My Lovely Friends

Thursday 14 April 2016



Welcome to the Noor Design UK''s First Blog Hop.  We are joined by the girls from Passionate Paper Creations so there will be lots of inspiration and ideas on how to use the LDRS Creative Basic dies along with products from the Noor Design UK Shop.

Noor Design UK opened its online doors 18 months ago and has grown at a tremendous rate.  We ship worldwide and now carry over 1500 products!  Our latest additions include:-

and our latest addition 

We ship worldwide and have something for everyone :)

There are some hidden prizes along the way so please be sure to stop by everyone on the hop and leave a comment.  The hop will run for one week and then the winners announced on the Noor Design UK Blog and Passionate Paper Creations blog on 22nd April.

Vicky (You are Here)
Tracy Payne
When you have finished head on back to the Noor Design UK Blog and leave us a comment and one random winner will receive a £15 Gift Voucher to spend in store :)

Have fun


Ok so now here is my card.

I have used Dutch Doobadoo 'Shape Art Circle' for the shape of my card.

Here is a flat view to show you a better view of the LDRS Basic Builder's Die Set, not only does it cut but it embosses too. This really is an awesome set that will be fantastic for all sorts of crafts & cards, whether you like fancy or CAS, this set will be invaluable.
I have cut every piece out & cut everything twice, 1 in white card & another in kraft card & layered them up........ I love this set & have a feeling it will be used a lot!!!

The image is a new stamps from LDRS Saturated Canary called 'Sweatshirt Saturday' & I fussy cut her out & popped 3d foam pads to her & placed her onto LDRS 'Lovely View' die which was also cut out twice in the same cardstock & layered up slightly off centre to each other.
I coloured her up with distress amrkers & distress ink refills which you can also get from Noor Design UK.

Sorry about the bad photo, my camera batteries went flat but I will take another photo later today once the batteries are charged up.
I made an easel card & used more of the dies on the bottom. The mini doily is from my stash as is the butterfly.
The sentiment is from Joy Crafts 'There Are No Little Dreams' Clear stamp set. I also placed 'CheeseCloth' under the image. The leaves either side the image were cut out using Joy Crafts 'Vintage Flourishes Leaf die (1)' & again I cut it out with white card & kraft card. I took the centre from each leaf & placed it into the opposite colour leaf.....i.e. the white centre went into the kraft leaf & the kraft centre went into the white leaf, I think it helps make it stand out a wee bit more.
The large flower in the centre each side is Joy Crafts White & Cream Flowers 20pcs.

Well that's from me, but if you hop along to Dorinda next you will see more inspiration & dont forget to leave comments along the way. You have to be in it to win it as they say & there are some great prizes to be won. So enjoy the hop & enjoy the inspiration everyone has created.

Good luck.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello again lovelies, how are you all?

Ok so after a long break from things I'm back with my first DT card for Noor Design UK.

Ok so hubster was so excited when I started crafting again that he sent me on a shopping trip to get me some new crafty goodies & of course the first things I got was some of the new Magnolia first crafty buys for MONTHS!!!
I'm rusty & extremely nervous & its been a long time since I coloured with distress inks but I will slowly get back into the swing of things lol.
Ok now all the links to products used will be at the bottom of the post. The frilly lace is from my stash & this stuff I've had forvever & never used it..... Also the mini doily is from my stash & the cardstock.

Love this sentiment stamp set & of course you know I love butterflies. The corners are from another die set, the 12 point corners set but I just used the corners. The butterflies I used both dies in the pack & I cut them twice & layered them up. First layer I cut from card & second layer I cut form the paper I used on the card. Both layers got inked with walnut distress ink & bent into shape a wee bit & a pearl added to the body.

I lurve the leaf dies from Noor Design & always wanting more........a girl can never have too many ;-) I have used 2 different ones on here, a new one that hubster brought me last week & an older one I already had. Flowers are from my stash except the 2 either side the white centre one, they are from Noor Design UK.

The pad is Romance Paper Pad by Joy Craft & is full of purples & lilacs, as you can see you dont just need use it on romance cards. I inked the edges again with walnut distress ink.
If you click on the link to take you there as I forgot to add it in inlinkz...sorry :-( I inked the edges again with walnut distress ink.

