Wednesday, 30 December 2009
The first challenge of the new blog ABC Christmas went live today. I am late making my card as I have been ill in bed since Xmas eve with a bad cold and suspected pleurasy. Basicallyt he lining between my lungs and ribs became inflamed making it painful to breath and move as all bruised. I ended up at the emergency doctors at 11pm on baxing day as I could not stop wheezing and my inhalour was not helping and the emergency doctor needed to check my chest to make sure it was not pneumonia, so I have spent the last few days in bed, thankfully my husband has been on annual leave to look after the boys.
I could not let Samantha and the rest of the team down after all the hard work that she has put into the new blog, so here is a card from me. It is rather a simple on I am afraid but please forgive me this once.
Hugs, a happy new year to you all xxx
check out the ABC Christmas blog for the winner of my small candy - to be posted in the new year when I am well along with the winners prize from my birthday candy which I have added to as been unable to post with all the family illnesses.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
We are lucky to have Wendy sponsor us on abc this week and it is a nice theme of K is for Kissing. I have used a sarah kay stamp and mme papers both of which are available in Wendy's secret crafter shop. Flower is prima as is the swirl, papers have been slightly distressed.
This is Ed's school christmas card - isn't it adorable had to share.
and finally here is a sneak peek of the blog hop card for tomorrow. Make sure you are back here for the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog hop.
hugs Vicky xxx
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
A quick card, papers basic grey wassill - adore this pack, image tilda Another cracked glass card.
This was just a play around card - I think it may have been for a Simon Says Challenge
This was the spoonful of sugar last week. Image is Sugar Nellie Snowflake, which has been coloured in copics then I applied clear embossing powder as per Cathy and Rach's tutorials and then cracked it. Papers etc stash.
I think this card was a papertake sketch? Not sure, papers Basic Grey Wassill. Image WOJ.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
- Just Magnolia - Xmas
- Sketch and Stash
- Secret Crafter - Snow
- Simon Says let it snow
- stamp something - winterwonderland
One of my new birthday stamps, coloured in distressed inks and twinkling H2O's. Mounted on dovecraft papers (rak of Jacqui thanks hun) Pearl Swirl is from prima. Adore these large tea roses from wildorchardcrafts.
- Allsorts pearls and swirls
- friday sketchers - sketch used
- Woj - sparkle - roses have stickles on them
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
I have coloured willow in using copics and mounted her onto an easel card using basic grey wassill pack - I adore this pack. For a bit of difference instead of surrounded her in distressed inks I used a watered down mixture of primrose yellow twinkling H2O's which gives it a beauiful and discrete gold tinge to the paper. The flowers I made up to resemble a bouquet and added a pearl in the middle for depth and then added sparkles to the edges of the flower to resemble dew. I have been doing this for the last few months and love the effect, think I will need to buy some more soon though! The papers have been mounted onto black card stock to create the card as I wanted to keep to a particular pallette and white would have been too harsh. The leaves have been cut out using my favourite fern punch.
I hope you like it
This is a commission family card for a friends wife.
papertake weekly - no red or green
just magnolia - special card.
cute card thursday - girly
magnolia down under - sparkle - the flowers and papers all glitter beautifully and the images have all got sparkle on them
sorry in a rush will give details alter x
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Yet again I have missed a challenge - this was following last weeks papertake sketch. I adore the card so I may see if there are any challenges that I can enter it for.
This was a commission piece using the WOJ sketch unfortunately the light is not great. It is an easel card.
I hope you like and I know we are all busy so don't comment unless you have the time
k and co - bridal
basic grey - wassill
images - woj
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
The idea is one image that everyone uses and one pad of paper. It would be facinating to see different styles and uses of the papers.
I don't think there is another challenge like this out there.
Hugs Vicky x
http://angeldrummer.wordpress.com/ is the address.
Also Katharina has advent candy on offer which it won't let me post the link is here http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/
hope to get the problem fixed soon as I have lots of cards waiting to be shown
hugs Vicky x
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Will load cards in better light as the photos are too dark tonight.
Donna has claimed the first candy so just the image candy to be claimed if I have not heard by the morning it will be redrawn.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
today to take photo's but I hope you like it. The image is WOJ from the winter collection coloured in copics. The flower was a rak of Heidi.
