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dudley, west midlands, United Kingdom
hi. my name is Michelle, i am 30 years old. Im married to Matt and we have a 4 year old boy called William. i work full time as a paediatric staff nurse at our local hospital. I started making cards in 2010 as a way to relax after suffering with postnatal depression. My hobby soon became an obsession, lol, and i now spend a lot of time (and; money) on my new love. I have also had a little dabble in knitting and sewing and discovered a crafty side to me i never knew i had!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Love is in the air card!..............& new ribbon storage!

sugar nellie stamp - pillow talk
coloured with spectrum noir pens
backing papers - strawberry kisses cdrom
matt/layered card - centura pearl (crafters companion)
card base - CC white boxer card, scored on ultimate pro.
sentiment - magazine freebie
ribbon - from my stash

* Crafters companion - love is in the air

* the sugar bowl - sketch

*pollycraft monday challenge - warm it up

*the cutie pie challenge - favourite song (Jonh Paul Young - love is in the air)

*sectret crafter saturday challenge - ribbon

Now onto my ribbon storage......
Did you see my last post with my fab new marker pen storage? Well ive now organised my ribbons. I considered many different ways to store my ribbons, but as most of mine are odds and ends and not on reels, i decided this would be the best option.
 It may not look as tidy as having them on their reels, but its very user friendly. The ribbons are grouped in colours and i can easily see what i have, and how much is left. I can now find exactly what im looking for in seconds.

I brought a ribbon storage starter set from ebay, consisting of 30 plastic ribbon holders and a small metal ring. I thought id start with this and then add to it later., you can but larger plastic holders and rings from this range.
However i was browsing in my local homesense store (bit like tk maxx) and found this 'belt organiser'. It consisted of this metal hanger and large metal rings (identical to those in the ribbon storage system, but much cheaper). so i have combined the two and think it works brilliantly!!!


  1. beautiful card and i need my ribbon sorting out desparatly a really good idea. lousie xx

  2. This card is lovely Michelle!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

  3. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  4. what a smashing card, a fabbby song choice too, what a classic xx thank you for sharing your work with the cutie pies

  5. Absolutely gorgous card! Excellent song choice, can't get it out of my head now! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie! Woo x

  6. Your card is just great it ticks all the boxes for our challenge at Cutie Pie, brilliant choice of song title. Good luck cheers Sue N x

  7. Gorgeous card! Her eyes are mesmerizing. :) Your ribbon storage idea is pretty neat too! Thanks of playing in the Sugar Bowl challenge!

  8. Hi Michelle thanks for stopping by & leaving your name with linky in the hope of winning my hidden do need to make & submit a house mouse creation to qualify??

    smiles Christine x

  9. Gorgeous card, fabulous image too and great song, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pies,Karenx

  10. Hi Michelle great take on the sketch, loving the sentiment you've matched to the SN stamp. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck.