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Monday, 14 February 2011

Crafts & Me DT........... The Silentness....

Hello everyone how are you all? We actually jave a little sun up here in the North today woo-hoo. I am late with this post I actually forgot I had not put my post on & went to Ikea to get more storage for my craft wrists have been slapped!!!! Over the winter I brought some of my crafting stuff out of my hobbit & hubby let me use half the conservatory which was fab but gosh it was hard not having loads of room & to be honest I've forgotten half of what I have in my craft room lol. This week however I'm moving back in there so hubby took me shopping lol.
Anyway how have your weekends been? My was eventful you could hubby went fishing & nearly drowned thankfully he was helped by others.... I tell ya that man will be the death of me....I've told him I've putting some live fish in our little pond/water feature in the back garden & he can sit there with his rod. He can be my life size gnome, I will even get him a hat lol...Then the following day he became ill & has been really ill all weekend which is why I didnt have time to craft cus I was busy looking after hubby & Natalie has been miss grumpy pants this weekend.... Thankfully tho he is alright now & on top form again.....phew!! So what turned out to be bad luck was in fact good luck cus I have my hubby here with me instead of it been much much worse!!!
Well that was my weekend. So here I am to show you a card I've made with a stamp available at 
I did have a little time over the weekend  & I mean a little I decided to get my distress inks out obviously I'm still in practice mode on these.....I tried months ago but havnt used them since. Well I wanted to use a sweet pea stamp from the artist Ching-Chou Kuik but give it a different this is where the inks came in.....I went for soft colours & that a word???
Anyway here she is she is called 'The Silentness'
Isn't she so beautiful & just chillaxing there........ooohhh wish I was chillaxing outside on a lovely warm summer day.......anyway back to reality. She has been painted with Distress Inks which made a nice change.
For the card I followed the fab sketch on 'Friday Sketchers'

I added diamond dust stickles to her wings & bits of flowers. I also edged her wings with silver liquid pearls which looks fab in real life. The sentiment is from Lilli Of The Valley I got it to go with my Molly Harrison stamps which are still sealed in there packets.......bad bad me!!

The flower at the bottom I made myself & added a pearl button to the middle.

The paper is Prima 'Botanical' which is a new released pad & OMG the paper is gorgeous, I need another pad just for stroking!! All edges were distressed with my stressy tool & inked with Vintage Photo. The punched edges was made using  a MS punch around the page set.
Now if you have been over to the store today you will have seen that Teresa has released
Jasmine Beckett-Griffith so if you are wanting any of these beauties get yourself over there quickly cus you wont want to miss these, 1 variety have already sold out. The other new releases will be released very soon. Teresa has her hands very full at the moment as her daughter is her time is with her daughter as we can all understand.
So sending her daughter huge get well hugs for her to get well real soon. You can still place orders & they will be dispatched as quickly as possible.
Well thats it from me for now. Dont forget we still have our challenge 'Red' over here if you fancy entering 1 of your fabulous creations....there is still time.
So I will say tatty bye I'm off to have a romantic night with my hubby.
Look what he got for me.....

I got a big bouquet of flowers which were harder to photo than an easel card & I got a  huge 'Me To You' bear holding red roses........I love my hubby he's just the best.
Because its valentine I wont be around tonight but I promise to blog hop tomorrow morning to catch up with all creations made today. I hope you all have a lovely night....Happy Valentine to you all.
Thankyou for stopping by you know how much I appreciate each & every one of you, huge hugs to you all.
Dont forget my candy ends at midnight tonight peeps, good luck.
Challenges I'm Entering.....


Linda said...

I love your card it's gorgeous. It's seem like you have the best hubby ever, what a lycky ending of his fishingtrip. The best of luck to the borh of you, hope you have a great valentines evning. Hugs Linda

angelwhispers said...

Oh Vicky can't beleive your hubb was so poorly!!! Hope everything is ok now and you are having a romantic evening together!!

Loving the card your colouring with the DI's is just amazing you really have so many hidden talents!! Chanelle xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Vicky,I am so glad your hubby is ok,never a dull moment in your house is there. Have a nice

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - truly beautiful!! Blimey, what's Craig been up to!!?? He really must be more careful! Hope he's feeling better now anyways and that Natalie's cheered up a bit!! Enjoy your valentine's night. Hugs, Marie xx

Fiona said...

oh your flowers are just lucky girl!! Well my hubby has no romantic bones in his!! stunning card too...I have been wanting to try colouring with distress inks cos it does have a good look but I only have 3 colours but I intend to buy more at the SECC at the beginning of March...just need to make sure I peel the price stickers off everything before I get!!


