26 May 2015

Birthday wishes just for you ..........


It's sketch or go as you please week over at Papertake Weekly  -  I chose to follow the sketch and used a LOTV artpad image, sentiment and papers.

I added a white guipure lace buterfly, lilac satin ribbon in 7mm and 15mm, 3 apple blossom flowers from a mixed bunch and a couple of lilac/white hip rosebuds all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

We look forward to seeing what you make - why not pop over to Papertake Weekly and get  some inspiration from the fabulous makes by the design team?

see you soon, Mary xx

24 May 2015

Happy Birthday .....



A pink and girly birthday card for my lovely niece Joanne who was 40 years old on Friday - Happy Birthday Joanne, hope you had a lovely day!! 

I used  'Ophelia' embroidered tulle lace, 7mm satin ribbon, a piece of faux diamante trim, pink gardenia, pink cherry blossom and pink pretty blossom plus lots of Stardust Stickles
all from
www.ribbongirl.co.uk


This card is for The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge 'birthday' over on the blog and I hope you will find time to pop over and be inspired by the DT projects! there is a £10 voucher for the Ribbon Girl Store and a stamp all the way from Magnolia in Sweden for the lucky winner!
see you soon, Mary x

19 May 2015

With a heart ....


The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'with a heart' so I used a die cut heart onto which I glued an ivory guipure lace heart then added some ivory 'Amelia' lace, dusky pink satin ribbon, cute little bark hearts from www.ribbongirl.co.uk


 and my flower arrangement consists of teracotta rose buds, ivory gardenia, 30mm ivory wild rose, Kort and Godt ivory beaded berries all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk


I love these little rhinestone and pearl self adhesive butterflies

I hope you can join us this week and please pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful projects made by the design team.

see you soon, Mary x

17 May 2015

A little aqua casket ...


A little gift box which looks like a small casket - I added 11mm flat back pearls for feet.  This is my project for this weeks 'Colour Challenge' at The Ribbon Girl blog - I used LOTV beach bliss papers then added used 'Kate' white fine vintage style cotton lace, 16mm aqua satin ribbon, star medium dangle beads, silver twine, white cosmos daisy, lilac apple blossom from a mixed bunch.  Ribbons and lace were stuck on using 6mm double sided red sticky tape

The sentiment is a LOTV image stamped in aqua ink.

Flowers, beads, twine, lace, ribbon, pearls and sticky tape all from
www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will be able to join in the challenge, great prizes
 £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

plus a lovely
Die set from Marrianne Designs NL

see you soon
Mary x

12 May 2015

in the garden .....


The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'in the garden' and I used a LOTV image and papers plus a LOTV sentiment stamped with lilac ink. 

I added 15mm orchid gingham ribbon, pale pink daisy, Kort & Godt lilac rolled roses, white pretty blossom, an off white carnation, pink cherry blossom and a pink gardenia all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk
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I love the little pearl and rhinestone self adhesive butterflies which are new in the store - you get loads in the pack but I dont think mine will last long as I have used them on all my projects recently :-)

I hope you can join us at PTW - you are sure to be inspired by the great projects by the design team!

see you soon, Mary x 

10 May 2015

A pretty vintage style box .....


I made this box today using white card which I cut and and scored then covered it with LOTV  Always and Forever Solids then added a pretty image from the LOTV  Beautiful Blooms pad.  I distressed all edges with gathered twigs ink.  I tried to use colours and patterns which would give the box (which measures 10cm x 10cm ) a vintage feel

I used sage green spot lacey edge ribbon threaded through a round diamante buckle slide around the sides of the box and added 4 x 11mm pearls for feet.  I put a spot of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the scallop mat under the image then added a rhinestone and pearl self adhesive butterfly on each corner.


this is a close up of one of those little butterflies, really pretty.  It's not easy to take a photo of a box, especially when I completely forget and took it under artificial light!

There is a new challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog today - everything goes - with an image - either anything goes or make a shaped card.  There are some great prizes to win too

Ribbon, butterflies, liquid pearls, buckle slides and pearls are all from

see you soon, Mary xx

5 May 2015

flowers for you ...


This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is sponsored by LOTV and the challenge is to use no patterned paper! I embossed some white paper and matted it onto card and added a lovely image from a LOTV artpad

I added a pink pearl princess pin, white pretty blossom and rose petal pink seam binding all from
www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will have time to pop over to the PTW blog and join in the fun - there are some lovely creations by the design team!
see you soon, Mary xx

Little teapot ....


Having put a few pounds on in the last few weeks, I feel a bit like 'a little teapot, short and stout' so am trying to stick to my diet this week!

I just fancied making this little teapot with a matching tea-bag holder and used LOTV papers, hand made flowers from more LOTV paper with pink 5mm pearl centres, white tiny rosebuds, Florence ivory cotton lace, ivory 4mm flat back pearls and some 7mm satin ribbon 

ribbon and rosebuds from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

see you soon
Mary x

28 April 2015

You're in my thoughts .........


