Wednesday, 17 March 2010

WOJ Easel card and Bon Voyage!

Good morning all!

Another wednesday and that means only one thing. It's time for another challenge over at Whiff Of Joy. This week we would like to see you make an easel card. Remember there is only 1 Rule you must use a Whiff of Joy Stamp!

Another angle to show you the full 3D effect! Easel cards are so difficult to photograph!


Image: Molly Celebrating Sheep available from Whiff Of Joy. Coloured with SU inks and blender pens

Paper: SU Sunny Days Scrappin kit

CS: SU Tempting Turquoise

Sentiment: Little Birdie set from Elzybells

Tools: Nesties, sponges for distressing, SU Scalloped border punch, Cropodile, SU Scalloped Oval punch, SU Oval punch

Misc: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

Now I have to admit, I was an easel card virgin prior to this one, and I really enjoyed making it! I'll definately be making one of these again. I hope you will be able to join us this week!

Well as you read this I will be on my way to the airport! I am officially now on vacation! So please excuse my abscence for a few weeks! I am in desperate need of some R&R, the past few months, especially at work have been hectic!

See you all soon! Hopefully I'll have some pics to show you on my return!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 15 March 2010

You're too kind!

Morning all! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

I had a lovely weekend both on saturday in York with my friend and yesterday with my family! I want to say a big thankyou to everyone for my birthday wishes and birthday cards! I got lots of lovely presents and some money which I will be spending on some new craft stash no doubt!

Today I have the cute 'April Showers' image to show you again. I made a card using her a few posts ago, but I masked off her umberella. This time I have used the image in all it's glory!


Image: 'April Showers' from the new Manga collection by Sugar Nellie. Available here at Funky Kits. Coloured with Koh-i-noors asn Sansodor.

CS: SU Old Olive

Paper: MME Penny Lane Glittered stack

Sentiment: SU Whimsical words

Tools: Nellie Snellens frames, sponges for distressing

As you can see I have used my Penny Lane papers again! They are so sparkly and glittery, although I'm not sure you can pick this up on the picture?! I just looooove them! I promise to try and use diferent papers for my next card! Lol!

Well, back to work for me today, but I only have to work today and tomorrow (and I finish at 12.30 tomorrow) and then I'm off on my holidays! Only 3 sleeps left! Yay!

Best get off and get ready.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 12 March 2010

You're the best!

Good morning all! I hope I find you all well and looking forward to the weekend?!

Today I have another of the sweet Manga images to show you from Sugar Nellie! I have thoroughly enjoyed using these cute images, just so easy to work with and colour!


Image: 'Dreamy' from the new Manga collection by Sugar Nellie. Available here at Funky Kits. Coloured with Koh-i-noors and Sansodor.

CS: SU Kraft and DCWV

Paper: Basic Grey June Bug

Sentiment: Dovecraft

Tools: Nesties, sponges and distress inks, piercing tool,
SU Heart to Heart punch and Love you much stamp set

I really love how this card turned out. It amazes me that the more simple a card is the longer it takes me to put it together. I'm always moving bits around until I'm happy with it. I think the more CAS the card is, the more perfect it needs to be as any mistake will stand out like a sore thumb!

Well, I am enjoying my days off so far. I went to see Alice in Wonderland the other night in 3D and I really enjoyed it. Which is a total surpirse as I don't usually like Tim Burton films or Helena Bonham Carter! Lol! I did some shopping yesterday and today I have some crafty time as my OH is going golfing. Then I'm off to York tomorrow with my friend, my cousin's 18th birthday party saturday night and then finally the day with my family on sunday for Mother's day and my birthday! Phew what a busy few days! And then as if that's not enough excitement next wednesday I'm off on my jollies for nearly 3 weeks! Yay!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend whatever you're up to!

Thanks for any comments you may leave, I really love to read them and see who has stopped by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

WOJ Jane's sketch!

Good morning all!

Another wednesday and that means another challenge over at Whiff Of Joy! Thanks for all your entries last week, it looks like you all enjoyed using Bev's sketch as much as I did! This week we have another sketch for you to follow, this time from the lovely Jane! Now I will admit, I did struggle a bit with this sketch, I think it's because I'm usually more of CAS girl when it comes to my LO's, but hey, it's good to challenge yourself and work outside your comfort zone!

