Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ribbons and Bows

I chose this challenge so you would think it would be easy for me, but to be honest, even though I have lots of ribbons I just couldn't decide what to do.  In the end I let the twill ribbon with the Christmas greeting be the focal point and started from there.  If you wonder what I'm talking about it is this week's challenge from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
...make a Christmas card featuring ribbons and bows.
The two DPs are both from Stampin' UP and I've used three 'ribbons' a twill, a silky green and a red and white twine. There are some small gems on there too, but the ribbons are the main feature. The green ribbon was tied into a bow using the 'fork method' and small 'tails' added under the central panel. The twine was a late addition. I am also going to pop my card into Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge where the theme this morning is three - well, I've used three ribbons so I hope that counts.  It's also always worth popping a card into Hazels other challenge blog Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Christmas Challenge for March, when any Christmas project is welcome.
Do have a look at the creations from the other members of the DT, they have lovely cards to share with you and give you some great inspiration.


  1. Your ribbon is gorgeous Louise and the green bow is stunning - love to blingy accents too - Jacqueline xx

  2. Love that twill ribbon and sweet little bow. I do like your card - so very festive.

  3. Thank you for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your delightful card - 3 ribbons definitely count. You may have missed seeing my comment a week or so ago when I told you that you were one of the winners for CHNC challenge 114 - if you click here you can see the details - please email me at to claim the prize x

  4. This is a a very festive card, lovely and the bow is gorgeous. I like the colour. Love Viji. x

  5. This is beautiful, Louise! LOVE the fabulous colors and I adore the twill ribbon! Just a perfectly wonderful creation! :)

  6. I love the sweater/crossstitch feel of this card. It makes it so cozy-looking! Great job, Louise!

  7. Wonderful use of ribbon Louise!! I think you bow is fabulous too :o) I agree with Sarah - its has a cozy feel to it. Hugs D

  8. That your card has become one of my favorites!
    This is a great idea!
    I thank you for the comment on my blog!
    Thanks to you I found a new interesting challenge - 52(Christmas)Card Throwdown!
    With all my heart I wish you success and creative inspiration!

  9. Lovely card Louise, that twill is very festive, it was a great idea to let that take centre stage! Love your details too! Ruth x


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Louise xx