Monday, 30 March 2009

For my friend...

..Rosa who is moving back to Spain! She has been living in England for almost 12 years, and originally came over to improve her English. She liked it so much she stayed, fell in love and married an englishman and had a baby boy. But now the time has come that she wants to move back to Spain with her family, and who can blame her! I will miss her sooooo much and wanted to make her a card that showed how much I care for our friendship rather than a goobye / good luck!

The image is from sugar nellie and is a leanne ellis design 'luvvy' which I adore. Coloured with my whispers pens, cut out and stuck to CS with 3D foam. The scallops the the bottom of the card was created with my SU scalloped border punch. The sentiment is from SU 'Best Yet' set, cut out with my nestie square. I have bought all my SU products from Jules who is just the best so head over to her blog to have a look at the latest catalouge! CS is coredinations and the dotty embossed borders are from a cuttlebug border embossing folders set.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of congrautlations on my engagement, and for all those of you who have asked here is a picture of my engagement ring.

I love it! It's a princess cut diamond set in platinum. My wonderful boyfriend picked it all by himself, he has such good taste (well I think so!), bless him!

Hope you are all well. I'm still plodding on with my assignments. Only 7 more weeks and they'll all be handed in and my life can return to some sort of normality!

Big hugs, Vicky x

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Dads birthday!

Hi everyone.

I managed to find some time to make my dad a birthday card and thought I'd do a quick post and share it with you.

I don't often use DL card blanks but this image was a little too long for a square (which is my favourite!). Image is changuito thankyou stamp. I masked out the thankyou that is in the middle of the flower head and used a HOTP birthday sentiment instead. Coloured with my whispers pens. CS is DCWV and paper is K & Co Hopskotch pad. White ribbon is dovecraft, patterned brads from my stash, and 'dad' was created from white CS using my olivia cuttlebug alphabet set.

It's my day off today so I'm going to spend most of today catching up with some of my uni coursework. But I'm taking a break this afternoon to go and pick up my engagement ring from the jewellers! It's had to be resized and I haven't been able to wear it properly yet so I am soooo excited to be picking it up!

Hope you are all well on this blustery day!

Big hugs, Vicky x

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

So sorry.....

..I've not been around much lately. You'll all be happy to know that I haven't dropped off the edge of the earth! Lol! Well, I got back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Kenya on monday night! I had the most fantastic time, it was absolute bliss!! I celebrated my 30th Birthday whilst I was there and was also extremely shocked but equally delighted that my gorgeous boyfriend proposed to me!! So I have returned home with a lovely sparkling diamond ring and a wonderful fiance! I am so happy and feel so lucky!!

Back crashing down to reality today though as I am soldiering on with with my uni essays! They all have to be in by the 21st May, so looking forward to after then so I can get back to my beloved crafting and my blogging friends. Sorry for being so rubbish of late, not getting around to see you all and leaving comments. I promise I will try and make some time to pop by and say hi really soon!

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by recently and left me some lovely comments. It really means a lot to me!

I hope you are all well and happily crafting away!

Big hugs, Vicky x x