Big welcome to my newest followers, so pleased you can join me on my crafty adventure! ;) huge hugs!!
I have some amazing news to share with you all today... As most of you may know I filled in at Frilly and Funkie a month or so a go as a Guest Designer for a couple of weeks. I had such fun with the projects and Jenny and Linda were so lovely.
Then, I received an email from Linda asking me to join the team as a Full Time DT Member - WOWWOWWOWWOW! Boy, I was in shock!! I had to read it out to my husband to make sure I wasn't seeing things and then some time was needed to calm down from the excitement. :)
Anyhoo, I am extremely honoured and grateful that I've been asked to join some of the most talented people out there in blogland, not only that Jenny and Linda have been so amazing to me, letting me get settled in and so generous with their time - so to both of you here is a big THANK YOU :)
Okay, I've calmed down now and on with the show... The theme over at Frilly and Funkie is PUT SOME RIBBON ON IT! Your project just needs to include some ribbon somewhere to be eligible to enter.
The ribbon I used by May Arts reminded me of the Farmers Markets and County Shows we have here in Dorset, when you see all the yummy local produce so beautifully presented in such a country shabby chic way. This image inspired me to make these gift pillow boxes, which ended up housing little treats for my Mum and Nan on Mothers Day.
I used a pillow box die, but there are plenty of templates on google if you don't have one, for me it is pure laziness...! ;) I used Maja Design Spring Basics 12x12 papers for the base and fussy-cut the tags from the Maja Design 12x12 labels sheet from Spring Basics.
Everything was then edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, including the flowers.
The beautiful flowers are by Prima - La Tela-Romantic Lace. I love the details of these and are perfect if you're in a rush and don't have time to make flowers. I love the soft country feel the lace gave to the piece.
The gorgeous green ribbon is May Arts Celery/Ivory Plaid and went beautifully with this green Maja Design cardstock.
The Red/Ivory Plaid ribbon is perfect 'country kitchen' chic and the great thing about these ribbons is that they are wired so manipulating them in to the shape you want is easy!!
I just finished off the country theme with some raffia.
The winner gets to Guest Design for the blog and there is a prize of $25 up for grabs randomly selected for one lucky entrant!! What is not to like??!! Come and join us :)
Thank you so much for stopping by :)
Your 'Country Bumpkin' xx
P.S. Your Country Bumpkin is writing this post in typical Country Bumpkin style, sipping Strawberry and Lime Cider at sunset - happy, feeling better and healthy, days ;)
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