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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Peace & Joy For Christmas

Hello everyone how are you all? Well a week tomorrow the jolly fella dressed in red comes goodness I'm so not prepared at all. 

I'm here today to show you a card that I made for very dear relatives.......cannot say as its on their way to them through the postal service ;-) However I will show you what I sent them & hopefully they will like it.
Will list all products used at the bottom.
My favourite colours seem to be reds & golds this year........usually I prefer blues & know what I reckon my favourite colours depend on what Maja Design & Pion Design release for christmas lol.

I added some Scrapiniec & then a rusty star over the top, love these rusty things on christmas cards.
I also added a heart shaped button from my stash with some thin twine behind it. 
I also added white crackle paste here & there.. The sentiment is from the bottom of a sheet of Maja Design paper.

All the flowers are WOC & I added Pomegrante Apples & a mini bark star. The leaves are Tim Holtz Holiday Greens. There is also a small white wooden snowflake, I adore these!!

The gorgeous red ribbon is from my stash although it looks quite bright here when its not actually this bright.
I've added berries from my stash & some rusty bells on waxed cord & some bling in the centre of the bow.
You can also see the 2 lots of lace I've added, also from my stash.

The gorgeous image I printed onto photo quality matt paper & stitched around the edge.

The papers are all Maja Design I Wish collection & I have inked, distressed & sewn all around the edges.
The star shaped snowflakes are actually part of the new Whimsy die, you can use it whole or just use parts of it........its fabulous!! The chipboard image is form my stash & I cannot remember at all where its originally from :-(

Products used from Noor Design on each item to take you directly to it.

Well thats it from me hope you all have a lovely weekend, last weekend before Christmas peeps.

Tatty bye & thank you for stopping by.
Huge hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all?

 Well we have a new challenge over at Deep Ocean this fortnight & the theme is........
.......perfect for those last minute crimbo makes we have.
This is a card I made for my special auntie & uncle who live down Stoke & who I love to bits, its ok Mr Postie has delivered it now, so I can say who its for lol. )
I've used the gorgeous Pion Design Night Before Christmas papers, I love these papers, especially the golds......all papers have been machine stitched as always & also distressed a teeny bit. You can of course get this collection from Noor Design UK.

Just peeking out you can see the doily die I've used again, this time I cut it out in kraft.........Im addicted to this die lol.
The clock is form the paper collection & I punched it out then added a self adhesive cabochon. I also added a rose & a pomegrante apple.

I love this gold ribbon, I also have this ribbon in red which is gorgeous too. The bling in the centre is from Noor Design UK & I added a charm there too.

The lace is from my stash & I added more flowers either side of the window.
The window is Scrapiniec Royal Window 02......I love these!! I have covered the window in glitter to make it might just be able to see quick though as its shy ;-)
Under the window I cut the tree image from sheet 'Just A Peek' & then fussy cut out the door & the 2 children to place on top to the side of the window with foam pads.

As always the inside is decorated to compliment the front, I've also added lace to the inside. 

Thats it from me. I have got to take my youngest to pick up his car from the garage. We brought him his first car last month but it had to go have new bearings put in yesterday......he's just learning though so hubby will sit in the car with him on the way back......means I can have my music louder on the way back hee hee ;-)

Well enjoy your day lovelies. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Big hugs from me to you
 Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Noor Design UK DT Post

Hello everyone, can you believe less than 2 weeks to the jolly fella with a wobbly belly eeeekkkk!!!

Ok so today I thought I would show you 2 cards I've made with non-christmas fact I've used paper from an Halloween release....... I love to adapt things to fit other occasions, it gives our brains a stretch lol.
Now my daughter as some of you know is severely disabled & she goes to daycare monday-friday. Her taxi driver & escort on the taxi are the best you could possibly wish for & we buy gifts for them every year. Now the driver & his lovely wife are Gothic lover's......yes scares the bee-jesus out of me but I wanted to make them cards suited to it had to be black....eeekkkk

This first card is an anniversary card for them......ok their anniversary is not until October so I'm well prepared lol. Actually their anniversary is 31st October....yep halloween they got married lol, but they are goth's so its appropriate for them.
Here is a Black & White Anniversary be honest I know a lot of people that would like this sort of card who are not Goth's lol. I absolutely love this paper from Pion's Halloween release & love that one side is non-halloween........seriously you should buy this paper collection its so so pretty!!! 
I forgot to put the sentiment on & took photo's but on the last photo I remembered lol....I took these photo's a week ago though & hadnt quite finished my 2nd card then.

The matting on this card is Pion Design Palette Black l, its lovely to use as matting & matches the Pion paper beautifully. All papers were machine stitched. I also added doilies using a doily die.

The heart is Scrapiniec & I sprayed it white & added a Black Oval Frame to the centre & a resin keyhole from my stash.
The white flower was made with white foamiran, I've kept it basic because of the black & silver centre I added. The black flowers are from my stash & the black organza ribbon is tied into a bow & heat shrunk with my heat gun. I also added in some pearl string there as well.

This is the inside but when I did it I thought......I dont want to cover up those gorgeous clocks by putting somewhere to write a sentiment....... So I had an idea & as I had already glued it all to the inside so had to get a wee bit creative.........if you look closely you can tell by the stitching ;-) Or look at the next piccy lol.
The scalloped bottom bit I fussy cut form the 12x12 'Midnight Spell' sheet & then added it on to make a pocket for some tags to write on.........when the tags are removed they will see those beautiful clocks.
I made 2 tags, one with an Anniversary verse on & added waxed cord. The chain & charms are from my stash, I added chain to mirror the clocks.....I thought it would be a nice added touch. The larger tag I cut the paper from the same sheet & backed it with card to make it stronger.

Have you seen the beautiful lace I've used.......I attached it going up the side so it hid less of the paper....I think it suits it going up the side.

Ok so for my 2nd card I've again used papers from the same collection & again they are for the same people so need to incorporate black............this was more of a challenge for a christmas card...
The paper on this card is all 1 sheet & I did inside as well....I've used 'October Garden'. For the matting behind the image I've used a mixture, the black one is 'Beyond The Grave' & the bottom layer is Pion Design Night Before Christmas 'Just A Peek'.

I added a straw & then added sentiments cut from Night Before Christmas 'Border's' Sheet. The bingo card is from the same collection & I added a Pen Nib to these pen nibs.

I added black & gold lace & then added a bit more black lace from my stash along the top....I tried get in as much black as I could muster lol....
The gold ribbon is from my stash & I made a cabochon for the centre using one of the circles form the Night Before Christmas Tags sheet & then I added a small charm.

As you can see I did add a sentiment to the anniversary card lol....I used the Whimsy Banner die to cut it out. 
I have to say both of these cards were out of my comfort zone as I'm not usually one for using black. However I did enjoy doing them & I'm quite happy with how they turned out.....lets hope the recipients like them!!
Hope I've inspired you to use papers for occasions other than they are meant for......halloween papers to make an Anniversary Card & a Christmas not just for halloween ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs to you all.
Vicky xxx

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