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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

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Deep Ocean Challenges DT Card - 100TH Challenge

Hello everyone how are you all? I'm running late I'm afraid as we've had no internet for 2 days & only just got it back on...........luckily I have been busy so havn't noticed it too much tbh although I am behind in a few things because of it :-(
Ok so we have a brand new challenge over at Deep Ocean Challenges this fortnight & what's more its our 100th Challenge wooooooo pop on over as there are fabulous prizes up this fortnight ;-)
Ok so the theme is a super duper easy one..................
...............told ya, easy peasy ;-) Now mine is actually Easter, well its for an Easter Present but I then want it to sit looking pretty all year round so didnt want it looking Easter-y, yes I'm sure it's a word ;-) Ok lots of pics peeps........
I've gone shabby chic with this as its for my beautiful daughter Natalie...........after Easter it will sit in her bedroom..............well once her room is finished with the building work etc lol....... The image I coloured last week but had no idea what else I was gonna do tbh..........except that it would be for Natalie lol.

Its actually a gift box to house 4 new Walt Disney dvd's, (her fave). As Natalie has never had eggs as she cant eat them...........I know poor girl but she cant eat anything at all :-( This is in place of choccy easter eggs...........she also gets another present but I will show you the packaging for that another time ;-)
The lace around the outisde is from my stash.

The butterfly here is made with a Spellbinders die that I've had for sooooooo long but neglect.......must stop that as this really is gorgeous IRL, love the embossed effect. The centre is a Tim Holtz Pen Nib.........

Both the laces on top, the flowers, the clay heart, the angel & the gorgeous blingy buttons on the lace are all from Live & Love Crafts. The Tulle is the glitter one is OMG so darn pretty IRL. I also added dashings of Gesso everywhere, also from LLC.

The stamp is Magnolia's 'Divine Tilda' which I coloured entirely with distress re-inkers............this is a first for me, sadly my brushes have got a bit naffy so hubster got me some new ones from Amazon at the weekend...... They have just been launched in the UK so got a massive saving. Used them last night for the first time on a couple of different images & they are love LOVE THEM!!

As you can see inside is decorated as well. After Easter the box is going to be used to store Natalie's Hair Clips............she has LOTS of hair products, bobbles, scrunchie's, hair clips & I'm running out of room so this box will be bigger for her clips. Just need get the other storage boxes sorted lol.

Ok so the utterly gorgeous paper is a new one which I brought for another project which I cannot tell you about yet ;-) I got it in 12x12 & 8x8, however I just used some of the 8x8 for this as luckily the box is 8inches wide. Ok so the paper is First Edition 'The Promise', it really is soooooooo pretty & the colours are so soft. The doilies at either end are La La Land Crafts dies.......of course I need hearts as its for my darling daughter. The other butterfly, swirl & the leaves are Magnolia dies & the butterfly edge is a Tim Holtz of my faves but neglected I'm ashamed to say.

Ok I now have a screaming daughter so I had better go now & quickly press publish.

Thanks soooooooo much for stopping bby it means the world.
Lotsa hugs form me to you mmwah 

Edited to add if madam Natalie takes too long to settle tonight then I will catch up with emails & messages etc tomorrow. I havnt even checked my emails yet or been on Facebook & it probably wont be tonight now as its 11pm nearly & I need try pursuade my daughter that she should go to sleep........... Mmm good luck Vicky lol.........good job she is so darn gorgeous ;-)

Challenges I'm Entering............
I dont normally have time to search & enter challenges anymore however I do like to enter Maggie challenges when I can ;-) Midweek Magnolia's has the full list of Maggie challenges on their sidebar if you are looking for Maggie challenges ;-)

Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Butterflies
Magnolia-Licious - Pink, Pearls & Ribbon

Monday, 23 March 2015

A 60th Birthday

Hello everyone how are you all doing? Hope you have had a lovely weekend. We had a nice one with family as favourite time of the week :-)
Ok so I have a few cards in my drafts that I still havn't blogged, so this week I will try to show them all...........before I forget about them lol.

The one I'm showing today is actually like one I've made before, a LOTV card I made here.
This is for a lady who wanted a card for her Auntie's 60th Birthday back in February & she wanted it like the LOTV card I made only saying something different.
Now I do like each of my cards to be one of a kind, so I did change a few things just to still make this card one of a kind & unique to the recipient ;-)
Can you spot the differences between the 2 cards? I was asked to do the same but instead it needed to say 'Auntie Dilys' & have the number 60 on.

I used the same leaf die, but I changed some of the flowers & also added more flowers on this.
All of the flowers are from Live & Love Crafts, except the 2 larger purple ones.

Ok so the difference here from the other card is I added a Banner cut from a Noor Design die here, I even machine stitched around the banner & the oval ;-) The Name I heat embossed & the numbers got the Shabby White Frantage treatment ;-) Numbers are from my stash.

2 other things that make this card different are I added a larger blingy button to the bows & I added a punched edge using a MF PATP set.

The papers I used are different althought they are from the same LOTV this pad, it really is so so pretty. The pad is LOTV 'Snow Princess' & I machine stitched all the layers.
Seam binding & button are from my stash.

Well that's it from me today, the builders arrived just before 8am & they are starting to build walls. I pushed Natalie's wheelchair in front of the conservatory door so she could see what was going on for a bit........not sure if she understands but I like to think she does........she's a clever lady really ;-)

Ok I'm going now but I want to say a HUGE thank you for putting up with me & my bad blogging, you all really rock. Thank you for your support & lovely comments.
Tatty bye lovelies, take care & enjoy your day

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