Friday, 22 January 2016

26 days to go...

Well, today has been a busy day.  Full of deadlines and planning.  It's all very exciting - and it's starting to feel very real indeed.  This means, I'm going to have to cheat again on my blog - I do apologise, but it's a little bit late and I'm nodding off!

I will, again, share an old make - and then, ask for your challenge.  If you have played this game before you will know I require you to suggest 3 things that I have to craft with.  Anything!!  If I don't own it, then I will improvise - but I do like a proper challenge, so be as creative/mean as you want.  I do love this game - can you tell!!

Now, the flashback Friday card:


I think I made this card for Cardmaking and Papercrafts Magazine, to show different ways of working with ribbon.  This is beautiful ribbon, known as Silky Crush from May Arts - and another one I will have on my web site when it's up and running again.  I say Sue Wilson do this technique first.  It's so very easy, and effective.


I cut a piece of card in a very dodgy looking circle, and covered it with strong double sided tape.  I then rolled a little of the ribbon in the centre, and began rolling the ribbon around as I worked to the outside of the circle.  I folded the ribbon in half, and scrunched it a little, to give texture.  These are handy to make in bulk so they are ready when you need a pretty embellishment.


That is my card for Friday.  

All the projects, even the flashback ones, will be going up for grabs, when I end the countdown.  Apart from an obvious couple that is.  I have already decided 5 people who have signed up to follow my blog, will be put into the draw.  I think 5 more cards will be given to someone who has done one of the techniques I have shown over the past blog postings.  I will give a call for people to send their photo's in, and I will share them all on Facebook - then 5 people will be selected to win.  Have a nosy at my blog to see which techniques I may be looking out for :)

Right, bedtime I think.  Goodnight ladies and gents, sleep well xxx

29 comments:

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sheila joss said...

Those roses are stunning...I’ve got some of that ribbon but no pink....may need to get stuck in with an ink pad.....

okay, my challenge items
egg shell

tissue paper

rub ons (go on I know you have got some somewhere :) )

Claire said...

newspaper, acrylic paint & bubble wrap

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning, love the rises, you will have to do a tutorial on these flowers please.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jac777 said...

Inspiring use of ribbon Leonie :) How about ANY cardboard box (obviously ANY part of it), Pebeo Gilding Wax & string or hessian?
xxx

jac777 said...

( PS - I'd love to see your use of a box.......I have saved SOO many! x )

karenlotty said...

Great flashback Lovely roses How about a zip (zipper), some funky foam and some Zentangle

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
A lovely card Thank you.
Take care Kitty

MFM said...

how about acetate, hessian and buttons.
Loving the blogs keep it up.

lilian said...


Hi Leonie, love those roses,could do with demo when you get to where you're going !!!!!!!!
How about air drying clay, old book page and metal embellishments
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and I really love those roses. Have tried to make them but let's just say they didn't look like roses! Agree with Linda that it would be great to have you do a tutorial on them. Tho I'm not sure there may be one on Sue's blog.
Think you must be crazy to want the most difficult things we can think of because you like the challenge but then you do have amazing talent and the crazy should be changed to crafty.
Kebab sticks,alcohol inks,cork

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni lovely roses. My challenge, cheesecloth, glue and cardboard. X

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the flowers. My challenge Zentangle, MDF and fantasy fibres.

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the flowers. My challenge Zentangle, MDF and fantasy fibres.

Cumbrianlass said...

Stunning card Leonie need a tutorial please.
Tin can ( like coke can) string, embossing powder hugs xxxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Stunning card Leonie need a tutorial please.
Tin can ( like coke can) string, embossing powder hugs xxxx

Paper Art Memories said...

Sorry for some reason my post appeared twice and I tried to delete it and made a mess. Beautiful roses xxx

Julie-Ann said...

Morning, stunning card as always Young lady. Love the rose I can make with paper, but when I try doing it with ribbon my mind goes " can't do this , it thinks in going to try sewing " hugs julie x

Donna Golby said...

Lovely flash back.
My challenge items acetate, glass bottle and utee
Donna

Chris Patterson said...

Great flashback Leonie...those roses are fab ! My three things for your challenge....plain or decorative pegs, a washing up bottle, an old pillowslip !xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Leonie, I'm loving this 'flashback', these roses are fabulous, I must give this a try.
My challenge is Vellum - Distress Markers - UTEE.
Enjoy your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Leonie lovely flowers the colour is so pretty. Now, my challenge is based on something I have done so builders scrim, embossing powder and bakers twine. Doesn't seem possible the way the days are going I think it was 69 when I came to your blog!! Best wishes Jackie x

Diane said...

Love the roses, the ribbon is gorgeous! Will add to "need" list :-)
3 things - chalk - paint - cardboard box!
Have fun x

Messycrafter said...

Like the slightly distressed feel to the card - love the roses. How about fusible fibres,corrugated card and tissue paper?

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
Beautiful roses! I haven't made them for ages! Thanks for the reminder!
My three things - Kilner jar, cord and paint! Xxxx

Pam B said...

Love this card, pretty roses.
3 things, inca gold, glass jar and pine cones

I love this countdown, it makes the time fly by and gets nearer to my holiday.

Happy crafting

Pam

JeanyR said...

Love this card Leonie.

How abut using bottle tops, cardboard and material (cotton or felt)

Looking forward to seeing you soon wherever you land!

Jean X

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning! Please can we have a tutorial on those roses, love them. Creative Blessings, Tracy x