Wednesday 30 March 2011

Hanglar - Attitude girl sitting - ABC DT Card, WOYWW, Sugar Nellie Verity, House Mouse Daffodil

It is another team A challenge on ABC, we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe this week. Here is my card, coloured in copics and distressed in Vintage Photo distressed ink, I hope you like it.

image - Hanglar Attitude set girl sitting
papers - Basic Grey Curio, page out of an old magazine
other embellishments - WOC flowers, lace from stash, martha stewart floral leaf punch

woc - sketch
basic grey - recycle

WOYWW. Well I have been playing with my new Lavinia stamps and brayer set I go tfrom the NEC need more work to get the layers correctly. There are a few House Mouse Stamps ready to be coloured in the background too and the drying cards for mothers day behind. I only managed to visit 50 of you last week, hope to manage more this week.


The image has been coloured in copics, the papers slightly distressed and faux stitching added.
image - Sugar Nellie Verity
papers - Prima Botanical
other embellishments, lace and flowers wild orchard crafts, pearls hobby house, grey ribbon rak off Heidi

Allsorts - special lady
Sugar Nellie facebook groups - flowers


Final card if you have got to the end of this long post! Slightly distressed papers again and the image coloured in distressed inks, with liquid gloss added to the raindrops.

image - House Mouse with daffodils - rak of Lols so I am not sure of the correct name
papers - Basic Grey - Offbeat (forgot I had this pad!)
other embellishments - lace was a rak of Heidi and the flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts.

Stamp Something Spring
Totally gorjuss - spring
House Mouse - Sketch
crafts and me - yellow

I hope you all have a wonderful wednesday xxx
(All challenges are linked on the sidebar)
((oh and my candy is still open if you have not entered))

Monday 28 March 2011

Stamp and Create product spotlight - Go for Goal - Wags and Whiskers

I have made a pop up card using Go for Goal by Wags and Whiskers. The papers are Basic Grey Granola. The shape has been cut out using Nestabilies label 3 and i have added basic grey pearls in indigo/sky.

This week on Stamp and Create -
Over the weekend, Lacey received a restock order of the newest Stampavie release...
Including some older designs as well such as this cutie...
The new Product Spotlight this week is Sport!!

This week, all stamps in the Sport Category
will be on sale 25% off through Sunday
(excluding the digis since that is a fundraiser).

Sunday 27 March 2011

Having a play - Lavinia Stamps

I thought I may share my first attempts at Brayering and using the Lavinia stamps, please let me know what you think and if you know any challenges I am able to enter them in, thanks x

Saturday 26 March 2011

nec stash and saturday song

I had a wonderful day, saw my gorgeous friend Jacqui, met the delightful Lols and the elegant Heather. I also met Marlene, Jo, Dawny P and of course my best friend Cathy. Here is my stash.

Sums up today x

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Fleur gathering flowers with Manon by Sarah Kay for Stamp and Create and WOYWW

Hello, this is my delayed Stampa nd Create product spotlight that was half completed when I was taken sick, as you can see I wanted to finish her off before I posted.

I have used Fleur gathering flowers with Manon by Sarah Kay, the papers are Basic Grey Curio. I have added kaisercraft snow pearls and flowers to the box.

 The ribbon on the inside is crochet ribbon in ivory. Which has been attached using scor-tape adhesive.

challenges -
allsorts - gift box
secret crafter - anything but a card
spoonful of sugar - ribbon, flowers and pearls
simon says - girlie
papertake weekly - girlie
crafts and me - anything goes


See the flowers have been moved!!!! Decided to show you some of my new stash, my precious hAnglars and also my new Sugar Nellie Sassy's. Hope to add to this at the NEC on saturday!
Remember my candy is still open at the top of my blog.

Tuesday 22 March 2011

ching chou kuik's Jeweled Sweetpea - Magica Mondays DT card

This week on Magical Mondays it is a shaped card. Mine is late as you know the whole family got Edward's delightful sickness bug and put us out of action for 5 days. I hope you like it and can join us.

hugs Vicky
image - ching chou kuik's Jeweled
papers - curio basic grey
other embellishments - flowers prima, ribbon stash and pearls and charm from Stamp and create.

Monday 21 March 2011

A late Saturday Song

Sorry this is late but I caught the bug :( If you are looking for the magical mondays and stamp and create dt cards they will be posted later in the week as soon as I am feeling well enough to venture back into the craft room, until then enjoy this classic from my youth and one of my favourite films, and the eye candy, who is your favourite?

Saturday 19 March 2011

Sugar Nellie - Romantic dreamer

Sorry a quick post today, my husband now has the sickness bug that my elder son had yesterday - yuck.  I will link all challenges at a later point but all are linked on my sidebar, please let me off this once.

image - sugar nellie romantic dreamer coloured in copics, the sentiment stamp is lotv
papers - basic grey mellow, cultured and taper 12", sheet music a recycled gift.
embellsihemnts - green button rak of cathy, gold elastic from a choclate box, lace rak of heidi, diamond stickles.
embossing - cuttlebug - birds and swirls, sentiment cut out with large and small circle nesties

challenges -
stamp something - sweet
totally papercrafts - buttons
charisma - to die for
simon says - birthday
cute card thursday - music
basic grey - recylced
totally gorjuss - button it
sketch saturday - sketch
sugar nellie facebook challenge - embossing
Wild orchard crafts - die cuts

Friday 18 March 2011

Top 5 award

Very honored thank you xxx

Wags and Whiskers - Sophia

Well I am still in a distressing mood - need to get a new blade for the guillotine, so it lends itself well to this style! I have used the lovely Sophia for this challenge on Wags and Whiskers. The theme is spring inspired and I have used these gorgeous sheets from Bo Bunny that have been on the side for ages. I have kept the layout simple as I want the image to be dominate rather than the embellishments. I hope you like and find the time to join us.

challenges -

remember my blog candy can be found at the top of my blog if you have come here from a direct link x

Wednesday 16 March 2011

ABC DT CARD - Mo Manning - The Engineer

Does this count as a CAS Card Ali?
The Engineer by Mo manning coloured in copics, can anyone recognise where the quote comes from, or the colours of the train are what line? Obviously a birthday card for my Dad.
Challenges -
Simon says - birthday.

What is on your work desk wednesday

Thank you so much for the lovely comments last week, I have picked myself up, dusted myself down and ready to carry on now! Ok desk today, from left to right, challenge note book in it's usual place, flowers still not tidie sup - whoops! A house mouse stamp which needs to go away. My neutral and most used copics infront of the image i am colouring for ABC I am running late and it will be up on my blog finished later. Cup of tea, milk one sugar, and a load of mess!
My Nan is getting better but my husband is now ill! I think I am living at the doctors as Henry has his MMR Booster tomorrow too!!!
Ok off to look around some blogs, if you like I have candy available here.

Monday 14 March 2011

Sarah Kay - Josephine cuddling her pet cat Kiki - Stamp and Create DT Card

This is one of the new releases from Sarah Kay called Josephine cuddling her pet cat Kiki. She has been coloured in using copics and cut out using large Oval nesties, The paper is Basic Grey Cappella, which has been distressed and faux stitched, with crystal stickles added to the edges, the music paper was a rak from an antiques dealer. The brown organza ribbon has been tied using the bow easy and little pearls added to the one corner. The flowers are WOC which have been stickled too.

Lacey is knee deep in moving boxes, so any orders placed at Stamp and Create right will not ship out until March 20th.

Any orders of $25 or more placed during March 9th-19th will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate. And there is a 10% discount on orders placed during March 9-19th using discount code moving

friday sketchers
stamp something - green and cream (backing papers)
totally gorjuss - pearls and lace
spoonful of sugar - vintage
Simon says - anythign goes
colour create - olive green, brown, black and cream (all in the backing papers)
Cute card thursday - happy birthday

all linked on the sidebar

I hope you like it when I showed it to my husband all he said was not another brown card!

Blog candy at the top of page x

Saturday 12 March 2011

Saturday Song

Something a bit different but have a valid reason for showing this. I am not on line today as I am visiting my Nan, whom had a stroke and pneumonia nearly two weeks ago and is in a rehab hospice. I used to dance around my Grandparents living room dancing to this as a 3 year old, so has massive memories for me along with the other song on this double AA side - Rivers of Babylon (which you tube won't let me post)

Wednesday 9 March 2011

What is on your workdesk wednesday

Not joined in for a while. Good news the tablets are working and I am starting to feel alot better. Seem to have lost my mojo a bit. I think it was because I applied to a few design teams and didn't make any of them and I am now going through the 'my work isn't good enough' phrase.
Well today I am just colouring what I feel like to file for when I fancy card making in the evening and the light is not good enough to colour.
Ok from the left of the desk is my book of challenges, had to quickly turn the page as not to give away future ABC Challenge topics. Basic grey infuse pad below it. At the top the pink bit of rubber is infact my first hAnglar kit :) My husband treated me!
Promise to get round every one whom comments and will try and do as many as I can x

Monday 7 March 2011

Spring Witch Sweetpea Stamps - DT Stamp and Create and Magic Mondays

I have used Sweetpea Stamps Spring Witch whcih has been coloured in copics. The circle is a doily and i have coloured the grosgrain ribbon  using the pens. The ring and butterfly charm have been threaded through the ribbon. I have added a final touch of a few pearls, and added stickles to the flowers. The papers are Kaisercraft's lilac Avenue.

Lacey is currently moving, therefore any orders placed by noon EST on Wednesday March 9, 2011 will ship out before she moves. Otherwise, orders will not ship out until March 20th.

Any orders of $25 or more placed during March 9th-19th will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate. And there is a 10% discount on orders placed during March 9-19th using discount code moving

Challenges -
Stamp and Create - Spring Break
Magical mondays - spring colours
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of spring
Stamping for the weekend - springtime
Friday Sketchers

Saturday 5 March 2011

Saturday song

Another trip back to the 80's today. Turn it up loud and dance around the kitchen, hope you enjoy xxx

Friday 4 March 2011

Hanglar boy with car

This is one of Edward's birthday cards, now his birthday is past (yesterday) I can show it to you, apologises for the late afternoon sun. The image has been coloured in copics and mounted on black paper. I coloured the ribbon with my copics, first time i have ever done this, how easy do it go on and how smooth, as I did not have the right colour red ribbon.

I do hope you like it.

hugs Vicky

image - Hanglar boy with car - rak of Jayne I think
papers - Basic Grey Cupcake
other embellishments - red brads papermania, buttons rak of Cathy, ribbon cream coloured with copics.

Simon Say Stamp - recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 types of embellishment
Just Magnolia and Hanglar - Anything goes

Wags and Whiskers Angelique DT Card.

I am sorry not been around and I am so sorry to Lacey and Nikki for this being late. I am not to bad it has been the whole family this past week. My Nan has had a stroke and been in hospital with pneumonia. my step Grandad (another family branch) has had pneumonia too and my husbands Nan feel and broke her wrist. Add to this my eldest son's 5th birthday and holding a party here last night, my brain could take no more and frazzelled last night.
The papers are Basic Grey Ambrosia, ribbon is stash and the image is Angelique. I was not sure where to add any flowers etc as the papers are so busy. I hope you like and will join us at Wags and Whiskers for our more than one fold challenge.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

ABC DT CARD P is for Pink - Kraftin Kimmie Andrea Acorn

 This week on ABC we are being sponsored by

I am so excited about this as you know I love their images so so much. Please come and join in, there is the wonderful prize of 2 stamps of the winners choice.

My card was made using Andrea Acorn and for once I have used no flowers on my card, I know it was a massive shock for me too, but the paper was so bright and jolly (Basic Grey Infuse) that I didn't think they were needed. Just a ribbon and a bit of lace as an accent.


Kraftin Kimmie - Scallops
Papertake Weekly - anything goes plus something old, the ribbon and lace are about 3 years old and the paper is a very old discontinued pad.