25 December 2012

Baby Jesus Born in a Manger

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope you all have a lovely day with your family and friends and I'll be back later in the week
Mary G x

22 December 2012

Pom Pom give away ...

There's a pom pom give away over at the Ribbon Girl blog - it's open until 25th December

19 December 2012

Ivory give away on the Ribbon Girl Blog ...

Day 2 and it's an IVORY giveaway over at the Ribbon Girl Blog - follow this link for more details

1 metre of ivory lace with pearls
1 metre of ivory silky crush ribbon
1 pack of ten 20mm Wild Orchid Crafts open roses
1 pack of 6 Kort & Godt ivory beaded roses
1 pack of ivory flower shaped flatbacks
1 metre of 38mm vintage style ivory fluted edge sheer ribbon
See you tomorrow Mary G x

18 December 2012

Pick of the year at Papertake Weekly .....

This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'Pick of the Year' so you can pick your favourite challenge and re-do it!!  I chose 'anything goes' and made this tag which features a LOTV Mini Masterpiece coloured by Bev Rochester matted onto LOTV Classic Christmas paper and slathered in Stardust Stickles.  My flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts 20mm ivory open roses and a small ivory gardenia.  I also used two Kort & Godt ivory chrysanthemums plus Ribbon Girl red beaded berries; tiny red berries and medium red berries.
All of the flowers, red and silver ribbons and Stardust Stickles are from The Ribbon Girl online store

There are some fabulous projects by the PTW design team - please pop over and be inspired!
See you soon, Mary G x

13 December 2012

Something new at LLF .....

This week's challenge at Lilis Little Fairies is 'something new' so I just had to ink up my new  LOTV mermaid stamp which has sat in the 'new stamp' drawer since October - I coloured her with copics -  isn't this a sweet little mermaid?  Even though I went for a pale blue/aqua combination, I think it still looks girlie.  I added blue velvet lace and a bow of blue silky crush ribbon, and a selection of Wild Orchid Craft flowers, plus blue beaded berries, a Kort & Godt chrysanth, an anchor charm and some 5mm clear gems.
My flowers include Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Ribbon Girl blue beaded berries, a Kort & Godt chrysanth.  My card was finished with an anchor charm and some 5mm clear gems.
Flowers, ribbons, lace, charm, gems all from here
I hope you get time to pop over to see the lovely cards made by the DT at LLF and you have a week to get your card in - new job, new home, new baby, anything new, or use something new etc
See you soon Mary  G x

11 December 2012

all white ? .......

This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is 'all white' or snow - I have to own up that I was so busy this was a 'last minute make' and I had to ask Andrea to help me out so we could take a photo before the light went!!  So this is a 'joint effort'
 I used our Westie die which we have used for our family Christmas cards this year (we think it looks like our little Westie, 4year old Haggis - yes, the one who eats Christmas cards - our front door opens onto a wall so we can't have a basket on the letterbox!)
We embossed white paper and made it into snow covered hills, die cut a white fence with our new fence die and used some sparkly paper we've had for years for the sky. 
The only addition is the nose and eye made with a black marker pen and a tiny scrap of 9mm white and silver snowflake grosgrain ribbon from here
I hope you will have time to pop over to PTW to view the fabulous work by the DT and join in yourself
see you soon, Mary G x

4 December 2012

Anything goes at PTW ..... with the option of making a gift

The new challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'anything goes' sponsored by Lili of the Valley with the option of making a gift  -  I made an 'exploding' box which I thought would be mid-way between a card and a gift - I had a great time making it but I hadn't bargained on it being so difficult to photograph!

I used LOTV Classic Christmas papers, red satin ribbon and 12mm white cotton lace plus a LOTV Mini Masterpiece - the box and the lid weren't too bad to make, as long as I made sure I measured everything perfectly :-) and I managed to get the little wobbly bits stuck to strips of acetate and hey presto, it worked - I was amazed!

I went to town on the lid and used Kort & Godt beaded roses, beaded berries and chrysanthemums; Wild Orchid Crafts large rosebuds, hip rosebuds and Ribbon Girl berries - all the flowers are from here
There is some very inspirational work by the PTW design team and I urge you to pop over and have a look - I'm sure you will be inspired to join in!
See you soon, Mary G x

2 December 2012

ho ho ho .....

There is a new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog 'ho ho ho' or 'Christmas' and your project can be anything at all - it doesn't have to be a card - sew, knit, papercraft, sculpt - anything you fancy making as long as you follow the theme. 
This is the last challenge of the year and both teams have come together to give you a fantastic display of fabulous projects to inspire you to get crafting.  There will be two prizes for the winner of a £20 voucher for the Ribbon Girl online store and a stamp of your choice from the very generous ladies at LOTV.
I made a special Christmas card - the image is a mini masterpiece from LOTV and I've used different shaped nesties to cut kraft card for each layer.  I used white liquid pearls, green velvet lace, 8mm ivory silk hearts, Kort & Godt beaded swirl branch, Wild Orchid Crafts white cosmos daisies and white sweetheart blossom, plus Ribbon Girl red beaded berries.
I hope you will find the time to look at all of the fabulous projects by the multi-talented Ribbon Girls
See you soon, Mary G x