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

30 April 2018

With love on your special day .....

This card with pink roses is trimmed with 100% pure silk ribbon, vintage style fine cotton lace, ivory faux pearl trim, mulberry paper roses, daisy and leaves.

close up of the flowers and silk ribbon
A double tag with computer generated sentiment

Ribbon, flowers, pearl trim,  and leaves are all from The Ribbon Girl
This card is for sale in my Ebay store

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

28 April 2018

Beauty is in the little things

A greetings card embellished with an embroidered tulle butterfly, daisy, ballerina blossom, cosmos daisies, smooth berries, ivory wild rose, Oloroso seam binding and 'Iris' 15mm cream cotton lace, 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim and some daisy leaves.

Close up of the flower arrangement

Inside the card is decorated to co-ordinate with the front, with space for a personal message

This card is for sale in my Ebay shop

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

Lilac birthday card in vintage style .......

A vintage style birthday card trimmed with 17mm 'Laila' white vintage style fine cotton lace, 15mm satin edge sheer ribbon, 5mm flower pearl trim, white guipure lace leaf, ivory white and lilac ballerina blossoms, lilac small beaded berries and a stem of tiny pearl flowers on silver stem.

Close up of flowers and ribbon

Close up of lace and pearl trim
Thank you for looking, see you soon
Mary x

22 April 2018

Vintage style greetings card

I used my new X-Cut emboss/cut folder and an old Pion vintage image for this card.  I added 38mm ivory faux silk, 10mm ivory square pearl trim, white guipure lace leaves, pink large rosebud, white daisy, green daisy leaves and an ivory 30mm wild rose and some 3mm ivory s/a pearls to the centres of the cut-out flowers.  I think this would make a lovely frame for a photo.  This card is for sale in my Etsy Store

All embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary xx

7 April 2018

Thank you ....

 A thank you card for a friend using 50mm Twinkle ribbon, sparkly acrylic button, lilac roses, green leaves and a pretty white guipure applique leaf.  I added 3mm s/a ivory pearls to the centres of the butterflies,  all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G xx

2 April 2018

Lilac butterfly birthday card ................

Lilac card trimmed with white lace leaves, dark lilac 20mm paper roses, lilac/white two tone hip rosebuds and petite white beaded stamens.  The ribbon on the bottom right is 25mm lilac satin edge sheer, tied with silver twine.  I have added another dark lilac paper rose and a couple of small butterfly dangle beads to the ends of the silver twine. 
This photo shows the lovely butterflies which I've enhanced with 3mm ivory pearl s/a pearls.  

We currently have an 'anything goes' challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog and there are some lovely prizes to be won

Thank you for looking
see you soon,
Mary x

1 April 2018

Sending you happy thoughts ....

A greetings card with a lovely image from the digital Winnie Polkadoodles Celebrations 2 set with co-ordinating digital paper.

I added a pink daisy, pretty pink lily flower, blue/white beaded stamen, 65mm 'Louise' white guipure lace topped with some 6-row pearl trim (cut down to 4 rows).  The ribbon is 15mm dusky pink satin topped with a sparkly acrylic button tied on with silver twine.  The sentiment is from LOTV

I have made this card especially for The Ribbon Girl 'Anything Goes' Challenge and there are two lovely prizes, one from Nikky at  Polkadoodles and one from The Ribbon Girl  -  please pop over and be inspired by the other examples  -  we love to see what you have been making - and the challenge will run until 28th April so you've got lots of time to make something, and it doesn't have to be a card, it can be a card, tag, layout, bag, box - whatever you wish

see you soon, Mary x

Wishing you a peaceful and joyous Easter .....

An Easter card with vintage ivory fluted edge sheer ribbon, large ivory rosebuds, 20mm ivory open roses, a white lily flower and a white cosmos daisy.  

The butterfly centres are 3mm s/a pearls 

Flowers, ribbon and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl

Thanks for looking and I hope you will join in with the April 'Anything Goes' challenge over onThe Ribbon Girl blog

Mary x

25 March 2018

First Holy Communion card .....

I embossed the background and added 38mm white Phoebe guipure lace, 10mm square white pearl trim, 25mm blue satin edge sheer ribbon topped with a 30mm pale pink wild rose, pale pink lily flowers, tiny pearl cluster stems, 3mm ab flatbacks and a pretty diamante cross .  The sentiment was computer generated

This card is for sale in my etsy store 
(I accept commissions for similar cards with the name and date of the recipient, also for weddings, engagements, birthdays and new baby cards)

thanks for looking, see you soon