Monday, 28 September 2009

Not a card today but....

... I thought I would share a few holiday snaps with you. Need to get my mojo back into gear {after food shopping and washing} so hopefully I will have something to show you in the next few days.

I had the most fabulous holiday, 2 weeks of sunshine, sea and doing absolutely nothing! I managed to read 6 books, which would probably take me around 6 months to do here at home, Lol! I hope this doesn't sound too bad, but I didn't really miss my crafting at all! I suppose it's nice to have a break away sometimes and forget all about day to day life! It's good to be back in blogland now that I'm home though!

So on to the pics!

The wonderful view down the beach, we went on a couple of walks every day up and down this beach, so relaxing to hear the sounds of the waves gently lapping!

Me & my wonderful OH. This is one of the only shots of us together this holiday! Lol!

Taking in a dip in the Caribbean Ocean.

The amazing view from the beach bar.

Feeding the monitor Lizards. They were absolutely amazing and loved to a bit of banana in an afternoon. The big one with the orange beard was called Bob, he was gorgeous!!

Well it's back to reality now with a big old bump! Up to my eyeballs in washing and have got to go and get the food shopping in at some point today otherwise we well may starve! Lol!

I have been around some of your blogs already last night to take a peek at what you've been up to whilst I've been away. You have made some amazing creations! I tried to leave some comments but was having some technical difficulties last night.Thanks for al your helpful comments, they all appear to be resolved now though, so please bear with me and I'll be around soon to see you all!

Have a great day everyone!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Not a warm welcome home!

Evening all. Just a quick post from me as I am very tired as I have only just returned form my hols this morning! I ahd the most wonderful two weeks in Mexico but now I'm back I am hoping some of you may be able to help me with a little blogger problem I'm having! I am not able to leave comment on peoples posts, and I keep getting an error code flashing up which reads bX-vuymdt. I am not the most computer literate of people and am having trouble trying to look on blogger support. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can someone help me I am sooooo frustrated. Hope to be able to talk to you all soon!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Seasons Greetings!

Good Morning all! Well, what with working all weekend and final preparations for our holiday I haven't really done any crafting this week, I know shocking! Lol! So today's card is one that I made the other week. Another christmas card to add to my growing collection!

I know that these CC design stamps aren't technically christmas themed but I think with the right colour scheme they can become very versatile!


Image: CC designs Swiss Pixies - Heidi {sent to me by a friend!}, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Paper: Bo Bunny

CS: Coredinations

Sentiment: SeeD's set

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, emery board to distress CS,

Misc: Raffia ribbon from Hobbycraft, Cappucino pearls from Quixotic Paperie, glitter glue for wings!

Well thanks for stopping by today, must dash now and get ready for work! Only 3 sleeps left!!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 7 September 2009

Gorjuss Thank You!

Good morning. I hope you've all had a great weekend?!

This mornings card is a just' because' card. Any excuse to use this Gorjuss image that was kindly given to me by a fab friend {you know who you are!}. Gorjuss girls are by far my favourite stamp collection, and I am so excited to share with you that Sugar Nellie are going to be releasing more gorjuss girls at the beginning of October, so get saving!!


Image: Poppy Fields available individually or as part of the gorjuss girls set 3, available from funky kits, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade

Sentiment: from SU Simply said set

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties,

Another CAS card from me today. I love to showcase an image and the beautiful papers on a card sometimes without plastering it with loads of embellies.

Sugar Nellie are getting ready to release some more stamps over the next month and have some sneak peeks on their blog so head on over here to read all about the exciting new releases!

Look at this little cutie. It is called Rainiy Days and is one of 6 new stamps by May Hall being released in the next few weeks at Funky Kits!

Well I hope you like todays card. Please leave me a comment so that I know you've stopped by today! Only 5 more sleeps! Yay!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Just For You!

Morning all! The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day {even though I am going to work shortly!}.

Today's card is a 'just because card' I made a few weeks ago. I haven't followed any sketches but I am going to enter it into this weeks SCSC where the theme is hearts and flowers. I just adore all of the gorjuss girls but this little cutie makes me smile. She just has so much attitude!


Image: Little Miss Attitude available individually or as part of the gorjuss girls set 2, available from funky kits, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Paper: DCWV Christmas stack

CS: Coredinations

Sentiment: freebie form papermania

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, emery board to distress CS, Distress stripes background stamp from Anita's (Used to stamp on red CS )

Misc: gingham ribbon from stash

I would just like to apologise in advance if I don't get to do much blogging over the next few days. I am working every day now until next friday and yesterday we booked a last minute holiday and we leave next saturday. I am soooo excited but there is so much to do. I have never booked a holiday last minute before and I am such an organised person I normally have everything sorted at least a week before we go. The fact that I am working everyday isn't going to help, lot's to do on my lunchtimes I feel!

So we leave for Mexico a week today, in fact this time next week we will just be boarding the plane! I just love Mexico. We have been to Playacar before but this time we are going to Cozumel, the Island just off of Mainland Mexico. I love Mexican food and am salivating just thinking about it! I have put myself on a strict diet for the next week and have started doing sit ups and crunches in preparation of wearing a bikini for almost 2 weeks! Lol!

So please don't think I've abandoned you all if I don't visit for a while. I will do my best to get around and see you before we leave next saturday!

Big hugs to you all and have a fantastic weekend!

Vicky ~x~

Friday, 4 September 2009

Snowy Fun!

Morning all! It's almost the weekend, although that makes no odd's to me as I am working, but I do have the day off today!! I can't believe that this time last week I was getting ready for my brothers wedding. Time really does fly!

Anyhow onto today's card. I know that christmas is still a few months away {its actually 16 weeks today!!} but I am afraid that you may start seeing more and more christmas cards on my blog. It's just that my card box is overflowing with cards, I haven't been selling them at work lately so they are accumulating. I still want to craft so I thought I would get a head start on my christmas cards.

It actually fits in very nicely with the theme over at PB Saturday as this week it's christmas and I used the sketch over at Stamp With Fun , I love this CAS sketch and will definately be using it again! I am also going to enter this card into Stamptacular Sunday Challenge where the theme is 'scallop mania'. Although you can't see it very well I used my scalloped nesties to frame snowy.


Image: Snowy from Penny Black, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Paper: DCWV Christmas stack


Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, xcut snowflake punch

Misc: woodware adhesive pearls {from the hobby house}, glitter glue, white sheet of foam {for snowflakes}

Well I hope you like today's festive offering. I am hoping to get some crafting done today, probably when my OH goes to work tonight. I can't wait to ink up my new magnolia fall stamps. I've seen some of you have already been playing with yours and you've made some amazing cards with them!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment so that I know you have been, I really do enjoy reading them!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Cupcake Tilda!

Morning all! What a lovely sunny morning!

Firstly can I just thank all of you who sent me well wishes for the start of my new job yesterday. My first day went really well and all my new nurses are lovely, I think I'll fit in with the team very nicely!

Wow, there are so many fab challenges out there this week, I wasn't sure I would be able to get around to do that many. So with today's card I have managed to combine 3 of this weeks challenges! I have followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers, used ribbons and bows which is the theme over at Just Magnolia and I am pushing it by entering it over at Secret Crafter Saturday, which is 'flights of fancy'. Well Tilda has wings so I though that counted! Lol!


Image: from Magnolia sent to me by a friend, coloured with distress inks

Paper: Papermania

: Kraft from stash

Sentiment: from an inkadinkadoo cupcake clear set

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, EK Success border punch - dotted wave, whispers pen for doodling

Misc: spotty ribbon from Hobbycraft, glitter glue

I have made this card for a friend of mine who has just set up her own cupcake buisness. She has a shop / Kiosk at GunWharf in Portsmouth, so if anyone is in the area please pop by and show your support!

I haven't used the pink / brown colour combo for a while {which I love} or my Kraft CS {which I also love} so I was determined to use them both for this card and I am really pleased with the final result, I just hope my friend is! Lol!

Well I was sooooo excited when I got home from work last night as my new Magnolia fall kit had arrived. Unfortunatley we went straight out to a friends for dinner after work and I didn't get back until 10.30pm {hence why I did no blogging last night either} so I have not had chance to play with them yet, I'm sure I will when I get home tonight though!!

Well I'd best go and get ready for work. It doesn't look good if I'm late on the 2nd day! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by today to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~