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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Birthday at the Ribbon Girl

Happy Sunday all. Well I finally went to the docs on Thusday and he put me on a course of Prednisolone (oral steroids) as well as increasing the strength of my inhalers and I have to say I feel so much better. It feels like months since I've actually been able to breathe properly and you really don't realise how bad it's got sometimes until you feel the contrast. Not sure I could run a marathon but I feel marvelous!'s the 2nd Sunday in the month already (where did it go?!) and that means it's time for our Lovely Lili challenge at The Ribbon Girl.......except that we're having a bit of a change and now it's a 'Use Any Image' challenge.

So you can make whatever you want, be it cards, mixed media, altered art etc, as long as it has an image on it. Of course you can still use your LotV stamps if you wish.

Our theme this week is


easy right?

For my card I've used a new digi stamp from Saturated Canary, it's called Inked Pretty, isn't she gorgeous?

I couldn't wait to colour her up when she was sent to me by the lovely Krista from Saturated Canary. The wonderful perks of being a guest on her Design Team :) I coloured her with distress ink markers to match these lovely LotV papers.  Yes I know, I've used this pad a lot recently, I just LOVE it!

I used the following colours

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet
Hair: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs
Top and Tattoo: Victorin Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters

I stamped a little birthday sentiment in the space below the image, with Momento Ink in Rich Cocoa.

I inked all my edges with Walnut Stain distress ink and then distressed and stitched the layers. I added lots of fab embellishments from the Ribbon Girl.

Finally I decorated the inside to coordinate with the front and shabbied the whole thing up with some gesso.

Other Products

Paper- Lili of the Valley - Always & Forever - Solids
Paper - Lili of the Valley - Always & Forever
Sentiment Stamp - Lili of the Valley - Simply Sophisticated

We have a lovely prize for our lucky winner


So I hope to see all your lovely makes, and don't forget to drop in on the other DT girls, they're made some really stunning designs.

It's been a long time since I entered any challenges, so I thought I'd like to enter a few with this card.

Crafting for all seasons - Girly Girls
Simon Says Stamp - Special Lady/Girly
In the Pink - For a Special Lady
Southern Girls Challenge - Get your Girly On

This card is for sale on my



Well that's all from me for today, I'm off to make another card, I'll see you here again tomorrow.

Happy crafting! :) xx


  1. So pretty, love the colours and it goes perfectly with that background paper (which is one of my favourites too) The image is really nice and you've coloured it beautifully - so glad to hear you are feeling a bit better!

  2. Glad you are feeling better Linda, nothing worse than not being able to breathe properly, it drains your whole body and makes you feel exhausted. Hopefully these pills will sort it out quickly.
    A fabulous card as always with the beautiful image and your colouring of it. The papers are a favourite of mine also and I hope to replace the pad when I visit the NEC soon.
    Take care and enjoy your Sunday,

  3. Gorgeous and beautiful card Linda love the image beautiful colour's .paper's and love all of the embellies too
    Dianne xx :)

  4. oh my LInda, this is just so beautiful, every element works with the next and its a joy to look at hun x
    Sandie x

  5. Such a gorgeous card Linda, I love the sweet image and stunning detailing.
    I am pleased that the Pednisolone is starting to help you. I know some of the side effects are not pleasant but worth it to be able to breath properly again.
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  6. Very pretty. Love your vintage embellishments, and how nice the inside of the card is,

  7. Beautiful card, Linda.

    Hugs Astrid

  8. I'm so glad you are feeling better, Linda! This card is gorgeous, as always! The image is so pretty. I love the colors and design of the card. Have a wonderful week!

  9. It was as I thought AMAZING after our sneak peek. You are just a whiz at colouring in all that detail. So glad you are feeling better enjoy the rest of your Weekend.

  10. gorgeous card
    I'm glad you are feeling better

  11. wow Beautiful card ... loved the way to used everything ... Thanks for playing with Southern Girls Challenge. DT Neha

  12. Wow wow wow!! I LOVE your card! Great colouring - I must get my distress inks out and have a play now! - and the paper is just delicious. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge!

  13. Wonderful card and perfect coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  14. Wow-wow-wow!!! I LOVE how you've colored this image Linda!!! Beautiful card as always! How do you manage to create sooo many cards? And seems lie you are never out of inspiration!


  15. So pretty, love all your pretty details.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  16. This is beautiful Linda! Love, love the image and your wonderful colouring and stunning design!
    So glad that you are feeling better now.
    Gina xx

  17. gorgeous card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT)xx

  18. Absolutely beautiful, as always! I love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for sharing with us at In the Pink!


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Linda xx