29 December 2017

Happy birthday Andrea ...

I printed my digital 'Smile' westie and coloured her with Copic pens.  I added 7mm dusky pink satin ribbon, 10mm white square pearl flatback trim, a pale pink wild rose, 20mm pink paper rose, a pale pink lily and a sprig of tiny pearl cluster flowers on a silver stem.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

28 December 2017

Pink birthday card

A birthday card with a Magnolia image which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added some shocking pink Berisford satin ribbon, a 15mm clear acrylic sparkly button tied on with some ivory hemp twine.  The lace is 19mm Alice white guipure and I added a row of pink organza rose trim at the bottom of the card. I added some Stardust Stickles to make the ballet dress sparkle.  I finished the card with some 8mm white flower shaped self adhesive flatbacks

My flower arrangement includes a pink glass bead strawberry, a 30mm pale pink wild rose, pink cherryu blossom and a pink gardenia.  The leaves are die cut from a Lawn Fawn die set

close up of the ribbon, button, twine, rose trim and guipure lace.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley    

26 December 2017


A card featuring 'Smile' a digital image by Sheepski Designs coloured with Copic pens.  I added pale pink satin ribbon, white daisy flowers and Lyra white guipure lace. The sentiment was computer generated.

I asked the lovely Andrea Norris of Sheepski Designs (who we met at a Copic colouring class near Leeds earlier this year) if she would be able to make a digital image of a westie for Andrea and we were both over the moon at the finished image, just perfect.  Here is the link to the image called 'smile' image no 131from Andrea's etsy store 

Thank you Andrea Norris, and thanks for looking everyone,
see you soon
Mary x

14 December 2017

Anniversary card ....

For this anniversary card I used a LOTV 'simply print' digital image and added the text before printing so I knew it would all go together nicely.  I matted onto toning card and background designer paper, then added ivory silky crush tied in a bow and topped with an oval ivory pearl and diamante flatback.  My flower arrangement consists of a couple of 30mm ivory wild roses, a 20mm open rose, cream miniature blossoms and some paper rose leaves.

close up of the bow and diamante embellishment

close up of my flower arrangement   I use a hot glue gun to adhere flowers, bows and diamante embellishments

Thank you for looking, see you soon, Mary x

13 December 2017

Diamond anniversary card ....

I was asked to make a card for a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary very soon - what an achievement!!  I resized the downloaded LOTV image to suit the size of my finished card and added a sentiment, making sure I used an ink colour to suit the overall colour theme printed a digital LOTV image, adding the computer generated sentiment, then coloured it with Copic pens.  I die-cut and mated the image then added some 17mm 'Fiona' white guipure lace, 7mm silver grey satin ribbon and a 11mm diamante and pearl flatback

A closer view of the image - really useful because you can colour the flowers to suit the bridal/anniversary couple.  I added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle!

thanks for looking, Mary x

7 December 2017

Snowmen and penguins ....

I coloured the digital image with Copics and added plenty of Stardust Stickles, some aqua 15mm satin ribbon topped with a clear sparkly flower shaped button tied on with stretch silver twine.  There is a small snowman charm hanging beneath the ribbon

This digital image was also coloured with Copics pens then matted onto black and sparkly card.  The card was finished with some 15mm red satin ribbonb topped with a 15mm clear sparkly button tied on with silver stretch twine.  There is a snowflake charm tucked beneath the bow.  I added extra sparkle with Stardust Stickles

Ribbon, twine, buttons, charms and Stickles all from The Ribbon Girl
Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

6 December 2017

Gift envelope ....

A gift envelope for a boy, but I still managed to add a snowflake button tied with hemp twine, some red 16mm saddlestitch ribbon and a tiny bit of silver twinkle tinsle!     There is a small pocket inside the card and I added a small magnet set so the lift up flap stays closed

thanks for looking

Mary x

Penguins on parade!

A cute card using a digital image by Andrea Norris which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added 25mm Aqua Sparkle Ribbon, midi white pom-pom trim and a white snowflake button tied on with some ivory hemp twine 
I finished the card with lots of Stardust Stickles for a bit of Christmas sparkle!

I'm entering this into the Christmas challenge at Copic UK Facebook Page
Thanks for looking
Mary x

23 November 2017

Meet Posie the rabbit ....

