Thursday, 30 September 2010

Thinking of you!

Good morning all! Well it's been over a week since my last post. I've been so busy I've barely had time for any crafting. Work is still really hectic, but I had a lovely weeekend away with my family in the Lakes last weekend! It was lovely for us all to be together and the weather was perfect, so thanks to you all if you kept your fingers crossed for me, it worked!!

Today I have a card to show you all that I made a few weeks back at another one of Jules crafty nights! We made three cards using the same colours and this was my favourite...


CS: SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Pretty in Pink

Images: SU Live your Dream set (retired)

Sentiment: SU Sincere Salutations

Tools: SU eyelet border punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Boho Blossoms punch, SU Ink in Pretty in Pink and Old Olive

Misc: SU soft subtles buttons, Sponges for inking the edges of the flowers

I love this sentiment set. It was my first ever purchase from SU and I love it, it's such a classic design you can use it for almost any occasion.

I am so excited today. For a start it's my day off (and believe me I need it) and secondly I get my new car today and here it is.....

Isn't she a cutie (It's too pretty to be a boy so I've decided she's a she!! I have had a mini before but sold it 3 years ago and got a corsa! There's just no comparison though and I have really missed being behind the wheel of a mini, so I can't wait to get into my new one!

Well I'd best get my skates on and go get ready so I can get my car!!! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. I really appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Something other than a card!!

Good morning all! I hope I find you all well.

Today I have something a little different to show you. I have recently made some corner bookmarks for my colleagues at work and some of my friends. I found this tutorial sometime last year and have made quite a few of these now! They are so simple to make and just that little bit different from your standard bookmark! The perfect little gift for those who love to read! In fact they were so popular I have had requests for some more!

This one I made for a special friend of mine with my new inkadinkado stamps!


CS: SU Kraft, Whisper White and Rose Red

Paper: SU Rose Red Designer Series (Retiring at the end of this month)

Images: SU Vintage Vogue set

Sentiment: Inkadinkado Friendly Advice

Tools: SU Polka Dot Background Large Stamp, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU ink in Rose Red and Old Olive, Sponges for distressing

Well I hope you like my corner bookmarks! I'd best dash now and get ready for work. It's been a real hectic week. Only 2 more days to work and then I've three days off and I'm heading to the lake district for the weekend with my family! Can't wait! Keep your fingers crossed for me for fine weather!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 17 September 2010

Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad!

Good morning all!

Well the weekend is almost here and the sun is shining this morning, just a shame I've got to go to work!

Today I have the card I made for my mum and dad's anniversary to show you, which I made at the lovely Jules 'Love' class. It was their 32nd anniversary last week so I am safe to show you this now as I definately know they have receieved it! I am also entering it into this weeks cute card thursday challenge, which is to include birds or butterlies on your card.

An arty farty side angle to show you the easel design!


CS: SU Whisper White, Taken with Teal (retiring at the end of this month!) and Soft Suede

Paper: SU sweet pea designer stack (Also retiring)

Images: SU Love you much set

Sentiment: SU Cheer and Wishes set and Tiny Tags

Tools: SU scalloped edge punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Tag punch, SU Small heart punch, SU ink in Taken with Teal and Soft Suede, Paper piercing tool

Misc: SU Soft Suede spotty ribon (Also retiring) and twine

This card also involved my favourite paper piecing technique, I just love doing this!

Justa quick post for me today, I'd best get my skates on and get to work.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy your weekend, whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Seeing Spots on your birthday!

Good morning all! I hope you're having a lovely weekend?!

I spent a lovely friday evening having a BBQ with friends at their Caravan in Stamford Bridge before returning home on saturday to go round to my friend Julie's for a crafty SU afternoon, it was small and intimate with just the 3 of us (Jill too!), but I had lovely few hours just crafting away to my hearts content, so thanks Jules! I'll take some pictures of the projects I made and share them with you soon.

Onto today's card. I have a few male birthday's coming up and I always struggle with these as men don't do cute really do they?! So I dug out my the lovely Seeing Spots set which is perfect for making your own backgrounds.

The inside again (it's addictive isn't it!!).


CS: SU Whisper White, Taken with Teal (retiring at the end of this month!) and Choc Chip

Images: SU Seeing Spots (Retiring at the end of this month!)

Sentiment: Both inside and out from a See D's birthday set

Tools: SU spiral edge punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Nestabilities labels one, SU ink in Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie and Choc Chip, Sponges for distressing

Misc: Record Card, Twine, button and ribbon all from my stash

Well I am quite happy with how this turned out and I just love this Seeing Spots set. It's a shame that SU are retiring this at the end of this onth, but I've got mine and it will be staying firmly on my shelf as I find it so useful and versatile!

Right I'm off to get dressed. Not sure what today holds but I want to do some baking and I think a trip to the supermarket is order!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave, I love to hear from you!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Happiness Always!

Good morning all!

What a downpour we had last night. I could hear the rain pit pattering away on my roof as I went to sleep last night. I hope it stays fine today as I've got the day off work and don't want to be stuck indoors all day!

So today I have a weding card to show you. My SIL asked me to make her a card for a wedidng she was attending last weekend, so I reached for my stampendous stamp that I haven't used in a while and this is the result!

The inside. I love decorating the insides now, why did I never do this before??!!


Papers: SU Bridesmaid Speciality Papers ( only avalailable
until the end of september so hurry if you want them!)

CS: Black from my stash, SU Whisper White

Images: Stampendous Happy Couple

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings and SU Whimsical Words (sentiment inside)

Tools: SU scalloped edge punch, SU Scalloped Oval punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cropodile

Misc: Glamour dust, Adhesive pearls from my stash

Not sure you can quite make out the sparkle on her dress and veil, but I promise you it's there. Used my favourite paper peicing technique again for her dress, using the Bridesmaid papers. I LOVE these papers, perfect for wedding/anniversary cards. I can't believe they're retiring them at the end of this month! :-(

I hope all you SU fans out there have put in your last chance orders form the retiring list. I know I have!! If not you'd better hurry as once it's sold out it won't be coming back! If you want to have a look at the last chance list you can here!

Well I hoped you like today's card and thanks for stopping by. I'm going to have some breakfast and decide what to do today!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Sweet Birthday Wishes!

Good morning all!

The sun is shining and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day! I'm really enjoying my week off of work and I can't believe what nice weather we've had over the last few days! It looks like I picked the right week!! I am going out with my mum for the day to York today, but before I head off I thought I would share with you a card I made yesterday for my neice's upcoming birthday in a few weeks (can't believe I'm so organised!). I even used the challenge sketch from this weeks A Spoonful of Sugar, it's been a while since I entered a challenge!

I dug out some new stamps that I bought a while back from Elzybells and started getting creative!

An inside view again, it's getting quite addictive this decorating the inside of the card malarky!


Papers: SU Sweet Pea Designer Paper stack (from the mini catalogue, only avalailable
until the end of september so hurry if you want it!)

CS: SU Pretty in Pink and Rose Red

Images: Elzybells 'Hey Cupcake' Clear Two step stamping set

Sentiment: Craftwork cards, Inkadinkado (sentiment inside)

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges for
distressing around the edges, Nellie's circle dies, SU Blender pen, SU Oval punch

Misc: SU inks in Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron, Elzybells Co-ordinates Ink Pads in Cookie Dough and Sticky Toffee, Adhesive pearls from my stash

I really enjoyed using this Elzybells cupcake kit, I love two step stamping and because this kit is clear it is so easy to use and there are infinite combinations you can make!

Well that's all for me today, got to get ready before my mum gets here. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~