Friday, 27 June 2008

Blog Candy up for grabs....

..... at Lorraine's Blog (Scrapmetal's retreat) to celebrate her birthday at the end of July. Pop over and have a look, there are lot's of wonderful designs to inspire you!

Thank you Tara!

I received this card today full of stamped images from Tara (Happily ever Crafting) after doing a recent image swap!She also sent all these wonderful goodies with it! Thank you so much Tara I absolutely love everything!

I'm sorry that I haven't uploaded any new cards the past few days but I have been realy busy and won't be able to show you anything for at least another week as I am going on holiday tomorrow to Cornwall for a week! Everyone please keep their fingers crossed for good weather!
See you all in a weeks time!

Vicky x

Blog Candy Win!!

I've won some blog candy from Monica.... I'm so excited as I never win anything. The only thing I've ever really won is £10 on the lottery. Can't wait for it to arrive now! Thanks so much Monica!


Image Swap!

I did a recent image swap with sally (pink sunshine) and these are some of the lovely images she sent me!

Thanks so very much Sally. I love them and can't wait to get started on them. Such a fantastic selection of great images!

Vicky x

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Going Dotty....

..... not literally you understand! I have seen quite a few blogs where people have made a card using a spotty/dotty theme so though I'd give it a go myself!

This is my first card I have made using my new Penny Black stamp which I won on ebay and love it!

The image had been coloured with whispers pens and matted onto pink cardstock that has been embossed in the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. The background paper and adhesive floral ribbon are both papermania . Tiled sentiment was free from a magazine and the stamped sentiment is Penny Black.

Tfl x

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Wallet card for a friend!

It's safe to upload this now as the reciepient had received it! I made this for Tara (Hapily ever crafting) for our recent image swap! I hope she liked it!

The background papers are from papermania. The image is maggie, one of my favourite stamps from sugar nellie, coloured with whisper pens and finished with a doodle border before being matted onto DCWV cardstock.! The stamped 'hello' sentiment was created using see d's alphabet and the swirl border is also see d's.

The flowera are prima and the brad is from papermania. The holes for the ribbon were created using a cropodile and set with papermania eyelets. The ribbon is also from papermania.

Tfl x

Blog Candy up for grabs....

....over at Cathy's blog. All you have to do is leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning some stamped images! Pop over and see her wonderful designs.

Vicky x

Monday, 23 June 2008

My first tag!!

I've been tagged by the lovely Tara over at Happily ever crafting with 5 questions to answer.

I was in my first year of nurse training at Sheffield University, full of excitement and hope wiht little idea of what the NHS really had in store for me! :-)

Have a play with my new penny black stamp which arrived this morning. Wash some clothes ready for our holiday on saturday. Wash the pots. Do my regular daily blog surf and finally sit down to watch my programme later this evening.

I absolutely love cheese, chocolate and sandwiches. However I joined weight watchers 2 weeks ago and can't have any of these so my new favourite current snack has changed to fruit, which unfortuntely doesn't quite have the same appeal! It will help me get lovely and slim though, which is why I'm sticking with it! :-)

Quit my job and become a fulltime craft a holic! Pay off my parents and in laws morgages. Buy a lovely big new house. Buy myself a chrysler crossfire and my o/h an audi TT. Donate some money to my favourite charities, cancer research and the RSPCA. Buy lots of lovely new craft stash and finally go on an around the world trip travelling first class and staying in all the best hotels!

Doncaster, where I lived for almost 25 years of my life and where my family is from. Manchester briefly, and currently Leeds, where I have lived for almost 3 years now with my gorgeous o/h and where we are buying a new house together.

Now I have to pass this onto 5 more people, so I am going to tag Kerry (Curly girly me), Sally (Pink Sunshine), Han (Han's crafty creations), Kitty (Kitty's crafty Blog) and Dawn (All pink girl).

Don't forget to pass it on ladies! Good luck

Vicky x
This is the card I made last night when I got back from Stamp Magic, made with some of my new goodies!

This is a bit of a first for me as it is quite bright in colour but I like how its turned out!

The sugar nellie maggie image was coloured with whispers pens, embossed with holographic powder snd then cut out! The background paper is from my new K & Co hopscotch paper pad, and the acrylic flowers are from my new stash as well! The see d's sentiment was stamped onto DCWV cardstock and a doodle border added.


Sunday, 22 June 2008

Today's purchases....

.... from Stamp Magic at The Doncaster Dome! I've had a fab day and bought some lovely goodies with the remainder of my birthday money! I thought I would share them with you.

I got 2 cuttlebug embossing folders, 5 sets of Studio G clear stamps, Versafine ink pad, Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters / numbers, K & Co Hopskotch paper pad, epoxy & glitter brads, plastic flowers in a tub (by American crafts), 12 sheets of die cut sentiments, chipboard / mountboard shapes to make concertina / mini book cards from! PHEW.... that's the lot!