  I made a card following sketch No. 100 at Papertake Weekly and used a LOTV artpad image and papers from the Birdie Lane pad - nice and bright and cheerful.  The sentiment was also from LOTV



I added some parrot green faux silk ribbon, a large yellow rose bud and two white Kort & Godt chrysanths all from The Ribbon Girl

.It's sketch time at Papertake Weekly this week OR you can  take your pick from colour - white plus 1 excluding skin and hair OR pleating using either paper or a ribbon or you can use  a quote stamp - so pop on over for more information and be inspired by the wonderful creations from the design team. I hope you will have time to pop over to Papertake Weekly
see you soon,

Mary xx


26 April 2015

A buzzy bee .....


A buzzy bee card featuring a very cuteTilda with her bee costume on having a well earned rest after collecting lots of pollen - I coloured this with Copics then added lots of Stardust Stickles to the wings.  I added a cream 40mm daisy, silver colour bee charm tied with natural hemp twine. some cream/ivory loopy trim tied in a bow and a 5mm self adhesive pearl in the centre all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk    The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the papers I used were from October Afternoon Fly a Kite pad

This is my card for this weeks Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge over on the blog http://www.ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ and I hope you will have time to pop over and be inspired by the lovely projects made by the design team.  There are two great prizes for the randomly drawn winner comprising Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl



I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

21 April 2015

Cute as a button .....


The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'cute as a button' and I've used an image from the LOTV Toddlers artpad with LOTV designer paper.

I added pale fuschia sheer ribbon, pale pink loopy trim, a pink polka dot button tied with ivory hemp twine and a white leaf pin from a wheel of pins.

My flower arrangement includes a pink/pink gardenia, pale pink cherry blossom, pink/white beaded stamen, pink starburst stamen and Ive also used two gorgeous ivory guipure lace leaves - so pretty!

I finished my card with Stardust Stickles and all paper edges were distressed with deep pink ink

I hope you will be able to join in the challenge, looking forward to seeing what you make and there is heaps of inspiration over on the PTW blog

see you soon, Mary x

12 April 2015

For a new baby boy ....



 My card for the Ribbon Girl 'Everything Goes with an Image' challenge - I have used a LOTV artpad image from the Toddlers set with LOTV Shabby Shack papers

The bib itself was cut on the silhouette and I covered the front and the inside with LOTV papers then inked the edges with hawaian blue ink.  I drew faux stitching on the edges and placed the 5mm pearls to resemble poppers.

I cut the image and mat on the sizzix machine and used foam pads to raise it up slightly, again, the edges were distressed with hawaian blue ink

I added  blue tiny pom pom, pale blue loopy trim, pale blue tiny ric rac, 20mm dusky blue open rose, pearls from Sea Charm 5mm Mixed Pearls all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will find the time to pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog to see the fabulous projects made by our talented design team - you can make anything you like AS LONG AS THERE IS AN IMAGE ON IT, it can be any image at all, preferably hand coloured by you, but any image is acceptable.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

see you soon, Mary x

7 April 2015

To have and to hold ......


The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is
Sketch or Take Your Pick sponsored by Lili of the Valley.   I chose Sketch and made a wedding card for a friend based on Sketch #99

The image is from a LOTV Artpad 'True Love' matted onto LOTV 'Mr & Mrs' background papers.  I added white Wedding Bells lace (see below) and then using some 3mm sticky tape I added 6mm flat back pearl trim




I used a punch to make the corners a little different, then added some white 'Wedding Bells' vintage style fine cotton lace, a white flower from a pack of 'colour it yourself' white dahlias, with a bit of Stardust Stickles,  WOC 10 and 20mm pale pink open roses, tiny pink rosebuds all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centres and the image and the sentiment was computer generated

I hope you will be able to pop over to Papertake Weekly to be inspired by the lovely creations by the design team and we look forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

5 April 2015

Pastel colours ....



My card for todays Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - I made a shaped card and used LOTV 'Always & Forever'  papers and one of my favourite images from the 'Beautiful Blooms'  artpad.  I inked the edges then applied the stickles

I added pink satin ribbon, mixed pink prettyblooms, Stardust Stickles, a round sparkly button and some pink Divine Bakers Twine  I used the wire stalks I cut off to make the twirls.  The inside was decorated to co-ordinate with the front.

As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our good friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl


There are some fabulous cards to inspire you over on our blog and I hope you will find time to pop over and have a look and we look forward to seeing your cards!

see you soon, Mary x

31 March 2015

18th birthday card ...



It's a sketchie free for all over at Papertake Weekly today - I've made an 18th birthday card and I used Pion papers then added ivory silk ribbon which I twirled over the top of 'Jacqueline' ivory vintage style cotton lace; 30mm ivory open roses, ivory large rosebud, white ivory cherry blossom, white lily and tulip.  I popped two bark hearts into the flower arrangement and added a 20mm flower pearl and diamante embellishment and a pearl princess pin to the silk bow




I made a co-ordinating box to which I added more Pion papers (this piece is actually from a Christmas set :-), then I added an ivory lace corner, 30mm ivory wild rose and edged the sides of the whole box with 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim
I hope you will join us at Papertake Weekly - my team mates  have made some fabulous projects to inspire you and as usual, there is a wonderful prize!

see you soon, Mary xx

I'm so excited - I've just learned that I've been lucky enough to be chosen for the new Lili of the Valley Design Collective team!! and I'm looking forward to working with so many super talented crafters!!