14 July 2018

Pink and White oval trinket/gift box ..

A papier mache lidded box decoupaged with pink roses and trimmed with 17mm 'Laila' white cotton vintage style lace, 6mm flatback pearl trim, an oval pink gem and diamante embellishment.  The lid has raspberry velvet ricrac around the side and is topped with pink paper roses, leaves, pink/white rosebuds and 3mm pink satin ribbon.  The inside of the box is decorated to complement the outside and a personalised message can be placed underneath the lid. 
Ribbon, lace, flowers, pearls and embellishments are all from


view of the top of the box
The box has four pearl 'feet'
This box is for sale on my Ebay store

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G x

11 July 2018

Vintage Christmas tinket box .........


Vintage style decoupaged papier mache gift/trinket box trimmed with ribbons, vintage style pure cotton lace, paper flowers, leaves, berries, pearls and  a diamante buckle slide all from The Ribbon Girl

the inside of the box is decorated to complement the outside

side of the box showing the diamante buckle side

There are four pearl feet on the bottom of the little box
Thanks for looking, this box is for sale on my Ebay Store

see you soon, Mary G xx

7 July 2018

Santa Clause box with hinged lid ......


When I ordered some decoupage papers recently, the lady I bought them from sent me a paper napkin with a lovely Santa on it as a free gift.  I covered this plain round hinged lid box with it, in various pieces,  then added red faux silk ribbon, a 20mm red paper rose, a white paper rose and a white cosmos daisy plus a couple of leaves and some red double ended berries.  Around the edge of the lid I adhered some 18mm white cotton zig zag lace and on the base of the box I added 25mm red satin ribbon topped with a round buckle slide, all from The Ribbon Girl


When I had finished deoupaging the top of the box I added Tim Holtz crackle glaze then rubbed in some brown ink

This photo shoes the red satin ribbon with buckle slide and white cotton lace, I hoped it would look like Santas tummy and his white collar :-) 


Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G x

this box will be for sale on my Ebay store very soon

Personalised Decoupaged Pink Christmas Bauble ..


 A decoupaged Christmas bauble.  The perimeter has been edged with 'snow paste' then topped with glitter for a bit of sparkle.  I added 25mm pale pink satin edge sheer ribbon, a 25mm pale pink rose, tiny rosebuds and a couple of rose leaves, all from The Ribbon Girl

 (It's never too early to do a bit of Christmas crafting :-)    )

this is the reverse side of the Christmas bauble

Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary G xx

2 July 2018

Vintage style Father Christmas box ...

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A 4" x 4" approx square papier mache box decorated in vintage style.  The top has touches of gold in the 'crackled' finish.  I edged the side of the lid with 17mm 'Iris' vintage style cotton lace.  The bottom of the box has 15mm Honey Gold satin ribbon and a five petal flower shaped faux ivory pearl and diamante embellishment.  The feet on the underside of the box are flatback 11mm diam pearls and a personalised message can be placed on the underside of the lid

a close up of the distressed and crackled image

the side of the box showing lace, ribbon and pearl/diamante

the underside of the base showing the pearls and the inside of the lid of the box

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx
(this box is for sale on my Ebay store)

1 July 2018

Have yourself a merry little Christmas ..............


Another Christmas card with one of the new LOTV Christmas images being launched on Hochanda on Monday.  I used copics to colour the image then added 15mm honey gold satin ribbon, a gold poinsettia flower and some 55mm guipure lace.  The sentiment is also a stamp from LOTV
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thanks for looking,
see you soon  Mary G x

30 June 2018

Classic Christmas .......


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Don't miss the Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps on Hochanda on Monday!  I'm sharing this card I made using one of the new images plus a sentiment stamp.  I coloured it with Copics and added flowers, lace and burgundy ribbon all from The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

29 June 2018

Graduation decoupaged wineglass ...


