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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Crafty Emma's Challenge..... Kick Off A New Challenge

Good morning everyone hope you are all fine & dandy this morning.
Well its Kick Off day with a new weekly challenge Crafty Emma's Challenge blog.
I am sooo excited about this Challenge blog & the other girlies I am working with are just FAB & very talented, I feel VERY honoured to be working with them all.
We are starting off the challenge with everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes' which basically means you can create whatever you like as long as its papercraft.
Here is the 1st prize.... a 12x12 My Minds Eye 'Oh La La' paper pack....mmm it certainly is ''Oh la la''

 Pop on over to the challenge blog to check out our talented DT's fabulous inspiring creations.
Here is mine....

It is a Notepad, this was an old hardback book, the insides were cut out & it has been covered in these gorgeous 'Pink Paislee' papers which are from Crafty Emma's Store, the tag is also from here as to are the pretty Dew Drops & the Pearl Pear Shaped Pin in the flowers. You really must get these Dew Drops they really are SOOOOO pretty, the camera doesn't do them justice. The images are from Kenny K & have been coloured with Promarkers which Emma also stocks. I also added metal corners to help protect the corners & also because it looks nice lol. The flowers are all from my stash, so is the doily which has been inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
This is the inside of the notepad, again just covered in 'Pink Paislee'. Before the pads went on I glued on a piece of ribbon to provide an anchorage for a pen. The pads are actually free downloads from Graphic Garden they have loads of free printout things on there, its fab....

Here is the close-up of the images, I absolutely love Kenny K images they are fab to colour.
Well I think thats it from me we hope you can join in with our first challenge, 1st prize will be picked by random & there will also be a Top 3.
Come along & join in the fun.......its not to be missed!!!!

Bye-D-Bye for now
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thankyou so much for visiting & for your wonderful comments I appreciate each & every 1 of them, hugs to you all. xx

My Autumn Whiff Of Joy

Good evening crafters how are you this evening. I have been rather busy this week making a few creations, my 1st I will post tonight & I will post the others over the weekend.
Before I get on with this post dont forget to check out Crafty Emma's New Challenge Blog tomorrow, its kick off day starting at 8am with the 1st challenge & also winners of the candy Emma put up will also be drawn....... Candy & a New Challenge....what gets better!!!!
Right onto this post....this week over at PFP  the challenge is set by Debs, she has chosen a sketch for this challenge

There is also a Theme added to it which is 'Autumn Colours'
While I was not feeling too good in the week I did some colouring.....its soooo therapeutic!!!
I decided to use a WOJ image that I had coloured, I have had for so long (well since March) she was 1 of my 1st stamps & she has been neglected lately......shame on me!!
Anyway here is my card....
This is 'Musing Melinda' she & the mushroom she is sat on are from WOJ, I masked Melinda up to place the mushroom beneath her.....I've had the mushroom a few months & its took me til now to actually use it!!
She is coloured in Promarkers & has Diamond Stickles on her wings & Copper Stickles for her jewellery.

Here is a close-up of the top left corner. The flowers are from Wild Orchids. The leaves & flat flower in the middle were punched out using a Woodware punch. The gems are MME but I cant remember the name, sorry!! The strip that goes through the middle is a Marth Stewart punch & underneath is a layer of 'Sissal Ribbon' from Bunny Zoe. The small orange flowers were also inked with Tea Dye distress ink.

You can actually see the Sissal Ribbon better in this pic. The butterfly is from my Tonic punch. All the punched out pieces were sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer 'Red Firefly' 1st & then sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer 'Sunlight Mist' while the firefly was still wet then as I'm somewhat inpatient dried them with my heatgun. The butterfly was also sprayed with CC Spray & Shine when the shimmer had dried & it also has 2 MME gems added to the body.
This 1 is to try show the dimension of it all. The paper I've used is Basic Grey 'Porcelain' I love this paper & thought the colours suited the Autumn them beautifully. All of the papers have been inked with Distress Inks & then distressed with my little distressy tool. The inks I've used are 'Tea Dye', 'Rusty Hinge' & 'Bundled Sage'
I really enjoyed doing this card I was just totally at ease, I had nothing planned except the image & the paper pad but didn't quite know which papers to use but everything just flowed together, easily & naturally lol. I love those sort of crafting sessions & this sketch was FAB to work with I will be using this 1 again for sure.
Well thats it peeps I'm off to link this up before I have a quick shower then bed. I will be back tomorrow with my DT card, hope you can pop back tomorrow & we would love to see you over at CES Challenge Blog, come & join in the fun......ay why not bring your friends I'll even pop the kettle on, there is nothing like a cyber cuppa lol.
Nitey nite peeps thank you sooo much for stopping by it means a lot & I luuurrrvvvee to know what you think of my creations, good or bad I dont mind!!!

Lotsa big hugs to you all
Vicky xxx - Sketch & Autumn Colours - Vintage (I hope distressed edges count)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

WOW.....I Have An Award

Hello peeps I know I havnt posted for a few days I've been a bit busy & bit ill, this damn kidney is giving me a lot of trouble but nezzer mind lol. Anyway I have received an award this morning.....I can't believe it I'm sooo proud.......I am grinning like a chesire cat ;0) Here is my award which I received from the lovely Coops.....thankyou hunni soooo much. Love Coops blog & she lives where I was born & bred Stoke-On-Trent so its really nice to have a potter crafter as a friend.

Now I'm new to all this but I think that 1 of the conditions of this award is I have to pass it on to 7 of my fave blogs.....My Goodness how do I do this????? Well I would choose Coops but as she gave it to me I can't so here are my 7 in no particular order........
2. Susie
3. Heidi
4. Poppet
5. Angie
7. Sarah
WOW........I really wish I could pick more 7 is NOT enough :-( There are sooo many more I could pick as I think you ALL have wonderful blogs & make wonderful inspiring creations.
Thanks once again Coops hun.

Lotsa hugs to all
Vicky xxx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Cowgirl-Up blog hop....dont miss it!!!!

Hello there crafters hope you are all having a wonderful weekend & hope the weather is keeping nice for, its gorgeous up here in the North. There is a Blog Hop on 29th August over at Cowgirl-Up I have have copied & pasted there badge & info below....

       We will be having our Big Blog Hop and Image Release and Sale!

        Looking forward to Ya'll being there!

        Mark your calendars for August 29th!

        Don't forget to create a post with our Announcement Badge

        and post it on your side bar!

        We will be hopping around and looking!

        Someone will be winning a special prize!

        Leave a comment that you have made a post and posted the badge!

So don't forget 29th August for the Blop Hop & of course not forgetting the crafters do like our sales don't we.............
                                                   Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx