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Loves Rubberstamps Guest Design Project 'Fun with Ribbons' and some fab news!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Well I got a huge surprise this morning-the postman delivered a large unexpected parcel-turns out I have won third prize in the Stampin' Up category of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine's Cardmaker of the Year competition 2012! Got a fantastic prize of Stampin Up products-stamps, ink pads, paper, cardstock, ribbon etc! :-)
I am here to show you my Guest design project for Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week where our theme is 'Fun with Ribbons'. Now we all know I love ribbon so this challenge was so much fun for me! I wanted to make a really cheery card so used one of my favourite stamps-Humphrey's Corner Thinking of you. I coloured this with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round with a nestie, placing my greeting where Humphrey is looking. I then made my card base with gorgeous papers free from a magazine (one of my fave free stacks) and polka dot ribbon in four different shades of colour complimenting the papers. I then added my Humphrey image and embellished with wooden buttons and yellow die cut butterflies cut from Coredinations card with a Memory Box die. Next I embellished the corner of my card with a large yellow butterfly cut out of the same Coredinations card with a Spellbinders die, which I added gems to.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge: Favourite colour combination
Happy Campers Challenge: Use Bright Colours
365 Cards: Ravishing Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers: Use more than one punch/die cut
Creative Stamp friends: Favourite Colours
Eureka Stamps: For the kids
Forever Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Make a card for a child
Stamptacular Sunday: Recipe
Colour Me Creative: All about Kids

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


  1. Congratulations Elaine very well deserved. Loving your card. Chris xx

  2. Beautiful colourful card and adore the image and your layout xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Gorgeous card Elaine the image is adorable and the layout is fabulous. Congratulations you deserve it. Caroline xxx

  4. Congratulations. What a wonderful surprise.

    Your card is fab. Love those bright yummy ribbons.

    hugs Kelly

  5. Congratulations on your success. Love the card

  6. Oh Congratulations Elaine, so well deserved too as your creations are fantastic. I am so loving your card and the use of ribbon is brilliant.

    Linda xxx

  7. Sweet card. I have blog candy if your interested, details here,

  8. Congratulations on your win! Love this card it's so bright and cheery.
    Anice xx

  9. Well done on your win,this card is

  10. What a sweet card. I love your Humphrey image! Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Companion Challenge Blog!

  11. OMGoodness, what an adorable card! Love your image & coloring, those fab papers, the wonderful ribbons & die cut, and great embellies! Just a fantastic design! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. This is super super adorable! I love Humphrey and you colored him so beautifully! I LOVE how you used lots of pretty polka dot colored ribbons for the background! Congratulations on your win!! What an exciting surprise for you! That is really awesome! You are doing an AMAZING job as our guest designer this month! Thank you so much for all you are doing :)

  13. Gorgeous card, Humphrey is such a cutie to colour in isn't he.

  14. really cute, love the colorful
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  15. Congratulations!! Have fun with your prize!

    What a little cutie Humphrey is! I love your gorgeous happy papers, too!

    love Mags B x

  16. What an adorable card, love all the details and the coloring is fabulous!

  17. ooh well done, happy crafting with your new goodies, love cute card, x carol

  18. Elaine, congratulations! I'm absolutely delighted for you! I love your card, very bright & cheery!
    Dawn xx

  19. This is so super cute, Love the Ribbon and the cute adorable image. Congrat's on your prizes!!! Can't wait to see what you make next!!!!

  20. Fabulous card, love the way you have used the ribbon, congratulations on your win x

  21. so gorgeous elaine.adorable image and i love your bright papers, huge congrats on your win.enjoy all your new goodies :D

    xx coops xx

  22. Ah.. this is the sweetest little elephant and such fun colors too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenbge!!

  23. What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  24. Aww this is adorable! I love the bright colours and all the different polka dot ribbons that you have used :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our ‘More than 1 punch or Die-Cut Challenge’
    Fiona x

  25. Just adorable...Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

  26. What a lovely card, I love humphrey, great colours keep up the good work Gemma Eureka DT xx

  27. Such a cute card, love all the beautiful colours!! The image is so sweet and great design!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope to see you again next week!

    Hugs Jessica

  28. Hi, Elaine! This is such a great, fun card, and I just love your darling little elephant. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps.
    Karen L, Guest Designer
    Eureka Stamps

  29. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x

  30. Gorgeous card, I love little Humphrey. Congrats on the win too, how exciting to receive a surprise parcel x

  31. Gorgeous card, I love little Humphrey. Congrats on the win too, how exciting to receive a surprise parcel x

  32. What a fab card with Humphrey, he is so cute and this colour combination is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion.

  33. Such a lovely card thank you for joining us at crafters companion challenge.
    Gemma xx

  34. This stamp is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Forever friends monthly.
    X - Natalie - X


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