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Saturday 1 October 2016

Noor Design UK Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone & welcome to surely its not just me who thinks this year is just speeding by before our very eyes..... I'm sure we are been robbed of a week here & there lol.

Ok so we have a brand new challenge over at Noor Design UK & this month you have no excuse not to enter as its something for everyone.....
CAS/Fully Loaded basically you choose whether your style is CAS or Fussy & fancy....or as I like to call them FOOFY whatever your creation, whatever your style come join along with us. The prize this month si a Crafteezee you will want a chance to win this believe me ;-)
Ok so my card I made a few weeks ago ^ then sent it down to Tracy for the shows, however we went away in out caravan & I had remembered I had not took photo's. So I quickly took some on my phone, so please excuse the quality of these.

I've made another Sail Boat type card inspired by the lovely Camilla, this time using Cute Tilda
All links to products used will be at the bottom of the post.

This is inside with the sail closed. The sentiment there I made with my Dynmo but you can now get the Whimsy sentiments & dies just like these over at Noor Design UK.
I've brought them & they are fab!! Love them & will use them lots!!

I've added a pocket inside the sail to add a little tag which was cut from the Maja Design Summertime Collection along with all the other papers. The starw I made myself with matching papers.

On the front I have used the Marianne Porthole & covered the posrthole with acetate so its like a real one lol.
Super Cute Tilda is from the Seaside collection & I coloured her with distress ink refills & markers.

The grass reeds on the front were from the last Magnolia Doohickey club kit as was the fish & hook, I lurve my Maggie club kits!!

Hope you will join us with our challenge this month. Pop on over to see my teamies creations, they are stunning!!

Products on the item & it will take to straight there,

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it. Big hugs to you all.
Vicky xxx

Friday 30 September 2016

La La Land Crafts DT Project - Baby Gift Bag

Hello everyone, (she says waving like a loon)
Ok so its Fridays & that means 2 things.........1st its nearly the weekend....she sings merrily lol.
Secondly its time for my La La Land Crafts Project & this week the challenge is.......
ALL SHAPES & SIZES I made a gift bag, a baby gift bag :-) I lurve making baby things.....I can do cute, I can do foofy & I can try to stretch my imagination a wee bit......
Can you guess what papers I used........yes of course I used Maja Design Vintage Baby......these are my absolute favourite baby papers...EVER!! The sentiment in the centre & in the bottom corner are also from the collection.

This is the reverse of the bag.........yeah even bags I cannot only decorate one side lol. I've added in a card to write baby's name, date, weight.....that kind of thing. This is totally removable so the recipient could keep this bit in a baby album or something if they wanted to.
How fabulous is that Stork die, its one of my favourite LLLC dies!! The tags are my favourite LLLC dies.......I think lol........well I love them all!!

Ok so this is where I stretched my imagination a bit! With the LLLC Rattle die I made a real rattle & its removable as its just tied on with seam binding available from Noor Design UK.
I cut it out lots of times to give it strength, added a baby girl to the inside, cut out with a Stitched Nested circle die from the same paper collection & then added eyelets to the handle to thread some seam binding through.

I added pink flat backed string pearl all around the edge which gives it even more strength.
I have to say I soooooo love this & I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

It can simply be tied & untied to the handles at the top. I added just a small flower display & added a plastic dummy in from my stash. Of course I had to add the Rocking Horse.......another of my favourite dies.......I do love LLLC's baby dies!!

La La Land Crafts Products used......

Dies used.....

Distress Markers & Refills used.....
Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose - Skin
Ground Espresso - Hair
Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone - Outfit
Antique Linen, Pumice Stone - Baby Bottle
Vintage Photo - Teddy

Thats it form me but why not pop on over to the LLLC Blog & check out all the other fantastic creations the girls have made this week....dont forget Monday's team ;-)
Also why not join in with the challenge & bring your LLLC creations & show us on facebook.

Thanks for stopping by, huge hugs to you all
Vicky xxx

Wednesday 28 September 2016


Hello everyone.
I know you dont normally see me on a Wednesday night but I've made a card for fun........yep no order, no DT, just for the pure pleasure lol. 
Actually my lovely talented bloggy friend Gina set a new challenge over at Fussy & Fancy & I really wanted to make a card for that challenge.......

The challenge is Favourite in some ways its a toughie as I have lots, however I do have some VERY firm favourites.......see if you can guess them ;-)
Ok so 5 very firm favourites are........Maja Design paper (of course), Magnolia stamps & dies, Distress Inks,  Lace & Flowers.......

