Wednesday, 27 October 2010

More christmas Cards!

Evening all!

Today I have another few christmas cards to show you that I made recently with my new Paula Pascual stamps! I am loving using blues for my christmas cards, I think it gives that lovely frosty feeling.

I made a couple of cards using pretty much the same CAS LO but with slightly different images.


CS: SU Whisper White. Blue CS from my stash

Images: Paula Pascual Large Christmas and Joyful Bubbles set

Sentiment: Paula Pascual Christmas Sentiments set

Tools: Versafine ink in Deep Lagoon and Majestic Blue, 2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Misc: Sponges for distressing, Adhesive pearls from my stash

I love how you can mix and match Paula's christmas designs and they all work so well together. They give you endless design possibilities.

I've been having a look in my craft room this past week and have found so much stash that I forgot I'd got! I need a serious clear out. Do you think the same rules apply as with clothes. If you haven't used it in the past year get rid of it?!

I have a question for you all! What is the one thing in your craft room that you couldn't do without when you first started crafting, but now you never use it any more??

Mine has to be Peel Off's. I'd love to hear what yours is!!

Well that's all from me today. I need a early night as I'm up at 6am in the morning for a 7am start at work!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Let it snow eskimo!

Good morning all! The weekend is here and I hope you've all got plans to make the most of it. I've been off work all week and have had a very productive crafty week getting lots of christmas cards done!

Here's one of my favourite images, this adorable eskimo. He is sooooo easy to colour and is perfect for my beloved CAS cards. I made 3 of this design and just changed the sentiment around a bit.

...and the inside. I am addicted to finishing off the insides now. Just something simple but I think it finishes it off perfectly.


CS: SU Whisper White and Baja Breeze ( love this new colour!)

Images: Juggling Eskimo and snowflakes all from Elzybells

Sentiments: Paula Pascual christmas sentiments

Tools: Sponges for distressing, colourbox blue ink

Misc:Pearls from my stash

I made these 3 cards in around half an hour. I just coloured all my images in first and then set up a little production line, cutting out all the CS, stamping etc all at the same time. I don't mind doing a few cards this way but I don't think I could do it for vast quantities ie 100 cards. I like that I can make a few of the same design to speed things up, but I have so many lovely stamps I want to use them all!!

Well I've enjoyed my time off work, I've spent a lovely few days at my mum and dad's and really enjoyed my mum's craft class on thursday night. Tonight is going to be a special night. It will be the first meeting of my parents and my future in laws. It has taken nearly 6 years but they are finally going to meet. There is 13 of us going out for a meal, close family who are coming to the wedding next year. My dad had said that he didn't want to meet my in laws for the first time at the airport! Lol!

Well thanks for stopping by, best get off and get some washing / shopping etc done before we head off to Doncaster this afternoon!

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Evening all!

I'm having a lovely week off work so far. Although I'm missing my lovely man who is away for the week, it has given me the opportunity to get into my craft room and craft up a storm. I am way behind on my christmas cards this year so though I'd best make a start. So I spent most of yesterday making quick christmas cards for my work friends. I wanted a design that was simple and quick, as it's a multiple make design, but that still looks stylish! I also wanted to use a stamp that I bought months ago with christmas in mind, but until yesterday had not even mounted! So here's what I came up with....

.... and another with the same LO but slight variations on the colour way.

I made a mixture of both of these cards, 25 in total, they are a small card 10cmx10cm. Think I prefer the first card though, I like the snowflake background, gives it a bit of extra texture. I'd love to know which your favourite is. I love this dasher stamp, so simple but so sweet!

A quick piccie of the inside, simple sentiment but finishes it off nicely I think!


CS: SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Red CS from my stash

Image: SU Dasher

Sentiment: SU Tiny Tags and Paula Pascual christmas sentiments (inside)

Tools: Rollagraph Snowflakes wheel, SU Oval punch, SU Ink in Choc Chip and Ruby Red

Misc: Sponges for inking/distressing the edges

I'm a bit dissapointed at how the pics have turned out, they looka bit drab. They definately don't do the cards justice, they're much nicer IRL! I've been busy making a few more christmas cards today, only 8 today though as they were a bit more time consuming and involved more colouring. I'll share these with you later in the week.

