Thursday 30 July 2009

Flowers on a sunny day

Well as you can see it is lovely today and I took this photo outside (hence the shadow - whoops!)

This is for two challenges -

*Whiff of Joy - floral
*Dutch dare - lace

Confirmation Melinda has been coloured in using twinkling H2O's and distressed inks and then mounted onto gold and then the papers are K and Co. The flowers and gems are new from Wildorchidcrafts. A quick spray of glimmer mist and hey presto. I am really pleased with this card and I am looking forward to my guest design team spot on the WOJ challenge for August x

Wednesday 29 July 2009

Gorjuss in red

This card is for the following challenges

*stamp with fun pearls
* friday Sketchers

Sorry the picture is so dark it has not stopped raining here all day and the natural light is so poor.
I coloured the image (rak of Cathy) with her promarkers while camping last weekend, so all I had to do was mount it up. I decided to paper pierce it and used scraps from my basic grey cupcake pad to follow the sketch on friday sketchers. I hope you like it

My Late Mother's Birthday

My wonderful Mum would have been 64 today. I have decided to show you a photo of her at my age as I miss her lots x

“A mother’s love is unselfish, kind. A mother’s love is wise, full-hearted, the deepest well.”

Pretty in Pink - Skipping Tilda

This is my entry for Just Magnolia this week.

The image was a rak and is an old tilda that I thought I would use. The papers are a mixture from my scrap box and the DCWV Spring stack. The flowers I have punch and added roses to them and then just a few gems in the top corner and hey presto. I am happy with this and think I am getting better colouring with my promarkers, just need to get a few more colours.

eta the sentiment will be added later as not sure whom I will use this for and will want to add the age to it.

ABC - Y is for Yellow

This is my design team card for ABC this week and I absolutely adore it. I am usually not a fan of yellow but I love these offbeat papers from basic grey and they fit so nicely with the summer tilda kit. The flowers are prima and have been well and truely covered in glimmer mist and the lace is from my stash as are the gems. I hope that you like it.

On another note I have won a design spot for August on the Whiff of Joy challenge site - how excited am I!!!!

Monday 27 July 2009

Tulip Willow in blue

Gosh you can tell my husband is off this week I have managed to finish 3 cards - unheard of normally. We have just got back from a weekend camping with Cathy. The weather was mixed although we did not make the beach due to my wonderful husband not feeling well (I call it a hangover) and so I am making the most of him feeling guilty! I did for once dress up in 17th Century clothes as did the boys (Cathy bribed Ed with an ice-lolly) so we could go rounf Bodnant Gardens which are so beautiful. Unfortunately I had forgotten the camera so no pictures sorry.

Anyway my card! Willow from the spring kit has been coloured in distressed inks and then mounted using the sketch on Whiff of Joy this week which I have flipped and rotated as I wanted to use a long image. The papers are a new pad of K and Co Tim Coffrey Tulips which I used for the first time. The flowers are prima and have been glimmer misted which I think you can see on the photo as I have been able to shock take in the lovely sunlight outside! (Yes I have a load of washing on the line too as it has a lovely breeze too this afternoon). The ribbon and lace are stash. I do hope you like it x

Out of my comfort zone

This card is for two challenges -

* cute card thursday eyelets
* passion for promarkers lime green (used on dress and leggings) and rose pink (used in hair and clothes)

The papers are a mixture out of my scrap box but boy is this out of my usual vintage look cards. I had a play with Cathy's copics as well as promarkers (the bright pink hair is a ciao copic, the highlights are the rose pink promarker) and this is the result. I decided to go truely manga with this new sugar nellie image. I hope you like it x

Tango Tilda!

Ok this was a trial for inspirational card sketchers, but I think the layout works best for a scrapbook page. The Tildas are fromt he new summer collection and the papers are basic grey ambrosia. I have coloured using my promarkers and cut using nesties.

Wednesday 22 July 2009

ABC Design Team X is for

Helen kindly did this X sketch for us for ABC this week. It is fab and wonderful to use so please check it out. I decided to get my promarkers out and went all grungy and distressed everythign to an inch of it's life! I had fun doing it though hope you like it. The papers are basic grey and the image is sugar nellie gorguss girl which was a rak of Jayne.

Sorry for a brief post I had an asthma attack last night for the first time brought on by my hayfever. Feel a bit rough this morning and did not get chance to finish commenting on all of last weeks card so sorry but I spent last night in Casualty.

Tuesday 21 July 2009

An old but beautiful Sarah Kay

I have decided to try and resurrect some of my old stash I loved this stamp but shock have not used it in nearly a year! I decided to use the Spoonful of Sugar challenge of swirls to inspire me. I distressed with antique linen and tea dye the image then painted using distressed inks - the dress is fired brick believe it or not! The papers are a lush K and Co pad I love, the flowers I made and then glitzed with glimmer mist and the lace is stash. I hope you like it. The weather here is awful it is like winter it is so dark hence the poor photo quality.
hugs x

Monday 20 July 2009

Quick card based on friday sketchers

I started following the friday sketchers sketch which I loved then realised that I could not add flowers as a male image - doh so here is the one I made earlier and will do another following the sketch properly later in the week if I get chance!

