1 July 2012

Pink and girlie ...... and a new challenge at the Ribbon Girl

I have two cards today (there is a clean and simple card further down)  There is a new card challenge starting starting today at the Ribbon Girl - the challenge is make a girlie card - and the cards by the Design Team are truly fabulous so please pop over and be inspired!  There is a £10 voucher for the Ribbon Girl store plus a stamp of your choice given by the very generous girls over at Lili of the Valley for one lucky winner (and LOTV have just launched their new range of cute bear stamps!).

I fancied making a shaped card this time but it took a little while to figure out how best to add the image but I got there eventually.  I cut everything with the biggest nesty dies and our new Tilda stamp was a joy to colour.  I used distress inks and added lots of Stardust Stickles.

I added mauve (old rose) satin ribbon, pink carnation and 15mm daisy venise lace all from Ribbon Girl and the other flowers are from WOC.  Leaves cut with Martha Stewart punch.

I will enter this card into the Midweek Magnolias challenge 'lovely lace'

My next card is way out of my comfort zone - clean and simple - this is for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge 'two circles'

I cut a circle in the middle of some white card with a nestie, adhered with foam pads to dark brown card, then added some 60mm vertically pleated taffeta with a diamante circle buckle slide.  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink and there is a single 5mm diamante
See you soon, Mary G x


Sonia said...

Aww this is defo very girly Mary :) I love it. Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sonia xx

Mandy said...

Two gorgeous creations Mary. Your clean and simple card looks fabulous, the ribbon is just perfect with the buckle slide. Love it!


Lisa said...

Hi Mary, Gorgeous cards! The first one is soo pretty ... pink & girly is my kind of card :-) Love the second card too ... simple design but very elegant.

Lisa x

kath said...

very girly gorgeous mary....hoping to play along this week...but I ain't a girly girl...hugs kath xxx

Becky said...

Two gorgeous cards Mary
Your cas is just perfect, and the pink one so girlie
Hugs Bex xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Your first card is ever so sweet! LOVE all the depth and dimension you've created with your fabulous coloring and ribbon and floral details! And your second really shows your range! LOVE that gemstone buckle!

Suzi said...

Two lovely cards Mary, Tilda is so pretty in pink with your lovely shaped card and embellishments. Your second card is sensational, so very very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias with your adorable Tilda.

Lisa A. said...

What a beautiful and elegant card:)!! The taffeta is a lovely touch!! Thanks for sharing your creative beauty this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

Angela said...

Mary, your card is so wonderfully elegant!

paperella said...

Super elegant card, Mary! I love how classy the tafetta and rhinestones bucke look!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Anne said...

Very clever take on the 2 circles theme Mary. I like the brown too, an unusual choice but that ribbon is so gorgeous it works really well x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Whoa, I don't know why CAS is out of your comfort zone - you nailed this!! That brown crinkle ribbon is so elegant!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!