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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Use That Ribbon!

The challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is USE THAT RIBBON!  We all have ribbon we cherish and have 'saved'. It's time to break into that stash and we'd love to see some of that special ribbon you've been hoarding...I mean, saving. The image I used this week is named The Lovely Ballerina and she's a digi by our sponsor, The Paper Shelter.


This card is made with one of my favorite color combinations: purples and greens. My papers are from Michael's.  I used my Stampin' Up punch to punch out my Lili of the Valley sentiment. The purple swirls in the bouquet are a die by Magnolia and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

    
Isn't this ribbon just gorgeous? It's satin edged with a light wire in it, and then down the middle of the ribbon are lavendar roses with the green leaves which are machine embroidered. I've been saving this ribbon for the "right" card and because of the paper and image, it matches perfectly!!!! See that flower and leaf in the center of the bow? Those are actually buttons by "Dress It Up!" and are from the package called:  Tiny Country Flowers. I cut the button shank off the leaf button and glued it to the ribbon. Then I cut the button shank off the purple flower button and glued that to the leaf. My flowers are a combination of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. The crocheted purple flower behind the large purple flower is hand crocheted by a family member. I added some gold Stickles glitter to the edges of the flowers to tie in the gold half pearls on the right side of the card.
 
 
The image is colored with Copics and is cut with a die with a matching overlay die by Memory Box. I cut the overlay die out of a transparency sheet and then used my Copics to just go over it lightly for a wisp of color. I used my Spellbinders scallop die cut to cut the purple glitter paper behind the image. I used my Cool Glitter Ritz loose glitter on her tutu and sleeves.
 
I would love to see you enter this challenge. Honestly, who doesn't have RIBBON in their stash of supplies?!  If you've been saving a "special" piece, please use it this week and show it off since I'd love to see it, as would so many other ribbon hoarders--I mean collectors. That pretty ribbon on my card has been in a drawer for over 5 years now and it's so nice to see it on this card! And do you remember the bonus if you use an image from The Paper Shelter?  Read below! (click on the picture below to be taken to TPS)
 
http://www.thepapershelter.com/

There are some awesome cards made by the Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog if you need a little nudge to get your creative juices going. Please stop by and leave a comment on their blogs to let them know you visited!
 
Now, I'd like to ask a question and you can put your answer in the Comments section below. Do you prefer that I put the description of the majority of the supplies and dies I use on my cards or would you prefer I keep the post short and sweet?  If you like the supplies listed, would you prefer them listed in a different format? Let me know what you think.
 
                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

61 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fourth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Such a Pretty Design just perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Thank you for joining us,it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    Xx

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  3. This is a fabulous disign. The details are fab. Just love it

    Malika

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  4. Stunning creation Gail. Beautiful layout and your colour choice is great too.
    Lovely little bouquet which finishes your card off beautifully
    Anne x

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  5. Hi Gail, oh wow what a stunning card your colouring is fabulous, your card design is gorgeous and the flower arrangement is just beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  6. Hi Gail great card hun and ty for joining us at Clear it Out very good luck x

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  7. Hi me again and thanking you for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday xxx

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  8. Wonderful stunning flower arrangement and of course the ribbon Fab Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

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  9. What a beautiful card!!! Love the flowers and adorable image!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and the image is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags'n Whiskers.
    Cindy DT

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  11. How lovely, Gail! So pretty and feminine... love the colour combo and sweet image! Such gorgeous flowers and ribbon too!
    Chris
    x

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  12. Stunning card, I love the colors, all the detail and the image is so lovely.
    You rock!!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I love your colors!! Really love that you cut the transparency and added color... definitely going to try that.. it looks fantastic! Love all the flowers. All of the details are just amazing! I loved reading about it all! Thanks for all the detail! Gorgeous creation!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  14. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
    Ema
    FCB DT Coordinator

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  15. Such a pretty card and perfect for our girly challenge :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  16. So very pretty Gail...beautiful...and I love your colour combo and gorgeous colouring on this fabulous image..
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Wow! Stunning card! The flowers, bling and image together are just perfection. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! :)

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  18. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

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  19. OMG, stunning and breaktaking creation, Gail -- so glad that you chose the perfect colors to coordinate with that oh-so-special ribbon! Yes, I can see how you had a hard time parting with it -- has that definite "lacey look" to it that is your trademark. Your description is great (and funny) and I've seen it done both ways -- as you incorporate into your explanation or some have listed their items used in an outline form --- whichever way works best for you and is comfortable, is the way to go, I say.

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  20. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Use Your Favorite Color Combination
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  21. Adorable project thank you for joining us over at the Get Inky Challenge
    Royal Hugs
    The Scrapbooking Queen
    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

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  22. Fabulous card, thanks so much for entering the Craftitude Challenge - Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  23. a lovely card for any little girl with all the flowers and glitter, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge
    Tilly

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  24. What a pretty ribbon it is too! Matches the lovely sparkly girl and all those gorgeous die cuts. Thanks for joining us at the Squirrel and the Fox!

