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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Live & Love Crafts DT Card

Good morning everyone, how are you all? Yayyyy its Saturday, ya gotta love the weekends. Well not many more weeks left to christmas, are you ready?? I'm no where near :0(
Now Sandy has given us all free reign this week & next week on our DT projects & as I'm way behind on Christmas cards I thought it would be a good excuse to make more. Also I lurve making crimbo cards especially when we have gorgeous papers & super gorgeous images like the new Sagen ones Sandy has recently got in her store.
I ordered a load of yumminess from Sandy a few days ago & as soon as I saw this sheet of images I fell in love with this image. I lurve the hint of red in the image, it captured me straight away.
This image is from the Sagen Vintage Design 'Christmas' sheet, soooooo many beautiful images on it.

The ribbon is Silky Crush Ribbon which you can also get from The Ribbon Girl. Of course all gorgeous ribbon needs some gorgeous bling to go with it, so I added one of Sandy's Pearl & Rhinestone buttons & hung a charm from it as well.

The little sentiment I cut from Maja Design 'A Gift For You - Die Cut sheet'. The bulldog clip is from my stash & I added some 'Snowtex' to it.

Of course I had to add a 'Whitewash Cinnamon Stick', I lurve these sticks, I think they add that perfect finishing touch to a christmas card..........they smell sooooooooo yummy!!

This is the inside, I've made a pocket at the bottom to hold the tags, the tags I added Eyelets & added Vax Cord to them. The top part of the card I cut out the centre bit from the 'Die-Cut Sheet' so I could write a nice verse on it. I attached it by using Photo Corners so it can be removed & kept as a little keepsake.
Isn't this image just so beautiful, you can of course get her & many of the other gorgeous images on this sheet here.

I have used gorgeous papers from Maja Design's 'A Gift To You', I have to say I lurve this paper, the colours are absolutely gorgeous..........I had a hard job which ones to use for this card lol. Of course as always I machine stitched all the layers on my machine, I also inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink.
I have also added a Maya Road pin to the corner by the flowers but its hard to see in the pic :0(

I hope you like my card today, I made for a member of my family ssshhh can't tell you who incase they see ;0) I hope they like it though.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend & get lots of christmas shopping done..........why not get your partners to treat you to lots of yummy goodies from Live & Love Crafts........go on you are worth 
it ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, will be round to see you all later. mmwah
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxxxxxxx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Live & Love Crafts Challenge DT Card

Helllllooooooooooo..........yes its me & yes its me with a card.........yayyyyyyyyyyyy. Not only a card but a DT card for our super fabulous lady Sandy over at Live & Love Crafts. I'm telling you I have the best DT's that put up with me & boy I am soooooooo thankful to them.

Ok onto my card & onto telling you about the new challenge which is super duper easy......
WITH LOVE easy is that!! It doesn't even have to be a christmas card, as long as its 'With Love' going to that special someone. I of course as I'm soooooooo behind in the crimbo card arena have made a crimbo card.
Mojo is not fully functioning so please be warned my lovelies.........
I have gone for a vintage style card, I just love this image. I also have to tell you I love the clothes they wore back then as well, ooooohhh especially those big ball gown puffy type dresses.

Okie dokie back to the card........lots & lots of yumminess from Live & Love Crafts on here........actually the only thing that isnt from Sandy's shop is the card I've used & the dies lol.
The yummy 'Rusty Heart' which I half covered in 'Snowtex' & a wee bit of 'Gesso'.

I've added some 'Jumbo Pom-Pom' & along the side of the image I added 'Pearl Lace With Beads', its lush. 

The Merry Christmas tag I cut from the Pion Days Of Winter 'Borders' sheet, I inked the edges with walnut distress ink. You can also see the MF 'Doily' sticking out there as well.

The image is from Pion Days Of Winter 'Images' & I added some Shabby White Frantage to it & also lightly flicked Copic Opaque White at it so soften it & make it look like it was snowing, it looks lush IRL. I then place the image onto corrugated card which I covered in Gesso & Snowtex.

Ok so the gorgeous papers I used on this, which you cant really see much of but the recipient will get to see them on the inside lol. Anyway they are Pion Wintertime In Swedish Lapland 'Nisse' (the patterned side) & I also used Pion Days Of Winter 'Church', they go well together I love it when I can mix different collections. Anyway I machine stitched them & added Gesso all around the edge.
I've added lots of different textures on this, well as you can see lol.
For the card shape I used Go -Kreate XXL Square Frame Frilly 7.

All the items used form Live & Love Crafts Store.

Dies used are Magnolia 'Srawling Ferns', Tim Holtz 'Snowflake Border & the cluster of snowflakes are from a Noor Designs die, my favourite snowflake tbh.
You can find the 'Snowflake die here in Noor Designs uk which my lovely blogging friend Tracy runs, pop on over for ALL the Noor designs.

Ok thats it for me, wow that was a long post....sorry peeps lol. Please pop on over to see my super duper talented teamies creations........they will all certainly WOW you.
Hope you will join us in the last challenge of this year...........yes I only realised that one just this second lol.

Take care lovelies, thank you sooooooooooo much for all your lovely comments its great to be back & thank you for stopping by & putting up with me again ;0)

Mmwah Loadsa huggles Vicky