Monday, 31 January 2011

Stamp and Create - My sweet Lili


I have used Stampavie's Sarah Kay - My Sweet Lili. The papers are Basic Grey Cappella which have been hand stitched and distressed. The image was coloured in distressed inks using a waterbrush and cut out using circular nesties. The pearls are hand sewed on and the lace is satin lace ruffle edge in ivory. The Valentine and Love range from tonight at Stamp and Create will be on offer, it is well worth a look.

Challenges -
Wild Orchard Craft - love is
Basic Grey - flowers

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Have I been missed?


I cannot believe how awful I felt with this bug, into day 5 of anti b's and I have managed to get into my craft room! Thank you so much to Lacey and Nikki for giving me a pass for yesterday's Wags and Whiskers challenge of All White. Today I decided to break myself in gently with one of my all time favourite House Mouse Stamps.  I have coloured it using distressed inks and the papers are Basic Grey Boxer (which I don't think are still available). The sentiment is Hero Arts. I decided not to use actual flowers even thought the sketch had them on as I don't really like flowers on a male card (other than in the image) and I know my husband would not appreciate expensive glittered roses lol!

I do hope you like and I promise to visit everyone whom visite dme on WOYWW earlier this week.

Challenges -

Friday, 28 January 2011

Saturday Song



One of my all time favourite films and songs this week x

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

WOYWW

Well actually nothing, there is one of my new HM stamps that I used last week and a cup of tea of course. Still feeling ill, day 2 of 7 of strong anti-b's and hopefully I will be back on my feet. I did get my DT package from Lacey this morning and it is lush so hope to play tomorrow when I feel better.
Loz has birthday Candy on offer click on the photo to go to her blog x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Grace (and Debbi's candy)


Sorry for a quick post and that I haven't done much commenting. I have got bad sinusitus which has got onto my chest so it hurts to move and breathe. It has taken me two days to do this card done in small bits. I do hope you like and if you leave a message I will try and visit you back.

hugs Vicky
image - Grace - sugar nellie coloured in copics
papers - Basic Grey Cappella
other embellishments - doilly - stash, ribbon and flowers - woc, sentiment - kraftin kimmie and the stickles and from stamp and create

Challenges -
Basic Grey - flowers
Wild Orchard Crafts - Sentiment

This is Debbi's birthday candy please click on the photo to take you there x

Monday, 24 January 2011

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight and Magical Mondays DT card.


I have used Swan Princess from Kraftin Kimmie. The papers are Kaiser Kraft Utopia, bow easy, stickles, and rhinestone dots.

The theme on Magical Mondays this week is flowers I do hope you will join us as we have a wonderful prize from Lili of the Valley.


Challenges

Saturday Sketchers - sketch

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Saturday Song



I am off doing reenactment today so thought this was quite fitting, for those whom like a little bit of trivia, my husband and I signed the register to this song.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Sugar Nellie Verity

Sorry it is a bit bright on the one side, due to daylight bulb.

Coloured in copics.

Challenges

Simon Says - bingo - flowers, punch, gems
Stamp Something - cute

hugs Vicky

 image - verity - sugar nellie
papers - k and co classic
other embellishments - woc flowers, ms punch, gems

Wags and Whiskers Fairies are available as digi's

I hope you like my creation using Angelique, I have flipped the image to show how versatile digi's are.

Soemhow this new photo editting program is making my photo's look wonky I apologise.

hugs Vicky

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

ABC DT CARD M is for Magical

Sorry quick post here today. ABC DT card the theme is M is for Magical. Sorry I have not visited much this week the ABC has taken up alot of team but please nip over to see the changes x

hugs Vicky

 image - Angelica Kraftin Kimmie

papers - BG Eva

other embellishments - lace and pearls stash

challenges -

crafts and me - monocrome

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Two simple cards

This is my housemouse which for some reason now I have uploaded it looks wonky, it isn't in real life I promise you. I have tried to keep it quite crisp as the image is large.


challenges

spoonful of sugar - blue and green

house mouse - embossing

papertake weekly - ribbons and pearls

I was happy with this until I have seen other people's colouring of the image and may just start all over again. The image is of course one of the new adorables from sugar nellie, papers are BG.

Challenges

Allsorts- Teal, blue and brown
Charisma - good luck
Wild Orchard Crafts - sentiment
all are linked on my sidebar

Monday, 17 January 2011

Stamp And Create Product Spotlight

I have choosen to spotlight He loves Me by Wags and Whiskers. The papers are Basic Grey Sugar Rush. The lace is my favourite Cluny lace, and the charm heart 2 adorns the flower via a jump ring.
The image has been coloured in copics, I do hope you like it. The beads was inspired by a card Heidi sent me for my birthday.

challenge -

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Wags and Whiskers Blog Hop Winner

My blog was one of the one's hiding candy so in the fairest way possible I just asked one of the lads to shout out a number and counted down and the winner was
Nannieflash said...

Hi Vikki, what a fabulous card, love to be that thin, gorgeous papers and beautiful colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

10 January 2011 16:19

Shirley could you please contact Nikki, thanks x

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Sugar Nellie - Grace in pinks


Sorry for the poor light, hate havign to take pictures this time of year. Coloured in copics and kept to a simple layout - no flowers as I want it to be reasonably flat to post.

challenges -
Sugar Bowl - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Monocrome
hugs Vicky

 image - Grace - Sugar Nellie
 papers - Blush - Basic Grey
 other embellishments - gems and ribbon from stash

Saturday Song



I know that it is a short clip this week, but you tube seem to block you loading alot of songs onto blogger. This is Henry's favourite at the moment, he sang and danced all the way to nursery yesterday singing this. Hope you enjoy xxx

Friday, 14 January 2011

House Mouse - New Baby

I was asked to do a simple new baby card. I have used just one paper to achieve this. The image has been coloured in copics. I hope you like the simplicity.

hugs Vicky

image - Happy Hoppers - Rak
papers - Laura Ashley
other embellishments - doily, woc flowers, charm and ribbon from stamp and create

challenge - house mouse

Wags and Whiskers DT Card

Using the gorgeous BG Capella papers I have coloured this beautiful Wags and Whiskers image in copics and faux stitched in silver the papers, and then added lace and flowers from WOC. I do hope you like and will join us this week x

challenges - dutch dare - all stitched up

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Something different today

I unfortunately have to attend a funeral this afternoon of a friends Mum and this is the card I have made for him. The stamp is magnolia antique letter and the flowers are woc. The ribbon and button are stash. The butterfly is a martha stewart punch.

challenges -

Just magnolia and hanglar - anything goes with button
simon says - sketch
totally tilda - roses and ribbons

all linked on my sidebar

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

WOYWW

As you can see I am toying with which papers to use with my new Kraftin Kimmie image. I am pleased to report that it is still neat and tidy, there are a few pads and scraps to put away nothing major though.

My baby starts nursery tomorrow. He will be going 8.45-11.45, he is so excited, I am sad he is growign up, will post a picture of Henry tomorrow for you.

My Wags and Whiskers blog hop and chance of winning stamps is still open, click here if you are interested.

Hope everyone is ok,

hugs Vicky x


Henry has made a card to enter the following challenges with
Kenny K - love
Wags and Whiskers - valentine
Magic Mondays -  Gothic Angelz

please click on his picture to take you to the boys own blog x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Magic Mondays DT

This week we are sponsored by
Whom have given the DT smaples to play with. Unfortunately one of the DT Claire had her husband in hospital over christmas and won't be able to join us, so I have made two cards.


 I do hope you like them and will join in our challange where the theme is Gothic Angels.

Images - Star and Vikki Lee Vicious
papers - Kaiser craft and BG Eva
embellishments - flowers woc - ribbon stash - button prima - eyelets stash

challenges -

Cute Card Thursday - out with the old scraps (Vikki card was from scrap draw)
Creative inspirations - 4 papers, 3 flowers, 2 ribbons and 1 button (Vikki card)
Basic Grey - Spots or dots.

Wags and Whiskers Blog hop

Welcome to my blog those of you whom have not visted before. I am today proud to introduce you to August one of the new releases from Wags and Whiskers. You should have come here fromt he very talented Tracy if not please head over to the main Wags and Whiskers blog which is the start.

This release is rubber only and the stamps will be available to purchase on Monday at 12pm GMT/7am EST.
Please can you leave a comment on my post as there will be 3 random blogs chosen among the blogs on the hop and the winner on the choosen blogs can then choose 2 Rubber Stamps of their choice.
Your next stop on the blog is one of my best blogging buddies, the wonderful Heidi.

Thank you so much for stopping by, the blog hop will will close on Saturday 15th 5:01 am GMT/00:01 am EST
image - august
papers  - BG Pyrus
flowers - WOC
challenges -
CRAFT
Charisma - Birthday

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Fancy a Wags and Whiskers sneek peek?

