Friday, March 31, 2017

Challenge Time!!!


This month at Noor! Design UK we are challenging you to use:


I've had this gorgeous "double lace butterfly" from the shop for some time and I never thought about using it for the main piece until now.  See if you hang on to something for long enough, eventually you'll find a use for it.  Now you're thinking "ok she's a hoarder" but only when it comes to anything crafty.  Yes, I'm a crafting hoarder.  LOL!!  I suspect I'm not alone here.  😀

I have to tell you that this idea was NOT my own.  I borrowed it from Susannes Halseth and when I saw her card I immediately thought "Ooooo I HAVE TO DO THAT!".  It's a great way to show off Maja Design's "Vintage Romance" papers.  I used Scrapiniec's "Lavender Mist" stems to layer and some gorgeous WO flowers for those last touches.  

Again more flowers and Lavender Mist stems with a glass bead and strawberry in each bouquet.  I also added some cheesecloth underneath and touched a few area's with some Gesso.  Love that shabby look!!  

This butterfly was kind of hilarious.  I had my husband hold the top layer of wings up and then I sprayed with self-adhesive glue and covered it with "Diamond Dust" glitter.  We did it again with the top layer but that self-adhesive glue is sticky!!!  It took us awhile it get it off our fingers but he was a great sport about it.  In fact, adding the glitter was his idea!!!  LOL!  It's sooooo glittery in real life!  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my shabby Maja butterfly card!!

Enjoy your weekend when it gets to you and I hope you find some crafty time!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wine Tasting Tilda

So this is the second time I tried using Dutch Doobadoo's Dutch Envelope Art Heart A4 template.  I learned something while I was creating it that I'll share.  Don't use any patterns that can't be turned one way or another and look good.  I had used a sheet with hearts on it and dang it they weren't upside down and sideways and it was just a hot mess!  LOL!!!!  BUT!  Once finished using the right paper it is CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!  I used Maja Design's "Summertime" collection starting with one of the garden cut images on front and just a couple of embellie's.

Ooooooo ok this was tricky.  I cut a piece of red cardstock using the Joy "Love Heart" die but then cut out the center to make it appear like the inner heart should be see through then surrounded it with a pearl string.  The envelope closes using a slit in the flap and pulling through a heart shaped tab.  Clever design!

I had to keep my embellishments limited since this envelope actually gets closed.  That was a little tough for me (LOL) so instead I used as many dies as I could without clutter.  Another challenge for me.  ha ha ha!!  I distressed all edges of every layer and every piece with cocoa brown Momento ink.

I enjoyed using Magnolia's "Wine Tasting Tilda" so much once, I had to play with her again only this time with Copics!!  I added some layers behind that super cute sentiment (hee hee) and used the Joy "Doily Edge" die as the bottom layer.

So now why don't you try it?  Easy peasy!  LOL!!  It just ends up being this sweet envelope, one that any would love to receive in the mail!  If you're looking for one of these let Tracy know and she can order it in for you.

Have you checked out the other selections of templates from Dutch Doobadoo in the store?  I am LOVING playing with shapes these days so join in with me!!

Thanks for stopping by.



Skin - E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Shirt - R24, 29, 59
Hair - E41, 42, 43, 44, 47
Shoes - W3, 5, 7, 9

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time For A Coffee Break

I had a lot of fun with this card!!  The color combo, the die cuts, the extra's but especially this image from LDRS "Time For A Coffee Break".  SO CUTE!  I started with picking all my dies.  The first one is the new Joy border "Carved With Flowers".  I added flowers to mine but underneath, the die cuts the flowers and they pop up.  The 2nd is the Joy "Oval Decorative Floral Frame" on the right side of the card under my bouquet.  The third is a Joy "Fancy Flower Edge" die and is out of stock but if you like it, Tracy can order you one.

I've had this rusty tin corrugated heart for awhile and finally managed to figure it into a card.  Now that I have, I want more!  They are so cool!!  😀  I tried not to cover it a whole lot so just added a sweet lace bow and some Marianne tassels.  

I was at it again making some more blue and brown Foamiran flowers.  I used my rolled flower die, (which is a different brand, however there is a Joy one available on the store - just sayin'  😀) and popped a pearl in the center over top some glitter stamens.

Did you happen to notice the layers of lace at the bottom of the card?  There are some new ones in the store a few weeks ago.  You must see them  - so stunning!!  

Thank you for coming by again!!


Dirt - E42, 43, 44, 47, 49
Jeans - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Coat - B000, 2, 4, 6
Dog - E21, 23, 25, 29

The products used can be ordered in the Noor! Design U.K. webshop. If you see something that is out of stock, please send a request to Tracy at