The Ribbon Reel - Challenge #13

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hi! I had a lovely day today, we're all so busy during the week it's nice to slow down and spend some quality time with Isabelle and Niall at the weekend. We took Isabelle to her favorite place, a forest park nearby. There's a lake with swans and ducks, lovely walks and a playground. Of course we brought a little picnic. You could feel a chill in the air so I was glad I packed the hats and gloves! Ok on to my card, it's for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog. Here's the photo inspiration, I love the colors in this!

Actually this card was made from scraps from my scrap box, I have a box of trimmed patterned papers and I also have a box of spare die cuts and stamped sentiments. They're really handy as I can play around with elements of a design very easily to see what works.

The sentiment stamped in Coffee Archival ink is from Hero Arts Live and Laugh and the little bit of text underneath is from Say it Loud from Waltzingmouse Stamps stamped in VersaMagic Oasis Green. I used the Sizzix rosette die to make the rosette.

The cute little flowers (Ivory Tea Rose and Apricot Tea Rose) are from The Ribbon Reel. I used some yellow gingham ribbon, bay leaf seam binding, peach seam binding and bakers twine.

The great big bow is white silky crush ribbon and also added some pretty white crochet lace at the bottom both from The Ribbon Reel. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog and play along to be in with a chance of winning some fab goodies from The Ribbon Reel. I thought I'd share a few photos from the forest park.

The swans were so beautiful and they came really close! We were lucky it was sunny and dry just until we made it back to the car! Then a heavy passing shower!

She loved the bridge, she could see the ducks and swans even better! Ok, that's all for now, have a great week! : ) Thanks for dropping by and thanks for all your comments, they really are appreciated!


  1. Your card is so fresh and fun. Love the colors and the picture they chose from The Ribbon Reel for the example, Lovely. Your pictures are Fab, and your Daughter is Darling....So Cute all bundled up at the park. What Fun!

  2. Clare,
    Your card is so beautiful and has an air of peacefulness . I love all the beautiful colors and all the various material used
    Your pictures are so serene. I wish we had a park like that closeby. Thank You for sharing and inspiring.

  3. This is beautiful Clare, just love the rosette, and the inspiration picture is beautiful.

  4. Beautiful card Clare, love that you used your scraps for your layers. x

  5. Clare, I love the bright colors and all the lacy goodness you've got on this card. Your bow look so light and sheer like tissue paper that it might float off. It reminds me of a butterfly on a flower the way it sits on the rosette. Just beautiful! PS Your daughter is a real cutie!

  6. Such a pretty card, Clare! Love that gorgeous green of Ireland!


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