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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Live & Love Crafts Challenge DT Card

Hello again, 2 posts in one day........... If you want to see this morning's card click here or scroll down.
Ok so this time I'm here with another DT card & this time its for Live & Love Crafts. Yep it's that time of month again, these month's are going fast.... Anyway the challenge there this month is perfect for this time of year............
SIGNS OF SPRING
...........I have flowers popping up in all of my borders out in the front garden. I planted them last year when we planted all the conifers, so it's nice to see them popping up.
I decide use the gorgeous Pion papers from last year 'A Day In May'...........perfect for spring cards. I used 'White Blossom 12x12' & 'Birdsong 12x12'. I cut them out using XXL spellbinders die & machine stitched all around the edge.
Added doilies inside & out. The corner die is from Noor Design UK.

The sentiment is also from Noor Design Uk called 'There are no little dreams', isn't it a gorgeous sentiment. I stamped it in Cocoa Memento onto a Tag from Pion's 'A Day In May - Tags 12x12'. I've inked the edges with Pumice Stone & distressed them a little. The little sentiment tag is from LOTV. The paper clip is Tim Holtz.
The image I cut from 'Lady 12x12' of the same paper collection. I cut her out using a smaller spellbinder die & stitched around  the outisde. I thought she was too pretty to be hidden so kept this bit of paper to use as centrepiece for a card lol.

Most of the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts, the top lace is & the bark star. The bottom lace is form my stash. I also made a banner going through the centre with a scrap of the paper, that was also stitched all around.

For all of your vintage & shabby chic needs........well then you have to pop over to Live & Love Crafts...........that will definately fullfill your needs & more ;-)

Well that's it from me. Sorry this post was late my hubster has been hospital today for a procedure.
Thank you for stopping by & the lovely comments you leave.
Take care lovelies, lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx



Noor Design UK Challenge

Good morning everyone I'm here today with my first DT card.
We have a brand new challenge over at Noor Design this month & boy is it a super easy one....
ANYTHING GOES
............yep super duper easy peasy ;-)
So no excuses this month lovelies come & show us your gorgeous creations.
Now my card was a rush...........& when I say rush I mean the fastest card ever..........by me that is lol........ I have my inspiration post on Thursday so that will be better ;-)
I've made a round card using the 'Shape Art Circle', I used it for the 1st & 2nd layer of paper. Also the main card is made using this & then I just used my large Go-Kreate die for the scalloped circle to go on top.

I used my favourite Swirl Leaf die & also Leaves die for under the flowers. Also cut down one of the banners & added a small sentiment. Links will be below.

As the image was holding a Clapper Board I thought a 'Film Strip' would go perfect with it.
The Sweet Thing charm was from Crafts & Me a long time ago & underneath I added some 'Flower Border' with some Gesso added to it.

The image comes in a pad & there are lots of awesome pictures in there. The image are in fact square but I used the Circle Art again to make it round.
Underneath I used a spellbinders scalloped die to match the outside & a Doily.

The gorgeous paper is from the 'Spring Paper pad', its full of pretty pinks & greens.....gorgeous!!

Product list with links.....


All of the above are from Noor Design Uk.

Flowers, Doily & Organza Rose trim are from Live & Love Crafts.

Well that's it form me peeps but will be abck again soon with another DT card.
Thanks so much for stopping by it really means a lot.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxx



Monday, 30 March 2015

A Beautiful Baby Boy

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I havn't done any crafting over the weekend as I spent the weekend with my gorgeous family & then yesterday spent the whole day baking & cooking with my new oven............oooh it was bliss...

Anyhoo's today I'm sharing a card I made earlier last week, though the image I coloured ages ago...........as soon as I saw this image I wanted it & waited patiently til it went into digi lol.
Isn't this image sooooooooooo darn cute, I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!
Papers I've used are the gorgeous Pion Sweet Baby collection, I've used 'Blue Forget Me Not 6x6'. These are getting discontinued so grab em while you can lovelies.
Of course as always I've stitched all around the papers. The top layes was cut out with a XL Spellbinder die.

I've added a Banner & underneath there you can see a doily, these are both dies from La La Land Crafts. I used the 'Heart Doily Border' & 'Heart Banner' dies.
You can also just see the 'Cheese Cloth' peeking out there.

All the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts. The die underneath is from Noor Design UK & is one of my faves as most of you know lol, it's '0163 - Vintage Swirl Leaf' die.
The sentiment is from LOTV. I placed it into a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.

This super gorgeously cute image is from La La Land Crafts......'Baby Luka' & I coloured him with distress markers & then went in again with re-fills to deepen the shadows.
This is a digi but you can also get him in rubber as well.

The 2 gorgeous laces are from LLC. Underneath the image I've used 2 dies, the blue one is a Marianne die & the white one on top is 0146 - Rectangle Frame die & also added '0370 - Ladybird Edge' die both from Noor Design UK.
I've added doilies, metal corner, ribbon & a liitle dummy hanging from the organza bow with a blue baby pin, all of these are from my stash.

