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Friday, 1 August 2014

Double DT Card for 2 Challenges

Hello everyone how are you?  I'm sitting here writing this post wondering whether to ring the hairdressers once they open (its currently 8.30am) & see if I can get hair chopped off today...........I'm extremely nervous about it but excited to get something different & have a whole new look..........if they can fit me in that is lol.

Anyhoo's lets get onto a fabulous new challenge over at Live & Love Crafts Blog, your one stop shop for all things Vintage & Shabby Chic and of course beautiful. We have kept it simple this month as we know everyone likes more family time this time of year & most of us have done less crafting. I certainly have lol. Ok so the easy peasy theme is.............
STITCHING, real or faux
.........super easy for me as everything goes through my sewing machine anyway lol.
Also we have a brand new challenge over at A Creative Romance which is......
...........I myself love bike riding in the nice weather, kids certainly do so I think this fits fun in the sun too ;0)
I decided to make something I havn't made since they first came out, a Book Card. When I first made one there wasn't even a tutorial out for them, so I resorted to my original way of making this.

As there are a lot of pics I will leave all links at the bottom of the post. Pics can be enlarged if you click on them. The 'Daughter' at the top in the resin oval I cut from the Pion sheet, right at the bottom where it says what collection it is..........well dont want to waste it lol.
This is the inside of the book card.

I have used a 'Postcard' from this Pion sheet & then added the sentiment from this Pion Sheet.

I made 2 pockets on the left side & added tags into them. The white tag is a Magnolia doo-hickey & the rest I cut from the Pion sheets, Tags 12x12 & Images 12x12. I also added a border along the top from Pion Borders 12x12.

Down the centre I cut another part of a border out. It reads...
'A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart', isn't that lush!!
This is the back which I have kept simple apart from a Pion Border, a Joy Crafts die cut in half to act as brackety things top & bottom & of course my badge for the centre. The Personalised stamps to do this you can get from Bunny Zoes, I got mine when I first started crafting & it adds that finishing touch to the back of your creations. Besides you always want them to know where it came from & who lovingly made it ;0)
This is the spine of the book & I just added a 'Nameplate' thingy form my stash, I've had these forever & cant remember where they are from. 'My Precious Daughter' I cut from the borders.
This little border I cut from 'Baby Doll 6x6' & it reads 'A daughter reaches for your hand and forever touches your heart'. I have used the Joy Crafts die cut in half on the front as well though you can only see parts of it lol.

The stamp is of course Magnolia 'On The Road Tilda' & I cant believe its took til now to ink this little sweetie up :0( I have coloured her with distress markers.
However I have only realised when loading my post that I havn't finsihed colouring the flowers in her basket & she has no rosy cheeks :0( Better get right onto that!!!
The gorgeous butterflies I cut from the Pion Borders 12x12 sheet. Inked them with walnut & then covered them with Crackle Accents.
Its hard to see in the pics but I stamped the card so the pages looked as though they had print on, I didnt want a blank book lol.

Last pic now I promise. The photo's dont show how much prettier it is IRL, gutted about that as this I am actually pleased with..........that my friends is a rarity. 

List of ingredients used.............
Pion 'My Precious Daughter 12x12................papers used are..
Pion Baby Doll 12x12
Pion Alma's Dress 12x12
Pion Borders 12x12
Pion Tags 12x12
Pion Images 12x12
Cheese Cloth
Shabby Bark Heart
Kort og Godt Rolled Roses
WOC Flowers
Crown Sphere Pin
MF Petite Frame
Shabby Pearl Rose Organza Trim
Shabby Ruffle Trim
Rhinestones Lace
Flat Backed Pearl string
All of these I got from Live & Love Crafts.

Well thats it from me I'm off to the hairdressers this afternoon.....yep I booked an appointment & luckily they had a wee space for me. Now feeling nervous lol.

Did you stay up last night to buy the new LOTV stamps, I sure did, although I was really good & didnt buy them all........ Had to save some money for my hair lol.
I've got my grandbabies tonight woo hoo............which means a wet nannie at bath time lol......well its easily mopped up & whats more important.......FUN FUN FUN!!! ;0)

Thank you soooooooooo much for stopping by.
Hope you all have great weekend, for us in the UK its a long one as its Bank Holiday weekend wooooooo hoooooooooo.
Tatty bye & take care mmwah



Stunning and beautiful box card Vicky just love all of gorgeouness beautiful colour's and design have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow, a beautiful and stunning creation Vicky. Can't wait to see you new 'Do' :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Vicky this is stunning so much work and detail I love love love it!! Have a lovely weekend
Kevin xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is as awesome as ever sweetie. Hope you are happy with your hair do.
I didn't think the B/Hols was until 25th here in the UK. I thought it was just Ireland and Scotland this week.
Have a good weekend and evening with your little one's.

Beth Brovold said...

OMG Vicky!!! This is just OVER THE TOP GORGEOUS!!!! I have been scrolling back and forth here...not wanting to miss a single detail!!!!! Would take me forever to list all the things that I LOVE about it so I'll go with those that I don't...hmmm...there's nothing on that front!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it all!! Enjoy your relaxing time at the hairdresser and have a WONDERFUL time with Grandkiddies...bathing them is SO MUCH FUN!!
Take care,

Chrissy said...

STUNNING Vicky..inspiring and gorgeous..I love every inch of this book card.


Unknown said...

Wow, what a stunning creation! So much gorgeousness on it. Don't think anyone would have noticed the missing colouring.
Very brave having a shorter cut. Hope you're happy with it but I think you'll look just as fabulous with shorter hair. Debra x

Sandra H said...

Vicky your card is stunning and did you get to the hairdressers? x

Nicolette said...

Gorgeous creation!! Love it all!

Sharon said...

This is stunning Vicky. I love the adorable Tilda an so much gorgeousness with the embellishments. Love this project.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Linda Levoir said...

Beautiful project hon, I love a pic heavy post lol. Hope the hair comes out well, I get more nervous at the hairdressers than the dentist sometimes! :) xx

Jeannie said...

Another beautiful creation Vicky.x

Unknown said...

Jeez Vicky...did you spend as long writing up the post and linking to the products as you did actually making this card? It must have taken ages with all these details. Do yourself a favour and smack on an Inlinkz collection next time, that'll save you a huge amount of time! :-)

Many thanks though for the detailed post and a stunning project.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts