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Thursday 27 November 2014

Noor Design DT call

Hi everyone,

It's nearly the weekend - yay, I can't wait. Just to warn you that this is quite a long post, so apologies in advance.

As you may have noticed I have been using a lot of the Noor Design products on my cards recently and I have decided to enter the Noor Design DT call, this is the first time I have entered a DT call and I am feeling a little bit nervous about it, but I couldn't let this great opportunity pass me by without giving it a go. So here goes with a little bit about myself:

I am married to Phil and I am so lucky that he fully supports and encourages me with my crafting. I work full time in a local secondary school and have quite a stressful job. My mum introduced to me to crafting about 8 years ago and I have never looked back. I started with decoupage and moved into stamping around 4 years later and it has now become my passion. I have two lovely  grown up sons, my eldest works in the IT industry and my youngest is a Captain in the British Army. I am on four lovely Design Teams and Guest Design for two. 

As you know or may have guessed lol, I love Noor Design products. Over the years I have managed to get my hands on a few of the dies and stamps, some I have been able to buy in the U.K, but quite often I have had to buy outside of the U.K. however, this has now changed since Tracy opened her UK  online shop. The service is second to none and the dies cut so beautifully first time round and the stamps give a good clear and crisp image and are really versatile. Being part of the Design Team would not only challenge me, which I like...but I'd have a fabulous excuse to use my favourite dies, stamps and papers even more. 

As well as having a blog, I also have a flickr account, website, FB account,  Pinterest and twitter account (although I haven't used this in a while).

So here goes with my card:

 The image is a Magnolia stamp, Sweet Christmas Tilda which I have masked with Winter Bench. I have coloured the scene using Copics and Prisma pencils and used Shabby Blue Frantage for the falling snow and Glamour Dust for the lying snow and finished it off with a frame using pearl bead string.  The lace and seam binding are from the Ribbon Girl. The flowers and fir cones are from my stash

The shape of the card was made using a Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art Frame, Frames Ornament Bloom, I don't think Tracy has this design in her shop, but if you contact her she may be able to get it for you and the papers are from the Noor Design Winter Wonderland paper pad.

The deer have been painted with Americana Decor Chalky Paint and I've painted some Distress Crackle paint over the top and added a little gesso.

I have cut the Billies Flourishes Branch 1 and sprinkled Shabby Blue Frantage over it, I can't see this die in Tracy's shop, but I am sure that if you contact her she will try to get it for you.

I also made another card, but I wasn't entirely happy with it, but thought I would show it anyway.

Billies Flourishes Branch 1

Musical Notes die and Flourishes Birds die. 

Once again apologies for it being such a long post. 

Links to the materials I have used on both cards are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

Thank you so much for popping in and taking the time to look.

Take care.

Gina xx


  1. These Cards are AMAZING! You Sooooo deserve to be on the Team your display of products is Fabulous too! Good Luck!

  2. I will keep my fingers crossed for you Gina. You would certainly be an asset to the team.
    You card is gorgeous. Love the adorable image and wow, all those gorgeous dies. A fabulous design also.
    I really don't know why you aren't happy with your second card. I love it. Such gorgeous colour tones.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. I knew they would both be gorgeous and my favourite colours too. Great use of the products and yes I will get in what anyone wants.
    Thank you for applying Gina, I love them both

    Tracy x

  4. With the consistent, beautiful, inspiring cards you make, Noor certainly have an easy decision to offer a DT position! Good luck and as always beautiful creations! Much love from OKlahoma City OK US

  5. These are fabulous Gina. Good luck with the DT call. You would be a fabulous asset to Noor Designs.

  6. Two absolute stunners Gina, good luck with the DT call x Susan x

  7. WellI think both cards are absolutely fabulous Gina! Love your use of dies and Noor products too. I really do wish you all the very best of luck with your entry to the DT call. Judy x

  8. Stunning cards Gina, your design is fabulous and so the choice of colours!
    Hugs Charlotte