15 December 2015

Winter birthday card ....

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'winter birthday' so I made this card for a friend of mine who has her birthday today! Happy Birthday Dawny!!

I used a LOTV artpad image, then added Blanche embroidered tulle lace, red satin ribbon, tiny red ric rac, a white daisy flower, two Kort and Godt white chrysanths, a couple of small ivory white rosebuds and 2 red hip rosebuds all from The Ribbon Girl  

I hope you will join in and that you are inspired by the PTW design team!
see you soon
Mary x

8 December 2015

Fun, fun, fun ........

Fun, fun, fun  .................... that's the theme at this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge and I hope you will be able to join in - there is a great prize for the winner.

I made a card for my little sister using a Pion image and I'm not sure where the background paper came from, sorry.  I added Monique white guipure lace, 12mm olive green faux silk ribbon, a white magnolia, white and mocha beaded stamens, small ivory white rosebuds, tiny red berries and a 20mm burgundy open rose   I added lots of stardust stickles on the image to make the snow sparkle!

We're looking forward to seeing you over at Papertake Weekly - there are some fabulous projects by the design team to inspire you!

Lace, ribbon, all the flowers and stickles are from

6 December 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...........

There's a new 'Card Challenge' over at the Ribbon Girl  blog and the theme is 'anything goes'  or 'it's almost Christmas' - I went with the Christmas theme and made a card and box set.   I used an image and papers from Pion and inked and distressed all the edges.

I added Amelia ivory fine cotton lace, Donna narrow cream cotton lace, ivory pure silk ribbon, small pine cones, tiny red berries, ivory white magnolias, white tiny rose buds.  I added sparkle with Stardust Stickles and the sentiment was computer generated.  The ferny leaves were punched with my good old Martha Stewart branch punch

I decorated a box with red loopy trim, Clementine lace, and a sparkly acrylic heart button tied with button twine

The challenge will remain open until  9.00pm UK time on Saturday 19th December and I hope you will have time to join in over on the blog

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Mary x

3 December 2015

Another sparkly tree decoration ......

This is for a special little lady for her Christmas Tree - if it looks familiar, I made a very similar one for her sister a couple of weeks ago

A sparkly bauble using a Pion image and paper with 12mm ivory faux silk ribbon, Starburst Rhinestone Embellishment, Silver Twine, (on the reverse is a 30mm brown wild rose, 2 ivory lace leaves, 2 small ivory rosebuds) and Stardust Stickles for extra sparkle    Each layer is die cut and built up using foam pads

Ribbon, bling, twine, flowers and stickles are all from

1 December 2015

Birthday card for Bob ...

The challenge at this weeks' Papertake Weekly is 'anything goes' sponsored by LOTV so I have made a birthday card for a friend who is 70 years old today!!  He has a little car similar to that one but a different colour and he wears a flat cap when driving it so this artpad image from LOTV was perfect.

I added 50mm faux hessian ribbon, maroon tea dyed cotton ribbon, a wooden clock button (time and tide wait for no man) tied on with some brown sugar bakers divine twine.  I used some Stardust Stickles for the hub caps and lights and finished the card with a 7 and 0 from the sparkly self adhesive numbers pack

Ribbon, twine, stickles, wooden button and s/a numbers are all from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

I hope you will be able to join us at PTW for this fun challenge, there are lovely projects by the design team to inspire you and there will be a great prize for the winner!

see you soon, Mary x