Thursday, 30 December 2010

WOYWW, One card and a diary cover

Well a day late, I am sorry but my ears and head are killing from sinusitus, I can't believe in one day I have slipped 50 places in the crafting rankings! As you can see I have a large cup of tea on the go as I managed to sneak into my craft room for a bit. My trusted colour chart to match against the papers. A box of odd papers under the desk including music paper for distressing. Some WOC flowers which are ready to refil my little boxes when they run out. There is a new Martha Stewart punch next tot he tea cup. Stazon pad which I am trying but afer 24 hours still not dry enough for copics, grrr.


A final altered diary cover. Image is a sweetpea, called Kimono Butterfly Mermaid - Ching Chou Kuik (which Lacey currently has in stock). Papers are basic grey Marjorim. Flower is prima hydrangas, 4 of them layered up with a pearl brad int he centre. The leaves are a martha stewart punch. The lace and ribbon are from WOC I think. The sentiment is LOTV.

Challenges -
In a Sweetpea Dream - Ribbons and Bows


My final card for today is made using my new LOTV Stamp sorry I don't know his name I brought him at the NEC. The papers are two new sheets of Bo Bunny I have been keeping for a special card. Coloure din copics, this little boy card is to be for Henry's first day in nursery on the 13th January. There is no uniform so I coloured him in browns and yellows, Henry's favourite colours.

Sketch and Stash - Sketch #33
Lili of the Valley - New Beginnings.
Dutch Dare - New beginnings

Monday, 27 December 2010

Magical mondays - Dance of the butterflies

This is my thank you card for Magical mondays Challenge.
Coloured in copics, please excuse the light we have not had any bright sunlight today as it has been so sleety it has washed most of the remaining snow away.

Challenges -
Simon Says - anything goes
allsorts - anything goes
papertake weekly - anything goes

hugs Vicky

image - Dance of the Butterflies - sweetpea
papers - Basic Grey - Granola
other embellishments -Prima liliput, doily

all available at Stamp and Create where there is a holiday discount of 10% this week

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Sunday Song (as I was kinda busy yesterday)

A bizzare choice but I remember this song from when I was very ill with menegitus new years eve 1995 going into 1996. It summed up how I felt as a 20 year old.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Christmas Photo

Merry Christmas to all my followers, my little men have started their own blogs, if you have got chance and can nip over they would love to see you x just click on the photo x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

My blog candy sponsored by Stamp and Create

The fantastic Lacey is sponsoring my Candy with the choice of 3 stamps from her store!!!!!

You could choose for example on of the new Kraftin Kimmies she has in stock
All you need to do is put a quick note on your blog about the candy with a link back to here and add your name and blog address below, easy isn't it. (closes 21st Dec)

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year and thank you for all the wonderful comments that you have left me this past blogging year xxx

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-12-22 22:17:21 UTC

Can Nikki please contact me thanks, you have until the 26th to claim x

WOYWW - Two little drummer boys joining in.

Well as we have lots of snow I have moved downstairs so my little helpers can join in. They have all my miss stamps, you know the ones where abit hasn't quite come out right. We are also having a pj day as the snow is very heavy and they are getting over colds.

Reminder last day for my candy please see post at top of the blog x

ABC DT CARD House Mouse

It is Keep it Simple on ABC this challenge, so I decided to use an aperture card using this gorgeous House Mouse Stamp. I coloured it in using water colour pencils (both boys are home and there was no way I was letting them anywhere near my beloved copics!!!!) I had to add a few little flowers the card just looked bare without them. I hope you like and will join in.

Challenges -
House Mouse - Aperature (link on sidebar)

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Last Chance for Candy

My candy is almost closed please can you all enter thanks, it is a wonderful prize of a choice of 3 stamps from Lacey's shop Stamp and Create, which she has kindly donated.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Music saves my Soul

From a classic Christmas movies, enjoy all and Merry Christmas x

remember Candy is still open till tuesday

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Anyone for more christmas cards, a diary cover and a candy reminder

First off we have this card made using the lili of the valley sketch before I looked properly at my notes and saw it was lili of the valley after I had stuck the image oh, doh! The image is Sarah Kay and has been coloured in using copics. The papers are BG Jovial and the flower is one I have had in my stash sometime.
Spoonful of Sugar - Xmas Card

This snowman was a rak of Jayne I think, last year, I think it is Magnolia. Coloured in copics and the papers are from my scrap draw from last year so I am sorry but I don't know the name of them and the ribbon I have had for ages as well sorry!

