Thursday, 6 May 2021

How do you add your ribbon then?

 Hello everyone and happy May to you all!! It is feeling distinctly warmer here in the UK after weeks of frosts and cold weather. I know it has rained but at least it is a little bit warmer, so much so that I have put the winter boots away and started packing away my jumpers...about time too!!

I paid a visit to Alpaca Pals a couple of weeks ago and made an accidental purchase so just had to colour the beautiful bouquet from the Thanks a Bunch set. I always feel very virtuous buying from Tracey as she is located just over the hill from me so the carbon footprint is quite small, therefore a contribution to saving the planet!! I coloured this rather large beauty with Promarkers and used a few blobs of Stardust Stickles too. The sentiment (also from the set) was heat embossed in white onto a scrap of black cardstock Anyway, this card is to inspire you to join us in the new challenge at


We would really like to know how you add ribbon to your card/project.


For someone who has a big enough ribbon stash to last several lifetimes, I really don't dip into it often enough!! Here I have just used a perfectly matched bow to suggest a hand tied bouquet. This card is to be hand delivered so a little bit of bulk really didn't matter too much. If I am making cards that are to be posted I will incorporate flat ribbon somewhere on the design or use seam binding that squishes quite flat in the envelope. 

Well, that's me for today. I hope that you will find time to play along xx

Some challenges

Moving along with the times #130 - A bouquet of flowers
I Love Promarkers #434 - Anything Goes =/- Girly card
Passion for Markers #590 - Say it with Flowers


35 comments:

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, a beautiful stamp and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

meg said...

A beautifully coloured focal stamped image,love the size of the stamp and the colours you chose,the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch

Pat said...

Fabulous card Sarah, I love your bunch of flowers image and the beautiful colours you have used, great bow too.

Pat xx

brenda said...

As always a beautifully executed creation Sarah.

B x

Lisa xx said...

Ooooh this is a beauty, the colours look joyous!

Julie B said...

What a lovely bouquet, you've coloured it beautifully.
Don't think I will be putting my winter coat away just yet. We drove through a hail storm yesterday afternoon on our way to the Vaccination center for our second jab! :)

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,beautifully coloured image.xxx

Diane said...

Beautifully colored flowers and card design.

Hugs Diane

Karen Letchworth said...

This is lovely, Sarah. Great use of snippets. It's always fun to see the art of other crafters and get new ideas. I enjoyed browsing your blog. I'd sure LOVE to have you play along with us at Word Art Wednesday as well. We have FUN Anything Goes challenges and great prizes. I'd love to see you share your art there when you can:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Have a blessed week!
Karen L

Donna Ellis said...

What a darling card, Sarah, and so beautifully colored! Like you, I have a hard time adhering ribbons. Usually, I end up adhering them from behind, or woven through things. Your bow looks beautiful! hugs, de

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous image Sarah and it's colored beautifully, love the white embossed sentiment, stunning card!
Hugs, Tammy

Carol S. said...

Sarah the beautifully coloured flowers and foliage are stunning. A gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xxx

Claire said...

Oooh so pretty, its a lovely card and the colours are stunning x

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Very pretty love the way you added the bow

Zoe Tant said...

Hi Sarah love your bouquet it is really pretty and the colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this month. Zoe DT x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
yes you are right the weather is a little warmer but can still chilly around the house so I have not put my jumpers away yet.
Love your wonderful card and that bouquet is so pretty.
You have coloured it perfectly too.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Elaine Stark said...

A very pretty bouquet. Elaine

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... your floral card is beautiful, thanks for sharing it at Moving Along With the Times.
Diane (Team Leader) xx

Crafty KJ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that this image covers the whole card and is the main focus - your colouring is perfect too. The sentiment looks great on the black card and the bow really does make it look like a hand tied bouquet. I've never thought of using seam binding instead of ribbon so I'm off to try that idea! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

Katrina Bufton said...

Beautiful card x

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is such a beautiful image. The colours you chose are wonderful and your ribbon is perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!
Linda

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Such a beautiful card Sarah ❤️
Love the stamp and your coloring! Well done!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I kinda stopped using ribbon too because of the extra postage! Lucky you having Tracey local, not surprised you made a purchase or two!

Jane Savage said...

Wow what a stunner, Sarah! xx

Inkyfingers said...

I love the clean and crisp look on this gorgeous card, Sarah and you have coloured it beautifully. I hear you about the ribbon stash - I have so much and rarely use it any more. Can't bear to part with it though because it is sooo pretty!
Hugs
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful colours in your image for this card Sarah and a beautiful CAS design.
Lorraine

Chrissy said...

Beautiful colouring and image Sarah and I love the sweet little bow, gorgeous card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us Moving Along With The Times. It is so pretty. Christine DT

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card Sarah. I love the gorgeous bloom and your colouring is perfect. Great colour scheme too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Clare Jones said...

Wonderful card, so pretty
Thank you for joining our challenge at I ♥ Promarkers
Clare DT

Brenda said...

Such a gorgeous card and the ribbon tops it off perfectly! Purpule seems to be one of my favorites this year...and I the same way as you with the ribbon, I definitely seem to be a collector.

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

That is one beautiful bouquet of flowers, coloured beautifully!

Love the ribbon bow to tie it together.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Ho lovely to see you playing with us Sarah! And what a delightful card as well, love the colours you used to colours the bouquets and the dear little bow is a lovely finishing touch.

Hugs

Di xx

Lena said...

So beautiful Sarah. Sometimes, all you need is a large image and your card is done. You've coloured it in beautifully.
Hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Darnell said...

How could anyone resist such a gorgeous floral image which looks like it is so fun to color?! You did a brilliant job of it, Sarah, and I love the finishing bow to make it look like a hand-tied bouquet from the garden. I also love the spots of stickles for schparkle! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell