Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Well..... how chuffed was I to be asked to join the brand new FANTASTIC RIBBONS Design Team....well let me tell you I was very chuffed LOL !!!
Those of you that know me well, know that two of my passions are Ribbons and Buttons (you only have to enter my shop to see that), so when I opened my box of gorgeous ribbon lushness I was sooooo excited to see buttons as well as all the yummy ribbons - buttons, you can ink them, stamp on them, glitter them, emboss them, just about do anything to them - love it!!!
For my first project I was asked to make a hair accessory, I went straight into panic mode as I don't have any girls, therefore I have no Alice Bands etc, unless my boys hide them in their drawers !! BUT... I did find a Kirby Grip - I think it's one of the girlfriends ... Shhhh !!
So I decided to make a scrummy big lush flower from the wired ribbon (another reason to love wired ribbon)  and what's better than wearing a big lush flower in your hair, receiving it on a card first !!! Right !!!
So thats exactly what I did, I used the wired that was pulled to act as a thread and "sewed" the flower to the Kirby Grip then attached the Grip to the bow on the card.
 Not teaching you to suck eggs here, but for those of you that may not know - pull one wire completely out, then on the other side fold one end over a little bit so that when you start pulling the wire from the other end it doesn't pull out - and pull, gathering as you go.
 When it's all pulled up just turn it in on itself, then I kept the wire attached and "sewed" the Kirby Grip on with it....No you are not drunk, it's just a terrible shot !!
Then having made the card, I just attached the flower with the Kirby Grip onto the ribbon bow (in fact if you look really closely you can see it poking out the top) hee hee !!
So there you go a card and gift all in one !!
NOW - back to buttons - who would like to WIN some yummy scrummy buttons ? you would ?, of course you would, so what have you got to do ? It's simple, just leave a comment on this blog and one name will be picked at random, now, don't think "awww is that it" NO, just go onto the FANTASTIC RIBBONS BLOG, check out all the other design team members blogs, leave a comment with them and then you multiply your chances of winning, couldn't be simpler !!!

Seriously .... how could you resist !!!! In any case you need to go look at all their creations they are amazing (don't know how I got on here actually) LOL !!
Marion xx


Terrie B x said...

Hi Marion..well your card is `Gorgeous`
I`m so glad to be part of a fab DT with you!!Yahaha
Look forward to sharing many more creations with you...hey your tut is fabulous TFS:) x

Karen said...

hi Marion, lovely card and your hair rose is gorgeous! Would love some buttons as I don't have any to craft with hugs Karen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Super flower and lovely buttons too. Glad you are back safe and sound... enjoyed my trip with you. Love Cynthia x

Tigs said...

Lovely flower. And I love buttons too :)

Louise said...

Aww, your flower is beautiful - what a lovely gift x
Congratulations on getting onto the Fantastic Ribbons DT and i can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations xx

Nicki said...

Fabulous card and gift. Scrummy buttons too!
I am also a button addict!!

karen said...

What an absolute honour for you to be asked to join the FR design team, I'm sure they will love your designs and creations as much as we do. Love working with ribbons and buttons as the possibilities are endless. Glad to have you back. Love Karen xx

Bea said...

fab card Marion - I am a ribbin addict myself

lainey said...

congrats on the new blog, ooo I love buttons too :) loving the card BTW lainey x

Craftychris said...

Congratulations, they are lucky to have you! You card is gorgeous - the flower hair pin is fab. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy buttons xx

Mandy said...

Congrats! Beautiful card!

Jaki Morris said...

Don't know if asking someone like you with a serious addiction to join a ribbon blog as a DT was a smart move!
Only joking, I love the brown lush ribbon hair thingy


Mars x said...

Congrats, what an honour. Fab card and flower, love ribbons too and am just getting into buttons so would love to win! Looking forward to future wonderful creations. Mars xx

Julie Kearney said...

Great hair accessory Marion, and congrats at being asked to be on the design team for Fantastic ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win some buttons x x

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and ribbon flower also thanks for the chance to win these bright cheerful butttons

Maggie H

susiesu said...

Congratulations and well done Marion on being asked to join the design team of Fantastic Ribbons. As the name says their ribbons (and buttons) are fantastic both in quality and price. Quick and efficient service as well. Love your hair rose and the way it finishs of your card. What colour is the ribbon please? BTW Fantastic Ribbons are priviledged to have you and Kirsty on their DT. lol Susiesu xxx

MARION said...

Hi Susiesu,

The ribbon I used is item 6347MM
It's a light brown graduating down in colour...LUSH !!!