21 January 2018

One martini, two martini ................

This stamp really makes me smile - I've coloured Edna in green this time using Copic pens.  I bought the stamp from Dies to Die For when I was at the Copic colouring class in Brighouse last November

I added some glossy accents to the martini glass and popped some 4mm irridescent s/a gems to the top right corner of the card
 I have entered this card into the January Anything Goes Challenge at the Copics UK Group on Facebook
Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary xx

6 January 2018

Colouring practice ...

In 2018 I am hoping to improve my colouring skills and have resolved to try and practice with Copics pens a lot more instead of reaching for a ready coloured image!  All of the images above are from Polkadoodles and the one at the top (girl with tulips) was a free download :-) 

Thanks for looking, see you soon

29 December 2017

Happy birthday Andrea ...

I printed my digital 'Smile' westie and coloured her with Copic pens.  I added 7mm dusky pink satin ribbon, 10mm white square pearl flatback trim, a pale pink wild rose, 20mm pink paper rose, a pale pink lily and a sprig of tiny pearl cluster flowers on a silver stem.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

28 December 2017

Pink birthday card

A birthday card with a Magnolia image which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added some shocking pink Berisford satin ribbon, a 15mm clear acrylic sparkly button tied on with some ivory hemp twine.  The lace is 19mm Alice white guipure and I added a row of pink organza rose trim at the bottom of the card. I added some Stardust Stickles to make the ballet dress sparkle.  I finished the card with some 8mm white flower shaped self adhesive flatbacks

My flower arrangement includes a pink glass bead strawberry, a 30mm pale pink wild rose, pink cherryu blossom and a pink gardenia.  The leaves are die cut from a Lawn Fawn die set

close up of the ribbon, button, twine, rose trim and guipure lace.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley    

26 December 2017


A card featuring 'Smile' a digital image by Sheepski Designs coloured with Copic pens.  I added pale pink satin ribbon, white daisy flowers and Lyra white guipure lace. The sentiment was computer generated.

I asked the lovely Andrea Norris of Sheepski Designs (who we met at a Copic colouring class near Leeds earlier this year) if she would be able to make a digital image of a westie for Andrea and we were both over the moon at the finished image, just perfect.  Here is the link to the image called 'smile' image no 131from Andrea's etsy store 

Thank you Andrea Norris, and thanks for looking everyone,
see you soon
Mary x

14 December 2017

Anniversary card ....

For this anniversary card I used a LOTV 'simply print' digital image and added the text before printing so I knew it would all go together nicely.  I matted onto toning card and background designer paper, then added ivory silky crush tied in a bow and topped with an oval ivory pearl and diamante flatback.  My flower arrangement consists of a couple of 30mm ivory wild roses, a 20mm open rose, cream miniature blossoms and some paper rose leaves.

close up of the bow and diamante embellishment

close up of my flower arrangement   I use a hot glue gun to adhere flowers, bows and diamante embellishments

Thank you for looking, see you soon, Mary x

13 December 2017

Diamond anniversary card ....

I was asked to make a card for a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary very soon - what an achievement!!  I resized the downloaded LOTV image to suit the size of my finished card and added a sentiment, making sure I used an ink colour to suit the overall colour theme printed a digital LOTV image, adding the computer generated sentiment, then coloured it with Copic pens.  I die-cut and mated the image then added some 17mm 'Fiona' white guipure lace, 7mm silver grey satin ribbon and a 11mm diamante and pearl flatback

A closer view of the image - really useful because you can colour the flowers to suit the bridal/anniversary couple.  I added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle!

thanks for looking, Mary x

7 December 2017

Snowmen and penguins ....

I coloured the digital image with Copics and added plenty of Stardust Stickles, some aqua 15mm satin ribbon topped with a clear sparkly flower shaped button tied on with stretch silver twine.  There is a small snowman charm hanging beneath the ribbon

This digital image was also coloured with Copics pens then matted onto black and sparkly card.  The card was finished with some 15mm red satin ribbonb topped with a 15mm clear sparkly button tied on with silver stretch twine.  There is a snowflake charm tucked beneath the bow.  I added extra sparkle with Stardust Stickles

Ribbon, twine, buttons, charms and Stickles all from The Ribbon Girl
Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x

6 December 2017

Gift envelope ....

A gift envelope for a boy, but I still managed to add a snowflake button tied with hemp twine, some red 16mm saddlestitch ribbon and a tiny bit of silver twinkle tinsle!     There is a small pocket inside the card and I added a small magnet set so the lift up flap stays closed

thanks for looking

Mary x

Penguins on parade!

A cute card using a digital image by Andrea Norris which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added 25mm Aqua Sparkle Ribbon, midi white pom-pom trim and a white snowflake button tied on with some ivory hemp twine 
I finished the card with lots of Stardust Stickles for a bit of Christmas sparkle!

I'm entering this into the Christmas challenge at Copic UK Facebook Page
Thanks for looking
Mary x

23 November 2017

Meet Posie the rabbit ....

Meet Posie the cloth rabbit, a sister to Clementine ** she has a pretty dress made from a fat quarter, trimmed with 'Allison'  antique white vintage style fine cotton lace and Posie seam binding ribbon.  Her shoes are made from white felt with more ribbon and the little flower near her ears is Posie and Wavecrest seam binding ribbon.

**  This is Clementine the Rabbit the slightly smaller sister to Posie

Clementine the Rabbit is dressed in peach and her slightly bigger sister, Posie, is dressed in pink

thank you for visiting today, see you soon
Mary x

17 November 2017

Large Tri-Fold Photo Album ...............

A 10" x 7" tri-fold album with lots of pockets, photo mats and a waterfall photo section in the centre to accommodate lots and lots of photographs.  I embellished the front with  an ivory lace applique, 30mm pale pink roses, rose buds, ivory white ballerina blossoms, lily flowers, ivory berries and cream seam binding ribbon.  The spine has 10mm flower shaped pearl trim, cream ribbon and an ivory oval pearl and diamante embellishment.  I will be making a small video showing the inside of this album in a day or so and also taking more photos when the light is better

A view of the inside of the album - all photo mats have a white reverse so notes can be added. The photo mats have pockets and may also be slotted into the side of each page

The very centre of the album, there is space for seven 6x4" photos and notes may be written on the reverse of each mat.

15 November 2017

Three Wise Men ....

I've had this stamp for a couple of years and its the first time I've coloured it in.  I used Copics pens and I stamped the Papertrey Ink sentiment.  I added guipure lace, 25mm white mermaid topped with a white wooden snowflake button tied with hemp twine.   My flower arrangement includes an ivory white magnolia flower, 30mm ivory wild roses inked at the edges, ivory white frosted berries, ivory/cream beaded berries.  The leaves were diecut and inked.

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

14 November 2017

Sparkly tree card ....

A plain and simple card, white matted onto silver mirri card.  I stamped the trees  with a Hero Arts stamp then glittered with Stardust Stickles.  I added some 15mm Scarlet Berry Satin Ribbon topped with a 15mm clear sparkly button, tied on with ivory hemp twine

12 November 2017

Reindeer card ...

I coloured this digital image (Reindeer Games by Tiddly Inks) with Copics pens.  From The Ribbon Girl I added vintage sage organza ribbon, 30mm ivory wild rose, 6mm shiny red berries and a sprig of ivory/cream beaded berries.  I added Stardust Stickles for a bit of sparkle  Sentiment is a LOTV stamp

close up of Wrynn with the reindeer
Cose up of the flowers and ribbon

Thanks for looking, see you soon, Mary x