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Friday 14 July 2017

New Home

Hello all you lovely jubbly people out there, how are you all?
I thought I better start making my way through cards I've not shown on my blog yet & they have been made a while lol.

I'm gonna start with my quicky card thatI made for my eldest son & his gorgeous family.
At the end of May they moved into a new house, they used to live just down the street but had to move as the Landlord decided to sell the house. Now they live about 1/2 a mile away so still they are close..........they didnt want to live too far away.

At the time things were pretty hectic with them moving & Natalie got took into hospital.
So I turned to LOTV.........
Their Simply Print heets are fabulous for when you dont have time to colour an image. I absolutely love this image & will get it to colour as darn cute is it!!! 
Its called 'A New Adventure' & you can get it here. OMW you can also get James Bear in Simply Print as well...........thats it I'm gonna be skint!!!

Of course I decorated inside as always but I also put in this fabulous sentiment also from LOTV. Its a digi stamp set where you get 14 verses, I think mine is the 'Digi Stamp Set, Verses, Script' but there are different fonts so you can choose.......or go for all of them ;-)
I cut the verse out with a smaller postage stamp die to match the front, postage because I was thinking of mail redirection lol.

Ok time to remember what products I used. Paper I believe is Crafts & You 'Rose Garden' 12x12....I think lol. I made the card using a Go-Kreate die. Doily & lace from my stash.

Flowers are WOC & leaves were made with a Rosy Owl die. The sentiment was stamped with a wood block stamp from my stash & then cut out using a LLLC Stitched Circle die & then I added a key from my stash to the bottom.

Pretty simple-ish but I quite liked it. I have made them something else but you will have to wait to see that ;-)

Enjoy your day I'm off to strip beds as its bedding day on Friday's.......oh my I can barely contain my excitement lol. However as its bedding day it means its nearly the weekend wooooo hoooooo!!!

What ever you are doing hope you enjoy it peeps.
Thanks for stopping by.
Vicky xxxx

Tuesday 11 July 2017

My Birthday Icing

Hello everyone how are you all?
Things are not bad here although I'm in a lot of pain with kidneys but never mind I'm thankful its nothing worse.

Ok so I told you about my birthday on Saturday & that it was literally the icing on the cake didnt I??
Well you know I lurve Magnolia products, Maja Design & Pion Design.........well on Saturday I got an email from Suha asking me to be part of the Swedish House Crafts DT.
You can guess what my answer was...........a big fat YESSSSSSSSSS!!!

So here is a card I made saturday using products from Suha's store which hubster got me for my birthday.....
I have used Maja Design Vintage Summer 6x6 paper. Lace is from my stash.

Flowers are WOC. The seam binding I made myself a long time ago.

I used Rose Cake Tilda from the Boho collection stamped onto Langton watercolour coloured with distress ink refills & I added stardust stickles to her headband & parts of the cake.
The frame I made using the Roxstamps Cross Stitched nesting dies....this is the first time I've used these but this week I'm buying more. They cut brilliantly, I absolutely love them!!!
The postage stamps are done with a Magnolia stamp.

As you can see I decorated inside also as always all papers are machine stitched.
The firework in the top left corner is a Magnolia die & the cupcakes down the bottom are but they are from the latest doohickey club kit as is the banner.
You can also order Magnolia Doohickey club kits from Swedish House Crafts.

Well thats it from me that was the icing on my birthday cake. Thank you so much Suha for inviting to be part of your design team, I really am truly honoured & thrilled.

I have ordered from Swedish House Crafts a few times now & the emails after are always so so friendly & I've even had a personal hand written message inside my order when its arrived. If you get stuck or dont understand anything you can email Suha & she is pretty speedy at replying & still that friendliness is there. You really can tell things come from the heart with her which makes it all more pleasureable. You also get free shipping when you spend £25 UK, £45EU & £65 Worldwide

Pop on over to Swedish House Crafts & have a shop around & as my readers you all can have 5% off your order.......yes thats right all you need to do is enter VICKYSAID5OFF

Thanks for stopping by & have fun shopping.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.......
Midweek Magnolia's - Anything Goes

Monday 10 July 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia midway post

Hello everyone how are you all?
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am having a lovely one as it was my birthday Saturday & I had lovely pressies, crafty stuff & the best part lots of cuddle & hugs & I Love You's from my family & we spent the day together. I also had another birthday present later in the day which was the icing on the cake so to speak, yes even after I had birthday cake lol....but I will tell you about that another day ;-)

Ok so today I'm here to remind you of the challenge over at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia & the challenge is...........ANYTHING GOES!!
 The other week I got my new stamps & I coloured 2 up straight away to make a notebook for my granddaughter.
Payton loves pink, purple, glitter, tulle (ballerina's skirt), fairies & UNICORNS....yep you know what is coming dont you lol
I brought a cheap plain notebook from a shop & decorated it. I painted it with white gesso first & then started the fun part.
This is the pad I brought, its quite a thick pad so it will last her a know 5 year olds they can write 4 words on a piece of paper then start on a new piece lol.

All dies on the top of the pad except the circle & scalloped circle are Magnolia, some are from Doohickey Volume 9. However the die-cut going across the top of the pad is called 'Celebration Lace', I've had this die a while but you can get here if you would like it.

In the pocket I made a tag with a CC Designs die  & stamped just the unicorn on it & coloured it with distress ink refills & then covered it with Wink Of Stella........unfortunately it dulled it down a bit which is a shame as it looked so bright & colourful. However Payton still liked it & the tag can be used as a book mark for her reading book. I cut & glued 2 tags together to make it nice & firm.

Both Magnolia stamps are from the I Believe In Unicorns collection, I stamped together 'Unicorn Tilda' & 'Unicorn With Text' with my Tim Holtz stamping platform.........OMW that thing is fantastic & so much better than my other one.
I cannot remember which watercolour paper I used, it was either Daler Rowney or Langton. I coloured them with distress ink refills & added stardust stickles to the unicorns hoofs, horn & hair & to Tilda's hair ribbons, hearts & buttons.
I also added pearl dots with a pearl pen. I cut them out using LLLC Stitched circle die & then backed it onto circle & scalloped circle cut out with spellbinder dies.

Papers used are from one of my favourite collections, Maja Design Vintage Summer & I used a mixture of 12x12 & 6x6 paper. All was distressed a little & machine sewn, I added lace form my stash & some pink Melissa Frances Tulle which I've had for soooo long. I also added a string of ivory pearls along the top & the top of the tulle.
I added cheese clothe & corrugated cardboard painted with white gesso under the image & the letters spelling out the name are from Pion Design.
I added lots of lace & waxed string the binder rings at the top of the pad & added 2 charms, the one on the top of the pad says 'Believe' & I added a charm to the tag of a fairy. So this pad has all of Payton's favourites & she loved I'm pleased to tell you.

Well thats it from me, hope you will join us in our chalelnge, you can enter as many times as you like..........yes 20 times if you wish, we love seeing your creations thats why there is no limit.....psst also you inspire us ;-)

Come back tomorrow for my fabulous birthday icing lol.
Tatty bye & thank you so much for stopping by.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.........
Midweek Magnolia's - Anything Goes with a Maggie