Monday 28 February 2011

Stamp and Create DT Product spotlight Fashionette Lil Lolita -60's Hippie Willow - Tickled Pink

I have used Fashionette Lil Lolita -60's Hippie Willow - Tickled Pink, which has been coloured in copics. The papers are Kaisercraft - Utopia. Grosgrain ribbon, flatback pearls, daisy spacer and love charm are the embelishments used.
Remember this range is on offer at Stamp and Create this week and while you are there look out for the special digi to raise money for Luke x

Sunday 27 February 2011

Wedding Tilda

Sorry I don't know the name of this beauty as she was a RAK of Jayne. Coloured in copics, the papers are Basic Grey Infuse, ribbon is stash and the flowers are WOC. The swirl is a marianne collectable.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Heidi and Lulu Strike a Pose - Stampavie - A Stamp and Create DT Card

Hello welcome to a sunny saturday afternoon after all the rain this morning. Here is today's card. I apologise if it looks a bit blurry I have sinusitus still and one ear hurts but the vision in one eye is slightly blurry, so it looks ok with the good eye but the other one when looking together is slightly off!


hugs Vicky

other embellishments - Flowers and lace WOC, Butterfly charm Stamp and Create

Saturday Song

I was not sure whether to share this or 'they don't know' also by Kirsty this week, but there is not a video of 'they don't know' available on you tube. This is a guilty pleasure, fantastic Billy Bragg Lyrics. Enjoy my '80's choice this week x

Thursday 24 February 2011

Birdhouse - Sugar Nellie

This gorgeous Elizabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie Image has been coloure din copics. I have paper pieced the top, but otherwise tried to keep it simple as the image is so large.

I hope you like.
hugs Vicky

image - Bird House Sugar Nellie
papers - Porcelin Basic Grey
other embellishments - lace from Stash, Flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts

Simon Says - Coffee and Cream (well it is more like clotted cream hope this is ok)
Facebook Sugar Nellie Competition.

Wednesday 23 February 2011

A Stamp for Luke

This is taken from Lacey's store blog Stamp and Create.

"I have posted before about my little friend Luke and his battle with complications from Spinal Meningitis. You can read about his story here and my card drive for Luke here.

I have purchased a special image called "Little Luke" as a fundraiser for Luke and his family (Luke likes Star Wars which is why I chose this image)...

100% of the sale of this digital stamp will be donated to Luke's family to help with medical bills and travel expenses for his treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota."

Please show your support and purchase this, thank you x



Hello All, Sorry I have not played for a few weeks but I am slowly getting better, on lots of tablets and vitamins which should hopefully bring me back upto speed again. Here is my desk. Well what can I say! I am playing with my distressed inks again, and there are two Sarah Kay images I am slowly colouring. There is cotton on my desk for sewing, and my flowers which seem to have exploded!
Hope to get round more blogs this week, a rainy halfterm here!

Monday 21 February 2011

Rock Chick - Kenny K - Stamp and Create Product Spotlight.

I have used Rock Chick which has been coloured in copics. The Kaisercraft - Utopia papers have been pierced and a ribbon and bow added using the bow easy.

Challenges -
Kenny K - R is for Ribbon

Enchanting gold - Sweetpea - Magical Mondays DT Card - Lace

Love this image, always seem to cut her out in Oval for some reason. Lovely to colour coloured in copics (sorry forgot to write down the numbers.)
This week on Magical Mondays we are sponsored by Pollycraft

whom are offering the winner 5 digi's of their choice.
The theme is Lace, I hope you can join us.

Stamp Something - something funky
Basic grey - Sketch
Ina  sweetpea dream - anything goes

hugs Vicky

papers - Marraketch Basic Grey
other embellishments - lace and flowers Wild Orchard Crafts

Sunday 20 February 2011

Marina - Kraftin Kimmie

This is Marina by Kraftin Kimmie. She has been coloured in using copics and the papers are Basic Grey Arcacaic (I think cover was missing). I have kept this very smple as I did not want to draw attention away from the gorgeous image. I do hope you like.

Challenges -

copics used -
skin - yr000, e01, e51, e000
hair - e31, e43, e42, e41, e40
fish and mermaid body - e42,e41,e40, bg96, g85, g21, g94, yg63, bg93
clear star sakura for hair clip.

ribbon was stash and flowers were wild orchard crafts as were the pearls.