Well I'm off to my mum & dad's tomorrow for a few days. They live 30 miles away in Doncaster and it's always nice to go back home! I'm having a girly day out with my mum tommorow and then having tea out with a friend who I haven't seen for a while. On thursday I'm going to my mums crafty evening that she goes to every thursday evening with some of her friends. I've already packed my little tote bag withsome crafty goodies in it to play with. The only problem I had was deciding what to pack to take with me, seeing as I can't take my whole craft room! I'm never good at packing light as those who know me can testify, and this is no exception. I'm sure I can rustle something up with the goodies I'm taking though! I'll be sure to share them with you next week.

It's been craft day today on QVC, but I haven't bought a single thing. I enjoyed watching the ranger show, as I do love a bit of distressing. I was going to invest in Tim's blending applicator and foam, but it sold out before I could get to it! Oh well, I'll have to keep on using my make up sponges! Obviously not the one's I apply my makeup with. I have special one's I use just for distressing!! Lol!

Well I've waffled on enough tonight. Sorry it's been such a long post. I'm off for a cuppa now and catch up with eastenders before bed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Arrrrrrr - It's a pirates life for me!

Evening all. I hope you've all had a good weekend! I've had a lovely relaxing weekend and now have the rest of the week off work to look forward to!

I thought that today I would share with you a quick card I recently made at my friend Julies 'Pirate night'. We had such a fab night and it was inspired by the new 'beware Pirates' set from Stampin Up!


CS: SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Kraft) and Early Espresso

Paper: SU Newsprint

Image: SU Beware Pirates

Sentiment: SU Beware Pirates

Tools: SU Cutter kit to distress the edges

Misc: SU Twill Tape

I loved making this card, I just love to ink up the edges of my cards! Lol!

Thought I would also share with you a quick picture of me and the girls at my table that night in Julies conservatiore! We all dressed up for the occasion with eye patches, hats etc. One of the girls even brought a 6ft captain Jack Sparrow to keep us entertained!

Thanks to Julie for the pic, I forgot to take my camera! Short and sweet post tonight. I'm off to get my tea and a bath before I relax for a night of Strictly and X-Factor!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

More Season's Greetings.

Evening all!

Thought I'd share another few of the christmas cards I've made using my new Paula Pascula stamps, this time using the Large Christmas set. They are the same but different if that makes sense!!


CS: SU Whisper White. Blue CS from my stash

Images: Paula Pascual Large Christmas set

Sentiment: Paula Pascual Christmas Sentiments set

Tools: SU Scallop border punch, Versafine ink in Deep Lagoon and Majestic Blue, 2" Circle Punch, Scalloped circle nestie, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Misc: Adhesive pearls from my stash

I'm loving these Paula Pascual christmas stamps and they are such a bargain at £4.99! I can see the bulk of my christmas cards this year being made with these this year!

I had a fab time at Julies last night. We had pirate night to celebrate the new 'Beware Pirate's' stamp set by SU. We wore eyepatches and even had a 6ft Johnny Depp with us joining in the celebrations. I didn't have my camera with my but Luckily Julie did and she has some pictures on her blog if you want to take a peak!

Well I'm of to watch a bit of TV and have a cuppa before it's bedtime. Only 2 more days at work then I've 9 days off! Roll on friday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 9 October 2010

First Christmas Cards!

Good morning all!

Where's the nice weather we're supposed to be having this weekend? It's damp and miserable looking here in West Yorkshire this morning! I hope there's a bit more sunshine wherever you are?!

Today I have a few christmas cards to show you that I've recently made with my newest craft purchases, some Paula Pascual stamps. I saw these designs over on Sarita's blog and as soon as I saw them I just had to have them! These images are ideal for those quick multiple make christmas cards and perfect for me as I love the CAS look!

Apologies for the quality of the pictures, it's hard to get good shots with this miserable weather!

For these first few cards I decided to stick with traditional colours of green and red.


CS: SU Whisper White and Old Olive. Burgundy CS from my stash

Images: Paula Pascual Joyful Bubbles set

Sentiment: Paula Pascual Christmas Sentiments set

Tools: SU Polka Dot background stamp (retired), SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Ink in Old Olive, Versafine ink in Crimson Red, 1" Circle Punch, Sponges for inking the

Misc: Glamour dust for the baubles (altough I don't think it shows too well
on the pictures)

I made all of these cards in 10cm x 10cm size, cute little christmas cards perfect for my colleagues at work. I have made some more christmas cards using these stamps but using a blue color palette. I'll show you these later in the week!

Well I'm off to Julies SU Catalouge Launch this afternoon. Really looking forward to it as I'll get to spend a few hours catching up with my crafty friends and also get see my mum who I haven't seen for a few weeks!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~