24 February 2015

Take your pick - I chose cool colours .....

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is
Take Your Pick sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
choose from these or use as many as you like!Sketch #98 or sketchie free for all
Colour - cool colours from the colour wheel 
Technique - masking - make a scene using 2 or more images
Product - use kraft card

I chose to make a card with cool colours - greens and lilac

The image is from a LOTV Artpad matted onto LOTV 'Timless Victorian' papers.  I used some 38mm sage green organza ribbon and some 15mm white daisy venise lace.

My flower arrangement includes a white daisy with the centre removed and replaced with a 15mm round lilac diamante embellishment, some lilac/purple beaded berries, a couple of white/lilac hip rosebuds.  The leaves were punched from the background paper as were the little lilac butterflies

I hope you will pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful creations from the design team - and we look forward to seeing what you have made for this fun challenge - something for everyone!

see you soon

Mary x

18 February 2015

Thinking of you ...

This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'bingo' and I chose ribbons, diecut and blooms.  I used this charming image from the LOTV artpad and papers then added pink daisy, baby pink cherry blossom, pink sweetheart blossom, Amber white polyester lace and pink satin ribbon all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out the fabulous creations by  my teamies - we look forward to seeing what you make

see you soon, Mary x

15 February 2015

Ivory and Cream ......

The February Colour Challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog is 'ivory and cream' and I used some of my lovely Pion papers and added cream satin ribbon, 6mm flat back ivory pearl trim, 'Flora' cream guipure lace, 20mm and 10mm ivory open roses, pearls from 3mm Chocolate mix.  The sentiment is a stamp by Riley & Company

We are sponsored by Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of 2 sets of dies as shown in the photo and a £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl store

I hope you will have time to pop over to the blog and be inspired by the fantastic projects the team have made!  We look forward to seeing your projects

see you soon, Mary x

10 February 2015

Hearts and flowers ....

There's a new challenge over at Papertake Weekly - we'd like to see 'hearts and flowers' on your projects!  

I used a pretty image from the LOTV 'Summer Flowers' artpad, then added a ink daisy (centre removed and a 14mm sparkle gem added) baby pink cherry blossom flowers and some pink/pink beaded berries.

The bow is made from 23mm pale pink organza ribbon tied with pink Divine Bakers Twine and the charm is a tiny heart with pink gem.  Sentiment is from LOTV and there are tiny hearts on the background papers :-)

Flowers, ribbon, charms, twine all from 

I hope you will pop over to Papertake Weekly - fabulous projects by the design team to inspire you and great prizes as usual!

see you soon, Mary x

8 February 2015

Charming .....

It's the first 'Lovely Lili' challenge of 2015 and we'd like to see you add  a charm to your creation!  There are some fabulous makes by the design team over on the Ribbon Girl blog and I hope you will be able to join in the fun - there are lovely prizes!! A £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley and a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store

I made a birthday card using one of the pre-printed images I've had for quite a while.  I added 3mm satin in heliotrope and purple and threaded on a couple of butterfly dangle beads, ballet shoes charm, plum purple Divine Twine, purple/white beaded berries, lilac/white cherry blossoms, a lilac Kort & Godt rolled rose, a floribunda rose and some Stardust Stickles all from

Mary xx

3 February 2015

Birthday bauble.......

There's a new challenge at Papertake Weekly - anything goes sponsored by LOTV  Optional extra is to use newsprint or the pages from an old book  -  I decided to make a hanging birthday bauble and used an image  from a LOTV artpad. (Ribbon Girl sells similar 70mm clear two-part baubles with hanging loops - you only need one half to make a hanging bauble card)

I die cut the image, backing paper and outer card then I glued tiny pink rosebuds, 10mm and 20mm WOC pink open roses on to my image before fixing on the cover.  The name was printed with our little wooden alphabet stamps and added to the image.  I used my new Bosch rechargeable glue gun to stick the flowers, half-bauble and the 5mm crystal beads onto the card then added some 23mm organza ribbon and rose pink tiny ric rac to the hanging loop at the top

I hope you will be able to join in the challenge this week - the design team have made some really lovely projects!

similar baubles, crystal beads, ribbon, ric rac, flowers are all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk
Mary x