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Just wanted to share this 'Congratulations' card.  I've used the new 'Brocade' design from Pink Petticoat.  in sand and cream which matches perfectly with the beautiful champagne pure silk ribbon from The Ribbon Girl..  It's so easy to achieve a perfect bow and adds a touch of luxury to any card.  I think I need some more colours!

Off now to get my supplies ready - Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day starts tomorrow!  I feel I'll be learning a lot this September, I'm on Jury Service for 2 weeks!

Papers:  Pink Petticoat Brocade and Doodle Dots
Image:  Pink Petticoat Lola Rose Blooming coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment:  Papermania Stamp
Tim Holz On The Edge Die
Pure Silk Ribbon (Champagene) and
Brown Tea Dyed Check Cotton from The Ribbon Girl
Vintage Lace

Another Sweet Treat...

Just wanted to share another sweet treat card I made for the Fiskarettes blog using the Everywhere Window Punch.  There's a step-by-step tutorial to make one over there too if you're interested.  If not, it's still worth a visit to check out all the lovely creations from Caroline and the rest of the DT, all using Fiskars craft tools.

DPs:  Pink Petticoat Cherries
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat Sweet Sentiments
Punches:  Fiskars
Bakers Twine:  The Ribbon Girl
Ribbons:  My Ribbon Scraps Bag

Another tissue paper flower...

I did say I couldn't stop making them!  This card was made with all those litlle punchies and scraps that are lying around on your desk and was inspired by the lovely cards on Kirsty's blog.
I'm entering it for 'The Sweet Days of Summer' challenge over at The Shabby Tearoom.

Dps - My Minds Eye
Bakers Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Kraft envelope - Poundshop
Tissue Paper - Paperchase
Button - Stampin Up
Vintage music sheet
Tiny Tag Punch - Stampin Up
Stamps - Paula Pascual

Bloom & Grow...

Just sharing the latest project I made for the Fiskarettes blog.  This is my favourite kind of crafting taking an everyday item and making it pretty with just some simple supplies from your craft stash. 

For more info and a step by step guide hop on over HERE to the Fiskarettes blog.  While you're there don't forget to enter for the Friday Freebie!

Listing gardening jobs will never be a chore again!

Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Fiskars Continuous Stamping Wheel
Fiskars ShapeBoss
Stampin Up Cotton Twill and Linen Thread
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Jenni Bowlin Vintage Button
Stampendous Alphabet Stamps
Embroidery Floss
Flower, Journalling Spot and Dew Drop from stash

Hand Carved Stamps...

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to spend an evening of crafting at The Make Lounge in Islington, North London, courtesy of Snapfish

About 12 of us crafty types enjoyed a private workshop in how to make hand carved stamps.  Taught by the lovely and very talented Zeena Shah.

I kept my design simple with some lollipop flowers and a leaf.  We used Speedy Carve, which I've never seen before, it's so easy to to use, not like the lino we used to carve at school.  

A fun evening in a great venue, learning a new skill and making new friends!   What more could a crafty girl want, oh I forgot, a goody bag to take home too!
Check out some photos of the evening on Crafty Makes and Cos I Like Making Stuff

And the Winner is...

Your prize is wrapped and ready to go.  Just email me your address and we can get it in the post to you.

Thanks to everyone who participated.  There will be more giveaways from
The Ribbon Girl throughout the month of August so be sure to keep checking the blog.

The Ribbon Girl Birthday Blog Hop...

Some good news for me to share, after my Guest Designer spot for July I've been asked to join The Ribbon Girl Design Team permanently, how cool is that!  Now onto the real reason why you're here

The Ribbon Girl Birthday Blog Hop

You've probably arrived here from Dawny's blog and know exactly what to do by now!  Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize, a rainbow selection of ribbons, pins, buttons and charms.

The blog hop closes on 7th August at 9pm UK time, when I'll be picking a winner.  Now hop on over to Kath's blog for another chance to win. If you think you may have missed a blog, here's a full list of blogs taking part in the hop!

Vicky (you're here)