Friday, 8 August 2014

SDC 159 Bows

Over at Stampotique this week the theme is bows. Here is what Jackie has to say about her choice of challenge:

Jackie is our hostess this week and here is her challenge for us:

Ribbons have been around since the Middle Ages. Merchants travelled the world, buying and selling ribbon, many of which had gold and silver in the silk. ribbons were a sign of nobility and worn only by the rich. By the seventh century ribbon was part of the fashion industry and was part of clothing.

Today ribbon has numerous uses, and it is a favourite crafting accessory, I have lots of it!

You can make fabulous bows with it to adorn your cards, scrapbook page,  tags, journals etc..

So I would like to see you adding a bow to your project, if you don't have ribbons, bows can be made out of many mediums such as paper, clay, string to name but a few!

I looking forward to seeing your creations with a bow!

I don’t usually add bows to my projects but this week i have made three cards with bows on them. 

I know i am only allowed one card as an entry and this will be the one.


Black Card stock for base A5 card.
Gold hammer card with a border cut out from a very old border punch.
Cogs embossing folder.
Clock and wing stamps from Paper Artsy.
Dress forms are from Creative Expressions, ribbon is from stash, flower made from hand cut shapes.
Head on dress form is Moon Girl from Stampotique.
Ribbon from stash.
Sentiment Paper Artsy.
Ruler is from an Urban Stamp set from Papermania.

Made this for a friends birthday which is coming up very soon.


The other two cards i made resulting from this challenge are:


Tatty Button has an admirer he loves the red ribbon in her hair and has been wanting to talk with her but can’t summon up the courage.  She is looking out for her latest crafting purchases from the postman while he watches from afar…


Bought myself a couple of the latest Zendoodle stamps from Lindsay Mason botanics (which is the one above), Toadstools and Fillers, which are amazing and can be used as wonderful background patterns too.

Used the new Darcy Wilkinson stamp plate EDY09 to create a background, this has not worked at all, the perspective is all wrong, will know next time lol. However i do love Darcy’s new stamps, i doodled something very similar in my learning to draw journal at the beginning of 2013 and here is the stamp just as i envisaged, it was a sign i had to have this set.

Used Portfolio Pastels to colour the seed heads and the botanics stamps, used Rainbow Glazes to add a little shine and of course a little bow. 

Do you see a Wizard’s hat, i do and it reminds me of Terry Pratchett stories from the magical kingdom.

The ink splats were optional but seeing as the card wasn’t working i thought what the heck and splodged away.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by, would love to read your comments.



  1. Great makes here, I don't usually add bows to my projects either but yours fit in perfectly xxx

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  3. What a good idea turning your ribbon over for the band on your ATC
    Thank you for joining us at the stampotique designers blog challenge this week

  4. All three cards look fabulous and each so different, great interpretations of the challenge theme!!

  5. Gosh, they are beautiful cards MoH! You must have a wonderful stash, ready and waiting for the right occasion. I like seeing ideas on using ribbon on cards, as I always seem to struggle with, shall I or shan't I, now where does it look best, lol :)
    Thanks for sharing :D

  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE how you played with Moon Girl :)
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique have a lovely weekend, big hugs from Poppy and me xx

  7. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE how you played with Moon Girl :)
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique have a lovely weekend, big hugs from Poppy and me xx

  8. Three fabulously creative cards, I love Moon Girl on the dress form, & those colourful zentangles! I can see your wizard hat.
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison xxx

  9. Good morning Ty! Thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog! And I want to tell you just how much I love all three of your gorgeous and beautiful cards that you created using ribbon as your theme! I really liked reading about ribbons, too! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with all of us!

  10. Love all three... the colours of the one you're entering are right up my street, and so worth clicking on to see the details of those clocks and the lovely border stamp down the edge. And I love the buttons on the second one!
    Alison xx

  11. I love all three cards, but you picked my favorite to showcase here! Soft subtle colors make this a vintage star in my book! Thank you so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this month!

  12. Hi there MOH! Fab creations again, loving all but I agree with you and Kay, the first is my favourite, vintage and packed with lovely detail, well done :D Hugs Gay xx

  13. Lovely set of cards, the colours in the first is great really liking that colour combo at the mo. The dress forms look fab, I live how you have used them.

    Your second card is fantastic, love the little story lol. She is a great character and I live the little one hehe.

    The third is different, I love the zen stamp very dramatic and Darcy stamp is fab, I cannot wait to play with it. I love how you used it too. I agree about the perspective but sometimes the rules have to be broken xxxx

  14. Wow MoH you've been busy! I love all of your cards, so different and yet you've still managed to get your bows on them all lol. I too love how you've used Moon Gilrs head with your PaperArtsy stamps, and your window scene is so sweet. The wizards hat is fabulous (yes I can see it) the soft colours really suit it. I shall now put my Stampotique hat on and say thank you so much for joining in with our challenge, you've really done us proud! Sue xx

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  16. Fabulous set of cards this week! Love them. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  17. Your cards are gorgeous! Wow
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge :)

    xx Arwen