Sunday 18 March 2012

March Colour Challenge ...

Hello, here we are with another Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge for March

Our challenge this month is to create a new project following the colour theme of Aqua and White and we have two fabulous prizes:   The first prize is from the Ribbon Girl - it is a lovely Aqua Ribbon Kit

and we are so lucky to have our friends over at Lili Of The Valley sponsoring our challenge with a fabulous £10 gift voucher to spend in the LOTV online store

As well as the actual prizes, the DT will choose the Top Three entries and they can display the 'I made top three at the Ribbon Girl' badge on their blog.  Before we show you the fabulous creations from the Ribbon Girl Design Team, we wanted to share this inspiration photograph - we would love some of that beautiful blue sea but sadly the North Sea is grey and cold up here in Newcastle, it's nice to dream though?


We are delighted to introduce  Pat Frank who lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA as our Guest Designer for this challenge
All About Pat:
I am "Gramma Pat" to 5 fabulous grandkiddos...4 girls and one boy...ranging in age from 5 to 13. I've been seriously card-making for just over two years.  I knit and crochet, a bit...but only make things that are blankets and throws! hehe! Anything that I have to piece together, forget it!! Oh...and I own TWO sewing machines...but can't remember how to thread them, let alone sew! But learning to sew is on my "to do" list since I love the look of stitching on cards!!    I worked as a Neonatal (NICU) Nurse and as an Educator/Consultant in nursing for 30+ years and now, thanks to my incredibly wonderful and supportive husband, I have just recently "retired" from nursing and am a SAHC!! (Stay at home CRAFTER!)
Favourite colour combination?   Pink and greenFavourite type of embellishment?  Ribbons and FlowersAre you tidy or messy?  I have my own craft room which is being re-decorated and I am definitely messy but that will improve once my new craft storage furniture is in place!How long have you been crafting for?  My whole life!Do you listen to music whilst you are crafting?  Smooth Jazz 24/7Pat's blog and her Etsy shop
and here is Pat's gorgeous card  (flat lace, seam binding, turquoise hat pins, mulberry flowers) and the rest of the Design Team projects

By Andrea (20mm cotton lace, Zva clear crystal swirl, saddlestitch ribbon)

by Mary (charm, twill stripe, aqua crazy mesh, Divine Twine)

By Kath (seam binding, striped buttons, fine cluny lace)

Tab (To make this beautiful brooch Tab used twill stripe, striped and spotted buttons, saddlestitch ribbons, wool felt, satin ribbon, tiny ric rac and cotton lace)

by Tiets (cotton lace, openweave ribbon, dewdrops, mulberry flowers and rose leaves, aqua crazy mesh)

 by Lucy (tiny ric rac)


Claudia made this beatiful card and used white cotton zig zag lace, organza ribbon, natural button twine and mulberry pretty blossoms - isn't her colouring amazing!!

By Jacqui (Jacqui does fabulous colouring too, and this card is no exception - she used pale blue silk ribbon, a shiny heart charm, ivory button twine and a small polka dot button

By Jane (Jane used a Zva pearl flourish, guipure lace and Stardust Stickles and top stitching thread - those butterflies are just gorgeousd Jane!)

By Gail (wow - perfect pears - Gail used twill stripe ribbon, leaf pins, heart pins, pearl buttons, tiny pom pom trim, cotton cluny  lace, and wool felt for those amazing leaves!)

Mandy made a gorgeous Mothers Day heart and decorated it with satin ribbon, pearl button mixture, wool felt (die cut butterflies) , round pins and hat pins

Dawny P created this very pretty card and used mulberry flowers, aqua openweave ribbon, little striped buttons, ivory button twine and baby blue Liquid Pearls to great effect!


Our usual rules apply - make a new project for the challenge, please don't link to older projects as you won't be entered into the draw for the prizes and follow the colour theme for the month.  Link to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post and the challenge will close on Saturday March 31st at 9PM (UK time)


maria f. said...

Such lovely and diverse projects. I love Gail's pin cushion pears. That aqua twill ribbon is to die for.

Marlou McAlees said...

wow ladies :) these are all stunning creations :) xxx

Traceyr said...

Fantastic work from the Design Team. Love those pears. :)

Benzi said...

Awesome cards and projects by the DT and Guest DT. Thanks for a wonderful challenge

Jacqueline Muller said...

I'm addicted to these colours. So that's why I have so much entries this thime... :)

Teresa said...

Really gorgeous DT cards and projects, thank you for a fab challenge. Hugs Teresa xx