My Lovely Friends

Saturday 22 July 2017

Hello To A Special Friend

Hello everyone, how are you all? Yayyyy its the weekend, lets hope the weather stays nice.

I'm here today to show you a recent card I made using a Magnolia stamp I got for my birthday & a new die that a lovely lady sent me for my birthday.... thank you again sweetie sooooooo much ;-)

The papers I've used I brought a while ago from Swedish House Crafts & they are the Pion Easter Collection........this is such a pretty collection & not just for Easter. I've had them a while but didnt want cut them as they are too pretty....stroking purposes lol.
I cut the card with a Go-Kreate die, all papers have been stitched as always.

I added lace across the centre. I added a straw cut down a little & added a sentiment from the Pion Easter Collection saying 'To A Special Friend'. The flowers at the bottom of the straw are WOC.
Butterflies are cut from the same paper set & pearl string down the centre.

I made flowers with white foamiran & I added bits of colour with Pentel Oil Pastels, these are really good on Foamiran & cheap too. I got mine from Amazon here.
To make the flowers I used my favourite flower die at the moment which is Whimsy Peony die designed by the uber talented Bev Rochester, the little ones were made using the smallest die & the larger ones were made using the smallest & the middle die. I also used the leaf die that comes with the set & foamiran.

This Hello die by Gummiapan I got off a lovely lady for my birthday, I cut it out 3 times in cardstock & then once in the same lemon paper I used on the card, this gives it thickness like its chipboard.
Ive tried to show the dimension of it here. 
Gummiapan dies are Swedish dies & are fabulous, they cut perfectly but what is just as good is the price........they are not expensive at all!! Great value for money.
You can find the Gummiapan range here in the UK at Swedish House Crafts.

This Magnolia stamp I got for my birthday off hubster, would you believe I didnt get her when I got most of this collection.....then I was like...why why why didnt I get her!!
So hubby got her for me, she is from the I Believe In Unicorns collection at Swedish House Crafts & she is called 'Snowwhite Tilda' isnt she the cutest!! I coloured her with distress ink refills.
Colours used are......
Skin - Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Cheeks- Worn Lipstick
Hair - Antique Linen, Ground Espresso
Top - Scattered Straw, Black Soot, Wild Honey
Trousers - Stormy Sky
Boots - Pumice Stone, Black Soot
I then covered her with distress glaze & fussy cut her out.

Inside in decorated to compliment the front as always.
I cut the tag from the Pion collection to stand Tilda on & then I cut a postage piece from the same Easter Collection.
Not many die-cuts on this one but I dont think it needed to be over done with foofiness, I wanted the pretty papers to be seen & of course Tilda ;-)

Well thats it from me, hope you have a wonderful weekend. I have my family coming in a few hours for a bit.
Thanks for stopping by.
Squishy hugs from me to you.
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering........
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes

Thursday 20 July 2017

Have A Lovely Birthday

Hello there everyone how are you all?

Well I'm working through cards that I made that have not been blogged & I have a few lol. This one is a vintage kinda card that I made.......oooh let me think, I'm gonna guess about 3 months ago maybe lol. I love the colours pink & green together its shabby chic/country dontcha think??
Ok now the problem is I have to try remember what products I used as I like to tell you what I use & enable you to go buy them hee hee.
Ok the shape was definitely made with a Go-Kreate die & the papers are definitely Pion. The image is also Pion.
I used a fairly new die, or at the time it was & thats the Umbrella die which is a Magnolia die that I got from Swedish House Crafts...........I had been after this die for soooooooo long & whilst trying to get it I found a shop that I didnt know existed & they do all fabulous Swedish products.....Suha the owner is so sweet.

The cabochon I made myself by cutting a clock from Pion paper with a circle punch & then attaching a glass cabochon dome over the top.........I glued it with glossy accents.
The seam binding underneath are from my stash.....the pale green one I made myself ages ago.

The photo's were taken ages ago & for some reason I only took these ones....
Dies I've used are LLLC Doily die at the left side, I also added 2 doily dies on the right under the image, a Fantasy die & the other is a Marianne die. The playing cards were cut from Pion Design paper.
The sentiment is LOTV.

Well thats it from me today will be back tomorrow with a newer card......
Hope the weather is good for you where ever you are, its miserable here & just started raining....we did have sunshine & I pegged washing out......yep then I did the running act trying to dodge the rain drops whilst getting it all back in again lol......its now in the dryer :-(

Thanks for stopping by lovelies, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Dad's Day

Hello everyone how are you all? Hope you are well but those who are not I'm sending get well wishes & a hug.
Now I said I woud start work through my cards that I have still not blogged. Well I have a quick & easy card for you today. 
It's one I made for hubster for Father's Day........only this one was not made in advance as I had only made one but still needed another. Hubster goes out with our 2 sons every Sunday morning for Father & Sons time & they go out with either 10th or 5th scale RC cars & Drones.
So while hubby was out I made this.....the actual card took me 20 minutes to make but finding the stuff to make it took me so much longer lol. Fathers Day fel on me having nothing in my craft room.........we had just finished installing the new units but all my craft stuff was boxed up & not boxed up correctly as it was a last minute decision lol.
So this is my 20 minute card with bits that I could sewing on this one as my sewing machine wasnt set up & the socket I use for it needed to be fitted :-/
So I used Pion Design papers for this. They are from the Mister Tom collection. 
No stamps used as I didnt know where they were & didnt have time to look, I was gutted as after I made the card I remembered I had brought a new sentiment stamp specifically for Fathers Day.......oh well there is next year lol.

I made a bow with some black & cream ribbon which I thought went with the papers I had chosen.......actually I found the ribbon first so everything got centred around that lol.
The cabochon in the centre I made using an epoxy dome from my stash & I cut a camera image from the Pion collection with a circle punch.

The tag with the image on is from the Mister Tom collection & I punched a hole & attached a ring to it & some waxed cord. The Father sentiment is also Pion.

I added some hessia ribbon stuff underneath & some corrugated card under the image. The letters are stickers & I cut the film strip from the Pion Borders sheet & stuck the letter toeach square in the film strip.
Not one die was used on this card which is incredibly unusual for me but I had no idea where my dies were..........honestly the mess was unbelieveable & awful. However my craft room is starting to look great...........its still not quite finished as other things in life have to come first but I can craft in there still so its ok lol.

Anyway lovelies I will go now & get my daughter ready for daycare.Then I have an exciting day of cleaning right through. We had such a hot day on Monday & stupid me used that day to paint the sheds.........omg it was soooooo blinking warm....yep total blonde day that day lol, but they look so much better in Wild Thyme ;-)

Thanks for stopping by & listen to me jabber on. Enjoy your day.
Lotsa squishy hugs 
Vicky xxx