Tuesday 18 September 2012

Show Us Your Ribbons @ Oldie But A Goodie

Hello again lovely Peeps, I've been having a little break to try and sort myself out after our Summer Season but the weather has been so nice I've still been working! At least I've had time for a blog over - just not sure yet if I like it!!!

Anyway I'm back today with a brand new challenge at


and this week the lovely Claire is in command and she would like you to 

Show Us Your Ribbons

Ribbon is something I have in abundance!!
That doesn't stop me buying more though LOL
This is one of the cards I've been making for my Mum and a friend who have both been asking me to make for them for ages, I just couldn't find any time until now.
The image you don't really need me to tell you is 'Blanche' from the fabulous Krista Smith at Saturated Canary (My lovely friend Debs gave me a voucher for my birthday and I'm addicted) coloured with Copics and pencils, the paper is Echo Park 'For The Record 2' 6x6 pad, the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Die Namics label die and the chipboard alphabet has been painted to match. All the flowers are from WOC and in keeping with the challenge rules, my ribbon has been in my drawer for years! Its Tilda ribbon from Panduro.

Remember to qualify for the challenge you must use something on your card that is at least 6 months old and be sure to tell us what it is.

You can find all the details on the main challenge blog along with some beautiful inspiration from my talented teammies.

Our sponsor this week is

Please pop over and have a browse around, they have some super little images.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all get a chance to join our challenge this week

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - So Trendy (Chevrons)
Saturated Canary - All The B's (Blanche, Blue, Bows)
Sassy Studio Designs - Sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - Numerical Numbers
Secret Crafter - Milestone Birthdays
Pink Elephant - Monochrome
Creative Craft - Anything Goes


Christine L said...

Hi Laurie...

WOWWW Stunning card!! I love that image.. (it just happens to be in my SC file on the puter along with lots of other fabbies!) Your colouring is gorgeous as always.... and that blue is just perfect for her! And I love your layout and ribbon!!

Hope you're well!
Christine x

Unknown said...

Wow beautiful card Laurie! love the colours and the image is gorgeous.
Hugs xx

Lady E said...

Great card, elegant, lovely colours, pretty flowers! All beautiful!
Lady E

Lisa Jane said...

ooh wow Mrs .. this is gorgeous the monochrome blue shades .. so very very elegant!
Loving the new blog look too..
Lisa xx

Janice said...

Lovely as always - what a great card & such beautiful colours & colouring. Jx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello lovely Laurie. What a fantastic card. Gorgeous image and fantastic colours. Love the flowers too.
Hope that you are ok and keeping well. Speak soon.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Laurel Beard said...

Look at all the detail on that card! Absolutely stunning!!!!

Thanks for getting trendy with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!! :)

A Casa di Ale said...



Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Laurie. I LOVE the image and your colouring is amazing. The papers and detailing are just perfect!

hugs Sue

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Laurie this is simply stunning. Love this SC image and your colouring is awesome.
Loving the DP's too :o)
Hope you are finding some more 'me' time.
Take care
Debs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Laurie, I like the image the papers the ribbon and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous and elegant and coloured to perfection. I love this and the colour makes it stunning.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

I always love the way you put your cards together Laurie, this is no exception. A fabulous design.
Hope you are having a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

downrightcrafty said...

oh love your milestone number and great image and layout with those beautiful flowers and love the personalised bit, thank you for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lozzy said...

gorgeous card. love how you've put the papers together and your colouring is amazing x

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah Laurie!
oh wowzers hun this is just awesome and I love this 50th birthday card! its so cool!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Kim. said...

Oh Laurie sorry your still having to work so hard, it really isn't fair is it when there is so much crafty fun to be had.
Love the card, this image is perfect for so many ages and the colours and embellies all work so well with it.
Kim xXx

Kathleen said...

Well it has been very windy here today at times but it didn't blow me over as much as your card did.
Wow, what a stunner, I just love everything about it, in fact I went straight away and bought the image, not that I will make such a brilliant job of it as you have. Not needed till Jan though.

