My Lovely Friends

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Live & Love Crafts DT Card - Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Hello everyone you have me today instead of the lovely Becky, yep the lucky gal is on her Jolly Holly-days ;0)
So the theme this week was to use the new Pion Days Of Winter papers.........let me tell you these are soooooooo darn gorgeous & 100% drool worthy mmmmm.
Now originally for my card I had actually used another LOTV image but when I was about to schedule last night I saw Tracy had used the same image lol...........great minds think alike. Luckily I ALWAYS have LOTV images coloured & at the mo I have a few crimbo oones too ;0)
I lurve blues on christmas cards, I have to say its probably one of my fave crimbo colours...........I even have blue & silver on my crimbo tree lol.
Can you see the beautiful lace.........I could spend ages looking & drooling over the laces that Sandy stocks........I wish I had the money to buy it all & lots of it lol.
I added lots of frantage to this card, shabby white on the Bark Star. On the snowflake edge I used Shabby Blue & the little Snowflakes I used Shabby White. I also added Gesso here & there. For some reason the fir cones have come up very dark in this pic :0(

This is the inside, I have not put anything there to write on yet as I wanted to show you the gorgeous scene, isn't it soooooo pretty!!! I have inked the edges with pumice & as always machine stitched all the layers.

I made a banner myself using a LOTV sentiment stamp & a scrap piece of Maja Design paper. I also added Gesso around the edge for the snow effect. The little bottle I added micro beads in, its what I call magical christmas dust & I attached 2 very small bells ;0)

 I have used the same technique the lovely Elise uses on some of her cards. I have used LOTV 'Snow Family' which is one of my favourite crimbo stamps tbh, I love this one soooo much!! I stamped the image with Versamark then embossed with white powder then coloured with distress markers. Its a bit like coloured a lightened image when doing the no lines effect so I recommend having a stamped image next to it for comparison. Of course I also added lots of glitter.
I made tags from the small images, these are both Magnolia Doo-Hickey tags & I've added Pion images to both as well as seam binding, lace & of course a charm on each ;0) Of course the tags slide into a small mini bag. There is also a doily under there some where :0/ The sentiments are both LOTV 'Christmas Handwritten Phrases'.
All links to products used are below. The small lace I used for the tags is called Lace Petite.

Sandra has re-opened her gorgeous store today, go pop on over to see her fabulous newly designed website..........I had to take a peek before doing my post. Its gorgeous & suits the style of the shop to a beautiful just like the stuff she sells.
Go on have a good shop.........especially if you are like me & are now suffering withdrawal from the website being was like being without the internet, being without caffeine............being without craft stuff!!!!!!! arggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!! Its ok though as its back online.......phew I can go get my fix now;0)

Okie doke I'm away now, sorry I have run late today we've had a builder here to do measurements for my daughters bathroom............yep that will teach me to schedule wont it...
Tattty bye & thanks for stopping by mmwah.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx


Challenges I'm Entering...............
LOTV Monthly Challenge - Christmas In August (my fave stamp from last year)


Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Vicky. This was one of my favourite stamps las year and probably this year too. Hugs, Carol S,xx

Fiona said...

wow...absolutely stunning Vicky.


Sharon said...

Wowzer Vicky, this is fabulous. I love the image and the embellishments are stunning alongside the adorable image.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
hugs Sharon. x

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing and so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

This is just great - you've put in such a lot of work! Thanks for entering. x

Dena said...

Sooooo gorgeous Vicky! I love how you did Elise's technique, it looks fabulous!!! Your details are amazing and I'm with you on the laces at Live and Love Crafts, they are super gorgeous!
Hugs, Dena

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Vicky that looks amazing! Love the tags and all your divine lace and shabby chic touches. Beautiful image and very cool effect you've achieved. Hugs, Wends x (I'm so glad Sandy's back on line too! LOL)

Fabiola said...

superbe Vicky, j'adore l'effet produit par ton coloriage, j'aimerais beaucoup que tu partage ta créativité avec nous chez 52CCT et CSAYL, biz

Debbie said...

Wow...Vicky, this is stunning. x

Unknown said...

It'd have been fine for you to use the same image, I'm sure the cards would have looked very different anyway. That's the beauty of handmade cards isn't it? There's never two quite the same! LOL...withdrawal syndrome from the LLC store? Sorry, but it had to be done. Gorgeous card, I also love blue but not just on X-mas/winter cards, all cards.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Erica said...

Gorgeous card, Vicky. I love the image embossed in white and then coloured, it looks wonderful.

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Christmas in August' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x