Saturday, 31 January 2009

Lot's more candy for grabs....

... over at Bev and Jeanettes' blogs. Bev has some yummy pink themed candy to giveaway including a Whiff of Joy stamp called 'Henry Celebrating Mouse'. Whilst Jeanette is giving away 2, yes that's 2 of the SU stamp sets that are in the sale-a-bration catalouge. I am loving SU stamps at the moment!! Head on over to their blogs and have a peep to be in with a chance of winning!

Have a great weekend one and all!

Hugs, Vicky x

Friday, 30 January 2009


..that's Clean and simple! That's the challenge over on the sugar nellie blog. I used one of my new Leanne Ellis stamps. I just love these stamps! If you like the look of them as well you can find them for sale at Funky Kits! I quite like how this cards turned out! Make's a change from all the layers and layers of paper, CS, ribbon and flowers I normally use!

I used my SU scalloped border punch to create the scalloped edge along the bottom of the card. I also scalloped some pink CS and stuck this to the inside of the card blank. The dot embossing was done using my cuttlebug border embossing folders. My lovely new Leanne ellis 'Luvvy' stamped image was coloured in with my whispers pens, before being cut out and added to the CS with 3D foam. I added glossy accents to the heart. The sentiment is from my new SU 'Best Yet' stamp set which Jules very kindly got for me! Thanks so much Jules I love it!

Well I hope you all have a very nice weekend. A pretty uneventfull one planned for me. A few lie in's followed by some more work on my uni essays!

Hugs, Vicky x

Monday, 26 January 2009

Sketch Saturday card!

Here is my entry for this weeks sketch saturday challenge!

I can't decide whether to give it to my grandma of my auntie as their birthday's are both in a few weeks, within 2 days of each other and they both like cats! Oh dilema!! :-)

The papers are papermania and basic grey sugared. Brown 'legless brads' are from the toffee treats bag available from craftwork cards and I have added glossy accents to them. Image is penny black and has been coloured with my distress inks. Matted onto brown CS. The scallops were created with my SU scallop border punch. The sentiment is from my new SU Sincere Salutations set which I got from Jules. I can highly recommend SU products, especially the stamps. They are such fabulous quality and great value for money. Head over to Jules' blog to browse the latest SU catalouge!

My boyfriend said he doesn't like this card. It made me pretty mad as I liked it until he said that. Now I'm not so sure!

Hope you are all well! I'm having a day off of studying, hence 3 posts in one day!! :-)

Hugs, Vicky x

I've been tagged..

by Sandra. Thanks San!

The rules of this tag are;
1: pick the 6th folder, and select the 6th piccy
2: post the piccy and an explaination on your blog about the piccy
3: select 6 others to do the same and let them know

This is my younger brother and his fiancee who get married this august. It was taken the other year at my older brothers wedding. A lovely looking couple I think!!

So the people who I am passing this on to are:
  1. Jules
  2. Diane
  3. Sarah
  4. Sally
  5. Stacey
  6. Michelle
I'm looking forward to seeing your pics!

Hugs, Vicky x

Tara's Blog Candy!

If you haven't already pop over to Tara's fab blog. She has some yummy candy to give away and all she wants to know is your all time favourite song. Mine is 'November Rain' by Gun's and Roses's. I'm not really a rock chick I just love this song of their's!

Vicky x

Thursday, 22 January 2009

I'm a winner!!

Yay. Just got in from a night out with my friend and checked my e-mails to see one from Jule's saying I have won her blog candy!! Her little boy Evan picked out my number!! I am sooooo excited as I keep entering these candies but never win!! Guess it was just my turn this time!! Can't wait to get them. I have just ordered some more goodies from Jule's as well. I am really loving stampin up products at the mo. Pop over to Jules' blog to look at the stampin up catalogue and all the fab goodies you can order!

Thanks again Jules (and Evan!)

Hugs, Vicky x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Birthday Bella!

Evening all. Just a quick post tonight. Here is the card I made for my SIL's birthday.

I love this birthday bella image. It's one of my favourites. Coloured in with my whispers pens and glamour dust added to highlight. Matted onto pink and black CS. The background black CS is coredinations black magic. I ran it through my bug with the swiss dots folder and distressed it with my emery board so you can see the pink dot's better! The flowers are both from making memories. The sentiment is from my inkadoo clear cupcake set.

To all those who have given me awrads thank you so much! I know I have been a bit rubbish lately and haven't got around to popping them on here, but I promise I will when things settle down a bit I will catch up!!

Hope you are all well.

Hug, Vicky x

Katy's candy!

Pop over to Katy's blog (if you haven't already!) to be in with a chance of winning this fab candy. But be quick you only have until the 28th January!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Julie's Cupcake class!!

I had such fun at Julie's cupcake class yesterday! There were 7 of us in total and we all beavered away making cupcake themed projects. Julie even baked some yummy cupcakes for us to have with our cups of tea! Thank you Julie for a fab afternoon!
Here are some pics of what I made.

I love using stampin up products. The papers are yummy!! I was a little naughty and ordered the Sincere Salutations stamp set from Julie whilst I was there. Well it would have been rude not to!! :-)

I hope you've all had a good weekend. Mine's been really productive. I've managed to make real headway on my essay that's due in on 5th Feb, in fact I only need to do the reference list and I'm finished. So i'll be able to hand it in next thurs and make a start on the next one!

Big hugs, Vicky x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Jules' Blog Candy!

Jule's is giving away a fab SU stamp set as blog candy! Pop over to her blog and take a look to be in with a chance of winning!

I am also going round to Jules' house this afternoon for her cupcake class. I'm really looking forward to it!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Hugs, Vicky x

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

You've passed!

Evening all. I hope you are well. I have managed to make a card in between writing my essay's (well you need a break every now and again!). I made this card for my SIL to congratulate her on recently passing her driving test.

The image was sent to me in a swap by Sal, so thank you! Coloured with my whispers pens. I added buttons and legless brads (from craftwork cards) to the wheels! Papers are from Basic Grey Sugared stack. The red/pink CS was embossed with spots and dots cuttlebug folder. Sentiment was created with doodlebug rub on's. She should have received it by now so hope she liked it!

Well back to the uni work for now. I hope to be back really soon with some more creations to show you all!

Take care, big hugs, Vicky x

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Brother's Birthday Card!!

Well here it is, my first card of 2009! I'm really busy with uni work at the minute but managed to find a spare hour to make my brother's birthday card (super organised as it's 2 weeks away yet!).

Image is by stampendous 'changito happy birthday'. I adore this image and have used it lot's for male birthday's since I bought it! Coloured with my new Tim Holtz distress inks. Papers are from BG Archaic and Granola. Legless brads from craftwork cards. The sentiment was created on my dymo machine. I added 3D gloss to the frame on the image and to the legless brads. I hope he likes it!

Sorry I've not been around much, and not likely to be over the next few weeks, my assignments for uni are calling (unfortunately) so it leaves little time for craft! :-( I will try and get around all your wonderful blogs when I can!

Hope you are all well and settling into the new year!

Hugs, Vicky x

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year to you all!

Hi all!

Sorry I haven't been around much these past few weeks! Thing's are a bit hectic for me at the moment, but I promise to try harder and get around to visiting you all!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year! I hope 2009 is a great year for you all and brings you good times!

I'll be back soon with something to show you (hopefully!!).

Hugs, Vicky x