My Lovely Friends

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all?
I was hoping you to show you a project this week with in depth photo's or maybe even a video of the making or part of. However my daughter got took into hospital & although she is home now she is still very poorly. Also my eldest son & family moved at the weekend so I was looking after my grandchildren as well as my poorly Natalie & well there are not enough hours in the day.

So I will show you that next week as I'm really looking forward to doing it. Today though I have some shabby chic for you......oh my I love shabby chic........I would have it everywhere........even hubster would get the shabby chic treatment if I could get away with it lol.
I used the oh so pretty Pion Design 'My Dearest Sofia' papers, I went with blues for this one with just hints of pink in the background.
I have also used bits from the Crafteezee Collection No.9 which I think was March Elegant collection......but I'm not certain :-(
The 2 hearts in this photo are from the Crafteezee collection, the lace heart is lace & you get a long length of it but I just cut 1 heart off.....you may end up seeing these lots lol
The small metal heart I added Ivory Fran-Tage embossing powder to it but before I heated it with my heat gun I rubbed off little bits here & there so a bit of bronze would still peek through.
I also cut out 2 doilies, 1 in white card using a Fantasy die & the other from Pion paper with a Marianne die...........these are 2 of my favourite dies........amongst many others lol.

This little wooden peg with a heart on was also from the crafteezee collection....I added white gesso to the wooden peg & then stamped a postage stamp on the half of the heart.......its not showing up very good in this picture. I stamped onto paper first to get a lot of the ink off as I wanted it light.

I love the metal leaves but sometimes I think they dont really go with my card..........so I added Fran-tage embossing powder to both sides & heated them with my heat gun.........be careful & use tweezers as they get very hot with being metal.
Now I absolutely LOVE them & will be buying lots & giveing them the fran-tage treatment lol.
For these I used Ivory Fran-Tage to match the smaller metal heart in the previous photo.
I used some gorgeous flowers & I used quite a few different leaves. I used the metal ones & I used 2 different Rosy Owl Leaf dies & I also used Tim Holtz Holiday Greens.......I think a couple of the dies in this set you can get away with all year round. The Tim Holtz ones I cut with the blue 12x12 Pion Sheet, Rosy Owl was cut with the green 12x12 pion sheet & the maja design sheet & also white cardstock..... I also added some heat treated organza ribbon in there as well.

I added cheesecloth between the first & second layer & I also added 2 different laces. I distressed all my edges with a Tim Holtz tool.

Well thats it from me dont forget about our current challenge which is 'Add Lace' here.

Thanks so so much for stopping by it means a lot to us.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx


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

Monday, 22 May 2017

My Dear Puppy

Hello everyone how are you all? Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I am here today with a card I made a while ago.......I need get through the build up that I havnt shown yet lol. I have used one of the super adorable Dreamerland Stamps.......these really are fabulous to colour I love them. When I got my stamps I sat & coloured up a few of them that night & this was one of them.........I love this stamp sooooo much. You can see the love in it.....it makes my heart melt...
Now this paper is a pad that hubster brought me, he was out & he passed Hobbycraft so he called in to have a peeksie to see if he could buy me anything as a surprise..........isn't he adorable...god I love that man.
Anyhoo I'm soooooo darn fussy on paper I really am but I'm a paper addict.....good paper that is lol.
This pad is lush, the colours are gorgeous, its First Edition Wild At Heart. I machine stitched the bottom 2 layers.

I made a bow with some paper straw/raffia kind of stuff.........yeah dont know what this is called but had it in my stash for a few years & have different colours lol. I added a button to the centre & some stringy twine threaded to the button.

The fabulous stamp is called 'My Dear Puppy' & its from Noor Design UK. I stamped them onto Fabriano paper & coloured with distress ink refills & markers.
The love we feel for our pets & the love our pets give us is unconditional, you can see & feel the love here in this stamp dont you think. So I chose a Love kind of sentiment, I've had it in my craft stash since I first started crafting but have no idea what brand it is.....the verse says

The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, love isn't love 'til its given away!

For the top 2 layers I used Fantasy Rectangle dies to cut them out & layered the image with foam pads onto the next layer.
I wanted to add different textures to this card & I thought it would go with the paper so I added a piece of hessian to one side.....I cut it so it was frayed to add to the look.

Thats it form me I will be back tomorrow with my Noor Design UK DT make, a little clue to what I've made....its shabby chic ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Addicted to Stamps - Brads &/or Buttons
Paradise Of Stamps - Someone Special (love is special isn't it lol)


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Deep Ocean Challenges DT Cards

Hello everyone I'm with my late DT card for our new challenge this fortnight over at Deep Ocean Challenges which is...........