A wineglass decoupaged with an image by Polkadoodles.  I added glitter and after three coats of clear varnish trimmed the glass with 38mm hunter green silky crush ribbon, yellow/white wild roses and white cosmos daisies.  The text on the base of the glass was computer generated onto ricepaper

close up of the image

close up of the base of the glass

I'm entering this into the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

Butterfly decoupaged trinket box ..........




 A decoupaged/painted hinged wooden trinket box.  I trimmed around the base with velvet ribbon topped with a 14mm round diamante buckle slide.  The 'feet' were made with 11mm flatback pearls

inside the box

close up of the top of the box - the docoupaged areas are made from rice paper and also paper napkins and the blank areas were painted with acrylic paint.

close up of the velvet ribbon and diamante ribbon slide
Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G xx
(this box has already been sold but there are others available to order from my Ebay store or you can request a bespoke box by emailing me)

25 June 2018

'Mother' a small oval decoupaged trinket box ..

A small oval papier mache trinket box trimmed with faux pearls, velvet ribbon, pale pink pure silk ribbon, paper flowers and tiny pearl clusters on silver stem all from The Ribbon Girl

Inside the lid there is a personal message

a close up of the flowers and silk ribbon

This little box is for sale on my Ebay page
Thank you for looking, see you soon, Mary G x

24 June 2018

Decoupaged Wine Glass for Christmas .....


I thoroughly enjoyed decorating this wineglass as a Christmas gift - I was impatient to try out a video I had watched on decorating a glass bottle with rice paper, but since I had no bottle, I used a wine glass from the cupboard.  I painted the glass, applied the decoupage (will make it smoother next time) sealed with modpodge, added glitter, then three layers of clear varnish.  I added 25mm pale pink satin edge sheer ribbon and a 30mm pale pink wild rose. 

another view of the glass

I will be trying other techniques on Christmas baubles of various shape and material in the next few weeks
thanks for looking,
Mary G xx

19 June 2018

Anniversary card ......


Anniversary card trimmed with 40mm pink tea rose, tiny pearl cluster on silver stem, white guipure lace leaves, pink wild rose and a large pink rosebud    The sentiment was computer generated and the bottom of the card is trimmed with shabby pink ruffled trim, topped with 6mm white flatback pearl trim and a bow made from 25mm pale pink satin edge sheer ribbon.   All embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl

Close up of the flowers and guipure lace appliques


The bow on top of the shabby pink ruffled trim topped with white pearls
Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

17 June 2018

A little treasure chest ............




Today I'm sharing a little hinged wooden treasure chest which I have decorated with paper, a bronze flowery oval mount and a pearl and diamante oval embellishment, both from The Ribbon Girl.

view with contents spilling out
this shot shows the inside of the little chest
The top of the little treasure chest

This little box is for sale in my ebay shop
Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

12 June 2018

Hexagon box decorated in Faberge style .....


A hexagon shaped hinged wooden trinket box decorated in 'Faberge' style (without the diamonds and precious stones :-)  I  added 6mm white flatback pearl string, 17mm white 'Laila' vintage style fine cotton lace, oval diamante and faux mother of pearl embellishments, a double edged diamante pearl embellishment, aqua wild rose, miniature pink blossoms, green rose leaf and tiny white pearls on a silver stem.  The ribbon is white 100% pure silk

top of the box

The inside of the box

Close up of the flowers and embellishment on the top
This is for sale in my Ebay store, thanks for looking
Mary G xx

8 June 2018

Vintage style Pink and Ivory Oval gift box .....


I love decorating papier mache or hand-made boxes.  I trimmed this papier mache one with designer paper, 6mm ivory flatback pearls, ivory vintage style Donna lace, a 40mm pink tea rose, 20mm pale pink open roses, white miniature blossoms, petite ivory beaded berries, tiny pearl clusters on silver stems, pale pink pure silk ribbon and a 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment.  The feet are made from 8mm ivory pearls   All ribbon, lace, trim and embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl

Side of the box showing the lovely diamante embellishment

The top of the box showing the hand stamped sentiment (papertrey ink stamp)

close up of the box
This box is for sale on my Ebay store, thanks for looking, 
see you soon, 
Mary G  x