Friday, February 26, 2010

'I'm Late' for "Valentine's Day' so I'm left with 'paper roses'.

The time has come for me to get this blog on the move.  I started out with great intentions in January but have had too many things to distract me since then.  I decided it had to be done before the second month of the year disappeared, so just scraping in. 

I want to say a very big Thank You to Sue (my lovely Stampin' Up lady), who has helped me to work out some of the finer points of blogging including making a watermark for me today, and also to Karen for her tutorial on watermarks. 

As to the title of this post, well I did have this Valentine offering done in plenty of time, but alas, no one to give it to.  I have cased this from one I saw here last year and finally got to make it.   Sharon always makes beautiful cards and her blog is really great with plenty of new interest all the time, and she has the most divine ribbons.

This second card was another one that I 'cased' - this time from one by the wonderfully talented  Kelly Lunceford at .   I admire her work so much and have to pop in regularly to see what she is up to.  Love those concertina circles -  use them all the time.
When I realised that I had missed the 20th Birthday of a niece in England, I knew exactly which card I was going to do.  I just love anything to do with Alice in Wonderland, and the words on the front of the card are some that I seem to use quite often (if only to myself!).   I have to say this card was very, very late, but hopefully it has arrived by now.

My third card is all my own work (thank heavens, I hear you say!).  I have done quite a few 'step/stair' cards for special birthdays and they are really enjoyable to do.  This one is for the 90th birthday of a friend's special Auntie, so I do hope she likes it as they are a bit different from the normal run of cards. 
This card is pretty much a total SU effort.  I used the stamp set Fifth Avenue and watercoloured the roses etc., using some Twinklings, which give a bit of sparkle.  I have to say that it looks better in real life - my photography is not crash hot - the colour of the back rose is actually the same as the middle one.

February was a busy month in our family for birthdays and here are just a few of the cards I made.

Another step/stair card with a fairy theme:

Followed by yet another step/stair for Princess Lily.  SU Pretty Princess used on this one.

Most young children love to see their name on cards so sometimes I get to play with my pens and ink.

 That's about all I have to show today but hopefully I'll be back soon with the next batch of cards.


Sue Madex said...

Mary it is so nice to see your cards. They are just lovely. I love all the detail on your stair cards. And given how many belated cards I always seem to end up sending - might have to get myself some of the Alice in Wonderland supplies! I look forward to visiting your blog regularly. Cheers, Sue

Margie May said...

Mary - The beautiful card you made for my Aunt's 90th birthday was a real winner. She wouldn't let go of it for ages and kept admiring your lovely work and made sure everyone had seen it and said "it was handmade my Marg's very clever friend Mary". Thank you so much for making it for me to give her on her special birthday.
Love Marg

Margie May said...

Mary, thank you so much for making such a special card for my Aunt's 90th birthday. She really appreciated it and kept telling everyone that it was 'handmade by Marg's clever friend Mary'. It was a real winner and I appreciate very much the care you put into making it for her special birthday.

Love Marg