My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 23 August 2014

By The Sea for Live & Love Crafts

Hi hows your weekend going? Here in the Northeast of the UK its wet & miserable :0(
Well as I'm running MEGA late today so I best get on hadn't I?
Ok so Sandy set us the theme of Summer Memories this week & tbh as soon as I think of Summer I think of the beach & the sea.........I lurve being on the beach & listening to the waves of the ocean.
I'm also extremely lucky as I live just 5 minute walk from the beach.
So I went beach themed, although I wish there were these beach huts on our beach. The huts I've coloured with distress ink markers & Tilda I have coloured with copics........

I added a little bottle filled with German Glass Glitter that I've had forever. The sentiment I cut from a Pion sheet, all links are at the bottom. I also added a strip saying 'Message In A Bottle' across the bottle.

This shows a better view of the most gorgeous lace, I love this one, I love the feel of it. Of course for some people to go the beach means a holiday & a holiday means sending postcards, so I had to include a postcard charm. Of course all beaches have seashells ;0)

The little sentiment I also cut from a Pion sheet ' Some people see more in a walk on the beach than others see in a trip around the world' is what it says. I layered it on some Jute Fabric & added another seashell..
Ok so the beach huts are a Molly Blooms stamp that I've had since.........I think maybe last year & I've just finally inked it up. Tbh I forgot I had it :0/ The magnolia stamp is Tilda On The Beach & as I said she was coloured with copics a LONG time ago...
Copic colours used are.......yep the colour list was in the sleeve with her ;0)
E13, E11, E21, E00, E000 , RV21
E47, E44, E43, E40
B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
Hat I paper pieced. 

This is actually a picture hanging so of course I use Melissa Frances Hangers for them...........I do have quite a few of these, I love them so much & they look so pretty when you have your pics on the wall.
I have added Gesso here & there as well as you can see lol.

Well thats it from me Sandy's store is currently closed due to much need maintenance but will re-open very soon. Before you know it you will soon be able to buy lots of beautiful yumminess that Sandy stocks.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, thanks so much for stopping by. I have quite a few things going on at the minute so I'm sorry about my bad blogging :0(

Take care lovelies mmwah, huggles Vicky xxxx

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Hello everyone how are you all? Well I've been busy again painting, not in a crafty way either. So I've not been blogging or anything :0(
Anyhoo's here is my 3rd creation I made as Guest Designer for LOTV . Now one of my favourite characters at LOTV is of course James.........come on we all lurve James, he's such a cutie.
I also wanted to do different styles as know me I change like the weather & dont any 1 real style........... Well this one went the CAS way & also the Male way.
Maybe not some people's idea of CAS but its mine lol.

The little postcard I cut from Maja Design Vintage Summer Papers 6x6 pad from LLC.
The little 'Miss You' tag is of course LOTV 'Sentiment Tags' these!! I just attached it with a Tim Holtz paper clip so the sentiment could be changed if need be for whoever gets the card.
The gorgeous stamp is 'James Laptop' & I decided to keep him in cool grays in the copic range to keep it all mono toned........ Hubster thought I had brought the image already coloured, I thought he was insulting me at first doh!! It looks better IRL tbh.
As you can see the inside is decorated the same as the front. The papers are Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 pad from Live & Love Crafts. I think I inked the edges with walnut & of course machine stitched as always. The little 'Memories' tag at the bottom was also cut form the pad I think. Well its been a while since I made this card lol.

Well thats it from me I will have one more of my LOTV GD creations next week for you which will be my last one. Although you will still see LOTS of LOTV from me including before then lol.
Of course for all of your LOTV items pop along here to have a peekskie, bring money as you are sure to fall in love with EVERYTHING!!!

So thats it from me hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I have to say I have spent more time doing work in & outside of our bungalow this summer............crafting has been on the back burner a lot.

Thank you though as always for your support & lovely comments you all totally rock!!!!!!!
Mmwah lotsa huggles xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Live & Love Crafts DT Card

Hi everyone hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Well I'm here today with a scheduled post with the last creation of the week for Live & Love Crafts & as you know the theme for us DT girls was 'Magic'. As soon as I saw the theme the first thing I thought of was 'Christmas', its the most magical time of the year...........and who is more magical than anyone...'Santa Claus' of course!! Its my favourite time of year where families, friends & loved ones come together to celebrate the 'Magic of Christmas'.
I have used older christmas Pion papers, I've inked the edges with Walnut & machine sewn them as always. All links will be at the bottom.

The rolled flowers I made with a Memory Box die & some scraps of Maja Design paper, added pearls to the inside & Gesso. Underneath the bottom rolled flower I added 2 bells which also got dipped in Snowtex.

The fabulous Santie Claus is from Reprint & tbh I struggled which one to pick as they are all fabulous!!. The trees are a Marianne Design which are covered with Snowtex but I also added Diamond Dust whilst the Snowtex was wet so there is a lovely sparkle to the trees IRL.

The Snowflake border also got the Snowtex treatment as did the Cones. I added Gesso to the Crispy Ribbon bow, the wooden button & lots of other places lol. The laces really are so gorgeous & think I will be ordering much more of them. The little ticket-y things are the side by the Pearl cluster are from another Pion sheet & they say 'Merry Christmas' between them both. Inside is also decorated as always.

Well thats it from me I have the family coming today for tea so its a busy day with a house full............just the way I like it ;0)

Enjoy your day, take care & thank you so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx