My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Merry Christmas at Live & Love Crafts

Hello all you lovely people around the world. Well it's not long now til the jolly fella in red comes, shaking his belly like a bowlful of jelly ;0) Are you excited? What's more, are you organised & ready? I am soooooooo not ready or organised this year, though I'm still excited lol.

Okie dokie lets quit my babble & get on with my post, which as you all know Sandy has given us free reign......... & I'm afraid I have another christmas card.
Post is pic heavy so I will try keep chatter to a minimum....
I have made a shaker card, I havn't made one of these since my 1st year this is my 2nd shaker in 4 years. I lurve shaker cards & really should do them more often.

All the snowflakes have been fran-taged with Shabby White. I've also added the gorgeous frosted berries to the centre & of course some bells.

There is a doily under there somewhere, also Magnolia Fence just under the deer, the deer I also added gesso to & a rusty bell.

All of the flowers are of course from LLC. The tulle is the beautiful Glitter Tulle which really is so so pretty IRL.

Of course inside is decorated as well to compliment the front, all papers have been machine stitched & white gesso painted around the edges.

I've used my latest new Magnolia stamp & coloured her with re-inkers & distress ink markers. I added Stardust Stickles to her fur. The shaky bits are Diamond Dust & a wee bit of micro glass beads. I also added flat back string pearls around the edge. I also added diamond dust to the red flowers as well.
For the shape I used a XXL Go Kreate die. The tags at the top are Magnolia doo-hickey tags. The leaves are Magnolia Sprawling Fern dies.
This is for a member of my family, cant say who incase they are peeking ;0) I really hope they like it!

Well that's it from me, but if you are after any yummy vintage or shabby chic craftiness then pop on over to Live & Love Crafts, you really wont regret it.........

For the Noor design dies I've used then pop on over to Tracy's shop here.
Dies used are..........

Take care & enjoy your weekend, thanks so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxx

Challenges I'm entering.............
Noor Design UK Challenge - Merry Christmas
Totally Tilda - Snowflakes or Snowballs

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

New at LLC and Christmas Hugs Across The Miles

Hello all you lovely peeps, how are you all? Well its certainly getting cold now, tbh it seems to have took ages to get cold..........would you believe we still have our summer quilt on & up until the last week we were still having the ceiling fan on as the bedroom still felt warm. I do now need to go out & buy a winter quilt.......we brought a new bed a couple of months ago & its King Sized, with a poppy up tv in it. So now I need buy a bigger winter quilt now :0/
Ok so I have a card that I made tbh this was actually the first one I made when I started crafting again, however I only finally put the sentiments on yesterday lol. 
Using lots of goodies from my favourite shop Live & Love Crafts of course...........
This is actually made for a dear family member who lives very far from us :0(

The tree is cut out using a Marianne die & I covered it with White Flower Soft, I love the look as its like its covered with soft fresh snow ;0) 
Added 'Winter Gloves' charm, which I also dipped in 'Snowtex'. I also added my favourite 'Tulle Pleat Trim' & added 'Shabby Pearl Rose Organza Trim' on top.
The image is one I coloured last year for my christmas cards, I actually coloured the image up twice as I enjoyed doing the first one lol. However I only got to use one of the images, so this was in my image box, but unfortunately dont have the colours.
The image is 'Friendship Is The Greatest Gift' & is a digi from Wee Stamps, I lurve Sylvia Zet's images. You can also get this in rubber stamp form through Whimsy as well.
It is coloured with Copics & I added 'Stardust' Stickles & White Shabby Fran-Tage.
You can see the flowers soft on the tree better in this pic ;0) The papers I've used a min Vixster is trying remember......Oh wait they are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics '1st December' & the bottom layer is '18th December' from the same collection. As always inside is decorated & all layers are machine stitched.
I added corrugated card under the image painted up with 'Gesso'. The sentiments on both from LOTV. The rolled flowers are 'Kort & Godt' & the middle flower is WOC 30mm. The leaves are Magnolia 'Sprawling Ferns' die.

Okie doke that is it from me but before I go I thought I would tell you that Sandra has lovely new gift vouchers in her store................
 Rose & Antique Books - With Love  Shabby Chic Flowers - Thanks can even choose what design to have on them.......
 Shabby Chic Birthday
.....there is even a Happy Birthday one. Perfect for adding into a card for a special someone who loves the Vintage & Shabby Chicness that Live & Love Crafts has to offer.

Ok I'm off now to cook tea as my washer repair man has just left, he's got to come back next week with new parts......ggrrr. Thankfully its still useable & thank goodness for extended warranties as apparently its a big job & he's got take all my washer apart :0(

Thank you for stopping by it really means a lot. Take care especially if you are having these awful winds & snow, we dont have the snow yet but do have the winds.
Lotsa huggles Vicky xxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering............
Whimsy - Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Creative Romance Challenge DT Card

Hello all you lovely jubbly people around the world, how are you all? Wee bit late with this, sorry lovelies.
Well I'm here with another DT card & unfortunately the last for A Creative Romance :-( boo hoo. The lovely Becky & Jenny are closing down the challenge as they are way too busy with everything else they have going on in their lives.......... So A Creative Romance is closing its doors but of course we have to close them with one last challenge.
Of course its your favourite challenge..............
........yeah we all lurve those dont we.
You have another crimbo card from me I'm afraid though, yep still got a few to do, good job I lurve making these things lol.
I had lots of crafty goodies delivered by my postie yesterday from Live & Love Crafts & some new dies from Noor Design UK, both super awesome shops with fast delivery. So of course did lots of playing ;0)

I've used one of my new dies on this card, its the 'Ice Crystal Edge' die, love it!!! I have also used my older snowflake die, Ice Crystal die No.3 which you can get here. I also added a 'Rusty Snowflake' in the centre, which I also covered with snowtex. I also added 'Shabby White 13mm Bells', ya gotta love these!! Tied them with 'Vax Cord'.

All the flowers this side are WOC from LLC & I have added Stardust Stickles to them, I also added a yummy 'Whitewash Cinnamon Stick', these are super gorgeous, hubster loves these & is amazed cus they really smell of Yeah he thought they were just made to look like them didnt think they were real lol.
The numbers are cut from a MB die & I covered each number with snowtex & gesso.
Christmas comes on the 25th.................ooohhhh not long now!!!

Ok the yummy image is one of the new Magnolia stamps which hubster got me a few of the other day, I've missed having new crafty stuff lol.
This one is 'Cozy Tilda' & I've coloured her with re-inkers & distress ink markers. Her pom pom on her hat I added Stardust Stickles to.
I've also added pearl dots & also added 'Pearl Snowflakes' to the image.

Can you also see the stitching around the image, took ages to do, I didnt even know there was there was that stitch on my sewing machine. I think they kinda look like snowflakes on this sort of card ;0)

The shape of the card is made with an XXL Go Kreate die. The yummy papers are Pion Silent Night 'Snowfall' & Pion Silent Night 'Angels'. I have of course decorated inside & machine stitched all layers. The sentiment is LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases'. I've also got a MF Doily on the card, 'Cheese Cloth', 'Cluny Lace', 'Birch Pine Cone''Burlap Trim' & 'Frosted Berries'

Hope you will join us for our last challenge. Please pop on over to see my uber talented teamies, their creations ALWAYS wow & stun me. I'm gonna miss working with these girlies, they are awesome!!!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I will visit you all later mmwah.
I had a tattoo done about how I feel about my lovely family yesterday & today we are at Ben & Megans for tea mmmmm cant wait ;0)
Take care & enjoy your day.
Lotsa squishy hugs Vicky xxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering...........
Magnolia Down Under - Tic Tac Toe (Snowflakes, Jingle Bells. Paint, Stickles, Lace)
Time For Magnolia - Anything But Square
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes