My Lovely Friends

Saturday 25 April 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Card - Earth Day

Hello everyone,I'm here today with my DT card for Live & Love Crafts & this week Sandy set us DT girls the theme of Earth, as on 22nd April it was Earth Day
. Now I have been extremely busy this week & apart from my DT cards going on my blogs, some being scheduled I've not had the time for my laptop & internet.
So although I knew Becky used a certain stamp.........I've just seen Diana also used it lol. Well great minds think alike..........but in all honesty it was the perfect image to use for us Magnolia lovers & I dont have time to make another one I'm afraid.......

So here is again Earth Tilda..........however she does have a friend with her ;-)
I've used the gorgeous Maja Design 'Nyhavn Limited Edition', I've used a XXL Spellbinder die for the top layer. As always all papers have been stitched.

I've added 2 lots of beautiful lace, Sandy stocks the most gorgeous lace & I'm always stuck for choice to which one use.
I've also used a Magnolia Postage stamp & stamped on the paper. You can also see I've added a Bark the shabby stars & hearts, they can be used for so many occasions.
Ok so I've used my new Earth Tilda & beside her I also placed Puppy Love Wiola. Both have been painted with distress ink refills & markers.
I also used the Magnolia Postage stamp on the image too & inked the edge with Pumice Stone & machine stitched around the edge.

Sandy has got lots of new flowers, Pomegranate Apples & berries from WOC, OMGoodness they really are so so gorgeous. The larger flower in the centre is also one of the new 'Magnolia' flowers, in front some Pomegranate Apples & just peeking out behind is the new Beaded Berry Stamen...........lush!!!

Dies used are Noor Design Leaves & Magnolia Doo-Hickey around the image.

Well that's it from me today, the building work is nearing the end thank goodness, although I will have lots of work to do when its finished. Cleaning the whole place for a start...........dust gets everywhere doesnt it :-( Today though we are retiling the kitchen.......

Hope you have a lovely weekend, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Time For Magnolia - Shabby Chic or Vintage

Thursday 23 April 2015

Noor Design DT Card - A Wedding

Hello everyone, I'm here today with my DT Card for Noor Design UK blog. I've made a Wedding Card using the gorgeous dies & papers from Noor Design UK.
All links at the bottom to items used on this card.
I have used the yummy 'Pretty Floral Paper Pad', machine stitched all around the edges, including the heart ;-)

On the 'Just Married Wedding' text die I cut the bottom out & then dry embossed it with the Dutch Dubadoo 'Mask Art Flowers' stencil...........yes these can be used for embossing as well, which brings a whole new dimension to these............I'm even gonna buy more now ;-)

On the 'Wedding' text bit I heat embossed it with Aged Rose Fran-Tage as it matched the papers beautifully. I lurve it that I've used 2 embossing effects on the one die & it still remain soft looking.
Behind it I placed a 'Vintage Flourishes Swirl' die, again heat embossed with the same fran-tage.

On the heart I heat embossed the paper with the 'There Are No Little Dreams' stamp in white embossing powder, using the pattern part of the stamp. I then cut it out using a heart shaped die & matted it onto the scalloped heart shape.
In the bottom right corner I used a Corner die, the 'Fleur De Lys' die.
Of course with a wedding card I added lots of flowers. I also used my favourite Noor Design die the 'Vintage Border Embossing Swirl Leaf' die, I also gave this the fran-tage treatment.
I added 3 different Noor Design leaf dies amongst these flowers.
I decorated the inside to compliment the front as always. The 'Wedding' sign I placed on foam pads to give it a 3D effect.
Most of the flowers & the pearls in the corners are from Live & Love Crafts.

Hope you like my wedding card today.
Why not pop on over to Tracy's store here, there are LOTS of fabulous products & if there isn't the item in stock Tracy will get it in for you. What's more is the really fast crafters strive for fast postage & believe me Tracy is really efficient there.

Thank you for the lovely comments regarding my son, he isn't too good at all & today we are gonna take hime either to the doctors or back to A&E if he is no better when he gets up. He is suffering from headaches & sickness & with it being a head injury we have to keep a close eye on him.
Fingers crossed he's better this morning, as this post is scheduled, I'm actually writing this last night.

