23 May 2018

Celebrate today ....

I dont usually mix pink and lemon but I thouoght it went well with this lovely paper.  I distressed and inked the edges of the paper, then made tags with scraps of the paper and added the greeting with a Papertrey stamp.  I used 40mm and 30mm roses plus 25mm Veronica ivory flat lace topped with 15mm pink satin ribbon and 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim.  I added an applique guipure lace pink heart with bow and central pearl and a couple of ivory pearls in the bottom right hand corner

close up of the flowers, ribbon, lace and pearls

The pink heart with bow and pearl
Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary xx

18 May 2018

Watercolour roses birthday card ...

A birthday card made with one of the LOTV digital watercolour images, you can make them any size you need, so very useful.  I added the text before printing it out.  I added a peach cottage rose, 20mm peach open rose, 30mm ivory wild rose, orange blossom flowers, ivory cream miniature blossoms and a big bow made from apricot sugar sprinkles ribbon.  Down the right hand side I added Rosa Bianca guipure lace topped with some irridescent s/a flatbacks.  I finished the card with Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle

The image is really nice and LOTV have two more watercolour images of roses to choose from

Close up of my flower/ribbon arrangement

this is the lace with the addition of s/a fatbacks
Thanks for looking, and I'll see you soon,
Mary G xx

Toby to a 'T'

I couldn't resist this brand new digital watercolour image from LOTV - it's my grand-dog Toby to a T - I've included a photo of himself so you can compare :-) I added the text, ribbon, ric rac and flowers from The Ribbon Girl

I added 25mm brown satin ribbon, a white daisy, white cosmos daisy and a peach 20mm open rose plus some tiny ric rac all from The Ribbon Girl
and here's the handsome boy himself, Toby having a cuddle off my son

thanks for looking, see you soon

15 May 2018

Birthday Blog Hop for Lili of the Valley ...........

Edited to say 'the blog hop is now closed and LOTV have announced the winner' 
Lili of the Valley are celebrating their 14th birthday - how time flies!!  To celebrate, I've made a birthday card using one of their super quick and easy 'Simply Print' images. 
I added a two tone 30mm lemon yellow wild rose, white daisy, white cosmos daisy, blue beaded stamens, green daisy leaves.  I trimmed the card with 25mm Veronica ivory flat lace and 25mm pale lemon satin ribbon.
Flowers, lace, ribbon, pearls are all from
As part of their 14th Birthday celebrations I hope you will join in with this LOTV blog hop. Start with Marianne and then follow the link on her blog to the next blog. Make sure you leave a comment on each birthday post to be in with a chance of winning a £10 LOTV voucher
So, please join in the fun and you can visit the Lili of the Valley website here – www.liliofthevalley.co.uk"

Thanks for looking and enjoy seeing all the lovely creations by the very talented LOTV design team

see you soon, Mary x

8 May 2018

Scallop top pink birthday card ...

A shaped card for a change using a stencil to draw the outline of the card. The sentiment is a papertrey stamp

 I added pale pink satin ribbon

My flower arrangement includes hite daisy, pink dog rose, pink/pink wild rose,  green rose leaves.  I trimmed the bottom of the card with 23mm ivory pearl trim, and then added pearl dots with white opal liquid pearls all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

This card is for sale in my Ebay store

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

6 May 2018

Christmas card with pink roses ...

A Christmas card with 40mm pink tea rose, 30mm  pink/dark pink wild roses, rose leaves, hip rosebuds and pink blossom flower.  The card is trimmed with 55mm Emma ivory guipure lace and 6mm ivory flatback pearls adhered with 3mm and 6mm double sided sticky tape.    The poinsettia was diecut from pink pearlised card and topped with an 8mm ivory flatback pearl
close up of the guipure lace and pearls
The 40mm tea rose, pink/dark pink wild roses, blossom, 20mm open rose, leaves etc

This card is for sale in my Ebay store

Thank you for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

5 May 2018

With love today and always ....

A blue card today, the little tag on the front reads 'With love today and always'  The card is trimmed with 35mm 'Tuscany' ivory guipure lace with heart shaped design, ivory faux silk ribbon topped with blue and ivory mulberry paper 30mm wild rose, 30mm blue wild rose, a white lily, flowers, blue beaded berries.  I cut and embossed a small butterfly and trimmed with faux pearls

close up of flowers, bow and tag

close up of 35mm Tuscany ivory guipure lace

This card is for sale in my ebay store

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G x