Saturday, 2 March 2013

Mistletoe and Hearts - CHNC Challenge 114

Afternoon All,

It's the weekend and it's raining, what else! I hope the weather is better wherever you are in the world. And when it rains, you will find me in my favourite place - the craft space ... well, it is the perfect excuse :)

Now, it's not like me to be so quick of the block for Hazel's challenge, but it just so happened that this card I made yesterday fitted perfectly the remit for her CHNC Challenge 114 - ribbons, ribbons, ribbons.

The base card is pale yellow ... I can't remember where I got these coloured card blanks but they do make a change from white. The scalloped patterned paper is another piece from the Christmas goodies that I've challenged myself to use. The pink berries on the mistletoe are a bit out of the ordinary, giving me the opportunity to make a card in non-traditional colours - pink, yellow and green.

The new ribbon storage, as described in an earlier post - see here - is paying dividends already. It took a matter of moments to find ribbon that toned with the pink in the paper - some gorgeously silky seam binding which, if my aged memory serves me well, came from the Ribbon Girl. To get the crushed look, I just dampened it, scrunched it and then gave it a quick blast with the heat gun - worked a treat :) The little brad is  from an old Docrafts collection from a couple of years ago.

The label was too white so it's been inked with TH's Scattered Straw DI to tone it down a bit. The other supplies, the hearts and the pink gems are from my stash.

As if I haven't stunned Hazel enough already, I've also remembered to submit my card to her CHNC Extra Challenge for March.

Right, I'm off back to the workspace ... up to my elbows in stamp organisation now. It's not just spring cleaning that's driving me to tidy, sort and organise - it's necessity! After several years of crafting, I now have  more paper, ribbon, stamps, inks, etc., much more than when this obsessional hobby first took hold of me. The EM might say, too much :) (Actually, I think it breeds in the night!) And, given that I am now getting on a bit and the memory isn't quite as sharp as it was, I'm having trouble keeping tabs on it all. So, you see, the sorting out is absolutely essential.

Okay, I'm going in now ... but I'll be back :))

Thanks for popping in. Have a great weekend.

 Happy crafting,


  1. Lovely card Elizabeth. That pink ribbon is a great colour.

  2. Beautiful card Elizabeth. Love the pink ribbon.

  3. Hello Elizabeth. Its hard to believe I'm only a few miles away and we have the most beautiful sunshine to-day, in fact its been a great 10 days now. I love your card to-day, just perfect. Hope to catch up soon. Hugs Rita xx

  4. What a surprise, Elizabeth (good job I was sitting down! - lol!) - gorgeous card, love those hearts as well as the sumptuous ribbon - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Super card Elizabeth! Love the design and the different colours are gorgeous!!

    So pleased that your organising is paying dividends - ha, I really should press on with mine too. I had the craftroom almost upside down looking for some new (only recently bought) stamps and matching dies. They were in a safe place alright - an unlabelled Really Useful Box - fatal!!!

    Delighted you won the RD stamps by the way :)

    If you used any snippets on this lovely card - please feel free to link into the Playground when it opens for the coming week. I'm not very strict about back linking when it's just a day or two. Grin, the gates open at midnight so you could even be first :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Wonderful that scrunchy ribbon!
    You are doing such a great job of using your stash! I am finding it is kind of fun to search through and find things that go together.

    Good to hear that the ribbon storage is paying off. It is hard to remember what we have and such a bonus t have our choices all together and then the only work to it is the decision of which to use.
    It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many shades of every colour...who knew!

    Good luck on the stamps project...I have to leave mine to the side till mid March as I am off tomorrow to visit family.

  7. Hi Elizabeth, We had lovely weather today and not so cold either which makes a change as most weekend are horrible!!.....not your card its Utterly stunning is your card hearts ribbon and sentiment is beautiful enjoy the rest of the weekend and hopefully the weather will improve xx

  8. A very pretty card Elizabeth. I am sorry, we seem to have all of the sunshine here in middle England :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. So pretty! The pink ribbon is just fabulous!

    love Mags B x


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