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Saturday, 6 November 2010

CES Challenges................Challenge 11

Well good morning peeps hopefully this posted at 8 0'clock this morning whilst I am still lying in bed....fingers crossed that is!!!
Well how is your crimbo shopping doing?? I have 1 item but I've also got 3 reserved which get picked up next week I've had them pre-ordered since January....its these new Kinetic for the Xbox 360, hubby & boys want 1 each......boys & their toys lol. Other than that I have nothing I have however got all the money saved in the bank its just a matter of me actually physically moving my left & right hands on the keyboard to actually do some shopping!! On the internet of course I'm NOT venturing out there to do crimbo shopping, I know I will end up going through to the toon (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) sometime soon but I'm gonna try my best get EVERYTHING online, including their blooming I-pads if I can lol.
Anyway enough of my gibble-gabble lets get on with what you have come here for because as you know its Saturday so you know what that means dont you..........................yayyyyyyyy
Can you believe we are on week 11 already I cant believe how quick these weeks are flying by before you know it mr easter bunny will be here!!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Chocolate & Caramel challenge we were drooling over a LOT of cards.....yummmy-scrummy!!!
This week its the bosses turn to choose the theme/challenge....the fabulous Emma has set the theme of
'Forever Autumn'
You can interpret this however you it an Autumn image, colours, decide!!
The design team have come up with fabulously gorgeous creations this week pop over to the challenge blog to give them some love & see how talented the girls are.......NO!!! Dont go yet....wait til the end its gonna get good you havn't even seen the prize yet....& I'm gonna keep you in suspenspenders a ickle while longer.
Here is my wee Autumn Creation.......

This is 'Autumn Harvest Ride' its a digi image from Whimsy Stamps which you can get here & also the sentiment is from Whimsy's too. I brought a few of these horse digi images a while ago unfortunately I lost them when my hard-drive choked. So I went over there this week & replaced 2 of my digi images & this is 1 of them which I thought was perfect for my DT card this week.

I absolutely love this horse, I have a few of the rubber stamps as well which I am getting round to inking up, well I've inked 1 up lol. These are lovely to colour I must admit I was a bit nervous cus I'm not big on colouring animals & I've never coloured an horse before, but I'm quite pleased with my 1st effort its not bad.

Both the horse & the pumpkins have been coloured with Promarkers.

All the leaves are from my stash which I've had for long & ages lol.

This is to try & show you all the bling & gems I added, well its a very posh horsey, a girl has gotta have her ker-ching-bling!!!

Finale picture........

Now I will tell you the fabby-delicious prize you could win........ actually go on then I'll show you instead....only because its you mind!!!!

A gorgeous box packed with fabberlicious embellies from Crafty Emma's Store & you have to be in it to win it peeps. So what are you waiting for pop on over take a peekskie at the fabulous talented girlies on the DT including our fabby GDT & then get yourself entered. We really love looking at your cards & creations, the more the get digging in your stash & come along & join in.

List Of Materials Used & Links

DP's - Websters Pages 'Hollywood Vogue & Wonderful', Brown Curly Mulberry Rose & Promarkers all available @ Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Image & Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Beige Paper Stem Flowers  - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bronze & Cream Card For Matting - Papermill Direct
All pearls & teardrop gems are from my stash & also the leaves & the ribbon buckle which was silver but I coloured it with a Gold Promarker. All matting card has had their edges inked with 'Vintage Photo' distress ink & the actual easel card has been inked with 'Rusty Hinge' distress ink. There has also been glitter added to the horse & pole, they are Stardust Stickles & Rangers Copper stickles.

Well thats it sorry about the long post I tried to convince the photo's they didn't all need to be in the post but they just wouldn't stand for whats a girl to do!!!!!!

Anyway thats it from me for now I am slowly catching up with my commenting I am doing my rounds, or at least trying so please bear with me, I will visit you ALL this weekend.
Thank you for once again stopping by & for your lovely sweet comments they mean the world to me.
Bye-D-Bye for now
Hugs to all
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm Entering.......

