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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Happy 25th Anniversary

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I have anothere card to share with you today.  I made it for my dear husband as
we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this weekend.

I chose monochromatic color theme for this card.
The layout is from The Sketchy Challenges- challenge 52.




I water colored this gorgeous LOTV image with Distress Inks.
 I did a little frantage around the image with
Shabby White and Aged Ivory embossing powder.


The DPs are Maja Design and Pion Design.
Dies are Spellbinders, Magnolia, and Tim Holtz.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
25mm Hermione cluny lace, 8mm Rebecca cluny lace,
38mm vintage ivory fluted edge sheer ribbon,
natural button twine, and heart shaped wooden button.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

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Bikini Tilda


Morning Everyone!
Today is the last Sunday of the month already,
I wish I could make the time go slower.

We have a new Magnolia Only challenge for you at The Ribbon Girl.
The theme is ~ Add Lace.

For my DT card, I used 2 Magnolia stamps
Bikini Tilda from the new Sea Breeze Collection
and Beach Background from Lazy Summer Collection.


I water colored the image with Distress Inks and 
added some glitter gel here and there.


The card base is a free template I downloaded here from Inger Harding's blog.
Check out Inger's blog, she has really awesome
shabby chic and vintage creations.

Dies used are Magnolia, Go Kreate, and Memory Box.
DPs are from SU and Island Paperie in Hawii.


 The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
WOC 30mm Dusky blue rose, Canterbury rose pink,
pink and blue sweetheart blossom, natural button twine,
8mm Rebecca cluny lace, 25mm Deborah cluny lace.


I would love it if you join in the challenge and
visit The Ribbon Girl Blog for more DT inspirations.


Thanks so much for visiting me, have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Katie

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shabby Chic Ophelia

Hi Everyone!

No Tilda, Saturated Canary, or cute card today :^).
I thought I would do something different for change. Pulled out my favorite
Stampsmith stamp ~ Ophelia, and made a shabby tag card.


The image was stamped on glossy paper with Archival Ink.
I framed it with a couple of Memory Box wreath die cuts.
Designer paper is from Pion Design vintage Garden Collection.
The pull-out tag can be used as a bookmark.

I top stitched and distressed all the paper edges, and completed the card
with a doily, paper strips, laces, a wooden button, and WOC roses.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
18mm Lucy white cluny lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace,
wood heart button, natural button twine.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturated Canary Birthday Card

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Another gorgeous summer day here in Vancouver, 
a perfect day for BBQ and a cool drink in the shade.

I have a birthday tag card to share with you today.
This cutie is Grow from Saturated Canary.
I went with a shabby color theme as I wanted to use my new Maja DPs.


I used Chelsea's July sketch from CLP.
I water colored the image with TH Distress Inks.
I added 3 mini tags from the 6x6 Maja Vintage Spring Basics Collection.
The ticket and sentiment stamp are Stampin'Up.



I used the following embellishments from The Ribbon Girl Shop:
K&G beaded ivory/cream berries, WOC pale pink lily flower,
8mm Rebecca clunny lace, 17mm Cordelia cluny lace.


Thanks so much for stopping by and wish you all a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Katie

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Ribbon Girl Blue Giveaway

Good Morning Everyone!

A quick announcement:
The Ribbon Girl is having a Blue Giveway this week.


The prize consists of:
Pack of ten 30mm dusky blue wild roses
Pack of ten 20mm dusky blue  open roses
Packk of ten 10mm dusky blue open roses
Pack of 5 antique blue 2-tone cherry blossom
1 metre of vintage blue fluted edge sheer ribbob
1 metre of pale blue silky crush ribbon

All you have to do is leave a comment at The Ribbon Girl Blog 
and link to the store from your own blog.


One winner will be picked at random on the evening of Saturday July 20.
Good Luck!
Katie


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tiddly Ink Ricky - A Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! 
Another card to share with you today.

I won a Tiddly Ink digi image a few weeks ago and
I chose this Ricky digi to make a birthday card for a male family member.
The LO is from The Sketchy Challenges.



I water colored the image with TH Distress Inks and 
frantaged it with Shabby White embossing powder.
DPs are Pion Design and Melissa Frances.
Die used is Go Kreate.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
Blue fluted edge sheer ribbon, ivory and natural button twines, cheese cloth.


Thanks again for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

Summer Fun

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are having nice summer weather, except 
those of you living in the southern hemisphere :^).
We have lovely weather this week here, warm with a breeze.

Just a quick post to share a new card with you.
I received my Magnolia Clubkit last Friday and I managed
to color all the Tildas in the kit on the weekend.
I used one of the images to make this card.
The LO is from CLP's July sketch. 



The image was water colored with TH Distress Inks.
I frantaged the image panel with Shabby White.
DPs are Maja Design and Magnolia.
Dies used are Marianne, Go Kreate, Spellbinder,
Tim Holtz, and Magnolia.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
Ivory Jute ribbon, aqua baker's twine, 18mm Lucy cluny lace,
8mm Rebecca cluny lace, WOC baby pink sweetheart blossom flower,
WOC pale pink lily flower, K&G cream chrysanth.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs,
Katie

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tiptoe Fairy ~ A Thank You Card

Good morning everyone!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend so far.
The weather is just perfect in Vancouver the last few days,
sunny and warm with a little breeze.

The Ribbon Girl Blog is having a card only challenge this week.
The theme is ~ Add a bow.

For my DT card, I used LOTV Fairy on Tiptoes image,
and LO from LLC's July sketch challenge.



I have water colored the image with DI pads.


I made this card for our family optometrist who is
moving back to Ontario in eastern Canada.
She has looked after our family's vision for several years
and I really admire her caring professionalism.


There are 3 mini pull-out tags for little messages.
The DPs are Maja Design Shall We Have Coffee Collection.
Dies used are Magnolia, Memory Box, Go Kreate, and Spellbinders.


The following embellishments are available at The Ribbon Girl Shop:
WOC white and baby pink sweetheart blossoms, pale pink lily flower, 
Diamante pink satin daisy, white and mauve mist seam binding ribbons,
cheese cloth, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, white rose organza ribbon.


I would love it if you stop by



and visit my team mates' gorgeous creations and join in the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and
have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs,
Katie

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Home again

Good morning my dear friends!
No cards today, a quick post today to say hello.

Just got home last night from our 2-week vacation.
We are totally exhausted from the plane rides- 22-hour journey 
from Amsterdam through London Heathrow, and Calgary Canada.
It's lovely to go away but it feels really good to be home again. 

I was hoping I would be able to squeeze in some crafting time.
But fat chance, my hubby was such a slave driver, I was dead tired 
when we get back to the hotel each day. I only managed to
color 2 images in the first 2 days of our trip.

We spent the first 10 days visiting Windsor, London and Cornwall in England;
hopped over to Amsterdam for 4 days before we headed home.
I have never been to southern England before,
 I really enjoyed the countryside and rugged coastal scenery. 

We took many photos but most of them have not been 
downloaded yet. I will post more photos in the next while.
The following 3 photos were taken in Cornwall.

I thought it looked rather unusual the way the center of this 
Morning Glory caught the sunlight.


Saint Michael's Mount - 
a medieval church and castle on a rocky island from the 12th century.


The Lizard -
the most southerly point of mainland England.


I want to thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. 
I will try to catch up reading your blogs in the next few days.
Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs,
Katie