Sunday, 27 June 2010

Ribbons of Quirkyness

Hi everyone it's that Quirky Time again when I wonder what day it is! The New Fortnighly Challenge has started over on the Quirky Craft's Challenge blog, but who knows, we like to keep you in suspenders! (but there was no sneak peek, Lyn) Yes there was... I had the wrong date in the date thingymejig, so I can't blame Mr Blogger! We'll just sweep that aside and not mention it, just like that goal the ref didn't see... (Shoulda gone to Speck savers!) I bet they use that in future advertising!
We still haven't worked out who's won the last challenge, because once again we can't make up our minds!! There were soooo many lovely cards and other makes, thank you all for entering!
Julia's set the challenge this fortnight, and she would like to see.....


You can make anything as long as there's a bit of or loads of Ribbon!! Once again we're being sponsored by the fabulous Stamp Addicts.

Here's D.T. my card. I know, I've used those papers again, but I do love them, and I'm beginning to really like different patterned papers that match. All the papers are by 'My Minds Eye' (Pretty Please Spring Papers) and were a freebie 6x6 with Cardmaking and PaperCraft Magazine a few months back. I've edged all the papers with dark blue chalk ink, just to make them stand out a little bit.

Sorry about Tilda, I must get some more!! (I only have two, and the other one's a Christmas one! This one is, Magnolia Jam Tilda) I like the way she just sits there on the eyelash wool. (Or wall!) I've used both pastel green and pale blue on her dress to get it to match the papers.
I did have a different ribbon across the corner, one that was in the same Papermania ribbon set, as the eyelash wool but you know when you look at something and the wrong thing stands out, like a big sore thumb, you just know it's wrong, and I'd stuck the thing on, but it just had to come off!
I replaced it with this much nicer softer polka-dot ribbon (and it hides the little rip in the corner!)
I did a bit of dry embossing on the stripy paper. I put it through my BigShot in the 'Happy Birthday' folder. I didn't sand it, just left it as it was. You can't really see it in the Photo, (not even when you double click it to make it bigger, but you do get a good look at my Harry Potter books and DVD's!!)
Now, who's the clever cloggs who can spot the sketch I've used... Yes, it's next weeks Midnight Madness#60 so I'm hoping it's okay to add it to the challenge even though that hasn't gone out yet. I thought it was a really nice one this time so just had to do it!!
says yes!!"
There's a few other challenges I'd love to enter this card into so I'm off to hunt them down and add links... but first I would love to say Hi and a big (((Wave))) to new follower Diane from 1cardcreator who has a very busy blog, with all sorts going on, pop over and say (((hi! )))
That's it for now, I'm still not here so I'll put this on timer with Mr Blogger. back later, to add links!! Thank you for stopping by.

Midnight Madness#60 -sketch
Kah Wink E Dink - anything goes
Tellen's Place - summer
Rosidee's -Summer Birthday
Happy Birthday has been embossed on the stripy paper)
Crafty Ann's Challenge - (fortnightly) embossing
Allsorts - embossing
(The stripy paper has been embossed with Happy Birthday)
I Did It Creations - 3D (Tilda and the paper layer she's on)
Our Creative Corner -Blues and greens
Hidden Treasures - ribbon


  1. Adorable card Lyn, love the layers and embellishments. A girl can never have too many stamps (lol).
    Have a great week Hun,


  2. very pretty, love the image too!!! thanks so much for playing along with IDIC.

  3. I must say, great minds think alike, having a ribbon challenge this week ;) That Tilda is super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Hidden Treasures!! xxKelli

  4. Gorgeous card - love the papers and layout and the spotty ribbon is lush! Thanks for joining in this week at Hidden Treasures. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Oh this is such a beautiful cad!
    Love your pretty papers and sweet Tilda!
    kim x

  6. Oh, I love those papers too. The colours are just gorgeous!

    The card's gorgeous too - looks fabulous.

  7. This is lovely Lyn, Tilda does look perfect perched on that eyelash wool :)
    And yay, no pop-under today :D

  8. Hi there

    How you doin? Gorgeous card, love the ribbon and how Tilda is sitting.

