30 December 2014

Happy Birthday ...

A birthday card for my lovely daughter and best friend Andrea who celebrated her birthday yesterday - we had a lovely day with our friend Anne but poor Dawny wasn't well and couldn't make it - we'll meet up again soon Dawny!  

I coloured a Sara Kay image with inktense pencils and used some of my Pion papers - I cut around the roses and tucked my image behind it.  I added 20mm WOC open roses, 30mm WOC wild roses, tiny pink rose buds and a Kort & Godt pink rolled rose.  I used 7mm pink satin ribbon and some 'Faye' ivory vintage style cotton lace.  The sentiment was cut from Pion paper and all edges were distressed

I decorated a box to match and used an ivory lace corner, , pink satin ribbon and a 20mm WOC pink open rose and some tiny pink rosebuds

23 December 2014

Pick a fave at Papertake Weekly .....

This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'pick a fave' I chose 'anything goes' from April and made a pop out birthday card.  I used 'Country Lady' papers from Lili of the Valley

this is a close up of the 'pop out' section

I embellished my card with a cream daisy, centre removed and replaced with a 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment, WOC white lily flower, cream 20mm open rose and some 7mm cream satin ribbon

Ribbon, pearls, flowers and diamante embellishment are from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will join us over at Papertake Weekly - the design team have made some lovely projects and there is a super prize as usual.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mary xx

17 December 2014

Another Christmas Card ...

My DT card for this week's Papertake Weekly - I used an image from the Jack, Patch & Puss LOTV artpads and  'Frosty Christmas' paper and matted everything onto silver foil card

 hope you will find time to pop over to the PTW blog and join us for this challenge - we really like to see your projects!
Mary x

14 December 2014

Christmas shopping .....

The last Lovely Lili Challenge of 2014 is open on the Ribbon Girl blog this morning - for my card I used this delightful image from the LOTV artpad -Tis the Season - then added 17mm Laila white vintage style lace, redcurrant glitter velvet ribbon and lots of Stardust Stickles!

17mm 'Laila' White Vintage Style Lace 10mm Redcurant Glitter Velvet Ribbon 

I added a diamante snowflake and a red Princess pin to my lace bow

22mm Diamante Snowflake Princess Pin Red

I hope you will be able to pop over to the blog to see the fabulous cards by the design team and we look forward to seeing your cards and projects using Lili of the Valley images, paper or sentiments

Mary x

12 December 2014

9 December 2014

Paper play

Todays challenge at Papertake Weekly is Paper Play - I made the flowers and leaves from paper.  I used a lovely Sara Kay stamp which I bought second hand, and coloured it with my Inktense Pencils.  there are some fabulous projects over on the PTW blog and a great prize as usual.

I inked all the edges and added a 12mm ivory pearl flower shaped flatback to the centre of each paper flower.

see you soon, Mary x

2 December 2014

Christmas blessings ....

A pastel coloured christmas card coloured with inktense pencils and enhanced with tiny 2mm clear gems.  I used some paper from the new LOTV wedding Mr & Mrs pad, then added Fiona white guipure lace, 7mm white satin, silver, lilac and fuschia shiny twine.  My flower arrangement is 2 mini bunches of fabric forget me nots and a 30mm wild rose with a dusky pink centre.  I matted the image onto silver sparkle card and the background pale pink paper onto a deeper pink sparkly card

Todays challenge at Papertake Weekly is anything goes with the option of making a Christmas gift or toy so I hope you will be join in - there are some fabulous projects over on the blog and a great prize as usual.

Mary x