Wednesday, 29 June 2011

♥ Spotlight Artist ♥

Just popping in to say I was amongst the spotlight artists over at City Crafter Challenge :)
Im well chuffed as I haven't won this type of award before :)

Have a lovely evening

Marlou ♥♥

Monday, 27 June 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Tag #2 ♥

I just had to make "another " tag ... LOL ... hope you are not tired of them, cause im loving making them :) entering this one for a 2nd go at Let's Craft & Create challenge :)

Used this time my new Bailey tag pad from K&CO, Maya road chipboard house covering and sanding with different papers , adding a tulip applique from My Etsy and a pearl heart also from My Etsy, sentiment, good ole Papertrey, LOVE THIS SET!!! :) :)

Have a lovely "humid" day {I jest... LOL )

Marlou ♥♥

Sunday, 26 June 2011

♥ City Crafter No # 1 ♥

City Crafter's challenge this week is to use the No.1 or the word "First" somewhere on your project :) The prize is a banner from Viola Mahr ~ how cool :) :)
I made this New home card for a couples first home together :) I did the sentiment on Microsoft word and chose this lovely font , printed it out on Prima paper and cut out with label nestie. The little house is Maya Road which I covered with papers and embellished, added it all to a K&CO tag and then layered onto main card, adding some seam binding :)

Zoom in for details :)

Have a lovely evening ♥♥
Marlou :)

Friday, 24 June 2011

♥ Ribbon Girl's Challenge ~ Pink & Cream ♥

I made another tag :) inpsired me by entering Let's Craft and Create :) This one is for The Ribbon Girls challenge to use Pink & Cream {which are my main colours} adding a little green :)
The bird is cut from shapeabilities and a pearl for the eye :) added a little flower applique {from Etsy} some cream lace was stitched on and I made a nestie frame with labels 4 and oval and behind it if you zoom in picture is some of my Alice in Wonderland vintage novel paper {some in my Etsy, my book is running out (",) ... lol ) And seam binding to finish off :)
This will be listed in My Etsy and comes with glassine bag as an alternative to an envelope :)

Have a lovely weekend
Marlou ♥♥

Thursday, 23 June 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create "Tag it" ♥

This fortnighly challenge theme over at Let's Craft & Create is "Tags" :) I bought this little tag mini journalling K&CO book a long time ago and of course "never used it" soooo got it out and started to decorate one of the tags from it :) I used Beatriz Jennings paper across centre, covered a little Maya road chipboard house adding Angel wings {have some for sale in my Etsy, if anyone is looking for some} and added a little applique flower bought from Etsy :) The sentiment is from Paper Fashions etc fabulous sheets of digital downloads they have and I added pearls and seam binding and lace and just inked around the edges :)

Hope your week is good
Marlou :) ♥♥

Monday, 20 June 2011

♥ Shabby Tea Room ~ Classic patterns ♥

This is my first time entering The Shabby Tea room challenge :) hope my card fits in?
My background papers are from Beatriz Jennings, looove those polka dots :) little house is from Maya Road, which I covered and inked and put lace behind the tiny window, the roof is gingham paper {but hard to catch on my camera} adding a pearl heart {from my Etsy} and a pearl stone. The tulip applique is from My Etsy and added seam binding and leaf pins to finish :)

Have a lovely evening ♥♥
Marlou :)

Monday, 13 June 2011

♥ Love lives here ♥

A little 4x4 mini card today :) using MME stitched on machine paper, the bird image is from Melissa Frances card stock stickers which I added glitter around edges

Love lives here stamp ~ Papertrey and one of my own little birds nest which are for sale in Etsy, in sets of 3 :) ♥♥

Have a lovely evening

My computer is doing my head in its soooo slow!!!

Marlou xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

♥ Frosted Designs Challenge ~ Stitching on card ♥

Well this challenge from Frosted Designs is right up my street :) as I adore stitching on paper/card :)
My background papers are from Beatriz Jennings, which I stitched them altogether and the main vintage image is a cardstock sticker by Melissa Frances, {a bargain I picked up on Etsy}
I glittered all around the image and added pearls and seam binding, this wee card is only 3"x4"
a cutie ... I think anyway :)

Have a lovely evening
It's my Dad's 2nd Anniversary tomorrow, so im feeling sad, miss him with every inch of my heart, parents are precious, we don't realise what we had until they are gone :(

Marlou ♥♥

Thursday, 9 June 2011

♥ Little shabby chic cherub cushion ♥

Well im thoroughly enjoying the beautiful fabric I bought off Etsy :) this fabric arrived yesterday, it takes about 2 weeks to arrive and I think it was well worth the wait :)

Took me couple of hours to put this little hanging pin cushion together. I machine stitched most of it apart from the handle , bell, and rosette flower and button embellishment I made and stitched on. Added another cherub, I have one left {total panic... LOL} soooo the nice lady from Etsy is posting me another dozen {not free ... LOL}

The gingham ribbon is East of India :)

Have a nice evening

This little cushion including pins will be listed on My Etsy later

Hugzz xx

Marlou ♥♥

Ps..... some stamps for 50p to clear if anyone interested, I want all new stock, so few other things reduced to £1 aswell :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

♥ Let's Craft & Create "The 4 Seasons" ♥

It's my favourite challenge time :) Let's craft and create :) were the theme this fortnight is "The 4 Seasons" Mine is spring, using my main image {digi download from Beatriz Jennings} her images are amazing!!! I added in pearls to nest image and one of my own handcrafted birds nest too :) Stitched card and lace, added seam binding and My Gracie pin :) Sentiment ~ Papertrey.

Have a nice evening
Marlou ♥♥

Saturday, 4 June 2011

♥ Little cherub pin cushion ♥

I think most of us crafters are totally inspired by the very talented Melissa Philips :) Well I know I certainly am from I first started my blog {4 years this month} . Well Melissa has been making the most beautiful little hanging pin cushions and I decided to buy some yummy fabric off Etsy, loooove their fabric and I got stitching and adding lovely lace from Mandy and the cherub I bought too from Etsy and the burlap from Viola, adding seam binding and wooden buttons, Gracie pin and couple of plain pearl pins I thought this isn't bad for my first attempt :) ... you can let me know your thoughts :)
ZOOM for better view :)

Have a lovely evening
Marlou ♥♥

Friday, 3 June 2011

♥ Vanilla cupcakes ♥

Hi all :) first of all im sooooo delighted as I won Andrea Budjack's candy :) :) if you haven't visited Andrea before, go and check out her amazing creations :) awesome work!!!
I bought these digi downloads from Made by Janet, another shop on Etsy to check out :)
basically added Prima lace, spotty paper, seam binding, gingham {East of India} ribbon, and one of my Gracie pins :) oh and some "glitter" :) Please click on picture for better detail :)

Have a lovely weekend
Marlou ♥♥