My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Quick & Simples.....

Good morning my lovelies how are you all? I cant believe its end of half term, how fast has this week gone :0( Got wait til christmas for another school hol now :0(
Anyway sorry I've not been round we had a full on family day yesterday as my eldest works half day on a friday so we treated everyone to pizza hut including Jake's girlfriend, we laughed sooooooo hard it made my pains worse but god was it worth it..........laughter is the medicine for EVERYTHING!!! 
Anyway I made some quickie cards (altho not quick for me lol), nearly a week ago & thought I would pop them on, not sure what I think of them tbh but.........well will let you see lol.
This is going along the lines of flat crimbo cards & for this card I got inspired by my fabby talented blogging buddy Debby when she made these cards here........she does gorgeous simple cards & hers are soooooooooooo much better than mine!!!

For the baubles I used the fabby MB 'Snowflake Ornament' die & I drew lines up to the embossed lettering. The embossing folder is from my stash.
Paper is MME 'All Is Bright' & I ripped it & inked it with Walnut DI.


I have used a Penny Black stamp for this one & heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I then inked the background using distress ink. The sentiment stamp didnt stamp out too well.
I used Spellbinders 'Edgeabilities - Classic Scallop' for the bottom edge, I wanted it to look like a shadow was being cast by the top scallops. The reason for this card is the Joanna Sheen challenge this time is 'Silhouettes', I'm hoping this counts.
The paper is Prima 'Tea Thyme' & I've added faux stitching around the edge. Not sure tbh what I think of this one but its a first for me, its good to try new things tho, thats the whole point of crafting aint it lol ;0) 

Ingredients used...........
MME 'All is bright' paper - MCH
MB 'Snowflake ornament' - MCH
Cream Pearl Pen - MCH
Bakers twine
Poinsettia
Penny Black stamp
Prima 'Tea Thyme' papers - MCH
Glitter Ribbon - Crafts & Me
Distress Inks
Spellbinders Edgeabilities - MCH

Well thats all from me will be catching up with you all at some point today, we go over to Ben & Megans today but will try my best come visit you all.
Thank you sooooooooooo much for stopping by it means the world mmwah
Tatty bye xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Challenges I'm Entering..............
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Silhouettes - bottom card



45 comments:

Donna said...

Beautiful work Vicky, gorgeous CAS designs and lush colours on the 2nd card :) Donna ♥ x

Basslady said...

how delicious and awesome! i love the noblesse of the first card and the sponging on the second one is GREAT!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Caroline said...

Hi Vicki these are gorgeous nothing wrong with them. The colours on the second one are gorgeous. Have a great weekend hun and take care. PS I agree laughter is the best medicine. Caroline xxx

Irene said...

Gorgeous Vicky!!!

xx Irene

aussie aNNie said...

Hi ya lovely lady, wow these are gorgeous. Love the baubles the way you did them, how inspiring. May have to use your idea a little if ok with you for some Christmas cards I need to do...[not challenges]. Pizza nights are good, nice to hear you were laughing, it is good medicine...take care...luv aNNIe ♥

Frea said...

Hi Sweetie, that certainly is a new style for you! Love both cards and love the fact that the're totally different. Been working with home made backgrounds a lot myself lately and love doing that! However, I am more into the Dylusions! Love the depth and richness of those colors. Hugs Frea

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful cards, great colors and the designs Vicky.

greetings akrin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards Vicky I love the embossing and the baubles on the first and the second is Stunning!!
Kevin xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Vicky! Love the papers ont eh first one and the beautiful silhouettes and sentiment on the second! Enjoy your day!

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Vicky. I love the embossing the way you have used the bauble dies on the first card. The tress on the second card are gorgeous and the colours are wonderful.
I totally agree with you about laughter being the best medicine, life is too short to be miserable!!!
Take care
hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards Vicky.xxx

Fabiola said...

super joli avec cette touche vintage, biz

heidy said...

