17 November 2017

Large Tri-Fold Photo Album ...............


A 10" x 7" tri-fold album with lots of pockets, photo mats and a waterfall photo section in the centre to accommodate lots and lots of photographs.  I embellished the front with  an ivory lace applique, 30mm pale pink roses, rose buds, ivory white ballerina blossoms, lily flowers, ivory berries and cream seam binding ribbon.  The spine has 10mm flower shaped pearl trim, cream ribbon and an ivory oval pearl and diamante embellishment.  I will be making a small video showing the inside of this album in a day or so and also taking more photos when the light is better

A view of the inside of the album - all photo mats have a white reverse so notes can be added. The photo mats have pockets and may also be slotted into the side of each page

The very centre of the album, there is space for seven 6x4" photos and notes may be written on the reverse of each mat.

15 November 2017

Three Wise Men ....


I've had this stamp for a couple of years and its the first time I've coloured it in.  I used Copics pens and I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment.  I added guipure lace, 25mm white mermaid topped with a white wooden snowflake button tied with hemp twine.   My flower arrangement includes an ivory white magnolia flower, 30mm ivory wild roses inked at the edges, ivory white frosted berries, ivory/cream beaded berries.  The leaves were diecut and inked.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

14 November 2017

Sparkly tree card ....


A plain and simple card, white matted onto silver mirri card.  I stamped the trees  with a Hero Arts stamp then glittered with Stardust Stickles.  I added some 15mm Scarlet Berry Satin Ribbon topped with a 15mm clear sparkly button, tied on with ivory hemp twine

12 November 2017

Reindeer card ...


I coloured this digital image (Reindeer Games by Tiddly Inks) with Copics pens.  From The Ribbon Girl I added vintage sage organza ribbon, 30mm ivory wild rose, 6mm shiny red berries and a sprig of ivory/cream beaded berries.  I added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle  Sentiment is a LOTV stamp

close up of Wrynn with the reindeer
Cose up of the flowers and ribbon


Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

11 November 2017

Tea light Christms card .....


A tea light card using Maja papers.  I added 16mm burgundy satin ribbon, vintage style lace, 35mm burgundy roses, 20mm burgundy open roses,  frosted ivory white berries, ivory/cream beaded berries, white cherry blossom and green rose leavesirridescent flatbacks

A close up of the flower arrangement.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

5 November 2017

We wish you a merry Christmas ...


My card for the November Card Challenge over on the Ribbon Girl blog - I made a Christmas card using paper from the 'Time to Sparkle' mini pack, 16mm gold lame ribbon, 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim, gold twine, 30mm ivory wild rose, ivory large rose bud, ivory beaded berries, 6mm small shiny red berries, green rose leaves, 20mm ivory paper roses.




I coloured the image with Copics and the sentiment is a papertrey ink sentiment stamp
A close up of my flower arrangement

Paper, flowers, ribbon, twine are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

I hope you will be inspired to pop over to The Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge and join in and share your card, we'd love to see what you have been making.

I think I might have used far too many colours lol,  but here is the list of Copics used:
W2, E70, E74, E53, E51, E59, E57, E50, G82, YG67, R35, YR000, E01, YR00, E11, E71 

Thanks for looking, 
Mary G xx



31 October 2017

May all your wishes come true..................



Still practising with Copics, I coloured this very old Sarah Kay image which I bought second hand a few years ago.   I added Stardust Stickles to the frills on the dresses to add a little sparkle and some 5mm ivory s/a pearls (however, I've just noticed the 3 at the top right could be straighter!!)   I used Maja Design 'Enjoying Outdoors' 6x6 paper, lilac 15mm satin ribbon, 'Margaret' white guipure lace and a 15mm sparkly button.



My flower arrangement consists of a white daisy, purple Kort & Godt rolled rose, lilac starburst stamen, lilac two tone hip rosebud, 3 20mm lilac paper roses.  The leaves were punched from a sheet of Maja paper and I made the twirls by twisting the flower stalks around the end of a knitting needle.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

Penguin snowglobe card ....


A little snowglobe card made with white card and silver glitter card.  I added a couple of penguins from the pack of Christmas Glitter Stickers, made a bow with 15mm white satin topped with a white snowflake button tied with ivory hemp.  My flower arrangement is 3 of the white small blossom flowers with a sprig of tiny pearl cluster flowers on silver stems.  I finished off the card with some White Opal Liquid Pearl dots around the centre.   The sentiment is a very small Papertrey stamp and the die was by Papertrey as well


A close up of the penguins, such nice quality

thanks for looking ,see you soon
Mary x

20 October 2017

A Christmas memory book ...