Challenges -
Simon Says - Silver, White and Blue
ABC - Zero time - I have choosen to use the q for quick card and follow the sketch there.

This gorgeous image was a rak and i have coloured her in using my copics and mounted her on BG Joval pad (I love these papers). The ribbon is from my ribbon box so I am sorry I don't know the make. I have used my sketch from earlier this week which turns the image into a tag on a present and just added some gems and flowers from WOC.
Stamp Something - tag or pocket

Isn't this image cute another Lili of the Valley which again was coloured in copics. I have used the sketch on Lil;i of the Valley and substetuted the sentiment for a large rose. Paper is yet again BG Jovial, and flowers from WOC.
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
My time to craft - round the world tour

Just a quick Sarah Kay card. Papers are BG Eskimo Kisses.

A Sweetpea Image coloured in Copics, Paper is BG Curio and the hydranga flowers are prima, with jewelled brads. Sorry the snow was so heavy today that I had to take under electric lights. Lace was from WOC and the pretty ribbon was a birthday present a few years ago from Cathy.
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Sweetpea Stampers - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Someone special (a gift for a family member)
Charisma - New year celebrations (is a diary stretching this?)
In a Sweetpea Dream - Anything Goes

Finally a reminder of my Candy, and well done at getting to the end of this long post. All the challenges are linked on my sidebar and I will put personal ones in when I get chance.

Friday, 17 December 2010

I made a top 3

For my Paper piecing card :)

I also won on critters sketch Challenge as well as my basic grey win last week, I am such a happy bunny xxx

remember I have candy on offer at the top of my blog xxxx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Cards to be sent to Davina

A range of different styles and designers I hope you like.


Yuck I am still feeling awful with this cold and flu thing my wonderful children have kindly given me. Ok my desk this week is all glittery as I try and finish my christmas cards, I am so behind despite making all year round all my stock pile have been liberated by my family! The image was a rak that I have coloured in copics ready for the simon says and abc christmas challenges respecively. Flat flowers are out to make it easier and chaper to post. Sorry not shown you more it is a total mess!!!!
Remember to visit Heidi's blog if you want some Candy and I will have some on offer later on in the week curtousy of Lacey at Stamp and Create so nip back.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Anyone for Candy?

The wonderful Heidi, who is one of my best blogging buddies is offering 3 stamps of your choice from Stamp and Create, please click

 The Store 

on the banner to take you there, and watch out as i will be offering some candy very very soon xxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Two Christmas Cards

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight
Are you running out of time to get cards done and want something simple yet effective? I have used Christmas Clara by Kraftin Kimmie and paper pieced the image using Tis the season paper by Kaisercraft. She has designed the card to look liek a present using red organza ribbon with the image as a tag and just finished it with a few pearls.

Challenges -
Charisma - Christmas gift (looks like a gift)
Allsorts - Last Minute Projects
Totally Papercrafts - Paper piecing

Magical Mondays - Fairytale Christmas

Sorry for the poor photo had to take in the kitchen where the electric light is brightest, we are all suffering really bad with a cough and cold that feels like flu. Poor little Henry is being sick when he coughs. I have the boys at home tucked up on the sofa under duvet's watching disney films.
The theme on magical mondays this week is fairytale christmas. I have used an old magnolia stamp called Alva and paper pieced her. The papers are basic grey but I don't know which pack as they are from my scraps draw. The flower is an old papermania that I have had for years and the spacer can be purchased from stamp and create. The image was cut out and placed on a background of embossed snowflake using a cuttlebug folder, the flower soft looks yellow in the picture even though in real life it is white, please explain that one too me????