Ok so the Tilda stamp is from the latest Spring Fever collection & this one is 'Resting Tilda' & I stamped her onto Langton paper. Now I've had Langton pads for about 2 years but could never master the distress inks on them....I was totally poop. However yesterday at 2am I was in bed not being able to sleep due to bad pain. So I got up & then decided to try colour this stamp in on the Langton. Yayyyy I mastered it........yes there is lots of room for improvemnt but its sooooo much better than I ever managed before lol.
Then yesterday afternoon I suddenly decided she needed a fence to sit in front thats also been stamped onto Langton & coloured with distress inks, markers & ink pads. The fence is also a Magnolia stamp but cant remember from what collection......
The fence I have coloured to try make it look like an old fence, old wood with teeny bits of green in it off the grass, each panel slightly different..........I was actually quite pleased with it.....

Well there you have my first DT card, I'm still rusty & feel like it takes me a lot longer at the min as I'm still getting back into it. Also I dont have a craft room as such at the mo & my stuff is here, there & everywhere but I will be sorted soon........hopefully lol.

Well that's it from me I have a full day of cleaning & washing to do today...... I'm loving cleaning now since I took my break lol.......I even look for excuses to clean, which does not please hubster lol.

Why not get yourself a cuppa & a few bickies & pop on over to Noor Design UK where Tracy has such yummy me peeps you wont regret it. 

Enjoy your day & take care. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Vicky xxx

Psst...come here...... thank you sooooooooooo much for your lovely comments & welcoming me back it really means a lot, hugs & kisses to you all my lovelies xxx

Challenges I'm Entering............
Craft Heaven Challenge - Bingo ( middle row across)
All About Magnolia - All About Flowers

Monday 11 April 2016

Hellooooo again.....guess what it's me....yes meeeeeee

Hello all you lovely crafty peeps out there. Well I meant to come back before Christmas & wish you a Merry Crimbo, then I meant to come back in January & wish you all a Happy New Year...........yeah both of them failed but I'm here now soooooooooo
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone ;-) lol.

Yep still Thicky Vicky lol. However I am back now, permanently. Things have gone on this year & wasn't quite the start we wanted but you have to roll with the punches in life, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, lift your head, smile & carry on. So here I am smiling because even though things havnt gone as planned, I have my family & that is worth its weight in gold.

Ok so remember that post when I said I was gonna craft but stick to CAS blah blah blah......yeah well that kinda blew out the window You see I've always made foofy cards etc, right from the start so to start making CAS all the time.............well it bored me & whilst I love CAS cards I could not make them all the time..........there would be no challenge for me, no going outside my comfort zone (though crafting CAS 24/7 would deffo be outside my comfort zone lol). So in the last 3 months I've made 1 card..........yep 1 CAS card which probably took me nearly as long as it does doing a foofy card. I made this card that I'm gonna show you in January & I was bored at the fact of doing more like this..........much more :-( Also as the exciting thing that was gonna happen we've now had to put on hold :-( plans have changed.

So as of tomorrow I am back to making creations, CAS, foofy (most the time foofy lol) & lots of other things that will be completely new to me............including some sewing & I dont mean on cards lol. So watch this space as they say.
Ok I had to run & take a photo of it lol.............I thought I took one back in January.... I thought wrong ;-)
Ok so the paper is............ I have no idea lol. I think its a digital set but cant remember to be honest, sorry peeps :-(

The image is of course from Tiddly Inks & is a digi image.......... she is here & is called 'Faythe Flies' & she was coloured with copics......... I will see if I can remember the colours...
E11, E21, E00, E000 - Skin
E29, E27, E23, E21 - Hair
R85, R83, R81 - Shoes, Butterfly
W3, W1, W00 - Dress
I totally forgot to ground she is floating lol.......

I let my granddaughter have this card & so she drew a piccy of me, her smiling nanny apparently as I'm always smiling lol.........she's such a cutie bless her.
The words are because she wanted me to spell different words for her lol, Gaga is what she has always called her grandad, Arjay says the same bless him.

Ok so while the card is not bad & while I admire people who make CAS cards, its not me & I would end up quitting crafting altogether, which I nearly did.

I will show you my christmas makes another time as I've babbled enough now lol. I am back tomorrow with my usual type of card & its my first DT card back..........yep I'm back with the lovely Tracy & her uber talented design team over at Noor Design UK. Excited but boy am I I will see you tomorrow my lovelies.

Enjoy your night & take care mmwah.
Loves yas lots
Vicky xxxx