Saturday, 28 December 2013

A little bit of knitting

I have been busy trying to finish off WIP's before the New Year.  Oscar Rabbit (pattern from Mary Jane Tearooms) has been lying in a basket for too many months.

I love his little red heart on his jumper......

Don't you just love his fluffy tail ?


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Anyhting goes at Ribbon Girl

Its a bumper showcase of ideas over at the Ribbon Girls, do pop over and join in :)

I covered a plain paper mache box with patterened paper and decorated the lid and sides using: 13mm rusty bells, double ended berries,tiny red berries, 7mm Red no 15 Berisford red satin ribbon,red button twine and beaded ivory gypsophalia.

If I don't post before , have a fab Christmas and all the best for the New Year x


Sunday, 10 November 2013

November Lovely Lili challenge

You'll find the Lovely Lili challenge over at The ribbon girl blog. For Novembers challenge they are asking for SPARKLE :)

For my card I used an image from Lili of the Valley Art pad and LOTV papers.For the other bits and bobs I used Teardrop ivory pearlised pin and cap, 25mm Pale fuchsia Plain sheer ribbon, Sparkly flower 13mm acrylic button, Stickles and glossy accents all available from the Ribbon Girl.


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Butterfly kisses

My favourite ever Pure Innocence  stamp was  used on this card that I am going to be entering into the
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes challenge.


Monday, 4 November 2013

Mellow yellow

I am entering this card into the

ABC challenge which has a theme of Yellow.
Rolled roses are from the Ribbon Girl.


Sunday, 3 November 2013

November challenge at The Ribbon Girl

   Its a new card challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog      The Ribbon girls are asking for stripes.

                              For this card I used:  Red  button twine, red berries, 7mm Scarlet Berry ribbon, 15mm Tea Towel Stripe, crystal stickers, snowflake charm


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Bunting galore.....

Nothing like a bit of bunting to brighten a room.

Bunting pattern from Cute and Easy Crochet and little balls from Attic 24 blog

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Anything goes - Lili of the valley Challenge

 There's a new monthly Lili of the Valley challenge over at The Ribbon Girl

You must include at least one Lili of the Valley stamped or pre-printed art pad image, sentiment or designer paper
For this card I used a Lili of the Valley image from one of their Art Pads and Patterned paper, from the Ribbon Girl I used, Small check Berisford Ribbon, Button Twine and Polka Dot buttons and a dummy charm that is hiding but I can assure you it is there :).
Hope you pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog and join in with the challenge.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Card challenge at The ribbon Girl

Its that time of month over at The Ribbon girl for the October Card Challenge which is to Make it SPARKLE

From the Ribbon Girl I used :Diamante trim, Tiny red berries, Jingle bells 10mm, 15mm, red check ribbon
Hope you join us to win a prize from the Lilli of the valley and the Ribbon Girl.

Monday, 23 September 2013

crochet blanket

A few months ago I taught myself how to crochet by watching videos on you tube. I am the first to admit I am a beginner .......

My first attempt was a granny stripe blanket looked good but due to me reading the pattern wrong ended up half the size it was meant to be. So it now hangs on the back of my craft chair

Then I made a bag ...

Then I made this blanket after seeing the pattern on


Friday, 13 September 2013

Baby card :)

Baby card for a friend who recently had a baby girl :)

For this card I used, ribbon , resin doves, seam binding all from the ribbon Girl, Paper, and image  (art pad) and sentiment all from Lilli of the Valley.

I'm entering this into the Craft Little Fairies challenge


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Spread your wings

A Pure innocence stamp from MFT. Mixture of papers mainly October Afternoon. Twine and liquid pearls all from the Ribbon Girl. I'm entering this into the allsorts blog challenge and the ABC challenge


Sunday, 1 September 2013

Anchor away

Card I made using 2 of LOTV Art Pads.
Ribbon, button twine, and anchor charm from the Ribbon Girl.
I am entering this card into 2 challenges namely :

Ribbon Girl challenge - add numbers

I suppose it will soon be Christmas :)
Its the time for the card challenge at the Ribbon Girl, this month we would like you to include numbers. For full details pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog for full details of the challenge and what prizes await for the winner :)

For this card I used LOTV - art pad and added glitter and glossy accents, I painted the rusty bells with acrylic paint dabber as well as the resin frame I also added glitter to the paint whilst it was still wet.

