Thursday, 11 October 2012

Clean and Simple

Hi there

It's a while since I made a clean and simple card, but my Husband asked me to make a card for a friend of his at work whose Wife as just had a baby girl.  I have to admit it's a long time since I made a New Baby card so I had to rummage through my craft room to find something suitable.

I decided to go for a clean and simple card after I found some pretty Melissa Frances stickers in a drawer. I thought this Little Princess sticker was perfect, I mounted it onto a couple of layers of card. 

 I used a strip of pink card from my scraps mountain (which just seems to get bigger and bigger every day!!) and adhered a piece of gorgeous guipure lace from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop to it with a thin piece of pink grosgrain ribbon. To embellish I used some pink self adhesive pearls on the lace and the crown.  This card only took minutes to put together, which makes a change for me as I often take hours to finish one card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafts and Me challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

thanks for visiting
Sarah x

A quick reminder that for the whole of October the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop have 15% off everything in their Christmas shop HERE.

Monday, 1 October 2012


Hi there,

It's time for another challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and this month Jane has chosen

Autumn Colours

The prize this month is a Halloween Selection of Goodies

I love this challenge as it has so much scope, but especially as I could make a Halloween project, I love Halloween so much! This year will be a bit different for me as usually all the preparations for trick or treat are shared with my daughter who has now gone off to University.  We carve pumpkins together and decorate our front porch with cobwebs and spiders and our pumpkins ready for all the little ones who visit, but this year I will have to do it all alone. 

I have made a card and treat pail for the challenge, for the card I have used a selection of paper scraps that I had in my scraps box, the main image is a Melissa Frances sticker (love these stickers!) which I have had in my collection for a long while).  the bow is made from black seam binding which I have distressed by rolling a length in my hands for a few seconds, The centre of the bow has on old  recycled button I had saved from a pair of gloves tied onto it.

My next project is an altered pail. I intend to fill this with lots of treats and then post it with the card to my Daughter as a little Halloween surprise.

I covered the pail (from Sainsburys) with this polka dot paper (apologies I can't remember where this came from) and then added another Melissa Frances sticker from the same sheet.  I then adhered buttons all around the top using a strip of super sticky tape (I swear that stuff would stick anything together!!) and lastly added more of the distressed seam binding and the button from the other glove! there is a little tag tied onto the pail with a sentiment on it but I didn't fit it into the photo properly.

Do pop over to the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and see all my team mates creations they really are inspirational!  And we'd love to see all your autumn cards entered into our challenge too.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop have a Sale in the Christmas Shop until 10th October, included are some lovely festive ribbons, charms, twine, pearls and rhinestones. Do pop over and have a look HERE

Thanks for visiting my sadly neglected blog!
Sarah x