Wednesday 21 September 2011

A non-stamping autumnal ribbon card!

Are you joining in with the Less is More challenge? This week Chrissie and Mandi have set themselves quite a challenge - to get 1000 entries! They're asking for any CAS cards - and here are a couple more from me! (You'll need to scroll down to the next post for the second card.) 

While I was having a good old sort out of my ribbons the other day I spotted this really gorgeous colour combination:

I love the way these 1/4" grosgrain ribbons look next to each other - and it makes a great background  for a floral focal point!

I made the flower by punching a shape from Rich Razzleberry card stock using the Fancy Flower punch, cutting a spiral into it and rolling it up like an ordinary rolled flower. It's secured with glue. When it was dry I stuck two of my large self-adhesive pearls together to make a spherical one and carefully glued it into the centre. The flower is resting on foliage cut with my Little Leaves die - this little chap is an absolute bargain at £4.95 and has quickly worked his way onto my 'indispensable' list! 

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: None! Not even a sentiment stamp (although I might add a sentiment later...)
Ink: None - what am I thinking?!!! I'll be getting withdrawal symptoms soon!
Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla textured card stock 
Other: 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive, Basic Pearls, Little Leaves die, Big Shot
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off! These items are available only while stocks last - and some have sold out already!

Oh dear, my youngest son is a poorly pudding again! Yesterday morning, I gave him paracetamol to bring his temperature down and settled him on the sofa where he spent the morning looking through my scrap books. It was obviously too much for him as he conked out in the afternoon, but when he woke up the first thing he said was: "I really love your scrapbooks mummy. You should do more of them." I am not kidding! He really said that! Definitely the best incentive I've ever had!

Thank you for visiting me today. If you liked today's offering, don't forget there's another autumn ribbons card if you scroll down!


  1. hI vICKY
    lOVE bOTH OF THE Cards ...the ribbon is gorgeous ...fabby colours.......Stunning....
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Beautiful, Vicky. Love how you made your flower. And, yes, those ribbons are gorgeous. They would also be great colours for Halloween cards:)

  3. Oh, wow! This is gorgeous! And I love that you didn't have to stamp--your flower is perfect!

  4. Funny how something simple like sorting ribbon gives us inspiration! I guess that's what this business of creating is all about! But you're right this color combo is gorgeous, as well as your flower!

  5. Looks wonderful Vicky!
    Simplicity can be so striking and this is gorgeous!
    Thanks again.
    "Less is More"

  6. What a stunning card - the colour scheme really is super and I love the flower!

    I do hope your little lad is feeling better - seems to be a lot going around at the moment. And you really must make another scrapbook!

  7. Gorgeous colour combo, fab use of ribbon.
    Hope your little one feels better soon. xxx

  8. Hello vivky

    I just LOVe your flower cards they are gorgeous.
    The colours are fab and what a graet way to use ribbon.


  9. Lovely cards, so fresh. I love the way you take a simple idea and make it work for you. Hope littlest boy is feeling better.

  10. Both cards are fab Vicky. These ribbons look so good together.Hope your 'little' one feels better soon. A xx

  11. Beautiful card Vicky. Love the striking colours and how you've created the flower with the fancy flower punch. I might have to try one of these flowers myself!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  12. That flower is stunning - love the colours too
    hope your little one feels better soon - Jacqueline xx

  13. GORGEOUS cards. Simple yet stunning . . . how DO you do it!?

    Hugs, Sandra

  14. Beautiful card - love ribbon on a card like that. Lovely flower, too. Hope your boy feels better soon.

  15. I love the look of both this and yesterday's card with the ribbons. Those colours do look fab together.

  16. Knew this had to be your card when I saw it, really classy Vicky I love it, and those scrummy ribbons too. Sorry about your son, I hate it when any of mine are ill...even though my oldest is almost 40 ( oh myyy did I just say that out loud!) :O) Viv xx

  17. Great CAS Style and lovely colours, Vicky!

  18. This is so stylish and CAS Vicky, the flower is very pretty and looks great on the raised panel :)
    Jenny x

  19. Super flower and love the idea of gluing two pearls together. Again your ribbon background makes a super pop to your card. x

  20. Ooooh I love this Vicky and I agree, a gorgeous colour combination. Hope your little man is feeling much better today (and glad he appreciates what a talented Mum he has!)
    M x

  21. Terrific as ever Vicky
    LOVE that combo
    Thank you for helping us with our target of 1000 entries

  22. Love both your ribbon cards, Vicky! Such a fabulous colour combo on both.

  23. Gorgeous Vicky and very clever! Love how you used the ribbon as a layer for the flower.


  24. Ooh, I like this with the flower too!

  25. Oh wow this is a stunning LIM card, so love your colour choices. x


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