Well that's it from me, I have DT work to get done & washing in between.
Thank you so much for stopping by it really means a lot to me.
Take care lovelies, lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxx


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Noor Design UK DT Project

Hello everyone I'm here today with my Noor Design DT Project. So I thought I would share some Easter Baskets I made for my grandchildren.
For the purpose of the pics I've just added foam eggs but I will be putting choccy eggs & bunnies in them ;-)
TBH I was a wee bit nervous about making these.............I have no idea why tbh as they really are so easy to make....... Well if I can make them, then anyone can lol.
Ok so as I have 2 grandchildren I have made 2 baskets, 1 for a boy & 1 for a girl lol.
Ok so we have a Blue Basker for Arjay & a Pink Basket for Payton. I have used the fabulous Dutch Doobadoo Card Art Basket to make these baskets, it really is awesome!!

Ok so I've made little differences to each basket. On Arjay's basket I stamped Silhouette Flowers in brown memento on each end of the basket. On Payton's basket I used the Mask Art Flowers & Structure Paste to add random flowers over each end.

I added Structure paste all around the top rim of Arjay's basket & I've also added random flowers with the mask again to the front with Structure Paste on Payton's......although its hard to see :-(

This is the front of Arjay's basket, although I have done the same front & back so no matter how you look at it, its the same each way.
I've added Cutting & Embossing Border die 0149 to the centre in Kraft card & added a flower & Leaf die 0332, 1 in white & 1 in kraft card.
The little wooden letter 'A' is from my stash & of course is for 'Arjay' ;-)

Ok so here we have the front of Payton's basket, also decorated the same each side.
We have again the same Border die 0149 in the centre & also I've made a Flower with the Floral Flourishes Flower die No.3, I used 3 of the 4 layers & added a button to the centre.
The wooden leaf & wooden heart are from my stash which I also covered in Gesso.

The paper for the baskets I've used Maja Design from LLC but the handles I've used the Vintage Wood Paper bloc & used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the fancy edge ;-)

Well that's it form me lovelies, hope you like my Easter Project for my grandbabies today. Perhaps treat yourself to some easter goodies in the form of Noor Design & Dutch Doobadoo from the Noor Design UK shop right here...........go on fill that basket lol.

Scheduled post so hoping its worked...
Tatty bye & take care
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxx


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

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Live & Love Crafts DT Project - Reb'l Fleur

Hello everyone how are you all? Well its Saturday so it means it's my (Vicky) turn to post yayyyyyy. Ok as you know us girlies had to use the new gorgeous papers from Reprint, Romance In sweden........oh the sheer torture, I mean what a tough job us girls have ;-) Yeah right lol.
Ok so this week I've been making packaging for my daughter's easter presents, as she can't eat food obviously she cant have eggs :-(
So today I have made her a Gift Bag,(well it was Monday when I started making it & finally finished it Thursday lol), it will also hang in her room after of course so it needed to be on the shabby chic side & well GIRLY lol...........
To match the gift box I made her the other day I've used a Magnolia stamp.........yeah like I need an excuse anyway lol. She does smile when she sees these cuties though ;-)

Ok so I've kept the back simple as it will not really been seen much once it's hanging in her bedroom.
I've used 2 of the Reprint paper, tbh as soon as I saw the gingham type one.......well a whole lotta swooning was going on.......I lurve gingham!! I've also used one of the Reprint Romance Labels for the sentiment on the back............of course as soon as I saw this one it was definately Natalie.

Of course added lots of beautiful flowers. I've also added a gorgeous Pin at the top of the flowers & at the edge of the image I added a small Cameo. The dies I've used are Magnolia Swirl & Leaf & also the Sprawling Ferns.

I added a pocket for a tag cut with a Magnolia die, added a Hanger, Shabby Seam Binding, a gorgeous blingy button & some more flowers. There is also a Wooden Heart Button hidden there covered in Gesso. 

As with her giftbox I added a Butterfly made from a Spellbinder's die & added one of the fabulous Pen Nib's to the centre. Of course lots of things got the Gesso treatment lol.
You can also see the slimmer gorgeous blingy lace I used on top better in this pic.
The maggie stamp I've used is one of my faves tbh & she holds a rose to match the sentiment. She is called 'Tilda With Cross Necklace' & I coloured her entirely with re-inkers. I'm only just starting to do this so still learning but loving as well.
I also added a Postage stamp also Magnolia & wee bits of Shabby Pink Fran-Tage.
Here is a pic with the tag out & I also used another of my fave stamps, Stempelglede of course. Boy do I love those!! I've used Doilies & 4 different types of gorgeous BEAUTIFUL lace........
Ok so this is why is my heading is called what it is, it's Natalie's new perfume. This is what the giftbag is for, a large bottle of Rhianna Perfume.........Reb'l Fleur ;-) Yes it does fit in I promise you, also it will be wrapped before it goes in the bag as well.

If you would like to see why this post has the heading & what's going into this bag then pop on over to my blog ;-)

Well that's it from me, it's absolutely pouring it down up here by the sea. As for building works well it's going as well as can be expected. the building company is fabulous though............but barely drinks tea & coffee......that;s not right for builder's surely lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx