26 February 2017

Morning coffee ....

I used Maja 'Coffee in the Arbour' 6x6 paper pad,  5mm ivory daisy pearl f/b trim, Iris ivory cream vintage style lace, oloroso seam binding, terrecotta/rust medium rosebud, 20mm white paper roses distressed with brown ink, white miniature blossoms and a brown 30mm wild rose.  

Leaves are diecut from white paper then with chalk inks. The image is a LOTV printable as is the sentiment.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

Mouse Flowers .......

I used Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper and a LOTV printable image matted onto paper from the pad then onto white card.  , 20mm white paper roses, white vintage style seam binding, pale ivory/off white organza rose trim, blue forget me nots, white miniature blossoms and 5mm s/a pearls.  Leaves are diecut from white paper coloured with chalk ink

  For my flower arrangements I used 20mm white paper roses, blue/pink fabric forget me nots, white miniature blossoms and 5mm s/a pearls.  The leaves are diecut from a die Andrea got me as a gift, from white paper and then I coloured them with chalk ink - very effective

I trimmed the card with  a bow of white vintage style seam binding and a strip of pale ivory/off white organza rose trim

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

25 February 2017

Wedding card ...

For this card I used Maja Design 'Enjoying Outdoors' 6x6 paper, with a printable image from LOTV.  I added Mauve Mist vintage seam binding and 50mm Ophelia embroidered tulle lace.  

My flower arrangements include a pink gardenia, small lilac lily flowers and miniature white blossoms

A bronze bird cage with heart charm is tucked into the seam binding bow

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

23 February 2017

Big bouquet ......

A greetings card made for a lovely lady I was paired up with in a card swap run by a really friendly and helpful facebook group 'Card Addicts'   I have used a LOTV printable image 'Big Bouquet' set within a Scrapiniec square frame on a background of Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper

My flower arrangement includes two crystal trinket pins, deep aqua anemonies, white cosmos, ivory exotic blossom, turquoise small blossom, green rose leaves, white cherry blossom and some stems from a bunch of Forget me Nots

I used 38mm white silky crush for the bow, added a 15mm aqua blue diamante embellishment and a printable tag from LOTV

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

19 February 2017

Golden rose bouquet .....

Card using 6x6 papers from the Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' pad, topped with 25mm faux hessian natural colour ribbon and cream seam binding.   I diecut, shaped and coloured the roses, rosebuds, tiny rosebuds and all leaves using chalk inks and added brown seed beads to the centrs of the roses together with a bit of Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle.  A couple of pearl trinket pins, plus a bow of seam binding and a small bundle of natural hemp twine have all been tucked into the arrangement. 

I also added an ivory carnation and a white cosmos daisy which I coloured to match my roses.  I inserted a couple of stems of ivory beaded berries and some miniature ivory cream blossoms

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

18 February 2017

Tag with handmade wild roses ...

I made this tag to go on my sisters birthday gift -  we had a birthday lunch at her favourite Italian today so now she's seen her gift it's safe to publish the tag here!  I used paper from the 6x6 Maja 'Enjoying Outdoors' paper pad matted onto plain pale pink card, both die cut with a Crealies die.

I stamped and diecut these roses from plain white card and shaped and coloured them with chalk inks then added paper stamens and amber coloured tiny seed beads.  I popped in a couple of pink/white hip rosebuds.   Many thanks to Janice at Sir Stampalot who sent the Heartfelt Creations die the same day I ordered it - I already had the co-ordinating stamp but no die to cut the flowers with.  I was so pleased when the die arrived :-) much faster than cutting each flower with a pair of scissors! 

The leaves were diecut from green card which I coloured with chalk inks.  

I added a bow made with 38mm pale pink silky crush ribbon, 10mm ivory daisy flat-back pearl trim adhered with 6mm double sided sticky tape, 17mm Donna ivory vintage style cotton lace.  I added some 3mm hot pink satin ribbon at the top of the tag and embellished the lace bow with a 15mm pearl and diamante flat-back embellishment.

Thanks for looking and see you soon
Mary x

14 February 2017

Gift bag ....

A decorated gift bag using paper from the Maja Design 'Enjoying Outdoors' 6x6 paper pad  decorated with black flowers - why black I've no idea, I just had this idea floating around in my head to make black and silver flowers, so I did

The tag is diecut with a Crealies die and I added more Maja paper, some handmade black flowers embossed with silver, diecut and shaped and with a touch of Stardust Stickles in the centres.  I glued in some lilac pearl beads from my stash.  The diecut leaves were shaped and coloured with chalk ink, then I added some mulberry paper lilac/white hip rosebuds, purple/lilac beaded berries and some silver twine.  

The bow is Mauve Rose vintage style seam binding, Allison antique white vintage style fine cotton lace and a 15mm round amethyst and diamante flatback embellishment.

Thanks for looking, and see you soon
Mary x

12 February 2017

Roses thank you card ...

A thank you card using Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn' papers and tag.  

I stamped, diecut plain white card and coloured the flowers, shaped them, then added some Stardust Stickles to the centres then some 3mm pearl beads and some seed beads in dark amber.  The leaves were made in the same way - I coloured with chalk inks and was pleased with how they turned out.

My card was trimmed with Rose Petal vintage style seam binding and Donna ivory vintage style cotton lace plus some 5mm ivory flatback daisy pearl trim adhered with 3mm double sided sticky tape

Maja Design paper, pearls, pearl trim, lace, ribbons, Stickles, Sticky Tape are all from

thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend
see you soon, Mary x

8 February 2017

Peonies and Roses Card ...

A card featuring one of the new LOTV 'simply print' coloured images Peonies & Roses'  I used Lemoncraft 'Heart Painted' paper which is perfect as the roses are similar colours.

A piece of 15mm satin ribbon  Hot Pink, with a square diamante buckle slide sits between two of the oval die-cut mounts, and I've made a bow to the side.   My flower arrangement includes pink/pink large rosebuds, pink anenomes, 30mm ivory wild rose, pink magnolia, and white cosmos daisy, plus some green leaves and a couple of crystal teardrop pins.   I finished the card with a couple of s/a pearl/diamante butterflies from my stash 

Thanks for looking and see you soon,
Mary xx

5 February 2017

Spring themed 'Diamond Top' card ...

I've never made one of these diamond top folded cards before, but once I got the hang of which way to fold the single piece of A4 piece of card, I quite enjoyed it.

I used Maja Design 'Vintage Spring Basics' 6x6 papers (the little butterfly is cut from the same pad), all edges distressed and inked, White Opal Liquid Pearls, and a gorgeous little digi printable image from LOTV  called 'Mouse and Bumblebee'

I added some iced lime seam binding, natural hemp twine, ivory exotic blossom, white cosmos daisy, a couple of lemon sweetheart blossoms, a sprig of blue/white beaded stamen a couple of pale green paper leaves and some 32mm Clementine ivory embroidered tulle lace.  

I am entering this into the Card Addicts February Challenge - Diamond Fold Card made from a single sheet of A4 card - must have a Spring theme

Crafters don't miss the Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge over on the blog http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ which will run for 2 weeks - thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

2 February 2017

Card with hand made vellum flowers

A birthday card using Maja Design 'Vintage Spring' 6x6 papers, heliotrope lilac 25mm satin ribbon, a white guipure frame applique

I stamped and embossed the flowers onto vellum paper, die cut them with matching dies, then added lilac/purple beaded berries in the centre.  I included some green leaves and some pale green leaves together with some lilac miniature blossoms in my flower arrangement.  The sentiment 'happy birthday' is one of the new LOTV digital downloads, printed from my computer

Thanks for looking and see you soon
Mary x