19 July 2015

Love is like a butterfly .....

An ivory card with rather a lot of butterflies for todays Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - we'd like to see your ivory projects.

I used some of my stash of Pion papers  and the sentiment is computer generated.  I inked all edges then added 'Amelia' ivory vintage style fine cotton lace, vintage ivory fluted edge sheer ribbon, ivory lace leaves, 4mm ivory flatback pearl trim, ivory roses, rosebuds, peach cherry blossom, ivory aster and a gorgeous golden diamante encrusted butterfly!

all from

Butterfly Diamante Golden Colour 35mm Amelia 35mm Vintage Style Cotton Creamy Ivory Lace   38mm Vintage Ivory Fluted Edge Sheer

I hope you will be able to pop over to the blog and join in with this challenge - great prizes from Ribbon Girl and Marianne Designs to win!

see you soon, Mary x

14 July 2015

Don't be square ............

'Don't be square' is the theme at this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge - for my shaped card I used a section from an image from the LOTV Summer Escapes artpad No. 40  .  The sentiment is also from LOTV asis the background paper.  

I then added a white 40mm mulberry daisy, pink 20mm open rose, blue.white beaded stamen and 23mm pink spot organza ribbon all from

We're looking forward to seeing your shaped cards and if you pop over to the challenge blog you'll get lots of inspiration from the talented design team!

12 July 2015

Birthday wishes .........

The theme at the Ribbon Girl 'Everything goes with an image' challenge is 'anything goes' so I've made a pink and flowery birthday card.  I used an image from LOTV 'Beautiful Blooms' artpad then added white daisy guipure with pink centre, 12mm pale pink daisy guipure, white 'Charlotte' vintage style lace, pink satin rbbon, pale pink 3mm bead string, pale pink cherry blossom and sweetheart blossom, and a white cosmos daisy
all from

I hope you will join in the challenge - the prizes include a stamp of the winners choice from our generous friends at Lili of the Valley who have some beautiful images to choose from, and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner of the challenge

and of course, there is some fabulous inspiration to be had from the talented design team - please do join us, we love to see your projects!

Mary x

7 July 2015

Christmas ..... in July?

The new challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'anything goes' with the option of 'Christmas in July' so I chose to make my first Christmas card!  I used an image from the LOTV artpad 'Christmas Eve' with paper from their 'Frosty Christmas' 8 x 8 pad.  All edges were distressed with ink

I added some white 'Charlotte' vintage style lace, a couple of small pine cones, velvet finish holly leaves, red berries, (see the Christmas section on the Ribbon Girl website)  brown 30mm open roses and white lillies, and on the 15mm red satin ribbon, I added a bow of silver twine topped with a snowflake button with a small s/a pearl/rhinestone flower on top

Ribbon, flowers, twine, button, pinecones berries and lace are all from

I hope you will be able to pop over to PTW, there are some stunning cards from the design team and of course, a wonderful prize for you to win!

see you soon, Mary x