A little Christmas memory book all ready to add photos to.  I used 'The Magic of Christmas'  papers from the 6x6 mini pack,  ivory hemp twine, green mulberry paper rose leaves, red 15mm satin ribbon, 'Allison' 16mm antique white fine cotton vintage style lace, 35mm burgundy roses, 30mm ivory wild roses, a white small blossom, ivory beaded berries and 6mm shiny red berries     

view of the back of the mini brag book when opened out

inside the little book, there are two smaller flaps and two pockets


a close up of the front of the album





Thanks for looking, see you soon
(I used the tutorial published on you tube by Laura Pressley Wright - Laura's Crafty Zone, it's very straightforward to follow)
Mary x

17 October 2017

A small 'brag' Book ...............


A mini 'brag book' made from one piece of 12x12 card embellished with paper from various Pion collections.  I added pink 25mm and 10mm roses, white small blossoms, green leaves and ivory beaded berries.  The ribbon used for fastening the little book and lifting the various 'pages' is Posy Vintage Style Seam Binding




The book opens to reveal 3 photo spaces

Inside the book, there are two smaller pages which open to reveal another space for a photo


Even more spaces are now available!


This is the reverse side of the book when it is fully opened, with more spaces for photos!


I really enjoyed making this album after I watched a tutorial on You Tube by the very talented 'Laura's Craft Zone'

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary xx

12 October 2017

Winter butterflies ....



'Winter Butterflies'

I haven't been playing with paper or fabric today  -  for a change I've been playing with acrylic paint, mod podge, bits of lace, old beads, wooden snowflake buttons, glitter and chipboard butterflies

Thanks for looking
Mary xx

9 October 2017

Ballet dancer .......


Cloth doll with ivory satin tutu trimmed with 6mm ivory flatback pearls.  Her little satin shoes are tied with 3mm ivory satin ribbon and her hair and the top of her bodice is adorned with 20mm ivory paper roses.

I used a pattern from Tilda's Fairytale Wonderland book
Ribbon, pearls and roses are from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary xx

7 October 2017

100th birthday card .......





A friend asked me to make a card for a special lady who is 100 years old today!  I made a matching box for the card too, and used Lemoncraft 'Daydream' 6x6 papers, 15mm and 25mm  pale pink satin, double row diamante/pearl flatback, 'Victoria' vintage style antique white lace, 6mm white pearl flatback pearls, pink large rosebuds, 20mm pale pink open roses, pink/pink berries, white/white beaded stamens, miniature white blossoms

thanks for looking, see you soon, 
Mary xx

5 October 2017

There's a little fox in the pumpkin patch!!


I made this little cloth fox from a pattern in one of the Tilda books and added sable satin ribbon and a heart shaped sparkly button from Ribbon Girl.  I've sat her in the middle of Andrea's hand made pumpkin patch (embellished with ivory hemp twine, cinammon sticks and various ribbons, tiny ric rac and charms from the store - there are little battery operated lights which give that corner of the kitchen a very autumnal look in the evenings :-)

thanks for looking
see you soon, Mary xx

1 October 2017

Magnolia ballet dancer card ....



The October Card challenge starts today over at The Ribbon Girl blog - 3 great prizes to be won and some FABULOUS inspiration by the design team and guests!!

   I coloured this older Magnolia stamp with Copics.  For my card I used:
  

I'm entering this card into Midweek Magnolias Challenge - Birthday
thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

30 September 2017

A Christmas tree bauble ....


I poked a knitting needle through a polystyrene sphere and painted with 2 coats of white acrylic paint, when dry I stuck on die cut snowflakes, then painted the whole thing with glue then sprinkled with glitter.  I added 5mm clear s/a gems to centre of snowflakes and random sequins.  I'd like to say no harm was done to the knitting needles and my best acrylic brushes, but the No. 8 needles are covered in dried on acrylic paint and the brushes have set like rubber :-(

When the bauble was quite dry I threaded a doll needle with hemp twine and looped through white satin ribbon, and used that to pull through the hole made by the knitting needle.  I tied a knot in the bottom, the surplus ribbon was cut off and the knot poked up the hole.  I added a decorative pin to the bottom and hot glued everything in place.

I die cut foliage in greens and browns, and glued them around the ribbon loop, adding pine cones, peach cherry blossoms and orange frosted berries.

Here are more photos showing my little sister Jackie and I making our baubles - she chose a pink and lilac theme for her bauble








thanks for looking and see you soon, next time with a card!
Mary xx


28 September 2017

Mini Box Album ...



A mini box-album based on the video tutorial by the very talented Laura Pressley Wright  - thank you Laura!


  I used papers from the 6x6 mini pack 'Merry Little Christmas' paper plus flowers, ribbons, lace, embellishments, snowflake etc from The Ribbon Girl

















thanks for looking, Mary x
see you soon!