This is my card I have made for the following challenges
- Sketch and Stash - neglected last years Xmas papers and my new magnolia stamps
- Magnolia down under - Xmas Card
- Just Magnolia - Masking
I hope you like it. The images have been coloured in copics and the images are meant to be myself and my sister.
Sorry for brief posting again, life seems to be so hectic at the moment.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Hopefully will have some cards for you later, but here are the Candy Winners
The main Birthday Candy Winner is Donna, can you please email me hun and the winner of the images is Sally, please contact me to say what you would like.
ps If I have heard nothing by Thursday I will redraw both x
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
This is the Candy that I am offering -
*brand new sealed Popcorn - for someone special stamp
*brand new Basic Grey and Ka nd Co Sublime 6x6 pad
*100 baby's breath blooms from wildorchid crafts
*1 sakura white glaze pen
*10 pink Azure flowers
*5 peel of sheets
for every 50 entry's I will add more to the candy.
Here are the rules -
*please publish this on your blog and link it back to this post.
*become a follower if you are not already
*leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite song/album is to craft to.
I personally love to listen to musicals and sing (awfully) at the top of my voice! I currently have Evita in the CD player.
The winner will be drawn by the boys on the 18th November which is my birthday. Good luck everyone.
50 comments so I have added this to the prize.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Thank you for the messages people have left me, I have had a crazy fortnight. We have lost a family friend, another friend has been seriously ill in hospital and is now awaiting a transplant. I found a lump and as my mother died of breast cancer I flipped, luckily all is ok and just glandular. Due to the stupid cold getting on my chest I have just finished my 2nd course on anti biotics in three weeks and to top the lot both of the boys are still ill - argh!
So if my commenting and cards are sporadic I apologise.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
I hope you can see it as it is nighttime but if I don't post now I will miss yet anotehr deadline for a card!
The image is WOJ and the papers are laura ashley - trying to use some stash up, thought this sketch worked well to just one paper, so expect to see more like this as I think it ia very effective.
- Papertake Weekly - sketch
- simon says - thanks
- allsorts -bling
hope you like - hugs xxx
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Would you like to know what I got?
*Willow writing recipes
*Festive winter Willow
*Fall Willow with grapes
*Melinda Christmas Angel
*Willow sitting bride
Aren't I a lucky girl :)
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
"On October 4th, 4 teenagers armed with knives broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."
There are over 60 hoppers all offering candy and in return they ask that you take the time to send a card or a gift you created to the following address -
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Thank you. I am sending the blue card on this post and also a small gift.
here is a list of all participants -
Katharina Frei http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/
Linda Lucas http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/
Trudy Sjolander http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/
Kim Teasdale http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/
Maria Matter http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
Kim Howard www.basementstamper.blogspot.com/2009/11/spread-love-blog-hop
Karen Foltz http://www.watercoloreddreams.blogspot.com/
Ann Vento http://raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com/
Samantha from SPCC http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/
Sharon Traynor http://cardsngreetings.blogspot.com/
Janna Sicard http://jannascreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Stricker randomvintagefinds.blogspot.com
Terry Oulboub http://terryeo.blogspot.com/
Libby Hickson http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Jenni Hamilton http://jenniscraftyjournal.blogspot.com/
Sammy Jo Singer http://www.62cards.blogspot.com/
Helen Dooley http://tomorrowstreasure.blogspot.com/
Sharon Lougheed http://www.cardsbyrequest.blogspot.com/
Cindy Beach http://stampspaperandink.typepad..com/
Kimmi Blakey http://poppy-petal-designs.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations Challenge http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Scull http://justcoffeepleasestampsribbonspaper.blogspot.com/
Laura Campbell http://www.layersofcolor.com/blog/
Lisa Cook http://www.bylisac.blogspot.com/
Katie Cotton http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/
Vicki Parson http://stampedsmiles.blogspot.com/
Lorraine Aquilina(Lols) http://loraquilina.blogspot.com/
Shelly Lutton Olson......http://minkiespaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Denise Lynn http://denisesstampingpage.blogspot.com/
Cindy Royal http://royalthings.blogspot.com/
Crissy Armstrong http://crissysartnheart.blogspot.com/
Simonne Clay http://semsee.blogspot.com/
Kathryn of KLM Designs http://www.kscardcreations.blogspot.com/
