Monday, 26 April 2010

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Good morning all!

Well I'm on the road to recovery following my surgery, feeling much better now and starting to do more. I'm still off of work but hoping to go back next week. I have been feeling a bit low these past few weeks, I guess a mixture of boredom and lack of motivation to do anything much apart from sit and watch TV. It hasn't helped that I haven't been able to drive and have had to rely on my wonderful fiance to chauffeur me around. When he's been at work I've been stuck in the house! Hopefuly that's going to change this week. I'm going to try and get back behind the wheel and get out and about! A big thank you to those who have sent me get well messages and also to the wonderful Michelle who sent me the most fabulous parcel! You really are so sweet hun!

Anyway enough about me I have actually got a card to show you. It's the first card I have made in about 6 weeks! I am hoping that this means my mojo is slowly starting to return. I made this card for my adorable fiance (who has been a real star whilst I have been poorly). It's his birthday this coming weekend so I though I'd best get my finger out! I really didn't want to have to buy a card, even with my lack of mojo, so this is what I came up with!

Image: Little Birdie set from Elzybells. Coloured with promarkers and SU Old Olive & So Saffron

CS: SU Kraft

Sentiment: Little Birdie set from Elzybells

Tools: SU Oval punch, SU Scalloped oval punch

Misc: Twine from stash, SU Blender pen

I've gone back to what I love doing best, CAS style cards. My other half isn't a fan of fussy cute cards, so I though this had just the right amount of cute factor for a man. I dug out this Elzybells set as I hadn't used it in I don't know how long and thought it would be perfect for him!

I also have a bit of sad news to share with you. I have decided to step down from the Sugar Nellie DT and also from the WOJ Challenge DT. There were many reasons behind my decision to step down, a few of them being my lack of mojo and recent illness. I think I just needed to step back from it all and take some time out. Crafting should be enjoyable and my past commitments along with life in general were starting to make it feel like a chore. I am hoping that when my mojo finally returns crafting will once again be something I really enjoy doing. But for the time being I am just enjoying spending a bit more time with my friends and family and just blogging / crafting when the urge takes me.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Karen at Sugar Nellie and Donalda over at WOJ Challenge for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their DT's. I enjoyed my time with you and feel honoured you thought my designs were worthy of a place on your DT.

Wow, this is quite a long post for me. I hope you're all still with me and I haven't bored you all to death! Lol! Well I'd best get off this computer and start thinking about some dinner. My OH is playing golf this morning but should be home shortly and I want him to come home to a nice spread!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave me and I hope to be back again soon!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 12 April 2010


Morning all!

Just a quick post to say sorry I've not been around. I am still suffering with lack of mojo and to top it of I've been in hospital and had emergency surgery. Came home yesterday so still recovering!

Hope to be back in the land of blog with you all soon.


Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

WOJ Challenge - Janes sketch!

Morning all!

I am back today with my first card after my wonderful holiday! It was a much needed break to recharge my batteries, just a shame it all passed so quickly and I'm back home! As they say all good things must come to an end! :-)

As is it wednesday it is time for another challenge over at Whiff of Joy, and we have another fabulous sketch for you to follow by the talented Jane! Thanks for this Jane, I really enjoyed using your sketch, it suits my CAS style perfectly! Remember, there is only 1 Rule you must use a Whiff of Joy Stamp!


Image: Cool Oakley available from Whiff Of Joy. Coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Paper: SU (Retired)

CS: SU Kraft, Choc Chip and Brilliant Blue

Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Tools: Nesties, SU Oval punch, Cuttlebug swiss dots folder

Misc: Buttons from SU and twine from stash

I hope you can join in with the challenge with us this week and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Please excuse me if I am not around as much over the next few weeks, I am really suffering with getting back into my crafting after my hols, my mojo seems to have up and left me! I'm hoping that my passion for it returns really soon, I will still be visiting all my blogging friends though to see what you've all been up to, hopefully it will inspire me! Lol!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 4 April 2010

I'm back...

.... from my hols! I had a wonderful time but am suffering a bit with jet lag and mojoitis! Almost 3 weeks off from crafting has done nothing for my mojo, and I hate to admit it but I haven't really missed my crafting whilst I've been away! Shameful to admit I know!

I think we all need a break from it every now and then though!

I though I would share a few pictures with you of beautiful Thailand. It was just stunning!

I don't think these pictures actually do it justice, it loks so much more beautiful IRL!

Happy Easter to you all. I am going to visit my mum & dad today for lunch, the first time I've seen them since before I went on holiday! Have a great day everyone and I hope to be back soon with some creations to show you all!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~