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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Deep Ocean Challenge DT Post - Halloween

Hello everyone I'm running quite late with my DT post for Deep Ocean Challenge sorry :-(
The challenge this fortnight is........
HALLOWEEN gotta lurve Halloween!!
This year I've decided to make my grandchildren Gift Bags for Halloween & we are going to fill them with sweets, chocolate & little toys........its a Halloween Goodie Bag ;-)
Today I'm showing you the one I made for my granddaughter Payton........she loves purple so she has a purple themed gift bag.
I have to say I really REALLY enjoyed making this & I love this paper, I've used Pion Design's The Witching Hour. The sheets I've used are 'Border's', 'Haunted House' & 'Spider's Web'. All have been distressed around the edges & machine sewn.

Dies used are Magnolia & La La Land Crafts. I also added soft webbing in the top right corner & a little bow to the sitting cat. The cat lying down is from Magnolia Doohickey club volume 8 & I added some string pearl to the neck.

I added a tag to write a little message, the tag is La La Land Crafts.

Some dies are popped onto foam to give dimension & a few dies I also cut out in the spider web paper.
The grass behind the Magnolia fence is Memory Box, the trees are Magnolia.
The main focus is the haunted house on the pion sheet, I used this as the main focus & built around it. I didnt plan anything & went completely with the flow lol.
I added orange & yellow stickles to the lights on the house & the leaves on the tree for added impact. Looks fab in real life.
I also added yellow stickles to the Magnolia lamp post.

I added black lace along the bottom under the border & black lace tied around the handle. I cut out letters from the Border sheet to spell Paytons name. The die underneath is an older one but cant remember who it is by, will add it if I remember.

Well thats it form me I'm off to the hairdresser's in 5 minutes so better shoot.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone how are you?
I'm here today with another Christmas card, I lurve making christmas cards, this is my favourite time of year.
I've used the beautiful Pion Design Night Before Christmas, some Christmassy Scrapiniec .......and a few other bits of course ;-)
I lurve & I mean LURVE these gorgeous colours in this collection, these golds are stunning!!!

Top right & bottom right corner is some Scrapiniec chipboard, some I left plain & some I've heat embossed with gold embossing powder..... So the wording 'Joy' I heat embossed gold & on the houses at the bottom I heat embossed the trees.

I decorated inside as well. I've decorated the whole card using all 4 squares of the sheet (links below).
The candle die is a new die from Joy Crafts, I cut one out in white & used part of it inside & cut another in matching Pion Design Palette Ocra II.

I've used the fantastic Poinsettia die by Creative Expressions, I soooooooo love this die!! This time I've also used the Creative Expressions Pinstriped Poinsettia stamp. I've stamped the poinsettia onto vellum paper & heat embossed in gold embossing powder, shapped each petal & layered them up. 
They also look gorgeous in silver ;-)

I've used one of the gorgeous images from Images From The Past on the front & one of the verses from the same sheet inside. I cut the image out with Little Darlings Fancy Rectangle, I also used the same die for the verse & another one will be added to the bottom for writing a personal message on.

Its quite a simple-ish card for me......I did say quite lol.

Thanks for stopping by, why not pop on over to Noor Design UK, Tracy has added soooooo many new goodies including another release of Magnolia stamps, doohickey Volume 13 & lots, lots many to mention.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Friendship Is The Poetry Of Life

Hello again, yes I'm here again today with another DT post for Noor Design UK as our lovely Sharon is on her jolly hol's, so I'm stepping in for her.
Now without you looking at the inlinkz at the bottom can you guess what paper's I've used on this card.......?????
......have you guessed...these are the latest Halloween papers from Pion Design The Witching Hour.......yep I got the whole collection & I'd say most of these could be used all year round, some both sides, some one side. Let me tell you they are soooooo darn pretty & gorgeous, of course I'm using some for halloween for my grandchildren's gifts....but I will be doing a few none-halloween too......

I used some gorgeous Scrapiniec......I've been neglecting these a bit lately...I know shame on me.
The paper inside the Scrapiniec Frame is from another paper collection....Craft & You 'Lavender Garden 6x6 pad'....thought the lavender that was on it went perfectly with the theme of the card.
If you look at the top right corner you will see some small lavender bits which came with the wheelbarrow.........
....I soaryed the wheelbarrow white with white spray paint & the lavender I inked with distress inks, milled lavender & dusty concorde. I then sprayed the whole lot with Crafters Companion Spray & can see the sheen here a bit.

The butterflies came from the same Pion Collection, I fussy cut them out, added a teensy bit of gesso & added a nib to the centre.
There is another little butterfly in the corner of the Scrapiniec Frame. I also added 2 Scrapiniec pieces in the top corners. All of the Scrapiniec pieces were sprayed with white spray paint.......any spray paint is fine.

I added gorgeous flowers & berries & I've used my favourite leaf die, the Ivy & cut that out twice in Maja Design paper. I added bits of Gesso here & there. Added some beautiful lace & double row pearls along the centre.

Thanks for stopping by & thank you for all your lovely comments you leave I really do appreciate them so much :-)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Noor Design UK DT Card

Hello everyone I'm here today to show you my DT card for the Noor Design UK Blog.
I've used a Wild Rose Studio stamp today & a new die, well a new die for me lol.
Ok so how darn adorable is this mouse.....I coloured this little fella with distress ink markers & refills. The poinsettia also had white gel pen added to highlight & I put platinum stickles to the centre.
Colours used are..................
Mouse - Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, Candied Apple, Wild Honey
Poinsettia - Fired Brick, Pine Needles, Vintage Photo
 on Fabriano Watercolour paper then cut out with Little Darlings Fancy Rectangle.
I added some double ruffle trim along the side.......this I stitched on, yeah I made sure it wasn't coming off lol.

Ok so this is my new die......its the Creative Expressions Classic Poinseetia die. Its out of stock at the moment but if you ask Tracy she will order one for you....I LOVE this die its fabulous!!
I cut the Poinsettia's out of Flocked Paper & then once glued together I shaped the petals slightly by bending them. The leaves came with the die set & you also get centre dies but I used the silver pearl string instead.

The red seam binding is from my stash but the green is Tracy's shabby seam bidning & is soooo gorgeous!!
I added 2 silver bells with brown waxed cord & a gorgeous bit of bling to the centre......we gotta have out bling........even more at crimbo time ;-)

This is the inside which is exactly the same layout as it is on the front. I've used the latest Pion Christmas Collection........the colours on every sheet are beautiful!!
As alwasy I've machine stitched each layer & inked the edges with pumice stone.

This photo is to so you can see the snowflake border better at the top. The snowflake I also cut out separately using the matching snowflake singular die & added another beautiful piece of bling to the centre.
The poinsettia at the top I made with just the 2 smaller layers.

Well thats it from me, all links to items used are at the bottom & each item will take you directly to the store. Remember whatever is out of stock Tracy will get it back in for you wherever possible.

Check out the new pre-order for the new Maj Design Christmas collection.......oh my I think all the DT girls have already pre-ordered their's.........they are stunning again!! Maja Design never fail to please us do they ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, take care
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx