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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Noor Design UK Febuary Challenge

Hello there & welcome to Febuary a  month has passed us already.......I'm still waiting for the days to be extended to 36 hours instead of 24 but parliment seem to be dragging their heels.....mmmm what couldpossibly be the hold up ;-)

Ok enough of my jibber jabber I'm here today with my DT card for Noor Design UK.......its the 1st of the month so you know what that means.........yep new challenge. An easy one again this month as its the month of lurve & we all need lurve...this month the challenge is...
......perfect for Valentines which is around the corner. 

Ok so yesterday I showed you the seaside chair form magnolia......I actually meant to put a sentiment on that saying take it easy lol......then ended up with something I dont know. Anyway here is the chair again but someone's butt is on it today ;-)
Ok the shape is made with a Go-Kreate die but everything else is from Noor Design UK & all links are at the bottom of the post.

Here is the seaside chair with Frenchy Tilda's butt on it lol. Frenchy Tilda is from the Spring Fever Collection 2016 which you can get here.
They were both stamped with Stazon brown as its very rare I use black ink for stamping images & they were coloured with distress ink refills....I love the refills. I also added something else which you cannot see as I've taken inspiration from my talented DT buddy Barbara & I've added Tim Holtz Glaze all over the image.
This stops any smearing, smudging & seals & protects the image & waterproofs it. I cannot tell you how many images I have ruined by accidents but now I have this little magic pot I wont yayyyy.

The papers are again Maja Design Summertime & I've stitched all around the edge.
The oval die the image is on is actually a winter die from Find It Trading but you gotta love dies that can be used all year round & this certainly can.
The Winter die & a lot of the Magnolis stamps including the chair are on sale over at Noor Design Uk.....we all love a sale dont we peeps.
I've also used my favourite leaf die........I love leaf dies & have a few....what I mean is I'e never got enough lol. This Rosy Owl Varigated one is my favourite though & looks fab if you bend the leaves to give them a bit of life.

Ok I'm gonna stopp my babble now as we have a appointment at 9.30.....thankfully its in our home so I dont have to rush off travelling as its 9.15 lol.

Pop on over to see my uber talented teamies & we hope to see lots of hearts & love at our challenge this month. So come along to here & join the fun for a fab prize.

Also I will be doing a tutorial next week so keep looking ;-)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering....
Card Mania - Add Red &  A Metal Element
Creative Moments - Anything Goes optional Keep It Feminine
A Gem Of A Challenge - Hearts & Or Flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Noor Design UK - A Gift To Say Thankyou

Hello everyone how are you all?
Have you seen the fabby new products Tracy has recently added here & the new Magnolia Recipe collection is in her store now here.Not forgetting the darling new Little Darling release that is on pre-order here.........I know yumminess overload at its best!!

I'm here today to show you a little giftbox thing I made as a way of saying thank you to someone, or it could even be to say sorry or a get well soon kinda pressie......we alllove pressies when we are poorly.....I was recently poorly so hubby even got me some, he's such a gem;-)
So this is a little boxto hold something sweet inside....... Of course I've used Maja Design Summertime paperswhich are soooooo darn gorgeous.....yes I know they all are arn't they.
If you had to choose a favourite what would it be? 

There is not one bit of this I didnt decorate & as usual I machine sewn all the edges, except the trims going around the edge.........I did think about it but then decided against it.

This is the back & I used a Joy Crafts die cut twice & then added a border from the bottom of one of the Maja Design 12x12 sheets & cut the ends.

So this is the inside which holds a nice bar of chocolate.
I added a pocket for a tag for somewhere to write so you dont have to squash the front down.

I decorated inside the pocket so everything co-ordinates & added the same lace on the front & back to the pocket as well.
I know the choccy is not that yummy but we all decided to eat healthily since the 2nd week of january so this chocoalte is the only one you are the only chocolate in my fridge is 5 bars of 85% cocoa lol.....not that nice & 1 chunk is usually enough lol.
The image on the front is a Magnolia stamp from the seaside collection & is the Sea View chair........its great to be used alone or with another image... I do have this coloured up with a Tilda sitting on it but will be on my blog in a few days time, its also coloured in a different brown.
I coloured it with distress ink refills onto fabriano paper & then I cut it out using one of my favourite dies Little Darlings Fancy Squares only instead of looking like a square I turned it.
I also used another Joy Crafts die cut it in half & placed half either side.
 The flap I made with dies from Little Darlings Fancy Rectangles, I've also used some of the button dies.
Of course I had to add bling & fancy flowers & a Whimsy sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by & your lovely comments on this blog.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Altered Photo Frame

Hello everyone how are you all? Hope you are having a fabby weekend.
I'm poorly at the min with bad pain & the flu......courtesy of my eldest son who gave it to me as a present lol.

Anyhoo I'm quite busy.....ok I lied & I'm very busy at the min with orders & DT work etc etc....however although I cannot show you what I've made I've still got a few things you havnt seen yet.
Now this is something I made a few weeks ago when my thumb was really poorly. As you may remember I said I was pushing myself more this year in the crafty way....not just doing cute, or vintage or foofy........but trying a lot more to step outside of my comfort zone but also do new things....or at least try...
Ok so I've got a couple of these frames & had them quite a while.......they were something I had in the bedroom, there is still one in there on hubbys bedside....maybe I will try pinch it from him lol.
Anyway I decided to have a play with it. Took the back off & took the glass out......

.....then painted it with black gesso which you can get from Noor Design UK.
I then added white gesso & lots of other things til I had this........

I decided that this was gonna be for me, for in my craft room as once its decorated I'm having it in this will sit on my window sill.
The paper at the back is Craft & You 'Rose Garden' which you can get here. Though my sheet is out of the 12x12 pad here.

I added some gorgeous pearl trim all around the edge, the trim is stuck down but the pearls hang there is movement on the pearls.....does that make sense lol.
I also added a metal corner which I painted I could only find a silver one & a bronze one lol. All of my craftroom is still not unpacked....I have a lot of stuff still in my old craft room lol.

I added flowers & a few butterflies using a Joy Crafts die here. The writing is from an old rub on wedding set that I've had for a few years & never used....til now lol. 
You can also see all the crackles where I've added Crackle Paste here & adding it in different thicknesses you get different cracking.

The sides got painted & crackled as well......there is also bits of embossing on the frame as well....I was know when the ideas come into your head & think 'why not lets try it' lol.
Using Joy Crafts 'Old Letter With Rose' clear stamp I just stamped the postage part onto the frame with versamark ink & then heat embossed it with white powder.

Ok will try remeber what I added to this part lol. I wanted different textures on this so added hessian in 2 different colours as well as Cheesecloth. I added layers of differnt papers from the Crafts & You Rose Garden pad, both the 6x6 & the 12x12. I used different dies to cut the layers out, postage was one & I also used Little Darlings Gilded Oval die (one of my faves) & a LLLC Tag Die.
The resin bit was actually from a mould which you can get here with this clay....I got these for crimbo off hubster. However after I made it & painted it & aged it a little I then accidently broke I used the larger half here & the smaller bit is at the top just peeking out lol....was not going to throw it away lol.
Bling & flowers are all from Noor Design UK.

Added another metal corner down the opposite corner & some more writing from the same rub on wedding set.
You can also see the dimension more on this photo.

Last photo now peeps lol. Other bits I added were Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon, Birch Heart, Star Shaped Wish Bottle, which was filled with german glass glitter. I also added wooden heart button from my stash, a doily & the gorgeous Scrapiniec Frame that the photo of me & hubster is on....its a photo from about 8 years ago I hair isnt this long anymore & its also blonde now lol.

I have to say out of every project/creation I've made so far this year this has been my favourite. I really really enjoyed doing it...even with a bad thumb at the time lol. Its good to push ourselves even if it takes more time you just do it bit by bit.....I think this took me 2-3 days doing bit by bit, an hour here & an hour there....but by doing bit by bit I kept thinking of other ideas lol, so they would then get added lol.

Ok my lovelies I'm so sorry the post was so long & you now deserve to go shopping so why not get along to Noor Design UK.....Tracy has added new goodies as well as the fabulous Little Darlings pre-order is there & omgoodness the things they are bringing are sooooo yummy including Winnie from Polkadoodles.....I have a few of their images as I love Winnie she is so darn cute. I just need get her onto creations.....they are coloured so I'm halfway there lol

Here is a sneak peek for the goodies coming....
Soooooooo cute & pretty & there is more so you will have to pop over ot see the rest as well as new items added......go on treat yourself. You deserve it after listening to me ramble on & on & on.....;-) Click here to see more of the pre-order & click here to see the new goodies just in.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps & thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.......
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - New Stash (tim holtz ribbon, plaster mould & clay, lace around edge)