Wednesday 31 March 2010

Diary Tilda

This is a lovely card, I loved following the sketch over on Saturday Sketchers this week. I was a bit daunted at first by the amount of layers but once I started putting it together I really enjoyed myself. I doodled the stitching along one of the panels so that is qualifies for both Stamp Something's challenge of doodling and Magnolia Down Under's stitching real or fake. I am also entering it in the Papertake Weekly's anything goes challenge.
The stamps are two new one's I picked up at the NEC I am sorry I don't know the correct names. I masked the dairy Tilda and added the letter background which has been stamped in distressed inks so it qualifies for the Simon Says Challenge of distressing. Tilda has been coloured in copics. The flowers are prima and the charm was a rak of Heidi. The papers are fromt he basic grey whisteria pad.
I hope you like it.

ABC Design Team

We are lucky to be sponsored this week by Stetch and Bubbles on the ABC Challenge where it is R is for Red. I had to use my little Tilda I got on saturday and coloured both images in using copics. The paper is Basic Grey Wassill. I hope that you like the card, make sure you check out the rest of the design teams cards, please accept my apologises for the photo I could not get all the gems to show up in the poor light we have at the moment.

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Springtime Tilda

This has been sitting on my desk for a few days and I have just realised that I need to get it on quick before the challenges run out! Tilda has been coloured with distressed inks and mounted on basic grey papers. I hope you like it.

challenges -

  • Just Magnolia - Sketch
  • Totally Papercrafts - pink and green
  • Charisma - spring has sprung
  • Colour create - pastels with spring
  • Simon Says - Spring with glimmer - flowers are edged in glitter

I had a wonderful time at the NEC on saturday and will be sharing some of my goodies with you, the swirl on this card is a punch I brought of Hobby House. It was wonderful to see Bev in action, I even spoke to her, she would not have a clue whom I was but it made my day. My other highlight was meeting the wonderful Jacqui in person after all these years of emailing each other! I also spotted Tab and Kim but was too shy to say hello to them! Thank you to Cathy and Jane my ABC and Secret Crafter DT and friends for lovely company all day xxx

Monday 29 March 2010

Second Guest Design Team Card for Sketch and Stash

This is my last design team card for Sketch and Stash(link on sidebar). I have used a sheet out of my new Basic Grey Origins pad and cut out the main pattern. I have added to it antique lace and lilac neglected ribbon from my stash and used some of my new roses. The tag is Tim Holtz and the image is my new magnolia, Tilda the Shepherdess which has been coloured in my neglected copics (adoring my new distressed ink colours). Please do join in and thank you to Becky and her team for having me xxx

Saturday 27 March 2010

Secret Crafter DT Card

This is another card that I made at Wendy's Shop the other saturday, so the fantastic news is everything that you see here can be brought by clicking on the logo at the bottom of the post. The beautiful image is Sarah Kay, coloured in distressed inks and the papers are Basic Grey Porcelin. The punch is Martha Stewart and I have used the new Nesties labels 11. The theme at Secret Crafter Challenge this week is Pink, Green with Flowers. Do check out all the other design teams cardsx

Thursday 25 March 2010

Two simple creations.

Two very simple and plain creations for you I am afraid. I have trapped my sciatic nerve again and been in agony all week. The doctor kindly told me the reason for this is I was over weight and unfit and would not prescribe me anything, not impressed at all.

This first card is a five sided card for a nightlight to sit inside, but as the boys are about thought best not to light one! The papers are stash and the image is Whiff of Joy.
I am entering it for the following -
  • Cute Card Thursday - Dimensions
  • ABC Christmas - Glitz and Silver

This second item is a little bookmark I made my husband but never showed you for Valentines day. He reads alot, so I thought this would suit him better than a card. I coloured my mini Tilda to look like me in distressed inks and added it to a K and Co tag.

I am entering it for

  • Spoonful of Sugar - bookmark.

Hope to see some of you at the NEC on Saturday, to say I am excited is an understatement. Just busily tiding my craft room for Cathy to stay in, is that a wise idea, do you think she will just play with my stash rather than sleeping, lol?

Saturday 20 March 2010

Willow in Yellows

I love this irregular tri-fold card that I have made. So many of my friends and my Dad's friends children are having babies that I am constantly being asked to make baby cards, thank goodness for these two beautiful Whiff of Joy Stamps. I seem to be constantly inking them up. I have decided to make a nice neutral card using this gorgeous double sided sheet of Bo Bunny Paper, from the flutterby collection. I have coloured the images in using distressed inks and have edged the papers using the new brazen honey colour pad. The flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchard Crafts and the button was a RAK of Cathy. Unfortunately the light here is very dark this morning as it is raining heavily and you cannot see the sparkle off the flowers. I have not added the wording on the inside of the card yet as I am not sure whom it is to be for or names.

I am entering it for the following challenges,

  • Allsorts - Spring is in the air - nothing says spring to me more than babies and the colours used are lovely spring ones.

  • Saturday Spotlight - Card using birth colour - my birthday is novemeber and therefore topaz, which I think that the ribbon qualifies for.

  • Our Creative Corner - Think Easter - Babies and birth is what Easter is all about.

  • Creative Inspirations - White, Yellow and Green - All these colours are on the card.

  • Spoonful of Sugar - Easter - the colours are Easter colours and it is a birth card.

and finally I would like to enter the card for the Whiff of Joy Design Team Call. Please click on the banner to take you to the post on Katharina's blog. I have ised 1 cardstock, 2 design papers, 1 button and 1 ribbon as required.