Take care lovelies & thank you for stopping by mmwah
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Deep Ocean Challenges DT Card

Hello everyone running a wee bit late my DT card, my youngest son was took to hospital yesterday as he came off his bike, he had only been out less than 10 minutes. Nothing serious thank goodness but his face is a mess :-(  Was up the hospital for quite a few hours & forgot all about my DT post, sorry :-(

Anyhoo's remember when I said I had made something for LLC but our lovely Beck had used the same image so I couldnt use the card..............well today I'm showing you that.....
First I will tell you the theme over at Deep Ocean Challenges this fortnight........
...............yep basically any shape you like...........except square & rectangle ;-)
I've used a Go-Kreate die for the shape of the card. The super gorgeous papers are Pion Design 'Paris Flea Market. I've used 'Rose du Jardin 12x12' & 'By The Eiffel Tower 6x6'. I lurve these papers, they are my fave Pion papers.
Both of the gorgeous lace is from Live & Love Crafts..........actually except the dies & the sentiment everything is from Live & Love Crafts lol.
Inside is of course decorated, all papers have been machine sewn. The sentiment I've used is Stempelglede Just A Note from LLC. When I had finished making this card I actually was quite pleased with it..........that doesnt happen often. So this card is for Natalie off her youngest brother for her birthday in June lol.
I've used Magnolia Doo-Hickey dies, the fence, the sprawling ferns & the swirl. I made little banners at the side using the border from the 'Borders 12x12' sheet, distressed them a bit & inked them. 
I added a Resin Frame & placed a Heart shaped pearl inside..........this was cream but I coloured it red with a Sharpie ;-)

I've put a sheet of Maja Design paper behind it so I could capture all the liitle bits ;-)
Of course the super gorgeous image is Saturated Canary 'Cherry Blossom', I coloured her with Distress Ink refills & markers. I added a Tree beside her, its a Memory Box die but I cut the frame awy. I punched out lots of circles using a hole punch & turned them into little blossoms. The few larger blossoms are with a small flower punch, shaped them & added pearl dots inside using my pearl pen. I also added small pearl dots around the image. The grass behind the fence I used again a MB die & inked them with Peeled Paint distress ink & put them so they were just peeking out over the fence.
Sentiment is LOTV & it got heat embossed with UTEE.

Well that's it form me I have wood cladding to put up, so have a busy morning/day lol. 
Hope you will join us for our Shaped Cards challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by lovelies.
Take care & hope you have a super duper day.
Lotsa hugs Vicky oxoxox

Monday 20 April 2015

All About Magnolia Challenges DT Card - Reminder

Hello everyone, hope you all had a lovely weekend.
We had the builders out again on Saturday & they were cutting a new hole to reposition Natalie's bedroom window.........lots of dust. urgh.

Ok so today I'm here with a midway reminder for the new Magnolia Challenge, All About Magnolia & the theme is.........
ANYTHING GOES real easy & you have til the end of the month to enter, so no excuses ;-)
I have used another one of my new stamps, I said I had a few of these coloured up. This one is called 'Mail Tilda' & I coloured her with distress ink refills & markers.

Both of the gorgeous laces are from Live & Love Crafts.

All of the flowers are from LLC, the rolled ones are kort Og Godt.

The tag is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey. The seam binding is from my stash & on it says 'All you need is love'.........I've had this forever. The wooden heart button again from LLC.
The gorgeous papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 pad & all have been machine stitched. Dies used are all Magnolia Doo-Hickey's, the 'Leaf & Swirl' die, Butterfly, the 'Daisies' & the Sprawling Fern die. Of course a doily has been added, also from Live & Love Crafts.

Well that's it from me, why not pop on over to the challenge blog here & see my fabulous teamies creations, uber stunning!! Hope you will join in with your super gorgeous creations.
Please only enter a maximum of 2 creations please to make it fair on others.

Thank you so much for your continued support, you all totally rock!!!!!!!!
Take care, lotsa hugs Vicky xxx