Monday, June 09, 2008

Lemon and Lime from Ribbon Oasis

It's warming up nicely outside, looks like being two hot ones on the trot woohoo.
We spent most of yesterday in the garden, I was weeding, pruning and shredding and hubby was hedge-trimming and planting tomatoes - exciting eh?
I think he got a bit carried away with seed planting as our garden is beginning to look like a tomato farm (should such things exist). Looks like I'll be making lots of tomato sauce and soup later in the year then.
There also seems to be rather a lot of courgette plants at the other end of the garden. Well, it is our first vegetable planting year so lessons will be learned......

On Saturday we went to see the latest Indiana Jones film. It was OK, not great, not bad - just OK. At least there wasn't much blood and gore - I hate films where I end up with my eyes shut and my fingers in my ears. OK so I'm a wimp.
I do end up with my eyes shut and my fingers in my ears quite often actually. Years ago we had a long weekend in York and hubby wanted to go to the York Dungeon - he wouldn't go if I didn't, so I went, I really am a great big wuss - they should offer reduced rates for people who need to be led around by the hand because of the eyes shut, ears blocked thing - surely I can't be the only one?

Checked with Bea that it's ok to share some things made for Ribbon Oasis recently. Bea sent a lovely assortment of ribbons and trims in zingy lemon and lime shades. I thought they'd look good not just for summery projects but also would be perfect to make a little scrap page with a photo I took last Autumn just as the leaves were turning - it also encouraged me to do another page in my 2007 mini album - which in truth, hasn't got very far since last March! ooops!Card is Bazzill, the little trees are cut from some BG that came in a Self Addressed kit months ago. All the ribbon, and that gorgeous felt flower trim stuff is obviously from Ribbon Oasis and just look how many of my stash of brads I used!This is a little box made with chipboard squares all fastened together with pieces of ribbon. I used a yellow acrylic Paint Dabber to paint the squares, then BG Colour Me Silly papers to decorate them. The rosette on the top is made by running a line of gathering stitches along a length of ribbon, pulling it up to form a rosette then adding a button centre. If you use a wired ribbon you don't even need to do any sewing at all because you can take out the wire from one edge of the ribbon, then gently gather up the ribbon along the wire on the other edge and twist the ends of the wire together to form the rosette.
Also used: Angel Kisses yellow blooms, Cuttlebug scallop flower die
Lastly is this mini notebook. The various ribbons, felt trim and sequin trim were all in my RO kit, the papers are Cosmo Cricket. I used my Bind it All to make the book. Rubbish photo, sorry about that.

8 comments:

Angelnorth said...

These all look great, especially love the little box - fab project!

Sue said...

What a lovely collection of ribbons you've used. I love the colours.
Sue x

Kaz said...

Oohh those are gorgeous ribbons and projects you've done there Kathy.

Karen said...

What a lovely selection of ribbons you got. I never think of those colours but maybe I should. I love what you have done with them...it all looks fabulous X

nutka1911 said...

What too beautiful ribbons and lovely box!

Juliet said...

Stunning work Kathy, as ever!! Love these citrus colours.
Julietxx

Caroline said...

Love the zingy, zesty colours Kathy, and you have shown them off so well....x

Hazel said...

Wow! love the citrus colours.