Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Ribbon Girl Challenge #9

Hi Folks....Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.
It's time for a brand new colour challenge over at The Ribbon Girl Blog and the colours this month have been chosen by Mary....

the challenge will run for 2 weeks until 9pm on 3rd July and the lucky winner can choose a Special Selection Ribbon Kit in either Pink or Cream

and will also receive a £10 discount voucher from
the lovely girls at Lili Of The Valley
what did I make for the challenge...quelle surprise...another Altered Art box...sorry I just can't help myself..I'm in the grip of this mega addiction at the moment and I had great fun playing with the gorgeous goodies in this month's gorgeous Ribbon Girl DT just goes to show Altered Art doesn't have to be all inky and can do soft and girly too.

I made a sweet little "Buttons & Bows" box perfect to store Ribbon Girl goodies using....
Seam Binding
Polka Dot Buttons
Pearl Pins
I painted the box with my favourite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but it doesn't come in a Soft Pink so it was time to put my thinking cap on and hey presto I had one of those "doesn't happen very often" brainwave moments...would adding a little Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber...Cranberry to Old White work and the answer obviously is YES....although I did mix up rather too much and now have enough to emulsion a small room. I know what you're thinking....mixing a bit of paint is hardly rocket science but you need to look at the bigger picture here....I've made a major discovery...the world's my oyster holding me back....Altered Art will be coming to this blog in a kaleidoscope of colours from now.
Pop over and check out what my lovely teamies have come up with this month..we are so lucky to have the mega talented Riet joining us this month as Guest Designer....I know you will be ooohing and aaahing at their fabulous projects.
The Cubbyhole is shutting up shop for today....I'm off to spend some time with the grandkiddywinkies...and depending on the weather it will either be a "trampolining/football in the garden" day or a down on the floor with Star Wars and Lego kind of a day.  I'll see you all tomorrow to share what we made at my "Have Fun With Acetate" class on Saturday.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Morning Both.Kath your box is beautiful.You come up wih some great ideas. Must pop over to the Ribbon Girl later.
    Enjoy your day with the Family.
    Kathleen x

  2. Another beautiful creation from Chez Kath.

    Have fun with the grandkids - but the question has to be asked - who's the biggest kid???


  3. wow Kath this is fantastic, I love it. Can I ask where you got the image from please, it would work so well on a card I'm going to make hugs maxine x

  4. wow, what a beautiful box Kath.
    hope your class went well yesterday, I nipped in past Rustiques on my home from Alford to buy some paint, so I'll be busy altering as soon as I get some peace

  5. I'm not a 'girly girl' but WOW this is absolutely gorgeous. You have such a great eye for colour and design. xx

  6. oh wow Kath I love this, absolutely beautiful
    Anne x

  7. wauw amazing!!!! love the way you made it!!!
    xx petra

  8. Good morning Kate or in my case good afternoon - Your box is absolutely stunning.
    Enjoy your day with the grandchildren. Had my fill yesterday so we were playing sweetie shoppies and you can guess who ate the most . Will have to replenish the shop.

  9. Gorgeous box, Kath! Amazing work!

  10. Love your altered box Kath, it's just beautiful. Love how you've used that lovely seam binding. Hope you've had a lovely day with the grandkids. Had a lovely time babysitting ours last weekend.

    Kat xx

  11. Absolutley fabulous! What beautiful style and talent!

  12. I always look forward to seeing your fabulous designs Kath. This box is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the detail!


  13. Your sewing/ribbon box is beautiful, Kath. I am standing right beside you totally involved in altering anything that moves. Keep the projects coming, and as always, your readers appreciate the time you take to tell us "how I did it!" Linda S. in NE

  14. Hi Kath love your beautiful box hope you've had a lovely day. Hugs x ChrisB

  15. Love the softness of this - & those reels on the top are brilliant. Hope you enjoyed the grandchildren & had fun with the lego if weather made that the option, Wonder what you made? Looking forward to the acetate project.
    Paula (PEP)