All the links to the challenges entered can be found on the side bar. I hope you like my card.

hugs xx

Saturday Secret Crafter Design Team,Spring has Sprung

This weeks challenge has been set by Helen over on Saturday Secret Crafter and it is 'Spring has Sprung'. This is one of the cards I made at Wendy's shop Secret Crafter last saturday so the brilliant news is that everything that I used on the card is available to purchase from there. This gorgeous Sarah Kay image has been coloured in distressed inks and cut out susing one of the new nestibilitie frames, the paper is from the Basic Grey Origins pack.
I hope you like x

Thursday 18 March 2010

Some challenges made some missed - Green Tilda

This card has been sitting on my desk since last weekend trying to be finished but illness in the family has delayed it. The gorgeous Tilda was a rak image from Cathy, which has been coloured in distressed inks and mounted onto papers from my scrapbox, the butterfly I know is basic grey, the main sheet I think is MME and the two strips are all that is left of a 12x12 sheet which I long ago clipped the details off. The flowers are prima, I am determined to try and use up some stash as my money is very tight for crafting this year and cannot justify anyother purchases unless I am completely out of that embellishement or paper pad, so be prepared for lots and lots of posts where I just say paper is from scrap box! The tag is of course Tim Holtz.

Ok onto challenges, some of these I think I have missed but will still list as I maybe lucky with time delays etc.

  • Just Magnolia - sketch

  • Magnolia Down Under - Birthday Card this is for a friend abroad, hence why I have tried to keep it as flat as possible

  • Charisma - Butterflies

  • Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations

  • Stamp Something - Cream and Green

  • Simon Says - Green

  • Cupcake Challenge - Green

  • Fuss n Fancy - Green

  • Raise the bar - Green

all of the chalenges are linked on the sidebar.

Vicky x


Wednesday 17 March 2010

ABC Q is for....

...for Quotation.

I am honored to show you this picture as I have had special permission of my sister to use the photo of her and her daughter. I am currently making a scrap book for her first birthday in which I use a picture each month and special occassions, mothers day, fathers day and christmas, so you may well see more pictures as the months go along. Isn't she the most cutest little baby. The image is a House Mouse which was a rak of Lorraine my dt friend. Coloured in distressed inks. The flowers are prima and kept flat as part of a book. The paper is DCWV Once upon a time and the quote is ...

“I’ve discovered it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it. The dreams dearest to my heart are right here.” L.M.Montgomery

I hope you like, please check out the other design teams creations they are fantastic and we are lucky to be sponsored by

Monday 15 March 2010

Guest Design Card for Sketch and Stash

I am so honored to be choosen to be the guest designer on sketch and stash this week. The sketch is a lovely one to work with, nice and simple which allows you scope to put embellishements where you would like. So my new stash is, the background stamp, new 12x12 K and Co paper sheet and the purple roses. My neglected stash is the charm. Coloured in distressed inks and H2O's. I hope you like x

Saturday 13 March 2010

Secrey Crafter - Come and Look

What do you think of these? Aren't they fantastic? They are the new stamps that Wendy has designed herself for Secret Crafter If you want to see more of the designs please check out the challenge blog where other members of the team are showcasing the rest of the stamps in this fantastic first release.
Papers are Basic Grey Sugar Rush which you can purchase from Secret Crafter, flowers on the top card are prima also available from Secret Crafter as are the pearls. The rest of the stuff is from my stash.

Monday 8 March 2010

One of my school friends Amy has set up a blog with her sister which looks at the good, the bad and the plain awful of the culinary world. Their blog Sweet... and Unsavoury I recommend to you all as Amy is a fantastic writer, her A' level essays were amazing and she is one of the kindest and most genuine people you could meet.

Reading Willow

Wow I have made a card and it fits lots and lots of challenges.

  • Spoonful of Sugar - Beads - these are in the bouquet
  • papertake weekly - button,s bows, brads and bling - I don't own buttons but the rest are on here.
  • Whiff of Joy - Coffee and cream - used these colours, isn't this laura ashley paper lush? Hence only one sheet
  • Simon Says - Mothers day/girlie
  • Creative inspirations, lace, pearls and pins - see the lovely WOJ pin in the bouquet.
  • Totally papercrafts - mothersday/special lady - this is for Paul's nan for mothers day
  • Stamp Something - girlie
  • CRAFT - Mothers day/flowers.

Paper is laura ashley, and the image is one of my favourite woj, coloured in distressed inks, and highlighted shadow behind her in inks too. Pearls are from secret crafter and the flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts all of the links are on sidebar.

Hope you like xxx

Saturday 6 March 2010

Secret Crafter DT Card

Hi, we have a black, white and shades of grey theme on Secret Crafter this week. I have used this neglected Tilda from the Winter kit, not 100% sure if I like her or not, it's the heels!!! The paper was a present of a friend and I have added ribbon and a prima flower, rose and a small pearl swirl. Please come and check out the other DT creations and join in the challenge. Remember you can purchase the prima flowers and pearls from Secret Crafter.
Hugs Vicky x

Thursday 4 March 2010


Here is my ABC Challenge P is for Paper Piecing card. The papers are Basic Grey and the image is Magnolia. The lace and ribbon are from stash, the flowers are of course Wild Orchard Crafts.
Sorry I am not around much yesterday was my sons 4th Birthday and personally I am going through a very rough patch as something has happened that has really upset me and I have lost all interest in everything including crafting. I will be back when I am able, but don't worry I still have my DT cards to show you xxx