My Lovely Friends

Saturday 2 May 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Creation - A Paris Hanging

Hello everyone I'm here today with my DT for Live & Love Crafts & we have to make something that resembles Spring In Paris......
Well as I've never been out of the UK, I went on Pinterest for this one & tbh the most things I saw was Pink & Cherry Blossoms lol. However when I think of Paris the main thing I think of is 'LOVE' & so that's what this is about with bits of Paris thrown in...........I hope lol.
The love part is for my daughter, it's a Hanging for my daughter Natalie.
........well its certainly pink lol. I have of course used the super gorgeous Pion Paris Flea Market papers, this has got to be my favourite Pion collection. I used a Go-Kreate die to cut out the main shape, then matted it onto coorugated card which I also painted with Gesso.
Papers have been machine stitched.
I cut a Butterfly form one of the sheets & added a Tim Holtz Pen Nib to the centre.
Behind that I added a Heart Shaped Doily & also cut out a heart shape in corrugated card & again painted it with Gesso. There is also a Cheery Blossom there ;-)
So from a 6x6 sheet I cut out a small postcard & also a couple of stamps from a 12x12 sheet & attached them to more corrugated card in the shape of another heart........yep lots of hearts lol.
There is also a Cherub/Angel there........well it called for a Cherub/Angel lol. One of the postage stamps I cut out is a Fleur De Lys.........In french 'Fleur' means flower & 'Lis' means Lily.
I also thought I might as well attach a larger one lol. This is a chipboard one from my stash which I covered in gesso, shabby pink fran-tage & shabby white fran-tage. I also added a resin frame & placed another postage stamp inside that.......this one of course is of the eiffel tower........

Added lots of gorgeous flowers, Beaded Stamens & Pomegranate Apples which I lurve. I also added a pearl string in amongst the flowers.
I've used a Melissa Frances Hanger to hang it. The super gorgeous image is one of Pion's Flower Girls. I picked this one because she is so pretty like my daughter & also faintly at the bottom there is french writing.........I think anyway lol. 
Of course lots of lace & organza rose trim as well.

Well that's it from me hope you like my hanging.........tbh I'm not sure if I don yet so will see how I feel when her room is finished lol.

Take care & enjoy your weekend & thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx

Friday 1 May 2015

Live & Love Crafts Challenge DT Card - Ice Cream

Hello everyone I'm here again with another DT card for another new challenge.
This time its for Live & Love Crafts & this month Sandy has created a gorgeous mouth watering collage as inspiration for this months theme of........
Isn't that just yummylicious.
Now I am a little late but that's because my original DT project I did yesterday did not fit the theme.............nope not even close. I thought it was something to do with flowers lol. Yep I'm a doofus....... I will show you another time what I've made though ;-)

So here's my new card that DOES fit this theme lol.
I was gonna do a Tilda with ice cream but thought it might be a common choice & I dug out quite a few stamps & digi images. However one of those days when things kept cropping up & all I had time for was this.......
I've added 2 lots of gorgeous lace & 2 different colours of the Shabby SEam BInding, all from LLC
Of course with any creation for LLC, I've added gorgeous flowers & I'm addicted to these beautiful  Pomegranate Apples, I've added a couple of pink ones & a white one. I've also added one of the gorgeous Beaded Berries Stamens in pink.............lurve these!!!!

The fabulous image I actually got from Etsy here & it was an instant download & is a set of 4 different images. I printed it off onto Matt Photo paper. So pretty.
On the bottom left I added a Prima Resin Oval Frame & added words 'So Sweet' with letters from an older Pion sheet.
The resin scroll in the top right corner is also a Prima one here.

The gorgeous paper is Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 pad & its been inked with pumice stone & machine stitched. I've also added Cheese Cloth, Doily & Feathers in amongst the flowers, all from Live & Love Crafts. There is also some corrugated card under the image but you cant really see it.

Hope you will join us this month in our gorgeous yummy challenge.

Thanks for stopping by lovelies.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Noor Design UK Challenge

Hello everyone how are you all? Wow these days & months are just flying  by arn't they. Would you believe it was my youngest sons 19th Birthday on the 29th & I had to go out & buy cards, yep its just been that hectic I've not had time make him any. I've just been getting my DT work done........ Hopefully it wont be long until we are back to normal.........wooo hoo.

