Thursday, 29 July 2010

Birthday Cheer and Wishes!

Morning all!

I had a lovely day off yesterday, an hour in my craft room, a few hours at the beauty salon followed by some shopping! Perfect! Back to work today, only 6 days to work though before I head off to Ragdale Hall with my mum next week!

Today I have another card to show you that I made at Julies all day workshop the other week. We were given a goody bag full of papers and CS and had to create our own designs. The colours we had to work with were pumpkin pie, old olive, rose red and pretty in pink. I think these colours go so well together! It's not very often that I like using orange but I think it gives a lovely summery feel!


CS: SU Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Whisper White

Sentiment: SU Cheer and Wishes

Tools: SU Two step bird punch, SU Vintage Vougue stamp set, Sponges
for distressing, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Misc: SU ink pads in Rose Red, Punpkin Pie and Old Olive

Quick post from me today, must dash now and get ready for work! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 26 July 2010

Mum's Birthday!

Evening all!

Today is my mum's birthday so I want to wish her a happy birthday (I already did this morning on the telephone but you know what I mean!). It is now safe to show you the card I made her as I know she's opened it now!

I got a lovely package from Elizabeth at Elzybells last week, filled with lots of lovely stamps. I'm still so sad that they are soon going to be no longer! :-( I couldn't wait to ink some of them up though so I decided to use some of them for my mum's birthday card!

And here's the finished result:

....and a view of the inside to show you. I have decided I like decorating the inside to compliment the outside, it finishes it off so much better!

I'm not too happy with the quality of the pictures I've taken though. It looks a bit washed out, although I assure you it looks better IRL, especially the ribbon. For some reason it looks really pale!


Image: Elzybells Floral Fervour set

CS: SU Kraft & Choc Chip

Sentiment: Elzybells Fervour sentiments & SU Sincere Salutations

Tools: Sponges for distressing

Misc: Ribbon from hobbycraft, Bronze Stickles, SU Choc Chip ink pad

Now I don't think you can see the glitter properly on the dandelions heads, but I can assure you it does sparkle more IRL!

Well I was happy with the end result. I just hope my mum was too!

I've had a really really hectic day at work, only tomorrow to go then I can have a day off, and I've got a pedicure and Minx nails booked in! Can't wait to be pampered! Then next week I go away with my mum to Ragdale Hall for a few night! Bliss!! I think we might even take some craft stash with us so we can have some creative time in the evening!

Thanks for stopping by today and for any comments you may leave! I really do appreciate them.

Going to have a cuppa and watch eastenders now!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Thursday, 22 July 2010

My Favourite sentiment EVER!

Good morning all!

Today I have a day off so though I would share with you one of the cards I made last weekend at Julie's SU workshop. I absolutely love the colours we used and of course the first card I made had to include my all time favourite sentiment! I don't know what it is about this sentiment stamp that makes me love it so. I think it's a combination of the verse, the design and the font!


Papers: SU Designer Series Papers in Old Olive

CS: SU Pretty in Pink, Rose Red & Whisper White

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings Set

Tools: SU Eyelet border punch

Misc: SU Stitched Felt Flowers, Rose Red ink pad, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I love this card, the colours, it's simplicity the LO, everything really! That' the beauty of SU products, everything co-ordinates so well together!

I have plenty more cards that I made last weekend to still show you so make sure you keep your eye's peeled for further posts!

Well that's all for me today. I've got to get myself ready as we're off for lunch in the Yorkshire Dales today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Small Wonder!

Morning all!
I hope I find you all enjoying your weekend!

Where's the sunshine gone to? Well, I suppose this is british summertime for you!

I am back today with a few more creations to show you using one of the new stamps from Lili of the Valley that I bought the other week from the stamp Magic Show at the Doncaster Dome.

I am still sticking to my plan of making two cards using the same design whilst I have all my stash out. Today I have gone for some new baby cards, one for a girl and one for a boy. I love this stamp. So versatile and cute to boot!


Image: 'Baby Blanket' from Lili of the Valley, coloured with
koh-i-noor pencils and sansodor

Papers: Leftover scraps from stash, think they're papermania

Sentiment: SU Whimsical Words

Tools: Sponges for inking edges, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Well I have to say I went to the most fabulous SU workshop yesterday held by the wonderful Jules. There was 22 of us in total and we crafted almost non stop from 10-4pm. I think I was the last person to pack up I was enjoying myself so much!! I want to say a huge thankyou to Jules for arranging such a fun packed day and also a hello to the girls who were on my table. My fab friend Jill, Jayne, Karen, Sarah.B and Sarah! We had such fun and spent most of the day in stitches! So watch this space as I have lots of projects to show you that I have done over this weekend. Its definately got my mojo flowing again, I just need to find some time to craft now!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Monday, 5 July 2010

I am so sad to hear...

.... that Elzybells Art Stamps is closing it's doors! Elizabeth has made the agonising decision to close her wonderful company after 7 years. If like me you love her stamps then you will know exactly how I am feeling! I cannot believe that we will never see any of her wonderful new designs again. If you head on over to the online shop there is a closing down sale now on with 50% off all stamps and 60% of all ink pads. But you'll have to be quick if you want to get your favourite stamps as once they're gone, they're gone. Needless to say I have been over and spent a small fortune, but in my eyes it's worth it as it's my last opportunity to stock up on these fab designs! They'll keep me going for some time anyway!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 3 July 2010

My mojo's on it's way back!

Evening all! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and the gorgeous weather we've been having eher in the UK these past few weeks. It seems that summer is finally here!

I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post but as I said before I have been struggling with my mojo and have done very little crafting. However, I am pleased to report that my mojo appears to be slowly returning. I have so much lovely stash that I have hardly used I thought I should make the effort and try to create again!

So here is my lastest creation....

I have yet again opted for the CAS look. Stick to what you do best is my moto! I have also decided that if I am going to do a CAS card I may as well make 2 of the same design whilst I have all my stash out, helps build up the card box! Lol! So I made 2 of this card. I just love the colours! Pink and green together works so well in my opinion, and it' such a girly colour combination!


CS: SU Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Whisper White

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings Set

Tools: SU Scalloped border punch, SU It's beautiful Jumbo wheel, Cropodile

Misc: Adhesive gems from papermania, Flower from stash and sponged
with Melon Mambo ink

Don't you just love this new colour, Melon Mambo from SU. The sentiment and Melon Membo goodies are part of my recent craft splurge so I just had to get round to using them first! I just love this sentiment. I have coveted it for the best part of a year and so decided enough was enough and I bought the set that it was in!

All of the SU products that I have used on this card can be bought from the lovely Jules, my SU supplier and friend. It is Jules' birthday today so I just want to wish her a happy birthday. I hope you have had a lovely day!

Well that's all from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully this time it won't be as long before I'm back again!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~