My Lovely Friends

Saturday 10 July 2010


Hi its me again........he he he.....I know its not gonna be any1 else is it????lol. Anyway this is just a quick post to tell you about a FAB new shop thats opened. Crafty Emma from DT's on PFP & Pollycraft has opened her new store online & its now open for business......she has worked SOOO hard to get it all up & running. She still has more items to add to the store but there is still fab choice for you. As you know the best advertisement for any business is word of mouth so she really could do with a hand spreading the word......Now altho all us lovely crafters would do it anyway Emma has genorously decided to do a give away as a thank you for helping to spread the word...thats right if you put her shop banner on the side of your blog & announce Emma's voucher give away there is a £10 voucher up for grabs with FREE postage......come on gals...& guys we just love to buy crafting goodies......better than buying shoes.....believe I'm a shoe addict (over 50 pairs lol sshhhh) Get yourself over to Craft Emma's Store the banner is on the side of my blog & I'm also posting a link here: Dont forget to also pop over to to be entered into the £10 voucher give away & while you are there you can have a peek at her fab creations if you have the time.
Go make yourselves a cuppa & then get over there.....what could be better shopping for crafting goodies whilst drinking a hot cup of tea (or coffee....yuk lol).
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Edwin coloured with Distress Inks

Hello all you lovely crafters. Well I'm afraid I've not been on much this week I've been rather glued to Sky News watching all this about Raoul Moat......all of us up here in Northumberland are not used to anything like this happening so its had people anxious & to some people excited at the same time (I find that a bit strange lol). I for 1 is glad its all over, it will be nice not to have to listen to police cars & police helicopters flying over all the time. I bet the soaps have took a hit this week there has been more excitement here in the North East never mind Eastenders..... altho I have to admit I dont watch any soaps of any kind.....I'm more of a Simpsons & Top Gear kind of gal lol. Anyway blah blah blah....I will get on with what I've made I'm actually surprised I even managed to make a card but it honestly only took me half an hour it really was just a quickie (that doesn't include painting Edwin tho). I have used Distress Inks on Edwin.....this is my 1st card with an image using inks!! I am quite pleased with myself altho I know I need a lot more practice......actually compared to lot of others out there who use inks for their images mine must, can I say that word on here?????LMAO!!! Anyway here is my inky dinky card with inky dinky Edwin.......this heat is frying my brain cells so please ignore the stupidness lol. The base paper at the bottom is from my big K&Co stack & I'm sorry but I cant remember where the others are from :-( sorrrrrryyyyy!!!! The bellies I got them from Arty Miss altho I got them over a year ago when I first went into card making but got bored after 2 weeks!!! My God how could I do such a thing????? well in my defence your honor I was ermmmmm.................... CRAP!!!! Honestly I really was & I'd not even heard of stamps & Promarkers & all the other wonderful, exciting when I see crafts I think I'm in heaven surrounded by Gods beautiful craft creations lmao........I do droan on dont I??????lol The sentiment is from a stamp in my stash, its actually got a whale on as well but I chopped him off......the little bugga was a fighter mind!!!!! lol Here is a close-up of my ickle dude here......doesn't he look peaceful away from us women & pondering about life's little incidentals maybe.............honestly brain is fried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Actually while typing this I'm stuffing my face on a Cornetto mmmmm strawberry, I lurrrrrvvvveee strawberries he he he. Now this card like my other 1 on my other blog is again just for fun & not for any challenges......I'm not great at doing male cards as you know they are not quite my forte but the only way I can possibly get better is to make more so TA DAAAAAAA here I am doing more!!!! Well thats all for now folks.........but.....I'll be back!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments & for visiting I do appreciate it & I know I go on & on & on blah blah blah but in my defense I have no real crafting buddies all I have is you guys.......but that said you are all the best.....its true what they say 'Crafter's are the loveliest of people'. So off I go now take care everyone & enjoy your weekend....mine actually started off FAB as my brother & family came up from Stoke-On-Trent today for a few can imagine the mixture of accents in our house, my kids sound like geordies cus they have been up here that long & mine & my hubby's accent is a mixture between potteries & geordie....obviously mt bro is pure Stokie lol. Anyway TTFN....I really am going now..........bye-d-bye Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday 7 July 2010

My Magical World of Magnolia: Straight Through The Heart

My Magical World of Magnolia: Straight Through The Heart: "Hello all you lovely crafters welcome to my additional blog site solely dedicated to Magnolia. I have a serious addiction to Magnolia, I wil..."

Sunday 4 July 2010

Say hello to baby Hanglar

Well I'm his week is back again but this time with something I've made...... I realised this week that there are a lot of cards I've NEVER made.......hey I'm still a newbie lol thats my excuse anyway lol. One of the many type of cards I've never made is a baby card.....well over at PFP their challenge this week which has been chosen by the lovely Denise is 'Think of a number'....well after a little bit of thinking I thought I could sort of combine the 2...a number with a baby card, well actually its baby's 1st birthday but its close to a baby card, well you cant really get much closer lol. I have used my new Hanglar & Stanglar stamps which I got off ebay last week, they took a few days to come tho as they had to come from Sweden.....but it was SO worth the wait, I really couldn't wait to play with them. So here is a close up of my baby Hanglar stamp, isn't she so pretty..... I have of course used my Promarkers to colour her in, which is Baby pink & lilac stripes. Yes I have made yet another easel card......I'm sorry I'm addicted & also my idea for the challenge needed an easel card as you will soon see. The flowers & gems are from my stash & the sentiment is computer generated & I just coloured it in with Pink Promarkers. The stick on paper ribbon I've had for ages....I think I originally got it from think lol!! Here is my easel card.........I really am quite pleased how this turned out, the top half is longer than the average easel card but when I tried the number 1 on a standard easel card it didn't look right so I made it bigger & then cut out the middle. The papers are from a K&Co mat pad called Hopscotch....they were the closest I had to baby papers, my mental note is now to get some lol. The baby sentiment & the bow are on the Hanglar baby stamp & I just coloured them in accordingly. I used some gingham paper from my stash at the bottom & used my Martha Stewart lattice punch, this has to be my fave punch. The large number 1 I did myself & the small number 1 is computer generated. Well I think thats it I'm off now to see what other challenges I can enter it into & to link it up at PFP........then sit & wait for the new challenge on Tuesday!!!! Enjoy what is left of your weekend, thank you SO much for visiting it really means a lot & a HUGE thank you to each & everyone that leaves comments...I read EVERY single 1, they always cheer me up so thank you. Take care peeps hugs to all. Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx - Think of a number - Cute - Easel Card - One For The Girls Stripes (they are on there somewhere lol) - Pinkalicious - Check It Out Card For A Child or Teenager