My Lovely Friends

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Telsa......clean & simple!!!

Well good morning all you lovely jubblies out there. Do you know what all the snow has nearly gone woo ickle car is coming out this week I've missed her.
Well did you all have a good new year or should I ask how many of you are suffering & saying 'I'm never doing that again'? We dont go out or do anything now cus up until 3 years ago both myself & my hubby were DJ's so it was us providing everyone else with a good night, sometimes we would be at different venues to each other but most of the time I wouldn't take any bookings so I could help hubby with his & we would always dance the final dance together whcih would be 2am in the morn.......really shouldn't of done that job in 3 inch heels!!!
Anyway I have made no New Year resolutions me & hubby gave up smoking 18 months ago yayyyy & I spend as much time with my family as I can.....& we all have a least 1 cuddle a day, at the least & tell each other we love each me this is more important than anything....what else could I need!!! Altho I could maybe say I will spend less on crafting this year but as I havn't been crafting a year I will leave that one for next year tee heeee!!!
Well I thought I would start the new year with a new style of card....for me anyway lol. They would of been posted last night but I've got a new package on my lappy & couldn't crop them & went in a sissy fit, so they havn't been cropped I'm afraid lol.
Here we go with the 1st which I couldn't believe how hard it was....

Yes a clean & simple these are hard the things I wanted to put on this but couldn't!! Can you believe 'No Stamping' at all.....sorry for the poopy piccy!!

For this I used the fab freebie of the very talented Teri from Delicious Doodles added a gem to each side & then put gold stickles in the large numbers. I think its one of those sentiments that could be used on its own or with a piccy.

I am nearly out of this lushious ribbon which is really lush IRL.
Gems, pearls & stickles from my stash
Challenges I've Entered......... - K is for Keep It Simple

Ok so here is card numero 2......
I have followed a sketch for this one which is here...

To be honest I think this is another CAS card, not as CAS as the one above but its certainly simple compared to what I normally do lol.

This is 'Telsa' by Nikki Burnette & you can get her from Sweet Pea Stamps & Crafts & Me. This is one of my new stamps from when I hubby brought me lots of Sweet Pea stamps.....I have a box now with all my stamps that I've still not dont want to see how many is in there, its shocking & I've just brought 2 more hanglars.....its not my fault I think I have a problem, its an addiction but at least its an healthy 1!!

The image is coloured with Copics & Promarkers....more Copics tho. I coloured her in sepia tones altho I did colour her skin in normal colours. I also lavished it in a few layers of extra thick embossing powder & then gave it a cracked distressed look with the help of 'Tea Dye' distress ink. The frame is a Marianne die which I found yesterday in my stash, I completely forgot I had it & it wasn't quite big enough for the image & as I had already done the image & embossed it I just cut 2 frames & glued them together.....I think it works well tho!!!

I added gold stickles to the rose & to the Doo Hickey flowers, I also added glittery embossing powder on the last layer when embossing the image to make it sparkle. The doo hickey flowers were inked with 'Walnut' & 'Vintage Photo' distress inks.

I also made this card for In A Sweet Pea Dream who wants 'Ribbons & Bows' ribbon is from a crimbo cracker, I saved them all lol. The bow is from my stash which luckily goes well. The paper is a pad I brought from Ebay & totally forgot I had so when I found this beautiful paper I just had to use it. The paper is called 'Vinatge Romance' & its by Black Market I think. The lace forming the envelope shape is from my stash, I cant remember where I got it from I'm afraid. I do quite like this card I didnt want to put much on it to distract your eye from the image also the paper is just too beautiful to cover.
Challenges I'm Entering This Into..... - Use Something New (stamp is new) - Something With Glitter - Photo Inspired (I went for the colour)

 Well thats it from me for now but please come back later when I have something to tell you.....
Thank you for all your New Year messages & thank you for stopping by you all totally rock.
MMWAH to you all
Huggles Vicky xxx


denny said...

wow vick gorjuss cards hun love the 2011 love that bow its lush sweettie mwahhhhhhh xxxxxxx denny

Teresa said...


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards

Teri said...

These are awesome cards hun! CAS is a very diifcult subject to do, especially if you like flowers and bling! I think you managed this very well hun.
Hope you have a fabby new year!
Teri xx

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous Vicky, just love them. Hugs Tracy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really gorgeous cards Hunnie. There is so much to love about them to list. Lol!!!!


Lorraine said...

oh wow these are both gorgeous i love them xx

Loopylou. said...

well they are both just gorgeous missus and oooh you tease, i will keep checking my bloggy dashboard for your next post!!! lol!!!! hugs Lou xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hello up there my gorgeous friend...I hope you all had a fabby Christmas & wishing you all the very best for 2011 xxxxxxxxxxx

Sorry not been around much but we went away for a few days & life just went fluffy for a while lololol (meds) lolololol!!!!

Just gorgeous as always hunnie love the C&S look even thought I still can't manage it, I always end up putting something to much on it!!

Sending you & your huge hugs stokie shell xx

kaos said...

Happy New Year, hun!
Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Can't decide which I like more...


Unknown said...

Wowie Vicky, love those cards!! The image is gorgeous and that 'simple'card is sooo pretty!! Hugs, Frea

Unknown said...

Being a pub singer I know exactly what you mean about new year lol..

Gosh it must have took all your will power to make 2 C&S cards lol..however they are scrummy hunni xx

Debs said...

Two stunning cards Vicky - especially love the top one and the lush ribbon.
Take care
Debs xx

Poppet said...

Happy New Year Vicky. I love the CAS cards you have made, the beautiful bow and glittery numbers look fantastic and the cracked glaze on the 2nd looks wonderful with the inked cracks. :-) xx

Wendi said...

Wow thats one gorgeous card beautiful bow and I love those glittered numbers
Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
Happy New Year

coops said...

wow!! 2 fantastic cards loving your new style hun.the 1st card is so elegant and i love the colours and wow to your 2nd card too.stunning image and i love the cracked glass effect :D

xx coops xxx

Cor* said...

CRACKED GLASS technique...gorgeous! I LOVE the feel of your second card and not to worry, your pics are fine. Not too poopy at all! lol. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

miskyla said...

Both cards are fantastic!! Great idea using the cracked glass technique ... it really looks super!! Your coloring and layout on both are fab :)

Deborah Frings said...

Love the cards - not what I'd call CAS - but absolutely beautiful!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the image and your flower and bow are super classy, thanks so much for sharing with us this challenge at Creative Inspirations
Happy 2011

Anonymous said...

These are such gorgeous creations!! I love your fab Vintage style and the techniques you've used!! Very pretty and we thank you for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!HUGS

MishB said...

Love this! Super card!

Gemma said...

Hi Vicky, wow two cards,love them both but the clean and simple one is my favourite, just love that big bow! Great job! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week, hope you will join us again real soon! Hugs Gemma

KymKreates said...

Amazing creation!! I just adore your coloring and creativity!
Thanks a bunch for joining in on our challenge this week. Good luck and I can not wait to see more of your marvelous artwork!

Sweet Pea DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Such beautiful creations! Your cards are just lovely, and I love your take on our photo challenge! Great use of the color!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

sammi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La in our Toast To 2011" challenge!

Karita said...

Beautiful cards! :) Colours are wonderful and your card designs are great.

Thank you for joining at SSC this and hope to see you again :)


Grenouille Greetings said...

Good grief, girlfriend, you HAVE been creative. It's like there is a new post twice a day since I was last here and I'm sure I was last here only a very short while ago. This make is absolutely stunning and I had to comment even though you are too prolific for me to comment on all of your recent creations! Hugs, Lesley