Silvia Mabie http://www.mabiestampin.blogspot.com/
Melissa DeTullio http://www.missyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Regina Jones http://rjones-scrapcreations.blogspot.com/
Leslie Hanna http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.com/
Megan Lock http://www.meganlockdesigns.blogspot.com/
Pamela Firecracker http://www.pamelasgallery.com/
Elaine from Quixotic http://www.quixoticcards.com/
Jenny Lazslo http://playingisapassion.blogspot.com/
Boni Boutelle bonibleauxdesigns.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Smith http://www.lizslaboursoflove.blogspot.com/
Tracey from Starving Artistamps http://www.starvingartistamps.blogspot.com/
Giovana Smith http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
Jacilynn Cox http://www.jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com/
Debbie Eastman http://debbieeastmancardsimake.blogspot.com/
Anita Autore http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Jenn McMillan http://www.jennmcmillan.blogspot.com/
Lydia Fielder http://www.projectreanimate.blogspot.com/
Amanda Newton http://amandanewton.wordpress.com/
Jaime Schlangen http://www.inkyandscrappy.blogspot.com/
Melissa Earnest http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/
Erin Bailey http://scrapstampandbemerry.blogspot.com/
Cammie King http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/
Wags n’ Whiskers Challenge http://www.wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Tanya Smith http://www.craftynumnums.blogspot.com/
Linda Coughlin http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com/
Stamp Something…for Jaimie http://spreadthelove-forjaimie.blogspot.com/
ok onto the cards!
This card has been made for the following challenges
- just magnolia - monocrome
- simon says - all that sparkles
- spoonful of sugar - sketch
This card actually started of for last weeks spoonful of sugar theme of food and eating! The top part of tilda is masked and then mounted onto the ribbon and bottom half of the plate. She has been coloured in copics and the paper is basic grey lily kate. The swirls have been stamped and then I have added the gems.
I hope you like it.
This card is cute card thurdays entry for the theme drink. I have made a male card but I feel that there is something missing, a sentiment is needed but I cannot come up with one at present. I think I will wait and see whom I send the card too. The stamp is a hanglar image from heidi and papers are basic grey boxer.
These two cards are missed challenges that I thought I would show you. I am not going to say which but I bet you can guess, both seem like there is something missing but I am not sure what I am open to suggestions.
Hugs Vicky xxx
Monday, 2 November 2009
Hope everyone is well
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
I have had so much difficulty uploading this card, it disappeared of the original post on ABC and my blogger is being such a nightmare that I am currently playing on wordpress to see if any better. Everytime I have tried to comment I am getting horrendous error messages on some of the blogs due to widgets etc that they have added or the backgrounds. I have tried firefox instead of ie but not sure about it as all my bookmarks then disappear. So sorry if I did not comment on your post but the error messages kept closing my browsers.
This card is made from a rak image of Jayne, I really must get this stamp as it is so lush, coloured in 5 different shades of green with my promarkers. I have done blonde hair for the first time, think it looks ok. Papers are basic grey boxer a long neglected pad which i suddenly remembered had some lush green papers in unused. The flowers are wild orchard craft. Hope you like it, hugs xxx
Thursday, 22 October 2009
I simply adore Belles n Whistles Stamps and have so many of them on my birthday wish list lol! This image was a rak of Jayne again and coloured in distressed inks. The papers are a loose 12x12 I had a scrap of on my desk and the brown I think is part of a MME pack which was a loose sheet too. I have distressed the paper slightly by using just ink and not torn for once and the papers have been handsewn in brown thread. I have also stamped a bronze swirl onto the paper that you can just see in the photo but in the light it glistens lovely. The flowers have not been splitzed for once as I wanted an antique feel to the card and leaves didn't work. I added a ribbon instead of the sentiment in the sketch as I could not decide which sentiment fitted the card from my stash. I hope you like it.
challenge - spoonful of sugar
Please note I have added another item to my candy!
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Here is one of the pages from my sisters scrapbook I am making for her on the birth of her daughter. Emily is doing really well thank you, she is off the antibiotics and was allowed home last night we all sighed a huge sigh of relief I can tell you.
I have left space for my sister to add either a picture or a little memory, i want it to be something they add too rather than it all being there to begin with.
I hope you like it.
Close up of the image.
coloured in copics then stamped around with swirls which I have heat embossed. Paper is DCWV Once upon a time and the flowers are the new prima paintly hydrangas.
