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Sunday, 3 June 2012

It's All About The RIBBON !!!

Happy Sunday everyone, and a warm welcome to my blog on this special Bank Holiday weekend. After all the beautiful weather we have been lucky enough to enjoy over the past couple of weeks, it looks as if we are to be blessed with rain, and a fair drop too, but we won't let that dampen our spirits this jubilee weekend! Over at THE CRAFTY PAD this week our challenge #173 is


We want to see how creative you can get using ribbons on your easy-peasy is that! I have made a ribbon rosette Fathers Day card for my littlies to give to their dad on Fathers Day, and the best bit is that I used a fab tutorial by our very own Debbie Moore which you can find on the challenge blog HERE. 
Here's my card:
I have used the  Father's Day Rosette image, available from The Crafty Pad Designs. I made the sentiments on the computer using a font callled 'A PAPA,' and the DPs are a digital freebie from for-ever-ago! I made the rosette into a badge by attaching a safety pin to the back, and secured it using low-tack glue so it can be removed and re-attached when required.
I added some card candi and a couple of star-shaped brads to finish.
Close up of the rosette
The inside of the card was created using up the leftover bits n bobs of card and DP.
We are very lucky to be sponsored by TWO companies this week, which means there are TWO prizes to play for!

CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS are giving away 3 digis of choice to one lucky winner:


CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS have this super prize on offer:
Consists of:
1pack of 6x6 Seaside Themed Backing Papers
1 A4 glossy sheet of Secret Garden Themed Toppers
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #100 - Masculine.
Crafts & Me - Add a Ribbon.
The Stamp Man - Make it for a Man.
The Poodles Parlour - Fathers Day/male card.
Fairytale Challenge #41 - Boys & Men.
Card Crafter's Circle #25 - Stars (my brads) & Stripes (my DP.)
Di's Digi Designs - Male Inspired Creations.
Bugaboo - June's Anything Goes.

Thanks for popping in today, have a wonderful weekend!


Dawn said...

I can safely say there's gonna be one happy daddy on Father's Day!
Love the ribbon rosette & the card too!
Dawn xx

Catherine said...

Fab card and I love the rosette....

Twinkle Star said...

I really love the rosette Ali, really fab idea!
Hugs Estelle xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Smashing male card, like your layout and colours . Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ali this is adorable and I love the red and yellow :) I also can not help but smile as I remember the fun we all had when this image was first released and we all went 'playing' with ideas, one being the rosette ribbon tutorial! I am sure the Daddy of the house is going to love this! Have a wonderful weekend hun :))

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Ali ! The rosette is gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

grandmabonnie said...

Don't you just love it when a card comes together based on a few challenges..nice touch adding the star brads and the stripe paper is awesome..looks like a great card for a gift! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle, please join us again next week!

Sande said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs this time on Male -challenge. Hope to see again next time!

Hugs, Sande xx

cotnob said...

This is a great Father's Day card Ali, I just love your ribbon rosette.

Jenée said...

What a totally cute card. So clever of you to make the ribbon award detachable. Thank you so much for sharing this with us this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx

sara said...

great card love your rosette thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
hugs sara x x

Paul said...

Great rosette. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Ali,
Thanks for playing in our Stars and Stripes challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you added so many details to make this so fabulous!!! I really love this detachable badge!!!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Becky G said...

Great card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Good luck!

=) Becky G

Jodie Mackrell said...

great DAD card! love the ribbon! thank you for playing our anything goes challenge this week at Catch the Bug!

Sammibug said...

Fabulous card! Love all the fun elements and color scheme! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "June Anything Goes" challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate that you played along!! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps