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Monday 19 October 2009


Thank you for all your super entries for our 3d challenge, I've had such a ball going round visiting you all! So many different styles and designs, well done all of you! Also Thank You to La Pashe and Cardmaking with Imag-e-nation for supplying the DT with some items to use and for being our sponsors and to Judy for being our Special lovely guest!
One question answered - Can you enter the challenge more than once?
Yes up to a maximum of 3 separate designs on separate posts/emails.

We had 32 gorgeous entries (Irit, Kym, Alison, Victoria, Irit (2), Sue, Caro, Dee, Jude, Suzi, Ali, Lesley, Angie, Dawn, Sophie, Kaza, Kim Y, Louise z, Glennis, Carol, JulyeB, Tracey, Gvendalen, Susie L, Anne, Nikki, Irit (3), Dawn (2), Vicky, Donna, Mandy, Cindy)

Ok drum roll - The winner of the La Pashe/Cardmaking with Imag-e-nation pack is.....

Well Done Lesley! I've emailled you for your address x
Now our winners of our Top 3 blinkies go to (in no particular order)
Well Done ladies, grab yourself your top 3 blinkie from our sidebar x


Our 5th challenge is once again sponsored by the lovely Joanna Sheen. She has some new items in her shop you must go see! Here's a small selection of them.....

Introducing HOOT the latest character from Joanna Sheen! How cute is he! They are available as value multi buys or as singles but be quick as they're flying away fast!

Joanna also has some new Promarker sets in. They are christmas and contemporary christmas. She also has a Promarker mega deal of all the new 56 colours for a limited time only. Click here to see all of the promarker sets available.



Our challenge this time is to use ribbons, fibres, lace or similar materials somewhere on your design. I know I had a big bag of ribbons for a long time I didn't know quite what to do with until I joined blogland and saw some of the beautiful ways they are used.

Please put your entry in the comments field below Pauline's card by noon (GMT) Monday 19th October. Good Luck!

Here's what the DT have come up with this month!

1 gold textured a4 card for front scored in half
1 gold embossed a4 card sored in half then gatefold on both sides. cut an aperture in this one i used ultimate pro.
toppers - free from magazine.
ribbon to decorate.


For the first card I used a white rectangular card then added a piece of blue handmade paper (from studio) and then having coloured the picture with watercolour pencils. I added some blue beads on the cake and some gold ones in a semi-circle at the bottom. I used Red Glitter glue on the cake & green glitter glue with the gold beads
I stuck that onto a darker piece of paper and stuck it onto the card. I put a border of silver ribbon round the top & two sides & put two pieces of narrow brown ribbon across the bottom I added a gold star in each corner and put 3 hearts on the brown ribbon.

For my 2nd card I used a red square card, then added the 2 rows of gold metallic ribbon across it leaving enough space for a piece of 3mm organza ribbon ... but when the latter was on it didn't look right so I added some gold stars to it.
The image I coloured using watercolour pencils, then finally added the gold bow at the top and the 3 little blue flower shapes at the bottom.


I have used a image that I got from the craft fair recently, I used an embossed card and stuck down some black squares and frayed the edges, they are almost material but not quite 100% - I used beads for the flower that my teddie is holding and coloured his pot and eyes and noses with silver pen. I used scraps of ribbon to decorate all around the image, and i put little seed beads scattered around the edges. I must apologise for the quality of the image, we are a camera down everyone, i will however retake the photo and put a better quality one on my blog. Soz - Hope you all enjoy this challenge as must as the rest as this one is fun to do.

For this card I used my favourite C5 size, used a cerise mirror card down one side and overlaid it with ribbon, had I sat and thought about it a bit longer I should have put the ribbon around the mirror card only and not the full card. I used a lighter pink mirror card matted onto plain white card and made a bow for the top. I have used a new kit from the Daisy and Dandelion range, I have used four layers. I then added the sentiment and embellishments which all come free with a magazine.