Meet Posie the cloth rabbit, a sister to Clementine ** she has a pretty dress made from a fat quarter, trimmed with 'Allison'  antique white vintage style fine cotton lace and Posie seam binding ribbon.  Her shoes are made from white felt with more ribbon and the little flower near her ears is Posie and Wavecrest seam binding ribbon.

**  This is Clementine the Rabbit the slightly smaller sister to Posie

Clementine the Rabbit is dressed in peach and her slightly bigger sister, Posie, is dressed in pink

thank you for visiting today, see you soon
Mary x

17 November 2017

Large Tri-Fold Photo Album ...............

A 10" x 7" tri-fold album with lots of pockets, photo mats and a waterfall photo section in the centre to accommodate lots and lots of photographs.  I embellished the front with  an ivory lace applique, 30mm pale pink roses, rose buds, ivory white ballerina blossoms, lily flowers, ivory berries and cream seam binding ribbon.  The spine has 10mm flower shaped pearl trim, cream ribbon and an ivory oval pearl and diamante embellishment.  I will be making a small video showing the inside of this album in a day or so and also taking more photos when the light is better

A view of the inside of the album - all photo mats have a white reverse so notes can be added. The photo mats have pockets and may also be slotted into the side of each page

The very centre of the album, there is space for seven 6x4" photos and notes may be written on the reverse of each mat.

15 November 2017

Three Wise Men ....

I've had this stamp for a couple of years and its the first time I've coloured it in.  I used Copics pens and I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment.  I added guipure lace, 25mm white mermaid topped with a white wooden snowflake button tied with hemp twine.   My flower arrangement includes an ivory white magnolia flower, 30mm ivory wild roses inked at the edges, ivory white frosted berries, ivory/cream beaded berries.  The leaves were diecut and inked.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

14 November 2017

Sparkly tree card ....

A plain and simple card, white matted onto silver mirri card.  I stamped the trees  with a Hero Arts stamp then glittered with Stardust Stickles.  I added some 15mm Scarlet Berry Satin Ribbon topped with a 15mm clear sparkly button, tied on with ivory hemp twine

12 November 2017

Reindeer card ...

I coloured this digital image (Reindeer Games by Tiddly Inks) with Copics pens.  From The Ribbon Girl I added vintage sage organza ribbon, 30mm ivory wild rose, 6mm shiny red berries and a sprig of ivory/cream beaded berries.  I added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle  Sentiment is a LOTV stamp

close up of Wrynn with the reindeer
Cose up of the flowers and ribbon

Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

11 November 2017

Tea light Christms card .....

A tea light card using Maja papers.  I added 16mm burgundy satin ribbon, vintage style lace, 35mm burgundy roses, 20mm burgundy open roses,  frosted ivory white berries, ivory/cream beaded berries, white cherry blossom and green rose leavesirridescent flatbacks

A close up of the flower arrangement.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

5 November 2017

We wish you a merry Christmas ...

My card for the November Card Challenge over on the Ribbon Girl blog - I made a Christmas card using paper from the 'Time to Sparkle' mini pack, 16mm gold lame ribbon, 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim, gold twine, 30mm ivory wild rose, ivory large rose bud, ivory beaded berries, 6mm small shiny red berries, green rose leaves, 20mm ivory paper roses.

I coloured the image with Copics and the sentiment is a papertrey ink sentiment stamp
A close up of my flower arrangement

Paper, flowers, ribbon, twine are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

I hope you will be inspired to pop over to The Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge and join in and share your card, we'd love to see what you have been making.

I think I might have used far too many colours lol,  but here is the list of Copics used:
W2, E70, E74, E53, E51, E59, E57, E50, G82, YG67, R35, YR000, E01, YR00, E11, E71 

Thanks for looking, 
Mary G xx

31 October 2017

May all your wishes come true..................

Still practising with Copics, I coloured this very old Sarah Kay image which I bought second hand a few years ago.   I added Stardust Stickles to the frills on the dresses to add a little sparkle and some 5mm ivory s/a pearls (however, I've just noticed the 3 at the top right could be straighter!!)   I used Maja Design 'Enjoying Outdoors' 6x6 paper, lilac 15mm satin ribbon, 'Margaret' white guipure lace and a 15mm sparkly button.

