My Lovely Friends

Thursday 31 August 2017

Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

Hello everyone, how are you all? I'm here today with my DT make for Swedish House Crafts.

This year is going so so fast before we know it we will be putting up those twinkling lights & waiting for the round jolly fella in red. I love Christmas its one of my favourite times of year, lots of time spent with family....perfect.

So I thought I would make a wall hanging for my eldest son, fiance & grandkids home. I made myself one last year & they loved it so I have made one for them......kinda like from our home to their's :-)

I used Maja Design papers which are my favourite. For the hanging I created a bauble shape by hand. I inked the papers, then distressed them before sewing all around them on my sewing machine.
I used cardboard off a cereal box as the bottom as this gives it more strength & I then backed each paper onto 400gsm cardstock to give it a good weight. I didnt want a flimsy wall needs to last

For the trees I used Magnolia Birch die.....I cut them out using the same paper as my first layer which was Maja Design 'For Frosty Mornings from the I Wish collection. I inked the edges then brushed on white structure paint to give them a textured wintery look.
I also did the same to the Mistletoe, I think they look so pretty like that.

The image is Magnolia's Snowy Cottage & I coloured it with distress ink refills & added Stardust Stickles to all the snow & white enamel accents paint to the snow drops.
I then cut the image out using Stitched Rectangles die.
You can also see I added Jute in the top right corner what is just peeking out, this was cut from a Magnolia die.

I cut out Mistletoe from the 6x6 pad with the Magnolia die in the same colours to match the card & added structure paint to add texture & a wintery look.
The little postcard I added is from the same Maja Design 'I Wish' collection 6x6 pad.
I added hessian, bark stars with gesso on & lace, ribbon & waxed cord to add a few different textures to the hanging. I also added bits of gesso to the flowers to complete the wintery look.

Hope I have inspired you to maybe start creating christmas things, or maybe you have already started. Swedish House Crafts has lovely Christmas products as well as lots of other yummy things.

You can find my blog here.

Gummiapan Stitched Rectangles dies

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Midweek Magnolia's - Lace Or Ribbon (I have used both)
Craft Heaven - Anything Goes

Tuesday 29 August 2017

A Christmas Card

Hello everyone, hope you all have a lovely weekend & hope the weather has been nice like it has here.........made such a nice change to have a hot bank holiday lol.

Well today I have a quickie card to show you, yep a super easy make & that's not all.....its my first christmas card woooooo hooooo (I think anyway lol). This year really is going lightning fast & before we know those lights will be up with the tree & the jolly fella with a wobbly belly will be coming.

I made this card a few weeks ago, I got a few simply prints from LOTV.......I actually made a couple. Think these may get used a lot this Christmas lol. 

Please excuse my pics at the moment as I'm using my phone camera, its a good camera but I do prefer to use a good proper camera. Hubby is insisting now that I use the new one so I'm trying to learn how to use it & the software..........with some help from both of my sons lol.

I used Maja Design papers..........I love this pad, yeah yeah ok I love ALL Maja Design papers lol.
This one is called 'Home For The Holidays' & as always I have machine stitched around the edge.
I thought these papers went brilliantly with the image.

The ribbon is from my stash which I've had for a long time, I have it in a few colours & tend to forget I have know what I mean right ;-)

So the fabulous image is LOTV Simply Print 'Christmas Snowman' & I printed it out onto matt photo paper as I prefer the matt for the simply print images.

I added a few flowers & Scrapiniec leaves, keeping it all on the low-key ;-)
The ribbon I added on the corner of the paer first then did the stitching & then onec the card was made I then attached a bow on top with a bit of have to have bling at Christmas ;-)

So there is my first crimbo card.....I will be back in a few days with another Christmas make ;-)

Thanks for stopping by I have my grandkids for a couple of days as they wanted to stay a few days & have sleep overs lol. So today we are off out to the woods with the dog & packing a picnic.

Enjoy your day what ever you are doing lovelies, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx

Monday 28 August 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hello there everyone & Happy Bank Holiday..........well to those who have Bank Holiday today. I'm happy to say that here by the sea its a lovely that's a rarity on Bank Holiday Monday lol.

Ok so I'm here with my DT card for Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia Challenge, yes it should have been on yesterday but I forgot & we were at my eldest son's for BBQ......we had a fab day. I tried last night but have had a nightmare with photo' quite stressed with it & felt like putting the lappy on the end of my shoe with lots of force lol.

Anyway the challenge this time is sooooooooo easy peasy, it really really is, do you wanna know.........of course you do, psst come here...


.............see easy peasy. Just add die-cuts to your creation & enter, please remember though that the image has to be either a Hanglar or Magnolia stamp.

Now with being away on holiday its completely thrown me since I've come back to the point I could never remember the day or date lol. So I forgot about my DT card........luckily I still have quite a few cards I've not shown.
This card I made about 2 months ago I think, I brought the stamp off the fabulous Donna. However you can now get this stamp from Swedish House Crafts here.
The fabulous stamp is from the Pink Lemonade collection & is called 'Tilda In The Garden', I was after this stamp for sooooo long, then finally get it & finally make a card then forget to show it lol.
Tilda was coloured using distress ink refills but cannot remember the colours I'm afraid.
I made the bottom of her shovel look dirty as though she has been doing some work not just standing around looking pretty lol.

I used a Magnolia die for the shape of the card, yes it finally got its first use lol. Papers are Maja Design from the Nyhavn collection & were machine stitched. Dies are a mixture of Spellbinders, Marianne & Magnolia & Magnolia Doohickey collection. 
Doilies & 3 lots of lace are from my stash. The little tag is Magnolia as is the sentiment on it, they come together.

Thats it from me but we hope you will join us in our challenge of Die-Cuts, remember you can enter as many times as you like.........more chances to win ;-)

We are off to The Range now...........hubster may regret this one as I love The Range, such pretty stuff for the the home in there :-)

Thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx