Sunday, 26 February 2012

Beautiful Wings for LIM!

Good evening all!!

I've been off work this weekend so I had a bit of time yesterday to do a little crafting. Of course the first thing I did was create a card for this weekends challenge over at LIM, where Chrissie and Mandi want to see you using your scraps. So this is what I came up with, and aside from the cardblank, everything I have used I found in my scraps and bits and bobs box!

Arty farty angle to show the dimension of the fabulous embossed Butterflies...

Align Centre

and of course the inside...


CS: Scalloped edged from stash

Paper: Everyday Enchantment from salebration (LOVE THIS PAPER PACK!!)
Stamps: SU Create a cupcake and inside sentiment from personal impressions

Tools: SU Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Choc Chip ink pad and sponge for distressing

Misc: Adhesive Pearls and twine from stash

Well thats it from me, a quick and simple card made from left over scraps... and who doesn't have those right!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Sunday, 19 February 2012

LIM Punches or Die Cuts!

Morning all!

It's a beautiful sunny sunday morning here in Leeds, lovely clear blue skies! Shame it's still a tad on the cold side though.

I didn't get around to participating in the LIM challenge last week, but I've already managed to rustle up a card for this weeks challenge where Chrissie and Mandi want to see us using Punches or Die Cuts.

An arty farty angle to show the intricate and stunning brad centre....

and of course the inside...


CS: SU Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White

Stamps: SU Posy Punch, Happiest Birthday Wishes, For my family and the In Stitches Jumbo Wheel

Tools: SU Fancy Flower punch, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink pads

Misc: SU Antique Brads and blender pen

Well I don't know what to do with myself today. I feel like should get outside and enjoy the sunshine, maybe go for a nice walk. Whatever you all get up to I hope you have a lovely sunday and thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Friday, 10 February 2012

Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

Evening all.

With Valentines day fast approaching I though I would share a romance based card with you all today. It was my in laws ruby wedding anniversary recently and this is the card that I made for them.

A close up shot of those pretty lace inspired hearts....

Inside view...


CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Papers: Love Letters (Retired)

Stamps: SU Cheer & Wishes (Retired), I heart hearts

Tools: SU Scallop Trim Border punch

Misc: SU Ink in Cherry Cobbler

I love these delicate heart images and I have got to say they are the most used stamp from my I heart hearts set.

Short and sweet post from me tonight. Got some TV to catch up on whilst the hubbies on nights!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Victoria ~x~

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Happy birthday Less is more!

Can you believe that the LIM challenge is 1 year old! Happy birthday LIM and a huge congratulations to Chrissie and Mandie on creating such a wonderful and inspiring challenge blog.

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and they have chosen Aqua

Its my grandma's birthday at the weekend and so I decided to go with this colour for her card.

and the inside....


CS: SU Pool Party and Whisper White

Stamps: SU You are Loved (Spring Mini), Happiest Birthday Wishes, For my family

Tools: SU Large Oval punch, SU Embossing Folder Designer Frames, Pool Party ink Island Indigo ink pads

Misc: SU Ruffled Ribbon in Pool Party, Adhesive Pearls

Not a colour I would normally have gone for, but I love it, so thanks Chrissie and Mandi. I am also loving my new You are loved set. This floral image makes a fabulous background paper, reminds me of a vintage wallpaper.

Well thats all from me for today. Got tea to make and then I'm off out to my tuesday night craft class!

Thanks fo stopping by.

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Finally.....Less is More!

Evening all!

I have not taken part in a Less is More challenge for far too long! Shame on me! Sorry Chrisse & Mandi! But after I saw this weeks sketch challenge I knew I wanted to take part as I love this Lay out! It's my Brother in Law's birthday today as well, so it was a perfect opportunity to make a card for him and here it is....

The arty farty shot that shows you the dimension of some of the footballs....

and of course the infamous inside shot (sorry its a little blurred, but you get the idea!)...


CS: SU Night of Navy and Whisper White

Paper: Daffodil delight from the brights stack

Stamps: SU Cheer and Wishes (Retired), Football stamp from stash (although a similar one is available from SU)

Tools: SU Scalloped border and Circle punches, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and Night of Navy ink pad

Misc: Dimensionals

Some of you may recognise that I have made similar cards to this before with the same football image and same colour ways. There is a simple explanation for this. All the men in my family love football and apart from my dad they all support Leeds United. Blue, Yellow and white are the LUFC colours!

Well thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to get more in the swing of things again with my crafting, so hopefully I will be entering some more LIM challenges again soon!!

Hugs, Victoria ~x~