Friday 31 October 2008

Halloween ATC - Tilda and Friends, Crafty Creations

This is my Halloween ATC, the image is Dinky Dots AJ the Wizard. I have coloured him using promarkers and mounted him on holographic glitter paper. The black cats have been cut out of card stock with a hobbycraft punch and glued to the card. A quick and simple ATC, I hope you like it.


Vanessa has tagged me so here we go

Things I love

  • my family
  • tea and coffee
  • lie ins (I wish)
  • good friendship
  • my craft equipment especially papers and ribbons

Things I hate

  • liars
  • dishonesty
  • cruelty
  • friends fighting and arguing
  • seeing people in pain and/or suffering

Favourite food/drink

  • tea and coffee
  • cheese
  • tapas
  • 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

Dinky Dots Challenge

I hope I have just made it! I hope these come out - Edward and I have made him a new sticker reward chart for him and Henry. We have used AJ the Wizard and Lulu the Witch.

Black and white no image

Sorry this is a quick post to make the deadline - it was a no image black and white challenge. This card was made by Ed (2years old) and myself for a friend who has just lost his mother. I hope you like it.

Thursday 30 October 2008

A new challenge blog

I found this on Donna's blog -

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

ABC O is for Oval

Wow I have made 2 cards for this challenge as I did not know which to choose I decided to put both up!

The first is a flower fairy decoupage that I have had for a while. I have mounted it up in a green oval cut card. I have added glitter glue to the wings to add a bit of sparkle.
The second is a wonderful Tilda image sent to me by Vanessa which is a dream to colour. I have watercoloured her and mounted her on an oval cut with my friskar. I have used the friskar to take half the card away on an angle so that the oval stands free. I think that it looks really well. I have then used a sheet of paper on the inside which has been decorated with gems. I hope you like them.
images - top card - flower fairy decoupage sheet - bottom card - Tilda from Vanessa
Papers - bottom card - DCWV Spring stack and Basic Grey - euphoria
Ribbon - Bottom card - Anitas sticky
Flowers - bottom card - prima
Gems - bottom card - stash

Tuesday 28 October 2008

My Craft Corner

This is my craft corner. Yes this is all the space I have to craft. My husband and I used to have a wonderful wargames room, which now has my 13 month old son in it, he has a cupboard - nicknamed the warcabinet and has to clear the wooden thomas off the dining room table to paint and I have this corner. The filing cabinet holds my stamps in boxes according to make. The clear A4 holders have my embellishments, ribbon strips and scrap paper. The shoe boxes you can see have seperate brads, ribbon, lace and flowers. Some flowers are in tubes in the cabinet. My water pencils are in a sphere byt he keyboard and my cutting mat infront. My papers are in a box under the table as is my new beloved clutterbug. It's only saving grace is it is surounded by a child playpen stretched out as a room guard to stop my two boys Henry (13 months) and Edward (2 1/2 years) getting at it.

Basic Grey and Spoonful of Sugar - a double challenge

Wow I am finally getting back into the swing of challenges, now that the boys are on the mend. These challenges fit nicely with the few images I have managed to get coloured whilst watching hours of Postman Pat, Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine while the boys were tucked up on the sofa.
The image was a gift from one of my friends, I am sorry I cannot remember who, I need to write peoples names on the back of the images as they arrive. I have coloured him in in watercolours and have added glitter glue to the buttons and the highlighted strips, unfortunately I am not sure that it shows in this light. The bcaking paper is basic grey from the Lily-Kate pad which I adore at the moment and I think works quite well as a winter background. The circle has been cut out using my friskars and put through my new clutterbug (brought for me by my wonderful husband) with the snowflakes folder and thus has squares and triangles on it, so qualifies just for the basic grey challenge this week. I have then edged the circle in silver sequins to add the bling factor needed for the spoonful of sugar challenge.
I hope that you like it x
image - sugar nellie
paper - basic grey - lilykate
clutterbug - snowflakes
sequins - stash

Sunday 26 October 2008

Hi I am still here

I have not dropped off the face of the earth! I have been busy doing lots of Christmas Cards after looking after the boys. A few examples of them are at the top of this post.

Cathy and her daughters nipped over to see me on friday and brought me a wonderful card and present for my birthday in a few weeks. I would love to show you the card but it is her ABC Card for this week.
The cards are a mixture of images both mine and from friends, over the coming weeks my cards will have images from Jane, Marcia, Cathy, Jacqui, Alison, Nessy, Jane, Jamie and Lynsey. I am so sorry I can't remember who gave me what so sorry if I don't say it was from you.
Hugs and hope everyone is ok x

Wednesday 22 October 2008

Think Pink Candy Card

Well I cheated and did 2! One will be for my sister and the other is for a friend Pat to send to someone affected by this horrid illness too. Pat raised £45 for Cancer Research the other weekend and I am so proud of him and glad my sister introduced me to such a wonderful person who I can now call a friend too (he was one of my sisters best friends for years.)

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

Basic Grey - Stitching

This is one of the Christmas Cards I am working on at the moment. The base is a blue card stock I have made into a 13.5 x 13.5 card. I have then applied a sheet of Basic Grey Paper from the lily Kate pad, and then used DCWV Winterstack as my highlight papers. All have been fauxed stitched. The Tilda is a RAK of Jane (thanks yet again hun) which has been watercoloured and the blooms painted with glitter glue for extra sparkle.
I hope you like it x
image - Tilda Autumn collection
papers - Basic grey and DCWV

ABC - N is for Nature

This is my N is for Nature card. I made this a while ago luckily with all the illnesses in the household at the moment. The image is a beautiful Tilda which was sent to me by Jane (thanks hun) which I have coloured in using watercoloured pencils. The papers are a mixture - the bottom one was a dare of Cathy ages ago that she said I would never use - I think it is from papermania's earth tones, as is the top one. The oval papers is dovecraft fairy I think. The image has been built up using sticky blocks and fauxed stitched. The gems are stash left over from an embellishment kit!
I hope you like the mismash that is this card.
Image - Tilda
Papers - Papermania and Dovecraft
Ribbon - Anitas sticky (bottom of stash job)
Gems - Stash
Backing Card - Stash

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Rach's WOJ Blog Candy

Rach has some lovely girlie blog candy including Melinda with the heart cushion (which I could do to hug myself at the moment), so nip over and join in. Her blog as we all know is fantastic and I will be amazed if you have not got it as one of your favourites already!

Monday 20 October 2008

Thank you all

Thank you for all the wonderful messages you have left me regarding the boys they are much better now, but they thought it would be nice to share all their horrid germs with Mummy, so I now have it :-(
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

New Stamps and a little update

Hi everyone sorry I have not posted much but with two ill boys not much chance! I am starting to craft again and have had an order for 15 Christmas Cards to go with the 10 already on order, gosh I will be busy.

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

Lili of the Valley - Challenge, 3-2-1

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

Pink Candy

Suzanne at Slumber Cards is giving away the most fantastic candy - here's what she has put on her blog -

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!

Poppicrafts Competitions

There is a great prize on the Poppicrafts Blog, which I would love to win, I have now got to make a card that fits the challenge!

ABC M is for Male

A quick post I am afraid as both the boys have terrible colds and are very grumpy!
A card made for my husbands Grandfather. The first card I have done using promarkers - which I think suit the simplicity of penny black stamps.
image - teed up - penny black
paper - basic grey - archaic
paper sentiment - h and co - memories
brad - part of my candy win from vanessa
I hope you like it x

Monday 13 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

This is a beautiful image that Jane sent me as part of a small RAK to cheer me up the other week. I have used my new basic grey papers and fauxed stitched them. The image has been watercoloured and then mounted up using cushioned pads.
I hope you like it x
image - WOJ Matilda with book
papers - basic grey - lily kate
ribbon - making memories
peel off - stash that I am trying to use up.

A Card for Fun

This is just an image sent to me by Nessy that I liked and wanted to have a play with. I have watercoloured in lilacs and mounted on papermania blue stars and purple card - hope you like x


Hi everyone,

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

Pick up a penguin

I found this little fellow on Alison's blog, you know what to do girls, pass him on by posting him on your blog.
This is a subject very very close to home as you all know so come on, check yourself x

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Fantastic Candy at Camilla's

wow she is giving away a WOJ stamp a day - nip over and join in now!

Spoonful of Sugar - Pink and Green and Basic Grey - Scallops

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

ABC L is for Lace

It is L is for Lace over on ABC this week. This is one of my favourite stamps that I had to stop using for a while as I used it so much! The card was made for a little girls birthday and I think it is so pretty. I have faus stitched all elements to give it an oldfashioned look to match the antique lace. I hope you like it x
Image - Sarah Kay
Papers - Basic Grey
Flower - prima
Brad - Papermania
Lace - Stash

Monday 6 October 2008

Promarkers - A first Attempt

This is my first attempt at promarkers - I have only a few colours at the moment - (how expensive?) so I am pretty limited. Let me know what you think and any feedback would be appreciated.
Thanks x

Saturday 4 October 2008

Lili of the Valley 2 - Sketch

A lovely sketch to follow - very simular to a layout I use alot and have used on next weeks ABC Challenge. So come on everyone nip over and have a go. I have fauxed stitched the image - I am loving doing this at the moment.
I hope you like it x
image - WOJ Willow and Hot Chocolate
papers - basic grey, boxer
flower - papermania
brad - making memories
lace - stash
sentiment - stash

Friday 3 October 2008

Tilda and Co - Sketch

Sorry I am a bit late posting this card and that it is not a great photo - the light this time of year is awful.
This gorgeous image was part of a RAK sent to me by Jane to cheer me up - isn't that lovely of her. I have also had a RAK from Jenny and Lynsey too - thank you so much ladies it is very appreciated.
This card is for one of Henry's friends whose 1st birthday party is tomorrow and it was commissioned by her parents to give to her! I really hope they like it as they did not an animal or babyish card.
image - Giggling Tilda
papers - basic grey
ribbon - stash
gems - papercellar

Thursday 2 October 2008

Blog Candy at Jenny's

Ohh an interesting one this the more hits and messages the more candy gets added! So head over to Jenny's so the lucky winner wins more!

Vanessa's Blog Candy

I can't believe it that I won. how exciting is that! That has really cheered me up and made my day,

hugs xx

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

Whiff of Joy Challenge 2 - Stitching

Here is my card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge week 2. I hope you like her as I think she has come out beautifully. Well the sun is shining and Ed is at nursery, Henry is happily playing and I feel abit more possitive today - thank you so much Cathy for the long chat last night.
I have done little parcels of RAKS for a few friends so watch your letterboxes girls over the next few days.
Hugs x
image - willow and hot chocolate
papers - K and Co - hyhydrangea
floer - making memories hydrangea
lace - stash

Wednesday 1 October 2008


Doh I have only just noticed this on Lynsey's blog, dispite visiting it at least once a day! I bet most people have these both by now, so I will risk passing them on to the rest of the ABC Design Team, hugs ladies x

Pass it forward

I have one pass it forward left, so the first person to reply to this post....

Cute Card Thursday - Sparkle

I hope I am not too late for this challenge.

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