Mina said...

lol at your live garden gnome bless him lol...your gift and flowers are gorgeous...stunningly beautiful card as always Vicky and I have been over to buy some new ones at Crafts and me but missed out on one of the new ones sold gutted
Mina xxx

Lorraine said...

hi huni hoppe you have a wonderful night with your hubby he has bought you the cutest bear ever love me 2u bears and the flowers are gorgeous too.
Don't worry vintage-y is in my personal vocab lol so in my opinin it is a word loving your card using the distress inks it gives it a gorgeous soft vintage-y look,speak soon
Lorraine xx

Lizzy said...

WOW hun this is stunning, luv the beautiful image & fabby layout.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Lucky lady with ya Valentines presents... bless

An Occasional Genius said...

Aaww, your hubby does indeed sound lovely. So glad he's ok after his weekend escapades. Humph, practice mode indeed lady, you looks pretty expert to me! You got a venue to sell those cards at yet?!

Hugs xxx

Faye said...

Hello Toffee! Vicky, each and every one of your cards is an amazing work of art. Wow!
Hope hubby is on the mend soon and aren't you a lucky shug? Thanks for your very kind words over the weekend. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi vicky! what a beautiful card. i love the distress coloring. so sweet and soft. and wow,look at that bucket of flowers. lovely. hugs!

Janine - Ellabella said...

OMG!!!! This is another stunning card!! I'm blown away by your talent!

cebelica said...

I love your card! The image is great, beautifully colored and those wings are fab! I am not half as good coloring with distress ink as you are. I still need lots and lots and LOTS of practice! The flower you made yourself is very pretty too!

I'm happy to hear everything is fine with your hubby. It's good there were some people who could help him - he was very lucky!

Awww, your hubby got you such a cute gift. I love Tatty teddy (Me to you bear). Isn't that just the cutest teddy ever? The flowers are very beautiful too. Looks to me you got spoiled as you deserve! :D


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card vicky, like the soft colors.
your lace and flowers are beautiful.

greetings karin

Heidi said...

You are so lucky Vicky,I gave my hubby his valentine, and he said "what's this for?" Oh well, never mind. Love this card the colours are gorgeous and muted your colouring is perfect and I love your take on the sketch. Hugs Heidi x

Unknown said...

Wowzwers!! What a fabby crad..yes she is beautiful!!

And lucky you sweetie.. looks like you got spoilt xx

tiggertastic said...

what lovley V,Day gifts you got sweetie, and i love your card, it is so magical and has so many details, just stunning,

tons of hugs your teamy x

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is stunning luv. Loving that handmade floer.

Glad to hear your hubby got home safe and sound in the end from the fishing trip .... and sorry to hear he is under the weather now!

You have been a spoilt lady with those those flowers & teddy ... but your worth it.

hugs sally x

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KraftyKoolKat said...

A gobsmaking gorgeous card hunni. Gorgeous flowers and teddy. So glad it turned out for the good after hubby's accident, it could have been so much worse. Hope you had a super Valentine's evening together and princess was a good girl for you.


Unknown said...

Hi Vicky, wow I love that easel card you made and the flower is super gorgeous!! Hope you enjoy your romantic time with hubby! Hugs, Frea

denny said...

hi viki loverlycard hun great lay out and pretty image omg whoes a lucky girl loverly flowers and teddy awww bless xxx denny

Grenouille Greetings said...

Absolutely beautiful design for your card, Vicky. Fab colour work and gorgeous embellishments! Lovely V'tines gifts too! Hugs, Lesley

lynne said...

Hi Vicky,
Love this card, its just stunning!

Glad your husband is ok now! Your house is about as mad as mine by the sound of it!
I have left something for you on my SO deserve it!

Take Care
Lynne x x

Kirsty said...

Hi Wow stunning card. The way you have put it all together is just fabulous. Love your colouring and the flower is gorgeous too !! Kitty :)

Larisa said...

wow!!! It is absolutely gorgerous card! Love the image a lot! The colouring is fantastic!!! Love her))))

Heidi said...

Another gorgeous card Vicky!
Beautiful image and as always, your colouring is fantastic:) Love the design.
I'm glad your hubby is okay and got back home safe. He sounds like a great guy.
Those flowers and teddy is so pretty:)
Have a great day.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Yvonne Russell said...

Hi Vicky
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and also for becoming a follower.

I love your vintage style card. You have a wonderful style - beautiful design, colours and love the lace and embellishments.