Wednesday 24 December 2008

I would like to wish all my friends, followers and people who have commented on my blog this past year a

Very Merry Christmas and Good health to you and your family for the New Year ahead.
Love Vicky xxx

Saturday 20 December 2008

OMG I have managed to do a challenge - Dutchdare - Charms

I cannot believe it I have actually managed a challenge and apart from Henry teething we are all ok. I just hope that this was the end of the bugs for this year. Well this is the start of my thank you cards, I did not send many Christmas cards in the end and the thought of doing them now makes me feel bad. All the images and papers I plan to keep with my everyday stash and do one now and again so I don't have the dread of them all next year.
This cute image was sent to me by Racheal sorry I don't know what it is called. I have coloured it with my promarkers as I am finding them very quick to use, even though I cannot shade with them for the life of me so colour is blocked.
The papers are all basic grey from the LilyKate pad which I adore, will have to reorder this eventually (Paul has brought me 9 pads of basic grey as stocking fillers as they are half price on the glitterpot at the moment, so I think it will be a long way off unfortunately). I have cut the ovals with my friskars as I am still awaiting delievery of my Nesties my Nan brought me for Christmas and I am impatient and want to use them now!
The charm is stash from ages ago when ABC did C is for Charms and was from Hobbycraft the best I could find at the time and seen much nicer since but need to use these up. The beads are part of the blog candy package I received from Nessy.
The flower is one of the old making memories hydranger package. I have 2 packs of the new prima's and they are so lush, but have been confiscated for Christmas day or I would have used them.
I think the unusual layout works and will use this again, but will faux stitch the papers as they look abit plan to me. Hope you like it.

Thursday 18 December 2008

I have won an award

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...

  1. 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!
  2. My papers and stamps I just adore them and will sit there looking at them.
  3. Glitterpot - eek, I will just go on there for hours just looking at what is available.
  4. Hugs and kisses off my boys and sitting there watching them sleep when they are all lovely and angelic.
  5. 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 -

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Has to be Nessy, who also sent me a fabulous card and is another wonderful blogging friend.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

New Challenge Blog

A New Challenge blog is starting in the begining of January for all your Sugar Nellie projects. I will be bookmarking this and following as soon as it will let me.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

This is so bad

.... I was not able to do the DT for my own challenge site. My husband and I have been so ill with this flu that my father had to come over and give us a hand with the boys. I have not done any crafting for over a week. Luckily I am now on the mend and can function on Lemsip max. I have the winners blogcandy ready to post which will go out friday when I can get to the post office. I am so sorry everyone, I have done nothing, visited no blogs at all, I feel so rotten about it.
I promise to catch up over Xmas when DH is at home.

Hugs to all

Vicky x

Friday 5 December 2008

The boys have a go at some of the challenges

Well my two little boys have had a go at some of the challenges that have been set recently. I am putting them all on one post so not to let them overtake my blog. If you could leave a comment they would love it.

Edward entered for Cute Card Thursday - Heart and Dutchdare - scallops

Henry entered for Dutchdare - scallops

Henry entered for Spoonful of Sugar - Thank you (for Aunty Cathy)

Edward made for Aunty Cathy

Thursday 4 December 2008

ABC T is for Threes

Sorry I am a bit late uploading this as I am suffering from flu, I seem to be picking up one illness after another at the moment. This is the card that I made for ABC T is for Threes. The idea is apart from the image, everything must be in threes.
I have used one of my new pink tilda's and coloured her in using three different techniques, promarkers, twinkling H20's and glitter glue. The three papers are basic grey Eva pack and the sentiment is 3 words cut out using a cuttlebug diecut. There are 6 small prima got flower deux's and 6 gems added. The whole card has been fauxed stitched in silver. I really like this layout and will be using it again soon.
image - Tilda with rose
papers - basic grey Eva
flowers - prima
gems - stash
sentiment - cuttlebug

Monday 1 December 2008

Whiff of Joy Advent calender

OMG how wonderful is this the best sort of Candy, I cannot believe how generous Katharina is being. Please check out the advent calender draw on her site. She is opening a door aday and a visitor to her blog will receive a WOJ stamp. I cannot believe it. Fingers crossed I am lucky enough to get the helping guardian angel melinda otherwise I hope you are reading this Santa, I have been good honest x

Dutchdare - a hole in the card

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.

image - sugar nellie - partridge in a pear tree
papers - dovecraft winter blue
cuttlebug - snowflakes folder, antique corners
ribbon - stash
charm - papermania