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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - March...

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog.  You may have joined me from Cheryl or starting your journey here.

The blog theme this month is to use ribbon on our layout.  I must confess I don't often use ribbon, I tend to use twine or other elements so I really enjoyed this challenge.

I am slowly working through photos from way back in 2012 when my husband and I took a holiday of a lifetime in Canada.  It truly is such a beautiful country and we visited so many amazing places.  In this layout I have some photos which were taken at a beautiful hotel in Banff in the Rockies.  The hotel is nicknamed the 'Castle of the Rockies' as it has an imposing position over the town and looks like a castle.  It really felt like it inside in places too!

Here are my layouts....

I started with a good splattering of shimmer paint on to black card.  Once dry I mounted my photos on to Terracotta Tile cardstock and stuck them in place.  Sneak peak alert!!!  The DSP at the bottom of the pages is from an exciting new suite coming in the Annual Catalogue in June!

I then punched three circles of varying sizes and using them as a guide, pierced holes around the circle edge on to my layout.  I then ribbon embroidered the daisies before adding the floral centres.

Below is a guide of how to make the daisies.  I really must learn how to do videos!!

Punch a circle(s) of any size and roughly mark petal points with a pencil - they do not need to be completely accurate.


Place the circle where you want your daisy to be and prick holes at each petal point and in the centre of the circle.

Thread a needle with some of the ribbon and come up from the back through the centre hole and secure on the back with some double sided tape (avoid knotting).

Ensure that the ribbon lays flat on the front of your work, before passing your needle through the centre of your ribbon and in to one of the petal holes.

Pull through to the reverse and come back up through the middle point.  Repeat to complete your daisy.

Once complete take the ribbon to the back of your work and finish off, try and avoid knotting, securing in place with some tape.

That's it, it really is that simple.  Add a flower centre to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed my pages and I am now going to pass you on to Rochelle who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today.  You can also hop along by using the next buttons or the roll call list.



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  1. Love the ribbon embroidered daisies. Thank you for the instructions.

  2. Jo thanks for the step by step instructions for the Daisy's ......thanks for joining us this month

  3. Wow what lovely layouts. I’ve never seen ribbon threading. Thank you for the instructions I’m going to have to give it a try.

  4. gorgeous daisies - so nice to see some of that new DSP being used.

  5. WOWSERS that is so clever and they just make the layout POP!!! Love it!!! Cheers Shaz

  6. Stunning layout Jo, I love those daisies too. TFS