Saturday, 27 November 2010

Merry Christmas!

Morning all.

Well I am really feeling christmassy this morning as I have opened up the curtains to find it has snowed over night, several inches. I love the look of snow, all clean and crisp, I just don't like having to go out in it, or driving in it! I don't know how those of you in Canada, USA, Europe cope with huge snowfalls!

So whilst I am feeling all christmassy I though I'd show you another of the christmas cards I have made.


CS: SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler

Image: SU Contempo Christmas

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings

Tools: Choc Chic, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze ink (SU), SU scalloped border punch, piercing tool, Choc Chip marker, SU Ornament punch

Misc: Sponges for distressing, Adhesive pearls from stash

I also made a couple of quick notelet cards, using some left over scraps. You always need a few cards for those last minute people who you've forgot about and then they send you a card (I'm sure you know what I mean!)

I love this colour combination, I think it cpompliments each other so well. I've never used blue with red for christmas cards before, it's usually the more traditional red and green, but I really like it, and I hope you do too!

Well thanks for stopping by today. I need to scoot now as I need to get my bag packed. I'm off to my mum's today, we're going to the local church christmas fair and then we're staying overnight and having an indian takeway. I've also made some mince pies so I'll take them for us to have with a cuppa!

Have a great weekend everyone whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Have a Merry Little Christmas!

Morning all!

Another week at work over with. I honestly don't know where the time is going. Can you believe its only 35 days until christmas, now that's a scary thought! I'm no where near prepared. Lots more christmas shopping to do, not to mention the wrapping of all the presents, making and writing of many many cards, baking of mince pies and decorating the house! Phew. But it'll all be worth it. I just LOVE christmas!

So what else could I show you today apart from another of my christmas card designs. Whilst I had out all my supplies I made 3 of these cards, I love doing this, it really builds up your card collection a lot more quickly which I've got to say is a plus when it comes to christmas cards!!

So without further ado here's today's offering....

and the simply decorated inside....


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

Images: Elzybells (Retired)

Sentiment: Paula Pascual Christmas Sentiments set

Tools: Old Olive, Choc Chip and Real red ink (SU), SU Polka Dot Background stamp (Retired)

Misc: Sponges for distressing, Red Gingham Ribbon from stash

I adore this cute little image. I couldn't resist buying him in the Elzybells closing down sale. Now I know of at least another 3 people who also adore him as they have already seen this card and that's my mum and her friend Elaine who were there when I made it, both of them said they would love to recieve this card for christmas. My hubbie to be also loves him, in fact it was he who said I should buy the stamp in the first place!

Well I'd best stop prattling on and get a move on. I need to go and do the weekly food shop quickly as my mum is coming over this afternoon and we're off to do a spot of christmas shopping!

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

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tree trimmings and an update!

Good morning all.

I've managed to grab some time to myself this morning so though I would take a few minutes out of my hectic day to show you another card I made recently and give you an update on hubbie to be!

Firstly I have a card to show you that I made using the Tree Trimmings set from Stampin Up. Now I don't own this set but my mum does. She was having difficulty being inspired what to do with it so she asked me to make a card with it to give her some ideas. So I went with another CAS design and I have to say I love this result. A quick card perfect for multiple christmas makes.


CS: SU Whisper White, Choc Chip and Red CS from my stash

Images: Tree Trimmings set (SU)

Sentiment: Paula Pascual Christmas Sentiments set

Tools: Old Olive, Choc Chip and Real red ink (SU)

Misc: Sponges for distressing, Glitter glue for bauble edges

Now as you may be aware I've developed a bit of an obsession with decorating the insides of my cards lately and this card was no exception. However, I'm not entirely happy with it. The bauble string ended up being a bit thick, but hay ho!

I just wanted to say a big thankyou to you all for all your kind words of encouragement and well wishes about my husband to be. I am pleased to say he is on the road to recovery after having his sugery 2 days ago. He's still in hospital but I am hoping to be picking him up this afternoon. He still has a long road ahead of him with 4 weeks in a plaster cast before another 12 in a special boot. We are getting married in 17 weeks time so I am hoping that he comes out of the boot just in time!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi and I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Preoccupied at present!

Just wanted to pop on here and say sorry I haven't been around much over the last week. I've been really busy at work and then to top off a bad week my husband to be has re ruptured his achilles tendon. He is back in a plaster cast and on crutches as he is non weight bearing on his affected leg. I have to take him back to the hospital on monday for a scan and I think this time he will need surgery. So as you can appreciate I've got my hands full at the moment as I'm having to help him with everything so it doesn't leave me with much time for crafting or blogging. I hope to find some time to be back soon (after all I need to keep myself sane!!)

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~