30 October 2012

Sleepy rabbits under the Christmas tree ....

These little rabbits are so sweet snuggled up under the Christmas tree!  There is a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly and this is my DT card.  I used a die cut image from LOTV and some lovely new papers I bought at the weekend called xxxxxxx.  I distressed all edges with tea dye ink and added some 10mm vintage ivory cotton lace, 15mm satin ribbon and plenty of Stardust Stickles
My flower arrangement includes WOC ivory open roses, white sweetheart blossom, milky coffee cosmos daisy, Kort & Godt brown rolled paper rose (with a 11mm crystal flat back in the centre) some beaded ivory/cream berries and some Ribbon Girl tiny red berries.
I hope you find time to look at the amazing work by the PTW design team and enter your own project - you could win a nice prize!
See you soon, Mary G x

28 October 2012

Girls only ............

There is a new challenge over at 'Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia' which is 'girls only' and this is my guest DT card. I coloured Tilda with Copics and added Stardust Stickles.  I love our new and very ornate large oval shaped nesties - they make gorgeous cards when you fancy something a little different.
Ribbon is 16mm Pink Mermaid Sparkle and the swirl is from a Magnolia die, WOC flowers are deep pink trellis rose, two deep pink large rosebuds, a pink carnation, a deep pink cosmos daisy, a couple of pale pink lily flowers and a white hip rosebud. Leaves are cut with my Martha Stewart branch punch.
ps there is a lovely giveaway over on the Ribbon Girls blog and the October Colour challenge is still open
All of the flowers, ribbon, Stickles from The Ribbon Girl

25 October 2012

A girly Christmas .............

There is a new challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies 'A Girly Christmas' and I hope you will all find time to take a look at the fabulous inspiration by the design team and enter your own project. 
I've made this  little easel card with a drawer.  The image is a Mini Masterpiece and the papers are all from the LOTV Classic Christmas pad.  The edges of all the pieces of paper and the box were distressed with tea dye ink before assembling it
This is what I added
WOC small gardenia, two white sweetheart blossoms, a white hip rosebud and a white lily
Kort & Godt white chrysanthemum and berries from a cream/ivory beaded berry bunch
Medium red berries
Berisford Red No 15 double sided satin ribbon
I glued a piece of white flat lace around the box to finish off and used plenty of Stardust Stickles and some 5mm clear crystals.  The feet on the box are made with 11mm ivory pearl flat backs stuck on with glossy accents.
Lastly I made a little hole in the drawer front with sharp scissors and put in a pearl brad from my stash to use as a handle 
See you soon, Mary G x

23 October 2012

Fireworks ....................

The new challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Fireworks' and this is my DT card.  I love this cute little ballet dancer image from LOTV - I used a ready printed die cut image and changed the shape with a nestie.  Can you see the sparkle behind the white circle?  It's actually a Christmas tree decoration sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist to match my colour scheme.  I fastened a diamante star ribbon slide to my ribbon bow using button twine
The paper is from a LOTV Nitwits pad, the ribbon is 32mm aqua glitter organza and I used half of a Zva clear crystal swirl for the 'fireworks' coming from the ballet dancers star wand! The silver corners are from my stash.
I have to say I was quite daunted at the thought of making a card on the theme of fireworks, but once I got my idea sorted out I really enjoyed making it.  I'm entering this card intothe Totally Gorguss challenge 'bling it on'
Please pop over to the Papertake Weekly challenge and have a look at the fabulous cards by the rest of the design team - I'm sure you willbe inspired and you have a whole week to get your project in - Ribbon Girl is providing a £10 voucher for their online store as the prize

21 October 2012

Tilda in autumn colours .......

I coloured Tilda with Copics and added Stardust Stickles then used velvet ribbon, fine cluny lace, natural button twine, a pumpkin colour plain small button, small white gardenia, pale peach cosmos daisy, orange and coffee sweetheart blossoms, lemony cream hip rose buds, a white lily (all Wild Orchid Crafts) and a Kort & Godt cream chrysanthemum. In the corners I added Peaches & Cream pearls. The paper is Pion and I used three different nesties for the centre and added two Magnolia swirls. WOC and Kort & Godt flowers, ribbons, lace, buttons, stickles, button twine, pearls are all from The Ribbon Girl.   The October Colour Challenge begins today over at the Ribbon Girl Blog - the challenge this month is 'Autumnal Colours' and there is a £10 voucher kindly given by the generous ladies over at Lili of the Valley
plus an orange mini ribbon kit from The Ribbon Girl.  Please visit the Ribbon Girl blog to see the fabulous cards and makes by the multi-talented girls on the Ribbon Girl Design Team.
I am entering my card into the Lovley Hanglar Only challenge - 'ribbon and trim'; Midweek Magnolia 'Autumn Colours'

18 October 2012

Happy Birthday Nicole .......

