Wednesday 28 October 2009

ABC G is for


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

Antique Sunshine and Apples

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

Sisters in pink and grey

This beautiful image was a rak of Jayne. Coloured in copics following the sketch from sketch saturday this week. Papers are MME Asparagus.
I hope you like sorry for quick post xxx

Tuesday 20 October 2009

A sneek peek at one of the pages from Emily's Baby Scrapbook

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

Card for Alison

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

Confirmation Melinda

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

challenges -
woj - diecuts

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Pixie Tilda Gardening

A quick one
this is the card I made for Spoonful of Sugar I hope you like will fill details in later - hugs x

ABC F is for Flying

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

Whoops Tilda in Brown

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.

challenges -
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

My first House Mouse Stamp

Isn't it gorgeous, I just could not resist it!

Challenges -
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.

Belle with Teddy

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

Snowflake and Willow

Gosh it is so dark today isn't it. This was the best I could get with these cards and you can't see all the highlights in the hair, has anyone got any tips please on how to photograph in poor light?

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.

challenges -
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

The boys play Simon Says

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

World card making day - the candy and blog hops.


Whiff of Joy are having a blog hop today and also people are offering Candy's so I am going to put them all on one post to make it easier for everyone.

Katharina is showcasing a fab new stamp from the new Santa and Lizzie range to be released this week.
Bev is also showing the same cute image in her blog candy hop give away.
Clare wishes to know what makes WOJ so special and has a snowman to give away.
Debbie has an amazing cansy on offer and everything in it are on my wish list so fingers crossed.
Donalda is offering a halloween candy and wants to know your favourite woj stamp.
Gio i visited but there was nothing up as yet.
Heather is a surprise cansy.
Jacqui is showcasing a new elizabeth bell santa
Jane wants to know your favourite of the new henry mouse stamps.
Marga has papers and ribbon on offer.
Rach has Henry mouse on offer and wants to know your favourite character.

I hope to get into my craft room tonight once my husband is back from Derby wargames show and then the football!

hugs Vicky x

the candies -

Bev - has a magnolia tilda with clover from simon says stamp on offer

Friday 2 October 2009

One pad of paper, two WOJ images and WOJ candy news

Don't you just hate winter? Well as far as crafting under natural light and taking images! Typically my daylight bulb has gone walkabout - bet it is with my husbands wargame painting supplies. So please excuse the lighting on this image.

challenges -
inspirational - sketch
allsorts - Autumn days

papers - basic grey wisteria,
medium - copics
embellishements - stash


This is a card I made for my friends daughters 2nd birthday so I have tried to keep it light and her mum loves purple hense the colour pallette! Doh I thought all cards had to be done for this saturday - will go and make another one now i think as it is such a fab sketch.

challenge -
WOJ - Sketch

papers - basic grey wisteria
medium - copics
emebellishements - sentiment is from stash, flowers wildorchardcrafts, punch is lecom.


Katharina is holding her blog candy give away of the new winter release - please click on the image to take you there, good luck everyone they look fab x