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  25. I love how the flowers are arranged...so creative!

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  26. What a beautiful card, Gail! Gorgeous colour combo and your flower spray looks amazing! xx

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  27. Beautiful card. I like layout and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck, Joanna DT

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  28. Absolutely love your card , so nice to see you again. I love your coloring is A+.Awesome! I absolutely love the image and the colors you have used. You have done a wonderful job with it. Just love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. You can enter 3 projects with us for each challenge. Good Luck! Ange DT xxoo

    I only need 9 more followers now to join my blog then I will have 200 followers and will be drawing the beautiful Sherri Ann Baldy frame die.Good Luck!

    Happy Crafting! Ange xxoo

    http://angetreasures.blogspot.com.au/

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  29. Well all I can say is WOW! I love this! And thank you for detailing everything you did and the supplies you used. I love the way you created the overlay die! I love your flowers and buttons and the beautiful ribbon! Love the added glitter too! A gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Add Some Ribbon challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

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  30. Me again - I just had a look around your blog! Love your designs and your style! I am your newest follower! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations! Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  31. this is gorgeous Gail and so beautiful decorated.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  32. This is so pretty! I love your colour choices, the die cuts and flowers are beautiful and you have coloured the image so well. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Fingers this week - good luck x

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  33. Beautiful card, pretty design and flowers, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!!!!!! I love the colors, the flowers, the beautiful ribbon, the sparkle- the whole design. To me it doesn't really matter how the supplies are listed as long as they are mentioned so I can know where to get the crafty stuff. :) Thanks so much for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

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  35. Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at SFTWchallenge cheers Sue N x

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  36. OMG, this card is absolutely stunning.. I just love it!! so elegant!! so pretty!! love how you add all the flowers!! wonderful!!! love it!! good lucky in all the challenges!!
    xx

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  37. This is really beautiful, lovely details and colouring, well put together, love all the flowers and die cuts, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

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  38. Hi Gail, if you are interested in joining another DT team, could you let me know? Hilde

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  39. woooow this is totally stunning! Totally adore all the dies you have used... I have big die envy here :) I just had to become a follower! The color scheme is totally gorgeous! And what a fabulous image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

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  40. Beautiful card Gail, I love the cute image and the pretty flowers.

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  41. Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at SFTW challenge challenge cheers Sue N x

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  42. Beautiful card Gail!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge and ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  43. Oh, this is absolutely beautiful! i love that frame around the little ballerina... infact, I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle blog- Vic, DT x

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  44. This is just beautiful as always Gail. Love the soft colours you used.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  45. Wow this is amazing ! Love it. Thanks for joining the challenge at fan-tastic Tuesday x

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  46. Gorgeous coloring and design, Gail ! I love all the sparkle. Great embellishment details. Thanks so much for joining in our "Sports and Activities" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  47. This is so pretty Gail. I love the colour combo and the layers on the card are incredible... xo Nikki

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  48. Abosolutely Georgeous card! I love all the intricate detail on this card. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com I love your choice of patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

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  49. Your coloring is just perfect and I love all of the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie Thomas
    TTCRD Design Team

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  50. What a great card! It's so pretty with the wonderful image as well as those lush flowers. It's awesome in every way. Thanks for joining our Challenge last week in my neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! Please join us again for another wonderful Challenge beginning today. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  51. This is darling, love your flowers! Thanks for joining our 'purple' challenge at the Clear it Out blog :)

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  52. what a wonderful card you´ve made :) I like your color combo :) Thanks for playing with us at My be sties Norway challenge :) Hugs Rita, DT

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  53. what a stunning card! I love the colours and the lovely image with its gorgeous sparkle. Fab. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew girlie challenge. Irene DT XX

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  54. Lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

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  55. wow what pretty ribbon no wonder you were saving it for the right card and this is such a beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For The Weekend, we hope you will join us again next time. Tracy DT.

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  56. This card is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I cannot even explain how much I love all the details and accents you used.
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments this fortnight! We hope to see you again soon!

    Lisa - CM DT

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  57. Beautiful work, Gail! Great colors! Thanks so much for playing with us, this week at Hobbycutz! We’re so happy you linked up with us! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Hobbycutz

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  58. Stunning. Lovely image and gorgeous flowerspray
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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  59. Wow stunning card, your coloring is great, the colors you used and the card layout are perfect. Thank you for creating and sharing with us on the Whimsy Challenge this month.

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  60. Wow This is a real WOW! Fantastic! Your creation for detail is out of this world! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good Luck...
    Crafty hugs
    Denise
    http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  61. Fabulous card, in real springcolours.Thanks a lot for joining My Besties Norge challenge. Hope to see you back soon. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

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