29 March 2017

A vase of hellebores ....

I made this card especially for a charity card swap over at Card Addicts - my card buddy received it this morning so I can now share it on my blog .  I used Lemoncraft 'Heart Painted' papers, and a LOTV Simply Print 'Hellebores' image. 

I added 20mm pale coral paper roses and an ivory exotic blossom with some diecut paper leaves.  The bow is made from Posie Vintage Style Seam Binding and the trim at the right hand side is 10mm white flatback square pearl trim and pale ivory organza rose trim.

thank you for looking, see you soon
Mary x

Clean and simple card .....

Birthday card for my brother in law using Maja Design 'Life by the Sea' papers with ivory hemp twine and a silver colour anchor charm, white ric rac and white/black saddlestitch ribbon

Thanks for looking (did you notice there wasn't a single flower on this card EEK!! next one will have lots as usual :-)

Mary x

28 March 2017

Lollipop card ..........

My very first lollipop card  - I used a LOTV 'Hellebores' simply print image diecut and matted onto card trimmed with 25mm ivory frilled lace.  I stuck the paper straw on with my glue gun, then added 3 layers of sticky pads around it for support.

I decorated the card with 30mm pale pink wild rose, ivory/cream miniature blossoms, Allison antique white lace, 7mm shocking pink satin, and pink ric rac

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

25 March 2017

Easel Card with Drawer and tutorial

I've never included a tutorial before so I hope I havent missed out an important stage.  Please ask if I haven't explained it correctly. 

 An easel drawer card using Maja Design Sofiero 6x6 papers and the co-ordinating Shades of Sofiero 6x6 papers with 6mm white flatback pearl trim adhered with 3mm double sided sticky tape, 25mm pale pink open roses, pink hip rosebud, blue/pink forget me not flowers, and 15mm satin edge pink sheer ribbon.  The leaves are diecut from the sage green paper in the Shades of Sofiero pack.

I have decorated the drawer front with a couple of leaves and some white miniature blossom flowers 

This is how I made the card:

this will become the box into which the drawer fits

this will make the drawer

this will become the front of the easel card

this will become the 'easel' part of the card

You need to adhere something across the top of the box so the 'easle' can comfortably sit behind it when it is opened by the recipient.  I used some 6mm flat back pearl trim

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

Easter basket ...

An Easter basket made with Maja Design Sofiero 6x6 paper pack - one sheet for the basket and a couple of strips from another sheet for the handle.  oops the little butterfly (cut from Maja paper) looks as if it is lapping up some nectar from the flowers!  My flower arrangement includes a pale pink ballerina blossom, 30mm pale pink rose, pink hip rosebud, white miniature blossoms and a pink anemone 

The handle is decorated with white double row pearl flatback trim and the sentiment is from LOTV

Instead of ribbon, I used 'Prudence' pale pink lace to tie a bow

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

14 March 2017

Monochrome Easter Card ....

Ive been wanting to make a monochrome card for ages, and managed to get one done at last.  I used cream coloured pearlised paper and I diecut the background, then embossed and diecut a small square to which I added another square with a scallop edge. I used sticky pads to give a bit of dimension.   
I got the cross die from the papercraft exhibition at Harrogate on Saturday and.  The flowers are diecut from a Magnolia die and the tiny ones are punched.  The leaves are also diecut and shaped.  I added a bow of cream vintage style seam binding, some cream miniature blossoms and 5mm and 11mm ivory pearls.  The sentiment was computer generated 

a close up of the centre and the flowers

This photo shows off the embossing nicely.

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

13 March 2017

Another Easter egg box ....

Another decorated Easter egg box to take 4 Cadbury creme eggs - I used yellow spot 12x12 paper for this one, a simply print image from LOTV 'A cart full of sunshine' , leaves diecut and shaped from Maja 'Vintage Spring' 6x6 pad.

My flower arrangement includes some ivory hemp twine, 3 yellow paper roses and a couple of white miniature blossoms.

The ribbon is yellow/gold Berisford 15mm and the trim is 25mm ivory frilled lace

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

12 March 2017

Pretty Easter Egg Box ....

