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