I've used Maja Design Summertime 12x12 papers from Noor Design UK, all layers have been inked & machine sewn (another favourite thing to do). The card shape is done with a Go-Kreate die.
The stamp is Magnolia 'Pizza Spinning Tilda' & I stamped her onto Fabriano watercolour paper & coloured her with distress ink refills & markers. The pizza I stamped twice & layered up with foam pads to give dimension.

I've added a 'Firework' die here as I think these are fab & could go on any card. Underneath are 2 envelopes from Doohickey club kit 9.......another favourite of mine now is collecting these :-)
I've also added a doily & cheesecloth underneath. 

I added a Kraft Mini Bag to put 2 Magnolia Tags in with sentiments from Stempelglede's Just A Note stamp set. The seam binding is from my stash. The blingy button is from Noor Design UK called 'Button Marie'. The flowers are also from Noor Design UK.

I've added Magnolia Doohickey 'Surfing Leaf' & cut it from Summertime sheet 'Greenery'. I also added Magnolia 'Celebration Lace' die. I've also added one of my favourite dies from Magnolia which are the swirls......
The image is cut with Memory Box stitched Oval die & you can also see lace peeking out there lol.
I also added a bit of shabby white frantage around the image.

Well that's it from me but I will be here Friday with my last card for La La Land Crafts.
So until then, tatty bye & thanks for stopping by.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Fussy & Fancy - My Favourite Things (Maja Design paper, Magnolia stamps & dies, flowers, lace)
Midweek Magnolia's - Anything Goes

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Noor Design UK DT Cards - For The Men In Life

Hello everyone how are you all?
I'm here today with not one male card but 2.....yes 2 male cards!! I think I'm sickening for something........yep I'm ill ;-) Just kidding ;-)
On both of these cards I have used papers from the same collection, Pion Mr Tom's Treasures.....these make male cards so much easier :-)
My first one is using an image from Mr Tom's Treasures.........all links to items used will be at the bottom of the post.
This image is perfect for the males in our lives, especially our fathers & grandfathers ;-)
The base of my card is Kraft card but all other card used for matting I used Pion Design Palette.
All papers & image have been distressed & machine sewn around the edges.

I love these sentiments they are perfect. I punched a hole in each corner & added eyelets, string & a Tim Holtz clip to hold them in place.......... Can you also see the Kraft Pocket there peeking out a little....

Its to hold this tag inside, maybe you could something special on here just for that special fella in your life........maybe tell them how special & loved they really are...

This is the inside of each card, these postcards are perfect for adding to the inside for a place to write your message

My 2nd card features a stamped image.
Distress ink refills & Markers used are....
Skin - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose & Candied Apple for Cheeks
Hair - Antique Linen & Walnut Stain
Walking Stick - Vintage Photo
Suit, Hat & Shoes - Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke & Stormy Sky is used for the blue

I have used Edwin from Magnolia Little London Collection & while I do have the phone booth stamp, I've been waiting to use this Scrapiniec Telephone Box. I did originally ink the whole thing with Fired Brick distress ink but then changed my mind & painted the bottom layer with white gesso instead......I also added small clear foam pads in between the bottom & top layer to add some more dimension. Behind I used Little Darlings Fancy Squares dies.....the larger part I used the half piece you get in the set to make it larger ;-)
Top left is a bingo card form the Pion sheet & I added a Pen Nib to the top......because I've added a silver charm to the tag on the right side I wanted the pen nib to I embossed it with silver embossing warned it gets very hot!!
On the right picture you can see the pocket peeking out & you can see a charm & the words 'My Father'.......

I added a tag again with one of the 'Images From The Past' sheet, I trimmed it down to fit on the tag as I really love what it says on it.........The car I think is something Edwin would drive dont you think ;-)

I made cabochons with the circles you get on Mr Tom's Tags Sheet, on the left I made a clock cabochon & on the right is a gentleman that looks a lot like Edwin.......complete with hat & stick lol.
I added banners on both using Little Darlings Stitched Flags die.

I really enjoyed making these male cards, think it helps when you have fabulous products from Noor Design UK.
Speaking of the store........have you seen the totally yummy new products Tracy has added...well grab yourself a cuppa & a biscuit & pop on over here to browse all the new products....including new whimsy stamps here.

Thanks for stopping by, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes (Edwin card)
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes (Edwin Card)

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