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

22 March 2018

Card for a new baby girl ...



Baby card for a new baby girl.  I embossed the background paper and added  Jessica white guipure lace, and 38mm white organza ribbon.  The lace was topped with 10mm white double row pearl trim adhered with 6mm double sided sticky tape I tied the bow with silver twine and added two sparkly glass stars.  The flowers include a pink gardenia, pink hip rosebuds, pink lily flowers, green daisy leaves and two stems of tiny pearl flowers.  The sentiment was computer generated.



Thank you for looking, see you soon

Mary G xx

18 March 2018

Pink birthday card .....


For this pink birthday card I embossed some pearlescent card then added 55mm Monique white guipure lace topped with 6mm white flatback pearls.  I made a bow with 50mm pale pink Twinkle ribbon and tied it with silver twine.  On the ends of the silver twine I added two small butterfly beads and tied knots.

The flowers are a large pink two tone rosebud, a pink lily flower and a 30mm pink/white wild rose
thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

Wishing you a Wonderful Day ..............



The pearlescent background paper was embossed and I added 'Veronique' ivory guipure lace, ivory 25mm satin edge sheer ribbon and 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim.


I added 30mm ivory wild rose, 20mm ivory cream paper roses a couple of sparkly star beads hanging on ivory hemp twine and finished the card with two 5mm ivory self adhesive pearls in the top right corner

The sentiment was computer generated

thanks for looking

see you soon, Mary x

10 March 2018

Burgundy and pink birthday card


I used a Power Poppy image by Marcella Hawley which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added burgundy 20mm open rose, some autumn berries, white petite beaded stamens and burgundy red cherry blossoms.  The bow is 25mm burgundy satin ribbon
The ribbon, flowers, leaves and twine used to tie the ribbon are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

close up of flowers and leaves

the satin bow topped with burgundy cherry blossom

I will enter this card into the Power Poppy blog challenge which was to colour an image which had to include three colours similar to those shown below
 

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon

Mary G xx

7 March 2018

Fuschia birthday card ...


Birthday card using a digital image 'Molly' from Tiddly Inks which I coloured with Copic pens.  I added a fuschia pink 25mm open rose, 20mm pink paper rose, white spray, two tone pink large rosebud and a deep pink strawberry.  The ribbon is white 38mm Silky Crush topped with another of the 25mm fuschia roses and some fuschia shiny metallic twine.  Sentiment is by LOTV
Flowers, spray, ribbon, twine and all embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl

I would like to enter this card into the Tiddly Inks challenge for March

thanks for looking, see you soon

ps  if you can detect a bit of a wrinkle on my image, I stuck it in the wrong place and tried to reposition it - mmmmmm, should have started over I think but I will colour up this lovely image in a different colour in a few days time.

Mary x

4 March 2018

Mothers Day card




Mothers Day card with an image by Marcella Hawley which I coloured with Copics.  I added 15mm lilac satin ribbon topped with a deep lilac 20mm paper rose, tied with silver twine.  I added two small heart beads on the ends of the silver twine and sprinkled a few sequins on the top right corner.  The ribbon, rose, beads, twine and sequins are from The Ribbon Girl

See you soon and thanks for looking
Mary x

Butterfly Fairy card ...


Birthday card with one of the brand new digital images from LOTV due to be released tomorrow.  I coloured the image with copic pens and enhanced with glitter.  I added 15mm shocking pink satin ribbon, a deep aqua anemone, large pink rosebud, pink/pink beaded berries, a pink 20mm paper rose and some green daisy leaves all from The Ribbon Girl

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

3 March 2018

Pink birthday card ...


The image ( a very old Heather Ellis digital stamp) has been coloured with Copic pens and the background papers are digital downloads from Polkadoodles Celebration set.  I added some gorgeous 'Monique' white guipure lace and 25mm pink ribbon, topped with a 18mm sparkly button tied on with ivory hemp.  

My flower arrangement includes a lace applique flower 'Daisy', a coral pink exotic blossom, cherry blossoms, a sky blue 20mm paper rose, petite white beaded stamens and green daisy leaves


I added some small heart dangle beads for extra interest
thank you for looking and I'll see you soon
Mary xx


Blue and red birthday card


The image ( a very old Heather Ellis digital stamp) has been coloured with Copic pens and the background papers are from Maja Design 'Denim and Friends'  I added 25mm red satin ribbon, the bow was topped with ivory hemp twine and a red polka dot button.  At the bottom of the ribbon I added 19mm 'Alice' white guipure lace


My flower arrangement includes a gorgeous Lace Applique Flower 'Emily', a white daisy, red poppy, blue/white beaded stamens and green daisy leaves
 

a close up of the bow and button

Thank you for looking, see you soon, Mary x

28 February 2018

A Spring birthday card ....


The image after I had coloured it


A Spring birthday card in lilac.  The image is by Marcella Hawley at Power Poppy and I coloured it with Copic pens.  I added 15mm lilac satin ribbon on white xx guipure lace.  My flowers are a white 20mm paper rose, lilac/white hip rosebud, antique blue rosebud, rolled rose and a rose leaf all from The Ribbon Girl  

thanks for looking, take care in the atrocious winter weather and try to stay warm
Mary xx