Wednesday 27 April 2011

Simon Say Stamp 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Welcome to my blog, you should have come here straight from the Simon Says Challenge Blog, if not and you want to join in, can you nip back there to begin.

Now as well as the amazing special prizes on the challenge blog, all of us on the blog hop have 

 to give away. To be in a chance of winning this, please add your name to the inlinkz at the bottom of this post and leave a comment and enter the anything goes challenge.

Now back to my project. I hope you have a coffee or tea at hand as it is a long post I am afraid.
I have made a little book card. This is the front.

and when opened this is what you will see

 and once all opened you will see the story of the Princess and the Frog.

I hope you like my project. The list of items I have used are,

Faces and skin – e01, e000, yr000, e51
Hair, Tilda – e31, e42, e43, e41, e40, Edwin – e59, e57, e37, e47
Sky – b000
Castles – w7, w5, w3, w2, w1, w0, e40
Path – w3, w2
Treebark – e57, e25
Frog – bg96, yg67, g99
Greenery – bg96,g94, yg63, g21, yg11, g99, yg03, yg05
Flowers and butterflies – yr02, yr61, yr00, y35, y15
Rainbow – bv13, r29, b23, y35, bv02, yr68
Pirate hat, belt and boots – e49, e79, e40, g94, e47
Sword – bv23, c3, c7, c1
Buttons C3, c1
Sash – g94
Coat – e47, e57, e25
Breeches and wedding trousers, - e 35, e25
Shirt, wedding dress and wedding shirt – e41, e40 and 0
Tilda’s socks – r20, e40, e93
Fairy – e40, r0000, r000, e93, r20.

Nesties – circles large and labels 3


ribbon and eyelets stash, the flowers are Wild Orchard Crafts.

Challenges entered into

Well if you have managed to get to the bottom of this post the next person on the hop is the super talented Mandy, please remember to add your name on the link below to be in for a chance of winning the $10 credit voucher, and leave a comment, I will delete any that have not entered the challenge.

ABC T is for Trouble - Kenny K Biker girl

We are sponsored byt he fantastic Kenny K this challenge and the theme is Trouble. Here is my take on biker girl. I purposely did not add too much to the bike, I just wanted it to be background, not focus. I am happy with the hair, but the shading on the hat and jacket has not portrayed well onto the photo. The paper is an old basic grey pad called sugared, money is tight so having to use all my scraps up. I hope you like and will join us. The sketch is the current one for Papertake weekly.

Saturday 23 April 2011

Saturday Song

All together now, a nice cheesy sing along song for a sunny morning......

Friday 22 April 2011

Stamp and Create Design Team Project - Josephine and her pet cat Kiki, a photo album

I have made a photo album using Josephine cuddling her pet cat Kiki by Sarah Kay, the papers are Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue, I have used Satin ribbon to bind it together.

Here is the inside, I have stamped the pages with Autumn leaves - stampology - on the edge stamps (currently out of stock)

I do hope you like and remember there is 10% off everything in the store - use discount code easter (all lowercase) at checkout. This sale ends Midnight EST, Monday.

challenges -

Wednesday 20 April 2011


As you can see we are out and about as it is school holidays, does anyone know where I am? Promise you a desk view next week, but not much crafting going on x

Guest Designer for Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Embossing

This week the challenge is Embossing. I have used this Belles and Whistles stamp Belle sitting with Teddy and coloured my image using copics. The Papers are Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue and the embossing folder is Victoria. The Lace is Wild Orchard Crafts as is the flowers, sorry about the slanted picture i was trying to get the last of the evening sunshine.
and they have the following prize on offer
 I do hope you can join us
  Remeber there is also time for you 2-16 year olds to enter our special childrens challenge.

Sunday 17 April 2011

Amazing candy ends at midnight

Check out Autumn's blog, here is what she is offering -
MME 6x6 pads Tickled Pink and True Blue

MME True Blue clear stamps

Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia 6x6 pads

BoBunny Crush 6x6 pad

Stampabilities border stamps Polka& Lace

TGF Odette

Ek success Pixie Pals clear stamp set

Imaginisce Glitter Giggles rub-ons

Imaginesce Snag 'em stamp so tweet

Misc ribbons and lace

Some WOC flower

BoBunny Flowers

charms, gems, ribbon sliders

bunches of stamped images from Magnolia, LOTV, & others

and anything else I may decide to throw in there

Sorry I am not around much my Nan is touch and go at the moment so everything is up in the air so forgive my lack of comments xxx

Saturday 16 April 2011

Edwards Easter card

Edward is my eldest boy he was 5 last month, he did all of this himself with no help at all, the flowers are punched.

Simon says childrens challenge
totally gorjuss no patterned paper

Henry's Easter card

Henry is my youngest boy and he is 3. This is the card he made himself for easter, I hope you like it.

challenge s-

Simon says childrens challenge
totally gorjuss no patterned paper

Friday 15 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Milk and Cookies

I so need this stamp, the adorable Pops sent it to me as a RAK ages ago and I kept it for my FIL birthday card. Coloured in copics, the papers are Basic Grey Jovil (I could not find any boys papers I likes and then had an inspiration moment). For the Lili of the Valley challenge. I do think this looks like my boys, henry on the left and Ed on the right.

Please excuse me for lack of visits etc I am awaiting news of my ill Nan and I may have to do an emergency dash north this weekend. She is 89 and had pneumonia and a stroke in february and is going downhill.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

ABC DT CARD - Strawberrry Tea

I am not sure what to call this image anymore as it was a Sugar Nellie and is now produced by Belles and Whistles. It is coloured in Copics and mounted on Basic Grey Eva pad. The flowers are of course WOC. Please join us on ABC where the theme is Sugar and Spice, which can be interpreted colour wise or like me as a little girls card. There is a £10 voucher on offer from Lili of the Valley, hope to see you there.

Monday 11 April 2011

Stamp and create product spotlight - bunnies

I have used Snuzzle Love from Wags and Whiskers, which has been mounted onto Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue paper. I have added Cluny lace, pearls, and the bow easy.

There is a discount on all bunny images this week at Stamp And Create.

Saturday 9 April 2011

Tilda with Hawaii Flower

Still getting that weird filter on my pictures - can anyone advise or is it just the light at the moment. This gorgeous image is a rak of Jayne. Coloured in copics, papers are basic grey wisteria, the die is a marianne. The image looks wonky in the photo but it isn't in real life - eek my pictures aren't good at all at the moment are they! Flowers have frosted lace stickles on them. Hope you like it, I am entering it for just magnolia this week.

Saturday Song

Henry choose this week, hope you enjoy it x

Thursday 7 April 2011

Tilda with straw hat - butterfly dreams collection

For some reason I seem to have a pastel filter on the picture, hmm may retake. This gorgeous image was a rak of Jayne. Coloured in copics, I decided to try peach a colour I have never used before and think she looks so pretty. I hope you like, it is overcast today and the rest of the country seems lovely and bright I have even got the tumbledryer on!
hugs Vicky

image - Tilda with straw hat
papers - Botanical prima
other embellishments - heart button rak of heidi, butterfly lace, flowers and gems wild orchard crafts and stickles - stash

crafts and me - glitter
simon says - spring/easter, been singing easter parade colouring this!
paperplay - critters galore - on the image and lace
spoonful of suagr - texture
papertake - new stash
Just magnolia - anything goes plus buttons
Allsorts - blooing blossoms
secret crafter - butterflies

all linked on sidebar

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Lavinia Mushrooms and WOYWW

This week on Papertake Weekly it is anything goes with an option to use what you brought at the NEC and as I brought Lavinia's here is a card using them. I have brayered and coloured in distressed inks and the papers are Basic Grey pyrus. The flowers are WOC. I hope you like.

As you can see on this WOYWW the boys have been colouring in some of my image stash! I hope you all have a lovely week,

Vicky x

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Shopping Tilda

 Shopping tilda here with Basic Grey Origin papers, coloured in copics. I hope you like.

Challenges -
Sketch Saturday
Just Magnolia - anything goes plus buttons
Spoonful of sugar - tonnes of texture.

Monday 4 April 2011

Candy Winner

Please see original post for the winner, thanks x

Blog Candy - Mine!

It is my 3rd anniversary of blogging on the 3rd April so I have put together a little candy. There are two of my favourite sweetpea stamps, Springtime Witch and Koi, a packet of Wild Orchard Craft Red Roses, 6 gold stems from WOC too and a packet of pearls. All you need to do to enter is link your blog below and mention on one of your posts that I have candy linking back to here. For every 100 people enter I will add to the candy.

For all other posts please see below, this will stay ontop till the 4th April at 10.30 gmt when the candy will close.

The winner by random org is
True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 74



Could Wiccababe please contact me x

Juliet in the field of nasturtiums - Sarah Kay - Stamp and Create Product spotlight and April challenge

I have made a shaped card using the image Juliet in the field of nasturtiums by Sarah Kay, which I reflected in a pool of water created using 3d clear gloss finish. The papers are Basic Grey Cappella, and the button is also Basic Grey. I have used ivory crochet ribbon and scor tape, and crystal ice stickles to help me create this card. The puches are martha stewart and the flowers are wild orchard crafts.

I hope you like it.

Basic Grey - More than one fold
Allsorts - Blooming Blossoms
Secret Crafter - Butterflies

Sunday 3 April 2011

WOW Sugar Nellie Fairytale

Not my usual style I know but the challenge on the sugar nellie facebook group is a WOW card this week. I have used the sketch on Papertake weekly. The folders are Swirls and daisy and the lace, ribbon and pears are stash, hope you like.

Saturday 2 April 2011

Saturday Song

I was trawling you tube to find something to share and came across this forgotten gem, hope you enjoy x