Friday 30 April 2010

A Small Candy

I just realised my blog is two years old. To mark the occassion I have put together a stamped image for each week I have been blogging. These contain sweetpea's, magnolia, penny black, whiff of joy, sugar nellie, sarah kay and more. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning please leave a link to your blog in the comments section. I tried taking a photo but it just looked a mess! Sorry it is not more but money is really tight and I cannot afford to offer the fantastic candy that other blogs are offering.

Thursday 29 April 2010

Remember this challenge blog?

I had completely forgotten about my one image one paper pad challenge blog, which is just for fun. Here is the next challenge, the above image to be used please and Basic Grey's Sugared pad, which most of us have but haven't used in ages. Once done please email to me and I will display them all, it is just for fun and can be combined with as many challenges as you like.

Oh and I have discovered the secret of why we love rubber stamps so much, they reminds us of the comfort of hotwater bottles as children!

Sarah Kay in Green

This gorgeous new Sarah Kay stamp has been coloured in distressed inks and mounted onto Basic Grey Sugared paper stock. I have made a bouquet from WOC flowers and added them to the sketch instead of the sentiment as that is in the sketch below. I have left it blank at present as I am not sure what I want to say yet. I do hope you like it.

Challenges - all are directly linked on my sidebar

  • Sketch and Stash - bottom panel. I have put a ribbon instead of the sentiment and the stamp is new.
  • Creative inspiratin- Easel Card
  • Totally Papercrafts - 4 embellishments (pearls, flowers, charm, spray pearls), 3 papers (2 sheets layered and one for the butterflies), 2 ribbons (top on flowers and bottom on panel) and one image.
  • Sketch Saturday - top sketch
  • Allsorts - inspiration of butterflies
  • Spoonful of sugar- 3 diminensions, the butterflies and flowers all lifted and also being easel
  • Lili of the Valley - Here comes summer

I hope you like x

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Princess Tilda in blue

This is my design team card for ABC this week where we are sponsored by

Whom are offering a $15 voucher.

My card has been made using Princess Tilda coloured in distressed inks, and mounted onto Basic Grey Whisteria paper which has been distressed. Faux stitching has been added and two swirls in blue gems, and a flower bouquet to finish that has been tied with a charm. I hope you like it.

Challenges -
Stampavie and more - distressing
Just Magnolia - anthing goes
Stamp Somethign - Charms
Magnolia down under - charms
Friday Sketchers - sketch

links to all challenges can be found on the side bar as per normal x

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Tilda - Pink Ballet Shoes

Isn't she the most gorgeous stamp I think she has very quickly become one of my favourites. Coloured in distressed inks (Victorian Velevet on the dress), papers distressed in Victorian Velevet, Image distressed in spun sugar. Papers are Basic Grey Porcelin, flowers WOC, charm stash. I have also lightly covered the whole card in a spray of glimmer mist pearl as it is for a 4 year old girl whom likes sparkle!
Challenges -
  • Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
  • Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
  • Stamping for the weekend - Book Inspiration - Ballet Shoes by Noel Streitfield
  • Stamp Something - Charms
  • Magnolia Down Under - Charms

Links to all these challenges are on my sidebar.

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine,

hugs Vicky xxx

Saturday 24 April 2010

Secret Crafter - DT Card

This week on Secret Crafter the theme was choosen by me and it is a nice easy one of distressing. This is card mark 2 as the first I knocked coffee over just as I was about to photograph it argh, luckily Jane allowed me extra time to make another. The image of Tilda dancing is a RAK of Cathy as my Magnolia Spring Kit still has not turned up. The other image is from the new range. The flowers are a mixture of WOC and Prima edged in stickles, the lace is stash. The pearls and distressed inks have been purchased from Secret Crafter, as has the Basic Grey Porcelin pad. Do please check out the rest of the design teams cards and join us this week.

