31 March 2015

18th birthday card ...

It's a sketchie free for all over at Papertake Weekly today - I've made an 18th birthday card and I used Pion papers then added ivory silk ribbon which I twirled over the top of 'Jacqueline' ivory vintage style cotton lace; 30mm ivory open roses, ivory large rosebud, white ivory cherry blossom, white lily and tulip.  I popped two bark hearts into the flower arrangement and added a 20mm flower pearl and diamante embellishment and a pearl princess pin to the silk bow

I made a co-ordinating box to which I added more Pion papers (this piece is actually from a Christmas set :-), then I added an ivory lace corner, 30mm ivory wild rose and edged the sides of the whole box with 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim
I hope you will join us at Papertake Weekly - my team mates  have made some fabulous projects to inspire you and as usual, there is a wonderful prize!

see you soon, Mary xx

I'm so excited - I've just learned that I've been lucky enough to be chosen for the new Lili of the Valley Design Collective team!! and I'm looking forward to working with so many super talented crafters!! 

29 March 2015

Anything but a square ...

This is my shaped card for the March Magnolia Only Challenge 'Anything but a square'  over on the Ribbon Girl Blog  -  I hope you can pop over to see the fabulous creations, the design team joined this week by our guest Tracy Payne have really excelled themselves yet again!

The prizes will be
a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden 


I'm really looking forward to seeing your project!

see you soon, and I hope you all remembered to change your clocks!  
Mary x

17 March 2015

Happy ....

The theme at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'happy .....' so as I need a number of male birthday cards for next month I thought I'd better get cracking.

For this one I used the delightful image from LOTV Artpad and also their lovely design paper.  I added a bark star, natural/brown 16mm saddlestitch ribbon and a small piece of brown sugar Divine Bakers Twine all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will be able to pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful creations from the design team and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

see you soon

Mary x

10 March 2015

A girlie birthday card ....

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is to make a card for Mothers Day or for a special female so I made this birthday card for my daughter in law to be (don't worry, she doesn't look at my blog :-)  All edges were distressed with weathered twigs ink

I used another very pretty and very ueseful  LOTV image from the Summer Blooms artpad and also LOTV background papers.  I added 17mm white cotton Laila vintage style lace, lilac 15mm satin ribbon, a pink daisy, a 10mm deep pink rose, pink/white beaded berries, a bark star and some 5mm pink self adhesive pearls all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will find time to pop over to Papertake Weekly be inspired by the fabulous creations from my teamies and join in the fun - great prizes to be won as usual!

see you soon,
Mary x

8 March 2015

Everything goes - with an image ...

We've got a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl Blog   called 'Everything goes - with an image' the theme is BIRTHDAY - so you can use any image you like - so long as there is an image you can submit cards, boxes, decorated candles, gift sets, anything and everything!  The theme for this challenge is 'birthday' and our design team have made some lovely projects to inspire you.

For my happy birthday bauble, I used LOTV papers and the happy bear image which I coloured with inktense pencils.  I added  half a 70mm acrylic bauble, ivory, pink and blue 10mm roses, tiny vintage pink blooms, 5mm crystal bead string, a medium pink gardenia, 7mm pink satin and 38mm pale pink organza ribbon

I hope you can join us over on the blog, prizes include a stamp of your choice from the lovely generous ladies at Lili of the Valley and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl

Mary x

3 March 2015

Hand made flowers ...

Todays challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'Go as you please with the option of adding hand made flowers' so I made this chrysanth by stamping my new Tim Holtz flower stamp 3 times and colouring with inktense pencils.

I cut the three layers out, omitting some of the petals on each one then stacked them together.  I used a Magnolia die and a Noor Design die for the leaves.  All edges were inked and I added some of the lovely 'Amelia' fine cotton vintage style lace and some honey gold 15mm satin ribbon both from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will have time to visit Papertake Weekly - the design team made some fabulous projects to inspire you and as usual, there is a super prize for the winner of the challenge so why not pop over now!

see you soon, Mary xx

1 March 2015

Add flowers ......

Wow, 1st day of March already - time is flying past.  Its the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge today - we'd like to see flowers on your cards - what could be easier :-)  I chose this lovely image from LOTV Artpad and the paper is from their Antebellum pad - just gorgeous!

I used a small white guipure lace butterfly, Margaret guipure lace, deep rose silky crush ribbon, dusky pink tiny ric rac, pink daisy, tulips from a mixed bunch, pink pretty blooms, pink pretty blossom and pink WOC lily flower

As usual we have two fabulous prizes, the first is a stamp of the winners choice from our generous friends at Lili of the Valley who have some beautiful images to choose from, and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner of the challenge
You can use any image you like as we know you all have your favourites and we're looking forward to seeing them on this 'go as you please' challenge - cards, boxes, projects of all kinds!

Looking forward to seeing your cards!
Mary x