Monday, 30 May 2011

♥ City Crafter ~ I've been framed ♥

A found another new challenge blog (that's to me} called City Crafter and the theme is frames, sooooo, I made this card using 2 labels 4 nesties for my frame inking around all the edges. I used Papertrey mannequin die and music paper, made a rosette from felt and glittered it attaching it to a Melissa Frances glitter heart and some angel wings, also sentiment is from Papertrey "Love lives here"
some pearls, seam binding and a button, oh and the papers are from Prima :)

Off to link up
Marlou xx ♥♥

Friday, 27 May 2011

♥ My Little birds nest ♥

I bought these beautiful digi images from Beatriz Jennings, they are postcards and birds nests and I adore them :) I printed them out ... "on my new printer :)" and if you zoom in you will see the little birdnest embellishment I made myself using Maya road twine and beads :) I think these may be an option for my Etsy :) I added Prima papers stitched on machine and a Gracie pin with seam binding and a tiny birdhouse embellishment which was sent to me as a thank you for being guest designer for Mandy and Eileen at Lets Craft & Create :) the finishing touches were pearls and glitter :)

Have a lovely weekend
Hope those winds clear away, it's like winter outside (",)
Marlou ♥♥

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create "Dies to die for" ♥

It is dies to die for theme this week over at Let's Craft and Create :) and we all have a drawer full of them ... LOL .. well I have anyway :) I would be lost without my Cuttlebug and Wizard machines and I wouldn't mind a Timmy Vagabond ;)
I used 2 labels ~ 4 nesties to make a frame from chipboard and covered with Annabella paper by Prima, I die cut mannequin which is from Papertrey , covered in paper I have had years adding gold pearls to make a necklace.
I found Melissa Frances glittered chipboard hearts that I have had years, I couldn't believe it when I found them and added a paper rose from Viola, seam binding, a Gracie pin and stitched on background papers too. I spent a lot of time on this one, and im putting it in My Etsy :)

Off to link up
have a lovely evening :)
Marlou ♥♥








Monday, 23 May 2011

♥ Sew lovely no.2 ~ Lets Craft and Create ♥



Well I just had to create another "sew lovely" card for Let's Craft and Create challenge :) this is my favourite theme :) I have used Crafty Secrets stamps and Material girl "Cosmo Cricket" Paper, stitched altogether on sewing maching adding a button, pearls and Prima lace.
This card can be bought here ... if anyone is interested :)

Thanks for lookiing
Hugzz xx
Marlou ♥♥

Sunday, 22 May 2011

♥ Papertake Weekly "bloom & grow ♥

Papertake Weekly challenge is "bloom & grow", so here is my vintage shabby chic take on this challenge :) Base card is Kraft card, flowery paper, K&CO Bailey paper stitched on sewing machine. I layered and frayed a piece of burlap (from Viola, all the way from Singapore & the paper rose too) all the rest of tiny detail started off as a tag which is all altered with lace, angel wing {tea dyed}, gold pearls and Alice in Wonderland book page, the sentiment from my FAVOURITE!!! Papertrey Love Lives Here :)
Do you like my little vintage dolls house bicycle? :) :) I looooove it, im loving all the miniature dolls house collectables now since Viola inspired me :)

Off to link up
Hugzz xx
Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 16 May 2011

♥ Ribbon girls challenge ~ pinks & lilacs ♥

This is my very first time joining in The Ribbon Girl's challenge, always mean to , but just never get round to it, so here is my card using their chosen theme "Pinks & Lilacs" lovely colours :)
I used my Prima ~ Annabella papers for background, stitched on sewing machine, and used my new Crafty Secrets ~ materal girl stamps. Lilac seam binding {from Ribbon Girl shop} and one of my Gracie pins {with pinks and lilacs}, a little pair of satin angel wings with a button tied with jute and of course some pearls here and there :)
Do you like my little dress form? Miss Viola inspired me :) she has lovely props on her blog to display her gorgeous cards :) I even got her to get me a miniature screen just like hers and bought one of her beautiful cards to frame, so they are in the post all the way from Singapore :)
I have also ordered from Ebay a little black vintage bicycle, Viola uses a lovely white one, love meeting all these talented people from around the world :) and that includes Mandy :) who has inspired me loads, check out her lovely blog and challenge blog too :)

Off to link up
Have a lovely evening
Marlou xx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Sew Lovely ♥

Over at Let's craft and Create is "sew lovely" one of my faves!! So my new Crafty Secrets ~ Material girl stamps arrived from Papernpearls, they stamp AMAZING!!! I want loads more! ... LOL ... ;) Used my new 6x6 Prima Annalee papers and stitched around the blue paper and stitched on the lace. I stamped and cut out cotton reel and glued on a scissors button {its been in my sewing box for years!} I added buttons with pearls and a Gracie pin and used Lily white Doodlebug glitter round the main image.

Off to blog hop :)
Marlou ♥♥
Edited my picture :) with my new screen and bicycle :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

♥ Home & heart will never part ♥

Here is another creation using "my all time favourites" Papertrey, Love lives here dies and stamps .... I adore these sooo much!!! :) :)
Background paper is K&Co bailey paper {Mandy inspired me to get this paper, its her fave :) }
I paper pieced the little houses with 2 different papers and stamped sentiment onto kraft card , adding seam binding and a mulberry rose from Bunny Zoe crafts {bailey paper also from there} it was only £2.49 for 6x6 pad ... not bad eh ;)
Added pearls too "of course" :)

Enjoy your evening ♥♥
Marlou xx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

♥ Home is where the heart is ♥

My Mother in law has been at me for years to make pictures from my papercrafting, so apart from Cross stitched pictures in the past this is my very very first picture :) im well chuffed and shall be taking it along to Craft fair this coming Saturday at my Mum's Church :)

I stitched together 3 different types of paper from my stash and cut out little house with Papertrey .. Love lives here die set, and sentiment is from same line :) a little pair of angel wings with a stitched button and a pearl stone in the heart and ordered the mount online and this frame was brand new , so it wasn't being used, sooo though mmmm "why not" :)

I have another beautiful card that was sent to me from Mandy & Eileen from Lets craft and create and I just need to buy a frame for it, I bought the mount, so when its all framed up I shall post it up for you to see :)
Zoom in to see properly :)



Have a lovely evening ♥♥

Marlou xx

Friday, 6 May 2011

♥ Serenity Prayer ♥

I love this Prayer :) so I went and bought it from this lovely lady Deb from Etsy Papernpearls
She sells gorgeous handmade jewellery and Crafty Secrets stamps {which I have another set in the post from her ... :) ... Material girl}. Bought a few bits and bobs off Etsy recently, I could spend a fortune there I just love it :)
The blue paper is Melissa Frances, pink paper Anna Griffin, seam binding and a Gracie pin,
some lace and a little flower to add to finishing touches :)


Have a lovely weekend



Marlou xx ♥♥

♥ Royal Candy Winner ♥

Okey Dokey, I had a whopping "7" who entered my candy (",) .. ah well .....
Hubby picked no.5 .... Donna!!!! :) Email me your addy Donna and will send out to you as soon as , Thanks to everyone who entered :)

Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 2 May 2011

♥ Paris ♥



Got the sewing machine out again for this one :) im loving it!!! I stitched together 2 sheets of patterned paper and lace and stitched around kraft card too, using an Eifel tower stamp from Impression Obsession bought a few years ago ... "neglected" slap! slap! :) not any more love it!! ... LOL , also stamped a postal stamp {from same company} off edge of card and inked around with good ole versamagic white. Added seam binding and one of my Gracie pins to jazz it up :)

Hope you are enjoying the good weather
Hugzz Marlou xx ♥♥