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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Card - Happy Birthday

Hello & welcome to the weekend. I'm here today with my creation for Live & Love Crafts & Sandy set us the theme of using the new Apples & Berries........... Well I can tell you I have a serious addiction to these since Sandy sent us DT girlies them..........I think they have gone on about 90% of my creations. Its an addiction I plan on getting no help for lol, I lurve them soooooo much. 
They really are so pretty & sparkly.......I even struggle putting gesso on them so I dont ruin the sparkle lol.
Links to items used at the bottom of the post ;-)
I have used the gorgeous Maja Design 'Nyhavn Limited Edition' collection, these are so gorgeous & the colours are lush. I've inked the edges with Pumice Stone & machine sewn them as always. The shape of the card was made using a Go-Kreate die.

Ooooh I'm drooling just looking at this pic & seeing the gorgeous Pomegranate Apples & the gorgeous Beaded Berries.........seriosly peeps if you havnt got any yet....then grab them.....grab LOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've made a tag using a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die & the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is from a Stempelglede 'Just A Note' stamp set. I added a 'Key' Charm, some seambinding, a metal hanger & a gorgeous bit of bling for the centre of the bow.
I've used a Tim Holtz die for the Doily on the side. Inside is decorated with the same papers & has a normal doily.
I have used one of the new stamps from the Magnolia Sakura Collection. This one is called 'Tilda With Kneesocks' & I've coloured her distress markers & refills. I've also added fran-tage around the image, inked the edge & machine sewn it onto the frame which was also inked with Tattered Rose.
I also added Stardust Stickles to her Bow & also along the bottom of her dress.

If you look at the top corner I also stamped 'Carte Postale' from the Stempelglede 'Vintage Garden' stamp set in Versamark & embossed it with white embossing powder.

I've added beautiful lace & a shabby bark star, which also has a small rose & a Pomegranate Apple on. Inside the large Magnolia flower I cut off the stamens & added a Pomegranate Apple in its place.........I'm telling you it's an addiction ;-)
Under the flowers is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey & Feathers.

That's it from me today I'm taking my beautiful grand-daughter to her first dance class at dinner time with her mummy...........so excited, she lurves dancing. It's took her mum & dad so long to find a dance class for her age as most dont allow them to start til they are 4.

Sandra has a 10% sale in her store this Bank Holiday Weekend & has new goodies.....so pop on over & make the most of the sale. Oooh you could get lots of these gorgeous Apples & Berries as well as LOTS of other gorgeous products that Sandy stocks. Go on spoil yourself, you are all worth it ;-)

Take care lovelies & enjoy your weekend.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Time For Magnolia - Birthday Card


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Card - Bingo

Helloooo everyone, how are you all? I'm running a wee bit late with my post tonight. Its been one of those days where I've not sat down all day barely.......this is the first time my laptop has even been switched on today.

Ok enough babbling from let me tell you about the new challenge over at Deep Ocean this fortnight & its a fab one.........
Let's play some BINGOOOOOO...
........you can use any row or embellishements or any row of colours.........up to you. Important rule though is have fun ;-)
I went with the whole board of embellishments.........well it is me lol.
I have a couple of birthdays next month & the first one is my gorgeous daughter Natalie's on the 6th, I cant believe she will be 23. So this is off me & her dad, the 'Daughter' sentiment is from LOTV.

The doilies either side are from a La La Land Crafts 'Heart Doily Border' die, I've also used the 'Heart Banner' die, I layered it up & added letters from a Pion Sheet spelling out 'Love'.

Here is a piccy of the tag. I used a Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'So Wrapped Lovely' die. Added a Metal Coathanger charm, a scrap of lace, some Prima Vax Cord & some 'Shabby Seam Binding' both from LLC. The pearl centre is from my stash.

The image is a digi image called 'Ladybug Marci' from La La Land Crafts & I coloured her with distress ink markers & refills. The spots on her boots & shell & her antenna & hair ribbons I covered with Stardust Stickles.
Colours used are...
Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo - Skin
Worn Lipstick - Cheeks
Antique Linen, Walnut Stain - Hair
Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet - Clothes, boots, ribbon & shell.
I added pearl dots for buttons using a pearl pen. I fussy cut her out & placed her on foam pads & onto a Marianne Design die.

The idea for a pink ladybug I got from the lovely talented Tamara. Thanks for the inspiration sweetie ;-)
I have a few La La Land images coloured up, they just need cards lol, although one is already on a card what I made a while ago.

The bottom PInk Lace is from my stash & the top lace is 'Lace Adelaide' from LLC. The paper I've used is Fitsy Editions 'The Promise' 8x8, I inked the edges with Pumice Stone & machine stitched all around them. The shape of the card I made using an XXL Spellbinder die.
 Most of the flowers are form LLC & the other dies I've used are from Noor Design UK, 0370 - Ladybird Edge Die, 0163 - Swirl Leaf die & 0390 - Butterflies die.

Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations, they are stunning!!

Thank you for stopping by my lovelies. Take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx



Monday, 18 May 2015

All About Magnolia Challenge Reminder DT Card

Hellloooo everyone, hope you all had a lovely jubbly weekend.
I would like to say a huge thank you for the lovely comments on my last creation, they really do mean a lot to me. I have to say that I totally enjoyed making it :-)
Ok so I'm here today with a reminder for the All About Magnolia Challenge with the super duper easy theme of........
FLOWERS
.........how easy is that ;-) You have nearly 2 weeks to enter your lovely flowery creations.
I have used Maja Design papers for this card, I've used papers from 2 collections.....one of the things I love about Maja Design is that each collection can be mixed with each other.
Ok so the bottom layer is from the new Vintage Baby collection 'Sweet Little Princess 12x12' & the strip across the middle is from the Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 pad. All papers were machine stitched & the edges inked with Pumice Stone.

The edging is from a Magnolia Doo-Hickey Vintage Box Lacing Coffee die. The Maja Design paper & lace are from Live & Love Crafts.

The magnolia stamp is another form the latest Sakura Collection 2015, I lurve these soooooo much. This one is called 'Tilda With Flower Tiara' & I coloured her with distress ink refills & markers.
Colours used are....
Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany (cheeks) - Skin
Antique Linen, Walnut - Hair
Stormy Sky (marker) - Dress & Hairband
Worn Lipstick (marker) - Flowers in her hair
Weathered Wood - Ground
I also stamped a couple of Magnolia Postage stamps around the image & added some Shabby White Fran-Tage around the image as well.

As well as most of the stamps hubster got me form the new collection he also got me the new Magnolia Doo-Hickey 'Sakura Flowers Umbrella'  I cut them all out with white card & the flowers I inked up with Worn Lipstick & Milled Lavender distress inks, I then added a brad to each centre from my stash.

All the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts & the dies under the flowers are from Noor Design UK, dies used are 0163 - Vintage Swirl Leaf Die & 0158 - Floral Fower die No. 3 & 0331 - Leaves Die.
The sentiment is from the Stempelglede 'Just A Note' stamp set from Live & Love Crafts, I stamped it out in cocoa memento, cut in out using a circle die & then added a brad at the top & inked all around the edge.

Please pop on over to the challenge blog here & see my uber talented teamies creations & add your flowers creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx

Challenges I'm Entering......
Cute Card Thursday - Lovely Lace



Saturday, 16 May 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Creation- Just Blew In From The Windy City

...............the windy city is mighty pretty but it aint got what we got..........no sirree!
Hellloooo everyone, kinda got stuck in song there. I'm here today with my take on the theme Sandy over at LLC set for us. Now my movie is a favourite from my childhood, I used to watch this with my nan whenever it was on tv & I still love it. My nan & me would sit in her bedroom (she lived with me & my parents) glued to the tv screen, singing along to every song. My film is 'Calamity Jane', my nan loved Doris Day & I've watched this film so many times I know every song by heart lol. 
My fave song on it is Black Hills Of Dakota, lurve that one.
Anyways I thought I would make a wagon.......the horse isn't there as he's resting ;-)
Lots of piccies I'm afraid peeps...
It was hard at first think of what papers use but then it just had to be the new Maja Design Vintage Baby papers..........see they really can be used for anything........I lurve these!!
The window is my new Magnolia Doo-Hickey die, it was ltd edition but I tracked one down from USA & woo hoo she came this week

I've also used one of the new Tilda's from the new Magnolia Sakura Collection.......this one is 'Sitting Windy Tilda' & I coloured her with distress ink refills & fussy cut her out.
Hence the song I was singing............she really has just got back form the windy city ;-)
The fence is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey & I added a few flowers & apples to it.
I added a tiny bell to the door to act as a door knob. I also hung a Teapot charm. In the corner I made a little box with the border that runs along one of the sheets & added flowers inside it.
That top step I also cut form part of the bottom border on another sheet, it supposed to say Sweet Little Girl but I just wanted the sweet.
This is the back of the wagon with another view of that border. I hung a Horseshoe charm on this end & I added a resin birdhouse. I meant to make a little box of flowers for at the back but ran out of time.
I will try had another pic of the back later today so you can see the charm better.
I did both sides of the wagon the same. Everything got inked with Pumice Stone, papers & the shutters. I added a small 'Home Sweet HOme' charm from each little window box, some flowers & an apple.

On the top of the wagon I added organza rose trim, pearl string to each end & of course lots of flowers. Yes I also added berries & pomegranate apples. On the end there is a clay heart & the other side has a resin butterfly.
The die is an older Memory Box die, the white silk flowers are from my stash.
Each end I added Glitter Tulle Trim & I've added 2 lots of lace. The edge on the card & paper was made using a Melissa Frances punch.
Now the tutorial for this wagon I got from here, I modified mine a little, but I enjoyed making it.

It was hard to take pictures of this but will try get some better ones today in the daylight.
. I really enjoyed making this & this is gonna sit in my daughter's bedroom. 

All links to these fabulous goodies are below. Pop on over to Sandy's store to buy these delights & much MUCH more. Make sure you get some of these berrie's & pomegranate apples they really are so so pretty. I'm addicted to them, especially the pomegranate apples lol.

Enjoy your weekend lovelies, thank you for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.........
Ribbon Girls - Shaped Card or Anything Goes
Stamping SEnsations - Flower Power