Truely scrumptous - sketch
dutch dare - xmas card
just magnolia - xmas card
totally papercrafts - paper piecing
totally gorgeous - snow

This week the candy from Stamp and Create is been offered by my close friend Heidi. Please vist her blog for more details x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Saturday Song

I adore Duffy her voice is so soothing and wonderful to listen to while crafting. I am hoping that Santa will be bringing me her new album for Christmas.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


On ABC this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says, whom are offering $25 to the winner.
I have used this Sarah Kay stamp called Rose cuddling the winter bunny which was a birthday present off my wonderful friend and DT member Heidi, thank you so much hun xxxx
The papers are Basic Grey Marjorime and is the front cover of yet another diary I am afraid. The lace is from WOC and the flowers are prima and the little spacers on the flowers are available from Stamp and Create.
Ok this is my desk this morning. As you can see I am covering a little album in basic grey papers for a Christmas Present, I can't believe how much of the pad it is taking up I need to order a new one fast! Sorry I can't show you a bigger picture but i have some DT work which is not yet released on there so I need to keep it secret shhhhh. Come and join us on WOYWW, I try and visit as many as I can and always make my 10% rule x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Little Shepherd

Here is a picture of Edward at his school nativity today, the plan is to make a scrap book page using the little shepherd stamp from Lili of the Valley over the next few days but I could not resist sharing x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Anyone want Candy?

 The fantastic Jeannette (whom made the above card) is offering
voucher which Lacey has kindly donated. It is opened from today untill the 11th when another of the design team will be offering some candy. Please click on Jeannette's card to take you to her blog and click on the voucher to take you to Stamp and Create blog where the spotlight this week is on Wild Rose Studio.

Sarah Kays, one christmas, one birthday

This first card is for the following challenges

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas Punch (mcgill pine)
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Copic creations - light source coming from the top right
This second card is for the following challenges

Sketch and Stash (image new, and flowers)

Sorry for the quick post, will fill details in later, it is so icy today and need to set off early to get Henry from nursery.
hugs Vicky

 image - Sarah Kays
papers - Jovil and Curio
other embellishments - gold stickles, gold glimmer mist, frosted ice stickles

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Saturday Song

After looking out of the window the last few days this seemed so appropiate, hope you enjoy xxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Wags andWhiskers Challenge - Snowflakes

Is it me or is it getting even colder, total ice out there. My back still hurts from yesterdays fall, thank you all for the lovely messages. The driving lesson was my first experience in snow. I have been learning for about 8 months now and hope to be ready to take my test about easter time.

The theme on Wags and Whiskers this week is snowflakes. Please excuse the poor photo I am still learning how to use the new software on the computer, nothing is the same as before.  I have coloured the image in copics taking the light from the top right. I have then cut her out and placed on an embossed snowflake background. The sketch is by my wonderful friend Heidi and is lovely to follow, I will be making another card definately following this.

Challenges -
hugs Vicky
image - Nichola
papers - Dovecrafts Christmas from about 2 years ago
other embellishments - Charm - Bunny Zoe, Brad - Hobbyhouse, gems - hobbyhouse, ribbon - stamp and create, lace - hobbycraft, snowflake embossing folder - stash

Thursday, 2 December 2010

No card today but a cute picture

Weather today was yucky to say the least, but I did have my first driving lesson in the snow, that went well, but then I fell over on the way back from nursery and have hurt my back so no crafting today. I did think you may like to see Henry dressed up ready for nursery though x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A Sarah Kay Card and WOYWW

I decided to do a different type of Christmas Card and make it a typical crisp winter morning card, as normally we don't have snow at Christmas, however looking out of the window, you may think I was daft!
The image is Sarah Kay Francesca in Winter Field which the wonderful Lacey now has back in stock. I have used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers, the flowers are a mixture of prima and WOC and the brads are stash as are the pearls. I do hope you like, I am really happy witht he way that it has turned out.

Challenges -

Well this was my desk as I walked in this morning. On the windowsill you can see cards one is from Lacey and the other from Lols, I like to display all the ones sent to me (Heidi your birthday one will join them when I take my cards down). The boxes contain my woc flowers in colour order (sad I know) The images proped up are the ones I am working on. The big pile of card is all stamped images, criminal or what! Iused to stamp a few images at a time and have found an enormous pile of them, have pulled them out to start working through them or any I am not keen on anymore that have been sent to me as RAKS I plan on giving to the boys to colour for their cards.

Right time for a cup of tea and some blog hopping before I have to go and collect Henry from preschool, then later I have to get Edward from school, hate the snow for walking in x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Stamp and Create Spotlight - Food week 2

This is my product spotlight for Stamp and Create.

