Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Will you be my bridesmaid/maid of honour......

.......I promise no ugly dress if you say yes!

Helloooooo and a very Happy New Year to all my lovely Blog followers.  

I'm starting off the New Year with a wedding theme. I made these Bridesmaid shadow boxes by request for my son's best friend and his Fiance. I think it's a lovely way to ask friends/family to be their bridesmaid/maid of honour on their wedding day.

 This is the first time I have made anything like this and I was so happy to hear that the recipients loved them. 

The box frames are approximately 8 inch square.  I cut the dress using my Cricut machine and the Tie the Knot cartridge.  The hearts and banner are Spellbinders dies.

Thanks for visiting my lil oasis.
Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Magnolia Insta Tilda

Hi crafty bloggers!! So for this card I've used lots of new goodies....YAY!!! finally had some time to myself to play with new dies and Distress Re-Inkers.  Insta Tilda is among one of my favourite Magnolia images at the moment but Ooohhhh my gosh!!!! It took ages to colour her as I am so out of touch with Distress Inks.   I think Copics are so much easier and quicker but I'm not giving up as I really need the practise.

I've used my new Go Kreate Frilly No 6 Dies to create the shape of this card.  Insta Tilda has been coloured with Distress Inks, (Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick for skin and cheeks, Worn Lipstick for her top and Stormy Skies for her Jeans).  Other new dies are Joy Crafts Viewfinder and Marriane Collectable filmstrip die and camera stamp set.  'Celebrate Today' sentiment is Stampin Up.  'Memories, Cherished, Forever', Ticketed stamps by Autumn Leaves, Katie Pertiet.  Papers are My Minds Eye, Lace, Cheesecloth, Seam binding, Flowers and gems for finishing touches.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon or Lace
Craft Rocket Challenge - Ribbon and/or Lace
Alphabet Challenge - P is for pretty in Pink
Cut it Up - Pink or breast cancer
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Use lots of Pink
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything goes with a handmade bow
Marvelous Magnolia - Your favourite Stamp

Thanks for visiting my lil oasis.
Love and Crafty Hugs
xx Vicki xx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Devine Tilda.........

............And she certainly does live up to her name :-).  Hiya folks! Hope you're all keeping well.

Today's oval card has been made by using Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge followed by Spellbinders Oval Grand Nestabilities.  Tilda has been coloured with Copics, Stickles Star Dust glitter glue and, as usual the entire image has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I've stained the seam binding using Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink. Other dies include Magnolia Doohickey, Whimsy Banner Die, Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly'.  Flowers, Paper Doily, Lace, Seam Binding ribbon, Pearls and more Stickles for embellishments and finishing touches.

Here's what the card looks like upright
I've entered my card into the following challenges:-

In The Pink - Photo Inspiration
Cardz 4 Galz - Anything by a square
Really Reasonable Ribbon No 149 - Things with wings with ribbon/trim
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with ribbon and pearls
Alphabet Challenge - O is for Oval
Noor  Design UK - Flowers and Lace
ABC - P is for Pearls
The Ribbon Girls - Use any image
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything goes with a handmade bow

Thanks for popping by.
Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx


Monday, 19 September 2016

Tilda with heart phone

Helloooooo crafty friends, I'm back again with another Magnolia creation, a red, white and blue theme this time, using Tilda with heart phone which I've coloured with Copics, then, as usual heat embossed the entire image with clear embossing powder.  I've used my Cricut to create the actual shape of the card, (Elegant Edges cartridge). Spellbinder frame die, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Die.  Doilies, flowers, leaves, maribou feather, spider webbing, cheesecloth, lace, pearls and Glamour Dust for embellishments.

I set my camera to the advanced setting, which picked up the twinkly sparkle of the pearls and glitter

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Marvellous Magnolia - Lace or Ribbon
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking 
                                (Glamour Dust on flowers, Heat Embossed image)
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolia's - Red, White and Blue

Thanks for popping by,
luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Afternoon Tea Tilda

Hello again, this evening I'm posting this Afternoon Tea Tilda card, which I've coloured with Copics then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  The papers have been slightly distressed with the edges inked and sewn with my sewing machine.  The bingo card and teacup postcards were downloaded from different websites (sorry it was such a while ago that I can't remember which sites they're from). Cheesecloth, lace, pearls, flowers for embellishments the sentiment is Stmpin Up.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

Marvellous Magnolia - Lace or Ribbon
Paradise of Magnolia - Show us your colours
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Real Lace and Pearls
Deep Ocean Challenge - Bingo (Pearls, flowers, lace)
A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday

Thanks for taking the time to visit my lil oasis.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend all.
Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx Vicki xx