Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wow I have won an award - thank you Allison.
The rules are -
to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others..
- You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know.
And there is more... You have to write down five things you are addicted to....
Well here goes here are my 5 addictions...
- Hazelnut coffee, but it has to be made with 2 sugars and coffeemate and if I have got it cinnemen sprinkles - and I wonder why I am plump!
- My papers and stamps I just adore them and will sit there looking at them.
- Glitterpot - eek, I will just go on there for hours just looking at what is available.
- Hugs and kisses off my boys and sitting there watching them sleep when they are all lovely and angelic.
- My chinese takeaway on a saturday night - I adore chilli salt chicken and always have it as a side dish - yummy!
Well who to pass this on to -
- Firstly it has to be Jane who has made me cry this morning with a wonderful gift that she has sent me and I feel so bad as I am still waiting for her present to be delievered so that I can send it on to her. So I have ordered her something else and I hope that she should have it soon, so look out for a parcel from Cuddly Buddly in the next few days Jane.
- Lynsey is another wonderful friend that I have made on here, I decided to give her the award and now spot that she has already received it, but I am going to still give it to her anyway. I received a beautiful card off her and her family for Christmas and will be sending out New Year Cards soon as I am so far behind, I have made New Year Cards instead.
- Has to be Nessy, who also sent me a fabulous card and is another wonderful blogging friend.
- Is one of the first blogging friends I made when I won her faboulous blog candy early in the year, Heidi. Her blog is so wonderful and I adore her cards, she always has something lovely to say about other people and is so kind and generous.
- Is the very first blogging friend I made on line Jacqui. I expect alot of people will have already given her the award, but her cards have gone from strength to strength this year and her blog is one of the most outstanding and inspirational on her. Her distressed ink creations are mindblowing and her attention to detail is superb.
I am just sorry that I cannot pass it on to all the other wonderful blogs I visit and the friends that I have made. I have managed to visit a few blogs and I have looked at cards even if I have not managed to be able to comment.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and good health for the New Year to come.
Vicky and her boys xxx
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I promise to catch up over Xmas when DH is at home.
Hugs to all
Friday, 5 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
Firstly a big thank you to those that have left me messages, the boys are alot better today, even though Edward fell of his bike at nursery and has scrapped the whole side of his face which "hurts Mummy" as he keeps telling me. My back is still painful but I think that will be a long haul as I trapped a nerve there in the spring and I think it is now hurting as it is so cold. Snow forcast tonight, so it is going to be cold. Thanks to Jamie for the Candy, I didn't even know I had won as I have hardly been on here of late.
Well onto my card. I decided to do this challenge as one of my best friends Cathy is on the DT. I have used one of my birthday stamps from Sugar Nellie and coloured her in using pro makers which I am still learning how to use - can't do shading at all with them though if anyone knows of a good tutorial please let me know the link. The papers are dovecraft winter blue and the white strip is basic card stack which has been run through my cuttlebug using the snowflake folder (I love this machine). The ribbon came of some chocolates I think and the charm is off a papermania topper which I didn't think was made particularily well so I dismantaled it! The swirls are cut using the cuttlebug too and I have used silver glitz it to hightlight. The hole was cut with my friskars. I hope you like it.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
- 35 6x6 sheets of paper
- 14 4.5x6.5 sheets of paper
- 10 prima flowers
- 4 sheets of peel offs
- 3 silver leather flowers
- 12 lengths of ribbon
- 3 lengths of lace
- 4 packs of 4 Christmas Toppers
- and a handful of gems, and a bundle of images not shown.
To be in a chance of winning please leave your name in the comments section and if you would like to add my blog to your list of favourites or follow this blog, then I would be honoured. Please can you also mention this post on your blog. Anyone whom enters the ABC Challenge on the 19th November will also go in the draw twice.
This post will stay on top until my eldest son picks a winner a week after my birthday, good luck everyone x
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Cathy - for a gorgeous card and a beautiful pressie
Lynsey - also for a fantastic card and pressies
Jane - for a wonderful card, images and stamp
Nessy - for a beautiful card
and everyone else who has left messages.
I had a lovely day at the German Xmas Market in Birmingham. I had lots of craft stuff off the boys and my wonderful husband. I have also got some twinkling H2O's to try out. My sister brought me a load of sugar nellie stamps and the boys some of the pink magnolias, just need to get them inked up tonight hopefully when the boys are asleep. Henry has cut 4 top front teeth so hopefully I will be able to craft again, apart from my ABC DT Card I have done nothing in over a week which is so unlike me.
hope everyone is well x
Friday, 14 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Saturday, 1 November 2008
I am so proud of this card. I spent all last night on it to get it perfect as the prize this week is lace and wonderful accessories which are absolutely gorgeous. The image is WOJ Melinda, which was a RAK of Jane (I really need to buy these the more I use them the more I adore them). I have watercoloured her invery slowly a layer of colour at a time to ensure the colours did not bleed. I have used glitter glue on her wings instead of colour to give an angel like effect to them. I have mounted her up using decoupage pads onto an oval I have cut out using my friskars. I have then put the oval through my clutterbug using the birds and swirls folder. I have then used lavender waterpaint to distress the outside of it to blend with the papers. The papers are Basic Grey, which have been fauxed stitched to blend them. The flowers are prima and match the papers perectly.