From the Ribbon Girl: 13mm Rusty Tin bells, Button Twine, Resin Cameo Frame, acrylic paint dabber


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Ribbon Girl challenge

It's time for another card challenge  at the Ribbon Girl and it's nice and simple and something that everyone can join in with - a Birthday Card challenge.

As usual we are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who will give our lucky winner a stamp of their choice from the LOTV catalogue and the Ribbon Girl who will give our winner a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in their online store


The challenge will close at 9PM (UK time) on Saturday 10th August

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Butterfly kisses

My mojo for card making has left the building. But after seeing this challenge at  the ABC challenge blog I knew that I wanted to join in. The challenge is to add stitching real or faux to your projects.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Giveaway yay :)

The Ribbon Girl is 3 years old today and we'd like to thank all of our customers for shopping with us and also our mega talented design team for all their hard work - THANK YOU!!
To celebrate we're having a summer themed red, white and blue giveaway

As you can see we have one summer holiday themed 6 x 6 paper pad, a mini decoupage medley pack and a pack of matching cardstock stickers, plus satin ribbon in red and blue, half a dozen seaside themed charms, diagonal striped and spotted grosgrain ribbon, polka dot buttons in red and blue; 5mm self adhesive gems in aqua and clear plus 5mm ivory pearls, blue tiny pom pom trim, blue check bias binding, red paper roses, aqua/silver glitter organza, red hat pins and a wheel of heart shaped pins 

All you have to do is leave a comment and we'll pick one winner when we return from our Summer Holiday on 12th August - good luck!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Fab prizes to be had at the Ribbon Girl

Its the July card challenge over at the Ribbon Girl and all is being asked is to add a bow.

They are sponsored by  Lili Of The Valley who will give the lucky winner a stamp of their choice from the LOTV catalogue and the Ribbon Girl who will give the  winner a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in their online store.

 For my card above I used a pre coloured and stamped image from Lili of the Valley, cut it into a tag shape and  added a bit of glossy accents and glitter.


Monday, 24 June 2013

A little bit of knitting

Made for a friend :)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Ribbon Girl wedding giveaway

There is no challenge today Sunday 9th June and as it is now 'wedding season' The ribbon girls thought it would be nice to have a  June Wedding giveaway

2 metres of cream satin ribbon
1 metre of 'Josephine' ivory vintage style cotton lace
1 metre of flat ivory pearl lace trim
1 bunch of small ivory gardenias
1 large diamante heart buckle slide
1 floral heart, a padlock, a shiny heart and small key charm

all from

 one winner will be picked at random on Saturday 15th June so leave a comment HERE

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Ribbon girl challenge

Use a die cut - simple.

 So to win an array of yummy goodies join in here


Sunday, 12 May 2013

You are loved

 Its rubbish weather outside so I made a card to cheer me up using my current favourite stamp by Pure Innocence. I used Echo Park  papers and used black glossy accent for the little girls wings and of course lots of machine stitching as always :)


Flower and twine giveaway

Such a fabulous giveaway over at the Ribbon girl...... go and take a peek...

X Jane X

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A new card challenge

A new card challenge is on over at the Ribbon Girl. I managed to make this card on a weekend of crafting with the girls and Sid before I took a self imposed non card making spell.

Sid if you see this I took your advice and changed the wings from white to black.

All flowers and ric rac are from the Ribbon Girl .The wings are black glossy accents and image Pure Innocence.


Sunday, 24 March 2013


Taken from the Ribbon Girls blog :

The Ribbon Girl doesn't have a challenge this week so to take our minds off the current snowy, wintry weather, we are looking forward to Summer and the warmer weather with our Peaches and Cream Giveaway made up of products from the Ribbon Girl online store including 32mm ivory fine cluny lace, cream cotton lace, peach cherry blossom, our new peach and cream daisy flowers, peach berries, Kort & Godt peach rolled roses, pink and silver glitter ribbon, ivory concertina pleated ribbon, a gorgeous golden butterfly encrusted with rhinestones, a pale gold diamante circle, a large heart and a large round diamante buckle slide, small diamante heart charm, peach satin ribbon and 25 ivory pearl flower flat-backs - enough to embellish lots of cards :-)

It would be nice if you were a follower of The Ribbon Girl blog, then just leave us a comment, add a link back here from your own blog and we'll pick the winner at random and announce it on Saturday 30th March.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl

An announcement from the Ribbon Girl:

Hello everyone - there is no challenge this week  so we are having a giveaway today and as it is Mothering Sunday here in the UK we thought we should give a 'Bouquet of Paper Flowers' which are always useful to have in your stash drawer!

