Wednesday 30 December 2009

ABC Christmas

The first challenge of the new blog ABC Christmas went live today. I am late making my card as I have been ill in bed since Xmas eve with a bad cold and suspected pleurasy. Basicallyt he lining between my lungs and ribs became inflamed making it painful to breath and move as all bruised. I ended up at the emergency doctors at 11pm on baxing day as I could not stop wheezing and my inhalour was not helping and the emergency doctor needed to check my chest to make sure it was not pneumonia, so I have spent the last few days in bed, thankfully my husband has been on annual leave to look after the boys.

I could not let Samantha and the rest of the team down after all the hard work that she has put into the new blog, so here is a card from me. It is rather a simple on I am afraid but please forgive me this once.

Hugs, a happy new year to you all xxx

Vicky x

check out the ABC Christmas blog for the winner of my small candy - to be posted in the new year when I am well along with the winners prize from my birthday candy which I have added to as been unable to post with all the family illnesses.

Thursday 24 December 2009

ABC Christmas Blog Hop

The ABC christmas Blog hop has arrived and I hope you have fun! I'm last on the hop!
So if you have just stumbled on my blog and wanna join in then just go back to the start ABC Christmas Blog
If you have not come here from Samantha's blog then you maybe have got lost and need to go back to the beginning ABC Christmas Blog
This is My Christmas Hop card
For the card my G is for green and glittery
I have used:
Sketch from this weeks Whiff of Joy
papers are 12x12's I had in stash
Coloured in with copics
flowers wildorchard crafts
Pearls, charm, pearl brads and ribbon from stash
Snowflake cuttlebug folder
Sentiment forever friends
Please leave me a comment on this post if you would like to be in with a chance of winning my candy! The deadline for entry into any of the Candy's is midnight on the 29th
You should now have collected all the letters for the mystery word so head back to the ABC Christmas Blog to Email your words and leave a comment to tell us you have finished the hop! Did you have fun?
We all have thanks for joining us!

Wednesday 23 December 2009

ABC K is for Kissing, blog hop sneak and Ed's card

We are lucky to have Wendy sponsor us on abc this week and it is a nice theme of K is for Kissing. I have used a sarah kay stamp and mme papers both of which are available in Wendy's secret crafter shop. Flower is prima as is the swirl, papers have been slightly distressed.

This is Ed's school christmas card - isn't it adorable had to share.

and finally here is a sneak peek of the blog hop card for tomorrow. Make sure you are back here for the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog hop.

hugs Vicky xxx

Tuesday 22 December 2009

missed challenge cards? - Help

My husbands job means that he is very busy this time of year (especially with all the snow) and has to work from home most evenings on the computer, hence why I have not been around in blog land very much. Here are some cards I have done, that I think I have missed the challenges they were originally intended for, and I have lost the sheet with all my challenges written down. If you see one that fits a new challenge posted before today could you please let me know so that they don't go to waste. thanks xxx

A quick cracked glass card.
A quick card, papers basic grey wassill - adore this pack, image tilda Another cracked glass card.
This was just a play around card - I think it may have been for a Simon Says Challenge
This was the spoonful of sugar last week. Image is Sugar Nellie Snowflake, which has been coloured in copics then I applied clear embossing powder as per Cathy and Rach's tutorials and then cracked it. Papers etc stash.
I think this card was a papertake sketch? Not sure, papers Basic Grey Wassill. Image WOJ.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

It is so cold outside, so I snuggled up in my craft room

This is a lovely Tilda card, the photography does not do it justice, but I don't think it ever got light today! Coloured in distressed inks and mounted onto K and Co Xmas papers, flowers are wild orchard crafts. I have used last weeks (I think) friday sketchers and will be entering this in the following challenges,

  • Just Magnolia - Xmas

A neglected Sugar Nellie Stamp called Snowflake. I have used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this week and my new items are the navy flowers and a new martha stewart boarder punch. Coloured in copics. Papers are last years dovecraft Christmas.
I will enter this card into the following challenges

One of my new birthday stamps, coloured in distressed inks and twinkling H2O's. Mounted on dovecraft papers (rak of Jacqui thanks hun) Pearl Swirl is from prima. Adore these large tea roses from wildorchardcrafts.
Challenges entered

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Willow in Red

Another commission card - sorry.

I have coloured willow in using copics and mounted her onto an easel card using basic grey wassill pack - I adore this pack. For a bit of difference instead of surrounded her in distressed inks I used a watered down mixture of primrose yellow twinkling H2O's which gives it a beauiful and discrete gold tinge to the paper. The flowers I made up to resemble a bouquet and added a pearl in the middle for depth and then added sparkles to the edges of the flower to resemble dew. I have been doing this for the last few months and love the effect, think I will need to buy some more soon though! The papers have been mounted onto black card stock to create the card as I wanted to keep to a particular pallette and white would have been too harsh. The leaves have been cut out using my favourite fern punch.

I hope you like it
challenges -
WOJ - sparkle

Tilda family

Please excuse lighting it is so dark here today.

This is a commission family card for a friends wife.

challenges -

papertake weekly - no red or green

just magnolia - special card.

cute card thursday - girly

magnolia down under - sparkle - the flowers and papers all glitter beautifully and the images have all got sparkle on them

sorry in a rush will give details alter x

ABC Sponsored by Wags and Whiskers - new release sneek peek

We are so lucky to be sponsored by Lacey from Wags and Whiskers this week. Not only did she sponsor the challenge but she sent the DT a stamp each of the new collection. There is a blog hop starting on Jacqui's blog - (on sidebar incase link fails, with my pc playing up). Isn't she lush, I don't know what her name is as yet. The theme is J is for jigsaw (incase you haven't guessed) and the papers are basic grey.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

I am hopefully back

My poor computer has been poorly, think it has got the cough the boys have had for nearly 2 months, it is cough cough cough here all night and I can hardly craft.

Yet again I have missed a challenge - this was following last weeks papertake sketch. I adore the card so I may see if there are any challenges that I can enter it for.

This was a commission piece using the WOJ sketch unfortunately the light is not great. It is an easel card.

I hope you like and I know we are all busy so don't comment unless you have the time
hugs xxx

papers -
k and co - bridal
basic grey - wassill

roses -
wildorchard craft

images - woj

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Putting together a new, just for fun, challenge blog

Here is a new challenge blog I am putting together, if anyone is interested just leave a comment on the blog. It is just for fun, there will be no prizes, all entries including design team pieces can be entered for other challenges and commenting is not compulsory.

The idea is one image that everyone uses and one pad of paper. It would be facinating to see different styles and uses of the papers.

I don't think there is another challenge like this out there.

Hugs Vicky x


I am having major issues with Blogger at the moment as it keeps freezing my computer and won't let me post. I have opened up a wordpress page to run along side this until Blogger sorts itself out. is the address.

Also Katharina has advent candy on offer which it won't let me post the link is here

hope to get the problem fixed soon as I have lots of cards waiting to be shown

hugs Vicky x