Sunday, 29 August 2010

Now & Forever!

Evening all!

Well it's been over a week again since I posted anything. Life's still a bit hectic and I've been struggling to fit everything in, but I did manage to make a card this past week for my brother and sister in law's 1st wedding anniversary, which was yesterday. I can't believe it was a year ago that they got married, I honestly don't know where the year went!! I don't think they've got their card yet, even thought I posted it in plenty of time, as they've been at the Leeds festival enjoying all the music since thursday. So it'll be interesting to see whether they like it when they get back! I hope so, as I had fun making it!

I just had to give decorating the inside a go. Now I don't always do this (especially if I'm a bit short on time, or patience!) but I really think it finishes a card off perfectly!


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

Images: SU Love You Much

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings and See D's (sentiment inside)

Tools: SU scalloped edge punch, SU heart to heart punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges for
distressing around the edges, Circle and scalloped circle nesties

Misc: SU inks in Rose Red, Taken with Teal and So Saffron, Adhesive pearls from my stash

I also used one of favourite techniques in making this card. Paper piecing!! I haven't done it for a while and this bird image is perfect for this technique. Well I hope you like it?!

I've spent the weekend in the lake district with my OH. He is there for two weeks at a rehabilitation centre. It is a fantastic place where injured firefighters (and their family) can go to recover/recouperate from injuries. It is a registered charity and they rely on fundraising and donations to keep rehabilitations centres such as these open. They do such an amazing job and provide such a great service. If anyone is interested you can find out more about it here at The Fire Fighters Charity website.

Well I hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend, whatever you are up to and thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 20 August 2010

Sorry I've been AWOL....

... for over a week but I'm having a tough time of it at work lately and I've lost my mojo. Crafting is the last thing I want to do lately when I've had a hectic day at work, I just want to relax and have an early night! Lol! I have got a week off work coming up soon, so hopefully I might get back into my craft room!

So without further ado let me show you a quick card I made the other week.


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

Papers: SU Rose Red Designer Series

Images: SU VintageVouge

Sentiment: SU Vintage Vouge

Tools: SU three step bird punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges for
distressing around the edges

Misc: SU ink in Rose Red, Felt Circle from the SU felt flowers set

Well I must dash, got to be out of the door for work in 20 minutes! Roll on 5pm! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back again soon!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Thanks so much!

Good morning all!

Only two days left and then it's the weekend! Yay! I am soooo looking forward to a lie in!

Today I though I'd share with you a card I made for my mum. I know she has received it now so it's safe to show you! I was inspired to make this card from a card I had seen Carole had made, so thanks Carole for the inspiration! I just loved the idea of using pink with brown and green for the tree's, something I hadn't thought would necessarily work before I saw Carole's card.

So here it is:


CS: SU Melon Mambo, Choc Chip, Kraft (Crumb Cake) & Whisper White

Images: SU Trendy Tree's set

Sentiment: SU Trendy Tree's Set

Tools: SU Scalloped border punch, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cropodile, Sponges for
distressing around the edges

Misc: SU ink in Old Olive, Choc Chip and Melon Mambo

I love this cute trendy tree's set. I got mine at christmas and just love this two step stamping technique, a stamp-a-ma-jig is a must though if you want to ensure your imagesoverlap/fit perfectly together. Those of you who know me will know how much of a perfectionist I am so the stamp-a-ma-jig is my must have tool!

This cute Trendy Tree's set is on offer this month from SU with 20% off for the month of August, so if you fancy this little set of stamps (8 in total, 2 of which are setiments), now is the perfect time to snap them up for only £10.36! If you would like to order this set I can recommend the wonderful Julie. Great friendly service!

Speaking of Julie, I went to another of her fab classes on tuesday night. I love our tuesday night group, such a great group of ladies where we can indulge in crafting, chatting, a cuppa and some cake, perfect! Thanks for a great night Jules!

That's all for me today folks, best get my skates on or else I'll be late for work!

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Together Forever!

Evening all!

I hope you've all had a good weekend? Sorry I've not been around much this week but I was busy enjoying some me time with my mum at Ragdale Hall! We had a fab time, lots of eating, relaxing and sleeping! Can't wait to go again next year! Back to reality tomorrow though as I go back to work after 5 days off!

Today I have a card to show you that I gave to a friend of mine for her wedding last weekend. I made it a while back at one of Julies tuesday night card classes and if you like the look of it she is doing a tutorial for this card and some matching products at the minute so pop over here and take a look!


CS: SU Basic Black

Papers: SU Bridesmaid & Groom Specialty Papers

Image: SU 'Mr & Mrs' stamp set

Sentiment: SU 'Mr & Mrs' stamp set

Tools: SU heart punch

Misc: Black Brads, Adhesive gemstones, Flat back Pearls

Well I hope you like it! I love these Speciality papers. They are so perfect for wedding and anniversary cards! I have used these bridesmaid papers to create my own wedding invitiations (I must get around to popping it on here to show you!).

I know I seem to be using a lot of SU products on my cards of late, no I have not signed up to be a demonstrator, although I may as well have the amount I've bought lately! I just love how all the products co-ordinate so well together!

Short and sweet post for me today. I must dash as I've got to get tea ready!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Cheers to You!

Evening all!

I hope you've all had a good weekend?! I've been busy working, but only 2 days left to work and then I've 5 days off and a pampering spa break to look forward to!

Today I have a male card to show you. Now I'm not a fan of doing men's cards, usually because most of my stash is more suitable for female cards, but it's my FIL's birthday next weekend and so I needed a card for him. This card also meets with the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week, where they want to see lots of dots! I can't remember the last time I entered one of my cards into a challenge!


CS: SU Choc Chip, Old Olive & Whisper White

Image: Beer mug from SU 'Cheers to You' set

Sentiment: SU Cheers to You

Tools: SU 'Seeing Spots' stamp set to create the background, Sponges
for distressing

Misc: SU ink pads in Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. Whispers pens, Craftwork cards
card candy, glossy accents

It's the first time I've used both my 'Seeing Spots' and 'Cheers To You' sets. I hate to admit it but they've been sat in a bag waiting to be used for the past 3 months! Both of these are perfect for male cards though. I especially love how you can create your own backgrounds with the Seeing Spots stamps.

I seem to have taken a step back from using cute characters on my cards of late and have adopted the more CAS approach. I still like the cute stamps but I'm enjoying experimenting a bit more, after all not every recipient likes cute!

Well thanks for stopping by. I'm off for an early night. I need to be up early tomorrow to take my OH to his physio appointment. He ruptured his achilles tendon around 11 weeks ago. Thankfully he's on the mend now, but boy has it been a tough 11 weeks! Lol!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~