Wow sweetie those are all gorgeous!!
XXX Heidy

Faye said...

Vicky, I think they are beautiful. Keep laughing Babe. X

MagsB said...

Oh these are great! The shadowed effect on the bottom card is really clever! What lovely cards!

love Mags B x

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous cards, Vicky.....very elegant!

Robin said...

Both of these are so elegant! I love them. Hugs, Robin

sassy said...

these are both amzing cards sweetie......nice to try something different but as always truly beautifull hugs sassyxxxxxxxxx

Lexie said...

Lovely cards.

Beautiful use of colour on the silhouette one, and a fab image.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.
xx

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Vicky...and have a lovely evening too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Fabulous cards hun, great effects, love the second one, I so need to embellie less it costs a fortune to post them, hugs Liz xx

Donna Mosley said...

ooh! Vicky, these are both so gorgeous hun. Yep! laughter is definately the best medicine hun especially when you are laughing with your lovely family. Hope you have a lovely weekend hun.

Donna x

arjette said...

It's beautiful Vicky!!!! Doesn't look simple at all!

gr. arjette.

May said...

Gorgeous cards Vicky.... Love them both!! Hugs May x x x

Denise said...

These are gorgeous Vicky. Love the beautiful colours on the second one. Think that is my fave.
Hugs
Denise xx

cardmaking bird said...

I think they're both fab - in very different ways - and different from your usual style but it does us good to step out of our comfort zones every now and again, eh!! Besides, you need some flat cards for posting with the price RM charge and anyone would be proud to get these ones!! Sounds like you had a great day yesterday, hope you're OK hun. Lots of hugs, Marie xxx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards Vicky! Such beautiful designs and gorgeous distressing too!
Kelly.x

Wishcraft said...

They're both gorgeous hun! Love the dies and fab design of the first one, and your inky scene is just fabulous - such lovely colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anne said...

Wonderful cards! I really love the christmas one, its so cute! The embossing and details are perfect. :)

Klem, Anne.

Eileen said...

The die cuts and embossing work so well on the first card and love the colours you have used on the second one. That tree stamp is gorgeous.
Sounds as if you had a great day out
Eileen x

Crafty Chris said...

Wow 2 fantastic cards and so differnet from ur usual, my fav is the 2nd.
Chris x

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh Vicky, two totally different cards but both absolutely beautiful! There's not a style that you cannot handle my friend! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Sue said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Vicky! Love the baubles and the embossing… and the twine detail on the first one…
and Wow the distress inks on the 2nd one are so beautiful…. Love the effect with the trees and the embossing…
Hope you are having a nice weekend
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, Oh these are so lovely l do like the embossed writing on the first card and the baubles truly lovely and traditional and the 2nd card equally as lovely xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Stunning sweetie both of them, hugs Pops x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I wouldn't have guessed that these lovely makes were yours Vicky because of their simplicity and you don't usually do simplicity but they are gorgeous! Fab inking in card number 2 and I love your banner as a little extra in card number 1! Hugs, Lesley

Jude said...

Gorgeous cards Vicky, like you say always good to try new things and these are fab!

Hugs
Judex

KraftyKoolKat said...

All of these are gorgeous and would take me ages to do. So they wouldn't be quickies for me I am afraid. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Teresa said...

Ooh Vicky these are brilliant, both very different but colour choices are excellent and so beautifully made.
Hugs Teresa xx

Faye said...

You, my dear are too kind. Thanks for the lovely comment you left at mine. I still think these are fab. X

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful cards Vicky - both so very different and both of them gorgeous! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Bea und Doreen said...

two beautiful cards hun. The first one is my fav - so beautiful.
Have a wonderful day
Big happy hugs
Doreen xx

Dobra said...

Your cards are always beautiful, artistic and wondwerfuly designed
This is a lovely card, what a beautiful image.

NGCARDS said...

This is such a beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! XXX