Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Fan-snippetty-tastic...

...tis indeedily Fantastic you know. Tis time for my Fantastic Ribbons DT piece for August. I can't believe that this month has whipped past soooo fast! Over on the Fantastic Ribbons blog there are looooads of gorgeous projects to look at from the DT girls. HERE are all the deets... and, it would be remiss of me not to point you in the direction of the shop too... HERE.


The challenge this month is to use snippets. Well, my snippet inparticular was a bit bigger than a snip because I had cut a piece of ribbon a few months back and misjudged the size and made it too small. Too much to throw away but not enough to be of any use. Aha, thinks I, I shall do something with that. Which is exactly what I did. The ribbon in question has a white running stitch in it. So, armed with a lighter (if you do this, please mind your fingers, the fibres catch sometimes!) I singed the end of the ribbon to seal the fibres over. I then pulled at the white thread and it ruffled the ribbon along it. Once at the desired tag width length, I sealed the other end and it was ready to apply to the tag.


The background tag and layers were coloured with Dylusions sprays, misted with water first and then dripped. I did some overstamping using Aquamarine Archival for the background text and Jet Black Archival for the butterflies. Check out the cute ickle buttons too... they are also from Fantastic Ribbons.


Well, AlfieCat certainly enjoyed his birthday. He came and snoozled on his bed yesterday afternoon so I read out all your birthday messages for him. He was very chuffed to hear so many lovely messages for him! He decided to go out for a prowl early evening and brought us home a lovely little pressie... oh yesh, a mousey for his birthday. Not content with a mammoth amount of food and treats, he fancied himself a nice mousey snack. Aw bless him, he always looks so proud of himself when he brings us pressies. Anyways... I guess I had better get a move on, I have a "to do" list to make! I managed to get rid of all of the jobs on the old one and I don't know about you but a "to do" list is the only way I can keep on top of all the things I need to do! Must be an age/hormone thing lol Thanks for looking... have a "fantastic" (groan) day! TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful! Love the vibrant color!

Marleine said...

Morning Hels,
Am loving the tag. Blue, green and butterflies , brilliant and then putting ribbon on too. My favourite things in my crafty world. Hugs to the little beastie -Alfie. X

butterfly said...

Just gorgeous - intense colours, crisp stamping, and a gorgeous snippet of ribbon!
Alison x

cardgirl said...

Oh this is so beautiful - colours are amazing. I want to use these colours on my next project & think I'll have to invest in dylusion misters.
As to Alfie, makes my day when i hear about cats, aren't they just the best??!! Happy belated Alfie.
Thank you for inspiration
Caroline :)

melanie said...

Stunning tag wished I was a talented as you .Melanie

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous tag. Looks like it backlit with those amazing colours! The ribbon really appeals to me: I didn't know you could buy one with a gathering thread in it - NEVER again will I sit and stitch one in by hand!!
Glad Alfie had a great birthday AND he brought a thank you present, don't you just love them. . . . .
Juliaxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Sorry, I missed your post yesterday and as such I am sending AlfieCat a belated Happy Birthday song, he is gorgeous.
Your tag is absolutely beautiful, I love how you have ruffled the ribbon too. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Paula Whittaker said...

fab tag...loving the colour.

snazzyoriginal said...

Gorgeous summery colours and my favourite Tim Holtz stamps, bliss! xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Hels,
Bit late with my comment. Lovely tag very pretty colours.
Lydia
X

inkypinkycraft said...

love the colours here fresh and vibrant and yet delicate..well that made sense in my head!?! trace x

Lillibelle said...

WoW! Your Tag is fantastic and really gorgeous.

TonyR said...

gorgeous vibrant colours!beautiful tag xxx

Joanne said...

Did you find that piece of ribbon when you cleaned your room of stash then? Well worth keeping as it's certainly added umph to your lovely tag. Glad AlfieCat had a wonderful birthday, little love.
Hugs Joanne xx

scrappyjen said...

Lovely colours and great ruffled ribbon. I like to ruffle ribbon too. Jenx

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous colours on this - love the sentiment and the way you ruffled the ribbon.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - just catching up with my blogging as I missed yesterday 'cos I was crafting!! LOL. Anyway I just wanted to say a big Happy Birthday to Alfiecat - my crafty companion Ebony died in January and she was black and white as well. She also had white paws just like Alfie and, as a party piece, would wander around carrying a little plastic ball by a feather (which was sticking out of it). Very soggy!

Anyway I'm off on one so I'll get on to your beautiful tag. I just love all the techniques you used to make this tag so outstanding. Absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs to you Sue Pxx

Plastic cards said...

This is so nice. The tags are so beautiful and the colors used are so nice which has make the card so attractive and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous tag, the stamping and colours are fabulous. The ribbon looks so effective - thanks for the tip xx

Redanne said...

wonderful tag, gorgeous colours and the ribbon is fabulous! A x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, loving the colours! Carole Z X

Keren Howell said...

The colours are so beautiful! Glad Alfiecat had a good birthday and hope you enjoyed the mouse!

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