My Lovely Friends

Saturday 7 October 2017

You Are Special To Me

Hello everyone how are you all?

To day I have a card I made a while ago, I'm thinking maybe a month ago or just over.
I've used a Sylvia Zet image from Hobby House (I think) which I've had for ages.
I will give a links to items used at the bottom of the post.
Papers are the super gorgeous Pion Design Easter Collection from Swedish House Crafts.
I have machine stitched all around the edges as always.

Doily & lace are from my stash, also the bulldog clip is.
The small bit of paper is a scrap that I stamped a sentiment onto & then layered it up with foam pads.
The die cut going along the middle is a Magnolia Doohickey.

The gorgeous butterfly is a rubber stamp from Swedish House Crafts which I stamped with Versa & then heat embossed with white embossing powder, I then fussy cut it out & added fine purple pearl string to the centre.
The circle die is a die by Gummiapan from SHC, link will be at the bottom. These are fabulous for adding a bit of interest to your projects, I have the square one too & love them both.

The flowers I made myself using foamiran & Whimsy Peony dies. I used white foamiran & used oil pastels to colour them. The leaves I used olive green foamiran & added colour to give them a realistic look......its rare leaves are one solid colour.
I heat shrunk some organza ribbon & added some string in amongst the flowers.

As always I have decorated inside to co-ordinate with the front.
I used a Roxstamps die to cut out the image & then used a smaller one to make a frame.

Items used from Swedish House Crafts......

Thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a super weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thursday 5 October 2017


Hello everyone how are you all?
Sorry I've been missing in action I've been quite ill lately & then had to have tests took. So have not had energy to even blog, let alone craft but I finally made this card.....only took me 4 days lol.

Anyway I'm late with not 1 but 2 DT cards oops, so I'm combining them both...yep I'm cheating lol.
Ok so the new challenges have started over at All About Magnolia & Deep Ocean Challenges & luckily for me their themes are nearly the same.......phew!!! Lol.


I've gone with Autumn colours to suit both challenges. I absolutely love Autumn, I love all the changing colours of the leaves & trees & love the rustle under my feet when the leaves have fallen on the ground. Its a beautiful time of year.
I thought I would use a Halloween kind of stamp but make her more Autumn orientated ;-)

This is Witch Tilda With Small Pumpkins but I thought rather than her being a witch she could just be sitting amongst the trees enjoying Autumn.

The papers are Maja Design 'Walking In The Forest' 6x6 pad from Swedish Houe Crafts. I have machine stitched the both layers & the top layer I cut out using a die from Magnolia Doohickey Club Kit Volume can get these Magnolia Volumes from Swedish House Crafts at a great price & they are soooo worth the money.
I also added gesso to both layers to soften them & give them a shabby chic look.....Autumn the shabby chic way lol.

I have cut the envelope from the Maja Design 6x6 pad & then cut the tags from it also & added eyelets & waxed cord & popped them inside the envelope to write little messages on them.
I also cut the shaped larger tag form the same pad & added Autumn to the top, the Autumn I cut from the front cover of Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn Basic's' 6x6 pad, I have 2 pads & 1 is nearly gone so used that cover.......recycle recycle lol ;-)

The tree's are Doohickey dies from Swedish House Crafts called 'Birch' from the Animal Of The Year collection. I cut it out of Kraft cardstock & then gave it a painting with gesso. The second tree I popped onto foam pad to give it a 3-D effect.

The Magnolia stamp I coloured with distress ink refills, I also added stardust stickles to the pumpkins.
Colours used are..........
Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose - Skin
Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs - Hair
Rusty Hinge, Hickory Smoke, Carved Pumpkin  - Dress & Band on Hat
Frayed Burlap - Boots & Hat
Ooops I forgot to add colour to her lace at the bottom of the dress......better fix that :-/

Flowers are WOC, the leaves are Magnolia Doohickey dies & I added some small leaves made with foamiran & Magnolia dies from Volume 11 to the larger tag. I used a peachy coloured foamiran & coloured them 3 colours with oil pastels.
Lace is from my stash.

Well thats it from me, please pop on over to both challenges & give my DT members some love, they are all so talented.
Thank you for stopping by.
Huge hugs Vicky xxx

Magnolia Forever - Fall / Halloween
Simply Magnolia - Autumn