My Lovely Friends

Saturday 29 July 2017

Live In The Moment

Hello everyone how are you all? 
I'm here today to show you a card I made the weekend it was my birthday, 8-9th July. I had new goodies delivered on my birthday from Swedish House what better excuse than when you have new stash!!
Hubby brought me another set of Maja Design Sofiero collection & with them you get the set of matching monochromes.......maybe you should buy 2 sets then you can stroke one set while you use the other set ;-)
Sorry if the photo's are not great I'm still getting a proper light thingy set up plus I'm not using my new camera yet.......if I'm busy I end up grabbing the old one what I know how to use blah blah blah.....

Look at those Sofiero papers so soooo pretty, as always they have been machine stitched. I used Magnolia dies across the centre, Sakura Background die (peeking out top & bottom) & the leaves are Magnolia dies also.

The sentiment is Gummipan Stamp which was a lovely birthday present off a beautiful kind lady mmwah.......I love this, isn't it fab!! I cut it out using Roxstamps Cross Stitch nesting square dies which let me tell you are fabulous!!

At the side of the sentiment stands Farmer Tilda from the Magnolia  Farm to Market collection....see she's not just a farmer.....she is a wise farmer, telling you to live in the moment & love life ;-)
I coloured her with distress ink refills.

Thats it from me, hope you all have a wonderful weekend & lets hope for nice weather.
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Deep Ocean Challenge and SALE

Hello everyone how are you all?
Well didnt we have a miserable weekend, well we did up here in the North East yuk!! Still the gardens got a good watering o it saved me getting the hose pipe out lol. 

I'm here tonight with my DT card for Deep Ocean Challenges & the theme this fortnight is........
A DAY AT THE BEACH easy this time of year, although I love the sea all year round & am so lucky I live 5 minutes away from it, walking that is. 
I struggled to what papers I wanted use.......I know I wanted to use Maja Design but which collection, which sheets?? Oh the torture of my life the end I had to choose Summertime which is one of my favourite collections.......I love everything about this collection & every single sheet is soooooo drool worthy.....not to mention good for stroking & smelling.......yes come on you know when you have good quality paper when it has a good smell ;-)

Of course I decorated inside to compliment the front as always but I've added another small picture inside to match the front.
All papers have been distressed a little & machine sewn as always.

Lace is from my stash as is the bakers twine.
I cut out a star with a stitched star die & then added a tag on top which is from Magnolia Doohickey volume 1 which I was so lucky to find on Ebay from the lovely Donna & then I found someone selling Volume 3 in the same was a gooooood week lol.
All die cuts have been cut from 12x12 sheets.

The leaves & the Sea-Horses are also form the Doohickey kit. I've added sea shells, bark star & gesso here & there. There is also cheesecloth & corrugated card covered with gesso under the main image.
The main image came from 'By The Sea Die-Cuts' I've also used the 6x6 pad for the card itself & for the die-cuts I've used 'Having Fun' both sides, 'Glittering Water' was also used.

Hope you will join us this fortnight in our theme 'A Day At The Beach'.

Thanks for stopping by.
Squishy hugs
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering..........
Craft Heaven - Summertime

Also just to let you know that Swedish House Crafts have the whole new Magnolia release on sale.......20% off & you get a free gift. Seriously pop on over for this fabulous deal.Release is expected 7th August. CLICK HERE to be taken directly to the page.
Yay, it's Your Birthday - Complete Collection (ships Mon 7 Aug)