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