26 December 2016

Pink floral thank you card .........

A thank you (Scrapiniec chipboard sentiment) card with Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn' 6x6 paper, handmade flowers from white foam, brushed with ink dusters, mulberry pink large rosebud and a white cherry blossom brushed with ink duster.  The leaves are cut with my lovely new dies as is the frame and mount - THANK YOU ANDREA  - I love getting crafty stuff for Christmas :-)  I also brushed the white leaves with green ink using another ink duster brush.

I added 12mm pale pink faux silk ribbon and some antique white 'Alison' vintage style fine cotton lace.  I used ivory/cream beaded berries for the centres of my two handmade flowers and tucked another under the cherry blossom.  
Thanks for looking, I hope you had a lovely Chrismas and see you again soon

Mary xx

9 December 2016

Thank You card .......

I made this 'Thank You' card using paper from the gorgeous Lemoncraft 'Heart Painted' 6x6 paper pad  and tried to match the embellishments to the pink roses in the corners.  

I used 25mm double sided pink satin ribbon, a Scrapiniec Round Doily Lace Frame and Thank You sentiment and hand made foam flowers

I made the roses from pink Foamiran sheet and also some little blossom flowers from white foam sheet with pieces of pink/pink beaded berry inside as stamens.  One or two pink and white beaded strawberries tucked in with some co-ordinating leaves diecut from more paper from the same Lemoncraft pad

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

6 December 2016

Christmas Greetings card

A Christmas card using paper and image from the Maja Design 'I Wish' 6x6 pad.  I added Michele white guipure lace, shabby white gathered tulle, 6mm white flatback pearl trim

I made the flower (supposed to be a poinsettia, but not too successful)  with white Foamiran and placed a 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment in the centre, adding a 20mm ivory rose, green/red frosted berries and silver fabric and mulberry paper rose leaves.  I tucked a diecut snowflake behind the flowers and another just behind the shabby trim.

Foam sheet, flowers, berries, leaves, lace, shabby trim, pearls and Stardust Stickles all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

4 December 2016

Especially for you ....

A change from Christmas Cards ..... I made this card for The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge - great prizes and you can choose whichever theme you like!  

I used Maja Design Spring Basics papers, white and olive green foamiran foam for the handmade flowers (I coloured the stamens with Copics pens) and leaves, pale pink satin edge organza ribbon, sparkly glass hearts hung on natural hemp twine, Ophelia vintage style lace, 10mm ivory double row pearl trim

Thanks for looking, see you soon and dont forget to pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog and enter the challenge!

Mary x

2 December 2016

A pair of stockings .....

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - just finished a pair of machine and hand quilted and embellished large Christmas Stockings

 I added sequins also white medium pom pom trim and white 25mm frilled lace after I had edged the padded/quilted stockings with some red bias binding

Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

27 November 2016

Lilac and Silver Christmas card ....

I made this card with paper from the Galeria 'Purple Rain' 12 x 12 pad, distressed all edges, inked them then added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle - the silver leaves are really sparkly and were cut from card.

I'm still practicing making foam flowers!  All the flowers, buds and green leaves were made by me from Foamiran foam.  The flower centres are ivory beaded berries. I added Mauve Mist vintage style seam binding, some white Charlotte vintage style lace, silver twine and a die cut sparkly snowcut which I made from the left over card after the leaves had been cut.  The sentiment was computer generated

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

26 November 2016

Silver and Blue Christmas Card

A blue and silver Christmas card using Galeria 'As if in a Dream' papers matted onto silver mirri card plus flowers hand made using Foamiran foam, I inked the edges before heating and shaping the petals.  The centres of the flowers are ivory beaded berries and the leaves were die cut with a Magnolia rose leaf die

I tucked in a white beaded cherry, some silver twine and a bow made from white sheer 25mm ribbon

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

24 November 2016

Christmas Rose ...

A vintage style Christmas card using an image and paper from Maja Designs  'I Wish' 6x6 paper stack.  I matted the paper and image onto kraft card, distressed all edges and inked and finished with Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle

I am just learning how to make flowers from Foamiran flower foam and these two flowers meant to represent a hellebore (Christmas Rose) were made with ivory foam, inked with pink pigment ink around the edges and green in the centre.  I added small peach beaded berries as stamens and added a little dark brown ink to the tips.  shaped the flowers.  I popped in some red/green frosted berries, mulberry holly leaves and a couple of rose leaves

Papers, foamiran, stamens, leaves, ribbon, lace and Stickles all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

thanks for looking, see you soon

Mary x

20 November 2016

Golden Angel Christmas card ..

My card featuring an image from Polka Doodles which I made for The Ribbon Girl November 'use any image' challenge over on the blog - you dont have to make a card, you can make any type of project so long as there is an image of some sort on it.  The design team have made some gorgeous things to inspire you and as usual, there are three lovely prizes for the winners!

I used Galeria 'Retro As if in a Dream' 12x12 paper, Terracotta/rust rosebuds, 55mm Emma Ivory Guipure Lace, Cream 15mm Satin Ribbon, Brown 30mm Roses, small pine cones, white cherry blossom, white lily flowers, miniature ivory blossoms, chipboards from Scrapiniec, pieces of cheesecloth and some Stardust Stickles for a bit of added sparkle!  All of the ingredients for this card are available from The Ribbon Girl online store

here is a close up of one of the flower arrangements - I love how the golden leaves turned out - they were die cut from mirri card.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

14 November 2016

Christmas stocking ....

A Christmas stocking card - I traced around a pattern I had but made it shorter so I could make the fold at the top and still fit the card onto A4 card.  I used vintage style papers from Maja Design 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 paper stack, inked the edges and added sparkle with some Stardust Stickles.  I used 6mm double sided tape to stick on the frilled 25mm white lace and white tiny pom pom trim

For my flower arrangement I used a white beaded cherry, ivory carnation, 20mm ivory open rose and some silver fabric rose leaves.  I tied a sparkly glass heart to some silver twine then made a bow with white organza ribbon, 3mm silver lame, 4mm white pearl string and natural hemp twine

The tag was part of the 'Home for the Holidays' paper stack

The paper, flowers, ribbons, embellishments stickles and lace are all from The Ribbon Girl

I would like to enter this card into the Maja 'Christmas Card' Challenge
thanks for looking
see you soon, Mary x

11 November 2016

Pawfectly pink memory bear ...........

A pawfectly pink memory bear made from fabric cut from the backs of old babygro's which belonged to my great nieces Faye and Nicole plus some new pink fleece for the paw pads and a nice dusky pink 25mm satin ribbon tied at the neck.  

thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

We will remember them .......

Thinking not only of those who fell, but those who came back to a life of pain or mental anguish .  

I made this card with paper from the Maja Design 6x6  'Life in the Country' 6x6 stack plus and added red mulberry paper poppies and white rosebuds, the leaves were die-cut and punched from paper

Mary x

9 November 2016

A never ending Christmas card ...


My first attempt at a 'never ending' card!! I found this very difficult to photograph, maybe I will make a video later when someone can hold the phone while I open the various parts of the card :-)

I used the gorgeous papers from the Maja Design  'I Wish' 6x6 pad  but it seemed very odd not to add lashings of flowers and embellishments!!

thanks for looking, Mary xx

8 November 2016

A Christmas star card .....

the edges of the Maja paper were distressed then inked, finally a little Stardust Stickles was applied to give a bit of sparkle
I die-cut the stars and the silver mounts using a mixture of papers from the Maja Design  'Life in the Country' and Maja Design 'I Wish'  **6x6 pads.  I used a Crea-lies star die set
I adhered each layer using sticky pads to give the star height
My flower arrangement includes  a white beaded cherry, 30m, 20mm and 10mm ivory mulberry paper roses, large paper holly leaves, red oval shiny berries, green/red shiny berries and 3 small pine cones.  

The bow is made from silver cord and the sentiment is 'For You' by Scrapiniec.  I finished the card with some 5mm self adhesive pearls.  

Flowers, cord, papers, stickles, berries, cherry, leaves and chipboards are all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, Mary xx

** back in stock week commencing Monday 14th November

7 November 2016

Snowmen Christmas card ....

For this frosty Christmas card, I used papers from Maja 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 stack and added a Scrapiniec 'Merry Christmas' chipboard

  30mm and 20mm ivory roses, white beaded cherries, a sprig from a pack of tiny pearl cluster stems, white fabric rose leaves, dusky blue sheer ribbon, silver cord, pieces from Scrapiniec Jolly Holly borders and lots of Stardust Stickles.

The inside was decorated to co-ordinate with the front of the card

thanks for looking, Mary xx

6 November 2016

Vintage style Christmas card ....

The weather man forecast a bit of snow on the hills this weekend, which inspired me to make a very wintry and frosty Christmas card. I love to look at snow and twinkly frost, but not so keen to walk in it!!

close up of the flowers/ribbon/lace and the gorgeous sparkly heart

  I used Maja Design 'Home for the Holidays' paper, Scrapiniec Jolly Holly Border pieces, 5mm brown/white gingham ribbon, 17mm Laila white vintage style cotton lace, white fabric leaves, a stem of tiny pearl cluster flowers, a white beaded cherry, 30mm and 20mm ivory roses, white rose buds, white Cosmos daisy, green/red shiny berries, sparkly glass heart, white satin ribbon and Stardust stickles

close up of the Scrapiniec jolly holly border chipboard piece
I hope you will join in with The Ribbon Girl November 'Card' Challenge over on the blog - it runs for 2 weeks, there are some lovely cards by the design team toinspire you and 3 great prizes to be won from Maja Design, Lili of the Valley, and The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking,
Mary x

3 November 2016

Paws for thought ...........

Paws for thought ..... just finished this lovely chunky, cuddly, memory bear who sits almost 12inches high. I used scraps of left over fabric and pieces of fat quarters to test the pattern and will be making more from actual garments. 

The bear is a good weight it sits really well without any support. 

The bear has nice chunky paws and a nice tummy shape.

  I really enjoyed making this bear  -  I originally embroidered the eyes on, then decided I would prefer 'real' eyes, so had to 'unstuff' the head, fit the eyes, re-stuff, then stitch up.  The pattern was from Funky Friends Factory

thanks for looking, see you soon Mary x

29 October 2016

Vintage style 65th birthday card ..............

A 65th birthday card for a friend - I used Pion Design 'Fields of Purple' paper and an image from the same collection.  I distressed and inked all of the edges.  I added some 'Emma' 55mm ivory guipure lace topped with 15mm lilac satin ribbon. 

My floral arrangements include 35mm ivory gardenia, 35mm lilac exotic blossom flowers,  white/ivory beaded berries, fabric green rose leaves, tiny white rosebuds

On the ribbon bow I added an ivory carnation and a multi coloured sparkly star

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary xx

27 October 2016

Pale pink and white baby doll clothes

Dress in pink and white poly/cotton trimmed with 15mm Berisford white satin, 32mm  Charlotte white vintage style lace, 12mm white frilled lace.  Hook and loop fastening so back opens fully

This view shows bonnet trimmed with frilled lace and white satin ribbon

The panties have elasticated legs and waist and the leg has more frilled white lace

thanks for looking
Mary xx

25 October 2016

Goodbye Summer - Hello Autumn ...............

Autumn card using papers from Maja Design 6x6 'Enjoying Outdoors' paper pack.  I used a piece of Scrapiniec Chipboard Mesh and also tucked a little piece behind the flowers.  The image is from an older LOTV artpad which I thought was perfect for this card.

I added 'Emma' 55mm ivory guipure lace and Berisford orange 15mm satin ribbon across the card.  My flower arrangements includes die cut leaves which have been distressed with ink,  orange frosted berries, burgundy 20mm roses, tiny burgundy rosebuds, brown 30mm wild roses, red/green shiny berries and a cute little red and white toadstool!

Lace, ribbon, berries, flowers, toadstool, papers, chipboards all from The Ribbon Girl

I;m entering this into the Maja Design October Mood Board Challenge


thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x