Image: Henry Celebrating Mouse available from Whiff Of Joy. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: Doodlebug

CS: SU Whisper white & Kraft

Sentiment: SU Circle of friendship

Tools: Nesties, sponges for distressing, MS border punch, SU Tab punch,
MS flower punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Misc: Prima Flower, Pearls and Pearl brad from stash

Well I hope you will join in with us this week, and don't forget we now have the top 3 competition, where you could be chosen as one of our top three cards of the week!

It's my last day at work today for this week. I've 4 days off after today, got the next few days to sort out some last minute things for our holiday and then it's my birthday on sunday (mothers day), so I will be spending it with my family! I am also going to York for the day with my best friend on saturday, so looking forward to that too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Totally Gorjuss!

Afternoon all!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Mine's just started as I have been working all weekend! What a beautiful day of sunshine we've had, and I've been stuck indoors for most of it triaging the telephone! Oh well I've only 5 more days to work bfore I head off to sunnier climes!

Today I have a gorjuss card to show you. There is a fab sketch over at 'Totally Gorguss' this week, CAS, just my thing, so I had to have a go. Plus I have been missing my Gorjuss creations of late. The blog hop we had the other week over at Sugar Nellie made me think about all the yummy gorjuss stamps I have and haven't used in ages! So I dug out this little cutie for another play! I just Luuuurve the Gorjuss images, and really have my fingers crossed that there might be some new designs soon to feed my addiction! Lol!


Image: 'Sitting' from the Gorjuss Girl collection at Sugar Nellie. Available here at Funky Kits. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

Paper: MME Penny Lane

CS: DCWV, SU Whisper white

Sentiment: SU Vintage Labels Saleabration set

Tools: Nellie's Die Cut Frames, SU Stamp-a-mi-jig, sponges for distressing/inking edges,
SU ink pads in pixie pink & Choc Chip

Misc: Pearl from stash

Well I really enjoyed making this card and am so pleased with the final result! I am sooooo in love with these new MME Penny Lane Glitter papers, just stunningly gorgeous, so you will be seeing a lot of these over the coming posts! Lol! I'm surprised I can bear to cut them up though!

Well that's all from me today. I want to do a spot of hopping before my tea to see what you've all been up to, then I think some TV tonight. My OH is on nights so I've got control of the remote! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 5 March 2010

Elise With Love!

Morning one and all!

Well today it's friday, so that means its almost the weekend, which is not so great for me though as I have to work! Oh well, I have got some things in the next few weeks to celebrate. It's my birthday in 9 days and then in 13 days we jet off to Thailand for 2 weeks! Oh boy am I looking forward to some R&R and some sunshine!

Today I have the sweet Elise to show you again. I just love this cutie, she is my favourite out of the home grown collection so I just had to dig her out and ink her up again! I think she must be quite a few peoples favourites as well as she is kind of unofficially the face of Sugar Nellie over on their blog at the moment!


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

Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops

Sentiment: SU 'Yummy' set

Tools: sponges for distressing,

Misc: Flowers and pearl brads form stash

I love this CAS LO. I took inspiration from a card I saw on Kerry's blog a while back. Thanks hun! I am entering this card into this weeks Simon Says Challenge where the theme this week is 'Mothers Day / Girly'.

That's all from me today. Got to dash of to work now. Thanks for stopping by today though and I hope you all have a great weekend, whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Fabulous WOJ challenge card!

Good morning all! I just want to say a quick thank you to all of you who sent me get well wishes. I am 100% up and running again now, it was just a 48 hour virus thank goodness!

Well it's wednesday again already and that means we have another challenge for you over at WOJ! Thanks for all last weeks entries, it seems that we all enjoyed using Bev's sketch! So onto this weeks chalenge. We have a colour challenge for you which is Coffee and Cream. Remember there is only 1 Rule you must use a Whiff of Joy Stamp! If you are stuck for inspiration you can always check out the other DT members blogs, they have as always made some fabulous cards!


Image: From the new City Girl range available from Whiff Of Joy. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor.

CS: SU Choc Chip & Kraft

Sentiment: Wood mounted from stash sorry don't know!

Tools: Nesties, sponges for distressing, SU Scalloped border punch,
Cropodile, Divine Swirls Embssing Folder

Misc: Prima Flowers, Pearl brad from stash

Now this card was quite a challenge for me as I couldn't find any papers in my stash to match this challenge (shocking I know!). So I just used my cuttlebug folder to create some patterned/textured CS. But hey that's what challenge's are all about right?!

The colours on this card look a bit insipid in this picture but I can assure you they don't look as washed out IRL! Lol!

Well thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you join us over at WOJ this week!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~