Can't wait to go and have a play with my new stash once I've done my daily blog surfing!

Sorry I don't have anything else to show you but I've had a busy weekend as you can see! :-)

Hope you've all had a good weekend. Bye for now!

Vicky x

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Relax it's your birthday....

I have made this card for a friends birthday. She love's wine and cats so thought this was quite appropriate. I have entered it for this weeks challenge on Do crafts which was to incorporate some ripping and tearing onto you card. After looking at Vicki's blog last night and seeing how she had made a few cards with bits out of her scrap box, I decided I wanted to do the same, after all my scrap box is starting to overflow and I should really us them up!!

The image and sentiment are Penny Black. The background papers are papermania and Brenda Pinnick, the cardstock DCWV. The flower is a cuttlebug die that has been peiced together and an adhesive gem added to the center for some sparkle.

I added irredecent glitter glue to the bubbles which you can see better in this close up shot, you can also see the dimension in the flower a bit better.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.I'm going to the Stamp Magic craft fair at The Dome in Doncaster tomorrow and can't wait! Feel a stamp splurge coming on!!

Vicky x

Friday, 20 June 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway.....

at Stamping Moments to celebrate 100,000 hits! All you need to do is visit this fabulous blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Tilda for a 2 year old....

....I made this for my friends little girl's second birthday next week.

The image was kindly sent to me in a recent image swap, watercoloured with whispers pens and matted onto DCWV card. Background papers are from papermania, they are scraps that I was trying to use up out of my scrap box. Adhesive Gems added to the corners of the image.
Number 2 is chipboard and covered with irredecent glitter glue for added sparkle. Sentiment is from a see D's set and stamped onto a pink glittered card matt!

Vicky x

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

More Candy...

....this time it's Becky. Visit her blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning a fiskars stamp press!

Blog Candy Giveaway!

Monica has some fab blog candy up for grabs to celebrate getting up to 3500 hits! Check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Anyone interested in an image swap?

If anyone is interested in an image swap then please get in touch! I did one a while back and thought what a great way it was of trying out new images without spending a fortune on stamps! I have some sugar nellie's and penny blacks but I don't really have any tilda's or (dare I say it) hAngler and stAngler! I'm still building up my stamp collection, but the purse strings are a bit tight as we are moving house so can't spend too much on stamps and other crafty bits at the moment.

Thanks for visiting,

Vicky x

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Stamping Caz's Blog Candy...

.... Have a look here for chance to win some fab blog candy, stamped images up for grabs for some lucky peeps, some of which include the hAngler and stAngler images!

Vicky x

Another Sugar Nellie...

.... I love these stamps. They were the first stamps I really purchased and I now can't get enough of stamping. It seems to feature somewhere on all my cards, whether it be the main image or a sentiment! In the past few months I have succummed and bought some penny blacks, but have so far managed to resist Magnolia's. I do have some of these images though, given to me in various swaps! I think my next stamp purchases might have to be some Kerryjo stamps (available from Debbie Moore designs)!

Background paper and cardstock is from DCWV. Sentiment is from a see D's set. Flower is Prima attached with a brad and glitter glue added to ends of petals for a bit of sparkle!!

Vicky x

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Male Birthday Card!

I am normally a bit stumped when it comes to making cards for men, so I was please with how this turned out! It wasn't made with anyone in mind, but it's always handy to have a ready made stash of birthday cards, especially male one's!
Image is Chef Hamish from Sugar Nellie. I love these stamps!
Background paper is from dovecraft, male themed pack. Cardstock is from DCWV, the blue card has been run through the cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder.
Sentiment is a rub on from my stash.

Hope you all have a lovely fathers day!

Vicky x

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Do Craft Goodies!

Look at the lovely goodies I have been sent from Do Crafts! They sent me them in exchange for designing some cards for them using some new Do Craft products that are coming out in July. My creations should hopefully be in the next edition of creativity magazine! I'm sure I will tell you when they are!!

Sorry I haven't posted any cards over the past few days but have been really busy with work and haven't had any craft time!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Vicky x

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Ismaki Challenge!

Just a quick post tonight as I'm a bit short on time. Here is my post for this weeks Ismaki challenge.

Image is penny black, watercoloured with whispers. Backgound cardstock is DCWV, plain cardstock is embossed with my new swiss dot's folder (which came today!!). Horizontal strips is paper from a dovecraft paper pack. 'Hi' has been die cut from the olivia alphabet set.

Vicky x

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Anniversary Card!

This is a card I have made for my O/H as it's our 3rd anniversary on sunday! Tried not to make it too girly. I used the blue's to keep it more masculine. I also followed a sketch set by Loretta on the Do Crafts forum, she sets a challenge sketch every monday.

I love this stamp by sugar nellie, I think it's soooo sweet! The 'with love' tile came free with a recent magazine. I painted the heart paperclip in the top right pink with nail varnish as it was originally red and didn't match the colour scheme.The happy anniversary sentiment is from a see d's set.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Commission card!

I was asked by a friend to make a birthday card for a friend of hers who like's shoe's!

The background paper was free with a magazine. Black cardstock cut with scalloped scissors. The shoe was made using a template I got with a magazine. The flower embelishment is held on with a black brad. Ribbon is from a Brenda Pinnick kit, friend sentiment done with my dymo machine. The chipboard embellishment is a security tag from Asda that I have covered with paper, stamped my sentiment on and attached to my card with a brad!

Luckily my friend loved the card!

Hope you've all had a lovely day. It's been my day off so I've been enjoying the sunshine!

Vicky x

Sunday, 8 June 2008

hAngler & stAngler candy giveaway!

There is a post on the sugar nellie blog for some hAngler & stAngler rubber stamps candy!!
Yipee! Just pop over and leave a comment with where you are from to be in with a chance of winning!

Good Luck x

What a weekend!

I've been so busy at work this weekend. I've hardly had 5 minutes to myself, or to enjoy the sunshine! Oh well it's over now and my day off tomorrow. Hope the weather is as nice and I get some time to craft!

Here is a card I made for my friends' wedding anniversary. I love this simon & lola stamp from sugar nellie! The background paper and ric rac ribbon were both free with magazines. Flowers are prima and the sentiment is a K & Co rub on.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine!

Vicky x

Friday, 6 June 2008

Hot Stuff!!

What with me being a bit short on time to make cards though I would show you a card I made for my better half last month for his birthday! As you have probably guessed he is a firefighter! I was quite pleased with how this card turned out, and my o/h loved it!

Image is a papernation stamp that I watercoloured, cut out and 3D'd onto the red cardstock embossed with cuttlebug happy birthday folder! Flames were created from yellow mulberry paper, I added orange flecks with a whispers pen to create the flickering flame effect. The lader was out of an embellishment kit I had! Hot Stuff sentiment is doodlebug black beetle rub on's.

Vicky x

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Penny Black Birthday!

I've been really busy these past few days and haven't been able to make many new creations so my post today is showing one of my cards I made a few weeks ago. The reason I have been so busy is that I have been asked to design some cards for Do Crafts with some of their new products and I need to complete them by next week! Hopefully my creations will be in the next Creativity magazine or on the Do Crafts website.

I made this card with my recent Penny Black Transparency purchase. The background cardstock and flowers are all DCWV.

Vicky x

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Happy Birthday Edwin!

This is my first card made using a magnolia image! This one was kindly donated to me from Vicki. Thank you Vicki!

Background papers are from the dovecraft male themed pack, eyelets set with my cropodile and sentiment stamp from a HOTP kit.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

So Far...

So Good!!

My blog has been up and running now for a week and I've managed to post something every day! Not sure how long that will continue, I will try my very best though!

The above card was made with the Penny Black transparency stamps I bought about a month ago! I love these images, so easy to use and such a crisp image for clear stamps. Thought I would try and make a card with a few different angles, very different to my usual style. I have been trying to think outside the box lately and do different things! I don't want my cards to start looking samey! It's so easy to find a few layouts that you like and stick to them!

Background paper and card DCWV, thank you stamped image from a HOTP kit. Flower is prima with a jewelled brad.


Monday, 2 June 2008

Get Well Soon Mum!

This is a card I made recently for my mum who is recovering from surgery. She has got 2-3 months off work and is not able to do much, but luckily she is also a papercrafter after following my lead. So she is able to craft all day everyday without feeling quilty.... bliss!!!

Background paper and card is from DCWV, image from sugar nellie again (you might have realised by now that I love their images). White prima flower accented with a pink inkpad.

Dexter's First Birthday!

This is a card I have made for my friends little boy who will be 1 in a few weeks. The image is Dexter the bear from Sugar Nellie.... I love him!
Paper is from DCWV, stars and number 1 are chipboard and covered with glossy accents!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Sunday's Creation!

I have made this card for a challenge over on the do crafts forum! It's Clare's weekly challenge and this week's is to create a male themed card!

Hope you've all had a good day. It's been raining here, so perfect day for crafting!

Vicky x

My First Award!!

I have been given this award by Tara. Thank you Tara. I know you are relatively new to Blogland as well and your blog and cards are an inspiration to me.

I would also like to pass this award onto 3 other fellow bloggers who's blog and cards I absolutely love! They are vicki who had been very kind in the past giving me advice and a lovely wallet card which I absolutely loved! Secondly Kerry, who was kind enough to do a stamped image swap with me, and lastly another Kerry, who I have never even spoke to but I absolutely love her cards and her new range of stamps! You truly are very talented Kerry and a great source of inspiration!

Hope you all have good day!

Vicky x