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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Use Ribbon but No Bows

Good Morning All
I would like to welcome my new followers, I love it when people join me on my crafting journey, I hope you get a bit of inspiration from my creations.
It's my turn to host the Challenge at Allsorts this week and I want to see ribbon on your creations, but not in the usual way of tying a bow, I want to see how you can use it in other ways.  My very first DT card for Allsorts is HERE and I used ribbon in a plait, pop over to the post and have a look.  Anyway, for this one I wanted to try something else so here goes.

This was my first attempt then I thought it looked a little bare, so see the pic below.

I used one and a half inch wide organza ribbon with  wire edges, I pulled the  wire so that the edges gathered up, then wound it round to form a flower.

Liquid pearls on a scalloped circle.  Tiny envelope with card and tulips.

I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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Wendy L

Craftitude - Ribbons & Pearls
Delicious Doodles 70 - Flowers
Countryview Craft Challenge - Mono
Dreamtime Designs  DDCC #3- New Technique Ribbon rose (I love trying new ways of making flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful lilac tones Wendy and a lovely ribbon flower.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Hi Wendy. Love the colours and the flower is really lovely. Don't think I've got any of that ribbon but shopping in UK here we come!
    Love Val x

  3. A very pretty card Wendy and a fab ribbon flower.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  4. Hi Wendy. Great colours and lovely ribbon flower. Take care.

  5. Hi Wendy
    Pretty card in lovely pastels. Think you were right to add the extra embellishment.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  6. Lovely card Wendy, lovely colour, I love your flower too. You are right, it did need the extra embellishment.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. This is gorgeous Wendy. Such a beautiful ribbon flower and pretty detailing.
    Sue xx

  8. This challenge is a great one, since it actually challenges you to think at least a little bit out of the box. I love that you decided to do a ribbon bow. It turned out beautifully! Wonderful card! Hugs! xx

  9. Great card, fantastic use of ribbon without bows......that would have been a hard one for me. Bows just seem to happen when I have ribbon between my fingers.
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xx

  10. This is beautiful Wendy… so delicate and pretty… I love the flower that you've made and the little rosebuds are so sweet! :-)
    Hope you have a good weekend
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  11. Hi Wendy
    Fabulous creation, love the ribbon flower.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. hi Wendy, great idea to do a flower with ribbon, looks lovely and love the colour.

  13. Beautiful Wendy, really pretty and elegant with the colour..Hugs Lozzy xx

  14. I love the flower you made from ribbon Wendy, it's beautiful. Gorgeous card x

  15. What a clever way to use, Ribbon, I totally love that flower, superb card, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

  16. A fantastic way to use ribbon it is lovely thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at craftitude.
    Fiona dt. x

  17. lovely card, lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at CRAFTITUDE this firtnight xx

  18. Lovely card and details. Love the color choice. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftitude Challenges.

  19. Lovely card Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude. HOpe to see you next time.

  20. Lovely ribbon rose, Wendy. I've tried but never succed, lol. Lovely colour choise too :)
    Thanks for joining us at Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.
    Hugs, Mikha



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