I am so chuffed with this card that I plan to keep it for myself rather than send it to anyone.
image - WOJ melinda with heart
papers - basic grey - sultry
flowers - prima
ribbon - stash
gems - stash
clutterbug folder - birds and swirls
Friday, 31 October 2008
Things I love
- my family
- tea and coffee
- lie ins (I wish)
- good friendship
- my craft equipment especially papers and ribbons
Things I hate
- friends fighting and arguing
- seeing people in pain and/or suffering
- tea and coffee
- chocolate torte or tarte citrone with fresh cream
- chocolate chip cookies
Songs on playlist/ipod
well I don't have either so my current favourites are
- Born to Run album - Bruce Springsteen
- Dyfing Gravity from Wicked
- The Sound of Music Soundtrack
- Fairytale of New York - Pogues and Kirsty MacCall
- Duffy's album
- Levelling the Land - Levellers
oh I will tag the following Jane, Jayne and Alison
Thursday, 30 October 2008
We have some exciting and sad news...The sad news is Tilda & Co / Sarah Kay Challenges are no more, unfortunately there has had to be some changes. I have needed to merge both the blogs together to free some time up for herself. The good news is we have a brand new challenge blog Magnolia Vs Stampavie.We hope you will join in the challenge each Sunday (as before) The blog is now partnered with Stampaive so you can use Magnolia Stamps, Sarah Kay Stamps and any other stamp made by Stampaive including the ever so lovely Rachelle Anne Miller Designs (these must be the ones made for Stampavie – check out the list on the challenge blog if you're not sure which stamps can be used). The blog live now with the first challenge on Sunday.
There is candy on 7 DT members blogs up for grabs - I have choosen Christa's blog to enter on as I don't think I have the stamp. I ccan't quite make it out but if it is a kiss for chloe please let me know so I can change my vote. thanks x
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
images - top - Penny Black a rak off Jacqui, bottom - Sarah Kay
papers - top - basic grey, bottom - K and Co
lace - stash for both
flowers - prima for both
card - gold and green both stash
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Sitting here with hot lemon and no motivation. I have done cards for challenges and will try and get them loaded but I think I will probably miss the deadlines now.
I am sorry all ABC entrants that I have not commented on all your cards, I apologise, i will try and look at them all even if I do not post a comment.
Right back to bed, hope everyone else is ok and does not get this flu/cold.
hugs Vicky x
Sunday, 19 October 2008
My darling boys have just ordered me 3 of the new Tilda's for my birthday, Tilda with Rose, Ice Tilda and Tilda with stripped tights. Paul threw in the basket a packet of Basic Grey Eva papers which I love doff Cathy's blog and set 1256 of twinkling H2O's to try. He has also promised me the new Elizabeth Bell Sugar Nellies, of the girl and teddy and the christmas scene. I wonder if I can push my luck and get the WOJ Matilda washing up. I am hoping that I get enough money of my relatives to get a Clutterbug? Unfortunately the machine was out of stock at Glitter Pot otherwise it may have fallen in the basket too!
I am putting together my birthday Candy - lots of papers and ribbon so far and a few stamped images, not sure whatelse to add - any suggestions?
Right back to the boys, hope to blog more later. Hope everyone is ok x
Friday, 17 October 2008
Here is my entry for the Lili of the Valley Competition this week. Sorry it is a brief post and I have not been blogging, but the boys are still ill and everytime I leave them I get screams and tantrums of Ed my eldest. I promise I will do a catch up posting on cards on the blogs I follow, people who follow me and other people leaving comments on my blog over the weekend when my husband is home.
3 papers are K and Co, 2 ribbons - Papermania and stash, brad is a making memories one.
I hope you like.
image - WOJ - Matilada with heart (RAK image from Jane) watercoloured
papers - K and Co - Classic Bailey
Ribbons - Papermania and Stash
Brad - Making memories
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I want to do something special for my blogoversary and 30,000 hits BLOG CANDYThe October "Think Pink" campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness is very close to my heart and I am sure it is the same for many of you too.So when the new "Tilda Think Pink" stamps were released on Saturday I was straight on the site to order 2 Tilda's and a couple of sentiments.I have decided as you girls have been so kind and supportive over the past year I am going give one of each... a BCA Tilda and sentiment along with lots of pink goodies to make your cards with.No picture at the moment but as soon as the stamps arrive I will post one. I am going to keep this open for the whole month of October and I will get my Mum to choose a winner on Friday 31st October at 20.00 hrs.Here is what I would like you to do.. if you have time can you make a pink card and send it to someone who could do with a little tender loving care.It would be lovely if it was someone who's life has been touched by this terrible disease but it can be anyone who could do with a kind word and a beautiful card to cheer them up.. I am sure we all know someone.Post a picture of your card on your blog and link it back to me here so I can come and have a look, if you don't have a blog you can still play just email me your entry.So come on girls get out your pink stash and MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY!
This is another card I will definately be doing so watch out little sister you will have a pink creation landing on your doorstep in the next week!
Monday, 13 October 2008
My stupid computer is playing up and I am unable to load any photo's from my camera to my PC, so although I have done alot of challenges I am unable to publish - please bear with me and be prepared for one post with lots when we finally get it to work.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Here is my double entry, it has been ages since i managed to combine two challenges and yes it is another thank you card - how many presents did my son receive!
The image has been watercoloured and then mounted on basic grey papers, I have faux stitched the elements too, I hope you like x
image - sugar nellie, penpal
papers - basic grey, sugared
rub on - papermania
ribbon - stash
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
ps Sorry I haven't added many people as followers for some reason my system won't let me, keep getting an error message and if I am logged in it won't let me at all x
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The theme is sparkle and most of this card is sparkle. It forms part of a RAK to be sent to a friend who is feeling a bit down - I hope she likes it.
There is sparkly jewels, glitter on the paper and I have added purple glitter glue to the flowers that Tilda is holding. The sketch is inspired by the one Katharina has done for the ABC Challenge this week. I hope you like it.
Image - Tilda
Papers DCWv - Blossoms and Butterflies
Lace - stash
Gems - Stash