My Lovely Friends

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all?
I was hoping you to show you a project this week with in depth photo's or maybe even a video of the making or part of. However my daughter got took into hospital & although she is home now she is still very poorly. Also my eldest son & family moved at the weekend so I was looking after my grandchildren as well as my poorly Natalie & well there are not enough hours in the day.

So I will show you that next week as I'm really looking forward to doing it. Today though I have some shabby chic for you......oh my I love shabby chic........I would have it everywhere........even hubster would get the shabby chic treatment if I could get away with it lol.
I used the oh so pretty Pion Design 'My Dearest Sofia' papers, I went with blues for this one with just hints of pink in the background.
I have also used bits from the Crafteezee Collection No.9 which I think was March Elegant collection......but I'm not certain :-(
The 2 hearts in this photo are from the Crafteezee collection, the lace heart is lace & you get a long length of it but I just cut 1 heart may end up seeing these lots lol
The small metal heart I added Ivory Fran-Tage embossing powder to it but before I heated it with my heat gun I rubbed off little bits here & there so a bit of bronze would still peek through.
I also cut out 2 doilies, 1 in white card using a Fantasy die & the other from Pion paper with a Marianne die...........these are 2 of my favourite dies........amongst many others lol.

This little wooden peg with a heart on was also from the crafteezee collection....I added white gesso to the wooden peg & then stamped a postage stamp on the half of the heart.......its not showing up very good in this picture. I stamped onto paper first to get a lot of the ink off as I wanted it light.

I love the metal leaves but sometimes I think they dont really go with my I added Fran-tage embossing powder to both sides & heated them with my heat careful & use tweezers as they get very hot with being metal.
Now I absolutely LOVE them & will be buying lots & giveing them the fran-tage treatment lol.
For these I used Ivory Fran-Tage to match the smaller metal heart in the previous photo.
I used some gorgeous flowers & I used quite a few different leaves. I used the metal ones & I used 2 different Rosy Owl Leaf dies & I also used Tim Holtz Holiday Greens.......I think a couple of the dies in this set you can get away with all year round. The Tim Holtz ones I cut with the blue 12x12 Pion Sheet, Rosy Owl was cut with the green 12x12 pion sheet & the maja design sheet & also white cardstock..... I also added some heat treated organza ribbon in there as well.

I added cheesecloth between the first & second layer & I also added 2 different laces. I distressed all my edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

Well thats it from me dont forget about our current challenge which is 'Add Lace' here.

Thanks so so much for stopping by it means a lot to us.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Monday 22 May 2017

My Dear Puppy

Hello everyone how are you all? Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I am here today with a card I made a while ago.......I need get through the build up that I havnt shown yet lol. I have used one of the super adorable Dreamerland Stamps.......these really are fabulous to colour I love them. When I got my stamps I sat & coloured up a few of them that night & this was one of them.........I love this stamp sooooo much. You can see the love in makes my heart melt...
Now this paper is a pad that hubster brought me, he was out & he passed Hobbycraft so he called in to have a peeksie to see if he could buy me anything as a surprise..........isn't he adorable...god I love that man.
Anyhoo I'm soooooo darn fussy on paper I really am but I'm a paper addict.....good paper that is lol.
This pad is lush, the colours are gorgeous, its First Edition Wild At Heart. I machine stitched the bottom 2 layers.

I made a bow with some paper straw/raffia kind of stuff.........yeah dont know what this is called but had it in my stash for a few years & have different colours lol. I added a button to the centre & some stringy twine threaded to the button.

The fabulous stamp is called 'My Dear Puppy' & its from Noor Design UK. I stamped them onto Fabriano paper & coloured with distress ink refills & markers.
The love we feel for our pets & the love our pets give us is unconditional, you can see & feel the love here in this stamp dont you think. So I chose a Love kind of sentiment, I've had it in my craft stash since I first started crafting but have no idea what brand it is.....the verse says

The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, love isn't love 'til its given away!

For the top 2 layers I used Fantasy Rectangle dies to cut them out & layered the image with foam pads onto the next layer.
I wanted to add different textures to this card & I thought it would go with the paper so I added a piece of hessian to one side.....I cut it so it was frayed to add to the look.

Thats it form me I will be back tomorrow with my Noor Design UK DT make, a little clue to what I've made....its shabby chic ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Addicted to Stamps - Brads &/or Buttons
Paradise Of Stamps - Someone Special (love is special isn't it lol)