are you all sober yet? no??? lol
Well, back to normal and I thought I'd kick off the year with some samples from the Touch of Pink ribbon kit from Angel Crafts. If you haven't seen these kits before you can either subscribe and receive a monthly ribbon kit, or you can just buy them as and when you feel like it. And Angela makes up the most gorgeous selections - it's not just ribbons either. Every month is different but usually the kits also contain some bling, stamps, Tando Creative bits, blossoms, well you get the idea and they are such good value for money.
Angela also has a fabulous sale on across the store - so go have a nosey. What I like about the ribbon kits (and there are a few on sale) are they make fabulous gifts for crafty friends!
So, enough waffle, lets have a look at what I've done so far...
I used both the Tando Creative butterflies on tags/bookmarks because I wanted them to be the focus - I didn't want them to get lost in something busier. All I've done is covered them with Glamour Dust. I stamped the tags with Prima - Notary background stamp and pink chalk ink then added the butterflies and some of the narrow ribbons from the kit
I used one of the Prima blooms from the kit and the sheer pink polka dot ribbon. The cardstock is core'dinations but Angel Crafts stock a wide range of Bazzill. The doily is from my stash and the greeting is Ladybug Crafts which is also available at Angel Crafts. You'll see below that I stamped the greeting twice to give a shadow effect first with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and second with Memento Tuxedo Black
The close up of the cake slice box below was to show the stamped butterflies - I used the 3 butterfly stamps from the Prima set in the ribbon kit to stamp all over the box in pink chalk ink. It's easier to see in real life, but I can't seem to get a half decent photo.
I made the box with one of the Sizzix XL dies - yes they work fine in the cuttlebug, you just need the cuttlebug extended cutting plates as the Big Shot ones are fractionally too wide. I added some ribbon from the kit and the bling is Kaisercraft (available at AC) The Jenni Bowlin butterfly is also from the kit
And last but not least is this card, now the idea was to make it look like a noticeboard and have the images "pinned" to the board. The images are Dancing Nikki and Original Nikki were coloured with promarkers and both the markers and images are available from Angel Crafts. The ribbon is from the kit and the greeting is from Ladybug Crafts. The bling is also from the ribbon kit.