Monday, July 30, 2012

New Stash

Hi All
I had a lovely weekend visiting my sister in Hull on my own, with no Kids!!!!! which is a first, we went out for dinner and a few drinks then Sunday we went to Ross craft fair. Never been to this craft fair before, it was great got a few bargains.

Thought I would share a card I have made for my mum and dads wedding anniversary  and of cause I have used some of my new stash

I have used Strawberry Kisses 'Together' Stamp ( this was one of my Bargain buys at £2) coloured in with promarkers, plus a couple of new flex markers which I have never used before but will defo be buying more. The backing card is from Kanban. Flowers are from wild orchid, lace and ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
joanna sheen challenge- animal crackers
crafty bloggers - Anything goes
hooked on craft- Lets celebrate

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

1st christmas Card

Hi all
I have made my first Christmas card Yeah!!!! This is really early for me but now I am looking at everyone doing their Christmas cards gave me the inspiration to start mine.

I have used a LOTV stamp 'Oh Christmas Tree' I found some fabric flowers in my stash to make the poinsettia and added a flower brad bent up in the middle. The label cut is from Craft room basics.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
lady bugs crafts ink  Christmas in july
hooked on craft  Christmas in july
lexis creations Christmas in july
cutie pie challenge. Christmas in july
cute daisy may. Christmas in july
flourishes.  Christmas in july
i love promarkers  gold sliver or bronze

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs Vicky


Hi All
I went to the Lili of the Valley shop yesterday, its only a 40min drive from my house and cant  believe I haven't been until now, I went with my sister and we loved it. Bought a new stamp and some wild orchid flowers that have been wanting for ages and there was such a lovely selection I bought a few bunches.

Thought I would share a card I have made with my new stuff. The stamp is 'Love Boat' and coloured in with my promarkers, design papers are from Raspberry Road.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
wild orchid challenge- Round in circles
lili of the valley- A Touch of Roamace
truly madly- Animals 

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black and yellow

Hi all 

Wanted to enter Saturated Carney challenge this fortnight plus an excuse to colour in the free image that was available last week, I could happily colour in Krista's Images in all day long.

When looking through the inspiration from  the DT team I noticed a few using the Dymo machine which I have had for years and always used on my scrapbook pages never thought of using it on a card so thought I would give it ago.

Have used spellbinders die for the swirl and Sizzix die Hinges, Latches, Handle, and Photo Turns.  papers are papermania capsule

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
saturated canary challenge- Black and white, + one
stamptacular sunday- to die for (2 or more dies)
crafty our passion- black and white + one
daisy doodles creative- here comes the sun

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Crafting when we can Monochrome

Morning all

Its time for another challenge at crafting when we can don't the weeks just fly by

For the next two weeks the theme is  

The fantastic sponsors for this challenge is 

I have used fairy sweet which can be found  here 
I decided that because I always do monochrome cards black and white that I would go for a different approach and try pink. The design papers were found in my stash along with the embellishments used. The sentiment is from a sizzlits die

Check the other design team creations they are fab!

 I would like to enter into the following challenges
crafty catz weekly  - Monochrome
the poodles parlour -use a digi
cute card thursday -Fairy nice
southern girls challenge -angels and fantasy
sweet stamp in challenge  - Monochrome
scrap bitz copics- anything goes w/a girly twist

Thanks for stopping by 
Hugs Vicky

Friday, July 20, 2012

Brown Sugar Challenge #3

Hi all
I have been asked to be part of brown sugar challenge design team, which of cause I said yes. Brown sugar is a new challenge blog which has some fantastic challenges and sponsors lined up, with a super design team aswell.

Challenges are every fortnight so plenty of time to join in the fun.

This fortnight we are sponsored by the the wonderful....

The theme for the next two weeks is 

Black and White with a splash of colour

I have used katniss girl of fire sassy which can be found here 
She is coloured in with promarkers using ice grey 2, 3, and 4. I decided to keep everything black and white the papers are from papermanina and the die cuts are spellbinders. I used the splash of colour as a single red rose which was made using tim holtz tattered flowers 

Make sure you check out the rest of the teams inspiration 

I would like to enter into the following challenges
fab n funky- make your own flowers
c a challenge- free theme
my heart pieces digital stamp - circle or square
Thanks for stopping by
 Hugs Vicky

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thank You Cards

Hi all

Last day at school for the kids for the next 6 weeks, I had already done the presents, so I thought I would share the cards I have made.

Attended my daughters leaving assembly today, it was lovely to see how all her class has grown and changed since they started primary school, took my tissues good job because I had tears by the time it had finished. Off my baby girl goes to secondary school in September

Anyway of to the cards I have used a free image from saturated canary, and she is coloured in with promarkers. The papers are from Raspberry Road.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges
divas by design challenge - Anything goes
i love promarkers- Sparkle 
moving along with the times.  - pink
pennys challenges  - follow the sketch
dianamlarson- Thankyou
digi doodle shops best- anything goes

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Hi Again
Its my husband's Birthday on Tuesday, (so many birthdays in July) his hobby is collecting retro games and consoles especially anything to do with Mario, so I wanted to make something Mario on his card. 

I found the image from a Mario coloring page on the internet and have coloured him in using my promarkers. The paper with stars on is from papermania which I have had for years. The toadstools are from Create a Critter and the bricks are from the Batman Cartridge. The sentiment is a cricut cut but found that  in my stash along with theses odd gold brads which I found in the bottom of a box (thought they would look like the coins that you collect in the game)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
marks finest papers- male cards
top tip tuesday- one for a man
celebrate the occasion- Happy Birthday
nut crafters- one for the boys
the squirrel and the fox.- kids or babies

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Perpetual Calender

Hi All
I wanted to share a project I have made for my grandmas birthday. My grandma has always had a wooden  perpetual calender that sat on the fire place, me and my sister would happily play with the wooden date blocks when we were kids, which is properly why the numbers started wearing off.  So I thought I would make her a new one. I have used a tutorial which can be found here

I have used the criuct for the numbers and the cuts on the cubes, the stamp is a Wee Stamp which were free from a magazine and she is colored in with promarkers

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
my mums craft shop no cards allowed
daring cardmakers- Lace and Pearls
frosted designs- Stamping
ginger loft challenge- fancy folds
lets ink it up- All Girl
stamptacular sunday- Wings and bling

Thanks for looking and stopping by
Hope you all had a good weekend
Hugs Vicky

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Baby Cards

Hi all
I got the best present over the weekend, my grandmas sewing cabinet, I spent hours putting all my craft things of the kitchen table and into the new cabinet, so we can finally eat dinner of a table again!!!!

The cabinet although the purpose is for sewing works great for all my craft things, my cricut finally has a safe home. I have made two cards tonight as it was so easy having everything to hand.

My mother in law sells my cards for me, and she saves the money for me so I can spend at the crafts fairs when I go, she wanted me to stock up on some baby cards which is what I have done tonight.

I have used a popcorn the bear stamp (which i borrowed of my mum) and coloured with promarkers one card for a girl and one for a boy. I found these girl table coaster that I have had for ages and the design papers were free from a magazine,nappy pins, buttons and ribbon from my stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
joanna sheen challenge- going round in circles
passion for promarker- gingham/checks
stamp n plus- anything goes

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Recipe: 1 Image 2 Ribbons and 3 Buttons

Morning All 
Its time for a new challenge at crafting when we can we

The wonderful sponsors this fortnight are 

The Theme is a recipe 1 Image 2 Ribbons and 3 Buttons

The DT were given the opportunity to chose the image to work with I decided to go with Max play his DS which can be found here

I love this image it reminds my of my son who spends many a day sitting playing his DS with his tongue sticking out!!!!!!
 I have kept the card simple this time using all little bits up from my stash, the image is coloured in with promarkers, not done black hair before but I am quite pleased with the results.

Take a look at the rest of the DT which is full of great projects and inspiration

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
chocolate coffee cards Anything goes
dutch dare For a child
reasonable ribbon children's birthday
card a day- just for men

Thanks for stopping by
hugs vicky

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Book for My Dad

Hi all 
Its my Dads birthday on Sunday, 'Happy Birthday Dad' My mum has bought him a Kindle so thought I would get him a voucher so he could buy some eBooks. Amazon do print your own gift vouchers but I didn't want to just give him a piece of paper with some numbers on, I had saved a tutorial to make a book card and thought this would be perfect as I wanted this for a book voucher

I have used some papers i got from a car boot and the image is lili of the valley, everything is distressed with vintage photo. I made a tag holder and tag which is were i will write the voucher number on. I made the box on the ultimate pro.

Really enjoyed making this project just hope my dad likes it.

Sorry i took a lot of photos

I would like to enter this project into the following challengs
my heart pieces- Someone special
lili of the valley- anything goes
kaboodle doodles- A boys life
craft punked- monochrome
fussy and fancy- fancy folds

Thanks for looking and stopping by
Hugs Vicky