Sunday, 19 June 2016

Shabby chic with The Ribbon Girl

Hello lovely people,

This is a great weekend!

Reason #1 - I had a fab time with friends at a small beer festival yesterday; I do love to sample some real ales :-)

Reason #2 - I am soooooo very excited to announce that I am guesting on the DT this month at The Ribbon Girl!!

I get a guest badge and everything :-)

 I'll have a few projects to show you over the next couple of weeks and first up is my card for the new 'Any Image' challenge.

The Ribbon Girl now stock some utterly gorgeous DPs alongside the amazing selection of ribbon, lace and embellishments.  I have used some Lemoncraft papers, which are really pretty and they inspired the shabby chic style of my card.

Girly shabby chic thank you card featuring girl with pencil (image Stamping Bella)

I thought a spot of Inktense colouring was called for with to tie in with the lovely soft, vintage feel of the papers.

Thank you to a very special crafting buddy who gave me this stamp; it's one I had my eye on for a while and I totally adore it :-)

Girly shabby chic thank you card featuring girl with pencil (image Stamping Bella)

I've used a few goodies from The Ribbon Girl on here (listed below), all chosen to work with the shabby chic style.

The little stars were plain wooden ones before I coated them with white acrylic paint, crackle glaze and inked the edges.  It's not often I alter bits and bobs like this but I was rather chuffed with how these turned out :-)

Girly shabby chic thank you card featuring girl with pencil (image Stamping Bella)

Other products;
Image: Tiny Townie Penelope has a pencil - Stamping Bella

Inktense colours;
Skin: 1800 Baked Earth, 520 Carmine Pink, 1740 Saddle Brown
Hair: 1900 Willow, 1730 Oak, 2010 Sepia Ink
Dress / bow: 1600 Leaf green
Pencil: 530 Crimson, 600 Shiraz & 1900 Willow & 2100 Charcoal grey & 310 Mid Vermillion

That's 4 days of blogging in a row so thanks to you all for leaving me such lovely comments :-)

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


  1. Fabulous shabby chic card Kat, Love that image and the papers are such a good match, Loving the flowers and stars and piece of lace sets the whole card of nicely. Congratulations on your guest DT. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Lovely card! thanks for joining us as a GDT this month. Mary x

  3. Congrats on your GDT at the Ribbon Girl Kat, very well deserved and a gorgeous card you have created for it too. I love that image and can see why it's one you love, beautiful colouring and very pretty embellishments too.

  4. Congrats on being GDT. Gorgeous shabby chic, love her and fab embellies

  5. Well done Kat on your four fabulous makes! This little lady looks so good with your wonderful Inktense colouring... which then goes so well with your vintage papers and fabulous lace!

    And another well done on being chosen as GDT for The Ribbon Girl.... very well deserved too!

    Big hugs and Happy Sunday..
    Christine x

  6. Another stunning card Kat. Love the soft colouring and layout. Congratulations on your guest DT For The Ribbon Girl. Well deserved.
    Deborah A

  7. Such a wonderful card Kat and a well deserved Guest spot. Those little buttons look incredible "pimped"!! xx

  8. This is super gorgeous Kat! Love it and wish my inktense attempts would look half as goo as yours. Out of interest, what paper do you use when you use your inktense pencils? Thanks Lisa x

  9. congratulations on your GDT Kat..gorgeous card..I love the papers and shabby Chic feel and your image is perfectly coloured and so adorable..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Kat this is so beautiful and the pencil colouring really does match the style of the card so perfectly.
    I am glad you had a lovely weekend.
    Sending hugs xxxx

  11. Hi Kat,

    You are a wonderful and talented lady. I am sorry i am so far behind on my commenting this month - I want you to know how much I loved your heart challenge. I would have struggled with one card let alone three! They are all absolutely gorgeous and so different. - Fabulousness!

    Enormous congratulations on your GDT spot at The Ribbon Girl - thoroughly well deserved - you make the most glorious shabby chic cards which showcases Mary and Andrea's lovely products perfectly.

    Now, on to this card - I don't think I have enough words left to say how exquisite it is in every way. Your intense colouring looks wonderful and your card design is exquisite with that wonderful paper and pretty flower clusters. You are super patient to twiddle with the little stars too!

    love from 3 more sleeeeeeps!!!

  12. Hi Kat, well done on your guest DT spot! This is a stunning card! So pretty!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  13. Such a pretty card Kat, the image is adorable and wonderfully coloured and delish embellishments too!
    And well done on your GDT spot :)

  14. As you can see I'm running so behind on my visits! But I wanted you to know that I love love love love love this card. I think it's my fave of yours for a while, and that's saying something! Gorgeous colouring with those pencils hun. xxx


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