Saturday 18 July 2009

Blog Candy Winner

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Marianne said...
20. Great blog candy. Hope you pick out my number. Love your deisgns. Marianne x

11 July 2009 14:05

Could you please email me at and I will arrange for your prize to be sent to you and also let me know what images you would like.

Thank you to all whom entered

hugs Vicky x

15,000 hits Mini Blog Candy

Hi everyone.

I have just noticed that I have gone over 15,000 hits so to celebrate this occassion, I have put together the following mini candy.

150 sheets of 6x6 papers
50 paper flowers
1m of Laura Ashley ribbon
20 ribbon roses
5 spacers
25 images (not shown to be discussed with winner)

If you would like to win, please can you,
1. leave a message under this, please number your entries to make it easier for me drawing a winner.
2. put a message on your blog to advertise this.

It is not compulsory that you are a follower, but if you like my work and decide to follow that would make me really happy.

Hugs Vicky x

ps this will close on the 18th July (my sisters birthday so I can't forget!)

Thursday 16 July 2009

three in one - blue willow

This card has been made for the following 3 challenges -

*Whiff of Joy - Piercing
*Spoonful of Sugar - Sketch
*Dutch Dare - Diecuts and punches

The paper is basic grey two scoops which has been distressed, paper pierced and a panel hand sewn. The image has been coloured with distressed inks. The flowers are prima and have been glimmer misted.

I hope that you like it.

Wednesday 15 July 2009

ABC - DT W is for Windows - My sisters birthday card!

Yes it is a different angle to the one on ABC as I thought I would try again in the slightly better light today (it has stopped raining ofr 5 minutes!) The image is WOJ pregnant Willow and I have used it to make my sisters birthday card as she is 28 weeks pregnant. She and her husband don't know what they are having so I have made the card in yellow. I have coloured using distressed inks and mounted her on a window cut using my nesties. I then cut a thin border to frame the window on the front and inside - this was so fiddly! I only used one sheet on each side of this gorgeous paper from K and Co as it was so pretty and elaborate I did not feel the need to layer it. The flowers are prima and when glimmer misted the green die ran slightly to give this gorgeous effect.

Do look at all the other design team cards and welcome our new design team member Dawn.

We are getting better on the spot front now and hope to be back blogging fully soon. Thank you so much for bearing with me and apologises for not commenting on all the ABC entries last week.

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Sugar Bowl - Sketch plus Glitter

Would you believe it if I said this card has been a week on the go, I have managed to do bits in between being a nurse and a comfort blanket for my two poorly little boys. Unfortunately my WOJ Design Team Call is still not finished :-( But good luck to all whom entered.

Wow I have not managed one of these for a while, I keep forgetting it is on - I am useless with fortnightly challenges.

I have washed all the papers in Tea Stain Distressed inks and used a bit on Vintage Photo on the off centre square. The image has been distressed to as a wash and then highlighted and coloured in distressed inks in shades of brown. The lace was stewed in my tea before adding (instead of the sentiment) and I have painted the flowers too before spraying them with glittermist. All papers are KandCo.

I hope you like it, it is lighter in daylight x

DT Card ABC - V is for Vellum

This is my design team card that I made for ABC. I can't tell you the make of the paper and Vellum as both were 12x12 sheets I brought eek 18 months ago and just never got round to using, the image of course is a WOJ. I have made the flower with punches so I could use the vellum in there and I think it works fantastically well. The lace and ribbon are stash too.

I am so sorry I am not commenting my son had a tempreture of 39.8 last night I was so worried until we managed to get it down.

Hope all are ok

Vicky xxx

Tuesday 7 July 2009

Edwards Spoonful of Sugar - Hearts

My eldest son Edward (3) has made this card for my Dad's fiancee's birthday on friday. As you can see he is covered in spots which is chicken pox and he and his little brother have been very ill with it. I cut the image out using my nesties for him which Cathy (I think) had kindly sent to me. I also showed him how to layer the flower on the side of the card (not on it) he has done all the rest. All papers are out of my scrap tray (not letting him near my best he will expect it all the time). He adored punching the flowers out and then being allowed my best glitter glues out!

If you could leave a comment he would adore it.


Baby Love

This card is for the following challenges

*Whiff of Joy - 3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon
*Cute Card Thursday - Stitching
*Dutch Dare - Cathy's Sketch

I have used my distressed inks to make this card, I used cotton wool to distress the image I think it worked really well and glammer misted the flowers - I have learnt to do this before mounting them after runing one card I had previously made - whoops!!! The paper is basic grey - euphoria pad.

We are still covered badly with spots and the boys have been very unwell with it, so sorry I have not left comments for anyone all week.

hugs Vicky x

Friday 3 July 2009

Lack of cards for a few days - Chickenpox

Sorry I have not posted a card for a few days but we think that my eldest has chickenpox either that or some sort of virus which causes blister type spots. I hope to catch up blogging and crafting soon x

Wednesday 1 July 2009

ABC U is for United States - Our one year anniversary!!!!

Well it is our one year anniversary on ABC and to markt he occassion each of the design team will be choosing a winner to send a small prize to and we will also choose a new design team member from the entries!

Here is my card. I have interpreted United STates to mean red, white and blue and so have coloured this gorguss girl in to represent that. The embesllishments are all stash and the paper is a papermania from the oriental pack from a few years ago! I hope you like and will join us this week x