My Lovely Friends

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Swedish House Crafts DT

Hello everyone I'm here today with another Christmas Card but this card has a gift inside. I have not made these for a few years and thought this year I would make a few.

There is also another gift at the bottom of this post for you.

The dies I have used here are Roxstamps Xmas Reindeer Ornament. I used it on my last project as hanging tags. This time I have cut the ornament part away to leave just the Reindeer.......its like you get 2 looks for the price of 1........bargain!!!

Underneath the Reindeer is an envelope which is a Gummiapan die. This die also comes with a little card that goes inside, however, I have just used the envelope for decoration purposes. The little heart on it is a die from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 17 of which Suha still has 1 or 2 left.

The Poinsettias I made myself using ivory foamiran. The top layer I also added green colour to just the centre then added some berries from my stash. Underneath the flowers you can see a few die cut leaves and under that is a Magnolia Jute die which was cut out in Kraft.

This is the inside of the card, sorry the left side is blurred I have no idea how that happened....I promise I was not drunk when taking photo's lol.

Here is a better view and not blurred in any way lol. The image just like the one on the front of the card is from Maja Design Joyous Winterdays Emphera sheet. I didn't want too much going on inside as I didn't want the emphasis taken form the front or the little gift lol.

So on the right hand side I added little Ambi Pur Scented Tealight Candles in Christmas Season Scent. Over the top is acetate to keep them in and I lined all around the edge with pearls.
I added a pocket with a strip underneath saying "Merry Christmas" which was cut from the bottom of one of the 12 x 12 sheets of Maja Design paper. I love that nothing goes to waste on Maja Design.
Inside the pocket I added a tag to write a personal message onto.

All around the edges are also decorated. You can see the Jute die better in this photo.

All the paper is Maja Design Joyous Winterdays 12 x 12 Collection and I machine stitched all around the edge. The birdhouse is another die from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 17. I also added some organza trim along the edge and a doily cut from a die in my stash.

So as you know Suha is giving 5% discount on items that have been used on our projects. So if you would like to buy any of the items used on this candle card then here is the code you need to use.
YLQ27T83ME0Y6 valid throughout December.

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs to everyone.
Vicky xxx

Products used:

Monday 11 December 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hello everyone I'm running late as life is so so hectic at the moment with lots & lots going on & then the christmas period adding to it as well as a new puppy we picked up 3 weeks at the end of this post of him.

Now I have been up nearly all night, shall not go into detail why but I have already wrote this post & as I got to the end pressed idea what & wiped the whole this one is a rush by thing now lol. Apparently if you have that red warning at the top, unless you click dismiss it wont save gggrrrrr!!!!!!!

Ok so its time for a new challenge over at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia & this month, which is the last one of the year, is super easy...


........see told ya.
Mine is a rush card & although I'm not happy with it, I dont have time to make another unfortunately.
Papers are Maja Design Joyous Winterdays & this sheet is 'Christmas Time', you can get the whole 12x12 collection here at Swedish House Crafts for a fabulous price....I love this collection so much I brought 2 lol.
You get fantastic service & uber fast delivery.....even I get it fast as a DT member which is just fantastic!!! Most of the times the next day or 2 at the most....amazing!!!

The sentiment is from the Autumn Stamp collection which is now at Swedish House Crafts, called Christmas Party 2017, you can buy them all here or as a full collection here.
I have used 'Holiday Wishes Kit' & cut it out using a Roxstamp Cross Stitched Nesting die also form Swedish House Crafts.

The image is 'Gingerbread Tilda' & I coloured her with distress ink refills & then went over everything with Wink Of Stella to give it sparkle.....though my camera on my phone has not picked it up.
The stars are form another stamp from the same collection 'Starlight Kit'.
I cut the image out with a die from MFT I think it is......

The sleigh is from Magnolia Doohickey Club Kit Volume 17 & Suha still has 1 or 2 left over at Swedish House Crafts.
I cut it out twice, once in white cardstock & again in Kraft, added string & gesso. The heart is also from the same collection.

As always I have decorated inside to compliment the front.
Lace, chipboard & bulldog clip are from my stash & everything else is from Swedish House Crafts.

Dont forget you can join in with the challenge as many times as you like.....every day if you have the time ;-)
We cannot wait to see your makes & dont forget to pop over to my teamies blogs to see their amazing creations.

Ok now for some cuteness. This is Sir George.....or George for short lol....he looks like a Sir dont you think lol.
He is 11 weeks old now if my maths is correct.....brain does not work very well on little sleep lol. I also go a wee bit hyper & silly with the less sleep I get so my family are on for a fun day lol.
He is lying in my craft room here next to Poppy, my other furry baby.
The red you can see is form his Christmas Bow Tie.

Here is another in the living room with him on Poppy's dog bed...........though Poppy barely used it except for night time where she sleeps in our bedroom lol. George claims it during the day though. Both pics were taken Saturday Night.

Wee thank you lovelies for stopping by & staying to the end.
Hope your week ahead is good.
Take care
Huge hugs to all
Vicky xxxx