Saturday 27 February 2010

Some exciting news

I have been asked to stay on the Saturday Secret Crafter Challenge Design Team!!! :-) I am so excited and it has been so hard not to say anything. Once this post goes live I can put my badges on the side of my blog - yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
The theme this week is stitching, so I have faux stitched this piece of laura ashley paper and then threading ribbon through eyelets to look like large stitches. The image is WOJ kindly rakked to me by Cathy, coloured in distressed inks. Pearls and flowers and a charm complete the card. i hope you like and do come and see the rest of my teams work, remember you can purchase the pearls and distressed inks from the Secret Crafter Shop x

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Vintage Wee

This gorgeous image was sent to me by my best friend Cathy. I have coloure dhimin using distressed inks and then have distressed my papers in vintage photograph di and cherry blossom glimmer mist to give it a soft glow. The papers of basic grey and the flower is Prima, the rest of the embellishements are from my stash, sorry I can't remember the names anymore.

Challenges -
  • Whiff of Joy - Sketch
  • ABC Christmas, E is for Elf, plus red and green
  • Simon Says - Vintage with Flowers (prima if possible)

I hope you like it,

Vicky xxx

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Sarah Kay in Muted Tones

This card is for a number of challenges -
  • Sketch and Stash - Sketch my neglected stash is these Laura Ashley Papers and the stamp has not been used in a while, the new are the gems.
  • Simon Says - 2 papers, 3 embellishments and 1 image - ok I have used 3 types of embellishment, ribbon, flowers and gems - hope this counts.
  • Spoonful of Sugar - Distressing, flowers and pearls, I hope the gems are ok as the DT have used gems instead.

I mixed my distressed inks colours to get the correct shades that I wanted to colour this Sarah Kay image. The top sheet of paper has been dipped into sparkle gold glue. The gems I have glued echoing the curve of the image, and hidden a few in what is becoming my tademark bouquet of flowers. No charm this time as I don't have any gold ones.

I hope you like

Vicky x

Monday 22 February 2010

February 21, 2010 - Copied from Lacey's blog

Card Drive with candy!!
Would you like to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to my store Stamp and Create?

My good friend Terry has asked me if I could help her collect 100 cards for her Aunt's 100th Birthday!! Her birthday is on April 4th (Easter Sunday).
Wouldn't that be such a great way to celebrate such a wonderful birthday?!
Oh, the things she has seen in her 100 years! Can you imagine growing up without TV's, computers, or cars!! She learned how to drive when she was 12 on a Model T Ford! She was married during the depression.
Margaret recently fell a few months ago, so she is having a little harder time getting around. But that hasn't stopped her from doing the dishes every night!! She is almost 100% self sufficient. That's what I want to be like if I live to my 100th birthday!!
Anyway, if you would like to send Margaret a card, please email me at and I will give you her address. She lives with my friend Terry, so Terry will keep track of all of the cards that are received by Saturday, April 3rd.
I will post the winner of the gift certificate on Monday, April 5th.
If you would be willing to post this on your blog, it would be greatly appreciated!!
Let's help Margaret have the best 100th birthday ever!!!

Saturday 20 February 2010

Last Guest Design Team card for Secret Crafter

This weeks theme was choosen by Debby and the theme is Mother's day. As you know I sadly lost my own Mum 5 years ago on the 27th May 2005, and so I don't tend to make mother's day cards, but my sister asked me to make one for her daughter (she is only 4 months and gorgeous) to send to her husbands mother. So here it is. The papers are MME Bloom and Grow, pearls and flowers adore the card and the image is WOJ coloured in distressed inks. I have added swirls in clear embossing and then distressed the edge of the papers, I think it gives an interesting effect.
Please check out all the other design team members work, the link to the challenge is as always on my sidebar.
Vicky x

Friday 19 February 2010

Blog Hopping

Just a note to let Clare, Jane, Vanessa and Becky know that I have visited your blogs lots but for some reason when I click to bring the box up to leave a comment it keeps freezing my computer. I really appreciate your comments I don't want you to think I don't visit.

Vicky x

Wednesday 17 February 2010

ABC DT CARD O is for One Paper

I don't know what has happened to my blogger in the last few days, but all posts etc seem to have gone weird. Here is my ABC Card for this challenge. It is an easel card for a pearl anniversary I have been asked to make. The paper is pearlised and there is pearls on the corners of the image and also on the sentiment panel, which is to be filled in by the person whom asked me to make the card. The pins are the new WOJ as are the images, coloured in distressed inks, flowers of course wild orchard crafts.

Do check out the other teams entries, and our guest designer Ruby. Wendy from Secret Crafter is offering a wonderful prize this week, and remember the cracked glass challenge is still open, not many entries so there is currently a 1 in 3 chance of winning a prize.

hugs vicky x

Saturday 13 February 2010

Missing DT Card for Saturday Secret Crafter

The moral of the tale, check the PC after your 3 and 2 year olds have been on it!
This is my 3rd card for Secret Crafter, on which the theme is Multifold.
I have made an irregular trifold card. The image is Sugar Nellie's Daisy and the paper is 12x12 Basic Grey Urban Prarie. The flowers and ribbon are wild orchard crafts. I hope you like x

Friday 12 February 2010

Still in the Blue Phrase

Don't ask me why but everything I am happy with at the moment seems to be in blues and browns, I do promise you some other colours in my DT work which is coming up!
One of my favourite WOJ images, coloured in distressed inks, with glimmer mist mixed in and mounted on papers from Basic Grey (Marakesh pad) and K and Co (Life's Journey pad), all slightly distressed in Weather Wood Distressed inks. The charm is stash and the flowers and ribbon from Wild Orchard Crafts.
Challenges entered in to with this card -
  • Whiff of Joy - Sketch
  • Simon Says - What's love got to do with it
  • Stamping with Sarah Kay - Babylove
  • Cute Card Thursday - In the name of love

Sunday 7 February 2010

Sunday Morning Creations

This first card was done for Just Christmas and Birthday Cards, a new challenge for me but the sketch was so beautiful I just wanted to join in. The papers and ribbons are Laura Ashley and the flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts. The image is a Hanglar sent to me by my wonderful friend Heidi.

This second card follows the sketch on Friday Skechers this week. The image is another Hanglar of Heidi and the papers are K and Co. Sorry for the poor light.
Hope you like
Vicky x

Saturday 6 February 2010

Secret Crafter Second Guest Designer Card - Monocrome

This theme was choosen by my best friend Cathy. My card has been coloured in distressed inks, which I think suits this lovely WOJ Image. The flower is from Wild Orchard Crafts and the papers are a mixture of K and Co and Laura Ashley. The leaves were a rak of the lovely Heidi. The ticket is from Tim Holtz and the stamp is Hero Arts. Do come and join in the fun over on Secret Crafter this week x

Friday 5 February 2010

Tilda in Orange

Please excuse the photo the light today is appauling, I will try and get a new one done tomorrow.

This card was made for the Magnolia Down Under, which is a sketch, a theme of orange and has to be girlie. I thought these papers from MME (which you can get from the Secret Crafter) and they are perfect for this theme. I have coloured Tilda in with copic and the flowers have been embossed with a new cutterbug daisy folder. The flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts.

I hope you like it

Vicky x

PS I am selling off some of my stamps - the link is here if you are interested, I will be putting My Penny Blacks on over the weekend.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Whoops I have missed some challenges

Whoops I seem to have missed some challenges that I made this card for, Blogger has not wanted to work for me at all yesterday and I think he took Mr Linky on holiday with him!

Challenge the pretty Tilda was made for -
  • Dutch Dare - Summer in Winter
  • Cute Card Thursday - Blooming Gorgeous
  • Just Magnolia - Hearts and Flowers
  • Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Tilda has been coloured in copics, cut out using nesties and mounted onto MME Bloom and Grow papers. Flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts and the rest is from stash.

I hope you like it x

Monday 1 February 2010

ABC Challenge Tutorial Blog Challenge


My new blog goes live today with a tutorial on cracked glass done by myself. The challenge will run for a month and we are lucky to be sponsored by Wild Orchard Crafts for the first challenge. They have kindly donated 3 prizes for the lucky winners.
Hope to see you there!