Challenges entered into -
Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
Stamp SOmething - bling
Our creative corner - suede, hunter green, sage, blush
Creative inspiration - family
Monday, 19 October 2009
I hope I am not too late, having a crazy week here, have missed so many challenges and deadlines, my reason my sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Thursday, but the poor thing wasn't well and was on high dose iv anti biotics so the whole family have been so worried and I have spent all the time by the phone and my brain too frazzelled and worried to craft.
Here is the card I have made for the WOJ Illustrator Allison using the passion for promarkers sketch (promarkers have been used), I hope she and you like it. Papers are basic grey wisteria.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
I was asked to make a confirmation card and well there is only one stamp to use confirmation Melinda.
She has been coloured in copics and then mounted on to papers from the DCWV once upona time range and then cut out with oval nesties and surrounded by lots of flowers, i wish you could see all the glimmer mist on them.
I hope that you like xxx
woj - diecuts
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sorry this is late my little Henry is full of a cough and cold which is on his chest and he is all wheezy so emergency doctors tonight I think as my doctors are closed on wednesday.
Please enter the ABC Challenge this week as we are being sponsored by Wendy from Secret Crafter whom is offering one lucky person a £20 spending spree in her shop, wish I could enter as she has so much yummy stuff in there.
My card was one of Henry's birthday cards, the other one was a henry mouse which will feature in a later challenge. The image was a rak of Heidi - mwah miss you girl - and was coloured in copics with papers by basic grey.
hugs will be back later on abc with the winner from the last challenge and my top 5.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Well my husband let me have a couple of hours in my craft room this morning and this is what I made. Isn't she lush, the photo does not do her justice.
Just Magnolia - sketch
Secret crafter - Autumn colours
Stamp something - brown
medium distressed inks
teadye, tattered rose, antique linen, brushed cordroy, walnut stains, scattered straw
I hope you like it
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Isn't it gorgeous, I just could not resist it!
Friday Sketchers, sketch.
Cute Card Thursday - so charming
Charisma - recipe - 1 ribbon, 3 flowers, 3 papers, 1 charm
colouring method - copics
Thank you for visiting and for your comments and remember to join in my candy if you have not already.
This gorgeous image was a rak of Jacqui as I won the stamp in her blog candy, and it is gorgeous. I have coloured it using my distressed inks, they were feeling abit neglected and have stuck her onto paper from basic grey (marakech) and paper pizazz (tan text) I have hand sewen the green thread onto the card and distressed the papers. I hope that you like it. I am going to enter it into the Whistle and Belles (roses on paper) DT Call click here for details.
Sketch and Stash - Sketch - new items, stamp, martha stewart butterfly punch, neglected inks and ribbon.
Belles and Whistles - orange, brown and green plus a sketch from another challenge blog.
Secret crafter - celebration as it is for my son's little friend Amelia's birthday next week and he choose the image to be used.
Look out for my candy on offer too.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
This card is for 2 challenges, I have reused the fab sketch on WOJ to make a card for my sister whose first baby is due today! She doesn't know what she is having so I have used a yellow and green pallett and made it sparkly as she loves bling. I have added stickles to already glimmer misted roses for extra sparkle. The image I made to look like a cameo as our mother adored these to make the card extra special for her. I am just annoyed that the poor lighting cannot pick out my shading as I am so pleased with it.
WOJ - sketch
Cute card Thursday - 1sts
eta - I can't even take another photo of it as my Dad took one look at it and has taken it home with him, right need to make George another one now!
Fantastic sketch on the sugar bowl this week, with the added theme of paper piercing, I must admit I have made a few cards like this as it is fab in different colour schemes. I coloured the flower with my copics as I didn't have the shade I wanted, think it looks ok.
challenge - sugar bowl.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
As it is world card making day I thought I would let the boys both have a play with some of my stash. I cut the paper and glued it on but they did the rest themselves (sorry not letting a just turned 2 last week and a 3 1/2 year old near the guillotine).
Ed wanted 2 papers which he chose himself and then stuck them on to the card with a bit of help. He coloured the image himself then stuck the flowers and the gems (the roses have a sticky pad underneath), he wanted to put ribbon on but it would not stick for him.
Henry coloured the image and had great fun sticking the flowers and gems on the image and paper. He choose the backing sheet himself from my loose sheets.
I will do my own card tonight and will post on later and then we will be sending all 3 off to Paige.
Thank you for looking and the boys would love any comments that you have to make, although I will have to read them out to them.
hugs Vicky x