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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Blue Christmas - Whiff Of Joy

Good evening every1 hope you all are keeping fine & dandy, well what lovely weather up here along the North Coast its been today.......can you believe it no rain, blinking 'eckythump!!
Well I'm am gonna try & keep this short.....LMAO 'TRY'. This last few days I've been in a lot of pain (cant wait for my hospital app next month) so its took me 3 days to do this card, I 've started then stopped, then started blah,blah,blah, its so hard to get any whoomph in ya when you are not well isn't it?? Anyway I've FINALLY finished my card & its a Crimbo card, now this is my 1st EVER Crimbo card, I've never made 1 before I only really started making cards this March & I've stayed clear of all the challenges that wanted crimbo, me being a scaredy cat...meoowww.......but I'm tough na, I've hardened up lol..... I'm more like a lion, roarrrrrrr, lol.
I'm just gonna show the card & shush up lol, here it is......
This is 'Melinda' the Christmas Angel & she is from the Guardian Angel collection at Whiff Of Joy. I have only just brought this last week & the stamp at the bottom I brought off Ebay a few weeks ago, I knew I would have to start getting my Crimbo stuff in!! Over at PFP this week the lovely Anja has set the theme 'Winter Blue'. Now as you know I wont miss PFP so its a case I had to do Crimbo but then I'm looking thru all my blinking billion DP's & I didn't have any Crimbo paper but didn't realise til last night....arrrggghhhhh. Ah well lucky enough I have Text Prints paper stack by DCWV & in there was the 2 papers on the easel card.....PHEW!!!!

This is the bottom. The flowers are from my stash. The snowflakes I used my small Woodware punch covered them in glue & then coated them in Diamond Dust Twinklets. The heart stamp has music notes around the outside so I got a free music sheet to try & match the theme, you will see better what I mean on the next pic..................

........its the song 'Blue Christmas' which I thought was rather apt, so I printed it out then inked it up with 'Tumbled Glass' & 'Stormy Sky' distress ink. The card that the image is on is from the Papermill, I get all my card from there, I also ran the card through my Cuttlebug in a snowflake embossing folder. The WOJ stamp, the button in the middle of the large snowflake & the snowflake charm I got from Hobbyhouse, it was actually my 1st time there & my things arrived the very next day, excellent for me as I'm inpatient lol. The WOJ stamp I also put Stickles over her wings & on the fur around her clothes. The chain & all the other bits of charms are from my jewellery making stash & the ribbon is also from my stash. The large snowflak I found an image on the internet & cut it out & then covered it in Diamond Dust again.

This is a side view, I've tried catching all the sparkle but I've not succeeded :-( hubby has gone fishing tonight for a few hours with our youngest son so I've had to take the pics....can you tell lol.
Well I think thats it, I can keep spying my jar of sweeties on this pic so I'm gonna do some more crafting whilst sucking on a sweetie lol
Be back tomorrow hopefully unless I end up lost amongst my mess that is now my craft-room.
Take care every1 & hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Thankyou so so much for visiting & leaving all your wonderful comments & I hope you like my card.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx - B Is For Blue - Walking In Winter Wonderland


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Whiff Of Joy Door Hanger

Hello peeps this is gonna be a quick post because its rather late tonight....or should I say morning!!! I have made my creation tonight for the Whiff Of Joy challenge, I've never entered the challenge before altho I've kept meaning too but then I forget......keeping a diary would be a BIG help wouldn't it lol. Anyway I've never made a door hanger so I thought I would give it a go.....its good to try different things. Anyway before I ramble on here it the close-up of the image I've used...
She is called Dancing Willow......I have had her quite a while actually but only got round to inking her up now....slap my hands!!! I love this image it reminds me of me dancing away in Whitley Bay. I luuurrrvvveee dancing, I can be in a shop & if I hear a beat thats it my body has a mind of its own, I dont even realise I'm doing it until my boys walk away in embarassment lol, actually its just my eldest, my youngest who is 14 thinks its cool & says he glad his mum ain't boring.......YAY get me, I'm cool!!! WOO HOOOO.
Here is my door hanger. For my 1st try it didn't turn out too bad. The tag & sentiments are all made via my lappy & printer & then had the edges inked with Vintage Photo. Flowers are from stash, as too are the pearls. The swirly-thingy-ma-jiggy's are from my cuttlebuggy thing....sorry everything is out in the craft-room & I'm back inside & can't remember what anything is, I need sleeeeeeepppp

This is the bottom. I made a pocket on it so people can put messages in it, its for a teenager when they are wanting to go & have a good time!!!

This pic is to try & show you the pocket. The papers are from Papermania, I've had them for ages & the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons & the WOJ stamp is from Crafts & Me 
Well thats it from did I do? Was it shorter?
Nitey nite peeps, thankyou with all my heart for stopping by, I love reading what you think of my creations. See ya soonies......Toodles

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Double Trouble........

Hello there all you lovely crafters. Well I've finally finished my craft room, there are still a few finishing touches to do but I was getting severe crafting withdrawal & NEEDED to make a couple of cards. 1 of the cards is a digital image & the other is a stamped image...YAYYYYY!!! Since I packed up my craftroom I didnt leave my ink pads out for stamping so I've had to rely on digi images for the last 2 weeks, it hasn't been a bad thing, I love digi images, you can have them whatever size you want which is just FAB. The thing is I ordered loads of Magnolia stamps from Bunny Zoe, I spent a canny bit actually, naughty me.....I wanted the Bon Voyage collection & they all came the day after packing up my hobbit so for 2 weeks they have sat in their padded envelope.......I was gutted!!! Well yesterday I started to stamp them, only a few for now as I found 2 WOJ stamps that I had still not inked every1 like any of you have new stamps that have just sat there???? pleeeeezzzzeee say its not just me!!!!
Anyway without further ado here is a close-up of the image on my 1st card.....Hint Of Pink

This is Vikki Lee Vicious from none other than Kenny K's Challenge Blog I have put a link to his blog cus for some reason my internet wont let me onto his shop at the mo....darn thing.

Here is the card......I've seen a few people doing Mono cards just lately so I thought I would have a go as I had not done 1 before, not a whole image anyway, I chickened out & coloured the face skin tones lol . I chose greys but then I found this lush paper (can't remember the brand but I do know its called 'Hint of pink', hope that helps) so decided to add just a touch of pink to her lips & her guitar, I think she looks cool!!

Here is the side-view on the easel card. All the flowers I made myself, also the corners I made with my cuttlebug......I tell ya it feels soooo good to be able to play with my things.....I'm like a kiddie ina candy shop shouting SWEETIES & getting excited!!!!!
  The silver butterfly is from my stash, the sentiment is from 1 of my stamps & I ran the card thru my cuttlebug, the bottom flower I sprayed with Twilight Cosmic Shimmer & added a few bits of glitter dust & then wacked some black stickles in the middle, image is coloured with Promarkers. Hope you like this card the challenges I'm entering are below.......
       - Easel Card

For this card I've used 1 of my new Tilda's from the Bon Voyage collection & I just luurrrrvvveee this image so I coloured her up as soon as I stamped her yeasterday, she was actually the 1st 1 I stamped up....she is just gorgeous!!!
Here is Indian Tilda.....
She has been coloured with Promarkers except for her hair I used black Prismacolor pencil as I can get a better effect off that than my Promarker. For the jewels in her hair I used my gold gel pen.

Here is the card in full, I followed the sketch on Sketch Saturday which I rotated a little bit. The papers are Basic Grey called Kioshi, I've gone thru a lot of this pad its 1 of my faves so gonna have to get some more. The flat 25mm purple & green flowers I got from Crafty Emma's Store, don't forget Emma has a new challenge starting 28th August & has some lovely candy up for grabs Crafty Emma's Challenge All of the other flowers are from my stash as too are the gold corners. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
I am really pleased with how this card turned out, I think its my fave & I really enjoyed colouring her in, will defo be using this image again.
Well I think thats it from me, hope you like my cards & thank you SOOO much for visiting & for all your wonderful comments which I just luuuurrrvvvveeee reading, big MAHOOSIVE hugs to you all.

Lotsa of huggies
Vicky xxx - Favourite Things (the colour green is another of my faves)