Started with a large 8" square card blank, used some old neglected 'twelvebytwelve' papers and some coredinations card that I sanded down to make it look more faded. Greeting Farm Miss Anya stamp, coloured with promarkers, cut out and mounted. The flowers were cut from lots of layers of pearlised paper with a sizzix die, and curled up with my bone folder, bead cap centres and brads added, then used lots of stickles all over the brads. Attached a little key charm on a chain using the brad on the large flower. Computer generated sentiment with a few flat back pearls added. The pearl swirl was made using a Bazzill template and adhesive flat back pearls. The scallop edges were made with a martha stewart punch and my ribbon element is a strip of sheer purple ribbon with a layer of white thread over the top and tied through a white button.


I love the big decorative trees that people make using layers and layers of ribbon but they use something like 36 yards to cover a cone of polystyrene and that is a waste of yummy ribbon if you ask me. It did however inspire me to dig out my green ribbons and make a smaller version suitable for a card.
I used a sheet of A4 card as the base and covered the front with a Christmas paper from K & Co.
I made a base for the tree from a triangle of card and basically layered loops of ribbon onto strips of double sided tape in tiers.
The star is a chipboard shape covered with Rangers Glossy Accents and sprinkled with gold glitter.
The plant pot was made from scraps of card. I added another strip of ribbon and a mulberry flower coloured red with a Promarker.
Strips of braided ribbon were added along the top and bottom edges of the card. Small parcels are under the tree courtesy of Papermania vellum stickers and the sentiment is leftover from the La Pashe decoupage sheet I used for the last challenge.


Also take a trip over to Rose's Blog as she's actually an awesome cardmaker and knows what to do with a piece of ribbon or two!


I used Sarah Kay Spring Blossom stamp, stamped with Black 'Memento' ink. I coloured her in with the following Copic Markers: E000 Skin White, R20 Blush, E21 Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, YG91 Putty, YG95 Pale Olive, B93 Crockery Blue, B45 Smoky Blue, Y11 Pale Yellow, V91 Pale Grape, C3 Cool Grey, W1 Warm Grey and W3 Warm Grey. I mounted her onto to a oval piece of card.

For the background I cut a rounded rectangle of cream card and rounded rectangle, slightly smaller than the first from pattern paper (free from a magazine). I inked both the rectangles edges with Copic Marker - YG95 Pale Green. I then stuck the smaller rectangle on to the larger rectangle. Using two pieces of ribbon, I wrapped one along the top of the rectangles and the other down one side of the rectangles. I then mounted the stamped image on to the rectangles.

The base card was created from a A4 sheet of textured mirri board, which I card strip about 2 inches from to get the size card I wanted. I folded the what was left of the A4 card in half and struck a piece of the strip I had cut off on the of the card to create a longer back flip. On the front of this flip I glued a strip of matching pattern paper, with the edges inked with Pale Olive, and then a strip of ribbon down the centre. I glue the rectangles to the front of the card. Glued a flower that I created from two silk flowers with stick on gems in the centre. Added a charm attached with ribbon, from underneath the flower. I added a handmade bow to the top of the charm.

To finish I inked the edges of the card with the same Copic Marker - YG95 Pale Olive.

For this challenge I wanted to show you a notebook, I make lots of these with a Bind it All machine. You can also make them with bought notebooks (destructions will be on my blog)
I made the notebook by covering mounting board with some paper dyed with starburst stains which is also used for the matting. The image is a digital stamp by Victoria Case and is coloured with Promarkers from Joanna Sheen I used Shimmerz in pixie dust for the fairy wings. I've then got small pieces of ribbon and tied these securely onto the "O" rings of the notebook. I tend to use 3 lengths of ribbon per ring to bulk it out.

Now without further ado, let me intoduce you to our special guest for this challenge, Pauline Carr (Passion for Papercraft) Pauline has a beautiful way with fibres, ribbons and lace. She might be familiar to Penny Black fans as she is on the design team for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Thank you for joining us Pauline!