There is a new challenge at Lils Little Fairies 'Anything Goes'  I was so pleased to be invited to join their design team as I am a great fan of LOTV!  This is my first card as a proper DT member - a pink and girly birthday easle card for my youngest great-niece.  I used a die-cut image from the Fairies collection with some gorgeous Nitwit paper by Mary Fran.    The pretty trellis corners and the central background are from the new dies by Jolanda at Noor Designs - they cut really well.  I used Papertrey dies to spell the name of Nicole.
I added: Stardust Stickles, WOC deep pink cosmos, pink carnation, hip rose buds, a pink leaf crystal stem and a Kort & Godt pink rolled paper rose with a clear crystal gem in the centre.  I stuck lavender 5mm crystals around the image.  The ribbon is a mixture of hot pink microdot and plain satin ribbon plus pale rose pink tiny pom pom trim
Pom pom, flowers, ribbons, Stickles, gems are all from The Ribbon Girl
I hope you will pop over to LLF to look at the beautiful creations by the Design Team and be inspired to make a project to enter into the challenge!
See you soon, Mary G x.

9 October 2012

All creatures great and small ....

'creatures, great and small' is the theme for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge where you can find out who won the fabulous prizes hidden among the design teams blogs  to celebrate the 5th birthday of PTW - I've used this lovely printed image from LOTV featuring the Daddy Bear and the Baby Bear walking through the crisp, crunchy snow bbbbrrrrrr - my papers are 'Frosty Christmas' from the LOTV.  Early yesterday morning we had a nice coating of sparkly white frost followed by wall to wall sunshine - lovely!
I added a bow of 25mm Cornflower Blue ribbon, a 15mm clear sparkly button tied with ivory button twine and I used 5mm clear self adesive gems on the double scalloped mat behind the bears.
Flowers  Kort & Godt beaded roses, beaded ivory/cream berries, cream chrysanth, beaded swirl branch, Wild Orchid white sweetheart blossoms and hip rosebuds - and the white leaves are mader with my Martha Stewart punches - all flowers from Ribbon Girl

I've entered this into the 'one for the boys' challenge at Lils Little Fairies

7 October 2012

Boy card challenge ....

There is a new card challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog - create a boy card - not my favourite type of card, but it is supposed to be a 'challenge'.  I used a Lili of the Valley die cut and that football paper was in a pack I got from The Range ages ago - perfect for this image!  I stamped the sentiment directly on to the die cut square then added ivory jute mesh (reminded me of the goal post) black/white saddlestitch ribbon, a small red and white polka dot button, a pair of football boot charms and some licorice black divine bakers twine - all in stock at The Ribbon Girl.     I hope you will rise to the challenge and create a boy card - there is some fabulous inspiration by the very talented Design Team and there are two prizes for the winner
a stamp of your choice from the lovely girls at LOTV - thank you ladies!
a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl online store
see you soon, Mary G x

2 October 2012

Papertake Weekly is 5 Years Old!

It is our 5th birthday over at the Papertake Weekly challenge blog and we are having a fabulous party which you're all invited to - and there are prizes! Fabulous prizes I have to say from our very special sponsors:
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning these fabulous prizes is to join in with the challenge which is an Anything Goes challenge with the option to make a card for a celebration then visit all of the DT and Guest DT blogs leaving a comment as the prizes are all hidden around our little community of crafters. You don't know where we have hidden the prizes so the more comments you leave the more chances you'll have to win the prizes!
This is my card - I made a 5th birthday card to celebrate our 5th birthday

I used:
Lili of the Valley pre-printed birthday girl image then made a number 5 badge using a brooch back from here.  I added plenty of Stardust Stickles,  5mm red gems, Kort & Godt beaded swirl branch, Wild Orchid carnation, cosmos, sweetheart blossoms and a large white rosebud

Here is the list of everyone taking part in the party, the time difference between the countries will affect what time people post to their blogs so if their post isn't up straight away then check back in a few hours as they may still be fast asleep in bed!!