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Saturday 1 April 2017

Noor Design UK Challenge

Hello there everyone how are you all?
Well as I said yesterday all the family are away for the weekend so I'm hoping Mr Blogger & Thicky Vicky (aka me lol) have done thier jobs right & this has published.

So we have a brand new challenge over at Noor Design UK this month & its soooooooo super duper easy peasy.........


............see easy right. I literally took the word 'Flowers' & went to town on it lol.
This is also a card for someone special, didnt put the sentiment on til after taking pics as I didnt want the person to guess from the sentiment who its for them ;-)
Its a very pink & shabby chic kinda card but I really enjoyed doing it. I barely planned anything on this card.....except the base that was planned but everything else got kind of grabbed & either die-cut first or just glued straight on lol.

A lot has got hidden but never mind if you look closely you will be able to see things poking out here & there lol.
At the top you can just see the Fantasy die peeking out & the Scrapiniec & some lace.

Ok so the base of this card started with a piece of 6x6 paper form the Maja Design Sofiero goodness I lurve this collection!! The top layer is from a 12x12 sheet which got cut out using a die form the latest Magnolia Doohickey club kit. Once it was cut out I then cut it out in white card stock also. I then got the Vintage Bricks die by Fantasy & I cut it out in the bottom left corn of the top layer & the top right corner.....leaving it open so you can see the paper underneath.....I have to say I love this die & the different ways of using it.
It may get a lot of use lol.

I've added 4 different laces would you believe lol. I knew adding lace in the traditional way would not look right so I just cut off piece of lace from all the ones I wanted to use & tucked them in here & there.
The white organza ribbon I made 2 bows & heat shrivelled them with my heat gun.....that Bev Rochester likes to inspire us doesnt she ;-)

 You can see the Brick die effect here. You can also see little leave speeking out here & there, that is my favourite Joy Crafts Ivy leaf die & I cut 2 out & used them in the centre as my base leaves...
The larger green leaf is a Magnolia die, its from the Christmas Flowers die & I scrunched it up a bit as leaves are not flat.
I added other leaves in white using a Rosy Owl die, I did bend them a little but they still look flat here :-(
You can see the dimension in this pic, I added foam under the top layer to give it dimension.

I have machine stitched all around the bottom layer of paper but left the top piece.....not quite sure why I think it was because I was happy enought with just how the die-cut looked.
Inside I have decorated to compliment the front, the diference is I've cut the top layer in half & then going down the centre I used another Fantasy die.

The butterfly at the bottom is from my stash.

Hope you will join us in our Flowery challenge this month.....come along & show us all your flowers.....doesnt matter what kind even if its an image as long as we see flowers.

Lace Claire

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for LHOSM.
Hope you are all having a fabby weekend. Thank you soooooo much for stopping by.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering....
Ribbon Girl - April Card Challenge
Fussy & Fancy - Embellish It
In The Pink - Flower Power

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Magnolia & Dreamerland Crafts

Hello everyone how are you all?
Hope all you mums in the UK had a lovely Mother's Day, I hada lovely one.

I'm here today with 2 cards for Noor Design UK, the first one uses Dutch Doobadoo Card Art & a Magnolia stamp & the 2nd card is using one of the yummy Dreamerland Crafts stamps.

First here is a card made using the Dutch Doobadoo A4 Kitchen Aid card art using Maja Design papers.

I used 2 different sheets of Maja Design papers from the Summertime collection, I added a different pattern to the bowl.....a shabby chic Kitchen Aid in my favourite colours for a kitchen.
Of course the Recipe Collection from Magnolia was perfect for this & not forgetting the Joy Crafts Strawberry die.

I added lots of pearls on this & of course it had to still have the flower treatment.
I also added a wooden rolling pin & a Kitchen Aid charm.
The fabulous stamp is called 'Made With Love Tilda' & again she was stmaped onto Fabriano & coloured with distress ink refills.

Here is the cardmade using one of the new Dreamerland Crafts stamps, these stamps are due any day now over at Noor Design UK. This beauty is called 'Enjoying The Breeze' & I stamped her onto Fabriano & coloured her with distress ink refills.The apples in her basket I coloured red & green, I also added pearl dots around her using a pearl pen.
These are fabulous to colour up I enjoyed colouring these soooooo much. There is not one stamp I dont like......they all have such an innocence about them & are so adorable!!

I've used Scrapiniec Leaves & some WOC flowers, the centre flower I made with Foamiran. I also added a bow made with Organza & heat shriveled to add to the shabby look.

This card is made for someone who wants 2 cards the same as my last Dreamerland Crafts card here but as I make no 2 cards the same as I like each & every card to be one of a kind.
So I used a different shape, a different stamp, paper etc. The things I kept the same was the tag with the LOTV Birthday Recipe on & I still added a bow with bling, only this time the bow was also made with oragnza ribbon & the other with seam binding I dyed myself.
I also used my favourite lace on this one & a piece of scrapiniec with a clay heart.

If you want to order any of these gorgeous Dreamerland Crafts stamps pop on over to here as any day now they will be arriving at Noor Desgin UK.........could even be today, I've got 8 of these babies coming & I'm soooooooo excited but would like them all, greedy I know lol. They really are a dream to colour........looks like they have the right name.

Well thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.....
Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes (Magnolia card)