My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 23 October 2010

CES CHALLENGE............Challenge 9

Well good morning all you lovely jubbly people & what a beautiful morning it is..........can I just tell you tho that I have my eyes closed & I'm really sitting on a beach somewhere really hot & sunny & just tanning it up!! AH WELL!!! back to reality where I look out my window & its absolutely peeing it really is raining cats & dogs & has been all blooming night....grrrrr!!!!
Anyway do you want to hear something that will cheer you up & brighten your day.....well come a little closer & I will tell ya..............................
Well its like this....................its time for the new........
now doesn't that brighten your day??? Of course it does!!!
Thank you for all your wonderful male cards last they were gorgeous & we certainly enjoyed looking at them. Onto this weeks challenge which this week our lovely Sheila has chosen, pop over to her blog leave her some love cus she has been rather nervous this week at doing her 1st post over at CES.
This weeks challenge is........
Buttons & Bows.
Now I have a little something to admit, I forgot about needing buttons, its been 1 of those weeks I'm afraid so.....well I'll just show you....

There is a snowman button on there & a snowflake button not sure if they are counted so I added a blingy button to my over-the-top ribbon lol.
Now when I made this card I had a few things in my mind....obviously it was my DT card but also PFP are asking for pink & white crimbo & Just Magnolia want pink to show support for Breast Cancer. Its also in recognition of their fab teamie Jacque who has recently beat this awful disease YAYYYYY go over & give her some love she surely deserves it......a true fighter!! I also wanted to try the candle easel card that the lovely Jane made & she also kindly did a fab tutorial which you can find here, if you dont follow this blog then DO IT they have the most fab tute's on there every week & this tute was soooo easy even I got it right.........actually I may be telling a ickle porky there I kinda got the card the wrong way round & scored the wrong end at 1st so that card went in my card recyling bin/ should of called this blog Thicky Sticky Vicky lol......

This is to show a better piccy of the candles, I used Vanilla ones so it smells gorgeous!! The tag is made from none other than my new Magnolia die which work soooo much better in the Bigshot, my cuttlebug is now back in its box & will be going on Ebay very shortly.....

All papers were distressed & then inked with 'Tattered Rose' distress ink. I have to tell the postie has just arrived with the new Magnolia Ink Crimbo magazine & a couple of the new crimbo stamps I got them from here & they give me some freebie threads (not sure what they are called lol) but boy talk about fast know what I'm doing today....wooo hooooo.

My hand-made snowflake which I added some pink cosmic shimmer twinkles to on the top of the diamond dust...

A close-up of 'Christmas Morning' Tilda, I love this stamp its gorgeous.
Right onto the fab prize on offer this week for the winner....

'Gorjuss Girl' decoupage sheets.....yummmyyyyyy!!!

Here is the list of products used.....
Basic Grey paper 'Cupcake Frosting' 12x12, Memory Box ' Gossamer' 6x6, Hat pin, Cream Poinsettia inked with tattered rose & pink glitter added, 20mm pink & white roses with added glitter for sparkle & pink rose buds & image stamped onto smooth coated card & coloured with Promarkers... all of these are available at Crafty Emma's Store
Tilda is from Sir Stamp A Lot
Snowman button is from Bunny Zoe's
Pearl button is from The Hobby House
The Magnolia Tag die I finally found at Magnolia Crafts (everywhere was out of stock)
Doily, thin ribbon, large snowflake button, gems & the wide white ribbon are all from my stash. The large pink bow was off my daughter pyjama shorts which went too small for her, I knew the bow would come in handy lol.
Well thats it from me off to link up then have a read off my new mag lol. Pop on over to CES Challenges we would love to see you there & the fabulous girlies have made some amazing inspiration for you very scrummy.
Also dont forget there is a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin Challenges its not my week this week but the other girlies....well go over they have made amazing things for you...mmmmmm mmm
Thank you sooo much for popping by I'm coming round to your blogs today to do my catching up I went shopping the other day....I absolutely HATE shopping I usually do it all when I got back I ended up with a severe migrain & couldn't even touch my laptop for the rest of the day so now I'm trying to play catch up.
Hugs to you all for your fabby comments I love reading them.
See you later with maybe with 1 of my new stamps lol
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm entering..... - Crimbo without Red or Green

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge At A Blog Near You..........

