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Saturday 25 September 2010

CES Challenge....challenge 5

Well its me saying 'Good morning all you lovely crafters'. Well its Saturday so you know what that means.......YES itsssssss
Can you believe we are on challenge 5 already where are the weeks going? Thankyou so much for all your wonderful entries to my 'Baby Bonanza' every 1 of them were gorgeous.
The lovely Amy has set this weeks challenge & its 1 that I know a lot of you love......
'Animal Antics'
yep as long as your creation has an animal on then come & get it entered. The prize on offer this week is yummy......actually I wish I could enter......
You get 'Fancy Pants crochet flowers' & 20 'Animal Charms'
Wouldn't you just love to win that......well as they say 'You have to be in it to win it' lol I heard some1 say it yesterday, it made me smile lol.
Anyway I will show my creation for this week
Meet 'Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble' from WOJ. He is painted with my 'Distress Inks', I'm still in the practice stage with these so I'm still a bit erm...raw lol. The bauble has gold Promarkers added in places & Henry has crystal stickles on him. I love these little fella's he is just sooo sweet.
The papers I've used are Websters Pages 'Winter Wings & Holidays' & you can get them from Crafty Emma's Store these papers are gorgeous, mine have been stroked a LOT!!! I've inked all the papers with 'Vintage Photo' distress ink & distressed with my stressy tooly thingy. The Poinsettia's are also from Emma's & they also got inked just a wee bit with the Vintage Photo & also the 'Dew Drops'. The ribbon & gems are from my stash as to the buckle.

This is lying flat to show you the dimension. This is a new style card that I saw on someone's blog a while ago but I cant remember whose it was sorry!! Anyway I thought I would have a go so here is the inside......

It took about 15 mins to remember how the card went & then I had to make the template. I really enjoyed making this card & I love how it turned out. I'm hopefully going to be putting a tutorial on my blog over the weekend so keep popping back if you like. I have used the same pad of papers & still egded it all with Vintage Photo. The 2 doilies I sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer 'Bronze Blush' & then dried it with my heat gun because I'm inpatient lol. The sentiment is computer generated.
These pieces of card are cut using a nestie in my Cuttlebug. The tabs were also cut out & embossed using my cuttlebug & then cut in half & edges inked with Vintage Photo.
Well thats its from me but do pop on over to CES Challenges to have a look at what the girls on the DT have done, they are gorgeous.
I am running a little late with this this morning because Mr Crappy Blogger must insist on messing me about & keep signing me out & being naughty with my pics......Damn you Mr Blogger!!!

Bye-D-Bye for now peeps hope you all have a fabby weekend. Thankyou for popping in & leaving a comment I love reading them they make my day.
Hugs to all
Vicky xxx

Challenges I am entering..... - D is for Distressing

Friday 24 September 2010

Butterfly Keeper

Good evening again its me again but this time with a card.
Over at PFP this week the challenge is make your own flowers well thats right up my street so I've made my fave type of handmade flowers & I've done another Criss Cross card because I just think they are sooo pretty. Here's my card......
This is the pretty Butterfly Keeper from
Crafts & Me & she has been coloured with Promarkers.
I absolutely adore this stamp is is 1 of my all time fave stamps & I am guilty of neglecting her......throw me to the hounds!!!!!!!
The paper.....this paper has been stroked, felt, even licked its that blooming yummy.....I think I shed a lot of tears when I was cutting this.....sniffle.....sorry I was starting to go again then!!! The paper is Websters Pages 'Hollywood Vogue & Wonderfall' & I got them from Crafty Emma's Store.....go get some before I go & buy more....yum yum!!! All the papers have been distressed with my stressy tool & inked with 'Milled Lavender' distress ink. The gems & butterflies are from my stash.
Added a little bit of Lavender Stickles to the white butterflies. The butterfly that is on the image I cut out of another image & layered it using 3D foam pads & then smothered it in Glossy Accents altho it did make the pen go thick around the outline of the butterfly.

