Wednesday, 30 December 2009

My pick of 2009!

Evening all.

Seeing as though I don't have a new card to show you (I can't get any light until my day off) I though I would share with you my favourite cards of 2009. I have seen a few other people do this on their blog and though what a good idea it was. I have trawled back through my posts for the past year and picked my favourite card from each month. The first few months were a bit ropey, I can't believe how much your style can change / improve over the months. Well here they are, I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!













Well I think my photography skills have definately improved over the year, still not as good as some of yours though! Lol! I hope you have enjoyed sharing these cards again with me.
I am off work after tomorrow so hoping to get some cards photographed to show you (light/weather permitting).

Well I am ful of cold and not feling my best so I'm off to bed for an early night. I'm going to a fancy dress party tomorrow night as Marilyn Monroe, I think I will be the most unsexy Marilyn anyone has ever seen with my drippy red nose! Lol!

I just want to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and followers a very happy new year. May 2010 be a good year for all of you!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Hello my friends!

Good morning my dear friends.

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and enjoyed spending time with your families! I have really enjoyed my christmas, I have definately ate too much, but hey that's what christmas is all about right??!!

I got lots of lovely craft presents under my tree this year from SU. Jules had a fab wish list service so I just ant to say thank you Jules for giving me what I wanted this christmas. I just need to find some time to play with them all now. My mojo still hasn't fully returned but I'm hoping that now christmas is over and things have calmed down my life might return to some sort of normality.

So I hope to have some crafty creations to show you all soon!

I have a christmas buffet at my MIL's to go to tonight and we are going round to some friends tomorrow. Then it's back to work for me on tuesday! :-(

Enjoy your last few days off work.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Two little birds!

Evening all. So sorry it's been so long since my last card! I'm just so manic at the minute. I've spent the past few hours in the kitchen making 3 dozen mince pies and some Rocky Road bars for my christmas fuddle at work! I hope they appreciate all my hard work! Lol!

Anyhow onto today's card. I made this card for my boyfriend over a week ago but just haven't been able to get the light to photograph it for you! Well I managed to get a pic yesterday! Both myself and my OH never call each other by our names (unless we're in public), our joint pet name for each other is 'babe', hope you're not all gagging at this point! So you can imagine how pleased I was when I found this 'babe' sentiment in the elzybells clear set that I bought recently!


Image: Winter Birds by Diane Duda from Sugar Nellie. Available here from funky kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket 'Golly by Jolly'


Sentiment: Elzybells Everyday Greetings and Everyday Add On's

Tools: Distress inks, spronges, emery board

Misc: red adhesive pearls from papermania

I still haven't found my mojo unfortunely. But I am hoping that after christmas my mojo will be well and truly restored, and I am also hoping for lots of crafty presents under my tree so I will have to get my mojo back so I can use them! Lol!

Well I want to wish you all a very merry christmas. I hope that you all have a wonderful time with your families. Eat, drink and be merry!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


...for being a bad blogger. I don't really have anything to show you at the minute due to a combination of lack of mojo and no light for me to take pictures. I just don't seem to have the time or energy to get in my craft rom at the minute. All my christmas cards are made and sent and I don't have any birthday's until the end of January so I can take a bit of a break. There is still so much for me to do, I still haven't finished my shopping and have got all the wrapping to do! And after a hard day at work I don't tend to get much done on an evening!

I know we are all in the same boat at this time of year so I hope you will be patient with me. I promise to still try and get by to see what you've all been up to!

Take care my friends.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 14 December 2009

Candy Winner!!

I have chosen a winner using Random.Org and the winner is:

Number 30: Sarita

Sarita said:

'Ooh thank you for the chance of winning to put you on my sidebar!
Love Sarita xx'

Please get in touch with your address Sarita so I can get your goodies off to you ASAP!

Thank you everyone for entering!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas Candy!



Hello all!

As a thank you to all my loyal blogging friends I would like to give away some christmas candy as an early christmas present to one lucky person. I know a lot of you have already done most of your christmas cards but I'm sure you can find some space amongst your stash for these cuties!

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning my candy please leave me a comment. You also need to mention my candy and leave a link on your blog. This candy will close at midnight on December 13th.

