My Lovely Friends

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia DT Card

Hello everyone I'm running so late with this, I thought I had done &......well clearly I hadnt so I'm gonna crack on. I have a peek sneak of something sooooooo cute at the bottom of the post though, so why not hang around lol.

Ok so my lovelies we have a brand new challenge over on Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia & the challenge is.......drum roll please......

USE TRIM it can be lace, ribbon, seam binding, pom pom trim, organza et the drift dont you ;-)
I had hoped I would have a different project ready but I didnt but thankfully had this one as back-up which I made a few weeks ago.
The image I masked & coloured a couple of months ago so it was nice to finally put it on a card.
The stamps I used are Magnolia 'Tilda With Flower In Her Pocket' from the Country Girl collection & I masked her with Magnolia 'Little Westie With Flower' I left the Westie off though & just used the flowers, again this stamp is from the Country Girl collection. I got these from Swedish House Crafts.
They were coloured with distress ink refills & then I cut the image out using Gummiapan Stitched Circle dies.

I made a tag using the Surfboard tag....I've had this for about a year & finally used it for the first time, shocking I know....I have quite  a few like this, some still in their packets...yes I'm bowing my head in shame right now :-(
The words are from a Tim Holtz pad. I made the tag so it can swivel out to write something on the plain one underneath.
I think the brad is My Minds Eye........maybe...

Of course as always I decorated the inside. The paper is Maja Design Summer Crush & I have machine stitched all layers, added gesso here & there & added Gummiapan Stitched Circle dies to the centre.

I added a paper straw saying Happy Birthday at the top using a Whimsy stamp & matching die.
I also added seam binding & I coloured it myself a long long time ago. Button, doilies & lace are form my stash.

I used Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Box Lacing Coffee at the side & the leaves are also Magnolia dies. Flowers are WOC.

Please pop on over to see my fabulous teamies creations & leave them all some love, seriously I work with such talented girlies & feel darn proud of them & lucky to work with them.

Ok do you want to see my sneak peak of something soooooo darn cute....of course you do, well feast your eyes on my new puppy. Only 2 weeks old at the minute, we met them for the first time on Monday 16th & they will be ready on 1st December.
This is Mummy with her 12 babies, yes 12........OMW how did she do that.....where the heck did she hide them all as she is not that big. There is not one runt & she is a fantastic mum & greeted us so so well. She came out to greet us & we stroked her, she really is beautiful.

Me holding my new baby, isn't he adorable....I cant wait til he comes home. I didnt want to put him down lol & when I got home Poppy sniffed where I had held him for ages.
I went to my best friends house after for a couple of hours & stroked her dogs but Poppy didnt even bother with their scent.....just the pups scent.

We got first pic out of all these babies & I picked this handsome fell, first one to have a collar as well. The lady who owns this gorgeous mum & litter sent me this photo to my phone yesterday, I love him already.
I picked him out just by a photo on Friday, I knew as soon as I saw him amongst all his brothers & sisters. Thankfully I did as the first lady to go on Saturday picked mine & desperately wanted him but the lovely lady said he was reserved & while she was disapointed she picked another gorgeous little  fella.
I do have a name ready for him but I will tell you that when he comes homes.........just incase I change my mind (doubt it though lol)

Ok well its actually 3.48 am & I've not been sleep yet as I have an upset daughter who has not been well for a few days & other reasons why I'm up which I will not bore you with as I think I have babbled waaaaayyyy to much as it is lol.

Thank you for stopping by & if you stayed to the end well done you lol.
Tatty bye lovelies, take care & enjoy your day what ever you are doing.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mr & Mrs Together Forever

Hello everyone how are you all?
The plan today was get the front garden done, scarify the lawn, remove flowers & weed etc but its wet & very miserable :-( Perfect day to stay inside & get work done then ;-)

So I have a card today that I made quite a few weeks ago. When I showed my last LOTV card with a simply print I did say the next one would be a stamped it is, or one of them as I have a another done lol.

This time I thought I would make a Wedding card or it could even suit as an Anniversary card maybe.
Sorry for the pics again we've packed the big computer up to move to another room & the software to use with the camera is on there & not my I'm still using my phone :-(

I love these love birds, they are so darn cute.........shame it took me so long to use them lol. They are from Magnolia Doo-Hickey Volume 3.
The flowers are WOC & you can also see a doily peeking out too.

I added Mr & Mrs Scrapiniec to the corner & under the flowers I added the Eiffel Tower also from Volume 3. 
Flowers again are WOC & the leaves are Magnolia Parsley & Rocket Salad.

The fabulous cute image is a LOTV stamp called 'Wedding Couple' & I coloured it with distress ink refills.
I cut the image out using Gummiapan 'Nesting Stitched Circles' & matted it onto larger sizes underneath including a circle of Maja Design.
I also added a couple of pearl hearts as added love ;-)

I cut 2 hearts using a Magnolia die, I cut 1 in white cardstock & 1 in co-ordinating Maja Design paper, I added Tim Holtz words to the white cardstock & added a brad.
So when you swing the patterned heart out it reads 'Together Forever', kinda like a hidden message.

As always inside is decorated to match the front. Paper I've used is a Maja Design collection which is probably my favourite one, I won September Mood Board & I also won this I have lots more now lol.
It is of course 'Summertime' 12x12 & I used a Go-Kreate die for the card. As always the papers have been machine stitched.
The lace is from my stash as are the doilies.

Thats it form me but thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering..........
Ribbon Girl - October Card Challenge
Addicted To Stamps - Lace and/or Ribbon

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Swedish House Crafts DT Card

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing with you my latest creation using yummy products from Swedish House Crafts.

I've been thinking of all the Christmas creating I need to do lately and that brought me to the time after Christmas, New Year. So I thought I would make a table top calendar ready for the New Year.
(Links to items used will be at the bottom of the post.)
I have used the gorgeous Maja Design Denim & Friends Collection, I love this collection so much, it really can be used for almost any occasion. I have machine stitched both layers.

I added layers using Gummiapan Stitched Banners dies, this was just to add a bit of interest. The leaves were made using Magnolia Grandpa's Flower Leaf. The calendars I just got from Ebay.

I also decorated the back, some desks and tables can be seen from all angles so I didn't want the back to look boring. I am going to put a quote on it as well.....just depends where its going lol.

I added Gummiapan Doodle Circle dies as these are fab for adding more interest to any project, I love them. For the image I wasn't originally going to use this one, I had coloured up another Tilda, however she was Christmassy and Christmassy is not an all year thing. So I went with this gorgeous Tilda With Umbrella Daisy, I coloured her dress with Weathered Wood to make it look kinda denim to go with the papers. I coloured her with distress ink refills and added Stardust Stickles to the centre of the daisy and her hair bow. Then I cut her out using Gummiapan Stitched Rectangle dies.

I have made the calendar folding so it folds flat for posting. All lace and flowers are from my stash. I used the co-ordinating Maja Design card stock for layers behind the image and the calendar, also for the doodle circles and leaves.

Thank you for stopping by
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Maja Design Denim & Friends - Summer Shirt  (both sides)

Challenges I'm Entering..........
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolia's - Special Occasion (New Year but if it not delete it girls)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

You Are Special To Me

Hello everyone how are you all?

To day I have a card I made a while ago, I'm thinking maybe a month ago or just over.
I've used a Sylvia Zet image from Hobby House (I think) which I've had for ages.
I will give a links to items used at the bottom of the post.
Papers are the super gorgeous Pion Design Easter Collection from Swedish House Crafts.
I have machine stitched all around the edges as always.

Doily & lace are from my stash, also the bulldog clip is.
The small bit of paper is a scrap that I stamped a sentiment onto & then layered it up with foam pads.
The die cut going along the middle is a Magnolia Doohickey.

The gorgeous butterfly is a rubber stamp from Swedish House Crafts which I stamped with Versa & then heat embossed with white embossing powder, I then fussy cut it out & added fine purple pearl string to the centre.
The circle die is a die by Gummiapan from SHC, link will be at the bottom. These are fabulous for adding a bit of interest to your projects, I have the square one too & love them both.

The flowers I made myself using foamiran & Whimsy Peony dies. I used white foamiran & used oil pastels to colour them. The leaves I used olive green foamiran & added colour to give them a realistic look......its rare leaves are one solid colour.
I heat shrunk some organza ribbon & added some string in amongst the flowers.

As always I have decorated inside to co-ordinate with the front.
I used a Roxstamps die to cut out the image & then used a smaller one to make a frame.

Items used from Swedish House Crafts......

Thats it from me, thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a super weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thursday, 5 October 2017


Hello everyone how are you all?
Sorry I've been missing in action I've been quite ill lately & then had to have tests took. So have not had energy to even blog, let alone craft but I finally made this card.....only took me 4 days lol.

Anyway I'm late with not 1 but 2 DT cards oops, so I'm combining them both...yep I'm cheating lol.
Ok so the new challenges have started over at All About Magnolia & Deep Ocean Challenges & luckily for me their themes are nearly the same.......phew!!! Lol.


I've gone with Autumn colours to suit both challenges. I absolutely love Autumn, I love all the changing colours of the leaves & trees & love the rustle under my feet when the leaves have fallen on the ground. Its a beautiful time of year.
I thought I would use a Halloween kind of stamp but make her more Autumn orientated ;-)

This is Witch Tilda With Small Pumpkins but I thought rather than her being a witch she could just be sitting amongst the trees enjoying Autumn.

The papers are Maja Design 'Walking In The Forest' 6x6 pad from Swedish Houe Crafts. I have machine stitched the both layers & the top layer I cut out using a die from Magnolia Doohickey Club Kit Volume can get these Magnolia Volumes from Swedish House Crafts at a great price & they are soooo worth the money.
I also added gesso to both layers to soften them & give them a shabby chic look.....Autumn the shabby chic way lol.

I have cut the envelope from the Maja Design 6x6 pad & then cut the tags from it also & added eyelets & waxed cord & popped them inside the envelope to write little messages on them.
I also cut the shaped larger tag form the same pad & added Autumn to the top, the Autumn I cut from the front cover of Maja Design 'Vintage Autumn Basic's' 6x6 pad, I have 2 pads & 1 is nearly gone so used that cover.......recycle recycle lol ;-)

The tree's are Doohickey dies from Swedish House Crafts called 'Birch' from the Animal Of The Year collection. I cut it out of Kraft cardstock & then gave it a painting with gesso. The second tree I popped onto foam pad to give it a 3-D effect.

The Magnolia stamp I coloured with distress ink refills, I also added stardust stickles to the pumpkins.
Colours used are..........
Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose - Skin
Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs - Hair
Rusty Hinge, Hickory Smoke, Carved Pumpkin  - Dress & Band on Hat
Frayed Burlap - Boots & Hat
Ooops I forgot to add colour to her lace at the bottom of the dress......better fix that :-/

Flowers are WOC, the leaves are Magnolia Doohickey dies & I added some small leaves made with foamiran & Magnolia dies from Volume 11 to the larger tag. I used a peachy coloured foamiran & coloured them 3 colours with oil pastels.
Lace is from my stash.

Well thats it from me, please pop on over to both challenges & give my DT members some love, they are all so talented.
Thank you for stopping by.
Huge hugs Vicky xxx

Magnolia Forever - Fall / Halloween
Simply Magnolia - Autumn

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hello everyone how are you all?

I've been missing in action as I've been quite ill lately & havnt felt like crafting & even forgot to blog DT cards or even other stuff I've had made a while.
Gonna try have a crafty night tonight though ;-)

So I'm finally showing you my DT card for Deep Ocean Challenges which this fortnight is....
GOODBYE SUMMER can interpret this as you wish, whatever says goodbye summer to you. To me its 2 things, 1 the stunning colours of Autumn & 2 Christmas my favourite time of year (jointly with summer lol).
 So I've gone with Christmas :-)
Photo's taken on my phone again sorry, though I did take these a week or so ago & have since brought a new light thingy-ma-jig.........I'm so good with words lol.
I have used one of my Top 10 favourite Magnolia stamps. She is called 'Divine Tilda' from the Waiting For Christmas collection & you can buy her from Swedish House Crafts right here.
She was coloured with distress ink refills & I forgot to ground her so she looks like she is floating in the I cheated & added the sentiment just under her feet....she has something to stand on now lol.

The poinsettia I made myself using a poinsettia die, white foamiran,oil pastels & pearls for the centre.
The leaf underneath is a scrapiniec chipboard. Lace is from my stash.

The gorgeous papers are Maja Design 'I Wish' collection, which is probably my favourite collection, definitely my favourite christmas papers. I have used a Go-Kreate die to cut it out & machine stitched all around as always. I've also decorated inside to compliment the front as always.

The dies at the top coming down form the pearl trim are Magnolia dies 'Peaky Floral Tabs' which you can get from Swedish House Crafts. The christmas ornament at the bottom right is also a Magnolia die.

I think thats it from me, its took me ages do this post as my laptop is not behaving so hubster is gonna fix it tomorrow before it goes on the end of my size 11 I'm not size 11 I'm only a 5 but my youngest son is size 11 so I will borrow 1 of his boots just to make sure I give it the right boost lol.

I'm off to Ben & Megans as its family day, hubby was out this morning for father & sons time & now we are all off to theirs so even the dogs can play togther for the afternoon. Our Poppy runs up & down their stairs lots as we dont have stairs so its like a game for her to keep going up after the kids lol. I lurve weekends :-)

Thanks for stopping by & listening to my babble.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Friday, 15 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts DT Card

Hi everyone how are you all?

I'm here today to share a card I made suitable for a teenager using the fabulous Maja Design Denim & Friends collection........I love love LOVE this collection, its perfect for those hard male cards & just as perfect for the females. What more could we ask for.....well the perfect dies to go with them of course are Gummiapan.
I made the card base from Maja Design Shades Of Denim, Light Blue. These co-ordinated sheets are fabulous & each side is a slightly different shade, I love the quality of Maja Design.

I used Maja Design Denim & Friends 6x6 pad for the card & highlighted the graphic on the paper which says 'YOU'RE A STAR' I underlined it & added stars that were cut out from using the Integrated Stars die by Gummiapan.
I also added a piece of fine corrugated cardboard painted it with white gesso to give the card extra texture.

I cut the wording 'AWSOME' from the bottom of one of the 12x12 sheets & distressed it a little.
I also cut out Happy Birthday using a Gummiapn text die, I cut Happy out using the Maja Design Monochrome Light Blue sheet & Birthday I cut out using the Maja Design Monochrome Aquamarine sheet....this shade matches the shoes on the image.
I cut out a few pieces with white cardstock first then glued them altogether with the coloured sheet on top.....this makes them thicker & gives an appearance of chipboard.
To glue them together I use a spray adhesive, its less messy & fiddly.

The larger image of the skateboard came from the Maja Design Denim & Friends 12x12 Snapshot sheet & the smaller one came with the 6x6 pad.......I thought it would add interest there being 2 photo's the same but of different sizing.
I cut the integrated stars out using white cardstock & Maja Design Monochrome Aquamarine cardstock.
I kept a couple of the stars inside the cutout.

As always I decorated inside to compliment the front & each sheet was machine stitched.
The rectangle under the main image I cut with Gummiapan Rectangle die & cut it from Maja Design Monochrome Aquamarine.
I used some stars that were cut out from the Integrated Stars die to add here & there, I love that some of them are not perfect star shapes which adds more interest & uniqueness........uniqueness is definitely good for a teenager.

Thanks so much for stopping by we all really appreciate it.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

My blog is here

Links To Products Used Are.....

I'm also entering this into the mood board over at Maja Design here...
This is the mood board

Challenges I'm Entering.....
Maja Design - September Mood Board