My Lovely Friends

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi peeps how are you all? Hope you are all having a fabby weekend, we are loving all this warm weather....though living right next to the North Sea does bring a nice cool breeze, a very welcomed breeze I have to say lol.
I've been MIA just recently but there has been so much going on, Natalie has been unwell & I've had Pancreatitus twice in just over a month as well as a few other things going on & redesigning my craft room/studio. Ok less of my babble & lets get to crafty business.

Well its time for a new challenge over at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia & this month its everyone's favourite........

ANYTHING GOES

..........yep you can create ANYTHING as long as its either Magnolia or Hanglar & dont forget you can enter as many times as you like..........more chances to win a fab prize from our fab sponsor who this month is.....drum roll please rrrrrrrrrrrr (thats my drum roll noise hee hee)
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Now this card has been made about a month, I've not done any crafting for weeks so thank goodness I had this as a back-up phewwwww.
Now I love love LOVE Boho, I love the style & most things Boho & I lurve the whole Magnolia Boho collection (even though I have a few un-inked still) & there were a couple I was still missing. So I saw Sir Stamp A Lot had some on special order & after getting excited I then calmed myself down, composed myself & ordered a few.....Yeah I know I'm easily pleased lol.
So this pretty lady is 'Romantic Boho Tilda' & she was coloured with distress ink refills, cant remember what paper she is stamped onto though :-(


I cut this sentiment off some ribbon type thingy...... Treasured Moments. Underneath is a Film Strip I cut from a Magnoia die that I got from Swedish House Crafts a month or 2 ago, the die is called 'Insta Stripes'. The clip is a Tim Holtz one from my stash.

The paper is Pion Theodore & Bella 'Rise & Shine' & as always I have machine stitched it. The Butterflies are also Pion.

I aded more of the film strip at the bottom with some WOC flowers. Doily is from my stash.

I added corrufated card under the image painted with Gesso & in between I added a small Magnolia Doily die & a tag made with a Magnolia die & stamped a verse onto it from Stempelglede.
The metal 'Love' heart was from LLC ........I love these things.

Leaves are also Magnolia dies from Paris Nights. Seam binding is from Noor Design UK.
The frame around the image I made with a die from CC Designs.

Ok I think I've babbled on quite a bit now so I'm gonna go & spend the afternoon with my family & as its nice have a BBQ, I lurve weekends ;-)
Its hard to craft this time of year dont you think, when its nice you just want to be outside spending time with loved ones, family, friends enjoying life. Whatever you are doing though I hope you are having fun.

Thank you so much for stopping by, big hugs to you all. I will pop round tosee you real soon. Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations, they are sooooo darn talented!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Psst....Sorry this is late I would like to blame a load of things but the simple truth is I forgot to press publish lol.....yep Thicky Vicky strikes again.



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Noor Design UK Challenge

Hello everyone how are you all?

Its the 1st June so its time for a new challenge over at Noor Design UK & this month the theme is........

SUMMER

.......super easy & in the UK we are even getting the right weather for a change.
Now when I think of summer I think BBQ's & Ice Cream..........so I decided go for one of the those.....I decided the 2nd one as then I could use my new stamp from Noor Design UK.
I will put a list to everything used form Noor Design UK at the bottom of this post.
I used a Go-Kreate for the shape.

I added a couple of things you use in the summer, filmstrip as we use our camera's more in the summer & this umbrella........actually I'm thinking of it as a parasol as we use our parasol's in summer........everyday the sun is out out comes my parasol & it goes on the table outside so I can sit under it have a nice cuppa ;-)

The Magnolia stamp is one of the latest ones........though I've got the new ones on order & cannot wait for those come.........so excited!!
Anyway this is Gelato Tilda & I merged her with a stamp I brought from a lovely bloggy friend who keeps her stamps perfect..........suits me to a tee as I'm particular & fussy with my stamps lol.
Anyway the stamp I merged her with is from The Sea Breeze collection & is called 'Time For Ice Cream'..... I coloured it all with distress inks.

The tag was cut from a Craft & You 12x12 sheet & I added a sentiment from an old Whiff Of Joy stamp set & cut it out using a Little Darlings die & adhered it to the tag. 

Here are the items with links of products from Noor Design UK.

Magnolia Bride Bow Doo-hickey
Distress Inks

Thats it from me, hope you will join us in our Summer Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Midweek Magnolia's - Dies or Chippies

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Cards

Hello everyone hope you all had a fabulous weekend. To all those in the UK hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
I'm here today with my post for Noor Design UK & I'm here with another shabby chic kind of card.....not so much shabby though lol. This time pink.
I've also tried out another new flower die on the foamiran..........OMWord I love it.....
I've also used a new paper pad that is new to Noor Design UK, all links to items used are at the bottom of the post.
The pad is Craft & You 'Bird Song' which is so pretty, so soft & full of pinks, blues & greens....all soft & pastel. Of course I machine stitched around the edges as always.

The flowers I made myself from a new die by Whimsy Stamps & this die set was designed by our lovely crafty buddy Bev Rochester. Its fab, honestly its gonna be my favourite Foamiran die & so so easy. You can either have your Peony Roses closed in or I like mine with the leaves spaced out... 
I used pink & white foamiran for the flowers & used Pentel oil pastels to add colour.....
The leaves I used green & then added colour again with the same oil pastels.....leaves are not one colour. I used pink & white stamens in the centre.
You really should try out these dies they are awesome!!!
I used all 3 sizes on my flowers & did big, medium & small peony flowers. I also used the leaf die that came with it.
What is also fabulous is they make a wee little hole in the centre of each flower to put your stamens through.......I didnt think this would make much difference but seriously soooooo much easier.