This is the inside with again the same papers.....arn't they irresistable!!! The ribbon is actually from a box of choccies hubby brought me a while ago lol. He got a huge bouquet of flowers yesterday cus I havn't been well & he feels awful cus he can't help take the pain away......GOD I love my hubby he is just the BEST!!!!
The sentiment on the card which was run through the Cuttlebug with a nestie & inked with Milled Lavender again, the sentiment is from WOJ it took just over a week to get here but its gotta come from Austria & I got 1 of the new dies & a few stamps.

The flower I made from cutting out 3 6-petalled flower shapes & attaching them all together, they are coloured with Promarker, distress ink & spritzed with Glimmer Mist & dried with the heat gun to create a bit of aging.....dont know how else to explain it lol.

This is the last piccie. I really quite like this card although I think its because I lluuurrrvvveee these papers lol.
I think thats it from me I'm gonna try get some more crafting done.....hopefully. Eldest is sleeping at his girlfriend's tonight, Natalie is in bed & I brought hubby & Jake (youngest) new Xbox 360 games each today so they are linked up together in separate rooms playing on & their toys lol....aye who am I to complain I'm the same with my crafting lol.
Dont forget its a new challenge over at CES Challenges on Saturday(tomorrow) & the girlies on the DT have got some fabby creations to show you.
Thankyou for stopping by I appreciate all your comments sooo very much,
hugs to you all.
Nighty night
Vicky xxx - Make Your Own Flowers

Awesome Blog Hop

Hello fellow crafters just a quick post to let you know about an awesome blog hop over at The Stampman they have LOTS of fab prizes to offer. All you have to do is put a little shout about it on your blog, put a link in your sidebar & hop along the DT team leaving a comment on each & every 1. There are letters to collect along the way which is an anagram, solve it & post them the answer. Thats it simple is that & you get to see the fab creations the girls on the DT have done.
Pop on over to their challenge blog to find out more.

Will be back soon with a card.
Bye-D-Bye for now Hugs Vicky xx

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Ringa Ringa Rosies.....A pocket Full Of Posies...& pics of my new car

Good evening once again all you lovely peeps, 2 posts in 1 day arnt I doing well. I have made another quickie card tonight its for 2 challenges. The 1st is Pocket Full Of Posies their theme is 'Lavender & Lace'. The 2nd challenge is Inspirational Sketches & their sketch is this....
So here is my interpretation of it...

Again I've used a scalloped card from Crafty Emma's Store I love these they are fab if you are wanting knock up quick cards, usually I make my cards from A4 & 12x12 card. The papers are Memory Box 'Gossamer' from Emma's Store, these are gorgeous papers in pretty soft colours. They have had their edges inked with Milled Lavender distress ink. The bow & lace are from my stash, the umbrella charm is from Emma's. The large flower & the small purple 1s are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the rest of flowers are from my stash they have also been spritzed with glimmer mist but it was hard to catch on camera.
Meet 'Spanish Tilda'

She is from the Bon Voyage collection, yet another 1 that I still hadn't inked up until now. She is coloured with Promarkers & the edges of her dress & the flower in her hair has Purple Stickles on....just to give it a bit of bling, doesn't she look so so pretty.
I have made this card for my step-mum because she looked after Natalie on Saturday while we went to get hubby's boat from Scotland......its the 1st time we've left her with someone for nearly 2 years but with her been poorly all week we didn't want to push her too much. So I've made a card to say thankyou & I'm buying her some 'Me To You' slippers tomorrow....she loves Tatty Teddy lol.
Right as promised I've put a couple of pics of my new car as some of you know I'm not a girly girl especially when it comes to cars....well I didn't get a car as such I got this....

Its my pick-up truck & I absolutely love her, she is big & beefy & growls like a beast on wheels lol. You can just see hubby's boat there beside it lol. Normally I drive a black van with seats in the back & room for Natalie's wheelchair, you can just see it by my railings with the blacked out windows.

Here is my beast from the back, the roll bar just got fitted today by my hubby, it was the first thing I brought for it I'm ordering the front bull bar tomorrow for it lol. Told you I wasn't a girly girl lol.
Well thats it for me tonight I'm hopefully gonna link this card up I've had a nightmare with Blogger today so please forgive me if I havn't gotten to your blogs I will certainly be trying again tomorrow.....ggrrrr the damn thing.
Anyway nighty night peeps sleep tight dont let the bed bugs bite......
Thankyou for stopping by once again you all rock da house!!!! lol
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

I Love Promarkers with Kenny K

Good afternoon lovely crafters I'm just popping on to quickly post a card I've made before going on my school run.
Over at I Love Promarkers this week they have a Sketch to follow....
with the optional theme of 'Ripping'.....well who doesn't love to rip papers!!
I decided to make another male card......yes you heard right a male card. I got this image from Kenny K cus I thought he was just sooo cool, he reminds me of my youngest a little bit when he is playing on his Guitar Hero on the Nintendo Wii lol...Here is my card....

This is 'Rock Dude' & what a dude he is, he's just mint!!
The papers are Basic Grey 'Eerie' & they are from Crafty Emma's Store as to is the scalloped card & the black Dew Drops & the Twine in the buttons. All the papers have been 'ripped' to fit the theme & of course I've followed the sketch.

Here is Rock Dude up close & personal & you can get him here. He is of course coloured with Promarkers & then sprayed with lashings of Spray & Shine from Crafters Companion.
I think thats it...............way my giddy gosh I've done it!! I've actually FINALLY done a quick post.....
I can hear you cheering dont think I cant lol.
Will be back later hopefully with something never knowwwwww.

Thanks for popping in soz didnt pop keckle on but in a rush lol.....I thankyou tho whole-heartedly for all your wonderful comments.
Hugs to all
Vicky xxx  -  Sketch & theme of 'Ripped'

Monday 20 September 2010

PFP & Whiff Of Joy Challenges

Well good evening peeps hope you are all fine & dandy & refreshed & was back to school this morning, sickness finally stopped on Saturday.........thank goodness!!!! I still havn't took any photo's of my new car, I keep forgetting & my hubby pinched it on Sunday to tow his boat to the beach so he could go fishing, my youngest son loved every minute of it altho he was a bit green around the gills when he came back bless him.
Anyway onto tonights card, I decided that I would try something new tonight & made a Criss-Cross card, wow I absolutely loved making this, will be making more I know that lol. This card is made for PFP which the lovely Julie has chosen a photo inspiration, I took the colours & the spotties from it. Its also for Whiff Of Joy whose theme this week is layers.....hope both challenges like what I've done......
here it is.....
I'm really enjoying doing Crimbo cards at the mo so I thought that I would make this for Crimbo, red is a beautiful crimbo colour anyway & its on Julie's piccie. The papers I've used are all My Mind's Eye 'Holly Jolly' & are from Crafty Emma's Store & let me tell you they are blooming gorgeous, I'll be getting more of these. All the papers have had their edges inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. The large Poinsettia is inked with Fire Brick distress ink. Behind the poinsettia is some tulle I got from Ebay which I just fiddled with to add a bit of decoration.

Here is the inside what slides out I've kept it simple-ish so there is room to write a personal message on it. The image of course is WOJ 'Willow with Santa's Stocking' & she is coloured with Promarkers, I adore this image. The stamped sentiment is a stamp from Crafty Emma's as to are the Poinsettia's large & small & the Card Candy which are the red & gold spots I've stuck on, I've stuck these on with foam pads to give them a lift.....they are lush & you can get all colours in them.

Here is my little creation side by side lol. I really hope you like this & hope they are ok for the challenges I'm entering them into......fingers crossed.
Well thats it from me as its bed is it it never seems long before that damn alarm clock beeps at 6.30 & I'm having to get up again!!!!
How did I do peeps....was it short, I'm thinking it was.....for me anyway lol.

Nitey nite sweet dreams everyone & thankyou SOOO much for stopping by I really appreciate your visits & your comments.
Hugs to all
Vicky xxx