I have used Lynette Collecting her vegetables by Sarah Kay to cover a dairy for 2011 for my Step Mum. She loves her gardening so this image seemed ideal for the front cover. I wanted to keep it flat as I will be covering it in clear plastic to keep it from wear and tear, but I knew it would not photograph easily if I added it now. The back is also decorated but I will show you that later in the week. The papers are the gorgeous Capella from Basic Grey. The flower is from Prima, and I have added a spacer and brad, the small brown brads are added to the top piece of the diary. I have used Cluny lace and brown grosgrain ribbon in the centre to give defination to the two papers. The image has been cut with nestibilities labels 8 and the circle sentiment with circles large and small. The image has been coloured in distressed inks.

challenges -

Basic Grey - 4 embellishments (flower, brad, spacer, counted ribbon and lace as one as it is types), 3 papers, 1 image and 1 sentiment.
Allsorts - monocrome.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Saturday Song

I  saw a version of this last night in a perfume advert and I loved the original song, so I just had to share. I hope you love my choice this week x

Friday, 26 November 2010

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

A clean and crisp Christmas Card.
image - Lili of the Valley
papers - Basic Grey Joville
other embellishments - roses and ribbon woc

challenges -
Simon says - let it snow.

A new type of fairy at Stamp and create

Today I would like to share with you this wonderful new Sweetpea Stamp called Royal Flower by Caron Vinson. She has been coloured in distressed in and twinkling H2O's.

Remember there is a special two day sale at Stamp and Create ending today to celebrate thanksgiving.

There is 25% off all orders using discount code thanks2010 (all one word; all lowercase). Sale excludes Nestabilities, Product Spotlight, and Clearance sections
hugs Vicky
image - Royal Flower
papers - Basic Grey Curio
other embellishments - lace and flowers woc, sprayed in irredestant gold glimmer mist, charm is stash as is ribbon.

Challenges -

wags and whiskers - wrap it up

This week on Wags and Whiskers the theme is Wrap It Up.

I have made this little boxn which we plan to fill with home made chocolates as a Christmas present.

Challenges -

BunnyZoe - Christmas Gift
hugs Vicky
 image - Angelica
papers - Basic Grey Curio
other embellishments - prima flowers, lace from stash

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Thanksgiving Special 25% off

There is a special two day sale at Stamp and Create starting today to celebrate thanksgiving.

There is 25% off all orders using discount code thanks2010 (all one word; all lowercase). Sale excludes Nestabilities, Product Spotlight, and Clearance sections.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

ABC DT - Ice and Snow

Eek, I have a new computer, new programs and do you think I know where anything is, and the programs I used for my cards I no longer have!!! The image is Wags and Whiskers, the ribbon is stash and the paper is basic grey joval. I have tried to keep the card clean and simple, which I think works perfectly. I hope you like it x

Monday, 22 November 2010

Music saves my soul - Henry's choice

We are late as being having computer problems, hence why no cards and lack of comments, plan to try and sort things out and be actively back blogging later in the week x

Henry choose this song for you x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

windows 7

Help we have upgraded and i can no longer see all my info on the side, can anyone help?

Friday, 19 November 2010

So sorry I am late

I am so sorry if you have been looking for this all day it is my Wags and Whiskers DT card which should have been with Nikki and Lacey yesterday. Gosh I had a day yesterday. Firstly it was my birthday (will do a seperate post tomorrow showing you the fantastic home made cards I recieved) and on top of this Henry (3yrs) was very poorly and wheezing and crackling which his inhalours would not shift so had to do an emergency dash to the doctors to get his checked out. He is now on the mend thankfully but it meant that this card was left half finished and I had set the challenge. Thankfully Nikki and Lacey are the most wonderful stamp company owners to work for whom understand sometimes family things can get in the way of crafting and blogging.

