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Summer Fizz Challenge

Summer is here - well some days.  But our Summer Fizz Collection of ribbons will always be here!

This delightful banner was sent in by Wilma and we thought it just shouts summer, its is beautiful displayed by Bev and Sydney, although I had to promise Syd that I was not taking her photograph but only the banners!  Once again the craftmanship that we have seen from our latest Ribbon Challenge #6 - "Summer Fizz" is second to none, you have really used your imagination to send us some wicked projects and cards, oh and I got my first ATC! 

Beryl really got into the swing of things with this Summer Carnival Mask - it is work of art, I would love to tell you, what it has been painted and stamped with - but sorry it is beyond me.  The ribbons and feathers work very well together.

Beryl also sent in the two cards above, I love the way she has put silver card behind the ribbon, it has really made the lime and pink designs stand out.  The strawberries have (I Think!) been embellished with glossy accents.

This card from Carol made us twitter - "domestically challenged!". The stamp is a "Dolly Mamma"

Also from Carol this card is full of summer sunshine, when you open out the card, it almosts hits you - wicked.

This is a new Carol - Carol F, welcome to our challenge, she said she loved playing with the ribbons - that's what we like to hear.  This box is gorgeous, the designs on this ribbons are just perfect for cutting out.

Carol F sent me my first ATC it is called "Chillin".

Carol F also sent in the two cards above, the Thanks card was for me and the team.

This beautifully made box was from Dorothy (yes, she set last nights puzzle!), I thought the box was lovely on it own, but when I opened it up......

Summer Fizz made Dorothy think of weddings, this is a bridesmaids hair slide, looking good with feathers and pearls to tone in with the ribbons.

Not only did Dorothy think of the Bridesmaids but she also made a ring cushion.

Her theme continued with the stain glass card.

Dorothy also sent in this little ruler, Syd has commented how nice this is!!

Leigh has also got into the swing of things with this card!

I have mentioned that Leigh is in the process of planning her sons wedding, I do like this design very stylish, but I know it's not "the chosen one"!

All the above from Leigh, the one above is my favourite, the ribbon looks as if it is padded, the stamped flowers have glitter centres.

Marjorie's card is very exotic, love the rubber stamping and the happy birthday ribbon.

Marjorie has definately got an "ice cream" theme with these two cards.  The one above is of an Ice Cream Van, but her husband Jim just couldn't see it.  The ribbon is the pole, the bottom part is the cart.  We can see it Jim!!

Rachel is also new to our ribbon challenges - welcome.  This little lamb looks so cuddly, great idea to layer onto black card it has really made the lamb stand out.

Rachel also sent in the two above, hope you enjoyed the ribbons.

One of the butterflies is so tired that it is resting on the flower pot, who's idea was this Tracey's or Paul's?  These word blooms from Alpha Tags are a perfect match with our ribbons.

Tracey and Paul have certainly brought summer into this card.

Wilma has made me feel so bad, I can not remember the last time I followed a recipe. BUT I am the queen of note books, I have one or two!!!

Wilma's card is full of colour and makes you summery.  Great idea with the stamped flowers, the way they are coloured through the aperture but not on the front - clever.

Don't forget the delight that Wilma's summer banner gave us.

Huge thanks for all these wonderful projects, we hope you enjoyed looking, please do leave us some comments, the challengers have done all the hard work.

There are still a few people to send in their goodies, so no worries....... it's just that I have the next challenge planned and as they say -it is burning a hole in my pocket!!!

I have spent enough time in my play room, I think I had better go and make a few more bows with the girls - we are nearly there (until the phone rings)!


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