Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rosebuds and ribbons

Hello lovely people,

Oh dear, I really should have scheduled this...I'm a little late posting as it was my birthday yesterday and I went out with a couple of girlfriends for drinks and dancing until the wee small hours of this morning ;-)

And this is no ordinary post either...look what I am up to today...

I was delighted to be asked to join The Ribbon Girl DT for this week's card challenge which is


This card was made for a lovely blogging buddy who always inspires me with the range of styles and techniques she I wanted to see if I could do something a little bit different to my usual style.

My brief to myself was a shabby chic feel, NO focal image and of course, lots of pretties from The Ribbon Girl...

So I managed 2 out of 3 then!

I intended to make a cluster of rosebuds and ribbon as my focal point but I'm afraid I lost my nerve and added the birthday sentiment panel...but obviously kept the rosebuds because they are so gorgeous :-)

Here's the large pull out tag decorated to match...

Card recipe;
DP: Vintage Spring basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Punched tag edge: Cherish punch - Martha Stewart

Remarkably, I am feeling no ill effects from last night's shenanigans so I'm all set to enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend with my parents who are arriving in a few hours.

I reckon there's just enough time for me to go and pot on the tomato seedlings and do a bit of colouring first!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


  1. Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Kat! :o)
    It's a beautiful card, and a wonderful design! Congrats on your Guest DT spot! :o)

  2. Hope you had a great birthday Kat, enjoy the rest of your weekend and celebrations :-)
    Your card is beautiful and congratulations on your GDT
    Hugs Kelly

  3. Belated Happy Birthday Kat, sounds like you had a fun one!! What a pretty card, love the crossover design and the circular sentiment on the tag is such a lovely touch. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  4. Belated Happy Birthday and congrats on the guest DT spot. Gorgeous card, love the pink so pretty

  5. Belated happy birthday Kat, and a lovely card too. Gorgeous pinky pretty papers too.

  6. Beautiful card Kat, love your gorgeous stitching.

    Donna x

  7. Firstly BIG congrats on your fabbie GDT spot.... you do such wonderful embellies on your cards that you'll be perfectly at home there!

    This card in particular is fabulous... love the criss cross design.. and yes, the sentiment too..... ONE day, I'll use my sheet of those.... I'm just building up to it slowly......... VERY slowly...!!

    Glad you're having a special birthday weekend!

    Christine x

  8. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like y'all had a great time.
    Love this gorgeous birthday card! WOW! So beautiful and congrats on the guest designer spot!

  9. Glad you had fun on your birthday! Love the design of this card, beautifully done as usual. Brenda

  10. Gorgeous love the papers and dragonfly charm!
    Hope you had a lovely birthday!
    Lucy x

  11. So glad you had a lovely birthday Kat, big congrats on your Guest DT for this card, it is truly gorgeous. I love the design with the pull out tag, just genius! The lucky recipient will be over the moon...a really stunning

  12. Belated Birthday wishes Kat. I am pleased you had a good day.
    Big congrats on your GDT spot. Your card is stunning, I love the design and such beautiful detailing.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  13. A gorgeous cross-over card Kat, love the shabby chic style and pretty flowers. Hope you had a lovely birthday.

  14. Once again Happppppppy Birthday!
    hope you had an awesome day sweetie!

    Your card is so beautiful, LOVE the little dragonfly and the way you have tied the ribbons too!

    hugs me x

  15. A very Happy birthday Kat and the most gorgeous card...congrats on your GDT..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Super Stunning creation as always huggles Pops x

  17. I can hardly believe I am the very lucky recipient of this totally gorgeous card - I love every detail of it - thank you so so much.
    Hope you had a fabulous birthday and got totally spoiled.
    Debs xx

  18. Huge congratulations on your GDT position! Your card is stunning, love the pretty embellishments. Sorry I'm so late in getting round to congratulate you - I've been such a bad blogger lately! Also, a very Happy Belated Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day :) xx

  19. Hi Kat this is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  20. Fabulous! This is so perfect... The colours, layout, embellies and that gorgeous large sentiment.

  21. Gorgeous card and love the beautiful papers and lace.
    Linda xxx

  22. Absolutely beautiful card.
    Congrats on your Guest DT position
    And belated Happy Birthday wishes!
    Love the papers...guess I need to go shopping lol

  23. Utterly exquisite! I happen to love the focal sentiment and think you did accomplish 3 out of 3 since it's a sentiment and not an image! ;)


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