My card anyway is made using Tiny Dancer, she is just so perfect for little girls cards. I have been asked to make some simple cards for little girls first birthdays, not too fussy and no roses as they can come attached from the cards too easily so I got out my brads and spacers for this card. The DP is Basic Grey Wisteria, I do hope you like and you accept my apologises for lateness x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Blue Christmas and WOYWW

This first card is the first time that I have coloured this image in in copics, and I think it is ok. The papers are dovecrafts from a few years ago which have been distressed in silver ink. The glitter has been added using glossy accents beheath which gives it a lovely raised effect. As there was so much glitter I resisted adding it to the flowers as I thought it maybe over kill. The image is of course Sarah Kay and the flowers are WOC. The embossed panel is using a snowflakes folder from cuttlebug.

challenges -
Allsorts - Sketch
ABC Xmas - Xmas with flowers
Oldie but a goodie - glitter
Simon Says - Sparkle
WOCC - Blue Xmas
Spoonful of sugar - distressing
This card is made using one of the new Lili Of the Valley Stamps I brought at the NEC. Coloured in copics and mounted onto a loose sheet of paper from my draw, sorry I cannot remember the name. I have kept the card quite simple as the paper is so pretty.

Challenge -
Sketch Saturday
(it also qualifies for some of the challenges that I am entering the other card in)
What is on your work desk wednesday, simply a mess! I am so busy I don't seem to get round to putting things away, I am trying to colour images in simular colours to use papers up and save me having to get different embellishments out so I can for example glimmer mist alot of roses together rather than a card at a time. This image is one I have had stamped for ages which I need to get finished as I am making a scrap album for my sister to add the photos to for my neices xmas present.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - Textures and Magic Mondays - Let is Snow

I have coloured Merry Season from Sweetpea in Copics. The papers are Kaiser Craft - Tis' the Season which have gorgeous textured sheets. To add the glitter as an alternative to stickles I added Liquid pearls in platinum to where I wanted highlighted as snowflakes and then sprinkled glitter over it. The ribbon is organza and the sentiment has been cut out using circular nestablities.

Challenges -
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Sparkle and Shine
Lili of the Valley - Anything goes
Cute card thursday - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colours
In a sweetpea dream - where have all the flowers gone

Sunday, 14 November 2010

ABC Commenting

I have just added this to the ABC Challenge blog, I am hoping that if more people adopt it, it will help everyone on DT Teams everywhere and also allow more people time to blog. It is not intended to replace commenting all together but to try and give us more time to visit more blogs.

Hi to all our followers.

As Christmas draws close, we are all finding less time to blog and want to spend time with our families. Therefore we are asking if possible for you to do the following.

If you go into blog posts on your dashboard and choose configure blog posts, it gives you a reaction button. I have ammended mine to read

like, dislike and DT Visit.

This means we can just tick the box like you choose the like button on facebook and you know that we have visited you.

We do appreciate it if you could do this as it is taking the DT hours to visit everyone and we are not managing to visit all entries.

Thank you

Vicky x

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

I know Marcea has stopped doing this but I enjoy sharing a song each saturday, so something slow this saturday as we are all got colds here x

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Vellum or accetate or tissue

First of all big apologises, I thought this had posted yesterday but seems to have got lost in the ether, both boys were wheezing yesterday so I did not manage any blogging or card making at all. So sorry.
I love this stamp (Rosalie) from Wags and Whiskers and is rapidly becoming one of my favourites for little girls cards. I have paper pierced her as I thought the vellum would make lovely wings, although it does not stamp very well and this is mark 6. The paper is new from Basic Grey and called Marjolaine and it is so so lush. The flowers I have punched out of the papers to match the dress and flowers on the image. There is also a layer of vellum punched too. The image has then been highlighted in chalk. I do hope you like and will join us in the challenge.

Basic grey - Wings x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Candy at Lacey's

My wonderful boss at Stamp and Create and Wags and Whiskers, Lacey has just had surgery and it is her birthday on the 16th. Get well hun and happy birthday, she is offering candy here, please nip over and visit her xxxx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

ABC DT Card H is for Holidays

This week on ABC we are sponsored by the wonderful Lili of the Valley. The theme is Holidays, don't worry it doesn't have to be Christmas. I have coloured this Tilda image (a rak of Jayne) in copics and mounted her onto Basic Grey Wassell which has been distressed in red and sparkled. The lace is stash, the flowers are wild orchard crafts and the snow charm and beaded pin are from bunnyzoe.

Just Magnolia - Beads
Spoonful of sugar - snowflakes (charm)