Good morning every1 yayyyyyy its finally time for the.......
Everyone on the DT are sooo excited that the day has finally come around & let me tell you they have got amazing inspiration for you over on the challneg blog, why not pop along & visit them they would be so pleased to see you.
This week our first challenge is everyone's favourite....
Anything Goes
they have prizes gallore over at the blog which you should go check will be pleasantly surprised.
Now although we would love to see your Crafty Purple Frog downloads you dont have to use 1 of our images you can use anything......however for this first challenge only for everyone who does use one of our downloads you can go over to Crafty Purple & choose 1 download sheet FREE......yes FREE!!!!!!
Here is my 1st DT card......
This is Tulip Decoupage, she is soooo pretty these photo's do not do her justice I couldn't believe the quality of them when I printed them out & just how beautiful they are.
Here I have made a gift folder which is so easy to make, the tutorial you can find here.
The corners I have used my MS corner punch then cut them & then embossed them in gold to give the impression of metal corners, I think they look fab! The paper is actually some new paper coming soon at Crafty Purple it is gorgeous. I have inked it with 'Lavender Mill' distress ink. Below the image I used my nestie's & the lilac & purple card is from Paper Mill I get all my card from here. The gems are from my stash, the flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store & the cream 1 was also inked with 'Lavender Mill' & the purple Jute ribbon is from Bunny Zoe's

This is the inside of the Gift Folder, you could use the other side for vouchers etc or even if you want to send some craft images to a crafting buddy. The front piccy I have decoupaged up this 1 I just used 1 layer so that it would slide in the pocket easily......I think it shows just how versatile these images are & the best thing is you can resize them & print them out as often as you like they are just fabulous.
So get yourself over to the Crafty Purple Frog challenge
& give the other DT some love there really is a very talented team over there.
So thats it from me hope to see you at the challenge blog & we cant wait to see your creations

Bye-D-Bye for now peeps see ya later.
Thank you sooo much for stopping by I love reading your messages they make my day.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS??????????????????

Hi peeps I have no card as I have a card for you tomorrow.......because its time for......
Thats right the challenge kicks off tomorrow & we have lots of FAB prizes  on offer so pop over there & check it wont be dissapointed I promise you.
Now remember when my hubby brought me this.........
Well I have had to say 'Bye-Bye' Yes my baby went bye-byes. Hubby, son & a few others decided to go fishing in hubbys boat, we only live vertially 2 minutes from the sea but to the bay to push your boat out its about 5 mins away. They had unhooked the boat off my truck & hubby went take the truck up to the car park where it sat til he came back. When he got back to the boat my yougnest had fallen in the sea & his waders had filled up & he panicked a bit so was a bit upset so rather than going out with my son dripping hubby decided to get the truck & bring the boat back in & just return home. The wind was picking up, the tide was turning.....very fast & this is the North Sea we live beside. Anyway the tide turned extremely fast the waves got higher............can you see where this is going yet?????????? YEPPPPP thats right 'death by drowning' went my ickle truck. Lifeboat got the tractor & pulled everything to safety & we had brought my eldest son a new car that weekend so he towed his dad back home. Luckily we have the van to fall back on so are not without transport. We phoned a local garage on the Monday they came & picked it up but unfortuantely things went we ended up with a 100 quid bill off them & then went thru the insurance who then deemed it 'A WRITE OFF'....yes sea, salt & cars just dont mix at all :0(
Anyway we finally got the cheque today from the pick-up truck, so thats going in the bank tomorrow so we went & brought another new, (well 2nd hand of course lol) motor today. I spent the whole of last night looking for cars. Hubby is selling his boat cus of what happened & so therefor I dont need a 4x4 now so instead I have brought a car in memory of my dad, its his fave car EVER.......but he could never afford a convertible 1 but with the economy the way it is at the mo up here in the North East we are getting some canny bargains......... here is my new baby.....

