8 January 2019

A card for a Winter birthday



There is a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired.  The DT were tasked with creating a Winter birthday card. I thought this pink and blue image would be suitable as Miss Sugarpops is dressed in her best party frock and I'll bet she is very pleased to be inside in the warm now the weather is getting a bit chilly.    I used this cute pre-coloured digital image Party Dress/Gift Lil Miss Sugarpops collection on a background of Paper Heaven 2 Digital download from the same collection.  The sentiment is from Winnie Celebration 2 Sentiments digital download

I diecut the flowers from the scraps of pink patterned paper then scrunched and shaped before adding a sparkly gem centre coloured with a Copics pen.  I finished the card with some pale pink satin ribbon and some antique white guipure lace which were from The Ribbon Girl.  The butterflies were punched from scraps of the pink paper and I added tiny s/a gems to the centres.  I punched a pattern on the corners of the cardstock and pink backing paper for a bit of extra interest.

I do hope you will be able to join in with the Digichoosday Challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door
Creative Inspirations
Crafty Sentiments

Thanks for visiting my blog
see you soon, Mary G xx

31 December 2018

A Birthday Card .................


My daughter's birthday is between Christmas and New Year, and I thought the Polkadoodles pre-coloured image of Winnie Bearing Gifts was perfect for her.  I used the pre-coloured image on the front of the card, but the black/white image on the inside with a personal message.     The silver star has been punched from the same sparkly silver card I used as a backing for the gogeous ice skate paper which is from the Winnie Winterland Big Kahuna Digital Download set   The tag is from the same set, and I added the message using my computer

This photo shows the inside of the card

I added some lace, ribbon, flowers, leaves, berries and a clear sparkly button tied with silver twine which were all from The Ribbon Girl who are currently having a 50% off closing down sale

Thanks for visiting
Mary G xx


18 December 2018

Party time ........


There is a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired.  The DT were tasked with creating something on the theme of 'Party Time' and I thought the image of Winnie on this card was just the ticket!

I made a birthday card using Winnie 'Birthday Balloon' image from Polkadoodles 'Winnie Celebrations 1 collection' on some pretty 'happy birthday'  co-ordinating paper from the same kit.
I added some 15mm pink ribbon, 25mm white daisy lace, an 18mm sparkly button tied with silver twine.  The flowers include 30mm wild rose in pale pink and blue, 20mm open roses in pale pink and blue, rose and daisy leaves and some tiny rosebuds from The Ribbon Girl who are now having a 50% off closing down sale

Thanks for visiting today, see you soon
Mary G x


5 December 2018

Vintage Christmas ornament ....

A Vintage style Christmas tree ornament with 10mm flower flatback pearl trim around the edge, rose and holly leaves, a faux snowy fir cone, coral pink 20mm paper rose, rust medium rosebud, green satin edge sheer and pink/gold chevron ribbon all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G xx

Christmas card


A Christmas card using digital paper from Polkadoodles 'Winnie Winterland' collection embellished with 15mm red satin, 25mm satin edge sheer ribbon, gold twine, holly leaves, Donna ivory cotton lace and double ended red berries all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G x

4 December 2018

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ............


A green and gold 'exploding box' today, its my DT project for the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge.  It is an 'anything goes' challenge and while the DT were tasked with making something with the theme 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'  you can be inspired by whatever you wish. I hope you will be able to join in, and there is some great inspiration over on the challenge blog!   I used paper from the 'Winnie Winterland' Paper Heaven 2' collection,  and images from the 'Baked with Love' Design Sheet Digital Craft Download Kit.    I used one of the tag images on the lid and added some text, then finished off the lid with some lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers, leaves and random sparkle ivory ribbon.



I cut the pieces for the actual exploding box from two colours of dark green card, then adhered squares of shiny gold mirri card before adding the cute images which were punched from one of the sheets I printed.  The centre of the box holds a small clear 2-part acrylic bauble which I filled with gold tinsel and a gold wrapped ferrero roche chocolate - a nice surprise to find when the lid is removed!  The bauble can be hung on the tree even when the chocolate has been eaten :-)
Here is a close up of one of the jolly images - there are so many of them to choose from and the Baked with Love set I used is very inexpensive, especially considering what you get.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I really hope you will make the time to join us for this 'anything goes' challenge. 

I will enter this project into the following challenges
see you soon, 
Mary G xx

29 November 2018

More mini lanterns ....


Another batch of mini lanterns filled with Ferrero Roche chocolate and decorated with holly leaves, deep lilac wild roses, 25mm white organza with silver stars, silver twine all from 
thanks for looking,
see you soon
Mary G x

20 November 2018

3 more gift pouches ............

Gift pocket using  LOTV xx  art sheet on Watercolour Dots paper.  I added Maisie 30mm white cotton lace, navy 25mm satin ribbon, silver/white chevron ribbon, 38mm silver lame ribbon, silver twine, white snowflake button and some 3-row 15mm silver flower trim all from The Ribbon Girl






For this pocket I used 55mm Emma ivory guipure lace, 15mm honey gold/gold snowflake ribbon, holly leaves, poinsettia and gold flake ribbon all from The Ribbon Girl.  The image is from the Cosy Christmas  artsheet on Vintage Christmas paper

Gift pocket using the LOTV Vintage Christmas papers and image from Woodland Scenes artsheet.  I added 25mm burgundy satin ribbon,  'Grace' ivory guipure lace, gold stripe ribbon, 17mm gold star trim, gold/ivory chevron ribbon, 25mm random ivory glitter ribbon, holly leaves and a 35mm burgundy cottage rose all from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for looking,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

Snowflakes ..................

There's a new challenge over on the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog  (#Week 47) and I hope you will pop over and join us.  There is some great inspiration from the design team.   It's an 'anything goes' challenge but the design team were challenged to make something with 'snowflakes' as the main theme.

I made this aqua-blue and white Christmas card using the cute snowman, tree and tree baubles from the Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland Embellies Digital Download  set and used the gorgeous snowflake digital background paper 'Paper Heaven 1'  

I added tiny white pompom trim and silver/white chevron ribbon.  The bow included a white holly leaf, a 25mm diamante snowflake, white organza with silver star ribbon and more of the silver chevron ribbon.

I hope you will be able to join in with the challenge, there's a lovely prize

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge
Merry Little Christmas Challenge
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge
 
Thanks for visiting my blog
see you soon
Mary G xx

19 November 2018

Feed the birds .........


Gift card/pocket with image from LOTV 'Girlie Christmas' art sheet on Grey Frosty Christmas paper.  Embellishments include 25mm red satin, 38mm silver lame, white ruffled trim, 15mm silver flower trim, holly leaves, poinsettia all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for visiting, see you soon,
Mary G x

18 November 2018

Festive friends ......


I chose crisp red and white for this gift pouch, adding 25mm red satin ribbon, 38mm silver flake ribbon and 17mm white 'Laila' vintage style cotton lace topped with a bow made from 38mm silver lame, red check ribbon, a white snowflake button and some 3mm red satin.  I used an image from the LOTV 'Festive Friends' artsheet matted onto 'Scandi Christmas'  paper for this gift pouch.  

Thanks for looking,
see you soon,
Mary G x

17 November 2018

The cutest little penguins ....



A Christmas gift pocket with 38mm silver lame, 25mm red satin, 38mm white silky crush, 35mm Christmas rose, green holly leaves, 25mm white satin and 15mm silver sparkle trim all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

The image and the paper is from the LOTV  Christmas Mix artsheet and the paper is from the 8x8 Grey Frosty Pack.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G x

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 .....



Thanks for visiting,
see you soon,
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

Thank you for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx