Tuesday, 6 December 2016

To You From Me

Hello everyone how are you. Today I have another christmas card, I'm so sorry if you are sick of seeing them now & we will be done soon lol. Although I have to say I'm really enjoying making them this year & I dont want to stop lol...but I will dont worry. 

So here is a card using just Maja design paper, even the image is from the papers ;-)
All links to items used at the bottom of this post.
Arn't those snowman so darn cute!! I've used Maja Design I Wish 6x6 collection, inked & distressed all edges & then machine sewn them.

I made 2 bows with seam binding, added some scrapiniec behind & a bit of bling in the centre & ta da.......pretty ;-)
The Merry Christmas For A Dear Friend I cut from Pion Design Borders sheet.

I added some cute Penguins using a Joy Crafts die, I cut them out with scarps from the Maja Design pad & then added pimice stone ink to define them a bit.
The Tag is Magnolia Aspen collection & I stamped onto kraft card & inked the edges a bit, added a charm & some waxed cord.

Now for the image I fussy cut the snowmen out of a sheet of paper from the 6x6 pad, on this sheet the birds are also on it. So I used that side with the birds to put behind my window & then added the snowmen. The window was a bit too long so I shortened it just a little.

For the snowy effect (which looks soooo much better IRL) I added Structure Paste then whilst the paste is still wet I sprinkle glitter over it.
I've not edited this photo at all as brightness is what kills the glitter showing on photo' to show the glitter up I've left it un-edited.

I added 2 different kinds of lace, I love tulle but hate cutting into it lol......though I'm also glad I did when I see it on a project.
Behind the window is a Little Darlings die which is also replicated inside to write a message on.

As always inside is decorated to match the front, I do all this at the same time rather than have to go back & do insides, its easier to do it all at once as it takes just a few minutes.
The flowers are WOC & I've added metal leaves & the 2 centre flowers came with the Magnolia Club Kit Volume 12.
Also added white gesso here & there for an extra snowy effect ;-)

Thank you so so much for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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

Monday, 5 December 2016

O Christmas Tree

Hello and good morning everyone, today I show you two Christmas cards I recently made. They are easy to make so perfect for making Christmas cards in last minute. I used the gorgeous Maja Design I wish papers and Scrapiniec Chipboards for them. Look...

 And the second card...

On both cards I glued the tree chipboards onto darker design paper and cut out to give it more depth.

Thank you for your visit here. Now I wish you a happy day.
Hugs, Karina

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

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Crafteezee Collection - 'In The Forest - Winter Wonderland'

Hello everyone.  I am here again today with some more inspiration using the lovely Crafteezee Collection.

First of all, for those who do not know, these are Limited Edition.  This month is  'IN THE FOREST - WINTER WONDERLAND IN NOVEMBER'. What a wonderful theme!¬   It is a collection assembled by Tracy, who tries to source ALL NEW items each month, focusing on her favourite things.  If there are any left over these go into the store, and if not just those that purchase the kit will receive. Each month is a different theme .   Don't miss out, hop on over HERE to order your kit.  The next one is themed '3D Decadence'.  Doesn't that sound fabulous!  There is also an additional facility using Paypal monthly subscription links.

So, onto what I made using the Crafteezee Collection:

I took one look at the lovely baubles and the little Christmas Tree and had to get my thinking cap on. The little Christmas Tree took some thinking about to be honest.  I could think of so many uses.  For instance, Easel card, Diorama Card, An easel box card, oh the ideas were flowing!  Eventually I decided upon a sleeve for a box of After Eight Mints.  Each Christmas I try and make something for a friend of mine which we call a 'pass it on' gift.  In other words she uses it again next year.  This is perfect for that.

So here we have it.  A sleeve containing a box of After Eight Mints using items from the Crafteezee Collection :

And a close up showing the flowers, tree and sprigs.  In addition there is Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste tinging the flowers etc with the lovely glitter from the Crafteezee Collection adding that touch of texture and sparkle :

The lovely baubles I did in a very simple design, but they were very difficult to photograph.  They really are much better in real life.  Again I used items from the Crafteezee Collection.  These look so different and so much better  in real life.

 I have absolutely loved using this fabulous Collection!

Thanks for stopping by and happy Crafting


Should anything be out of stock feel free to email Tracy
as it could well be on its way into the shop, or she might be able to get it for you.

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

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Where the Roses Grow

Hello Everyone

Tracy here hoping to inspire you with the beautiful collection of Pion Design's "Where the Roses Grow".  It really is such a beautiful collection of papers.  I have used a Dutch Doobadoo template for the shape and added my favourtie butterfly edge dies around the top edges, layered with the single butterfly dies, all links at the bottom as usual. I then added a couple of pen nibs to the centres, one of my favourite embellishments.

I cut the image from the Images from the Past sheet which took centre stage framed with the Joycraft Butterfly frame cut from Pion Design's Palette Dusty Rose I.

I have used Pion Design's Palette Dusty Rose I for the base of the card, which of course compliments the papers beautifully.  I used Climbing Roses as the main paper and then I made some pockets using the In The Garden sheet for the sides of the card using  a Marianne Design Wave die for the lacy edge.

I have edged all the papers and lace with a little gesso.

The double row pearls on the two outer panels have just returned to stock, another favourite of mine.

I cut out the tag and perfume bottle from the matching tag sheet and tucked into the pockets.

Hope you like it.
Hugs Tracy x