11 November 2018

This wise little owl is keeping warm with his hat and scarf ......


This plump little owl (from Woodland Scenes LOTV Artsheet ) is keeping warm with his hat and scarf.  I've trimmed this pocket with 38mm faux hessian ribbon, holly organza, cream/gold chevron ribbon, an 18mm rusty bell tied with natural button twine, a snowy fir cone, red oval double ended berries, brown tea dyed cotton ribbon, brown tea towel stripe ribbon, a holly leaf and some white/green speckled berries

Thanks for visiting, see you soon,
Mary G xx

10 November 2018

The fox has got his (Santa) hat on .....



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Mary G x

Stay warm and cosy little penguin .....

This gift pouch in girly colours has the sweetest little penguin having his scarf put on to keep him warm :-)  The image is from the Cosy Christmas Art Sheet from LOTV on 'Galaxy Stars'  8x8 paper pack.    I trimmed this with 38mm silver lame, 25mm blackberry satin, 38mm Phoebe white guipure lace, 23mm lilac organza, a small piece of silver tinsel, some silver twine and a very pretty lilac and white cottage rose

close up of the bow and flower

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Mary G xx

9 November 2018

Squirrel gift pouch ......


A gold and green gift pouch trimmed with 35mm Amelia ivory vintage style lace, various gold ribbons, tied with gold twine  (ribbons include gold/ivory chevron, gold metallic edge cream satin, honey gold satin with gold snowflakes, 38mm gold flake ribbon) a Christmas Rose and some green holly leaves

The paper is from the LOTV 'Vintage Christmas' 8x8 pack, and the cute image is from the LOTV Art Sheet 'Woodland Scenes'

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Mary G x

A winter scene .....


I've really enjoyed my time as a Guest DT for Polkadoodles and for this challenge the brief was to create a scene. I used the adorable image 'Polar Friends' from the Winnie Winterland Collection https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/winnie-winterland-polar-fri…/ The trees and the cute reindeer are from the Winnie Winterland Embellies collection https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/winnie-winterland-embellies…/ The scene I created was matted onto sparkly silver card, then some forest green card on a 5 x 7 white card. 

I added forest green satin edge sheer, white/silver chevron and white ruffle edge ribbons, white holly leaves,  snowy fircones and a really sparkly diamante snowflake all from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will have time to pop over to the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and be inspired by the lovely makes by the DT.  I am looking forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for looking,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

6 November 2018

Pink and Frosty gift pouch ........


A vintage themed gift pouch in pink and silver.  I added 38mm silver lame and 25mm pale pink satin ribbon with some white guipure lace*.  The bow is 38mm silver lame topped with 50mm Pink Twinkle bow topped with a 25mm diamante flatback snowflake.  

close up of the bow and sparkly snowflake
*this particular lace is out of stock but there are lots of other guipures in white and ivory in the store

Ho Ho Ho .......


A gift pouch made with 'North Pole' image art sheet and 'Frozen Snowflakes' paper pack from LOTV
trimmed with 38mm faux hessian ribbon, blue/white striped grosgrain, an 18mm rusty bell, pale blue satin ribbon, black/white divine twine and sky blue/cream rustic check ribbon all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

1 November 2018

Enchanted Unicorn birthday card ....

I hope you can join in with The Ribbon Girl November 'anything goes' challenge - I've made a birthday card and used Monique 55mm Guipure Lace, 25mm and 15mm Aqua satin ribbon, an 18mm round brilliant cut sparkly button tied on with silver twine, lilac two tone and a lemon/white two tone 30mm wild rose, pink carnation and some daisy leaves.  The image is from LOTV No 41 Enchanted Unicorns art sheet and the backing paper is from the Watercolour Dots Warm Sunshine 8x8 paper pack- they've got some lovely new art sheets, rubber stamps and packs of paper!

I tried to choose flowers etc to match the colours on the unicorn image

I added a sparkly button to the bow and tied it on with silver twine
I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for the 'anything goes' challenge and there are two lovely prizes to win!

Thanks for visiting, see you soon,
Mary G x

31 October 2018

Christmas lanterns ...

Some Christmas lanterns filled with a chocolate, please scroll down to see individual lanterns.  I decorated these with cottage and wild roses, faux pine cones, paper roses, holly leaves and vintage style seam binding   

Dark Blue/White 30mm wild rose with Limoges Blue seam binding

35mm Pink/White two tone cottage rose with Siam Pink seam binding

35mm lilac/white two tone cottage rose with Mauve Rose seam binding
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Mary G xx

26 October 2018

Focus on paper ....


