25 February 2014

Sketchy free for all at Papertake Weekly

This is my DT card for today's Papertake Weekly Sketchy Free for All - I made this card using sketch 87 for my beloved husbands birthday which he would have celebrated on 22nd February.  He died on 17th February, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Roy always liked to see the cards and papercraft projects Andrea and I had made so I decided that it should still be used for the challenge and on my blog.  Ladies don't wait until tomorrow to tell someone how much you love them - do it now - tomorrow may never come

Mary xx

9 February 2014

Romance .....

There's a new 'Lovely Lili' challenge over on the Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog today - the theme is 'romance' and this is my card for someone very special to me.  As I often do, I used an image from a LOTV artpad and added 30mm pink two tone wild roses, large pink rosebuds, pink/white hip rosebuds, fuschia pink 20mm open roses, pink velvet lace, 15mm dusky pink satin ribbon and Stardust stickle

all from

I hope you will have time to ooh and aah at the fabulous work by the design team and we look forward to seeing your projects!

As usual there are lovely prizes@

For our randomly chosen lucky winner we have:

LOTV stamp of your choice

and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Mary x

4 February 2014

A shaped card for Papertake Weekly Challenge ....

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is Anything goes - optional extra is to make a shaped or non square card.  I chose to make a shaped card which is also suitable for a valentine card -  my image is from a LOTV art pad and I added Stardust Stickles. The bows are pink tulip seam binding and Danielle white fine vintage style lace topped with a pink WOC  sweetheart blossom.

My matching flower sprays are WOC 30mm pink/pink wild roses, 20mm fuschia pink open roses, pink sweetheart blossoms, and branches cut from a tiny pearl cluster - all products are available from

and the tiny pink rosebuds are from my stash.

We look forward to seeing you at Papertake Weekly - there is some great inspiration from the team!

Mary x

2 February 2014

February card challenge - hearts ...

Today is the start of the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge

For my card I used used image from  LOTV artpad, some 32mm white guipure lace, 7mm orchid satin ribon, a crystal butterfly charm, a stem of clear crystal hearts, two stems of tiny pearl clusters, lilac/white  cherry blossom, 10mm and 20mm lilac open roses, natural hemp twine, Stardust Stickles and a die cut a heart banner

All ribbons, lace, charms and embellishments are from

I hope you will be able to pop over to the challenge blog to feast your eyes on the lovely creations by our talented design team - you won't be disappointed and I hope you will be inspired to enter -

The winner will receive a £10 voucher from our very generous friends at  Lili Of The Valley and  a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at Ribbon Girl

see you soon, Mary x

1 February 2014

less is more .....

It's Less is More challenge 3rd birthday today and the theme for their new challenge is RAINBOW - I am thrilled to be a guest designer today.  I cut the 4 on the sillouhette then wrapped a rainbow of ribbons behind the space (richard of york gave battle in vain) behind.  I added a name and some tiny little 2mm sparkly self adhesive gems - and DIDN't add a single piece f lace or a flower - so difficult not to!

all f the ribbons and gems are from

I hope you can join in with the challenge at Less is More

see you tomorrow over at the Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog for the February card challenge

Mary x