My Lovely Friends

Friday 5 August 2016

Blue and White at La La Land Crafts

Hello everyone I'm here today with my DT card for La La Land Crafts & this week us ladies were set the theme of Blue & White.
I decided use another one of the fabulous new release Christmas images as I lurve Blue & White crimbo cards....
So here is Marci.........
Now there is something different about this card on the first & last photo.....see if you can spot it ;-)
I have used my favourite dies, the 3 christmas trees & North Pole.........just lurve these!!

The sentiment Marci is standing next to are Life Cards from Authentique, they are fab. Of course I machine stitched around mine & thought it would be perfect use as a focal point with Marci.

The papers I've used are First Edition 'Silent Night' 8x8, I saw them last week & ordered them from Amazon on Prime so were here the next day. As I wasn't crafting properly last christmas I didnt get them.......I didnt get anything. It WILL NOT be the case this year lol.
The silver chrsitmas tree Marci is standing next to I fussy cut around one side of the paper so the tree stood out a bit more & wasn't hidden by Marci.

So did you see the difference?? Well I couldnt decide if the Bark Star in the first photo looked right on the card, so I didnt glue it in & took pics with & without....what do ya think??

Rubber Stamp used........

LLLC Dies used.....

Distress Markers & Refills......
Skin - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Cheeks & Lips - Spun Sugar, Fired Brick
Hair - Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Coat & Hat - Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Pumice Stone
Shoes - Hickory Smoke

That's it from me, I'm off looking for new bedding & wallpaper today for my bedroom, it got done last summer or just after & I let hubby pick the say I hate it is an understatement lol. He chose blue.....I hate blue in the home, yet its one of my faves in crafting....strange isn't it lol.

Anyhoo's lovelies enjoy your day &; hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Take care & big hugs to all
Vicky xxx

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Summer Joy at Noor Design UK

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I'm actually typing this post on the friday before the weekend & while my card is reminding me of summer........well through the window is murky, misty & grey.
Thank goodness for Maja Design for bringing sunshine in when skies are grey ;-)
Now I made this card just before the red card last Maja Design papers came & I couldnt decide which ones use I used my DT ones first.....its easier to get over the loss then....mine I can stroke & stroke & stroke.........kinda like my own paper pet & she's called Maja ;-)
Seriously if you dont have these papers yet then rush to get them's the link ;-)

I have made some little banners going out the side there from the strips along the bottom that are on the back of each 12x12 these!! I cut out one fo the little postage stamp doo dah's & give it a bit of distressiing. The die at the top is the fabulous Fence die, all links at the bottom of the post.

 I have used one of the images from the Summertime set & then sat Frenchy Tilda at the bottom.........she has been sat in my coloured up box of images now since I first got her when she was released........she was the first one I coloured.......guess she was waiting for the perfect paper ;-)
The Bicycle is her's lol.
Can you see the beautiful lace peeking out.....mmmm totally gorgeous!!

As you can see inside is decorated as always. All papers have been distressed a bit & inked with pumice stone & then machine stitched.
All flowers of course are form Noor Design UK, as are the pomegranate apples. I also put a string bow in amongst them............our Bev does inspire us all ;-)

Well that's it from me, hope you saw this months challenge, if not scroll down to the post before this one.......looking forward to seeing all those yummy creations.

Thanks for stopping by
Squishy hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering........
Midweek Magnolia's - Summertime
As You Like It - Favourite Paer & Why.......
OMGoodness I am a paper fanatic, collector, hoarder whatever you want to call me, however my favourite paper HAS TO BE Maja Design, its what I've used on this card. I love that each collection comes in 12x12 & 6x6, I love the variety of pattern, the variety of colours in each pack, the quality & thickness is the best ever.......I know I can do anything to these papers & they will withstand it, even a good bashing ahem I mean distressing lol. I love they come with tags & images & even the littlw strip along the reverse of each 12x12 sheet so nothing gets wasted. I love how each release can go with another release...... I always buy LOTS because I need some for stroking....over & over. Yes they become my paper pet........& she's called Maja ;-)

Monday 1 August 2016

New Challenge Over At Noor Design UK

Hello everyone running a wee bit late sorry :-(
Now there is a new challenge over at Noor Design UK this month & its a fabby you wanna know what it is..........of course you do :-)
........yay I do love making crimbo things
I decided to make a step card......which then turned into an easel step card. I saw one once a long time ago but had no idea how to make I played ;-)
Photo heavy I'm afraid...
I sooooo had fun making this & will be making more & it still folds flat to put in a box.......ok flatish because of the embellishments lol.
All items used from Noor Design UK will be in a list at the bottom with links to each item ;-)

This is looking down from the top.....I did actually colour up more images but then only used little santie went into my coloured up box.

I have used the super fantastic new die come in at Noor Design UK, its the Christmas Cottage set.........OMG I love it!!!!!! Its fab & it comes with the trees that you layer up.....I glittered it up before assembly....they are so sparkly. The stars also come with it which also got the glitter treatment. 
The house I made with Maja Design paper & I added pearls dots along the bottom of the roof.

I love reindeers, they are so so pretty so had to add them, I cut 2 out in kraft but the smaller one I sprayed with white florist spray to soften it & the other smaller one I cut out in DP.
All the paper I used as you can see got machine stitched.

The sentiment on the banner at the bottom I cut from the reverse of the Lemoncraft Paper.
I added a little fir cone to the bottom of the tree & a Scrapiniec Snowflake.

I also added one of the new Scrapiniec Bells which got a coating of white spray paint & use the Winter Text die & cut it out twice.

All the flowers I used are from Noor Design UK & I added a Snowflake underneath using a Joy Crafts die.

Here you can see the dimension & folds properly. I used Lemoncraft paper & the patterned paper is Maja Design 'A Gift For You'. The oval on the top bit is done with a Memory Box stitched die.

Magnolia stamps are......Tilda With Little Snowy Snowman (my fave stamp) & 'Pointing Tilda' which were coloured with distress markers & refills & glitter added to their hats.

Items used from Noor Design UK.....

Hope you like my crimbo easel step card. Pop on over to the blog here to see my uber talented teamies will want to see them, they are such a talented bunch of girlies.

Hope you will play along with us this month.
Enjoy your day lovelies.
Tatty bye & big hugs to all
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.........
Christmas At Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes with Christmas Theme
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - CAS or Fully Loaded (no guessing there lol)