Thursday 26 November 2009

Amazing blog candy from Elisabeth Bell 31 stamps from 4 collections, the perfect Xmas present x

Is blogger playing up?

Help I can't access my comments on the computer or my phone has it gone funny again?

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.

hugs x

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Hazy Shade of Winter

This first image is my card for the ABC Challenge which is I is for Indigo. The light is awful here

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.

hugs x

Monday 23 November 2009

Candy Winners

Hello All
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.


Vicky x

ps If I have heard nothing by Thursday I will redraw both x

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Emily's Christmas Card and a mini image draw

Hello all

As a special little treat everyone whom comments on this post today will be entered into a draw to win a stamped image of my new birthday stamps.
I decided to follow Jacqui's tutorial on the WOJ inspirational blog and make an easel card. The image is one of my new ones and is coloured in using distressed inks. The papers are new and the packaging is upstairs so will update you on that later.
The card is for Emily my really beautiful neice whom was born in October.
I hope you like.
competions entered
spoonful of sugar - xmas card for a child - for my neice emily whom is a month old
allsorts - card for a child
secret crafter - season - this is winter
magnolia down under - sketch used. although i moved the sentiment and added flowers instead.
cute card thursday - glitter me silly - glitter on the flowers
charisma - merry and bright - it is a xmas card

BLOG CANDY will stay on top till 18th November.


Winner will be announced later today

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
*10 lilies
*10 roses
*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

Better late than never

This is the card that I made for the ABC H is for Hidden Message.

The paper is K and Co and is the hidden meanings of Flowers and the tag is from K and Co too. The image has been coloured using distressed inks and I have faux stitched the papers.

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.

hugs xxx

Tuesday 10 November 2009

OMG I have been featured on the Belles n Whistles Blog

Do you remember this card? Well it has been featured on the Belles n Whistles blog. How excited am I!!!!!!!

Monday 9 November 2009

Finally a card

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

Whiff of Joy Shopping

Woohoo I am so happy my husband just sat me down at the computer and gave me £50 for my birthday to spend at Whiff of Joy :)

Would you like to know what I got?

*Willow writing recipes
*Festive winter Willow
*Fall Willow with grapes
*Musing Melinda
*Melinda Christmas Angel
*Willow sitting bride
*Rose Swing
*Fall Grass

Aren't I a lucky girl :)

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Currently on my desk and Spread the love blog hop.

Firstly can I tell you about a special blog hop that is going on. This information has been taken from Katharina's blog where the hop starts.

"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 -

Jaimie Cates
c/o Mont Vernon Fire Station
Main Street
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
United States

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
Linda Lucas
Trudy Sjolander
Peggy Russell
Kim Teasdale
Maria Matter
Kim Howard
Karen Foltz
Ann Vento
Samantha from SPCC
Sharon Traynor
Janna Sicard
Jennifer Stricker
Terry Oulboub
Libby Hickson
Jenni Hamilton
Sammy Jo Singer
Helen Dooley
Sharon Lougheed
Cindy Beach
Kimmi Blakey
Crafty Creations Challenge
Jennifer Scull
Laura Campbell
Lisa Cook
Katie Cotton
Vicki Parson
Lorraine Aquilina(Lols)
Shelly Lutton Olson......
Denise Lynn
Cindy Royal
Crissy Armstrong
Simonne Clay
Kathryn of KLM Designs
Silvia Mabie
Melissa DeTullio
Regina Jones
Leslie Hanna
Megan Lock
Pamela Firecracker
Elaine from Quixotic
Jenny Lazslo
Boni Boutelle
Elizabeth Smith
Tracey from Starving Artistamps
Giovana Smith
Jacilynn Cox
Debbie Eastman
Anita Autore
Jenn McMillan
Lydia Fielder
Amanda Newton
Jaime Schlangen
Melissa Earnest
Erin Bailey
Cammie King
Wags n’ Whiskers Challenge
Tanya Smith
Linda Coughlin
Stamp Something…for Jaimie

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

I am still here....just!

Sorry I have not commented or put up a card for a week but Henry's chest has been croaky and I am not been able to get in my craft room at all. I have so many nearly finished cards for challenges missed that I hope to finish them and post them here just for your enjoyment over the next few days and then hopefully start the challenges from fresh on wednesday.
Hope everyone is well