The winner will be picked at random and will receive all of the flowers in the photograph which consist of Kort & Godt rolled roses, chrysanthemums and beaded berries, Wild Orchid Craft trellis roses, large rose buds, hip rose buds, gardenias, cherry blossoms, carnations and sweetheart blossoms; Ribbon Girl beaded sprig, beaded twirls, large white daisies

The rules are simple - just leave us a comment and add this photo on your blog and link back to us - it would be nice it you were a follower of The Ribbon Girls blog but not essential. We'll announce the winner on Saturday 16th March

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Taking a break....

I made this card a while ago for the Ribbon Girl card challenge.

I am having a little rest from making cards for a while due to heavy workload at work thats my paid job :) ... I am willing to make cards but am afraid the body isnt when I get home so am having a few months break from my DT commitments.

See you soon x

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Hearts and PTW

Yep its that time of year again when the UK go mad for Hearts and flowers. Of course thats grand when you have a sweetheart but quite depressing when you dont  lol  So why not make yourself a card, you know you are worth it :) and then enter it into this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly to be in with a chance to win fab prizes.

Our Guest designers for Feb and March are the wonderfully talented
Pauline C and Debs

For my card I used a Kenny K topper from the Hobby House and old papers  from Cosmo Cricket I had in my stash.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Sketcharoony at Cupcake challenges.

Head over to Cupcake challenges, follow this sketch to be in to win a prize from Di's digitals.
Stamp - PI cute as a button
Buttons - the Ribbon Girl

Sunday, 10 February 2013


Bridal and Bling from

1 metre of ivory faux silk

1 metre of 5mm white pearl bead string

1 metre of 3mm irridescent bead string

1 metre of 16mm ivory pleated satin braid

1 x 50cm piece of ivory pearl rose organza

1 bunch of diamante stephanotis

1 bunch of small ivory gardenia

1 x 15mm clear crystal and diamante embellishment

1 x 22mm ivory pearl and diamante round embellishment

1 x 25mm 'Starburst' diamante embellishment

The winner will be picked at random and announced on Saturday 16th February


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New challenge at PTW

Its Anything Goes time over at PTW with an optional extra is to use lemon / yellow as it's Shrove Tuesday today. We are being Sponsored by LOTV.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Feb Card Challenge

It's time  for  the first of 2013 Card Challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog. The Card Challenge  will be held on the first Sunday of every month  The Design Team are  Becky, Dawny, Debbie, Jane B, (myself)  Jane J, Jo, Katy, Lucy, Mary, Sara, Teresa, Tiets and Vicky  and we are also welcoming Sylvie who is joining the  team along with her beautiful creative style.

The challenge will run for a week and this month we want to see your 'Love You or Valentine' cards. We continue to be sponsored for the  Card Challenge by Lili Of The Valley who are offering the winner a stamp of their choice and the Ribbon Girl who have given a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in their online store


 Rules are simple - create a new card project following the theme, blog about it mentioning this challenge then use the InLinkz button  to link your project. The winner will be drawn randomly and the challenge closes at 9PM (UK time) on Saturday 9th February

For my card above I used the following all available from the Ribbon Girl :carnations, pink beaded swirls, seambinding, engraved heart charm ,button twine, cheesecloth

Hope you joing us and pop  over to the other DT's blogs to see their lovely creations
Jane x

Im entering this into the ABC challenge - dots 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

PTW challenge

Its that time of the week again when we have a new challenge from  Papertake Weekly

 Sketch 65

So to be in with a chance to win a fab prize  from  Simon Says Stamp
either follow the  sketch  found at PTW or  a previous PTW sketch 


Monday, 28 January 2013

The bells....

Its time for another challenge over at Cupcake. We are asking you to please include a bell; image, paper, embellie etc to a project to be in with a chance of winning a £10 gift voucher from My Mums Craft Shop.

Rusty bells and button twine are available from The Ribbon Girl.


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tie up your loose ends

Easy, the theme of this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly  is to add a bow on your project.

My bow is made from Button twine available from the Ribbon Girl.
Hope you pop over and join us .........


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pink and Ivory at The Ribbon Girl

This month at The Ribbon Girl we have a joint challenge with the card DT and coolour DT joining together to bring you lots of delicious projects to see.
Prizes will be a £10 voucher from the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley

To be in with winning the  following:


just make a project using the colours Pink and Ivory
All flowers are available from the Ribbon Girl