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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Beaded Ribbon

Hello fellow bloggers.

Today I return with my card for the mid-challenge reminder over at  
Christmas Craft Creations where I was thrilled to be invited to join 
the very talented design team as Guest Designer for January. 
The theme this month is Ribbon or Twine.

I have had this technique idea somewhere in the back of my mind for several
years, and the theme of ribbon or twine was the perfect opportunity to work
out how to achieve it. 

I am definitely not adept with a needle and thread, so perhaps I was a tad  
ambitious. It took me ages to 'fluff' and sew the ribbon to the die-cut, adding 
each pearl bead with the stitching. Eventually though, I was finished, and
considering my struggle, including some stabbed fingers (and some
 naughty words😮), I was fairly happy with the end result.

Back within my comfort zone, I really enjoyed colouring this
sweet image with my Promarkers.

The greeting is recycled from a store-bought card, and I
shaped the ends of the tag with a very old corner punch.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
Dragonfly Dreams - 'Pearls and/or Gems'
Merry Little Christmas #29 - 'Anything Christmas Goes'
Passion For Markers #576 - 'Buttons and/or Bows'
Let's Squash It!! #4 - 'Embossing Folder and an Animal' (2nd entry) (must show logo)

Image - Magenta Holly Branch
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs
Dry Embossing - Stampin' Up Embossing Folder  Softly Falling
Punch - EK Success Corner Punch (I think)
Ribbon and Pearls are from my junk stash

I would like to once again send a big thank you to Charlotte (aka Lady Joyful) and the rest of the Design Team at Christmas Craft Creations for inviting me to join them for the month of January. For the chance to win a lovely stamp set, why not pop over to be inspired by the team, then enter your own 'Ribbon or Twine' creation.

Until next time, thank you for visiting, and stay safe,
Sending virtual hugs,
Jennifer.   xx


  1. A beautiful card. your hard work is worth it. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

  2. What a brilliant technique! Well done for sticking (pardon the pun!) with it all the way through to this magnificent finish! Your ribbon has added a wonderfully warm, soft effect and it compliments the rest of your card design so well! Wonderful colouring of this beautiful image. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  3. Wow....this is just gorgeous!! I saw you linked up over at Let's Squash It and came for a closer look. Your robins are adorable and that beaded ribbon technique is stunning!! Love the embossed background, too. Such an elegant card. Thank you for sharing.
    Stay healthy and creative!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Love how you have used the ribbon on the wreath. Thank you for joining our pearls and gems challenge at Dragonfly Dreams.

  5. How lovely! That ribbon is a brilliant flourish on your card. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  6. Such a beautiful card Jennifer. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. I love the ribbon wreath and pretty details. Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Markers this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

  7. Oh yes, well worth the effort. The ribbon and pearls are beautiful. A wonderful card. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

  8. Sweet card, Jennifer. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.
    x Asha


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