30 June 2016

Wedding card .........

A folding decorative corner wedding card with a die-cut heart using papers from the gorgeous Maja 'Coffee in the Arbour' 6x6 pad.  The tag is also from the same pad.  As the die cut heart is so delicate I adhered my leaves and flowers to a 1.3/8" disc of card and then glued that to the centre of the heart - there is a smaller circle at the rear of the heart which fixes to the folding 'mechanism' on the corner of the card 
I added 17mm white vintage style lace, 12mm faux silk ribbon, 10mm white square f/b pearl trim, 6mm white f/b pearl trim, 30mm wild rose, 20mm open rose, pink/white hip rosebud, and a pale pink sweetheart blossom 

The tags were produced on the computer and printed out in 'Brotherhood Script' font

Maja papers, Ribbon, pearl trim, lace and flowers are all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

26 June 2016

18th birthday card ...

An eighteenth birthday card for a girl using papers from  Galeria Papieru 'Purple Rain' 12x12 pad.  

I added self adhesive diamante numbers 1 and 8 to the centre of a diecut circle, added 16mm purple satin ribbon, 'Jessica' 45mm white guipure lace (adhered with 6mm double sided sticky tape), and my flower arrangements include lilac ballerina blossoms, 30mm ivory wild roses, 20mm vintage lilac open rose and a white and lilac hip rosebud.  The leaves were diecut from green card using a Magnolia die.

Inspired by the very talented Linda Levoir, I coloured some Scrapienic chipboard butterflies in lilac, green and black with Copics pens, then added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

see you soon, Mary x

25 June 2016

Vintage tag .....

As a mid-way reminder for The Ribbon Girl use any image' challenge, I've made this vintage style tag using Maja Design 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 paper pad.  The image was die-cut from a tag which was part of the paper pad.

I added a Scrapienec Park Avenue Round Frame, 'Donna' ivory cotton lace tied into a bow, green/red shiny berries, 10mm ivory open roses inked and glittered and a terracotta/rust medium rosebud

I was inspired by the beautiful flowers and leaves made by the very talented Klaudia I just had to have a go myself.  I made the flowers using some flat mulberry pastel flowers, inked, which I dampened, then scrunched, dried and inked.  I inserted various flower stamens in the centres.  The leaves were cut with a Magnolia die and again, I sprayed them with water and scrunched them before inking the edges and adding Stardust Stickles.  

I punched a hole in the top of the tag and threaded through some Oloroso hand wrinkled seam binding

I am going to enter this tag into the 'We Love Vintage Blog Challenge' -  I really enjoyed making this and was worried the challenge would close before I got my tag finished, but I see there is another week to go, yay!!


thanks for visiting my blog and don't forget The Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge is still open for another week too :-)

19 June 2016

Bespoke box for mini album ....

For this matching, made to measure box for a mini album I made recently, I used 'Pink Fabric' papers from Pion Design Paris Flea Market and Linneus Botanical collections, Scrapiniec Mr & Mrs chipboard, 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim, pink organza loop trim, large pink and large ivory rosebuds, pink trellis rose, pink/white beaded berries, 20mm pale pink roses, rose leaves and pink faux silk ribbon.  The feet on the box are 11mm ivory pearls.  

The inside of the box was covered with the same papers.  The floral arrangement on the top of the box is the same as the one on the mini album front cover

A close up of the chipboard 'Mr & Mrs' and my 'image' which was cut from the Pion Linneus Botanical collection

A view of the side of the box showing the organza looped trim.

I hope you will join us in the Ribbon Girl use any image challenge - you can make any kind of craft project, as long as you include an image of some kind.  There are some lovely prizes to win and if you popover to the blog you can be inspired by the design team's gorgeous makes.

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

15 June 2016

Christmas gift envelope ...

I know it is just a little early for Christmas crafting, but I couldn't resist using the new berries and cones just in at The Ribbon Girl.    I made this Christmas gift envelope using Maja 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 pad embellished with 16mm Fleur ivory guipure lace, 6mm ivory pearl flatback trim.  The envelope ties with 7mm honey gold satin ribbon

A close up of the flowers - I used some of the new mini pine cones, shiny red berries, red/green frosted berries, burgundy 20mm open roses, cream hip rosebuds, white spray, rose leaves and a brown two tone 30mm wild rose.

Everything is available from stock at The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for looking,
Mary x

11 June 2016

Pink envelope card ...

Inspired by a number of envelope cards I've seen, more recently by Klaudia who is our guest DT this month, I thought I would have a go myself.  I really enjoyed making this, and while the sides are open, you could pop in a small gift or a bag of sweeties, or even a few tea bags!.

I used gorgeous pink  Pion 'Rose du Jardin' papers from the Paris Design Flea Market collection and a single piece from the Scrapiniec Lace Doily Corner set

I added some 10mm white square flatback pearl trim to the top of the front flap using 6mm double sided sticky tape.  My flower arrangements include 20mm pink open roses, white lily, pink sweetheart blossoms, pink/white two tone hip rosebuds and rose leaves.  I adhered a 20mm pearl and diamante flower embellishment so it looks like a clasp on a bag. 

This is inside the envelope card showing where the 7mm pale pink satin ribbons have been adhered - the bottom ribbon was glued under the paper on the back of the card before I stuck it down.

Paper, flowers, leaves, ribbons, pearl trims, double sided adhesive all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking,  and I really appreciate any comments (especially tips on techniques you find really helpful)    I hope you will join in with The Ribbon Girl June Card Challenge over on the blog 
see you soon
Mary x

10 June 2016

Just for you ....

It's a lot cooler today, and I was in the mood for crafting, so I managed to get two cards made.  
This one is a greetings card using Maja Design 'Life in the Country' 6x6 paper pad, 15mm Berisford No 80 satin ribbon, a couple of our new Scrapiniec laser cut chipboards - 'just for you' and a gorgeous little butterfly - the flowers include a peach Ballerina Blossom, large yellow two tone rosebud, pale terracotta daisy, white cosmos daisy, rust rosebud and a stem of white spray.  

I finished the card with some self adhesive 3 - 6 mm pearls and a piece of white 10mm square flatback pearl trim adhered with 6mm double sided sticky tape - everything is available at The Ribbon Girl 

Thanks for looking, Mary x

Beautiful birdcage ...

A birthday card using one of our gorgeous new chipboard shapes - this is the Scrapiniec birdcage with bird, Craft & You 'Vintage Time' 6x6 papers, large pink rosebud, pink/white two tone hip rosebuds, pale pink cosmos daisy, 20mm blue open rose, blue/white beaded stamens, rose leaves and natural hemp twine all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for visiting my blog today
Mary x

5 June 2016

Criss cross card for an 80th birthday ...

A criss-cross card for an 80 year old lady who loves flowers.  I used papers from the Crafts & You 'Vintage Time' 6x6 paper pad (this is a really useful pad, gorgeous designs and a lovely mix of colours too),  yellow large rosebuds, Edwina 20mm ivory lace, 25mm pale lemon satin ribbon, ivory 20mm open and hip rosebuds, ivory cherry blossoms, pink cosmos daisy and lemon pretty blossoms

A close up of the flowers and ribbon bow

Paper, lace, ribbon and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl
This is my card for The Ribbon Girl June Card Challenge over on the blog, I hope you will have time to pop over and be inspired by the gorgeous cards from the design team and of course, we look forward to seeing your cards - great prizes to win!

thanks for visiting, see you soon, Mary x