The challenge to the DT and Guests for this challenge was 'focus on paper' so ....

I decorated a plain papier mache box with 3 sheets of digital paper from the Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland collection. (Paper Heaven 4) and Paper Heaven 5. 
I used two sheets for the sides, edge of lid and top of box and with the third sheet  I made 3 flowers from the red/poinsettia sections of paper and some ivy and rose leaves from the green sections of paper

To augment the paper flowers I added some small burgundy medium rose buds, and some tiny pearl clusters on silver stems. To finish the box I added Donna ivory fine cotton lace, khaki sage  15mm satin ribbon, diamante double row round embellishment, pearls for the feet and edges of the lid etc. The centres of the flowers are 8mm sparkly f/b gems which I have coloured with a Copic pen



I hope you will join in with the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make! 

thanks for looking,
see you soon
Mary G xx

16 October 2018

Carol singing luxury gift pouch .....

For this Christmas gift pouch with a luxurious vintage look, I used one of the images on a LOTV Carol Singing Art Sheet and the green background paper is from the LOTV 'Vintage Christmas' 8x8 paper pack/

For a touch of luxury, I added 38mm gold lame ribbon and 45mm 'Chantal' ivory lace.  The 35mm burgundy cottage rose (which is an exact match for the bears mittens) sits on a multi-layered bow including more gold lame and lace, gold/ivory chevron ribbon, 15mm random glitter ribbon, 38mm gold/silver wired organza,  metallic gold twine, all enhanced with a couple of green holly leaves all from The Ribbon Girl

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Mary G x

12 October 2018

Wrap up warm ....


This is my second project as a GDT for Polkadoodles Friday Challenge Blog and I was challenged to follow the theme 'wrap up warm'.  I used Winnie 'Wrapped up Warm' digital stamp from the 'Winnie White Christmas' collection,  The round sentiment and the lovely digital backing papers are from the same collection.
   I used Copics to colour the image of Winnie trudging through the snow* and I added lots of Stardust Stickles to the fur on her hat and boots.  A little bit of white gel pen added the finishing touches to her hat and scarf with some dots on her boots

I added some 38mm 'Charlotte' white vintage style cotton lace, white silky crush ribbon bow topped with a 25mm diamante snowflake, snowy faux fir cones, shiny red berries, holly leaves and the 'snowballs' in the bottom left are the balls cut from some white midi pom pom trim

* R59, R89, R39, R37, B97, B95, C0, BG0000, E21, E00, E93, E27, E34

I hope you will be able to join in with the challenge!

thanks for visiting my blog
Mary G xx

11 October 2018

'Let it Snow' ...


A cute Christmas card using an image from the LOTV 'Snowy Friends' Artsheet, just cut your image out and you're ready to go!  I added 15mm and 25mm 'Petrol' satin ribbon, a 25mm diamante snowflake, silver twine, 40mm silver lame ribbon, 55mm 'Monique' white guipure lace, white poinsettia, aqua (robins egg) medium rosebud, an aqua miniature blossom, a couple of holly leaves and a snowy faux pine cone 

By the way, there is a new facebook group called We Love Lili of the Valley   a place to share all your LOTV creations


a close up of the lovely image, the bow and sparkly snowflake


close up of the flower arrangement
Thanks for looking,
see you soon
Mary G x

10 October 2018

Ballet birthday card .....


A pretty birthday card for a young ballet dancer using one of the gorgeous new Art Sheets 'Ballet' from Lili of the Valley, each sheet has 4 different images  - just cut from the sheet, shape and they're ready to use and excellent quality too.

I added some 22mm 'Margaret' white guipure lace, 15mm lilac satin and 15mm lilac satin edge sheer ribbons, a lilac two tone 30mm WOC wild rose, a pink sweetheart blossom, lilac two tone hip rosebud, green roseleaf, coral pink 20mm paper rose, small lilac beaded berries and a sprig of small pearl cluster flowers on silver stems.  Flowers, leaves, bling, lace and ribbon are all from The Ribbon Girl, Image is from Lili of the Valley

Thanks for looking,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

8 October 2018

Vintage Cards with tassels ....


I really enjoyed making these vintage style Christmas cards.  I added a tassel to each one and some 50mm gold sparkly stripe organza ribbon, a faux fir cone, various berries, roses, buds and leaves. 







thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G x