My Lovely Friends

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

With Love On Your Wedding

Hi everyone I'm here today with a Wedding Card in a shabby chic kinda style.........oooh I lurve shabby chic ;-) It's my DT Card for Noor Design Uk.

So over the weekend I finally got chance to play with my DT Kit that Tracy sent us.......OMWord I am going to start with the papers I've used on this card. Now let me start by saying I truly adore Maja Design papers & nothing else compared........that was however until I got my hands on these gorgeous Craft & You papers. The quality is fantastic & they are excellent value for money. I loved them that much that instead of getting the latest Maja Design release I went over to Tracy's shop & ordered LOTS of paper.......I love paper but I'm fussy............these are beautiful papers at a fraction of the cost.....

Anyway I better show you my card lol.
All links are at the bottom of the post. Tracy is now stocking WOC flowers, she has a few on her website but there are more to come soon. The papers are Crafts & You 'My Wedding'........although these can be used for much more than weddings.
I've inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink & added gesso in places as well.
The honeycomb shaped chipboard is Scrapiniec & has been painted with white gesso. Tracy will have this in stock soon........ I love this honeycomb bit, it adds that extra bit of something.

In the top right corner I added a Scrapiniec Corner chipboard, I painted it with white gesso & added dots of pearl with a White Pearl Pen.
These chipboard shapes from Scrapiniec are awesome & want them all.........eventually lol.
This chipboard was in a set & you get 5 pieces of chipboard altogether including 2 frames.

So the lovely kissing couple I fussy cut out from the 'My Wedding' sheet 07, I added white gesso & some dots with the Pearl Pen for their eyes. I also fussy cut out that backing the sentiment is on then placed that onto the Oval die.
I also placed CheeseCloth underneath the oval die.
The sentiment is LOTV.

Again from sheet 07 I cut out one of the circles & turned it into a cabochon adding the cabochon cover which is from my stash. I added another Scrapiniec chipboard, the hearts on the arrow which Tracy will be adding to Noor Design Uk very soon.

As I've covered up the paper I thought I would show you just how pretty it is so I've took a photo of the inside before I add a place to write a message. Isn't it just so pretty, trust me the photo's dont do this paper justice.

At the side I fussy cut yet again from sheet 07 half a doily & placed it between the two layers of paper & added pearl dots. I also cut out the small butterfly from the sheet & there are still loads left to cut out.........its brilliant!!
The rolled roses I used the die shown below & sheet 03, I inked them & added a little bit of gesso. The leaves are also a new die from Crafts & You & cuts perfectly everytime.

Well thats it form me, why not pop on over to see what new items Tracy has added & also what is due in very soon ;-) Lots of yummy things including the new Whimsy stamps........I've ordered some of those, they are sooooo darn cute!!

Thanks for stopping by, take care.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Saturday, 23 April 2016


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Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hellooooo everyone, how are you all?
Well I hope this has published as its scheduled to as I'm away with hubster for a lovely cosy break in the caravan......3 days of doing nothing.....well almost nothing, still gotta cook brekkie every cant go away without a full english every morning ;-)

Anyhoo's I'm here today with my DT card for Noor Design UK & today I've used 2 stamps from Magnolia's latest release Spring Fever....
All links will be at the bottom.
I've used a softer pad with shades of pale blues & greys. Its actually called 'Condolence' but most paper can be used for a variety of occasions.
I've inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink.
 For the second layer of paper I used Shape Art Ornate & made a new shape with it, hopefully you can see in the pictures what I've done. The shape art was too big for this size square card so this is why I used the stencil to make my own..........another fab used for these shape arts ;-)
Below is the shape I made.

 The Magnolia stamps used are 'Bee Tilda' & 'Tilda's Laundry', both images have been coloured with Distress Ink Markers & Ink Refills & pads.
I fussy cut Bee Tilda out to place at the side. I also added Stardust Stickles to parts of the clothes on the washing line ;-)
I backed the Laundry image onto Kraft card then placed that onto the Joy Crafts 'Square Frame' die.

Used my favourite Swirl Leaf die & a couple of leaves from the Joy Crafts 0331 die & of course some flowers.

Well thats it from me. Pop on over to Noor Design Uk Tracy has fabulous new items in her store & there is more to this space as they say ;-)

Take care lovelies, hope you have a lovely week.
Thanks for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxx

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Precious Little Miracle

Hello all you lovely peeps out there, how are you all?
We have beautiful weather up in the northeast today.......sun is shinging so bright & after a week of miserbale weather it makes a nice change.

Well me & hubster are away for a few days tomorrow on our lonesome......well & the dog lol. Natalie is away to respite for 3 nights so we having 3 nights away......normally we go with all the family but as they are week days my sons are at work. So its just hubster, me & Holly for some quality time together, really looking forward to it.

Ok now this is the first card back that I made when I started crafting again...........I do love La La Land images & have told myself to use them more this year.
I have used one of my favourite pads by one of my favourite companies, yep Maja Design & these papers are from the 6x6 pad 'Vintage Baby' from Live & Love Crafts.
I inked all the edges with Walnut distress ink.......I think lol. I should have wrote it all down lol.

Here we have a mixture of flowers, seam binding bow & the dies I've used are my favourite 'Swirl Leaf' die & 'Feathers' die, both from Noor Design UK.
This gorgeous cute baby image is a digi from La La Land Crafts & although the card is new the image I coloured last year before I took my break. I have a box of images that are coloured & this one cried out at me to be used colouring I hope to get better this year, so may do this baby again in a month or 2 ;-)
So the image is called 'Baby Marci' & she also comes with sentiments but I didnt use any with this card.......sentiments used are from the Maja Design pad.
She is coloured with distress markers & pads, sorry not sure of the colours with me colouring it soooooo long ago :-(

PLease excuse these photo's as I took them last week late at night, maybe I should have taken fresh ones today doh!!!
Inside is decorated to compliment the front. There is lace & cheesecloth added in there as well from Live & Love Crafts, also the clay heart is from there as well.

I've also used Little Darlings 'Lovely View' die from Noor Design UK..........I lurve this die....whats not to love. Though tbh I love LOTS of dies lol.

Well thats it from me lovelies. I'm off to peg bedding out as its so nice then I have crafting to do for DT work while I'm away. Thankfully I dont really need pack as we will bring the caravan down tomorrow & stuff will go straight in there........saves it getting creased in suitcases.

Ok I'm going now lol..........boy I do babble on ;-)
Tatty bye peeps, hope you all have a great Sunday, we are at my eldest sons later for tea mmmmm.
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky xxx

P.S. If you would like me to start including the colours I use let me know & I will start including them ;-)

Thursday, 14 April 2016



Welcome to the Noor Design UK''s First Blog Hop.  We are joined by the girls from Passionate Paper Creations so there will be lots of inspiration and ideas on how to use the LDRS Creative Basic dies along with products from the Noor Design UK Shop.

Noor Design UK opened its online doors 18 months ago and has grown at a tremendous rate.  We ship worldwide and now carry over 1500 products!  Our latest additions include:-

and our latest addition 

We ship worldwide and have something for everyone :)

There are some hidden prizes along the way so please be sure to stop by everyone on the hop and leave a comment.  The hop will run for one week and then the winners announced on the Noor Design UK Blog and Passionate Paper Creations blog on 22nd April.

Vicky (You are Here)
Tracy Payne
When you have finished head on back to the Noor Design UK Blog and leave us a comment and one random winner will receive a £15 Gift Voucher to spend in store :)

Have fun


Ok so now here is my card.

I have used Dutch Doobadoo 'Shape Art Circle' for the shape of my card.

Here is a flat view to show you a better view of the LDRS Basic Builder's Die Set, not only does it cut but it embosses too. This really is an awesome set that will be fantastic for all sorts of crafts & cards, whether you like fancy or CAS, this set will be invaluable.
I have cut every piece out & cut everything twice, 1 in white card & another in kraft card & layered them up........ I love this set & have a feeling it will be used a lot!!!

The image is a new stamps from LDRS Saturated Canary called 'Sweatshirt Saturday' & I fussy cut her out & popped 3d foam pads to her & placed her onto LDRS 'Lovely View' die which was also cut out twice in the same cardstock & layered up slightly off centre to each other.
I coloured her up with distress amrkers & distress ink refills which you can also get from Noor Design UK.

Sorry about the bad photo, my camera batteries went flat but I will take another photo later today once the batteries are charged up.
I made an easel card & used more of the dies on the bottom. The mini doily is from my stash as is the butterfly.
The sentiment is from Joy Crafts 'There Are No Little Dreams' Clear stamp set. I also placed 'CheeseCloth' under the image. The leaves either side the image were cut out using Joy Crafts 'Vintage Flourishes Leaf die (1)' & again I cut it out with white card & kraft card. I took the centre from each leaf & placed it into the opposite colour leaf.....i.e. the white centre went into the kraft leaf & the kraft centre went into the white leaf, I think it helps make it stand out a wee bit more.
The large flower in the centre each side is Joy Crafts White & Cream Flowers 20pcs.

Well that's from me, but if you hop along to Dorinda next you will see more inspiration & dont forget to leave comments along the way. You have to be in it to win it as they say & there are some great prizes to be won. So enjoy the hop & enjoy the inspiration everyone has created.

Good luck.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello again lovelies, how are you all?

Ok so after a long break from things I'm back with my first DT card for Noor Design UK.

Ok so hubster was so excited when I started crafting again that he sent me on a shopping trip to get me some new crafty goodies & of course the first things I got was some of the new Magnolia first crafty buys for MONTHS!!!
I'm rusty & extremely nervous & its been a long time since I coloured with distress inks but I will slowly get back into the swing of things lol.
Ok now all the links to products used will be at the bottom of the post. The frilly lace is from my stash & this stuff I've had forvever & never used it..... Also the mini doily is from my stash & the cardstock.

Love this sentiment stamp set & of course you know I love butterflies. The corners are from another die set, the 12 point corners set but I just used the corners. The butterflies I used both dies in the pack & I cut them twice & layered them up. First layer I cut from card & second layer I cut form the paper I used on the card. Both layers got inked with walnut distress ink & bent into shape a wee bit & a pearl added to the body.

I lurve the leaf dies from Noor Design & always wanting more........a girl can never have too many ;-) I have used 2 different ones on here, a new one that hubster brought me last week & an older one I already had. Flowers are from my stash except the 2 either side the white centre one, they are from Noor Design UK.

The pad is Romance Paper Pad by Joy Craft & is full of purples & lilacs, as you can see you dont just need use it on romance cards. I inked the edges again with walnut distress ink.
If you click on the link to take you there as I forgot to add it in inlinkz...sorry :-( I inked the edges again with walnut distress ink.

Ok so the Tilda stamp is from the latest Spring Fever collection & this one is 'Resting Tilda' & I stamped her onto Langton paper. Now I've had Langton pads for about 2 years but could never master the distress inks on them....I was totally poop. However yesterday at 2am I was in bed not being able to sleep due to bad pain. So I got up & then decided to try colour this stamp in on the Langton. Yayyyy I mastered it........yes there is lots of room for improvemnt but its sooooo much better than I ever managed before lol.
Then yesterday afternoon I suddenly decided she needed a fence to sit in front thats also been stamped onto Langton & coloured with distress inks, markers & ink pads. The fence is also a Magnolia stamp but cant remember from what collection......
The fence I have coloured to try make it look like an old fence, old wood with teeny bits of green in it off the grass, each panel slightly different..........I was actually quite pleased with it.....

Well there you have my first DT card, I'm still rusty & feel like it takes me a lot longer at the min as I'm still getting back into it. Also I dont have a craft room as such at the mo & my stuff is here, there & everywhere but I will be sorted soon........hopefully lol.

Well that's it from me I have a full day of cleaning & washing to do today...... I'm loving cleaning now since I took my break lol.......I even look for excuses to clean, which does not please hubster lol.

Why not get yourself a cuppa & a few bickies & pop on over to Noor Design UK where Tracy has such yummy me peeps you wont regret it. 

Enjoy your day & take care. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Vicky xxx

Psst...come here...... thank you sooooooooooo much for your lovely comments & welcoming me back it really means a lot, hugs & kisses to you all my lovelies xxx

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