Good luck everyone & Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Merry & Bright!

Morning all! I'm getting a bit fed up of christmas cards now and have lost my mojo a bit. I think it's just that I have so many things to do I haven't got the time to set foot in my craft room. I have at least another 2 special cards I need to make though so will have to find some mojo from somewhere! I am enjoying my days off though ad have got so much done in the last few days. Still got some christmas shopping to do though, I just don't know what to get them, that's the problem!

Anyhow onto today's card. Another CAS sketch {again I made it over a week ago with a challenge sketch but I can't remember which one!}. I have used another of these cute Leanne Ellis christmas designs! Which reminds me that I must go skating after christmas. They are putting a temporary outdoor skating rink in millenium square in Leeds in January and my OH has promised to take me!


Image: Skating Annie by Leanne Ellis from Sugar Nellie. Available here from funky kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: DCWV Christmas stack 2008


Sentiment: craftwork cards

Tools: nesties, SU oval punch,

Misc: Glamour dust for Ice {not sure if you can see this!}

Well I hope you all have a great weekend! I have got some cleaning to do, mince pies to make, cards to write, presents to wrap, a party to go to and family to visit! Phew, not sure how I'm going to all fit it in! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by and I'm sorry I've been a bit of a rubbish blogger of late. I promise to try and visit you all as soon as I can!

Hugs, Vicky ~X~

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Morning all. Today I have ANOTHER christmas card to show you. I sure will be glad when I can get back to non festive creations. I think I am almost there. I have done around 50 cards so I should only have about another 5-10 to make!

Now I did follow a challenge sketch for this card, but can I heck as like remember which one it is!! Lol! I used this sweet WOJ image that my kind friend Stacey sent me a few months back so I had to use her!


Image: WOJ image sent to my by a friend. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: DCWV CHristmas stack 2008


Sentiment: craftwork cards

Tools: nesties, SU oval punch, SU scalloped border punch, cropodile

A bit of a different card for me today, using non traditional colours. My OH really doesn't like this card as he doesn't think the cards a christmassy! Good job I'm not sending this one to him then! Lol!

Well I'd best dash off and get ready for work. I hope you all have a good day and are not getting too stressed about christmas. Only 16 days left. I have 5 days off work after today so am hoping to get the rest of my christmas shopping sorted
and on with the wrapping!

Hugs, Vicky ~X~

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Let it Snow!

Morning all. A quick post from me this morning as I need to dash off to work! I loved the simplicity of the sketch over at Mojo Monday this week so I had to give it a go! I used one of the images from the new Sugar & Spice collection from Sugar Nellie, isn't she a cutie!


Image: RAven fom the Sugar & Spice collection from Sugar Nellie. Available here from funky kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: MME Wonderful Winter


Sentiment: craftwork cards

Tools: nesties, SU oval punch, pricking tool,

Misc: Making Memories snowflake transfers, snowtex, Glamour dust

I had some Making Memories adhesive snowflake transfers which I applied with flock to the background images, they show up slightly pink but I think they look nice!

Well I must dash and get ready for work! :-( I will try and get back later tonight though with some christmas candy!

Have a lovely sunday!

Hugs, Vicky ~X~

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Penguin Love!

Evening all!

I have had such a long day at work, I've been in meetings all day. I have brain freeze now! So though I would come on here to show you another christmas card and then hopefully have a little hop and see what you've all been up to!

Today's card has been made with another of my Sugar Nellie stamps. I just LOVE these cute penguins from Diane Duda and they are so easy to work with!


Image: Penguin Love by Diane Duda from Sugar Nellie. Available here from funky kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: MME Wonderful Winter

CS: from stash

Sentiment: craftwork cards

Tools: nesties, EK Success 'dotted wave' border punch,

Misc: Gingham ribbon from stash

Short and sweet post from me today. I want to have a look at what you've all been up to before I head off for a relatively early nite.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Who wants some Sugar????

Morning all.

Happy 1st of December. Its' officially the countdown to christmas now we are into December. So make sure you head on over to the Sugar Nellie Blog as Karen is having a '12 days of Christmas' give away. Starting from today there will be a different prize to give away each day for 12 days.

Theres nothing sweeter than some free Sugar!

Have a great day.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~