Isn't she gorgeous! I have coloured her in copics. Remember to check back tomorrow for details of the blog hop to announce the release of these beauties.

Challenges - linked on sidebar
Basic grey - spots and dots
friday sketchers
my time to craft - up in the air.

hugs Vicky
image - wags and whiskers
papers - BG Marjolaine
other embellishments - woc flowers, martha stewart punch for leaves and butterlies, pearls from stash

candy at lili of the valley

All the dt all have candy on offer


Kathy - Watermelon Sugar

Dawny P - Pink Piggy

Lena Katrine - Lena Katrines Scrappeskreppe

Dena - Denas Stamping Corner

Claudia Rosa - Pretty Pressings

Jacque - Jacques Joi De Vivre

Marlene - A Lil' Bit of Me

Heather - Rica's Haven

Moni – Nixe07

Bev – All the things I love

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Kenny K - Kitty Katastrophe and saturday song

Something a little bit different today. I decided to use a Kenny K and have coloured her in copics.

Challenges (all linked on sidebar)-

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Stamp Something - digi
Papertake weekly - anything goes

hugs Vicky

image - Kenny K kitty katastrophe
papers - BG curio
other embellishments - WOC flowers

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Sorry this has to be choosen as CSI NY starts again tonight!!!!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Wags and Whiskers DT Card

We are back from our break over Christmas and this week we are showcasing the new release. The theme of the challenge is valentines. I have used bo bunny papers which I have matched with lace and flowers from WOC. The image is coloured  in copics and due for release on monday. I hope you like.

other challenges -
WOC - Sketch

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Liked my card yesterday? Well.....

Wags 'n Whiskers is having a new release NEXT Monday, January 10th!!





 From the W+W Blog -


The sneak peeks begin on Friday, January 7th which is also the date of our new challenge :-) Then continue Saturday 8th and Sunday, August 9th.

Beginning at 12:01am EST/5:01am GMT Monday, January 10th, there will be blog hop showcasing all of the wonderful new images.

Then at 7:00am EST/12:00pm GMT on Monday, January 10th, the stamps will be available for sale here on the blog and at some retailers through the world.

Would you like to win the whole release?

Click on the banner to visit the Wags and Whiskers blog.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

WOYWW and ABC DT Card

We have something new on ABC this challenge, we now have a sketch element to the challenge. Here is my DT Card introducing one of the new Wags and Whiskers Stamps which are due out on monday.

hugs Vicky
image - New Wags and Whiskers Pin up girls
papers - Kaiser Craft - Utopia
other embellishments - clumsy lace from sketch and stash, ribbon from stash

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WOYWW

Well I promised you a surprise!

 My desk, totally empty, no paper on the floor - infact it has been vacuumed! The cushion is one I made when I was 7! The chocolate box is empty bt has scrap green (leave coloured) paper in. The dairy cover is still there as due to snow then flu my sister has not visited yet. The note pad has all my challenges and dt committments in. Just tot he right you can see DH's stereo.
 Ok my crafting bookshelf, pretty explains itself i think, DH points out I can now find everything, I point out I have to move stuff to get to stuff now.
The draws (underneath) contain stamps and one draw is xmas stamps and paper, and one is made cards and the other scrap paper. The images are now all in one pile and my papers are all together which only fill half the box compared to it being full last year,need to look out for nice quality and patterned cheap papers.
Yes the room used to be the nursery hence the winnie the pooh stickers still up lol!

I hope everyone is feeling better and getting over the colds, I am still coughing and chesty when I try to exercise and my hot waterbottle of an evening is becoming a habit!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Longtime no card or play

I have not inked up any Sugar Nellies in ages, and have sorted out my craft room (wait till you see it on WOYWW tomorrow) and decided to show some of my old stamps the light of day - well VAT has gone up and so my crafting spending budget has been slashed from the small amount it was to practically nothing!
I do hope you like it.

hugs Vicky



Challenges -



image - Rope Swing - Sugar Nellie

sentiment - hero arts

medium - copics, promarkers and DI

papers - K and Co Charlotte

other embellishments -Cuttlebug folder daisy pattern, flowers woc, ribbon stash


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Favourites of 2010 January - June

Here is my favourite cards per month of last year. I am doing it in two parts not to bore you all x
January
February
March

April
May
June

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Saturday Song


On a 60's theme today, having a mass clean out in the house and gulp craft room, have a wonderful new year x

hugs Vickyimage - papers - other embellishments -