31 March 2013

Tilda with flowers

The new Magnolia Only Challenge for March is to 'add flowers' and it begins today over on The Ribbon Girls Blog.  Great prizes - you can win a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl Store and a stamp generously donated by Magnolia which will be sent directly to the winner from the home of Tilda and Edwin in Sweden!

I coloured Tilda with Copics and used papers from Pandura.  I added lace, 7mm hot pink satin ribbon, 5mm pearls and some stems from a white pearl and crystal branch.  I made a diecut doohicky swirl and tag and all edges were distressed with walnut ink.  I added stickles to Tilda's wings and a pearl to her head-dress and flower.

My flower arrangement consists of pink/pale pink beaded berries, white beaded twirl, WOC deep pink trellis rose and carnations, white cosmos, white lillies, pink and white hip rosebuds; white aster daisy and also  a Kort & Godt white chrysanth.

Mary x

26 March 2013

Vintage garden .......

It's a sketchie free for all over at Papertake Weekly and this is my card based on Sketch No 77.  There are some great cards this week so please try and pop over for a visit and we look forward to seeing your creations - there is a super prize for the lucky winner!

I used one of my lovely new Stempleglede Vintage Garden stamps which Andrea got me for my bithday last week - this one came all the way from Australia!  as they are difficult to get hold of.  The background paper is Tilda from Pandura all edges inked with walnut ink and stickles added, it's very good quality and lovely to work with.

I coloured with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to the flowers and the birds eye.  I made the flowers with small and medium Magnolia dies, distressed the edges with walnut ink then added more Stickles.

I used cream satinn ribbon, 20mm and 12mm cream cotton lace and Sugar and Spice self adhesive pearls, all from The Ribbon Girl

See you

19 March 2013

Pink Easter Wishes .......

The challenge at Papertake Weekly is to make a card or a gift for Easter - I chose to make a card and used a Hanglar stamp and coloured with copics.  All edges of paper and diecuts have been distressed with walnut ink

I used our new Magnolia tag die then stamped it with a Papertrey Ink sentiment.  I added Wild Orchid Crafts pale pink carnations, pale pink trellis rose,  pink/white two tone hip rosebud, pink tulips, ivory asters,  pink and pale pink beaded berries, pale pink Kort & God rolled rose, 'Victoria' antique white cluny lace, old rose satin ribbonm dusky rose tiny ric rac and 5mm self adhesive clear gems on the butterfly.  The antennae are the wires from a flower.
All flowers, lace, ribbons and embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will find time to pop over to PTW there is some amazing projects by the DT and I look forward to seeing your creations
see you soon, Mary x

17 March 2013

Add stitching .....

I really enjoyed making this Easter card as GDT for Lovely Hanglar - the challenge is to  'add stitching'.  I'm not the best at straight lines but it's not too bad - one I'd managed to get the needle threaded :-) which took me for ever.  I used Pandura Tilda papers, blue and white saddlestich ribbon, white cotton lace, pearls, white beaded sprig, Kort and Godt chrysanths, WOC tulips and asters and a large white daisy.

I took the centre out of the daisy and replaced it with a blue 15mm crystal and diamante embellishment.  The pin is from a pack of 5 pearl heart pins. 

Ribbons, lace, pearls, pins, diamante and all flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.

I hope you will find time to visit Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia challenge blog - there are some wonderful creations by the design team.  Also, today sees the start of the Ribbon Girl March colour challenge which is to use green and white - again, fab prizes and wonderful work by the design team!

12 March 2013

1 - 2 - 3 .......

This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 1-2-3 
so I used:
1 bow (Lady Lavender seambinding)
2 fairies (in the LOTV diecut image)
3 daisies (2 in the image and 1 mulberry flower )
on this summery birthday card - well, it's so cold and snowy I just fancied making something to remind us that the warmer weather will be with us soon .....

close up of the mulberry daisy flower - I removed the yellow centre and replaced it with an amethyst faux crystal and diamante embellishment - ribbon, flower and embellishment all from here

There are some fabulous cards by the design team - please try and pop over - you will be impressed and we'd love to see your cards - there is a great prize to win!

see you soon, Mary x

7 March 2013

For Mum .....

It will be Mothers Day soon so the challenge for this weeks Lilis Little Fairies is 'For Mum' - as I haven't had a Mam for more than 30 years I have made a general card for a female.  I used a LOTV diecut and added 20mm cream cotton lace and 15mm cream satin ribbon.  I popped a couple of 5mm self adhesive pearls to the little butterfly.  The background papers are digital downloads from Sweete Shoppe.  The butterfly is made from paper punched with two punches, glued together and embellished with a couple of pearls

For my flower arrangement I use a white daisy, asters, cosmos, sweetheart blossoms and a Kort & Godt chrysanth
Lace, ribbon,  WOC cosmos, asters, sweetheart blossom, Kort & Godt chrysanth,  Ribbon Girl Daisy, pearls are all from here

see you soon, Mary x

5 March 2013

A girlie card ....

The challenge at Papertake Weekly this week is 'Anything goes' - optional extra is to make a Mothers Day card or one for a special female'  There is a prize from LOTV for the lucky winner.  I chose to make a girlie card and used one of these very pretty die cuts from LOTV.  

My flower arrangement includes a Ribbon Girl white stephanotis with diamante centre, white beaded sprigs, Wild Orchid Crafts purple trellis rose, purple/lavender blossom flowers, medium purple carnation, white tulips, two tone lilac asters

I added a magnolia swirl and finished it off with a stem cut from a white pearl and crystal branch and another two tone lilac aster.

I used white striped organza ribbon and 25mm fan flat lace.

Ribbon, lace, pearl and crystal stem, beaded sprigs and all flowers used are from here

I hope you have time to enter the challenge this week - if you're stuck for ideas, pop over to PTW and you'll be very impressed with the fabulous cards by the team.

see you soon  Mary x

3 March 2013

Use ribbon or twine .......

The Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge is 'add ribbon or twine' - I chose to add satin ribbon to my pink card.  I used a LOTV mini masterpiece diecut then added 22mm white guipure lace and 25mm pink satin ribbon.  

My flower arrangement includes a 35mm trellis rose, large pink rose bud, pink carnation, pink comos, pink rosebuds and white asters.  I finished the card with some sugar and spice pink self adhesive pearls.
Flowers, ribbons, lace, pearls are all from here

I hope you will take a look at the fabulous cards made by the Design Team - I'm sure you will be inspired to enter your own card

see you soon, Mary x