    Hugs Ali x

  9. Great card Lyn - and a very entertaining write up! I love your honesty because I'd never have known that the polka dot ribbon wasn't your first choice if you hadn't said. When I clicked on the pic, I could just about make out the hint of the embossing on the stripey paper but I would have believed you anyway - I just wanted that close up of your HP books and DVDs! (from another fan). Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  10. Gorgeous hun, I've got those papers as well & have to agree yes they are yummy lol
    theres something for you on my blog hun
    hugs shell xx

  11. I love this card and your Tilda always looks beautiful and different so don't apologize! Your mix of papers is fabulous and the matching flower is just the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the shout out, I am really touche, that was such a sweet thing to do. Thank you also for playing along with the Kahwinkedink challenge. Take care. ~Diane

  12. Hi there, wow what a super card! Am loving all of that ribbon and those papers are some of my favs, they are beautiful. Sweet little Tilda sitting there. Enjoy your afternoon, hugs Heidi xx

  13. I do love that ribbon! Thanks for joining Hidden Treasures this week! Alicia

  14. What a beautiful card Lyn,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  15. Adorable image and colored so well! Love how you used more than one type of ribbon, looks fab! Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures!

  16. Love your Tilda. Wow, were you ever create with your ribbon. I love Tilda sitting on the ribbon. So clever.
    Thanks for joining us at Hidden Treasures.

  17. Hi Lyn, fabulous card, love your papers and your colouring is gorgeous love the way youve got her sitting on the wool and the flower is fantastic. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. This is a beautiful card Lyn! Thanks for playing along with us this week at KWED. Good Luck!


  19. I'm such a fan of Tilda cards and I love the designer papers - great lollipop flower! The ribbons are really fabulous - I love organza! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week with summer fun! :-)

  20. this is adorable. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts embossing challenge with this. Good luck!

  21. Hi Lyn - this is just too adorable What gorgeous colours and I love the way Tilda is sitting on that gorgeous ribbon! Fabulous flower - this is just gorgeous! I am loving it! We are happy you could join us for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we love to see your work and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  22. Beautiful card Lyn, lovely colours and I love the flower :-)
    Anne xx

  23. Oh how sweet Lynn!! Love Tilda!! Gorgeous coloring!! The flower and layout is beautiful!

  24. Oh my Lyn I am in love with this one the colours that flower the ribbons and Tilda that is one of my favourite images of Tilda...but then all are my fave's lol...hey if you would like some stamped images of other Tilda's let me know I can send you some you send me an e-mail. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Crafty Ann's
    Lorraine x

  25. Fabulous card such a sweet tilda...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

  26. I do like the Tilda images thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  27. Such a gorgeous card. Love the pretty colour scheme and the design.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Beryl xx

  28. Hi Lyn what an adorable Tilda card. You have colored her to perfection. I love how you inked the edges of this beauty in blue-it does make the papers stand out. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. It is always a pleasure to come and view your fantastic work!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  29. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  30. Lyn, what a great job you've done on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!! Love your adorable Tilda, dp, colors and your gorgeous ribbon treatments!! Way 2 go!!

    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creation with us this week and hop you can come out to play with us again next week.


  31. Hi Lyn

    You sure have your own way with those cute cards! This is very pretty. I love that blue polkadotribbon, but I really love that it hides the fact that you ripped you card. I do that ALL the time *LOL*

    Thanks for joining midnight Madness challenge. I hope to see you play with us next week also!


  32. Oh Lyn, this is gorgeous.
    The BP's are fab and and I love your delicate colouring of Tilda.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  33. Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge this week :).

  34. Sweet image with beautiful DPs and gorgeous ribbons! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
    Jessica, MMSC DT

  35. What a great take on the sketch. Thank you for always making such awesome cards. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week for our challenges. No matter what part of the world you are from, from my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.

  36. What a great take on the sketch. Thank you for always making such awesome cards. I always look forward to seeing what will be created week after week for our challenges. No matter what part of the world you are from, from my family to yours I would like to wish you a great 4th of July.


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