My flower arrangement consists of a white daisy, purple Kort & Godt rolled rose, lilac starburst stamen, lilac two tone hip rosebud, 3 20mm lilac paper roses.  The leaves were punched from a sheet of Maja paper and I made the twirls by twisting the flower stalks around the end of a knitting needle.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

Penguin snowglobe card ....

A little snowglobe card made with white card and silver glitter card.  I added a couple of penguins from the pack of Christmas Glitter Stickers, made a bow with 15mm white satin topped with a white snowflake button tied with ivory hemp.  My flower arrangement is 3 of the white small blossom flowers with a sprig of tiny pearl cluster flowers on silver stems.  I finished off the card with some White Opal Liquid Pearl dots around the centre.   The sentiment is a very small Papertrey stamp and the die was by Papertrey as well

A close up of the penguins, such nice quality

thanks for looking ,see you soon
Mary x

20 October 2017

A Christmas memory book ...

A little Christmas memory book all ready to add photos to.  I used 'The Magic of Christmas'  papers from the 6x6 mini pack,  ivory hemp twine, green mulberry paper rose leaves, red 15mm satin ribbon, 'Allison' 16mm antique white fine cotton vintage style lace, 35mm burgundy roses, 30mm ivory wild roses, a white small blossom, ivory beaded berries and 6mm shiny red berries     

view of the back of the mini brag book when opened out

inside the little book, there are two smaller flaps and two pockets

a close up of the front of the album

Thanks for looking, see you soon
(I used the tutorial published on you tube by Laura Pressley Wright - Laura's Crafty Zone, it's very straightforward to follow)
Mary x

17 October 2017

A small 'brag' Book ...............

A mini 'brag book' made from one piece of 12x12 card embellished with paper from various Pion collections.  I added pink 25mm and 10mm roses, white small blossoms, green leaves and ivory beaded berries.  The ribbon used for fastening the little book and lifting the various 'pages' is Posy Vintage Style Seam Binding

The book opens to reveal 3 photo spaces

Inside the book, there are two smaller pages which open to reveal another space for a photo

Even more spaces are now available!

This is the reverse side of the book when it is fully opened, with more spaces for photos!

I really enjoyed making this album after I watched a tutorial on You Tube by the very talented 'Laura's Craft Zone'

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary xx

12 October 2017

Winter butterflies ....

'Winter Butterflies'

I haven't been playing with paper or fabric today  -  for a change I've been playing with acrylic paint, mod podge, bits of lace, old beads, wooden snowflake buttons, glitter and chipboard butterflies

Thanks for looking
Mary xx

9 October 2017

Ballet dancer .......

Cloth doll with ivory satin tutu trimmed with 6mm ivory flatback pearls.  Her little satin shoes are tied with 3mm ivory satin ribbon and her hair and the top of her bodice is adorned with 20mm ivory paper roses.

I used a pattern from Tilda's Fairytale Wonderland book
Ribbon, pearls and roses are from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary xx

7 October 2017

100th birthday card .......

A friend asked me to make a card for a special lady who is 100 years old today!  I made a matching box for the card too, and used Lemoncraft 'Daydream' 6x6 papers, 15mm and 25mm  pale pink satin, double row diamante/pearl flatback, 'Victoria' vintage style antique white lace, 6mm white pearl flatback pearls, pink large rosebuds, 20mm pale pink open roses, pink/pink berries, white/white beaded stamens, miniature white blossoms

thanks for looking, see you soon, 
Mary xx

5 October 2017

There's a little fox in the pumpkin patch!!

I made this little cloth fox from a pattern in one of the Tilda books and added sable satin ribbon and a heart shaped sparkly button from Ribbon Girl.  I've sat her in the middle of Andrea's hand made pumpkin patch (embellished with ivory hemp twine, cinammon sticks and various ribbons, tiny ric rac and charms from the store - there are little battery operated lights which give that corner of the kitchen a very autumnal look in the evenings :-)

thanks for looking
see you soon, Mary xx

1 October 2017

Magnolia ballet dancer card ....

The October Card challenge starts today over at The Ribbon Girl blog - 3 great prizes to be won and some FABULOUS inspiration by the design team and guests!!

   I coloured this older Magnolia stamp with Copics.  For my card I used:

I'm entering this card into Midweek Magnolias Challenge - Birthday
thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x