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Thursday, 27 October 2016


Hello everyone how are you all?
Well I meant to quickly pop this card on this morning but then hubster offered to take me the Range in Shiremoor.........I dont think I've ever put makeup on & got dressed so quickly lol. Oh my the christmas decorations are just gorgeous!! Ok everything in that shop is gorgeous.

Ok lets get on. Ok do you ever have those cards that you make & you have this picture in your head of what it will look like???
Well I had a picture in my head when I made this.............its NOTHING like the picture, in fact I dont know where this came from to be honest. I made it a few weeks ago & kept forgetting to blog it.....yep accidently on purpose kept forgetting lol.
However I might as well get it over with :-(
2 good things about this 1 of them IS NOT the design!! 1 is the Maja Design papers & 2 is the Scrapiniec chipboard...... I actually initially did this for Maja Design mood board for October but never sent it........ Have you ever been THAT unhappy with something you have made?? Well this is my I wont cry I promise lol.

Ok so the gorgeous papers are Maja Design 'Enjoying Outdoors' & I distressed & bashed the edges & I also added bits of gesso & structure paste with stencils on the paper. The stencils I used are Dutch Doobadoo here & here.

The image & tags are from the paper pack. The flowers are a mixture of Prima from my stash & the 2 larger ones at the top I made myself. I also added a bit of tulle underneath as well. I added bits of lace sticking out here & there........this is an excellent way of using up those scraps. If you are like me & will not throw anything away that measures over an inch lol.
The Scrapiniec is the Lavender Mist Frame 02 from Noor Design UK.

Well thats it from me. Thank you so much for stopping by & your lovely comments.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? I'm here today with my DT card for Noor Design uk blog.

Today I have a Christmas card for you, yes another one. In all honesty I made this one before the one I showed you last week soon as I got the new Magnolia collection I coloured up 2 straight away.....they were London Tilda & Cocoa favourites!!
Here is Cocoa Tilda looking warm & cosy ;-)
I have also used the fabulous Christmas Cottage die set.....I soooooooo love this cottage. Of course the tree dies come with it which I have covered with glitter.....they really do look so sparkly in real life!!

I have also added the oh so gorgeous Magnolia Snow Flurry Background from the latest Magnolia Stamp & Cutz collection.....this is a fabulous snowflake & I think it will be used lots ;-)

Added some gorgeous lace from Tracy's store as she has such a pretty collection. Also added mini kraft bag to add 2 tags. I have added silver bells to one & a charm to the other tag, all tied in brown vax cord. The Winter text die is an older Joy Crafts die but still one of my faves!!

So as I said this is Cocoa Tilda with Snowflurries from the latest Stamp & Cutz collection, although I didnt add her snowflurries. I also used the Fence die from the Cosy Fox & Fence set, I love this little fence. I cut it out twice & popped onto foam pads to sit in front of the cottage.
Tilda was of course coloured in distress ink refills & markers....I will try remember the colours...
Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose - Skin
Fired Brick, Spun Sugar - Cheeks
Antique Linen, Walnut Stain - Hair
Pumice Stone, Fired Brick - Jumper, Ear Muffs, Skates & Cup
Stormy Sky - Jeans (I think)  

The papers I've used are the new Maja Design 'I Wish'collection........oh my oh my I love & I mean LOVE this collection.....ok I know I say it about every collection but seriously this collection is da bomb lol.
The reindeer is from Creative Expressions 'Deer Family' which I asked Tracy to order for me. Tracy really is awesome for sourcing & getting products for you, so dont hesitate is asking her if she can get something.......she really does do her best & I'm sure you will agree is awesome at it ;-)
I kept flowers to just one gorgeous one, added berries & a scrapiniec snowflake, the leaves are a Magnolia mistletoe die from my stash.

Well thats it from me but why not pop on over to see the fabulous goodies Tracy has been adding & if you havent seen the latest Magnolia collection & the latest Maja Design collection.......then its ok as we hear a few may have been abducted by aliens lately ;-) As you were abducted why not pop on over to here & here to look at well as ALL the other uber gorgeous goodies Tracy stocks :-)

Tatty bye & thanks for stopping by lovelies
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.......
Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Post - Halloween

Hello everyone I'm running quite late with my DT post for Deep Ocean Challenge sorry :-(
The challenge this fortnight is........
HALLOWEEN gotta lurve Halloween!!
This year I've decided to make my grandchildren Gift Bags for Halloween & we are going to fill them with sweets, chocolate & little toys........its a Halloween Goodie Bag ;-)
Today I'm showing you the one I made for my granddaughter Payton........she loves purple so she has a purple themed gift bag.
I have to say I really REALLY enjoyed making this & I love this paper, I've used Pion Design's The Witching Hour. The sheets I've used are 'Border's', 'Haunted House' & 'Spider's Web'. All have been distressed around the edges & machine sewn.

Dies used are Magnolia & La La Land Crafts. I also added soft webbing in the top right corner & a little bow to the sitting cat. The cat lying down is from Magnolia Doohickey club volume 8 & I added some string pearl to the neck.

I added a tag to write a little message, the tag is La La Land Crafts.

Some dies are popped onto foam to give dimension & a few dies I also cut out in the spider web paper.
The grass behind the Magnolia fence is Memory Box, the trees are Magnolia.
The main focus is the haunted house on the pion sheet, I used this as the main focus & built around it. I didnt plan anything & went completely with the flow lol.
I added orange & yellow stickles to the lights on the house & the leaves on the tree for added impact. Looks fab in real life.
I also added yellow stickles to the Magnolia lamp post.

I added black lace along the bottom under the border & black lace tied around the handle. I cut out letters from the Border sheet to spell Paytons name. The die underneath is an older one but cant remember who it is by, will add it if I remember.

Well thats it form me I'm off to the hairdresser's in 5 minutes so better shoot.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you?
I'm here today with another Christmas card, I lurve making christmas cards, this is my favourite time of year.
I've used the beautiful Pion Design Night Before Christmas, some Christmassy Scrapiniec .......and a few other bits of course ;-)
I lurve & I mean LURVE these gorgeous colours in this collection, these golds are stunning!!!

Top right & bottom right corner is some Scrapiniec chipboard, some I left plain & some I've heat embossed with gold embossing powder..... So the wording 'Joy' I heat embossed gold & on the houses at the bottom I heat embossed the trees.

I decorated inside as well. I've decorated the whole card using all 4 squares of the sheet (links below).
The candle die is a new die from Joy Crafts, I cut one out in white & used part of it inside & cut another in matching Pion Design Palette Ocra II.

I've used the fantastic Poinsettia die by Creative Expressions, I soooooooo love this die!! This time I've also used the Creative Expressions Pinstriped Poinsettia stamp. I've stamped the poinsettia onto vellum paper & heat embossed in gold embossing powder, shapped each petal & layered them up. 
They also look gorgeous in silver ;-)

I've used one of the gorgeous images from Images From The Past on the front & one of the verses from the same sheet inside. I cut the image out with Little Darlings Fancy Rectangle, I also used the same die for the verse & another one will be added to the bottom for writing a personal message on.

Its quite a simple-ish card for me......I did say quite lol.

Thanks for stopping by, why not pop on over to Noor Design UK, Tracy has added soooooo many new goodies including another release of Magnolia stamps, doohickey Volume 13 & lots, lots many to mention.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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