30 January 2017

Birthday open book card ..

I dont usually make so many cards, but I seem to have made quite a few in the past few days!  This is an open book card using Maja Design 'Vintage Spring' papers  - I used 10mm ivory flower flatback pearl trim for the centre and page edges.  The pearl trim doesnt look straight on the photo because the 'pages' have curled under it :-( 

I diecut the flowers and inked the edges then added a 6mm, 8mm and 11mm pearls with pearl 3mm stamens.  Also, I popped in some lilac/white hip rosebuds and a couple of Scrapiniec chipboard 

I added a bow made from 38mm lilac organza ribbon and the sentiment was computer generated

thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

29 January 2017

Mouse Flowers birthday card ...

Birthday card made with Maja Design Vintage  6x6 paper pad, LOTV digi coloured image - I cut the top layer of card narrower so I could add some 12mm white frilled lace and 6mm white flatback pearl trim on the edge.  I die cut various oval shapes and added some Forget me Not mulberry paper flowers, white cosmos daisies, a blue 20mm open rose and a pale pink sweetheart blossom

On the inside of the card I used a co-ordinating Maja Design paper with a strip of pearl and sparkly Wave self adhesives - they are so easy to apply and really pretty :-)

thanks for looking
see you soon, Mary x

Shaped easel card ....

A shaped easel card using Maja 'Vintage Spring' 6x6 papers.  I used Maja paper to make the flowers and leaves too.  The lovely image is a LOTV digital coloured topper 'Delightful Daisies'

I added Pearl and Sparkly Wave self adhesive strip, 12mm ivory faux silk ribbon, ivory beaded berries, natural hemp twine and White Opal Liquid Pearls

thanks for looking
Mary x

27 January 2017

A little hero .............

Birthday card for a boy using the LOTV digital image coloured with copics.  The paper is Galeria Starry Night and I added some 15mm Soldier 'Grenadier Guard' ribbon, a 'soldier with a bearskin hat' silver colour charm, white 40mm daisy with centre removed and replaced with the reverse of a red polka dot button with hemp twine in the centre.  I added a LOTV sentiment and some 3mm red ribbon to finish off the card.

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

25 January 2017

Cute little mouse with a Big Bouquet.................

Birthday card using 'Big Bouquet' from the LOTV new digital toppers - I used Lemoncraft 'Heart Painted' paper for the background with kraft card.  I added Lyra white guipure lace and hot pink/white saddlestitch ribbon.

Flowers include white daisy, yellow 12mm rose, 20mm blue open rose, blue sweetheart blossoms, white miniature blossoms, pink cherry blossom

I added pearls from the 3-6mm ivory pearl pack with a couple of butterflies from my stash to which I added a few drops of Gold Liquid Pearls for their bodies

The bottom flower arrangement includes a white cosmos daisy with a flower shaped acrylic button tied to the pink saddlestitch with some natural hemp twine - the sentiment is from LOTV stamped onto white card and cut with scissors

Thanks for looking, and see you again soon
Mary x

24 January 2017

Delightful Daisies ...

  I downloaded this one today 'Delightful Daisies - the images come in 3 different sizes so plenty of choice for all kinds of projects.

I used Pion Design paper, satin ribbon, Donna ivory vintage style lace, a white daisy, 3 white cosmos daisies, a Scrapiniec 'happy birthday' chipboard piece, a few self adhesive pearls and finished off with Stardust Stickles

There are some lovely designs available in the digi toppers and I'll be getting more of these I think as they're perfect for making quick cards

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

15 January 2017

Sympathy card .....

My card for The Ribbon Girl 'Use any Image' challenge.  I've made a sympathy card using an Inkylicious stamp***, stamped with black Stazon.  I coloured the background using ink dusters and brushed around the bottom of an egg cup to look like the sun - I used pink and orange ink to dust. First time I've tried the ink dusting brushes and was very impressed with the effects you can make.

After I had adhered the stamped image onto a black background, I stamped a LOTV sentiment directly onto the card, then stamped and embossed the tiny butterflies with gold sparkle.

I finished the card with a little piece of 7mm Black and 7mm Sable satin ribbon topped with a black butterfly (I cut a single butterfly from a butterfly edge die).  The butterfly body is made from Gold Liquid Pearls

I hope you will all join in with The Ribbon Girl 'Use any Image' challenge - it runs for two weeks and there are three lovely prizes to win.  You will find lots of inspiration from the talented ladies on The Ribbon Girl Design Team

*** I was lucky enough to win the lovely stamp and the butterfly edge die in a challenge at Card Addicts :-)

Thanks for looking, Mary xx

10 January 2017

Thinking of You ..........

Another open book card using 2 sheets of 6x6 Maja Designs 'Enjoying Outdoors' paper (there is a join in the centre as the card is much wider than 6 inches) on the top layer, 12x12 Lilac/White Spot Paper on the second layer.  The sentiment is a Stempelglade stamp

For my flower arrangement I used twine, white handmade flowers I made with foamiran, pearl stamens, vintage violet 15mm roses, lilac miniature blossoms, lilac/white hip rosebuds, rose leaves, lilac exotic blossoms, lilac beaded stamens

I embellished the centre (and hid the paper join)  with a strip of 6mm white flatback pearls with Lyra white guipure lace to each side.  I added some hearts from a sheet of Marianne Pearl & Rhinestone Romantic Hearts, added some 3-6mm flat back s/a pearls and added a bit of sparkle with some Stardust Stickles

I made a bow with 25mm purple satin ribbon, and hung medium heart dangle beads on matching purple and Heliotrope 3mm satin ribbon, 

All papers, ribbons, pearls, beads, lace, trims, stamens, flowers, leaves and Foamiran are from The Ribbon Girl online store

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

2 January 2017

Open Book birthday card ......

This is my first attempt at an 'open book' card using my new die set - a Christmas treat:-)   I used Galeria 'As if in a Dream 11' 12x12 inch papers   

My flower arrangement includes pretty pink medium lily, white lily flowers, white cosmos daisy, white  cherry blossom, pink anemone and a 25mm pale pink rose.  The leaves were die cut using various dies.  I finished the card with some 5mm pink pearls.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto more of the Galeria paper.

I added 15mm pale pink No 70 Berisford satin ribbon and some 8mm Rebecca fine vintage style lace
Paper, flowers, ribbon, lace and pearls are all from

thanks for looking, and see you soon
Mary x

1 January 2017

For a wonderful daughter ...

My card for The Ribbon Girl January Card Challenge.  For this birthday card for Andrea I used Pion 'In Provence' paper,  http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/55mm-emma-ivory-guipure-lace-p-2214.html lace, Heliotrope 15mm satin ribbon.  I distressed and inked the edges and added some Stardust stickles for a bit of sparkle.

For my flower arrangement I used a pale pink magnolia from bunch of mixed pink, a pale pink cherry blossom, lilac 30mm open rose, lilac/white hip rosebud, dark lilac anemone, two crystal trinket pins, Scrapiniec chipboard pieces and natural hemp twine

I hope you will be able to join in with The Ribbon Girl January Card Challenge over on the blog http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ where you will be inspired by the lovely cards by the Design Team - see you there

Mary x