I've been digging through my Scrapiniec & added bits of that, the bird is form my stash. I also cut a piece of lace off & scrunched it up to make another flower at the top next to the larger peony flower.
The Antique Bronze Leaf Swirl peeking out form the bottom flowers I gave the ivory frantage treatment to soften the bronze but I wiped some off before heating it so I still had some bronze peeking through.

Well thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx





Sunday, 28 May 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia DT Card

Hello everyone hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
We are at my sons having a BBQ today at his new house as we helped move them last weekend...hubster even brought a new dress to wear ooohhhh fancy shmancy lol. 
So I'm hoping this post has published......

Today starts a new challenge over at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia & the theme this month is.........
A Special Date.....i.e Birthdays, Christening, Anniversary etc

...........super easy right!!!
I have used one of the super duper new stamps from Magnolia.......I lurve these & love the dies. Though I didnt bother with the Star Wars themed ones as I'm not  into Star Wars at all!!! I can hear people now screaming 'WHAT!!!!!!' lol yep sorry peeps.....
This is a birthday card for my daughter Natalie, she is 25 on 6th June.......can you believe that .........25!! So this is a card off her younger brother...........though when my granddaughter saw it yesterday she told me she really REALLY loved it & wanted take it home put it in her new bedroom lol.

I made a bow with this ribbon I've had in my stash for ages & cannot remember where it was originally from.....I want to say Live & Love Crafts. The button in the centre I made with a circle of paper punched from some Pion paper & a glass cabochon was then glued in place.....I usually use the apoxy resin ones but I do have a few glass ones for when I want an extra special touch ;-)
You can also see Tim Holtz doily die peeking out there as well.

So the fabulous stamp is 'Jeans Tilda' from the Denim range. I stamped her onto Fabriano & coloured her with distress ink refills. The pocket watch I made a long time ago with a mould I have in my stash.
I cut Tilda out with a CC Design Tag die & then I used the 'Denim' ring from the Magnolia Denim Tag here.

I have used Magnolia dies for the 2 tags in the pocket, 1 will be saying Sister on it & the other is a Birthday Recipe stamp from LOTV. The seam binding is one I died myself a while ago.
The butterfly is from my stash which I've had for a looooong time.

The papers are a new pad I got recently & its sooooooo pretty, its from Craft & You & is called 'Beautiful Day',I've used the 6x6 pad but will be getting the 12x12 as well now lol. As you can see I've decorated inside & machine stitched as always.
The laces running up the side are from my stash & I also added some cheesecloth.

This photo I took on my conservatory window sill, we have had such beautiful weather this week that I actually had a day sitting outside once all my cleaning was done.......Natalie sat in the conservatory next to the double doors as she wasnt quite well enough go out that day. Though she is doing much better thankfully. Its harder to craft in the nice weather as you just want to be out enjoying it with the family dont you....

Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations & we hope you will join us....remember you can enter as many times as you want.........so you know what that means dont you!! More chance at the prize & more chances to get the fabulous top 3 award.
Our sponsor this month is Wild Orchid Crafts........so you could win some gorgeous flowers....now sure ly thats worth entering LOTS!!! 
Remember to use Hanglar or Magnolia stamps,,,,,,,,

Thats it from me, enjoy the rest of your day.
Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all?
I was hoping you to show you a project this week with in depth photo's or maybe even a video of the making or part of. However my daughter got took into hospital & although she is home now she is still very poorly. Also my eldest son & family moved at the weekend so I was looking after my grandchildren as well as my poorly Natalie & well there are not enough hours in the day.

So I will show you that next week as I'm really looking forward to doing it. Today though I have some shabby chic for you......oh my I love shabby chic........I would have it everywhere........even hubster would get the shabby chic treatment if I could get away with it lol.
I used the oh so pretty Pion Design 'My Dearest Sofia' papers, I went with blues for this one with just hints of pink in the background.
I have also used bits from the Crafteezee Collection No.9 which I think was March Elegant collection......but I'm not certain :-(
The 2 hearts in this photo are from the Crafteezee collection, the lace heart is lace & you get a long length of it but I just cut 1 heart off.....you may end up seeing these lots lol
The small metal heart I added Ivory Fran-Tage embossing powder to it but before I heated it with my heat gun I rubbed off little bits here & there so a bit of bronze would still peek through.
I also cut out 2 doilies, 1 in white card using a Fantasy die & the other from Pion paper with a Marianne die...........these are 2 of my favourite dies........amongst many others lol.

This little wooden peg with a heart on was also from the crafteezee collection....I added white gesso to the wooden peg & then stamped a postage stamp on the half of the heart.......its not showing up very good in this picture. I stamped onto paper first to get a lot of the ink off as I wanted it light.

I love the metal leaves but sometimes I think they dont really go with my card..........so I added Fran-tage embossing powder to both sides & heated them with my heat gun.........be careful & use tweezers as they get very hot with being metal.
Now I absolutely LOVE them & will be buying lots & giveing them the fran-tage treatment lol.
For these I used Ivory Fran-Tage to match the smaller metal heart in the previous photo.
I used some gorgeous flowers & I used quite a few different leaves. I used the metal ones & I used 2 different Rosy Owl Leaf dies & I also used Tim Holtz Holiday Greens.......I think a couple of the dies in this set you can get away with all year round. The Tim Holtz ones I cut with the blue 12x12 Pion Sheet, Rosy Owl was cut with the green 12x12 pion sheet & the maja design sheet & also white cardstock..... I also added some heat treated organza ribbon in there as well.

I added cheesecloth between the first & second layer & I also added 2 different laces. I distressed all my edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

Well thats it from me dont forget about our current challenge which is 'Add Lace' here.

Thanks so so much for stopping by it means a lot to us.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx


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