Friday, 13 February 2009

I'm back!

Evening all.

Well I'm back from my friends in Warrington and had a great week. Thank you for all your lovely comments you've left me whilst I've been away. I'm going to have a busy weekend and next few weeks trying to catch up with my uni work before I go away on holiday on march 1st. It will be my 30th birthday whilst we are away and I am so excited.

Not much time for my beloved card making over the next month or so though, so I apologise in advance for not being around much. I will try and pop by and see your lovely cards in between work and studying!

Have a good weekend all!

Hugs, Vicky x

Friday, 6 February 2009

Lazy Days for grandma!

Here is the card I have made for my grandma's birthday next week. She will be 81!

The PB 'lazy days' image was coloured with my whispers pens, cut out and matted onto scalloped frame cut with my nesties. DP is DCWV christmas stack. The flowers are prima, brads, ribbon, button and charm from my stash. Sentiment is from a see D's set!

Well I'm working this weekend and when I'm finished on sunday I'm off to Warrington to see a friend until friday. So this will probably be my last post for the next week or so.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to, and I'll be around your lovely blogs as soon as I can!

Hugs, Vicky x

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Birthday Bear!

This is the card I have made for my neice's birthday next week!

The image was kindly sent to me by Stacey and coloured using my whispers pens. I added glossy accents to the balloon. The DP are from the DCWV chistmas stack (very versatile!), matted onto brown CS. The sentiment is from a HOTP clear stamp set, matted onto a nestie scalloped circle. The ribbon along the bottom of the image was salvaged from a new item of clothing I bought!

I hope it's as well received as the money that will be inside it! Lol!

Well its supposed to be snowing again tonight! I hope it wont be too bad as I've got to venture down the M62 to Huddersfield tommorrow to hand it one of my essay's, the deadline is 3pm tomorrow so I hope I make it in time!

I have just noticed that I have reached my 10,000 hits! Wow! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who visits my blog and leaves me such wonderful, thoughtful, kind comments. I really appreciate it! I am hoping to be doing a blog candy to celebrate I just need to get some candy organised first so watch this space!

Big hugs, Vicky x

Monday, 2 February 2009

Friday Sketchers meets Elzybells!

I have used the fab sketch over at friday sketchers this week to make this card.

I coloured my Elybells image in with whispers pens and paper pieced her dress. The DP are from DCWV. I ran the brown CS through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. Buttons and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is from Hero Arts!

Hope you're all safe and sound at home after our day of snow! It's been a nightmare here in Leeds. Unfortunately I had to go to work, but we cancelled all our non urgent visits due to the bad road conditions.

Take care out there everyone!

Hugs, Vicky x

Sunday, 1 February 2009

I've won....

... Bev's FAB candy! Look at these lovely yummy goodies that will soon be winging there way to me!

I cannot believe that out of the 183 entries I am the winner. It just goes to show you've got to be in it to win it!! Lol!
I am really looking forward to playing with the 'henry celebrating mouse' stamp. I don't have any WOJ stamps yet so this will be my first!

Thanks so much Bev!

Hugs, Vicky x

Double challenge Valentine's card!

This is the Valentine's card that have made for my bf. I have used the sketch from papertake weekly's challenge (although I have rotated the sketch, I hope you don't mind) and I am also entering it into Cute Card Thursday's challenge which is to make a Valentine's themed card!

The image was kindly sent to me by one of my friends on the do crafts forum. My bf loved this image when he saw it so I though it was perfect for his Valentine's card. I have coloured it in with my whispers pens and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress inks. I cut the scalloped frame myself with my SU scalloped edge punch, so please excuse the uneven scallops at the corners! My next nestie purchases are the rectangular one's (I have the circle, oval and square, typically I needed the rectangles for this image!). The papers are from Basic Grey Archaic pad. Sentiments are from SU best yet set and Hero Arts. The felt hearts were given to me by my mum. They came on a ribbon of hearts. I have simply cut the ribbon sections off to make individual hearts. The centers are paper punched hearts, distressed with my inks and glossy accents added to them.

I hope he likes it!

I had a very productive day yesterday. I made 5 cards as well as doing 600 words on my essay. So I have plenty of cards to show you in the forthcoming week or so! Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Hugs, Vicky x