OUR FURRY or FEATHERED FRIENDS

.......as I had no time to make anything & also because I got totally mixed up with my weeks. Luckily though I have cards that have not been blogged. The ones I'm showing you today have got Furry Friends on & whats more they were Easter cards for my family.
These were actually made the morning of Easter Sunday whilst hubster was out with our 2 sons having his father & sons time. So they took me about an hour as they were early back.......thats good going for me.....it normally takes me 3 times that to make a card lol.

All paper was from my stash & I grabbed the 1st ones I saw that went with the image lol.
All the images are LOTV Simply Print which are fabulous, I love them....perfect for those last minute cards.

I kept all the layouts pretty much the same........it was easier than re-thinking a new design for every one & remember I dont do a lot of CAS.........CAS takes a lot longer for a foofy mortal like me ;-)

Yes & even though it was a rush I still machine stitched every card & every image.
The Easter stamps used are both Magnolia stamps from Sir Stamp A Lot.
Card blanks are form my stash as is the seam binding. & little handmade charms on all 3.

The images used are..........
First card on the left (in photo above) - Easter Tricks
Middle Card - Cart Full Of Sunshine
Third card (on the right) - Easter Sweeties
All images were printed out onto matt photo paper as I didnt want a high glossy look from a photo.

Thats it peeps, short & sweet today. Please pop on over to see my teamies fabulous creations & hope you will bring your Furry Friends to come play........

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs
Vicky xxx




Friday, 19 May 2017

It Is Your Day Today

Hello everyone, how are you all?
Its been quite a week for us, we went away on Monday for a few days in the caravan but unfortunately Natalie got took into the RVI hospital on the Tuesday with suspected Pneumonia. Thankfully its not that & its a chest infection, she is quite poorly but at home now. A long time ago we brought blood pressure & sat monitors etc so we can keep an eye on all those.

Anyway I thought I would show a card that I've not shown yet, I have a few I've not shown yet but lets start with one I made back in January I think it was lol.
I had an order for 4 cards off a lady & one of the cards had to be vintage & purple.........so here it is....
The gorgeous papers that I immediately went to are Pion Design.....unfortunately I could not decide between 2 collections.........so I used both together.
I used paper from 'Scent Of Lavender' & 'Where The Roses Grow' both collections from Noor Design UK.

I added some gorgeous white lace along the bottom which you can just see peeking out & then some fablous purple lace with flowers on on the top. I've also added Cheesecloth under the image too.
All of these from Noor Design UK.

Of course as always I decorated inside, sorry I forgot to take pics of inside & of course this card went a very long time ago lol.
The image on the front is from the 'Where The Roses Grow' collection off sheet 'Images From The Past' I cut it out with a postage die & cut out a sentiment from a Pion sheet along the bottom saying....'It Is Your Day Today'
The butterflies are also Pion & I added crackle accents to them & some fine pearl string to the centre.
Doilies are from my stash & I added lots of WOC flowers & the leaves were made using Rosy Owl dies from Noor Design UK.

Thats it from me I will show you another card tomorrow. I also made a card for the Maja Design Mood Board beginning of this month so will show you that over the weekend.

Hope you have a super weekend, hopefully the weather will be nice, its awful here today.....wet & miserable!! 

Take care & thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Shabby Chic Penguin

Hello everyone how are you all?

I'm here today with my DT post for Noor Design UK & this week I have something a little different.
Tracy sent me the Dutch Doobadoo Penguin Card Art template, so I decided to see if I could make a shabby chic penguin ;-)
Do you wanna see...........
I have to say I had quite a bit of fun making this lol. I was going to add something else but time ran out for me as I had to get it done before we went away yesterday....yes I'm hoping this has published!!

Have you seen the wee iddy biddy penguins.......its like they are the babies lol.
I cut them out with the die (links bottom of post) then added Pumice Stone ink whilst they were still in the dies. They were cut out using the same Maja Design paper as the penguin' hat....just the reverse side.

Speaking of the hat,how darn cute is that. I cut it out using Maja Design Summertime paper, both sides were used & I added pearl trim to the bottom &lace &a charm to the bobble part.
The nose was cut out using Pion Design Witching Hour, I moulded it a bit so it was flat against the face. I just glued one edge on so it was sticking out.

I was going to make a Penguin shaped card but instead made a box.......should put Penguin choccy biscuits in but didnt have any in unfortunately lol.

I added Snowflake buttons & seam binding for a scarf with a bit of added lace & of course a bit of bling. I distressed the paperto go with the whole shabby chic feel.

I quite like my penguin, think I will be making a few of these for the grandkids.....they will love em!!

Tracy has added lots & LOTS of new items to her store so why not pop on over to take a peek at everything.

Thanks for stopping by, I will do a big catch up when I'm back later this week.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx