Thursday, 23 February 2012


                   Welcome to Just Inspirational Challenges 1st Blog Hop!!
And boy do we have a treat for you! There are TONS of prizes along the way from some very generous sponsors!!

How amazing is that!!!

All you need to do is:
  • Spread the word about our Hop
  • Leave a comment on each team members blog (you MUST do this to be in with a chance to win)
  • AND to be in with a chance of winning the prize on the Challenge blog we would like you to make something. Absolutely anything you like as the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

Here are some inspirational photos for you

I hope they got you inspired!

Here is the order

For a chance to win the prize on the blog enter your project into Mr Linky

Thank you so much for hopping with us!!!! Good luck & HAVE FUN!!!!

And please don't forget to leave a comment on each members blog too.

So here are my cards, i couldn't decide which sponsor to use, so i did a few!

Simply Sassy

Crafty Ribbons

I have also done a tutorial showing you how i made the ribbon flower, see below

Whoopsi Daisy

Here is the tutorial for the ribbon flower

 Step One - cut 4 pieces of ribbon, best to use a double sided ribbon, mine are just over 9cm long but you can use bigger if you wand a bigger flower.

 Step Two - stick dst to one end of each piece of ribbon.

 Step Three - connect the ribbon ends together securing with the dst.

 Step Four - do the same with the remaining ribbon pieces, you should end up with 4 ribbon circles.

 Step Five - using a needle and thread of a similar colour to the ribbon, sew straight through the join and the other side of the ribbon.

 Step Six - sew back and forth through the ribbon a couple of times to secure, then tie off and snip the thread.

 Step Seven - repeat for the other ribbon circles, so you end up with 4 pieces, sip off the spare thread.

 Step Eight - sew up through the bottom of one of the ribbon pieces, then through another piece, placing this at an angle to create a cross shape.

 Step Nine - add a third piece of ribbon and sew through this to add it to the stack, again at an angle.

 Step Ten - add the final forth piece and sew onto the other 3. Go through all the pieces a couple of times to secure.

 Step Eleven - choose a button to match the colour of you ribbon and sew through the holes, you can just thread the cotton used through the holes and use glue to attach to the ribbon flower, or you can sew it onto the ribbon flower.

Step Twelve - cut off all remaining thread and tease the 'petals' out so the are evenly spaced. Your ribbon flower is complete ready for you to add to your project.

Please feel free to use this tutorial to make your own ribbon flowers, but do not distribute or use on your own blogs/pages/etc You can direct people to my blog where they can use my instructions themselves.

Thank you, and i hope you all enjoy our 1st blog hop.

happy crafting

Kate xxx


  1. Gorgeous creations Kate..Love the tutorial too

    Choccy xx

  2. love the simply sassy image. you've coloured her beautifully and the paper goes perfectly. thank you for the ribbon flower tutorial hugs Karen x

  3. Fantastic projects and thanks for the tutorial! I love the swirls on your tag.. they lool lush! xx Denise

  4. love the projects ,images are great and cards xx

  5. so many things... first card corners are super and that image is also cute.... lovly tag.

  6. Love all three projects, Kate, but have to admit a special fondness for the Whoopsi Daisy tag -- it is done in purple, after all. :-D Great tutorial. TFS

  7. love the cards, and especially the tutorial - thank you x

  8. Great projects. I love the papers you have used and your ribbon bow tutorial is going to come in very handy. Thank you.


  9. Sorry only just got a chance to pop round to visit you! Fantastic projects and a really helpful tutorial - thanks

  10. Wonderful creations, thanks so much for the tutorial
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Thanks for the Tutorial. is it also possible with Raffia?

    Nice creations espcially the cute boxes..

  12. Wow! Thanks for the tutorial on the ribbon flowers! Makes me appriciate them even more knowing how much time is put into making them! You've created some beautiful cards! Love them! So glad I 'hopped' by for some inspiration!
    Karen C

  13. Great projects and nice tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration! Hopping along to se what's next!

  14. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your projects. The flower tutorial is also wonderful. I'll have to try that! Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  15. I love our oriental themed card, Kate. It's just perfectand thanks for the ribbon flower tutorial - nice to know they're done in bits - i tried doing all in one go and got in a real muddle, lol

  16. Beautiful projects, thank you for including the flower tutorial

  17. Hi Kate, Gorgeous creations and fab ribbon flower tutorial!! Thanks for a fun hop and great inspiration!!
    Hazel xx


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