26 February 2013

Sketch time at PTW .......

It's sketch time at Papertake Weekly - I used a LOTV diecut which I shaped with a nestie, popped it on a doily and added die cut bunting (I used LOTV paper Perfect Pair) which toned in well with the background paper I used (which wasn't from LOTV but sorry I can't remember which pad it was from).  I added pink 20mm cotton lace, pale pink looped organza  and a pink carnation- I tied the sparkly button on with some pink Divine Twine and then finished my card with a silver butterfly 

I hope you will find time to pop over to PTW - there are some fabulous cards from the design team which I'm sure will inspire you

See you soon Mary x

Lace, Ribbon, Button, Butterfly, Carnation, Twine all from The Ribbon Girl

24 February 2013

Anything goes at the Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge ....

I'm preparing my blog post for Sunday a little early as we will be out celebrating again tonight and may not have time to do it on the morning of 24th  - it is my dear husband's 65th birthday!! and this is the third day in a row that we have 'celebrated' lol  The years have flown so quickly!! All papers are from Lili of the Valley and the flowers and pearl branches are Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid and all from here as is the lace, ribbon and stickles

The February 'Magnolia Only' challenge on The Ribbon Girl blog is 'anything goes' - there is a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store plus a Magnolia Stamp from Magnolia in Sweden!  

The DT projects are fantastic so please pop over and be inspired! 

A close up of the flowers - I used the new burgundy organza and diamante flower plus some stems from the white pearl and crystal branch - new in to the Ribbon Girl store.  In case you thought my colouring had improved, I wanted to tell you that the Magnolia image was coloured in by my daughter Andrea - thanks Andrea!

I love this new vintage style lace - this one is 'Isabelle' in white and although the 'happy birthday' was a bit fiddly to make (well not a bit fiddly, extremely fiddly if you are as ham-fisted as I am, it took me ages, first to stamp, then to cut out, then to distress with ink, then I lost a letter in the scraps on my cuttting mat! then to stick them on and finally to add the stickles lol, longer that it took to make the whole card !! 

See you soon, Mary x

21 February 2013

Butterflies at LLF ......

This weeks challenge at Lilis Little Fairies is 'butterflies' and I've added a silver butterfly with white paint on it to this card I made for my great niece Nicole's baptism.  I coloured the LOTV image with Copics (sparingly) and added Stardust Stickles.  I added  flowers and plain pink grosgrain all from The Ribbon Girl

a close up of the smaller flower arrangement
Do try and pop over to LLF - there is some fabulous inspiration by the design team and you have a whole week to get your project in
see you soon, Mary x

19 February 2013

Buttons and Bling .....

The new challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Buttons and/or Bling' and there some great cards by the design team so please do pop over for a look.  You have a whole week to enter your project and there is  a prize of a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store.

As you can see, I added bling but no buttons!!  I used  a Lili of the Valley diecut together with LOTV bonnets & bow-ties  paper pad.  I added ivory pleated satin soft braid, ivory satin ribbon and a gorgeous amethyst faux crystal diamante embellishment plus 12mm ivory flower shape flat backs, all from The Ribbon Girl.

My flower arrangement includes a WOC 35mm purple trellis rose; medium purple carnation, lilac 20mm open rose, white sweetheart blossom plus some pieces of Ribbon Girl beaded sprigs - all from The Ribbon Girl.  The rosebuds are from my stash.
see you soon,
Mary x

17 February 2013

For a girl who is 3 ...............

There is a new Colour Challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog - 'turquoise or aqua' and you could win a £10 voucher for LOTV (and they have new stamps for Spring!!) plus a £10 voucher for the Ribbon Girl online store - there are some gorgeous projects by the DT so please pop over and have a look - I'm sure you will be inspired to make a project - you have a whole week!!

Happy birthday to my great niece Faye - 3 years old !!  All Faye wanted for her birthday was 'cake' with a 'candle' and 'cherries on the top' - this LOTV diecut image with a touch of Stardust stickles was perfect!  I used spotted organza for the bow and added some bling with Zva crystal lines

I added a flower arrangement of white and aqua - see below for all details

I cut the number 3 and her name and used glamour dust to make them sparkle

12 February 2013

Hearts and Flowers .....

The new challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'Hearts & Flowers' - there are some gorgeous cards by the DT so please pop over and have a look - I'm sure you will be inspired to enter and there is a lovely prize to win!  

I made an easel card and went round all of the pieces with white paint and coloured Tilda with copics plus lots of Stardust Stickles. The flowers, lace, ribbon, stickles and bling all from The Ribbon Girl, details below

I forgot to add a couple of white freckles :-( just noticed now!
See you soon, Mary x

10 February 2013

Giveaway at The Ribbon Girls Blog ...

gorgeous  bridal and bling  give away on The Ribbon Girl blog 

this is what you could win from the Ribbon Girl store:

1 metre of ivory faux silk
1 metre of 5mm white pearl bead string
1 metre of 3mm irridescent bead string
1 metre of 16mm ivory pleated satin braid
1 x 50cm piece of ivory pearl rose organza
1 bunch of diamante stephanotis
1 bunch of small ivory gardenia
1 x 15mm clear crystal and diamante embellishment
1 x 22mm ivory pearl and diamante round embellishment
1 x 25mm 'Starburst' diamante embellishment
Mary x

7 February 2013

Just for you ......

The new challenge this week at Lilis Little Fairies is 'Romance or Valentine' and for my card I used this cute die cut and stamped the sentiment. I added old rose pink pleated organza ribbon with 15mm cream flower fine cluny lace on top. 

My flower arrangement consists of an ivory small gardenia, one pale pink paper rolled rose with a pink crystal gem on top, a baby pink tulip (to match the tulips on the image), white sweetheart blossom, a white lily flower and a crystal stem with clear crystal leaves - all ribbons, lace, gems, stems and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.  I'll be sending this to my lovely hubby of 42 years for Valentines Day - he doesn't read my blog so I'm quite safe!
See you soon, Mary G x