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Thursday 1 June 2017

Noor Design UK Challenge

Hello everyone how are you all?

Its the 1st June so its time for a new challenge over at Noor Design UK & this month the theme is........


.......super easy & in the UK we are even getting the right weather for a change.
Now when I think of summer I think BBQ's & Ice I decided go for one of the those.....I decided the 2nd one as then I could use my new stamp from Noor Design UK.
I will put a list to everything used form Noor Design UK at the bottom of this post.
I used a Go-Kreate for the shape.

I added a couple of things you use in the summer, filmstrip as we use our camera's more in the summer & this umbrella........actually I'm thinking of it as a parasol as we use our parasol's in summer........everyday the sun is out out comes my parasol & it goes on the table outside so I can sit under it have a nice cuppa ;-)

The Magnolia stamp is one of the latest ones........though I've got the new ones on order & cannot wait for those excited!!
Anyway this is Gelato Tilda & I merged her with a stamp I brought from a lovely bloggy friend who keeps her stamps perfect..........suits me to a tee as I'm particular & fussy with my stamps lol.
Anyway the stamp I merged her with is from The Sea Breeze collection & is called 'Time For Ice Cream'..... I coloured it all with distress inks.

The tag was cut from a Craft & You 12x12 sheet & I added a sentiment from an old Whiff Of Joy stamp set & cut it out using a Little Darlings die & adhered it to the tag. 

Here are the items with links of products from Noor Design UK.

Magnolia Bride Bow Doo-hickey
Distress Inks

Thats it from me, hope you will join us in our Summer Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Midweek Magnolia's - Dies or Chippies

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Cards

Hello everyone hope you all had a fabulous weekend. To all those in the UK hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
I'm here today with my post for Noor Design UK & I'm here with another shabby chic kind of card.....not so much shabby though lol. This time pink.
I've also tried out another new flower die on the foamiran..........OMWord I love it.....
I've also used a new paper pad that is new to Noor Design UK, all links to items used are at the bottom of the post.
The pad is Craft & You 'Bird Song' which is so pretty, so soft & full of pinks, blues & greens....all soft & pastel. Of course I machine stitched around the edges as always.

The flowers I made myself from a new die by Whimsy Stamps & this die set was designed by our lovely crafty buddy Bev Rochester. Its fab, honestly its gonna be my favourite Foamiran die & so so easy. You can either have your Peony Roses closed in or I like mine with the leaves spaced out... 
I used pink & white foamiran for the flowers & used Pentel oil pastels to add colour.....
The leaves I used green & then added colour again with the same oil pastels.....leaves are not one colour. I used pink & white stamens in the centre.
You really should try out these dies they are awesome!!!
I used all 3 sizes on my flowers & did big, medium & small peony flowers. I also used the leaf die that came with it.
What is also fabulous is they make a wee little hole in the centre of each flower to put your stamens through.......I didnt think this would make much difference but seriously soooooo much easier.

I've been digging through my Scrapiniec & added bits of that, the bird is form my stash. I also cut a piece of lace off & scrunched it up to make another flower at the top next to the larger peony flower.
The Antique Bronze Leaf Swirl peeking out form the bottom flowers I gave the ivory frantage treatment to soften the bronze but I wiped some off before heating it so I still had some bronze peeking through.

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

Sunday 28 May 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia DT Card

Hello everyone hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
We are at my sons having a BBQ today at his new house as we helped move them last weekend...hubster even brought a new dress to wear ooohhhh fancy shmancy lol. 
So I'm hoping this post has published......

Today starts a new challenge over at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia & the theme this month is.........
A Special Date.....i.e Birthdays, Christening, Anniversary etc

...........super easy right!!!
I have used one of the super duper new stamps from Magnolia.......I lurve these & love the dies. Though I didnt bother with the Star Wars themed ones as I'm not  into Star Wars at all!!! I can hear people now screaming 'WHAT!!!!!!' lol yep sorry peeps.....
This is a birthday card for my daughter Natalie, she is 25 on 6th June.......can you believe that .........25!! So this is a card off her younger brother...........though when my granddaughter saw it yesterday she told me she really REALLY loved it & wanted take it home put it in her new bedroom lol.

I made a bow with this ribbon I've had in my stash for ages & cannot remember where it was originally from.....I want to say Live & Love Crafts. The button in the centre I made with a circle of paper punched from some Pion paper & a glass cabochon was then glued in place.....I usually use the apoxy resin ones but I do have a few glass ones for when I want an extra special touch ;-)
You can also see Tim Holtz doily die peeking out there as well.

So the fabulous stamp is 'Jeans Tilda' from the Denim range. I stamped her onto Fabriano & coloured her with distress ink refills. The pocket watch I made a long time ago with a mould I have in my stash.
I cut Tilda out with a CC Design Tag die & then I used the 'Denim' ring from the Magnolia Denim Tag here.

I have used Magnolia dies for the 2 tags in the pocket, 1 will be saying Sister on it & the other is a Birthday Recipe stamp from LOTV. The seam binding is one I died myself a while ago.
The butterfly is from my stash which I've had for a looooong time.

The papers are a new pad I got recently & its sooooooo pretty, its from Craft & You & is called 'Beautiful Day',I've used the 6x6 pad but will be getting the 12x12 as well now lol. As you can see I've decorated inside & machine stitched as always.
The laces running up the side are from my stash & I also added some cheesecloth.

This photo I took on my conservatory window sill, we have had such beautiful weather this week that I actually had a day sitting outside once all my cleaning was done.......Natalie sat in the conservatory next to the double doors as she wasnt quite well enough go out that day. Though she is doing much better thankfully. Its harder to craft in the nice weather as you just want to be out enjoying it with the family dont you....

Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations & we hope you will join us....remember you can enter as many times as you you know what that means dont you!! More chance at the prize & more chances to get the fabulous top 3 award.
Our sponsor this month is Wild Orchid you could win some gorgeous sure ly thats worth entering LOTS!!! 
Remember to use Hanglar or Magnolia stamps,,,,,,,,

Thats it from me, enjoy the rest of your day.
Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx