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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Deep Ocean Challenges - Layers

Hello everyone I'm back again with my DT card for Deep Ocean Challenges which this fortnight is..........
LAYERS
........so so easy right!!

Now this card I actually made for April mood board for Maja Design......yep I'm a wee bit late lol. That much went on that month & I didnt have time to blog it & forgot about it :-(
So here it is for you today lol.
Photo's were taken before my craftroom was ripped apart, I'm hoping to be finished by end of next week......
So quite a few layers on this, it fit this challenge perfectly so I didnt have to rush & make one lol.
The papers are my favourite & are from the Sofeiro collection, oh my I love that collection & I've used my favourite sheets in that collection as well. All paper have been machine stitched as always.
I added 2 layers of lace from my stash.

The main focal point is an image from the Emphera sheet which I cut out using a Postage die. I added some corrugated card underneath that which was painted with gesso & then another piece cut from a postage die....I love postage dies lol.
The heart sticking out is a Fantasy die from Noor Design UK.

This is the tag that pulls out from the side, I've kept the photo dark so you can see the wording better. I stamped a verse from a Stempelglede stamp onto some paper with versamark & then heat embossing with white embossing powder. I then cut it out using a LLLC Tag die, I also added some pattern to the edge of the tag again using Stempelglede stamp & embossing powder.
It really does look so pretty IRL.
As always I have decorated inside. I've added white organza ribbon by the flowers & also on the tag & heat shrivelled them to add to the shabby chic look. I added cheesecloth between 2 layers of paper which you can just see peeking out. I also added a white metal corner from my stash & a rose & butterfly also from my stash.

Well thats it form me please pop on over to see what my fabulous teamies made. Hope you will join us for our layers challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Noor Design UK - Anchor's Away

Hello everyone how are you all?
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, we had a really nice one, out with all the family & both the family dogs on Saturday & then spent the day with family again on Sunday & had a BBQ at mine, love weekends.

Ok less babbling & lets show you what I've made with products from Noor Design UK. Today I have a more male inspired card for you.........yep less foofiness lol. I sometimes find male cards hard but I do think Pion Design make male cards easier with their gorgeous papers.
I love this collection.....ok I love most of Pion's collection lol. This collection is 'Legends Of The Sea' but the 'Happy Birthday' tag is from the Mr Tom's Treasure's Collection.
All links are below to take you to the products I've used

For the centre I used an 'Anchor' image from Images From The Past & added foam pads underneath to raise it up. Under that I cut out a rectangle using a Fantasy Die from the same sheet I used for the card which is 'Aye Aye Captain' & raised that too to give it all dimension.

The boat at the bottom I fussy cut from the Aye Aye Captain sheet & popped it onto foam pads & underneath I cut out seaweed from Foamiran.
The Anchor, Lighthouse & Seagull are cut from Joy Crafts dies.

The tag I cut from Pion Mr Tom's Treasures 'Mr Tom's Memory's Notes'. I punched a hole through it, added an eyelet & then a keyring from my stash hooked onto a Tim Holtz Clip.

I cut the corner from a Joy Crafts corner die. I also added bubbles here & there using Structure Paste & a mask art stencil that Tracy can order in if you would like it.
Seaweed is cut with a Magnolia die.

Thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
P.S. Sorry about pics I've still not set up an area for my light tent & lights so this is took on my bench with just my big lights on & luckily we fitted LED lights under the units on the wall so they shine out so much extra liught, they are fab & a fab price too...... ;-)


The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop:




Sunday, 25 June 2017

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi peeps how are you all? Hope you are all having a fabby weekend, we are loving all this warm weather....though living right next to the North Sea does bring a nice cool breeze, a very welcomed breeze I have to say lol.
I've been MIA just recently but there has been so much going on, Natalie has been unwell & I've had Pancreatitus twice in just over a month as well as a few other things going on & redesigning my craft room/studio. Ok less of my babble & lets get to crafty business.

Well its time for a new challenge over at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia & this month its everyone's favourite........

ANYTHING GOES

..........yep you can create ANYTHING as long as its either Magnolia or Hanglar & dont forget you can enter as many times as you like..........more chances to win a fab prize from our fab sponsor who this month is.....drum roll please rrrrrrrrrrrr (thats my drum roll noise hee hee)
Our Lovely Sponsor
Now this card has been made about a month, I've not done any crafting for weeks so thank goodness I had this as a back-up phewwwww.
Now I love love LOVE Boho, I love the style & most things Boho & I lurve the whole Magnolia Boho collection (even though I have a few un-inked still) & there were a couple I was still missing. So I saw Sir Stamp A Lot had some on special order & after getting excited I then calmed myself down, composed myself & ordered a few.....Yeah I know I'm easily pleased lol.
So this pretty lady is 'Romantic Boho Tilda' & she was coloured with distress ink refills, cant remember what paper she is stamped onto though :-(


I cut this sentiment off some ribbon type thingy...... Treasured Moments. Underneath is a Film Strip I cut from a Magnoia die that I got from Swedish House Crafts a month or 2 ago, the die is called 'Insta Stripes'. The clip is a Tim Holtz one from my stash.

The paper is Pion Theodore & Bella 'Rise & Shine' & as always I have machine stitched it. The Butterflies are also Pion.

I aded more of the film strip at the bottom with some WOC flowers. Doily is from my stash.

I added corrufated card under the image painted with Gesso & in between I added a small Magnolia Doily die & a tag made with a Magnolia die & stamped a verse onto it from Stempelglede.
The metal 'Love' heart was from LLC ........I love these things.

Leaves are also Magnolia dies from Paris Nights. Seam binding is from Noor Design UK.
The frame around the image I made with a die from CC Designs.

Ok I think I've babbled on quite a bit now so I'm gonna go & spend the afternoon with my family & as its nice have a BBQ, I lurve weekends ;-)
Its hard to craft this time of year dont you think, when its nice you just want to be outside spending time with loved ones, family, friends enjoying life. Whatever you are doing though I hope you are having fun.

Thank you so much for stopping by, big hugs to you all. I will pop round tosee you real soon. Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies creations, they are sooooo darn talented!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Psst....Sorry this is late I would like to blame a load of things but the simple truth is I forgot to press publish lol.....yep Thicky Vicky strikes again.



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Noor Design UK Challenge

Hello everyone how are you all?

Its the 1st June so its time for a new challenge over at Noor Design UK & this month the theme is........

SUMMER

.......super easy & in the UK we are even getting the right weather for a change.
Now when I think of summer I think BBQ's & Ice Cream..........so I decided go for one of the those.....I decided the 2nd one as then I could use my new stamp from Noor Design UK.
I will put a list to everything used form Noor Design UK at the bottom of this post.
I used a Go-Kreate for the shape.

I added a couple of things you use in the summer, filmstrip as we use our camera's more in the summer & this umbrella........actually I'm thinking of it as a parasol as we use our parasol's in summer........everyday the sun is out out comes my parasol & it goes on the table outside so I can sit under it have a nice cuppa ;-)

The Magnolia stamp is one of the latest ones........though I've got the new ones on order & cannot wait for those come.........so excited!!
Anyway this is Gelato Tilda & I merged her with a stamp I brought from a lovely bloggy friend who keeps her stamps perfect..........suits me to a tee as I'm particular & fussy with my stamps lol.
Anyway the stamp I merged her with is from The Sea Breeze collection & is called 'Time For Ice Cream'..... I coloured it all with distress inks.

The tag was cut from a Craft & You 12x12 sheet & I added a sentiment from an old Whiff Of Joy stamp set & cut it out using a Little Darlings die & adhered it to the tag. 

Here are the items with links of products from Noor Design UK.

Magnolia Bride Bow Doo-hickey
Distress Inks

Thats it from me, hope you will join us in our Summer Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Midweek Magnolia's - Dies or Chippies

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Cards

Hello everyone hope you all had a fabulous weekend. To all those in the UK hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
I'm here today with my post for Noor Design UK & I'm here with another shabby chic kind of card.....not so much shabby though lol. This time pink.
I've also tried out another new flower die on the foamiran..........OMWord I love it.....
I've also used a new paper pad that is new to Noor Design UK, all links to items used are at the bottom of the post.
The pad is Craft & You 'Bird Song' which is so pretty, so soft & full of pinks, blues & greens....all soft & pastel. Of course I machine stitched around the edges as always.

The flowers I made myself from a new die by Whimsy Stamps & this die set was designed by our lovely crafty buddy Bev Rochester. Its fab, honestly its gonna be my favourite Foamiran die & so so easy. You can either have your Peony Roses closed in or I like mine with the leaves spaced out... 
I used pink & white foamiran for the flowers & used Pentel oil pastels to add colour.....
The leaves I used green & then added colour again with the same oil pastels.....leaves are not one colour. I used pink & white stamens in the centre.
You really should try out these dies they are awesome!!!
I used all 3 sizes on my flowers & did big, medium & small peony flowers. I also used the leaf die that came with it.
What is also fabulous is they make a wee little hole in the centre of each flower to put your stamens through.......I didnt think this would make much difference but seriously soooooo much easier.

I've been digging through my Scrapiniec & added bits of that, the bird is form my stash. I also cut a piece of lace off & scrunched it up to make another flower at the top next to the larger peony flower.
The Antique Bronze Leaf Swirl peeking out form the bottom flowers I gave the ivory frantage treatment to soften the bronze but I wiped some off before heating it so I still had some bronze peeking through.

Well thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx