My Lovely Friends

Wednesday, 28 September 2016


Hello everyone.
I know you dont normally see me on a Wednesday night but I've made a card for fun........yep no order, no DT, just for the pure pleasure lol. 
Actually my lovely talented bloggy friend Gina set a new challenge over at Fussy & Fancy & I really wanted to make a card for that challenge.......

The challenge is Favourite in some ways its a toughie as I have lots, however I do have some VERY firm favourites.......see if you can guess them ;-)
Ok so 5 very firm favourites are........Maja Design paper (of course), Magnolia stamps & dies, Distress Inks,  Lace & Flowers.......

I've used Maja Design Summertime 12x12 papers from Noor Design UK, all layers have been inked & machine sewn (another favourite thing to do). The card shape is done with a Go-Kreate die.
The stamp is Magnolia 'Pizza Spinning Tilda' & I stamped her onto Fabriano watercolour paper & coloured her with distress ink refills & markers. The pizza I stamped twice & layered up with foam pads to give dimension.

I've added a 'Firework' die here as I think these are fab & could go on any card. Underneath are 2 envelopes from Doohickey club kit 9.......another favourite of mine now is collecting these :-)
I've also added a doily & cheesecloth underneath. 

I added a Kraft Mini Bag to put 2 Magnolia Tags in with sentiments from Stempelglede's Just A Note stamp set. The seam binding is from my stash. The blingy button is from Noor Design UK called 'Button Marie'. The flowers are also from Noor Design UK.

I've added Magnolia Doohickey 'Surfing Leaf' & cut it from Summertime sheet 'Greenery'. I also added Magnolia 'Celebration Lace' die. I've also added one of my favourite dies from Magnolia which are the swirls......
The image is cut with Memory Box stitched Oval die & you can also see lace peeking out there lol.
I also added a bit of shabby white frantage around the image.

Well that's it from me but I will be here Friday with my last card for La La Land Crafts.
So until then, tatty bye & thanks for stopping by.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Fussy & Fancy - My Favourite Things (Maja Design paper, Magnolia stamps & dies, flowers, lace)
Midweek Magnolia's - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Noor Design UK DT Cards - For The Men In Life

Hello everyone how are you all?
I'm here today with not one male card but 2.....yes 2 male cards!! I think I'm sickening for something........yep I'm ill ;-) Just kidding ;-)
On both of these cards I have used papers from the same collection, Pion Mr Tom's Treasures.....these make male cards so much easier :-)
My first one is using an image from Mr Tom's Treasures.........all links to items used will be at the bottom of the post.
This image is perfect for the males in our lives, especially our fathers & grandfathers ;-)
The base of my card is Kraft card but all other card used for matting I used Pion Design Palette.
All papers & image have been distressed & machine sewn around the edges.

I love these sentiments they are perfect. I punched a hole in each corner & added eyelets, string & a Tim Holtz clip to hold them in place.......... Can you also see the Kraft Pocket there peeking out a little....

Its to hold this tag inside, maybe you could something special on here just for that special fella in your life........maybe tell them how special & loved they really are...

This is the inside of each card, these postcards are perfect for adding to the inside for a place to write your message

My 2nd card features a stamped image.
Distress ink refills & Markers used are....
Skin - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose & Candied Apple for Cheeks
Hair - Antique Linen & Walnut Stain
Walking Stick - Vintage Photo
Suit, Hat & Shoes - Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke & Stormy Sky is used for the blue

I have used Edwin from Magnolia Little London Collection & while I do have the phone booth stamp, I've been waiting to use this Scrapiniec Telephone Box. I did originally ink the whole thing with Fired Brick distress ink but then changed my mind & painted the bottom layer with white gesso instead......I also added small clear foam pads in between the bottom & top layer to add some more dimension. Behind I used Little Darlings Fancy Squares dies.....the larger part I used the half piece you get in the set to make it larger ;-)
Top left is a bingo card form the Pion sheet & I added a Pen Nib to the top......because I've added a silver charm to the tag on the right side I wanted the pen nib to I embossed it with silver embossing warned it gets very hot!!
On the right picture you can see the pocket peeking out & you can see a charm & the words 'My Father'.......

I added a tag again with one of the 'Images From The Past' sheet, I trimmed it down to fit on the tag as I really love what it says on it.........The car I think is something Edwin would drive dont you think ;-)

I made cabochons with the circles you get on Mr Tom's Tags Sheet, on the left I made a clock cabochon & on the right is a gentleman that looks a lot like Edwin.......complete with hat & stick lol.
I added banners on both using Little Darlings Stitched Flags die.

I really enjoyed making these male cards, think it helps when you have fabulous products from Noor Design UK.
Speaking of the store........have you seen the totally yummy new products Tracy has added...well grab yourself a cuppa & a biscuit & pop on over here to browse all the new products....including new whimsy stamps here.

Thanks for stopping by, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes (Edwin card)
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes (Edwin Card)

The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:

Monday, 26 September 2016

DT Call

Hi everyone, how are you? Hope you had a super duper weekend. 
I'm popping on quickly to remind peeps about a DT Call over at 
All About Magnolia Challenge
If you would like to be part of this fabulous DT & love Magnolia products then make a creation & add DT after your name. Go here to enter.

Tatty bye lovelies, take care
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Friday, 23 September 2016

La La Land Crafts DT Card

Helloooooo everyone well its friday yayyyyyyy time for the weekend. Though dont think we will be doing much this weekend as my youngest son & my daughter are not well........think sunday may be a jammie (pyjama) day lol.

Ok so here I am with my DT card for La La Land Crafts & this week the challenge is Anything Goes with Glitter.......this challenge made me sooooo happy lol.
When I got my doohickey club kit volume 11 the lovely Camilla made a tutorial to make a Lollipop here is my first Lollipop Card & I soooooooo enjoyed it.
Thank you Camilla <3 p="">
I used Maja Design papers from the Nyhavn collection.  The heart by the larger flowers I made myself using light clay....

I used the LLLC Stitched Circles & used one here to place the sentiment from which is also from LLLC. Behind there I cut out 2 LLLC Heart Doily Border dies & behind those is a paper doily.

Added 2 flowers & used some leaves & a bit of bling for extra sparkle. I laced the flowers & leaves with stardust stickles. The sentiment corners also got the stickles treatment.
You should be able to see the sparkly bits on this piccy :-)

I wanted some larger handmade flowers on this but dont have any LLLC Flowers dies so I used my imagination & made 2 different type of flowers using the Stitched Circle dies & then added Heart shaped pearls to the inside.....I'm really pleased with how they turned out & add to the shabby chic feel. So you dont need flower dies to make flowers ;-)
The seam binding & Button are from Noor Design UK.

On the back I decided to change the design. Usually the back you would write the message but I thought the front might get a bit squished when you write your message. So I made a pocket ;-)

So the pocket is made up with Stitched Circle dies, 1 for the bottom & half for the bottom pocket. The stamping is with a Stempelglede stamp & the little sentiment under the tags is from Little Darlings older sentiment stamp. I also stamped a bit of the stamp onto the tags & added pink waxed cord. So it has somewhere to write a message without squashing the front ;-)

La La Land Crafts products used ....
Rubber Stamp

Dies used

Well thats it from me hope you like my Lollipop card, I certainly enjoyed making it & will definitely be making more ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, take care & enjoy your day & weekend.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone I'm running a wee bit late with this one oops, my bad, sorry peeps :-(

Its time for a brand new challenge over at Deep Ocean Challenge & this fortnight its soooooo easy so no excuse not to join in.......
..........told ya it was easy ;-)
This is your prize from Marianne Design

Ok I've had quite a bit going on this last week or 2 & totally forgot about my DT make.......however I do have a couple of cards that I have never blogged. This one was a commission I made back in May for a Ruby Anniversary in June.
Ok I will try my best remember what I used. I know the papers are all Maja Design, the red ones are from the Gift For You christmas collection, this is one of my favourite collections & my utter favourite christmas collection.......lots of it can be used all year that kinda paper ;-)

The Scrapiniec is from Noor Design UK as are some of the flowers, all the flowers are WOC.

The centre is made up of 2 hearts together.......its love at its best, the big heart (aka the man) embracing the smaller heart (aka the woman). For the hearts I used my spellbinder dies.
I added a sentiment across the centre from LOTV, I used a Banner Die & then cut out & layered up some small hearts.

Inisde of course is decorated. The lace was from Live & Love Crafts, the leaf dies are from Noor Design UK & the flowery round die is a Memory Box die.

Please pop on over to look at my teamies creations also the GD creations....believe me they will knock your socks off.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Take care & enjoy your day.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx