21 February 2018

Birthday card for a 90year old lady ....

I used a LOTV 'Blooming Barrow' simply print image  for this pink birthday card and added the text before printing in a colour to co-ordinate with the flowers in the umbrella

 My floral arrangement includes ballerina blossom, exotic blossom, 30mm pale pink and 25mm pale pink roses, petite white beaded stamens, pink 20mm paper rose, tiny pink two tone rosebuds and a couple of sprigs of pearl cluster on a silver stem

 The ribbon for the bow is 25mm satin edge sheer and I have topped it with a 20mm pearl and diamante embellishment
The lace is Rosa Bianca white guipure lace

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

20 February 2018

Lovely poppies!!

I like poppies and when I saw this image 'Poppy Wryn'  at Tiddlyinks I just had to download it and get it coloured in - I used Copic pens for this digital image - the flowers were highlighted with a fine white gel pen

A closer look at the image.  I added 3 red s/a pearls from a sheet of multicolour 3mm pearls

I added 15mm white satin ribbon and 19mm 'Alice' white guipure lace.  I made a bow and topped it with a white daisy, red poppy and a red heart and a white leaf pin from assorted wheels of pins

Another daisy and more poppies, those daisy leaves will be back in stock in a few days time.  The background paper is from Echo Park 'This and That'

I would like to enter this card into the TiddlyInks Challenge - 'Give Love'  (heart pin in flower arrangement)

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

16 February 2018

You've gotta love a Westie ....

My favourite doggies - I love them (we have a Westie puppy, Miss Daisy, who is 17 weeks old and we had to say goodbye to our little boy Westie, Haggis, just over a year ago) so this image 'Annabelle & Puppy Love' from TiddlyInks is just perfect!   I coloured the image with Copics

I added shabby white ruffle trim topped with 6mm white pearl flatback trim adhered with 6mm double sided tape.  The ribbon is 38mm white spot/white organza topped with a pink gem/diamante oval shaped flatback embellishment. 

My flower arrangement includes pink and sky blue 20mm paper roses, a pale pink 30mm pale pink wild rose, green rose leaves and some petite white beaded stamens.  I popped a 3mm s/a flatback to the bow on the girl westie and on Annabelle
Copic pens used

I would like to enter this card into the Tiddly Inks Challenge ' give love'

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx

15 February 2018

Pink and Aqua Easter Card ...

I made this pink and aqua Easter card for a challenge where the theme was Spring and the card had to have an aperture - I diecut the centre from white card and then a larger circle from the patterned paper, making sure everything lined up by drawing feint pencil lines from the corners to find the centre correctly (rubbed out after card was finished)  The inside of the card has co-ordinating paper

My flower arrangement includes 20mm pink paper roses, aqua fabric blossom, white lily flowers, a large pink rosebud, green rose leaves and a sprig from a tiny pearl cluster on a silver stem.

The bow is made with pale pink Twinkle (it makes gorgeous puffy bows) and topped with a 14mm pearl cluster flatback.

I used Echo Park 'Spring' 6x6 papers.

I will enter this card into the members only Craft Addicts Facebook Group February Challenge

Thanks for looking, see you soon

11 February 2018

Buzzy-Bee birthday card ....

Couldn't wait to make a card which would show off the new enamelled bumble bee charms in the store.  I coloured the image with Copic pens and matted it onto toning card. 

I added Lyra white guipure lace, gold tiny ric, 15mm yellow gold satin ribbon, a bumble bee charm tied on with ivory hemp twine.

My flowers include 20mm yellow sun daisies, 20mm yellow roses, ivory petite beaded stamens, a white daisy and a couple of green rose leaves.

The background paper is from an Echo Park pad 'Magic and Wonder' and the image is 'Buzzy Bee Honey' from Polkadoodles

Thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

26 January 2018

Special card for a lady who is 102 years old ...........

A friend asked me to make a special card for a lady who will be 102 years old in a few days time - well actually, she asked me to make a card for a lady who will be 103 years old - late last night she contacted me to apologise and say she'd got the years wrong and could I change the card?  Phyllis was a neighbour of my friend Norma and I when we lived next door to each other in the very early 50's, My friend and I meet up once a month with my sister and other girls we went to school with and catch up and talk about old times - great fun!!  We're meeting tonight for a meal so the card had to be ready to hand over.  I didn't have time to start again, so instead I made an oval plaque with revised text and mounted it on a scalloped oval die  - here is the original card in mid-make, I had printed the sentiment with the digital image
 I had seen this digital lily image beautifully coloured by Andrea Tully and purchased one myself.  I coloured it with copics in pale pinks/pale lemon   I added 13mm pale pink 100% pure silk ribbon and some Charlotte Elizabeth white vintage style lace.  All of the edges were inked with 'gathered twigs' and I added a bit of sparkle with Stardust Stickles

 I made a nice bow with 32mm pure silk pale pink ribbon topped with a 15mm pale pink pearl and diamante embellishment

My flower arrangement consists of a 30mm pale pink wild rose, pale pink and some white lily flowers and a sprig of tiny pearl clusters on a silver stem

Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

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