  1. I am just in AWE ladies! Absolutely beautiful work! So many fab ideas, great talent and creativity here!

  2. Well done DT some great ideas, it always amazes me how we all create so many different variations. Fantastic, keep up the good work. xx

  3. Hi, seems Im the first to make a card for this challenge, thast a first, Im often late!
    here's my entry
    Keryn :D

  4. I just have a teeny bit of ribbon on my card - but it's there! Click here for my card

  5. A great line up here!
    Here is my card. Thanks for looking!

  6. What a wonderful array of inspirational examples from your design team , hope mine is up to standard thanks Julye

  7. What a lovely, varied selection of cards you've come up with! Mine is here.

  8. The design teem did an Awsome job, I just love ribbon, although I never seem to have the right colour when I need it. I put 2 ribbons together, it is hard to see in the picture, but here is what I did. Thanks for looking

  9. Great challenge, great DT cards. Here's my card
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Gorgeous DT work. I got carried away and made three scrapbook layouts with ribbon used on them in different ways. Scroll down to see all three. Thanks for looking. you can see them here:

  11. Great DT cards, all so different. Just the one pice of ribbon on mine, which is odd for me. You'll find it Here TFL

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  13. Great DT cards. I love using ribbon on my cards.

    Here's my card

    Kat x

  14. Thanks for having this challenge--I love using ribbons! Here is mycard.


  16. Great DT cards - love your book Vix.

    Here's mine


    Sarah x

  17. Beautiful DT cards, only yesterday I ordered the Mega Deal 56 new colours from Joanna's site, such a brilliant price!
    Here's my entry

  18. Another card- some ribbon too- HOW IT CAN BE WITHOUT?

  19. Love the DT cards. I enjoy doing your challenges, but having a hard time linking so my http doesn't show.

    Here's my card, http://cardwithd.blogspot.com/2009/10/4-challenges-1-card.html

  20. Here is mine!


  21. What a fab range of cards - lovely challenge blog. Here is my card

  22. Great cards on her, hope I can join again, I have out a little bit of ribbon on my Nana's birthday card hope you like it. My Card

  23. Hi Guy's great challenge this week and I love all the DT card's and project's
    Heres my card

  24. So glad I found your challenge blog and looking forward to following you all for longer.
    here is my card

  25. This is a great challenge - I really enjoyed doing it. here is my card

  26. These are wonderful cards!

    Here's mine:


  27. This is the first time I have entered one of your challenges. Great site and cards. Here is my card Marianne x

  28. First time I've played.Beautiful DT creations and wonderful ribbon inspiration.
    My card is here.
    Craftybunny x

  29. great challenge

    here mine my page



  30. Great cards everyone. Here's mine, thanks for looking:


  31. thanks for the challenge. lovely DT's work.
    here is my card

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  33. hello
    the DT girls have made amazing cards!!!
    Thanks for the challenge!
    here is my card

    Here is my card:

    greetings from Germany - Regina

  34. Such a fab challenge that I decided to enter another card here it is

  35. Here is my second entry to the challenge...another scrapbook layout! http://carocrafts.blogspot.com/2009/10/tired-and-poorly.html

  36. thank you for this lovely challenge and for the inspiring DT's work.
    here is my card

  37. What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards. Well to use my favourite embellishment ribbons and fibres – was this challenge just picked for me?

    Here is my card for this challenge

    Best wishes

    Kym xxx

  38. Fab cards everyone. So many favourites to choose from! Here's my card:


  39. Gorgeous cards everyone! Here is mine. Only a bit of ribbon on it, but don't have time to make another before the deadline!

  40. Brilliant cards everyone, took me some time to get round you all, but what a different take we all had on this, well done xx Judie

  41. Gorgeous cards again girls,
    My card is here
    hugs Mandy xx

  42. Enjoyed looking at all your cards, so pretty!
    Here's mine

  43. Hey I loved thiss challenge, I hope mine shows alittle bit about me.

  44. Nice cards. I really find that gold A4 card so lovely.


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