Monday, 5 August 2013

TRR#59 - Chevrons and Flowers

Welcome to another beautiful challenge from The Ribbon Reel.

Sweet Michelle Bala has chosen such an inspiring photo for our current challenge - isn't this cushion amazing? Such beautiful contrasting colours and design. Michelle is challenging us to use the COLOURS that you can see in the photo and create a project using CHEVRONS and FLOWERS!

I couldn't resist the lovely fabulous chevron paper I have had in my stash for some time. It's from the DCWV 'La Creme' Stack I added an MFT die cut leafy flourish, a cute little chipboard birdcage and added tons of beautiful Ribbon Reel goodies!! For the sentiment, I simply stamped the 'Sweet Birthday Wishes' phrase from Waltzingmouse's 'Compact Sentiments' straight over the patterned paper! I just love the contrast of the cerise pink, black, orange against the wonderful chevrons in Michelle's photo and that is where I found my inspiration.

I used the following products available right now in the Ribbon Reel Store.
A beautiful cerise hybrid tea-rose; cream/orange cherry blossoms; pink hybrid tea rose; the sweetest little 'Made with Love' Nickel charm. And not forgetting the absolutely stunning ribbons I was lucky enough to play with !  16mm Fuschia Pink Two Tone Mesh Ribbon; 15mm Ruffle Edge Black Sheer Ribbon; 9mm Orange Grosgrain Ribbon.

Click HERE to go to The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog and take part. You never know, you could be in with a chance of winning some AMAZING goodies from The Ribbon Reel store!!

Til next time!

Helen x

Monday, 22 July 2013

TRR#58 - Rose Cottage

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It's been super hot here and I'm absolutely loving it! Super fun 3D project for you today for our latest 
I've been having a great time playing around with my stash and of course lots of wonderful goodies from The Ribbon Reel store.

Here is the GORGEOUS inspiration photo from the equally gorgeous Debbie Marcinkiewicz! Debbie asks that you create a card/project using White and pink flowers with Ribbon and Lace.

 I cut the little house out by hand  using some patterned papers and then added some white lace and pearls May Arts trim, a tea rose and a cute little pearl.  I wanted it to resemble an ornament suspended in the middle of the frame so I used some gorgeous 3mm pink May Arts velvet trim backed with some 1/2" white seam binding to create the effect.  I used sheer paper and stamped the sentiment "home is where You are" from Waltzingmouse Stamps'  Roses in Bloom stamp set in pink and adhered to the center of the house.

We would love to see your creations, so simply link up your card/project over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog. My TRR teamies have also created some absolutely stunning projects so please do stop by and leave them some love! Their blogs are listed below, simply click on their names to be taken to their blogs:)

Have a great week.


Helen x

Monday, 24 June 2013

TRR#56 Candy Colours

Hi there,

Well, it's been a busy week in the Berry household  - my eldest son has just returned from a Bushcraft overnight camp which he absolutely loved and preparations have started for my birthday tomorrow and my youngest son's overnight birthday camp with a bunch of his little 7 year old buddies on Saturday. We are packing it all in these next two weeks as my husband will be working away for several weeks from Jul 3rd - so we kinda need to make the most of him being around :)

Today, I'm sharing a Ribbon Reel project for the current challenge which can be found >here<.

Lenet has chosen THE most gorgeous photo - love, love, love those boxes.

Here is my's a birthday card for me!!

Here's a list of all the wonderful products from The Ribbon Reel shop that I used on this card:

If you get the chance to play along you could win some beautiful Ribbon Reel goodies just for sharing your project with us!

Have a wonderful week!

x x x

Monday, 10 June 2013

TRR#55 - Treasure Pearls

The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog have another gorgeous photo for your inspiration, this time provided by Zuzana.

I created a special birthday gift tag  using lots of Ribbon Reel yumminess! I was inspired by the beautiful pearls on that gorgeous hair comb decoration and so cut a sweet sillhouette from felt and added three pearls to her ponytail. She is mounted onto a beautiful Sizzix die cut frame from the same set and the tag is created using Spellbinders Labels 8 - still one of my all time favourites:) Lots of sweet papers, soft colours and yummy lace on this! Love it !!

Products used: Two Tone Mauve Mesh; 32mm Champagne Silk Ribbon; 50mm Guipure Lace in White; Prima Cabachon Lace 20mm in Cherry;

Here are a couple of other views of the tag:

Be sure to visit The Ribbon Reel challenge blog for full details of the current challenge and to see all the wonderful card creations from The Ribbon Reel design team! You could win some yummy Ribbon Reel goodies just by entering your card/scrap page/3D item - so come along and join us! Simply upload a photo of your creation to your blog/online gallery or even tag a picture of your creation on Facebook. You have two weeks to play :)

Monday, 27 May 2013

TRR#54 - Flower Cart

Hello and welcome to a whole new fun challenge from The Ribbon Reel. It's a beautiful Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. Happy Memorial Day to all those of you in the USA too!

Jeanne has chosen the most beautiful photo inspiration for us to play with over the next two weeks and asks that we be inspired by the colours of the photo, use VIOLETS and GREEN and add RIBBON and a FLOWER.

I had a special 40th Birthday card to make for my lovely friend who will be turning 40 on Tuesday.  I used some Bridal White Satin Ribbon to make a wide ruffled piece and then added some Purple Saddle Stitch Grosgrain along the bottom edge. I added some beautiful two-tone dark lilac Cherry Blossom flowers and a sweet white Gardenia flower. The green olive faux silk ribbon gives the impression of leaves and I couldn't resist some loopy purple button twine and beautiful white leaf stick pins.

The gorgeous 'My Heart' stamp set is one of my favourites and is by Waltzingmouse and is stamped in shades of violet and green and I added some sweet lilac gems which I had shaped into the number 40.

You can find full details of the challenge over at The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog as well as links to all the beautiful creations from the rest of the Ribbon Reel Design Team -  well worth a look!!


Helen xxx

Monday, 13 May 2013

TRR#53 - Spring is Here!

Hello crafty friends!  Debbie is the host this week for The Ribbon Reel #53 – ‘Spring is Here‘!  Debbie asks that we be inspired by the colours from the  photo and include a bunny and ribbon on your creation!

Ribbon Reel goodies used on this card:

I used a beautiful set of Waltzingmouse Stamps called 'A Good Egg' to stamp the line of bunnies and the sweet sentiment on the banner.

Please be sure to visit The Ribbon Reel challenge blog to check out the amazing inspiration projects created by the rest of the Ribbon Reel DT this week, and then I hope you’ll play along with the ‘Spring Is Here’ challenge for your chance to win some lovely goodies from The Ribbon Reel Shop!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Li'l dolly tags & request :)

Hey everyone & Happy Bank Holiday to all those in the UK! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather :)

I'm just popping in with some little dolly tags that I have made to co-ordinate with the sweet dollies I have been making recently.  

I used my dies and leftover felt to cut different hairstyles and the faces are hand drawn. I also added some sweet ribbon and matching bows using left over pieces of material from making the dolls clothing. I used some gorgeous seam binding, mini ric rac, satin ribbon and natural button twine from The Ribbon Reel :)

I wondered if you would be kind enough to head over to my Facebook page and say 'Hi' - I would really like your feedback on these:) Here's a link to the Dolly Tag photo on Litte Ida Crafts page: Little Ida Dolly Tags Photo. Alternatively you can leave me a little comment right here on my blog :)

Have a great week! Big Hugs,
x x x