26 April 2015

A buzzy bee .....


A buzzy bee card featuring a very cuteTilda with her bee costume on having a well earned rest after collecting lots of pollen - I coloured this with Copics then added lots of Stardust Stickles to the wings.  I added a cream 40mm daisy, silver colour bee charm tied with natural hemp twine. some cream/ivory loopy trim tied in a bow and a 5mm self adhesive pearl in the centre all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk    The sentiment is a LOTV stamp and the papers I used were from October Afternoon Fly a Kite pad

This is my card for this weeks Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge over on the blog http://www.ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/ and I hope you will have time to pop over and be inspired by the lovely projects made by the design team.  There are two great prizes for the randomly drawn winner comprising Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl



I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

21 April 2015

Cute as a button .....


The challenge at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'cute as a button' and I've used an image from the LOTV Toddlers artpad with LOTV designer paper.

I added pale fuschia sheer ribbon, pale pink loopy trim, a pink polka dot button tied with ivory hemp twine and a white leaf pin from a wheel of pins.

My flower arrangement includes a pink/pink gardenia, pale pink cherry blossom, pink/white beaded stamen, pink starburst stamen and Ive also used two gorgeous ivory guipure lace leaves - so pretty!

I finished my card with Stardust Stickles and all paper edges were distressed with deep pink ink

I hope you will be able to join in the challenge, looking forward to seeing what you make and there is heaps of inspiration over on the PTW blog

see you soon, Mary x

12 April 2015

For a new baby boy ....



 My card for the Ribbon Girl 'Everything Goes with an Image' challenge - I have used a LOTV artpad image from the Toddlers set with LOTV Shabby Shack papers

The bib itself was cut on the silhouette and I covered the front and the inside with LOTV papers then inked the edges with hawaian blue ink.  I drew faux stitching on the edges and placed the 5mm pearls to resemble poppers.

I cut the image and mat on the sizzix machine and used foam pads to raise it up slightly, again, the edges were distressed with hawaian blue ink

I added  blue tiny pom pom, pale blue loopy trim, pale blue tiny ric rac, 20mm dusky blue open rose, pearls from Sea Charm 5mm Mixed Pearls all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will find the time to pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog to see the fabulous projects made by our talented design team - you can make anything you like AS LONG AS THERE IS AN IMAGE ON IT, it can be any image at all, preferably hand coloured by you, but any image is acceptable.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

see you soon, Mary x

7 April 2015

To have and to hold ......


The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is
Sketch or Take Your Pick sponsored by Lili of the Valley.   I chose Sketch and made a wedding card for a friend based on Sketch #99

The image is from a LOTV Artpad 'True Love' matted onto LOTV 'Mr & Mrs' background papers.  I added white Wedding Bells lace (see below) and then using some 3mm sticky tape I added 6mm flat back pearl trim




I used a punch to make the corners a little different, then added some white 'Wedding Bells' vintage style fine cotton lace, a white flower from a pack of 'colour it yourself' white dahlias, with a bit of Stardust Stickles,  WOC 10 and 20mm pale pink open roses, tiny pink rosebuds all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I added some Stardust Stickles to the flower centres and the image and the sentiment was computer generated

I hope you will be able to pop over to Papertake Weekly to be inspired by the lovely creations by the design team and we look forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

5 April 2015

Pastel colours ....



My card for todays Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - I made a shaped card and used LOTV 'Always & Forever'  papers and one of my favourite images from the 'Beautiful Blooms'  artpad.  I inked the edges then applied the stickles

I added pink satin ribbon, mixed pink prettyblooms, Stardust Stickles, a round sparkly button and some pink Divine Bakers Twine  I used the wire stalks I cut off to make the twirls.  The inside was decorated to co-ordinate with the front.

As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our good friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl


There are some fabulous cards to inspire you over on our blog and I hope you will find time to pop over and have a look and we look forward to seeing your cards!

see you soon, Mary x

31 March 2015

18th birthday card ...



It's a sketchie free for all over at Papertake Weekly today - I've made an 18th birthday card and I used Pion papers then added ivory silk ribbon which I twirled over the top of 'Jacqueline' ivory vintage style cotton lace; 30mm ivory open roses, ivory large rosebud, white ivory cherry blossom, white lily and tulip.  I popped two bark hearts into the flower arrangement and added a 20mm flower pearl and diamante embellishment and a pearl princess pin to the silk bow




I made a co-ordinating box to which I added more Pion papers (this piece is actually from a Christmas set :-), then I added an ivory lace corner, 30mm ivory wild rose and edged the sides of the whole box with 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim
I hope you will join us at Papertake Weekly - my team mates  have made some fabulous projects to inspire you and as usual, there is a wonderful prize!

see you soon, Mary xx

I'm so excited - I've just learned that I've been lucky enough to be chosen for the new Lili of the Valley Design Collective team!! and I'm looking forward to working with so many super talented crafters!! 


29 March 2015

Anything but a square ...




This is my shaped card for the March Magnolia Only Challenge 'Anything but a square'  over on the Ribbon Girl Blog  -  I hope you can pop over to see the fabulous creations, the design team joined this week by our guest Tracy Payne have really excelled themselves yet again!


The prizes will be
a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl


a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden 

 


I'm really looking forward to seeing your project!

see you soon, and I hope you all remembered to change your clocks!  
Mary x

17 March 2015

Happy ....


