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Saturday 9 May 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Card - Precious Littel Darling

Helloooooo everyone, how are you all? I'm here today with my Live & Love Crafts DT Card, using the uber delicious new Maja Design 'Vintage Baby' papers.......... OMWord these are so so gorgeous & maybe my favourite as they are perfect for much more than just that's a collection, one that can be used for so many occasions ;-)
I made this card in the week & meant to schedule as I had the doctors this morning but then forgot :-(
Now I have so many baby images, my faves are LOTV, Magnolia & La La Land brought out 2 fabulous baby what do I choose???
.......yep I cheated & used pieces from the gorgeous collection instead. However I did make more than one baby card, all not finished though lol. So I will be using all my fave images at some point lol.
For this card I used the 6x6 Maja Design Vintage Baby Pad, inked all the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink & machine stitched all layers.

I made a bow with the beautiful Organza Ribbon Sandy has in her store & added some Pomegranate Apples underneath........I think I'm addicted to these things lol........but they are so priddy ;-)

Inside was done to match the front. The edge is a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die. The centre will have white card added to it to write on I just havn't added that yet.

So the image I cut from the 'Vintage Baby Emphemera Cards 12x12 sheet', I distressed the edges just very slightly with the Tim Holtz tooly thing, inked it & added it to blue card, sewn around the edge, then added it to fine corrugated card which got the gesso treatment first.
I cut a tag from the Vintage Baby Die Cuts 12x12 sheet & added a Boy Stamp from the 6x6 pad, distressed the edges & inked them. I cut Baby Boy from the Die Cuts sheet.
At the top I added scarps of lace, shabby seam binding & hung a gorgeous little Dummy Charm.
Oh also added a fab spoon which I've had for soooo long lol......

Of course no card is complete without beautiful lace & Sandy stocks the most gorgeous lace, I have used 2 here. There is also a doily under there. of course there has to be flowers...... I think even though its for a boy, a Baby Boy card is one you can definately get away with putting flowers on ;-)

Okie dokie, that's it form me today. Its normally family day but my family have all gone down Yorkshire for the Summer Madness Fundraiser. Summer Madness is for car enthusiasts but they raise a lot of money for charities & stuff as well. So we are getting more DIY done in the kitchen, as its just me, hubster & Natalie..........who is currently watch Disney's Tangled lol.

Enjoy your weekend lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Sorry I've babbled a bit lol........maybe you deserve a good shopping trip now over at Live & Love Crafts ;-)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thursday 7 May 2015

Noor Design UK DT Creation - Arjay's Bedroom

Hello everyone I'm here today with my DT Creation for the Noor Design UK blog.
Today I will show you something I made for my grandson's bedroom. He's mad about Jake & The Neverland Pirate's bless him. Also currently he is sharing with his sister while his mum & dad renovate his bedroom, so thought I would make him this ready for his new room when its finished.
So I've used one of the AWESOME Dutch Doobadoo MDF Art Ship's Steering Wheel.......I loved, LOVED doing this & I will be ordering more. They also would make great gifts ;-)
Links to items used at the bottom or in RED writing.
The inside circle I painted first with Gesso then cut out a circle in the dp & the photo using the Shape Art Circle. I distressed the edges on everything & then ran it through the sewing machine. So there are bits of the white background peeping through here & there.
The outside of the wheel I used another 2 sheets of the All At Sea paper.

I used the Lighthouse & Gull die, I inked parts up with weathered wood distress ink.
I also used the A5 Wavy Stripes Mask Art with structure paste here & there.
Also if you look next to the lighthouses there is a small bottle which has sand in from the beach we live next to........yes we are very lucky as the sea is 5 minutes walking distance away from us.

I've also used the Anchor, Steering Wheel & Lifebuoy Die, above you can see the Steering Wheel cut from Kraft & had structure paste added.
The Anchor I cut from the paper art A5 Nautical set & then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.
Here is the Lifebuoy cut out from Kraft card & structure paste added. I layered it onto burlap & added a button to the centre.
The hooped string at the top you can see is where I created the hanging hoop for his wall. I've used the banner die to add his name to.

I also added a Tim Holtz Spinner from Live & Love Crafts to the centre of the wheel, its lik eit repressents a compass ;-)
Where each different paper meets I wrapped string around before attaching the back. I got the inspiration for this from something I have in my own bathroom...........
I have 2 of these, one in my shower/wet room & another in my bathroom. However it may go into Natalie's when its finsihed lol. These are so pretty IRL & of course match me & shabby chic perefctly of course lol.

Here you can see it hanging up on a hook.
There are different textures to this, 2 different types of string, Burlap, Cheese Cloth from LLC. The nautical buttons & small shells are also from LLC. The larger shells from the local beach.
The photo is of my grandson Arjay with his sister Payton, it was taken last month in my conservatory.
 I love making gifts for my family & Dutch Doobadoo & Noor Design make it sooooooooo easy with their awesome range of products.
In the post below is another item I made for my daughter using another Dutch Doobadoo product, or click here.

Well that's it from me, hope you like my creation today.
Take care & hope you have a good day.
Lotsa hugs xxxxxxxxx

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

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Creation

Hello everyone I'm running a wee bit late, as you know we have been retiling the kitchen & today I've been busy cleaning it........ Still more to do tomorrow like putting everything back into my cupboards. At the minute my living room houses, Natalie's bedroom & clothes & also the kitchen.

Ok so the new challenge over at Deep Ocean this fortnight is super duper easy.............
.......see told ya ;-)
Ok remember last week & I made my DT project for Live & Love Crafts but got the theme totally wrong.........well thankfully it fitted this theme lol.
So here it is..........this is for my daughter's bedroom when it is finally finished.........oh I wish that day would hurry lol.
I brought a couple of these Dutch Dubadoo MDF 'Love' Art Words, 1 for Natalie & the other for our room. Well I finally got around to doing Natalie's..........of course in a Shabby Chic style like her room is gonna be.
Ok so on the 'L'..........
All the flowers (except the larger one), the Pomegranate Apples & Feathers are from Live & Love Crafts. The leaf is a Noor Design 'Leaves' die 0331. Also added a small heart shaped pearl to the top.

The heart obviously represents the Letter 'O'........
In the centre I added a gorgeous resin Rose Heart from the Prima Junkyard Findings set over at LLC. I added an older photo of Natalie behind it, I chose this one as I had it in my craft room anyway, I have little pics on my 'Love' Clock so I took the one of Natty off & used it lol.
I added 2 roses from LLC next to it.

On the 'V' of the sign I just added a beautiful Resin Corner from the same Prima Resin Set as the heart. I also added a Resin Lock from 'The Key To My Heart Applique' set & added a small rose to the centre. To the right of the 'V' I added a 'Clay Heart', as I lurve these & what the eck.......another small flower ;-)
On the final letter, the 'E' I basically did the same as I did to the first letter, Flowers, Feathers & I again added a small heart shaped pearl to the top.

The whole thing was first painted in Gesso then I used Pion 'Purple Wallpaper' from the Alma's Sewing Room 12x12 collection. This is actually decorated with paper front & back. I also added gesso around the edges & bits here, there & everywhere lol.

Hope you like my 'Flower' themed creation........this will be going right onto Natalie's dressing table. That's when I've renovated it anyway lol...........yes I know she cant use one but every lady deserves a dressing table dont you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by lovelies, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with optional use no patterned paper.