This is an exact replica of mine, I will put the real piccies on another time the garage I got it from has removed it from their website & its too dark take piccies lol.
So all is well that ends well & I was gutted to lose my truck I was more relieved that my son & my hubby were ok I dont care about a stupid truck compared to them....a truck can be replaced, my son & hubby cant!! So there is the little fiasco we have had the pleasure of this last 2 weeks.....
Anyway I'm off to have a nice hot shower & straighten my hair....I will be back to crafting tomorrow, 2 whole days without I'm getting serious withdrawal now. However I'm going shopping in the morn 1st for a Bigshot hopefully the shop will have 1 in stock now.......fingers crossed.
See you all tomorrow thankyou for popping by & hugs to you all take care
Vicky xxx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Double Trouble.......Double Tilda

Hi everyone I'm running a wee bit late tonight. 1st of all I want to say that I'm so sorry if I've not commented on any new creations since last night but I havn't been feeling good at all & only finally pulled my self together tonight to make a card. 2nd of all I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your kind comments, I really dont think highly of my cards at all I'm always in awe of every1 else, its actually hubby & my boys that push me into even thinking about being on DTs.......I get told off all the time for thinking less of myself but I really cant help it. I've read all my beautiful comments & they have really cheered me up you all totally rock & I loves ya 'al you are just the greatest & I'm soooo lucky to have wonderful cyber friends like all of you. So again from me to you MMWAH & Thank you.
Right onto my ickle creation, I dont know if its cus I've been bad or what but my Icky-mo (my mo-jo lol) has got up & ran off the little bugga has..... I sat at my craft table for an hour just looking at what was on it....nothing...not a thing came to mind. So I thought right I will look see what challenges there was & try get something working in my wee little brain...........yayyyyy my Icky-mo paid a visit & here it is.....
This is my 1st step card I have seen these around Blogland & absolutely loved them, well I finally got around to making 1. For this I have used 2 pretty Tilda's, Travelling Tilda from the Bon Voyage collection, sitting on an Easter Cart (I chopped off the eggs lol) & Tilda with Wedding Presents from the Wedding 2010 collection. The cart I love & think it can be used for a multitude of sins once the eggs are chopped off unless you want it for Easter of course lol. They have both been coloured with Copics, my 1st images done with them & I have to say I do like these pens, its always the skin tones that take the longest when using a new colouring medium but I'm starting to get there.....I think.
Now for this card it is 2 challenges that gave me the inspiration, Colour Create & Magnolia Stamp Lovers, well I certainly am a Magnolia lover lol.

Over at MSL they want 'Sparkle' so I have tried to incorprate as much sparkle as is humanly possible lol. I have sprinkled clear embossing powder over the cart & warmed it with the heat gun, I also did the same to the edges of the nesties, the gingham flags, the butterfly & Tilda's presents.

This Travelling Tilda I nearly ordered the other day when I put an order into Sir Stamp A Lot luckily I didn't & ordered different 1s cus today I found 5 Magnolia stamps that I had ordered & not inked up so totally forgot about shocking is that??
Anyway onto the sparkly business I also glittered with Diamond Stickles Tilda's socks, flowers & the top of the hopefully that will be enough lol.

Over at Colour Create they want 'Pink, Green & Cream' so that is what I've gone for. Now onto the list of supplies.............
Gingham ribbon, pink pearls, glitter & embossing powder all from my stash.
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Small sentiment & Flag Die from Whiff Of Joy
Travelling Tilda from Bunny Zoe's
Tilda with gifts & Cart from Sir Stamp A Lot
Butterfly made using a Tonic Studios punch
DP's are Memory Box 'Gossamer' & both Pearl Hat Pins from Crafty Emma's Store
All papers have had their edges inked with 'Victorian Velvet' distress ink.
I think thats about it peeps so I'm off to link up then off to connect my head with my pillow & my ass with my bed cus been ill sucks especially when it doesn't let you get much sleep grrrrrr.......
Will play catch up tomorrow I promise hunni's.
Goodnight god bless & you all take care.
Big HUGE cyber hugs to each & every one of you
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering...... - More Than One Fold - Bingo-Pearls, Stickles & Ribbon - Step Away From The Square