26 May 2015

Birthday wishes just for you ..........

It's sketch or go as you please week over at Papertake Weekly  -  I chose to follow the sketch and used a LOTV artpad image, sentiment and papers.

I added a white guipure lace buterfly, lilac satin ribbon in 7mm and 15mm, 3 apple blossom flowers from a mixed bunch and a couple of lilac/white hip rosebuds all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

We look forward to seeing what you make - why not pop over to Papertake Weekly and get  some inspiration from the fabulous makes by the design team?

see you soon, Mary xx

24 May 2015

Happy Birthday .....

A pink and girly birthday card for my lovely niece Joanne who was 40 years old on Friday - Happy Birthday Joanne, hope you had a lovely day!! 

I used  'Ophelia' embroidered tulle lace, 7mm satin ribbon, a piece of faux diamante trim, pink gardenia, pink cherry blossom and pink pretty blossom plus lots of Stardust Stickles
all from

This card is for The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge 'birthday' over on the blog and I hope you will find time to pop over and be inspired by the DT projects! there is a £10 voucher for the Ribbon Girl Store and a stamp all the way from Magnolia in Sweden for the lucky winner!
see you soon, Mary x

19 May 2015

With a heart ....

The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'with a heart' so I used a die cut heart onto which I glued an ivory guipure lace heart then added some ivory 'Amelia' lace, dusky pink satin ribbon, cute little bark hearts from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

 and my flower arrangement consists of teracotta rose buds, ivory gardenia, 30mm ivory wild rose, Kort and Godt ivory beaded berries all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I love these little rhinestone and pearl self adhesive butterflies

I hope you can join us this week and please pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful projects made by the design team.

see you soon, Mary x

17 May 2015

A little aqua casket ...

A little gift box which looks like a small casket - I added 11mm flat back pearls for feet.  This is my project for this weeks 'Colour Challenge' at The Ribbon Girl blog - I used LOTV beach bliss papers then added used 'Kate' white fine vintage style cotton lace, 16mm aqua satin ribbon, star medium dangle beads, silver twine, white cosmos daisy, lilac apple blossom from a mixed bunch.  Ribbons and lace were stuck on using 6mm double sided red sticky tape

The sentiment is a LOTV image stamped in aqua ink.

Flowers, beads, twine, lace, ribbon, pearls and sticky tape all from

I hope you will be able to join in the challenge, great prizes
 £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

plus a lovely
Die set from Marrianne Designs NL

see you soon
Mary x

12 May 2015

in the garden .....

The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'in the garden' and I used a LOTV image and papers plus a LOTV sentiment stamped with lilac ink. 

I added 15mm orchid gingham ribbon, pale pink daisy, Kort & Godt lilac rolled roses, white pretty blossom, an off white carnation, pink cherry blossom and a pink gardenia all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I love the little pearl and rhinestone self adhesive butterflies which are new in the store - you get loads in the pack but I dont think mine will last long as I have used them on all my projects recently :-)

I hope you can join us at PTW - you are sure to be inspired by the great projects by the design team!

see you soon, Mary x 

10 May 2015

A pretty vintage style box .....

I made this box today using white card which I cut and and scored then covered it with LOTV  Always and Forever Solids then added a pretty image from the LOTV  Beautiful Blooms pad.  I distressed all edges with gathered twigs ink.  I tried to use colours and patterns which would give the box (which measures 10cm x 10cm ) a vintage feel

I used sage green spot lacey edge ribbon threaded through a round diamante buckle slide around the sides of the box and added 4 x 11mm pearls for feet.  I put a spot of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the scallop mat under the image then added a rhinestone and pearl self adhesive butterfly on each corner.

this is a close up of one of those little butterflies, really pretty.  It's not easy to take a photo of a box, especially when I completely forget and took it under artificial light!

There is a new challenge on the Ribbon Girl blog today - everything goes - with an image - either anything goes or make a shaped card.  There are some great prizes to win too

Ribbon, butterflies, liquid pearls, buckle slides and pearls are all from

see you soon, Mary xx

5 May 2015

flowers for you ...

This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is sponsored by LOTV and the challenge is to use no patterned paper! I embossed some white paper and matted it onto card and added a lovely image from a LOTV artpad

I added a pink pearl princess pin, white pretty blossom and rose petal pink seam binding all from

I hope you will have time to pop over to the PTW blog and join in the fun - there are some lovely creations by the design team!
see you soon, Mary xx

Little teapot ....

Having put a few pounds on in the last few weeks, I feel a bit like 'a little teapot, short and stout' so am trying to stick to my diet this week!

I just fancied making this little teapot with a matching tea-bag holder and used LOTV papers, hand made flowers from more LOTV paper with pink 5mm pearl centres, white tiny rosebuds, Florence ivory cotton lace, ivory 4mm flat back pearls and some 7mm satin ribbon 

ribbon and rosebuds from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

see you soon
Mary x