The theme at this weeks Papertake Weekly is 'happy .....' so as I need a number of male birthday cards for next month I thought I'd better get cracking.

For this one I used the delightful image from LOTV Artpad and also their lovely design paper.  I added a bark star, natural/brown 16mm saddlestitch ribbon and a small piece of brown sugar Divine Bakers Twine all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will be able to pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful creations from the design team and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

see you soon

Mary x

10 March 2015

A girlie birthday card ....


This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is to make a card for Mothers Day or for a special female so I made this birthday card for my daughter in law to be (don't worry, she doesn't look at my blog :-)  All edges were distressed with weathered twigs ink

I used another very pretty and very ueseful  LOTV image from the Summer Blooms artpad and also LOTV background papers.  I added 17mm white cotton Laila vintage style lace, lilac 15mm satin ribbon, a pink daisy, a 10mm deep pink rose, pink/white beaded berries, a bark star and some 5mm pink self adhesive pearls all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will find time to pop over to Papertake Weekly be inspired by the fabulous creations from my teamies and join in the fun - great prizes to be won as usual!

see you soon,
Mary x

8 March 2015

Everything goes - with an image ...


We've got a new challenge over on The Ribbon Girl Blog   called 'Everything goes - with an image' the theme is BIRTHDAY - so you can use any image you like - so long as there is an image you can submit cards, boxes, decorated candles, gift sets, anything and everything!  The theme for this challenge is 'birthday' and our design team have made some lovely projects to inspire you.

For my happy birthday bauble, I used LOTV papers and the happy bear image which I coloured with inktense pencils.  I added  half a 70mm acrylic bauble, ivory, pink and blue 10mm roses, tiny vintage pink blooms, 5mm crystal bead string, a medium pink gardenia, 7mm pink satin and 38mm pale pink organza ribbon

I hope you can join us over on the blog, prizes include a stamp of your choice from the lovely generous ladies at Lili of the Valley and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl

Mary x

3 March 2015

Hand made flowers ...


Todays challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'Go as you please with the option of adding hand made flowers' so I made this chrysanth by stamping my new Tim Holtz flower stamp 3 times and colouring with inktense pencils.

I cut the three layers out, omitting some of the petals on each one then stacked them together.  I used a Magnolia die and a Noor Design die for the leaves.  All edges were inked and I added some of the lovely 'Amelia' fine cotton vintage style lace and some honey gold 15mm satin ribbon both from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will have time to visit Papertake Weekly - the design team made some fabulous projects to inspire you and as usual, there is a super prize for the winner of the challenge so why not pop over now!

see you soon, Mary xx

1 March 2015

Add flowers ......


Wow, 1st day of March already - time is flying past.  Its the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge today - we'd like to see flowers on your cards - what could be easier :-)  I chose this lovely image from LOTV Artpad and the paper is from their Antebellum pad - just gorgeous!

I used a small white guipure lace butterfly, Margaret guipure lace, deep rose silky crush ribbon, dusky pink tiny ric rac, pink daisy, tulips from a mixed bunch, pink pretty blooms, pink pretty blossom and pink WOC lily flower

As usual we have two fabulous prizes, the first is a stamp of the winners choice from our generous friends at Lili of the Valley who have some beautiful images to choose from, and a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner of the challenge
You can use any image you like as we know you all have your favourites and we're looking forward to seeing them on this 'go as you please' challenge - cards, boxes, projects of all kinds!

Looking forward to seeing your cards!
Mary x

24 February 2015

Take your pick - I chose cool colours .....




The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is
Take Your Pick sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.
choose from these or use as many as you like!Sketch #98 or sketchie free for all
Colour - cool colours from the colour wheel 
Technique - masking - make a scene using 2 or more images
Product - use kraft card

I chose to make a card with cool colours - greens and lilac

The image is from a LOTV Artpad matted onto LOTV 'Timless Victorian' papers.  I used some 38mm sage green organza ribbon and some 15mm white daisy venise lace.


My flower arrangement includes a white daisy with the centre removed and replaced with a 15mm round lilac diamante embellishment, some lilac/purple beaded berries, a couple of white/lilac hip rosebuds.  The leaves were punched from the background paper as were the little lilac butterflies

I hope you will pop over to PTW to be inspired by the wonderful creations from the design team - and we look forward to seeing what you have made for this fun challenge - something for everyone!

see you soon

Mary x

18 February 2015

Thinking of you ...



This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'bingo' and I chose ribbons, diecut and blooms.  I used this charming image from the LOTV artpad and papers then added pink daisy, baby pink cherry blossom, pink sweetheart blossom, Amber white polyester lace and pink satin ribbon all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will pop over to Papertake Weekly and check out the fabulous creations by  my teamies - we look forward to seeing what you make

see you soon, Mary x

15 February 2015

Ivory and Cream ......


The February Colour Challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog is 'ivory and cream' and I used some of my lovely Pion papers and added cream satin ribbon, 6mm flat back ivory pearl trim, 'Flora' cream guipure lace, 20mm and 10mm ivory open roses, pearls from 3mm Chocolate mix.  The sentiment is a stamp by Riley & Company

We are sponsored by Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of 2 sets of dies as shown in the photo and a £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl store




I hope you will have time to pop over to the blog and be inspired by the fantastic projects the team have made!  We look forward to seeing your projects

see you soon, Mary x