Ok so over & done with my blabbering. I think I better tell you about the new challenge this month over at Noor Design UK, it's sooooo super easy............
.............yep you read right 'Flowers'........who doesn't love flowers........well you may tell by some of my creations that I like them a ok A LOT!!!
Ok so no image from me again today..........
See told ya, no image ;-) Nope this time I've decroated one of the Dutch Dubadoo MDF Hangers, love these things. I cant find a link in the store but if you drop Tracy a line she will order one in for you..........and it keeps her out of mischief if you keep her busy....sshhh dont tell her I sent you though ;-)
Of course here are all of my flowers. List & links to items used will be at the bottom of the post.
All of the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts.
The sentiment is a Stempleglede one from LLC here. I've stamped it & heat emb ossed it in white powder. I've also added Gesso all around the oval & on parts of the frame.
The bows are from my stash.

These last 2 pics I placed the hanger on a piece of paper so you could see the dies & other bits used a bit better..........they dissapear into the white background lol.
The paper I stitched around before gluing it to the hanger..........think I was having withdrawal from not using my machine on the last project I did & also another project I did the same time as this...........will explain about that another time. Yep my doofus moment!!

Products used from Noor Design UK are................

Dutch Dubadoo MDF Door Hanger

Well thats it from me, we have the rest of the kitchen to tile..........seems to be taking forever :-(

On the extension front, well its nearly done, we are waiting for the darn bath now which is taking its time. Which means not much can be done until that arrives. Though I have been painting the ceiling...........I hate painting bare plaster.......the muscles in my right arm........... Well The Rock has nothing on my right arm I tell ya lol.

Ok take care you lovely jubbly peeps, thanks soooooooo much for your continued support while I'm such a poop blogger. mmwah
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thursday 30 April 2015

Noor Design UK DT Creation - You Keep Me Anchored

Hello everyone, I'm running a wee bit late today with my DT Card for the Noor Design UK Blog :-( I was really ill last night with a vomiting bug so couldnt finish my card, thankfully all the base of it was done & all I had to do was decorate........harder than I thought when still feeling ill today. Thankfully though I've made a card which I thoroughly enjoyed doing & will be definately making more of these.........
I've used the Dutch Dubadoo 'Card Art Sail Boat'..........seriously this is awesome. What I love most about this is it can be used for so many occasions & for all us crafters lurve crafty stuff that caters for..........well nearly ALL ;-)

I decorated the inside, keeping one side for writing a personal message on & the other side with a sentiment on. As you can see I've made it for someone I love ;-) The sea I made myself, yeah you can tell lol, the fish though is from the Paper Art set.
I will be making another though for my grandsons birthday...........I love it!!!!!! Did I mention that??
Also decorated the back as well & added another sentiment. All the sentiments are from the 'English Text All At Sea' clear stamp set..........a perfect sentiment stamp set again suitable for many occasions, Friendship, Loved One, Just Saying Hi card, even maybe a Miss You card........just a few suggestions ;-)

So the Chain & Small Anchor here I got from the 'Paper Art A5 Nautical' & embossed them in Copper Embossing Powder. The Steering Wheel is from the die set, links below. I also inked parts with Weathered Wood distress Ink.

Used another sentiment on the front. Also I've added a Lighthouse from 'Gull & Lighthouse' die set, yes I know you dont have lighthouses on the boats but hey anything goes in the crafty world ;-)
Underneath I also used some structure paste & the Mask Art A5 Wavy Stripes to create a few bubbles floating up.....

Added a mixture of Dies &Paper Art, mixed in with string, rope & cheese cloth to finsih off the whole look.
Mojo wasnt quite performing with having a sickness bug but I hope its given you a wee bit of inspiration.

Pop on over to Noor Design Uk for lots of goodness from Dutch Dubadoo & Noor Design...........ooh you will be spoilt for choice. Dont forget Tracy can order anything that she doesnt have in stock, so grab a cuppa & fill up that basket with some crafty goodness ;-)

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