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Thursday 10 August 2017

Deep Ocean Challenges

Hello there everyone its nice & sunny here by the sea today, perfect for getting my bedding out on the line after I've finished this post.
I must say sorry for being late with this post, we go on Holiday to Devon tomorrow woooo hooooo but it means this week has been crazy busy.  So I will make the post quick-ish lol. 

Ok so this fortnight over at Deep Ocean Challenges our theme is............
................omg I love both these themes, however I didnt really have time make anything but thankfully I have a few makes that fit this theme. This one I made when I first got the stamps.
I used the super gorgeous Maja Design Sofiero collection which you can get from Swedish House Crafts with the Monochromes to go with it, just click here.
I used a Go-Kreate die for the shape of the card & also used a circle one the for 2nd layer.
All papers were machine sewn & gesso added.

I added lace & cheesecloth form my stash.
All smaller dies used are Magnolia, the Bow, butterfly, both tags, swirl & the leaves.

The fabulous stamp is from the Magnolia From Farm To Market collection & this beauty is called 'Market Tilda With Fruits' & you can get her & many others from Swedish House Crafts.
I coloured her with distress ink refills & 1 marker which are her boots.
I also stamped the fruit that comes with here around her a bit.
I cut her out using MB Stitched Ovals.

As you can see I decorated inside to compliment the same as the front.

Here you can see the tag out with a charm attached, I used a Magnolia die but left it blank til I know what it will be used for. The seam binding I made myself a long time ago.....havnt made any for a while will have to remedy that lol.

The sentiment on the Magnolia Tag peeking out is from Tim Holtz wording doo dah's.....yeah I cant remember what they are called lol.

Hope you will join us this fortnight for our shabby chic/vintage theme we love seeing what you create.

I'm gonna go peg my washing out & then I have lots of beds to make including the bed in our touring caravan as thats what we are going on holiday with so I have that to clean inside  out today. Then I'm baking LOTS this evening as I'm making tea & desert to take down with us. Its the whole family going in 2 tourer's & we doing the travelling over 2 days, so the first night we are stopping over just outside Birmingham & then first thing the following morning we will travel down to Devon.
Will catch up with you all when I get back.

Thanks for stopping by, I will have a couple of scheduled posts......I hope if I get time to do them later lol.
Tatty bye lovelies
Big hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday 8 August 2017

21st Male Card

Hello everyone how are you all?
I'm sorry I've been missing in action lately, I do have lots of stuff to show but not had time this last week to much going on. I've not even crafted or coloured for a week.....

Ok I got the latest Maja Design collection 'Denim & Friends' from Swedish House Crafts, they had an awesome deal on the whole collection.......I got the collection, the 6x6 pad & 2 lots of the matching co-ordinates for a fantastic price.
You get the 12x12 collection here for £29.99 plus you can get the co-ordinates for just £5 when buying the full collection!!!
I have to say this collection is gorgeous, it can be used for male & female cards.......however if you struggle with male cards like I do then let me tell you this collection will not only make it easier but it will make you WANT to make male cards......... seriously I made 2 in the first day I got the is the first one!!!
Ive kept this one more on the simpler side as I really wanted the papers & image to stand out.
I used the 6x6 pad for the bottom layer. I cut 2 sheets in half & then overlapped them & machine sewn all around the edge & then along the middle in zig-zag...
The top half represents the shirt & waistcoat & the bottom half represents the jeans ;-)

The 21 was cut from Kraft cardstock from dies in my stash, cannot remember what brand.
When I put them through the number 2 slipped..........normally I secure them down but I forgot & I liked the way it wasnt quite perfect & ended up a little smaller than the number was a happy accident ;-)

I used other sheets from the 6x6 pad & created a backdrop for the image to go on. I chose my papers carefully & when looking through them I saw that this sheet said ''I wish I had invented blue jeans''.. so I thought it was perfect for my card & decided to underline & add little stars to accent it.
The backing is a co-ordinate sheet 'Blue', I used one side for the very bottom layer & the other side as they are 2 different shades for the first banner shape.
First 2 layers were stitched together to match the stitching on the card.
There was also a little something written lower down which I also underlined ''You're a star''.... 
As there was this text when choosing a button I chose one that would go with denim & one that had a star at its best lol.

The base of the card I used another sheet of Maja Shades of Denim Co-Ordinates 'Brown'.
The hessian piece at the top is a Magnolia DooHickey & is cut from Kraft cardstock.
The gorgeous image is from the same Maja collection & is called 'Snapshots Guys In Jeans' seriously this sheet is awesome & makes you want to create more male cards. You also of course get the smaller ones in the 6x6 pad too.
I distressed the edges a little just like all the other layers & then added at an angle to give the card a more interest.

I love love LOVE this collection..........yeah yeah I say it about every collection but for someone like me who doesn't do male too often.....well to do 2 in one night is good going lol.
Will show you the other one another day.......a clue though, the other is more teen orientated ;-)

Well thats it from me I have shopping to do today as I have quite a bit of baking to do this week.....what better way to travel a long way than with homemade goodies in the car for every time you stop lol.

Thanks for stopping by big hugs to you all
mmwah Vicky xxx