As a change to an ordinary chocolate Easter egg, I have decorated a 4-egg egg-box using Maja Design 'Vintage Spring' 6x6 papers,  LOTV simply print image, pale lemon satin ribbon, ivory frilled 25mm lace, ivory hemp twine, yellow paper rose, white cosmos daisy, white 20mm paper rose and white miniature blossoms

View of the top of the box

View of the scrumptious creme eggs!

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

9 March 2017

Blooming Barrow Birthday card ....

Birthday card made with Maja Design 'Sofiero' papers, LOTV 'Blooming Barrow' image, 25mm satin edge sheer ribbon,with a sparkly glass heart tied on with ivory hemp twine.  The right hand edge of the card is trimmed with 25mm white frilled lace and the left hand side is trimmed with 10mm ivory daisy flatback pearl trim.  Lastly, I added flatback self adhesive pearls

Flower arrangement includes pink daisy, white cosmos daisy, 20mm pale pink paper roses, tiny white blossoms, pink/pink beaded stamens and leaves made with white paper and vellum, diecut and coloured with chalk inks

A close up of the gorgeous sparkly heart

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon!
Mary x

7 March 2017

Double fold card ....

A double fold card using Maja Design 'Sofiero' images ' on 'Vintage Autumn' papers - I find that it's very easy to use papers from more than one Maja  6x6 pad and still get a good result.

I added 10mm and 5mm daisy pearl flatback trim adhered with 3mm double sided sticky tape, a bow of pale pink 25mm satin ribbon topped with an ivory oval pearl diamante embellishment.   **there is another 'Sofiero' image on the inside of the card which hasn't been photographed :-(

My flower arrangement includes a lilac exotic blossom, small lily, 30mm wild rose, pale pink 25mm open rose and a lilac/white hip rosebud.  The leaves were diecut from vellum and coloured with chalk inks

Thanks for looking and see you soon
Mary x

6 March 2017

A new adventure ...

I actually used Maja Design 'I Wish' Christmas paper for this card because the colours went so well with the LOTV Simply Print image 'A new adventure'     I made the poppies with white paper coloured with chalk ink and added mulberry brown rose, medium terracotta rosebuds, white/ivory beaded berries, a toadstool pick, ivory hemp twine, white cosmos, pale green leaves.  The ivory leaves were diecut from green card.  The card was finished with a Scrapiniec Chipboard banner

closer look at the gorgeous image

thanks for looking see you soon!
Mary x

5 March 2017

Birthday card for a special lady ....

Birthday card for a friend I worked with for many years - she will celebrate her 80th birthday the week after next - Mary N is exactly 12 years older than me and we share not only the same name but the same birthdate!   I used some of the new and gorgeous!! Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6x6 paper pad - the image is cut from one of the two sheets of images included in the pack.  I added some off white/ivory organza rose trim and 38mm pale pink faux silk for the bow.  I have adhered some 6mm white flatback pearl trim to the top of the card

I used 25mm, 20 and 10mm pale pink open roses and white miniature blossoms for my flower arrangement.  The leaves are diecut from vellum paper (the vellum was a gift from a lovely blog friend)  coloured with chalk inks, I also die cut some leaves from white paper and coloured in the same way.

I hope you will all join in with The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge over on the blog as I'm sure you will be inspired by the fabulous cards from the very talented DT and GDT ladies.  There are some lovely prizes to win

Id like to enter this card into:
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ (For a special lady)

4 March 2017

Decorated box ..

A box made with white card decorated with Galeria Papieru 'Game of Colours !! Green  I made some paper roses and rosebuds from white paper and coloured them with chalk inks.  The leaves were also die cut, coloured and shaped.  I added golden seed beads to the centre of the rose 

The side of the box and the lid were decorated with rosa bianca guipure lace and rose petal pink seam binding.  

I popped in a bow of seam binding, some tiny white pearl flowers on silver stems and some white miniature blossoms to finish off my flower arrangement

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon
Mary xx