Tuesday, April 24, 2012


 Celebrate! - Today at Creative Card Crew we are celebrating the use of ..... Ribbon! Not really a celebration, but it is so much fun to work with that I feel like celebrating!!!!

Ribbon is one of my favorite embellishments. It seems that 90 % of my projects have ribbon on them, but I have a secret to share, would you believe that I finished and photographed my card and then went to post on the team group and that was when I realized that I had not used ribbon!

I think I was distracked by the cute image from our sponsor The Paper Shelter. This image is called Cirque. They have a whole line of images that take you back to the circus. I love this little baton girl. I can just see her leading the parade as the circus comes to town.
 She is colored with Copic's. I gave all of the blue/green some Stickles. Afterall the performers would all have some sparkle to catch the light. I also added a real feather to her hat. This was a bit tricky to do, but I love the results.

I used a beloved SB to to cut the image and mat. the banner is a Tim Holtz die. The sentiment is Hot Off the Press. The corner die is a CB.
My DP is Glitz Pack-Afternoon Muse. I have used and used this pack, because I love the muted colors so much. The star border is MS punch and I added tiny gemstones in the center of each star.

For my spray, I used a SB die to cut the yellow leaves. The stick pin is another that I recieved from the stick pin swap that I recently particapated in. Isn't it lovely? The flower is Recollections.

The forgotten bow was tied with my trusty Bow Easy.

I have another secret about this card. It is upside down on the card base, which means that I will be prying it off with Undo later tonight. LOL The image really is distrackingly cute.

Stampin Sisters in Christ #136 Soft Pastels
CLP Challenge #46 Sketch
Do You Stack Up #68 Stripes - DP behind image
Cute Card Thursday #213 Metal - Stickpin
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #52 Spring/summer colors
Crafty Catz Weekly #129 Stripes - DP behind image
Card Makin Mamas #43 Girly
Chocolate Coffee Cards #11 Bingo-Distress, Punches, ribbon, also Pearls, punches, flowers
Stampin For the WeekEnd #8 Sparkle and Shine
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #61 Punches and Dies


  1. Awww this is adorable - I love the pastel colours and that beautifully coloured image - perfect for this weeks challenge! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  2. This is gorgeous, the colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  3. This is such a pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. Super fun card! Beautiful mix of colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  5. A beautiful card - love the colors and layout!

    Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  6. Gorgeous card! Love this image!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. what a sweet image love the colours and thanks for joining us at Crafty catz this week

  8. Gorgeous card & such a great image too...

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  9. Oh so darling! Beautifully coloured and you did a fabulous job with the sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


  10. Wow, Mari, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing...such pretty embellishing too!

  11. This is so cute, lovely bright colors!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces!

    Hugs Tanja

  12. I couldn't help but giggle when I saw your card. I just finished watching an episode of "Toddles & Tiaras" and this SO reminds me of those little divas!!! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC!


  13. What an adorable image! Your card is gorgeous! I love all of the cheerful colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Punches and Dies challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl