My Lovely Friends

Monday, 2 March 2015

Live & Love Crafts Challenge DT Card

Hello lovelies I'm a day late as I've been really ill then ended up with a migraine that was the mother of all migraines.........I couldnt even look at a phone screen without it causing lots of pain.
Anyway I dragged myself to my little hobbit last night & quickly made a card for our latest challenge over at Live & Love Crafts Blog which is a gorgeous one this month.......
Its an inspiration piccy so pop on over to take a peek & look at my teamies creations too ;-)
As I didnt have much time I went for a vintage image.......although tbh I really dont need an excuse use these & this one is one I truly adore sooooooo much.
Now I did have something else in mind as soon as I saw the pic but decorating & then ending up ill put a stop to it............however I will do it still just another day ;-)

Ok so the papers I used Maja Design 'Nyhavn' 'Sitting At The Dock' (my fave) & 'Romantic Lunch' (my 2nd fave). I've cut everything out using a Go-Kreate die & machine stitched all layers..........I was gonna skip that bbit with having little time but I just couldn't lol.

Both the leaves are from Noor Design Uk, they are my mostly used 0331 - Cutting & Embossing Leaves die & 0037 - Vintage Leaf Die 1.
All the flowers are WOC from LLC except the rolled one which is Kort & Godt.
There is also a 'Feather' under there as well & a 'Doily' both again from LLC.

The incredibly gorgeous image is Sagen & is a mix of images, mix of gorgeous images I should say tbh.
This was meant to have lilacs in as well but for some reason it didnt happen & I really dont know why???? MMmm thats a head scratcher as I love lilac in cards.......ok well at the mo I even have that colour in my hair ;-)

Ok something has cropped up so I will be back shortly to tell you about all the products used & links back to Sandra's store........yep nearly everything is from there....... Well come on why wouldnt I ;)

Thank you soooooooooo much for your continued support it really does mean the world to me.
Taake care lovelies, lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxx

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Card

Hi lovelies, how are you all? I'm running a tad late this morning........I actually had this card done thursday night but forgot to take pics & schedule it. Since then I've been busy decorating & then last night I was ill.............ill as a dog yuk.
So hence me being late this morning. Ok so as you know we've had to do cool colours this week. So I chose to make a Baby Card for a Boy........also I was commisioned to make one lol.
I've used the new Pion paper's..........although I was stuck between these & Pion's 'Sweet Baby' here & here in 6x6. Boy was that a toughie ;-) If you look though there are a couple of things from the Baby Collection ;-)
All papers have been stitched as always.

All the dies in the corner are from Noor Design UK , the scroll here is my favourite. Of course I've had to add yummy flowers from Sandra's shop..........I need more blue lillies though REAL soon.
Dies used are...........

I have to say I adore this gorgeous ribbon Sandra stocks & it cried out to be used on this baby card. Of course you cant have a baby card without an Angel ;-)

This is the inside, the square dies are spellbinders. This isn't a great photo at all but I couldnt get a decent one of the inside for some reason gggrrrr......... Sorry about the lighting but I wanted to show you the papers better although it doesnt show the true colours here :(

I lurve these gorgeous vintage baby pics from Pion, the letters are also from another sheet of Pion paper.

I also added a heart shaped button & a silver pram charm hanging from it. There are doilies, cheesecloth & beautiful lace also on this card. Of course as always links are at the bottom.
The tiny feet at the top I made myself.

I'm not too happy with this card so I'm gonna make another baby one & she gets the choice of which one she wants then.

Well I have a huge clean up to do today..........mess gets everywhere when decorating doesnt it lol.
Tatty bye lovelies, enjoy your weekend.
Come back tomorrow for our new are going to LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. Will catch up with email etc this afternoon lovelies.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Saturated Canary Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? We have sunshine up here by the sea, however its still rather fresh out there. I've just sent Natalie off to daycare wrapped up in scarf, gloves & blanket........that fresh nippy air aint getting to my lassy ;-)

Ok so I'm here to tell you about a new Saturated Canary challenge over on Facebook. Its Challenge 8 & the theme is............
...........talking of spring I have some of my bulbs coming through what I planted last year, even buds of flowers yayyyyyy.
Ok so here is my card with a hint of spring ;-)
I have made a Thank You card for the Alan Shearer Centre as we've got go a long journey so they are having Natalie overnight for us. We have never asked them for anything before, we like to do everything ourselves.......anyway a card & a tin of choccy's to say a HUGE thank you for being awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Some gorgeous lace 'Eliane' from none other than Live & Love Crafts. I also added doilies again from LLC.
Edging is a Martha Stewart PATP set.

The gorgeous papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 pad, I lurve this it so much I ordered another last week ready for when this one runs out lol.
I have used a spellbinder die for the top layer & I've machine stitched around all layers. Also added doilies on the inside.

This oh so gorgeous image which is my favourite from Krista, its her face, eyes & hair....LUSH!!
Ok so the image is from the New Year Bundle & this one is called 'May' obviously had to use her for the Spring Theme ;-)
She is coloured with Distress Inks & Markers for a softer look. I added a flower to her hand to add to the spring look. Also stitched around the edge with my machine.

The dies used for the leaves are Magnolia dies. The die used for behind the image is Joy Crafts 0147 Square Frame die. Also the banner at the top with the LOTV sentiment on is Joy Crafts 0386 Banner Die, both of these dies you can get from Noor Design Uk.
The flowers in the top corner are from LLC & the bottom corner flower is a Prima one from my stash.

Well I better go as I have Occupational Therapist & Builders due in a few minutes to go over the final details of the extension.........fingers crossed it starts in March.
Then its back to decorating after they leave & we have the rest of the wooden flooring to put down in the kitchen.......

Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by it really means a lot.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Post

Hi everyone I'm running mega late. I've been busy decorating the conservatory, weve been installing new window sills etc. Then today whilst things were drying I decided to start the kitchen.............yep gluten for punishment lol.
So of course I forgot about my DT project...........oops.

So its a new challenge over at Deep Ocean & this fortnight my lovelies its..........

Thankfully I did have this made. The lovely Christine of Paper Nest Dolls commisioned me to make her a gift bag using one of her lovely images.
This is one of the images she gave me.
I used some of my favourite Maja Design papers for this & used my favourite colours.........well ok one of my favourite colours ;-)
Papers are Vintage Autumn Basics No. 1 the top layer is the reverse side.

The flowers are Prima & I've added a Tim Holtz 'Memo Pin' & some 'Pearl String'.
The beautiful triple layer lace I got from Live & Love Crafts.

This is the reverse side of the bag. This is going on a table at the show so I've kept the back simple.
The small tag is from the same paper collection & the border at the top I cut from the same 12x12 sheet of Maja Design. 
The plaster frame I made myself using lightweight clay from Crafts & Me. The fabric flower is from a Prima flower & I added a wee bit of Pearl String again. The sentiment is from a stamp from my the bag was just intended for show I thought this kind of sentiment would be better.

Purple seam binding is from LLC & the white seam binding is from my stash. The flowers at the top are again Prima. There is also yummy CheeseCloth under there as well.

The super cute image is called 'Some Bunny Love Me' & I coloured her with distress markers. Isn't she a cutie pie & perfect for Easter or any other time tbh.
I also thought I would colour the bunny brown as you tend to see lots of them coloured white & well the last time I went Pets At Home there were lots of brown ones ;-)

Ok dies used are from Noor Design Uk & are as follows............
0163 - Swirl Leaf die (one of my faves)

Well I think thats it, this bag is actually on its way to Florida now..........hopefully nearly there by now. Fingers crossed Christine likes it IRL........have allso popped something else in there but will show you another day as Christine hasnt seen it yet ;-)

Ok I'm away now as its nearly midnight & time for my beddy byes as more decorating tomorrow lol.

Thank you for stopping by it means so much.
Tatty bye, take care my lovelies mmwah.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

By The Eiffel Tower

Hello everyone how are you all?
Well I'm here today with my DT make for Live & Love Crafts. This week Sandy set us DT girls the challenge to use the new Pion 'Paris Flea Market'.............oh its a tough job for us girls this week ;-) Now of course this isn't the first time I've used these papers but they really are sooooooo darn gorgeous........who needs an excuse.
Anyhoo's here is my creation........its VERY pic heavy so I will keep chatter down ;-) Links to items used at the bottom of the post.
I have had this idea to stand a Tilda stamp next to this Eiffel Tower since I first received these gorgeous papers...........I finally got around to it.

I rushed this last night after spending the day decorating & cutting wood & nailing wood panelling lol. I sat in my craft room at the night time, still in my decorating clothes making this lol.

As you can see I have made a gift box, I had no plan...........not even a picture in my head of what I wanted it to look like which is a first tbh. It all just sort of happened & thankfully came together & worked..........phew!!!

Lots of WOC flowers, dies & a Key Charm. You can also see all papers have been machine stitched.
There is also a doily under there as well lol.

A better look at the beautiful lace & shabby rose trim. I also added a strip of corrugated cardboard coated in gesso.

I lurve these postcards, I distressed the edges & inked them with Pumice Stone distress ink. I also attached a little 'Paris' Stamp cut from the same collection.
You can also just see some more lace under the postcard, its the same as the lace used all around the outside of the box.

I used my Martha Stewart PATP set for the edging on the top & bottom of the box.

This gorgeous Tilda is from the Magnolia Pink Ribbon Collection to raise money for Breast Cancer. I coloured her with Distress Inks refills & Distress Markers, then fussy cut her out.

At the top of the paper she is attached to I cut the sky off, shortened it a little, cut a fancy edge then layered it back on top using foam strips to give it a 3D sky effect.

I also attached a length of pearls along the bottom, some fencing, a lamp-post, butterfly cut from Pion papers & a resin corner.........I think that's it lol.

It didn't turn out too bad considering lol.
Well I have lots more DIY & decorating to do today...........there is a saw, nails & a hammer with my name on it ;-) Then tomorrow I have the whole family coming for tea including hubster's youngest brother, I'm cooking Beef & Ale mmmm. I will be ready for it by then lol.

Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by & for your lovely comments I really do appreciate it.
Tatty bye, hope you all enojy your weekend, take care lovelies. 
Lotsa hugs Vicky mmwah xxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering...............
Midweek Magnolia's - Pretty In Pink
Totally Tilda & Friends - Brights or Pastels (I'm deffo a pastel gal lol)
Lovely Hanglar & Magnolia - Lace & Pearls