Friday, 17 February 2017

Ribbon and Lace

Good morning everyone, hope you are well this Friday morning.

It has been an early start here and the dogs have been walked already. Tomorrow is Clarity Cumbria and I have lots of fun things for the ladies to do...well it keeps them out of mischief!!!!

I will have to borrow Karl's car again , and I am going to change that radio channel before I set off...

My hire car has gone back and my new car has been ordered , but it may take up to 12 weeks to arrive,,,so it's a bit of a nightmare, thank goodness that I have some very lovely and dear friends.

Today is a new challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog and our theme is

Ribbon and Lace

Here is what I have come up with

I have really enjoyed using the petite Gelli plates , so I thought they would fit this theme so well

I used the round one and added some red ink

Then thanks to Barbara for this technique , I stamped the ink through some Lace

This really does give a lovely effect. It would be great for invitations, and it is so quick for batch cardmaking

Next came this beauty of a rose stamp from Clarity , I stamped it on my design plus an a separate piece of card .

Added some colour, remember to leave those little ares of white

Some matting and layering plus the ribbon

I cut out the flower heads and decoupaged them onto the main image, plus added a little dragonfly from the remountable bugs set.

Some Bakers twine , and a few little leaves , plus those must have sequins and some glossy Accents


And there we have it , my take on ribbon and Lace. I do love to see some white area on a card...

Sometimes we get a bit scared of leaving white , and overdo things and then wish we had walked away...

I would love you to join in the challenge , also go and take a look at the wonderful designs from the rest of the dt...

Have a lovely weekend all

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx




  1. Lovely card Jo! These petite gel plates look like fun to work with Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow - hope you find a relaxing radio programme on Karl's radio to prepare you for your day at Claritycumbria! lol xx

  2. This is a lovely card, simple and effective design too. I have the petite gel plates and never used them ..... I might just have a go now ! Xx

  3. Hi there Jo!! As usual there is always a technique from you that gives me that AH HA moment!! I love the lace inset...really must give this a try...simply gorgeous my friend! Have a wonderful weekend full of crafty fun!
    Take care,

  4. Gorgeous Jo! LOVE that technique ... I haven't done that in YEARS ... thanks for inspiration ... it's so beautiful!! Wishing you a fabulous weekend ahead and hope your car comes in sooner than expected!!

  5. Lovely Jo. I agree that the petite Gel plates are brilliant !! xx

  6. Beautifully created JO and what a wonderful technique, your card is so elegant and pretty!

  7. Beautiful project, love the effect with the lace, so annoyed I gave my bits of lace away, need to get some more lol xx

  8. Thank you ladies for your lovely