ...

Where have I been? Well no-where really just at home but my lovely Dad died in February and I have had no interest in blogging since then. I thought I should make an effort and share the card I made for the Ribbon Girl challenge this week.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Lovely Lili at Ribbon Girl

It's a 'LOTV romance' challenge at The Ribbon Girl Challenge blog this week which fits in well with the fact that my brother got engaged to his lovely girlfriend :)

I used:
LOTV precoloured Artpad image
Satin ribbon, crystal heart embellishment and bronxe heart charm (painted), flower shaped pearl trim, liquid pearls and stickles, lace, crystal embellishment and paper roses all from The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Hearts at the Ribbon Girl ...

There is a new card challenge at the Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog today - hearts

I used: 
ivory picot edge satin
teeny tiny pompom trim
stardust Stickles
Magnolia image coloured with Copics
Papermania letter stickers
Paper from Wishing Well Creations

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Rainbow Themed Card ...

Today I am a Guest designer at the Less Is More challenge blog, Ribbon Girl regularly sponsor the challenges over there and I was really pleased to be asked by Jen if I wanted to make a card for their 3rd birthday celebration challenge with the theme of 'Rainbow'

Buttons are all from Ribbon Girl, sentiment is from Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sketch at Papertake Weekly ...

It's a sketch challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly, here is my card

I used:
A gorgeous pre-coloured Artpad image from LOTV
Seambinding, satin, Beatrice lace and pompom trim, square pearl trim, heart shaped bronze frame painted with white paint dabber, polka dot button, english rose flower, lavender twirls, stickles and liquid pearls all from The Ribbon Girl
Doo Hickeys and Spellbinders dies

We'd love you to join us if you can :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Anything Goes at the Ribbon Girl ...

The Ribbon Girl has a new challenge blog dedicated to hosting our weekly challenges, check it out here. The other blog will continue as our inspiration blog sharing the work of our fabulous Design Team.

To kickstart our 2014 challenges and to welcome back the Design Team from their extended Christmas break we have a whole team 'anything goes' challenge

I used:
Danielle cluny lace
5mm pearl bead string
dusky blue 10mm roses
adhesive pearl flatbacks
stardust Stickles
Tim Holtz ornate plates (painted with Ranger paint dabber then distressed with walnut distress ink)
LOTV artpad coloured image (#9 Party and Cake)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Make A Wish ...

I had a delivery of Artpads from Lili Of The Valley this week so I've been playing with those this weekend and also with some of the new goodies that arrived at The Ribbon Girl too :)

I used:
Image - Party & Cake Artpad from LOTV
Ribbon Girl goodies - Pearl trim, bronze flower frame, white paint dabber, picot lace, Danielle lace, organza rose trim, ivory roses, crystal heart, stardust stickles, faux silk ribbon
Papers - Petal Fresh 8x8 pad from LOTV
Alphabet stickers - Papermania

I'm entering my card into the Anything Goes challenge over at LOTV (can't win the prize obviously but it's still nice to join in with the game) and if you would like to win some of the bronze frames like the one I used head over to the Ribbon Girl Challenge blog as they have a giveaway going on.

Andrea x

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year ...

Welcome to 2014, wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year x

Tags made using acrylic gemstones, diamante star charms and gold and silver twine 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Fairies, Angels or String People ...

I made lots of these last year and hung them on my Christmas parcels - I called them Angels because it was Christmas and I made them cream and gold. This year I made a whole set of them in rainbow colours, they're currently on my tree but after Christmas I'll be taking them into school to hang in my classroom (I teach in Rainbow class) and this year they are Fairies ;)

Whatever you call them this is how I make them ... 

cut felt into dress shapes

give them arms using the silver twine - make hands by knotting the ends

add a wooden bead to a long length of silver twine and pearl beads for their feet

add their body to their arms and dress and keep in place with the other side of the dress

draw eyes and a smiley face

cut suitably sparkly wing shapes from silver glitter mesh and attach with more of the double sided tape

Hey presto! you've made a Fairy ... or an Angel ...

Don't throw away the scraps of felt - stack them up, thread onto more of the silver twine and turn them into a rainbow coloured felt Christmas tree :)

This is the image that I found online last year which gave me the idea and then I tracked down this blog to find out how to make them

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Calorie Free Cake ...

I've been playing with paper this week using a new digital kit by my friend Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie. I wanted to make something that would show off the gorgeous paper designs and came up with the idea of turning my gift boxes into a cake by stacking them, I used 14mm flatback pearls for the feet of each box which separated the layers and covered a ribbon reel with more of the paper and some pretty paper flowers to create the stand. It can either be used as 3 separate gift boxes or as 1 full set
Papers - My Sweet Girl by Sugarplum Paperie and Studio Flergs available from Sweet Shoppe Designs

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lovely Lili Challenge ...

There is a new challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog today, just for Lili Of The Valley fans and this is the card I made for it

I used:
Image from Artpad 9 (party and cake) - LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV
Aqua glacier ribbon, tiny pompom trim, white liquid pearls and stardust stickles - Ribbon Girl
Papers - Romance and Roses digital kit by Nitwit Collections

Monday, September 30, 2013

LOTV Christmas ...

Today I am sharing my final Lili Of The Valley card as their Guest Designer for September, I have loved being able to share my LOTV projects and today's is one of my favourites

I used:
Pre-coloured image from Art Pad 13 'Tis The Season (LOTV)
Red gingham check paper from Flowers After The Rain digital kit (Sweet Shoppe Designs)
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Black gingham ribbon, faux hessian ribbon, button twine, red polka dot button, Stickles and Liquid Pearls all from the Ribbon Girl

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ribbon Girl Project ...

Today I am sharing a project made for the Ribbon Girl blog using one of the fabulous new brooches they have in store. There is a vintage themed giveaway on the blog today as well as lots of other beautiful projects using the brooches from the Design Team and they will be getting more designs in the next few weeks

I used: 
Duchess vintage style brooch, Lillian lace, Josephine lace, flat ivory bead string and a variety of different pearl bead strings all from The Ribbon Girl
Hessian fabric found online