Saturday 19 February 2011

Saturday Song

A gentleman sadly missed, a song that forms the soundtrack to my life x

Friday 18 February 2011

Sugar Nellie - Poppy Fields

I am slowly getting back into crafting, need to get my rating back up lol!
Here is my entry for the Sugar Bowl and also the Facebook Sugar Nellie Competition.

hugs Vicky
image Sugar Bellie Poppy Fields
papers - K and Co Life's journey - Script Pad
other embellishments - Prima hydranga,  cream ribbon, space and brad are stash, doily

Wags and Whiskers - Use a punch

Thank you again for the get well messages, I am slowly ont he mend, just waiting on tests results, a few days off blogging and stopping in bed as much as I have been able while the boys are at school and nursery is helping. Doesn't help that DH is not well as well too. My card today is for the wags and whiskers challenge. I have used my martha stewart punch to create the border, and a martha stewart punch for the leaves. I hope you like and are able to join us. The image is Laila and can be purchesed here.

Wednesday 16 February 2011

This week it is the turn of Team A, I am taking a week off as I have not been well as regular followers of my blog will know. So here is jst a little bit about this week's challenge if you want to join in.
Our theme for this challenge is Oldfashioned. This can be the vintage look, the distressed look, an old fashioned image (eg Sarah Kays), use of lace or vintage roses etc.

This week we are proud to be sponsored by

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

 As for the Prize.... we will supply your winner with FOUR images of their choice! Meljen have kindly supplied the design team with some images to help inspire you.

Remember to link your entry back to the ABC Challenge Blog and we request that you only combine with 4 other challenge blogs, thank you.

The wonderful Ali has now moved blog's too her new one is here x

Monday 14 February 2011

Kraftin Kimmie - Angry Ballerina

This gorgeous stamp is called Angry Ballerina by Kraftin Kimmie, the papers are Basic Grey Porcelin pad. The ribbon and button is stash. This qualifies for the new Kraftin Kimmie challenge which is 3 main colours, 2 papers, 1 ribbon and 1 button.

Stamp and Create - Belles and Whistles product spotlight

I have used Kitty Love by Belles and Whistles with Lilac Avenue papers by Kaisercraft. The ambesslishements are Cluny lace, love charm, green half pearls.
I hope you like all can be purchased from Lacey at Stamp and Create.

Saturday 12 February 2011

Saturday Song

I have not been able to get this out of my head all week so as it is a nice bouncy song just perfect for my saturday song x

Friday 11 February 2011

Some scrapbook pages

This is the gorgeous Ophelia from Kraftin Kimmie.  Coloured in Copics.
 A full picture of the page and a sneak of an earlier page. I am sorry I can only show the blank ovals, but the book is a gift for my sister and I don't have her permission to publish pictures of her daughter.

A magnolia Snow White
The full spread the idea is for the pictures to be stuck straight on the pages.

A close up of the dancing Tilda coloured in copics.

I will show you more pages over the next few days as I don't want to bore you x

The papers are all DCWV Once upon a time, flowers and brads etc from stash.

Challenges -
Simon Says - anything but a card
Charizma - mythical/fantasy

Wednesday 9 February 2011

A competion entry - love story in 140 words or less

There is a competiton on Veronica Henry's blog, here is my entry

His bum and back snuggled into the palm of her hand, while all around beeps and alarms rang. A tear rolled down her face and splashed onto the roof of the incubator, where the tiny baby slept, wired up to machines and oxygen to help him breathe. No one would tell her why he was born so soon, she never had the expected rush of love, and the shouts of ’It’s a boy’ and being able to count ten little fingers and ten tiny toes. It was another week before she was finally allowed to hold him and when she did he opened up massive blue eyes which looked into hers and said ‘I love you Mummy’. And then the tidal wave hit.
I hope you like it x

WOYWW and Kraftin Kimmie Cinderella

Please excuse my photo's today my photo manager program thingy has decided not to allow me to edit, crop etc. My desk as it is today. Still trying to find a way to store my copics which works for me so i now have a tin of essential colours, my flesh and hairs and then one of my next needed colours, jeans, leave setc, I will get there! My flowers are a mess really need to tidy them up and check what I need new for a re order. Still full of a cold and painful tummy, this is one nasty virus, thank you to all my get well messages last week.

For some reason it looks blobby above one eye as if i have coloured over the line, which i haven't and the hair is not as well shaded as in real life, can someone explain my picture madness today to me please???? I have used the die cut as a rose bush, well that is the attempt anyway, does it work? I bravely stamped the sentiment straight onto the paper which is an old cosmic cricket sheet. I am thinking of joining the dt call for guest for Kraftin Kimmie for April but not 100% sure my work is good enough.

Kraftin Kimmie - red (the flowers and braid are red) I always find red so difficult to get the shade exactly right.
Cute Card Thursday - funny sentiment.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Side easel Tilda

Sorry quick post again today still suffering with this tummy bug and tempreture.
I hope you like my side easel card, thank you for all the get well messages x

hugs Vicky

image - tilda with lamb - magnolia
papers - basic grey - blush
other embellishments - ribbon, and gems, stash, flowers and lace woc

Just Magnolia - anything goes plus ribbon
papercrafts weekly - friendship
basic grey - hearts
papertake weekly - have a heart
totally tilda - tilda with lots of hearts
Simon says - love is in the air

Monday 7 February 2011

Stamp and Create product highlight and Magical mondays dt card

I have used Melinda blowing kisses, coloured in copics. The paper is Kaiser Kraft lilac Avenue, a love charm has been added. The lace is of course cluny lace and the grosgrain ribbon has been bowed using the bow easy.
Challenges -
Allsorts - love love love
secret crafter - Valentine
Whiff of joy - love is in the air
Wild Orchard Crafts - love is
Simon says - love is in the air

Sunday 6 February 2011

No embellishments - Kraftin Kimmie Marina

Sorry I have not blogged much been hit with a bug yet again, seem to be getting one after the other, this time high tempreture and going hot and cold and feeling very very sick. I decided to mount this up simply as the theme on Charisma is no embellishments and I think the larger images look very nice without flowers etc on them. I hope you like and will promise to visit when I can, I do visit all whom leave a comment, that is why the approval is on.  hugs Vicky
image - Marina Kraftin Kimmie
papers - Utopia - Kaiser Kraft
other embellishments - glos on bubbles which isn't really an embellishment

challenges -
Charisma - no embellishements
totally papercrafts - friendship
simon says - love is in the air - or sea in this case!

Saturday 5 February 2011

Saturday Song

A little trip back to the 80's this week.... enjoy x

Friday 4 February 2011

Tried something new - Wags and whiskers DT Card

I tried something different and this was the result. I followed Lacey's beautiful sketch and distressed layered papers to an inch of their lives, added an image stamped and coloured in different shades of brown distressed inks. I was trying to make it look like a scrap page from the 1950's. The image was stampe donto cream creased linen card to make it looked weathered and aged. What do you think? Do you like? Let me know please and also have a go at Lacey's sketch you don't have to use a Wags and Whiskers Image xxx

challenge -
Simon says - love is in the air

Wednesday 2 February 2011

ABC N is for Nesties and WOYWW

We are now weekly on ABC Challenge, thank you to all the team for helping with this and welcome to all the new DT Members. We are two teams now alternating weeks so please come and join us. The theme this week is N is for Nesties and the wonderful Nikki from Bunnyzoe is sponsoring us.

hugs Vicky

image - Sarah Kay Zoe and Butterfly
papers - K and Co from scrap box sorry can't remember original pads
other embellishments - flowers WOC and pearls stash, ribbon also WOC and lace scrap box left overs.

Challenges -
Saturday Secret Crafter - hot chocolate

What is on My Workdesk Wednesday. Well I have got out my new House Mouse Stamp which I plan to make a fun card out of for my sons birthday next month. I have my pearls and gems out as I have been sewing them on cards. My copics chart as I have just ordered some new caio's form Nikki and they are due to turn up today - yay! My bow easy - would not be without and my flowers I am sorting through as I need to place an order with WOC for ribbon for the school PTA and I am going to order some more buds at the same time and maybe a few poppies.
Thank you to everyone whom visited last week, I am slowly getting back to right and sorry if I did not visit everyone back I did try to make most of them.
hugs Vicky x

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Little Mice playing in Lavender

A quick post today I am afraid running late! One of my new House Mouse from Christmas, coloured in distressed inks. The paper is an old sheet of K and Co. The lace and ribbon is left overs from my scrap box. The gorgeous heart charm was from Lacey at Stamp and Create, held on with a string of pearls (just visable). No glitter again, just didn't seem right with the vintage feel. The papers are slightly distressed and faux stitched. I hope you like it.

Challenges -
House Mouse - hearts.
Papertake weekly - anything goes plus flowers
Simon Says - Animal Antics

This card is now for sale on ebay x