My Lovely Friends

Tuesday 6 December 2016

To You From Me

Hello everyone how are you. Today I have another christmas card, I'm so sorry if you are sick of seeing them now & we will be done soon lol. Although I have to say I'm really enjoying making them this year & I dont want to stop lol...but I will dont worry. Its even harder when the design companies like Maja Design & Pion Design make such beautiful papers you just want to use them all the time!!

So here is my DT card for the Noor Design UK Blog using just Maja design paper, even the image is from the papers ;-)
All links to items used at the bottom of this post.
Arn't those snowman so darn cute!! I've used Maja Design I Wish 6x6 collection, inked & distressed all edges & then machine sewn them.

I made 2 bows with seam binding, added some scrapiniec behind & a bit of bling in the centre & ta da.......pretty ;-)
The Merry Christmas For A Dear Friend I cut from Pion Design Borders sheet.

I added some cute Penguins using a Joy Crafts die, I cut them out with scarps from the Maja Design pad & then added pimice stone ink to define them a bit.
The Tag is Magnolia Aspen collection & I stamped onto kraft card & inked the edges a bit, added a charm & some waxed cord.

Now for the image I fussy cut the snowmen out of a sheet of paper from the 6x6 pad, on this sheet the birds are also on it. So I used that side with the birds to put behind my window & then added the snowmen. The window was a bit too long so I shortened it just a little.

For the snowy effect (which looks soooo much better IRL) I added Structure Paste then whilst the paste is still wet I sprinkle glitter over it.
I've not edited this photo at all as brightness is what kills the glitter showing on photo' to show the glitter up I've left it un-edited.

I added 2 different kinds of lace, I love tulle but hate cutting into it lol......though I'm also glad I did when I see it on a project.
Behind the window is a Little Darlings die which is also replicated inside to write a message on.

As always inside is decorated to match the front, I do all this at the same time rather than have to go back & do insides, its easier to do it all at once as it takes just a few minutes.
The flowers are WOC & I've added metal leaves & the 2 centre flowers came with the Magnolia Club Kit Volume 12.
Also added white gesso here & there for an extra snowy effect ;-)

Thank you so so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Sunday 4 December 2016

Exciting News woooo hooooo

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Unfortuantely my daughter got poorly & has been vomiting all weekend........guessing she has picked up yet another bug bless her.

Ok so you have read my header right.....yes I have exciting news. I was messaged by the lovely talented Gina to say that herself & Jay would like me to join their challenge blog over at Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia!!! I was soooooo darn excited & chuffed & pleased......I didnt know how to write YES quick enough. Thank you again so so much girls!!
So I'm now officially on the Sweet Magnolia team yayyyyyy.....

This is the last challenge of the year & its sponsored by Live & Love Crafts.
The challenge theme is........
ANYTHING GOES easy peasy no excuses for not joining in ;-)
I made a pop up box with this super duper cute Snowman....I love these fella's, they are adorable.
Papers are Maja Design Home For The Holidays 6x6 pad.
The tag at the front is from the latest Magnolia doohicket club kit Volume 12, so is the heart shape as well.

I've even used snowmen paper to match my snow-dude ;-)
For some reason I had trouble photographing this ;-(

This is the back scene behind Snoowie With Star, the trees are from the club kit, the house is from here........but I just cut the front off & didnt use it 3D (love it when dies are versatile) The trees at the very back are LLLC & have been smothered with glitter. I've also added Scrapiniec Santa's Sleigh which was also smothered in glitter, I cut 2 of the reindeer's off & added them to the front.

The Mittens are from club kit volume 12 & the snowman postage stamp is from the Maja Design Home For The Holidays collection.

This super cute snowman is also from the club kit & I love this fella....he's brill & I have to say he has been used a few times already on projects yet to come lol. The tag is form the paper set.
I've used Magnolia Paris Nights die & added stickles to the top of the lamp-post. Snoowie With Star was stamped onto Fabriano paper & coloured with distress ink refills & I added glitter to his hat, star & lantern, ooh & his nose & buttons lol.

Please pop on over here to see my uber talented new teamies work, they always inspire me & I'm so happy to be working with these fabulous ladies :-)

Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx