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)

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Nose to Nose

I have wanted this stamp for so long. It is House Mouse and called nose to nose in flowers. I have coloured it using distressed inks and mounted it onto a sheet of Bo bunny Alissa Swirls. The Doily is new and from the hobby house, and the flowers are WOC. The little ticket can be got from Stamp and Create.

Challenges -
Sketch and Stash
House Mouse - Friendship

Monday 8 November 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - Dragons

I have made this card for the Stamp and Create product spotlight. It is a card for a little boy using Dragon-go-round by high hopes. The papers are Basic Grey Origins, which have been distressed. The tags are from Tim Holtz and are called adage tickets.

Sunday 7 November 2010

NEC 6th November 2010

Well I went and hardly spent at all. This is all my purchases bar a patchwork bag kit which my sister is getting me for my birthday, and I plan to do a post bit by bit as I make it. There are 5 Lili of the Valley Stamps although the bottom right one is not stamping very well at all grrr.
ETA - Yay have emailed Lili of the Valley as per Jacqui's message and hopefully I will get a replacement x
I did get the house mouse I have wanted for ages though :)

I got the lunch place completely muddled and therefore waited 40 minutes for Jacqui and Bev in the wrong place, but I did catch a chat with Jacqui later on, next time I plan on giving them my mobile number and arranging the place and time before getting to the show, it was wonderful to see them though. Everyone else I managed to miss totally apart from Cathy whom I met on the train!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

Well I should be at the NEC when this publishes. A classic from my childhood and from the part of the country I was born

Friday 5 November 2010

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Sisters

I have to thank Cathy for the card as she kindly lent me the image stamp and also the die. The theme on Wags and Whiskers this week is sisters, yes I could not get the song out of my head either while painting this gorgeous image. Do try and join us, remember you don't have to use a W&W stamp x

Challenges - Basic Grey

Thursday 4 November 2010

Longtime no Tilda

Not sure if I am going off Tilda, not used her in ages and not sure of this card either.

Papers are Basic Grey Wassill, flowers are WOC.


Just Magnolia - Sketch

Monday 1 November 2010

Magical Mondays - Challenge 8 - Sketch

On Magical Mondays we have a wonderful sketch for you designed by our very own Heidi. I have coloured Wagsa dn Whiskers Hannah in with copics and used Infuse papers by Basic Grey. The flowers and lace are WOC. I do hope you can join us x