Kath x

Sonia said...

Fabulous card Laurie:) Adorable image:)
Big hug,

Sue B said...

Ooh this is SO scrummy Laurie… where to start… your colouring is amazing.. you've really brought Blanche to life… she looks all set for a very posh 'do' !!! and those papers are gorgeous… love the ribbon and embellies… and the letters… I guess I love it all… it's a real stunner hun!! :-)
Hope you are well and hope work is easing up a little now…
Love and Hugs
Sue xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous colour combo...thanks for joining us at SC Challenges x

Kim Kelley said...

Gorgeous! Love the color choice! And great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS


Marjorie said...

This is so beautiful Laurie, I have just used the same image to make my daughter a 40th Card...not had time to put it on my blog yet lol!! Wish I had thought to put a little pearl on her sash it looks so elegant!! Just Stunning!!

May said...

Gorgeous card, Adore the design & detail, your colouring is amazing... Hugs May x x

pinky said...

Don't know how you manage to produce such gorgeous cards Laurie with all the hard work you do!! This one is just amazing, gorgeous shades of blue and the perfect selection of papers. Lovely to hear from you again. Big hugs

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous Laurie, love the image and the soft blues are lovely. Hope you are well sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Very nice!! I love the blues and the dp you have chosen for this card!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at DTBST!!


Jovan said...

Beautiful card...thanks for joining SSD!

Lisa Minckler said...

WOW, WOW, WOW and Va-va-voom! She is a knock out! A breathtaking card with incredible detail. A true pleasure to admire. Just gorgeous. :)
Lisa xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a stunning card

Mary J said...

Sonia's gonna love this Laurie - so beautiful!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOAH this is amazing, what a brilliant creation and your colouring is fabby!!! Love Hxx

Mau xx said...

Hi Laurie, Love the card, what gorgeous papers and always loved this SC image. Love that ribbon too :) I have enough ribbon to set up a stall... and lots from my Wedding cake days.. but forget half the time to use it :( stunning card, I love it xx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Laura Bradley said...

This is gorgeous Laurie! I love the blues and your colouring is fab! Did you get your birthday card? There is a DT call running at Songbird Challenges ( if you are interested?! Laura x

Lisa said...

Hi Laurie, Wow stunning card! Love the colour combo and flowers. I'm not keen on some of the SC images (I know I must be the only person in blogland lol!) but I do like this one ... very sassy!

Just a quick visit as i'm still on a blogging break but thought I would pop by and see what some of my blogging friends have been busy creating.

Lisa x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Gr Elly

Kathleen said...

Hi Laurie gorgeous card, like you I am totally obsessed with sc images, I think I nearly have them all!
The oval die I have used on my card is a spellbinders die called floral ovals, it is gorgeous I love it.
Kat xx

cheryl said...

oh my gosh Hun how stunning is this gosh your colouring and your amazing detail is just fantastic wow love it hugs Cherylxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning hun, love the image and the colour and the floral arrangement it beautiful. Sorry I have been a bit rubbish with my commenting lately, am catching up now
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Oh my Laurie - look at your colouring!! Just stunning!!! Love the way you've done the folds on her sash / belt ?

Colour is beautiful and wonderful layout. I'm got some stuff from Panduro as well - seem to recall the postage being soooo expensive!!!


Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous all the shades of blue!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Loz said...

I am also addicted to SC images! I love your card!! the flowers are gorgeous :)

Ellen Taylor said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! she fits perfectly on the mega oval and it so fabulously colored! TFS!

Pami said...

LOVE IT!!! P x

Debs said... the blue :0)..thanks for sharing with us at saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

Judith said...

Another fab card Laurie - youre on a roll - no sign of a missing mojo to me! xx

Anniebee said...

Wow! This is one sexy lady, Laurie! You have really done her justice with your beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining the fun in the All the B's challenge at Saturated Canary.

Anne x