27 January 2015

A folded card ......


My card for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge -   

Take Your Pick

If you remember from November, the last PTW challenge of every month is going to have several themes and you simply take your pick from them.   There’s a sketch, a colour theme, a product theme and a technique theme to choose from. Please see PTW blog for more details


I coloured up an old Sarah Kaye image with inktense pencils and made a folded card (inspired by a card friend Jean made) The papers are from LOTV 'Timeless Victorian' paper pad


I added 'Donna' ivory vintage style lace, 6mm flat back pearl trim, lilac 20mm and 10mm open roses and lilac beadedberries


This is the card folded into the cover - I was really pleased with out it turned out

I hope you will join us at Papertake Weekly - we look forward to seeing your cards and you'll be amazed at the projects made by the Design Team- so inspiring!

Mary x

25 January 2015

Seeing spots ....


My card for the Magnolia Only Challenge - we'd like to see spots on your cards and projects.  I coloured up Tilda with Inktense pencils


I used pink spot paper from LOTV 'Butterfly Kisses' pad then I added some Berisford 25mm large spot satin ribbon, WOC pink and pale pink 10mm and 20mm roses, blue/white beaded stamens, a very pretty square sparkly button and 3mm pink satin ribbon with pink jewel beads tied on the ends - a nice touch I think




The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

I hope you will join us at Magnolia Only  and be inspired by the fabulous work frm the Design Team    We look forward to seeing your spotty projects!

Mary xx

20 January 2015

Get in shape at Papertake Weekly ....


I coloured this old Sara Kaye image with inktense pencils and used LOTV background papers.  This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'get in shape' and I've used a square, two ovals and two hearts!

I inked all the edges and added white dahlias to colour yourself, Kort & Godt white chrysanth and ivory beaded berries, WOC hip rosebuds and some gorgeous 75mm Michele white gujipure lace.  I finished the card with some 5mm s/a pearls 


I hope you will be able to pop over to Papertake Weekly - you'll be amazed at the beautiful cards the design team have made and I look forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

18 January 2015

In the pink.....


It's the first challenge of the year over at The Ribbon Girl Blog and this week it's the Colour Challenge which is PINK, my favourite colour :-)

I made this card in memory of happier times spent in that beautiful city.  I wasn't brave enough to go right to the top of the tower, only the first level which was still far too high for me :-(

The two post cards are images from LOTV coloured with Inktense pencils, the resin Eiffel tower are from the new flat back resin sets, I added some 'Monique' white guipure lace, some lacey edge dusky pink daisy ribbon and a WOC baby pink cherry blossom flower

There are some fabulous pink projects by the Design Team - I hope you will find time to pop over, be inspired and enter the challenge - there is a great prize from Marianne Designs and a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl store!

Mary x

Thinking of Paris in happier times.  I coloured LOTV background stamp with rose with inktense pencils and inked and distressed the edges.  I added some dusky pink daisy lacey edged ribbon, a pink cherry blossom flower, Monique 55mm white guipure lace and the Eiffel Tower from the Eiffel Resin Set and some 3mm pink self adhesive pearls

I hope you will fine time to pop over to The Ribbon Girl Blog - the January colour challenge starts today and there are some fabulous projects to inspire you and wonderful prizes too!

see you soon, Mary x

17 January 2015

Second test

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Apple and celery salad

Saturday test

Testing posting a  photo on an iPad instead if a PC






13 January 2015

Its all new ..... at PTW


Sweet image from LOTV coloured with Sennelier pencils (thanks for letting me try them Anne) and sprinkled with Stardust Stickles.  I added shocking pink satin, a  WOC white daisy with the centre removed and a 14mm pink gem added,  WOC pink sweetheart blossoms and some pink organza rose ribbon all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

The challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'it's all new - new house, new job, new baby etc - we look forward to seeing what you come up with and you're sure to be inspired by the fabulous projects from the design team

see you soon

Mary x



6 January 2015

Thank you .....



There's a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly - anything goes with the option of making a thank you card.  It is sponsored by LOTV so there is a nice prize for the winner!  I've coloured this LOTV image with inktense pencils then added 



I added 3mm pink pearls to the centre of the flowers on the lace

I hope you can pop over to PTW - we'd love to see what you come up with - and there are some fabulous cards by the design team!

see you soon

Mary x


30 December 2014

Happy Birthday ...


A birthday card for my lovely daughter and best friend Andrea who celebrated her birthday yesterday - we had a lovely day with our friend Anne but poor Dawny wasn't well and couldn't make it - we'll meet up again soon Dawny!  

I coloured a Sara Kay image with inktense pencils and used some of my Pion papers - I cut around the roses and tucked my image behind it.  I added 20mm WOC open roses, 30mm WOC wild roses, tiny pink rose buds and a Kort & Godt pink rolled rose.  I used 7mm pink satin ribbon and some 'Faye' ivory vintage style cotton lace.  The sentiment was cut from Pion paper and all edges were distressed

I decorated a box to match and used an ivory lace corner, , pink satin ribbon and a 20mm WOC pink open rose and some tiny pink rosebuds


23 December 2014

Pick a fave at Papertake Weekly .....


This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'pick a fave' I chose 'anything goes' from April and made a pop out birthday card.  I used 'Country Lady' papers from Lili of the Valley


this is a close up of the 'pop out' section


I embellished my card with a cream daisy, centre removed and replaced with a 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment, WOC white lily flower, cream 20mm open rose and some 7mm cream satin ribbon

Ribbon, pearls, flowers and diamante embellishment are from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will join us over at Papertake Weekly - the design team have made some lovely projects and there is a super prize as usual.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mary xx

17 December 2014

Another Christmas Card ...


My DT card for this week's Papertake Weekly - I used an image from the Jack, Patch & Puss LOTV artpads and  'Frosty Christmas' paper and matted everything onto silver foil card


 hope you will find time to pop over to the PTW blog and join us for this challenge - we really like to see your projects!
Mary x

14 December 2014

Christmas shopping .....


The last Lovely Lili Challenge of 2014 is open on the Ribbon Girl blog this morning - for my card I used this delightful image from the LOTV artpad -Tis the Season - then added 17mm Laila white vintage style lace, redcurrant glitter velvet ribbon and lots of Stardust Stickles!

17mm 'Laila' White Vintage Style Lace 10mm Redcurant Glitter Velvet Ribbon 







I added a diamante snowflake and a red Princess pin to my lace bow

22mm Diamante Snowflake Princess Pin Red

I hope you will be able to pop over to the blog to see the fabulous cards by the design team and we look forward to seeing your cards and projects using Lili of the Valley images, paper or sentiments

Mary x



12 December 2014

9 December 2014

Paper play



Todays challenge at Papertake Weekly is Paper Play - I made the flowers and leaves from paper.  I used a lovely Sara Kay stamp which I bought second hand, and coloured it with my Inktense Pencils.  there are some fabulous projects over on the PTW blog and a great prize as usual.

I inked all the edges and added a 12mm ivory pearl flower shaped flatback to the centre of each paper flower.

see you soon, Mary x