Friday 23 April 2010

The wonderful Wendy who owns the Secret Crafter shop, whom has a massive heart of gold, sadly lost her Mum today. If you could spare a few minutes to stop by her blog and leave her a little message I know that it would mean the world to her.
Thanks x

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Sweetpea - Gorgeous in Green

Ok I am sorry another sweetpea card but the images are on my desk at the moment, I promise you something different later on :). I am also sorry the glue is a little wet on the glitter but I am wanting to post this before I go and collect the boys from nursery.
I have coloured the image in with copics and added glitter glue to the wings and the flowers which are a mixture of WOC and Prima. The sentiment is from sweetpea too. The papers are basic grey not sure which pad as they came out of my green scrap box!
Challenges -
  • Sketch Saturday - sketch
  • Create 4 fun - circles
  • my time to craft - quick qoutes
  • simon says - things with wings

links to all challenges are on my sidebar, I hope this still therefore qualifies.

hugs Vicky x

ps there is a small candy at the top of my blog x

Monday 19 April 2010

Sweetpea - Pretty in Pink

I managed to sneak this card in last night when the boys were asleep, I wasn't sure if it would look ok in daylight but I am happy with it. The image has been coloured in distressed inks and Twinkling H2O's (the yellow on the dress). I have also mixed my black distressed ink with some glimmer mist to give a twinkling twilight background. The bo -bunny papers have been distressed and placed ontop of a magazine page which had been distressed in vintage paper distressed inks. The lace and pearls are stash and the flowers are WOC.
challenges -

Saturday 17 April 2010

Secret Crafter DT Card

A simple scrapbook layout this week for me for Secret Crafter my hayfever was so bad in the middle of the week (did you notice a lack of cards) that I was not able to see properly out of the one eye they are so red and itchy at the moment. I used Tim Holtz tags and cut a train out of one using my cuttlebug die. Do check out the other teams work and nip over to Wendy's shop Secret Crafter and check out the Mollie and Jake stamps I keep showing on my blog, they are selling out fast!!!!

Friday 16 April 2010

For my best friend

This is a little box full of images that I have made my best friend as a thank you for getting me some card that I desperately needed. The card is DCWV Once upon a time stack. I have used Princess Tilda as my image and coloured her in distressed inks. The flowers are WOC and the pearls and lace are stash. The butterflies have been punched out with my martha steward punch. The whole thing glitters like anything as Henry was allowed to spray the glimmermist all over it, I just hope it dries in time for my husband to pass it onto her husband tomorrow.

challenges -

hugs Vicky x

Wednesday 14 April 2010


Well it is looking overcast here after the lovely weather yesterday so not sure what to do to entertain the boys. Here is my DT Card for SBC. The gorgeous image was a rak of Lorraine, which I have coloured in using copics. The papers are Basic Grey Porcelin - I just adore this pad. I have added pink pearls from SC and flowers from WOC.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored by the lovely Wendy from

whom has given us two wonderful Jake and Mollie stamps as prizes.
I hope you like my card and will join in the challenge, do check out the rest of the design teams cards and the stamps at Secret Crafter.

Monday 12 April 2010

Crafts and Me

OMG I have been featured on Crafts and Me Stamps I am so chuffed as these are the first cards I have made using Sweetpea stamps!
Thank you so much for choosing me Theresa, mwah x

Am I too late?

Just realised I made this card at the weekend and haven't posted it yet - whoops! I have used one of the lush Mollie stamps from Secret Crafter and some neglected basic grey papers.
challenges -
  • creative inspirations - green, brown and blue
  • papertake weekly - sketch

Sorry for quick post, Henry is teething and niggly

hugs xxx

Saturday 10 April 2010

Sunny Saturday Cards

Wow it is beautiful and sunny here today. The boys are playing outside and Paul is reading the paper so I snuck into my craftroom :).

The first of todays cards is this one using a sweetpea image, I have so many of these on my wishlist at the moment. The papers are Basic Grey Origins and I have coloured her in copics. The flowers were a rak of Cathy. I have decided to keep it nice and simple, but the bow looks slightly at an angle as I have had to use the scanner as the camera is still not fixed grr.

challenges entered into -

  • Stamping for the weekend - ribbons and bows
  • friday sketchers - sketch
  • allsorts - petals and flowers
  • sweetpea - fairies at the bottom of the garden
  • Stampavie and more - green

My second card is using Jake the footballer from Secret Crafter Stamps. I have coloured him in copics and mounted him on Basic Grey Papers. As this card is for a boy I just used some buttons as embellishments.

Challenges entered -

  • Spoonful of Sugar - One of the boys
  • Simon Says - A card for a child

Finally this is my design team card for Secret Crafter. The theme this week is Get Well Soon Choosen by Wendy. I have used poorly Edwin and coloured him in copic. The papers are MME Asparagus Pad. Do check out the other teams designs.

The copics and papers used in this three projects can be brought from Wendy at Secret Crafter by clicking on the link. Look out for more cards featuring Jake and his sister Molly on my blog this week.

hugs Vicky x

Friday 9 April 2010

Camera Broken

Sorry there has been no cards for a few days the camera has been broken, hopefully it will be fixed tonight so be prepared for lots next week!
Hope everyone is ok and enjoying spring x

Monday 5 April 2010

Silver and Blue Sweetpea Fairy

This was coloured last night and finished off tonight. With the boys home for the easter holidays I don't get much of an opportunity during the day to play. This gorgeous stamp (sorry I don't know her actual name) has been coloured in copics with an added silver sakura pen for the highlights. The papers are basic grey boxer, I just love the darker papers with these images, wonderful for me as I am now rediscovering pads that I have used all the pastels out of with Magnolia and WOJ images.
Thank you for all the lovely comments people are leaving me, you are so kind, it is really appreciated and I will try and visit you back in the next week. Just noticed my followers have increased too, thank you all,
Vicky xxx
challenges -
  • Basic Grey - Sketch
  • Lily of the Valley - blue and silver

eta -

one of my favourite little girls is offering candy on her blog, she is only 5, so please join in xxx

Sunday 4 April 2010

My first Sweetpea card

My husband decided to treat me to a Sweetpea stamp (fantastic service from Crafts and Me) and a set as I have been wanting to try these designs for a while and the images would appeal to some of my friends whom birthdays are coming up in the next few months. Here is my first attempt. I have coloured her in copics and added some stickles to the edge of the light source. The flowers are wild orchard crafts and have been glimmer misted. I hope you like x
challenges -
  • Totally Gorgeous - sketch
  • Truely Scrumptous - fly away
  • Crafts and Me - Fairies and Wings
  • Sir Stampalot - fantasy

Saturday 3 April 2010

Secret Crafter - How does your garden grow?

Hello it is lovely and sunny here so I plan to take the boys out to play and make the most of it after all the rain that we have had this past week. I have choosen this gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp to use for the theme on Secret Crafter this week. The papers are from an old Basic grey pad which has long lost the front cover sorry and I have edged them in forest green distressed inks. The image has also been coloured using distressed inks. The flowers are prima and the brad, gems, spacer and watering can charm I picked up from the NEC last week. I hope you like it and remember you can purchase the stamp by clicking on the Secret Crafter logo below.
hugs xxx

Thursday 1 April 2010

Little Angeldrummers

I thought I would share with you the cards made by my sons. I did not help either of them in any way.

This first one was mde by Edward whom was 4 last month. He has cut the grass out of a sheet of paper using scallopped sissors and punched flowers out and stuck them on it. He painted the chick himself and stuck feathers on for wings.

The second card was made by Henry whom is 2. He cut and pasted all the elements onto his card.

I am entering the cards in the following challenges, all linked on the sidebar. All comments are appreciated and read out to them.

  • Truely Scumptous- Fly Away
  • Crafts and Me - Fairies or wings
  • Charisma - Animal Magic
  • Cute card thursday - egg, oval or eater theme
  • Everybody Art - spring
  • creative inspirations - no stamped image
  • papertake weekly - anything goes
  • Simon says - childrens challenge