Friday, 23 March 2018

Ribbon Patterns. . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is tickety boo with you.

Sorry I have been missing for a bit. Time just seems to have run away with me recently and I feel like I have been chasing my tail (and Lily and Molly's!!!)
The vet visit went well. He is very pleased with how they are doing and they were very well behaved (for a change!!!).
He did suggest having separate toilet facilities for them as they get older but I advised that Mr D and I do not have separate toilet facilities so they would just have to get on with it.
He also asked if they have a routine so I said "they eat, they sleep, they wreck the house.............and repeat!!!" 

Anyhoo, welcome to Scrappy Scatty Jan and thank you for pressing "follow". Very kind of you to take time to come and have a look at my lil' ol' blog.

Before I forget, someone asked (think it may have been Karen) how I scratch the scratch board. There are special styluses you can use but I use a small bradawl that came in a mini screwdriver set. I have used a pokey tool but sometimes its a bit too sharp.

Now, I had got the last of my John samples to show but somehow, I have managed to chop the edge off the main photo so I will have to re-photograph it when I get it back from John.
Meantime, I had purchased the Ribbon Threader die set (it would have been rude not to as it was my suggestion lol!!!) and made this card for a friend of ours who was celebrating his 70th birthday recently.

White and red card
Checkerboard embossing folder
JND Ribbon Threader dies
CE Stitched Bunting Numbers stamps
Presscut Square dies
Blue and red satin ribbon

You all know that I like to be different so I decided to use the Ribbon Threader dies in a more unusual way so it wasn't just straight lines of ribbon so I snapped how I did it above and as follows......

If you measure and pencil in the lines as per the photos, it makes life easier for lining things up.

Pattern cut, then did the embossing and lastly, threaded the ribbons through.

Something different, as I say and I think its a way of using ribbon on a male card without it looking girlie.

That's me for now folks as I am trying to type this with 2 kittens chasing each other and jumping all over me.

I will try and get round to visiting your blogs again in the next couple of days.

Take care all.
Ang x

Ps..........kitty pic. Sorry Lily is a bit bright but unless you increase the brightness, you can't see Molly's face as she is so black lol!!


  1. Morning Ang, absolutely love this card design, it is so different. The kitty pic is beautiful, they do look totally innocent. Take care, hope you are taking it easy. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. I really don't think you should have had to buy the ribbon die set bearing in mind it was your idea, Ang! A very original card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  3. Good morning Ang what a clever idea but there again, you are the designer!! Have a great weekend love from Jackie xx

  4. Hi Ang this is a stunning card it is such a clever idea I love it. You seem to be having lots of fun with your cats. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Thank you so much for the welcome :-) - and for todays post I was in awe watching John demo these his samples were amazing I was just drooling so much so when mine arrived I didnt have a clue how to use them lol so your post today has been most helpful xx

  6. Hi Mrs D,What a clever way to use the ribbon threader die,as you say not at all girlie but so stylish for anyone.Love the girls picture they are growing so fast and of course look like butter wouldn't melt!! Have a good day and stay healthy and happy
    Lots of Love Barbara Dxxx

  7. Hi Ang, great card and a great way to use the Ribbon Threader. Lovely photos of your kittens. Home you managed to make the NEC and are feeling much better.

  8. Welcome back. I like how you think out of the box for your designs. Enjoy your kitties.

  9. Great card and I love how you use dies in different ways
    It was me who asked about “scratching” There must be something dodgy you can say about scratching Ang! I will look out my Christmas cracker tool set and see what I can use!

  10. Hello Ang,
    This is ingenious. Which embossing folder did you use?
    Hope you are feeling much brighter, the kittens are coming on leaps and bounds (in more ways than one!).
    love Maureen x

  11. Brilliant card Ang and great die. Thank you. Lovely photo of the kittens.

  12. Hi Ang, my that's an amazing card, looks awfully complicated to do, for me anyway, but you're an engineer.
    Gorgeous kitties, take care, Kate x

  13. I agree with Anne - the least John could have done is to give you a present! Love the unusual card.

  14. Erm, doesn't it get a bit crowded if you all want to spend a penny at the same time? The mind is boggling. hugs Mrs A.

  15. Morning Mrs Duck, I must comment on this creation, I think it is brilliant, ideal for a man card, I have to make one this weekend and was scratching my head trying to come up with something and you have provided it, so I am going to have a play, I have heard so much about you from John (what a smashing man he is but don't tell him I told you ha ha), and to see the wonderful samples and things you have made for him too, well they are amazing. You certainly made me laugh about your comments to the vet regarding the toilet requirements. Anyway take care.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  16. Hello Ang,
    Google is not playing fairly today! However as I love your card so much, I’m trying again! Lol!
    I think it’s an inspired idea to use the ribbon Dies in this way. Thanks so much for the clear instructions. Will give this one a try!
    Have a good weekend,
    Love Myra x

  17. How very unique - reminds me of the Native Indian designs throughout the United States.
    I also have two cats and three litter boxes. Cats are kind of picky so you learn in time what they prefer. Yes that's right, the cats now own you!

  18. Hi Ang,

    Wanted to pop over and thank you so very much for your kind words of support and very happy you landed on my blog by accident and so nice to meet someone who knows where I am coming from - it seems to go over most peoples heads. Your name rang an immediate bell as I know Wendy and a fan of all things JND.

    I had gathered that the regular blood results for CKD can be a tad unpredictable as the phlebotomist discarded one sample last week as the blood came out too slowly saying that can alter results. I was Stage 2 in December and for some years which they say is par for the course for a diabetic, but to then be one digit from Stage 4 so quickly rang alarm bells for everyone.

    I've not heard of the Nuclear Medicine GFR, although did have similar for my Parathyroids last year, but will certainly be requesting it when I see them tomorrow if there's no improvement.

    My thanks again and I hope your own issues stabalize.

    B x

  19. What a wonderful idea! Sandy mentioned it reminded her of Native Indian designs and I have to say, that was my first thought also. Very clever to incorporate ribbon into a masculine card. You certainly think outside the box and I love it and your instructions are very easy to follow. Thank you.
    Those little darlings are keeping you busy but they have the sweetest little faces when they are still. My little dog has gotten old and he sleeps a lot but every so often he is up for a game with his toys.They are so dear to us.
    Stephanie K

  20. Hi Ang! Your kitties are adorable. I agree that your ribbon card does have a Native American Indian vibe to it. Love the idea of lacing ribbon through cardstock. Sounds like you are having fun with the cats. Have a great day!

  21. Hi Ang,
    what a very brilliant idea and brilliant creation it looks so super.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. What a beautiful card! Such an interesting design concept with the weaving of the ribbon, just love it! OK, I have obviously missed something because I am just now meeting Lily and Molly. They sure are sweethearts, I hope they are healthy? sending hugs :)



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