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Crafty Purple Frog..............Challenge 2

Good morning every1 hope you are all fine & dandy. Well the weather is as miserable as ever today up here in the North East.......yuk!!!!
Today its time for.........
We want to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered our 1st week, the amount of entries we had were amazing. Everyone made stunning creations you are all a very talented bunch of all totally rock!!!!
This week we have a new challenge & this week it is.....
Thats right as long as it sparkles in some way then enter our challenge & we know how much you all love make your creations sparkle.
Here is my own bit of sparkle...
This is Northern Most Serenity decoupage which of course you can get from the fabulous Amy's shop here.
This week the prizes are as follows....
1st place - 3 downloads of your choice from Crafty Purple Frog
2nd place - 2 downloads
3rd place - 1 download
4th place - winds 4 images of their choice from the fabulous...
Delicious Doodles this place its just fab I think a shopping trip for me over here today is called for!!!
There is also a fabulous extra prize from the very generous & uber talented Vanessa

Here is what Vanessa had to say....
''Cause Amy's sheets sparkle!!!!
Amy said I could pick the winner so...
simply enter your blinged up card & I will pick my favorite
from those of you using an image from the crafty purple frog!
Good Luck to you all!"
hugs Vanessa
Pop over to the blog & have a look at the talented DT's creations they are truly gorgeous plus we have a fabulous GDT this week....they have all made amazing cards.
This is to show you the decoupage built up, its soooo pretty!!!!

The charm I got off Ebay a few weeks ago & I just filled it with Glossy Accents & then sprinkled Diamond Sparkles 'Angel Whispers' on top & left it to set.....I quite like the effect.
The curly roses got spritzed with Glimmer Mist & then again Angel Whispers sprinkled on.
Underneath the rose I punched out a love heart using my MS punch.

List of materials used......
Northern Most Serenity decoupage - Crafty Purple Frog
Diamond Sparkles - Crafts & Me
White ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Snowflake cuttlebug folder. MS punches & gems from my stash

So sorry I'm late today peeps its been 1 of those weeks with 1 thing & another. We hope you can join in our challenge this fortnight we would love to see what you all create.
Thank you for stopping by & thank you soooo much for your wonderful comments you really are the best.
Will hopefully be back later with another card, if I can catch up with everything else lol.

Bye-D-Bye for now
Big HUGE huggles to you all
Vicky xxx

Challenges I'm entering.............

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Love Is Forever............................

Good evening peeps this is gonna be a lightning post as I'm pooped & ready for my bed....I heed is screaming for the pillow & my ass wants its mattress lol.
Tonights card is VERY different for me & a 1st of 1 of these kind but I would really love to know what you honestly think..................
See I told ya..........its good to break from the norm & do something different & I totally luuurrrvvveee things that are different....   List of materials will be at the end.

Well what do you think peeps????
List of materials used......
Paper - GCD 'Paris Nights'  -  Crafty Emma's Store
Black Card for card & for matting - Papermill Direct
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Roses - Wild Orchid
Punched Heart - MS Punch & black stickles added.
Punched Card Edge - MS Punch Around The Bend
Love heart sentiment is off the net somewhere & it was inked with 'Black Soot' distress ink & pearl button is from my stash.
Rose head coloured with Copics & Green stem coloured with Promarkers lol
Last but certainly not least the image is from the VERY talented Teri at Delicious Doodles I printed 3 copies off all the same size & then coloured each rose in & then made a decoupage from the 3 copies to layer it up

I soooo thoroughly enjoyed making this & I think the image is awesome & whats more is its great for male or great is that!!!
Well thats it can I say once more Thank You to everyone who entered my candy I'm still not over the guilt lol but the entries were just hubby is now laughing cus despite me being able to spell this word I CANNOT say it instead I always say 'Banannaman' & my hubby translates to people for me lol.
Its m's & n's they get my tongue in a ravel & I end up stuttering & making a complete fool of myself lol.
Thank you sooo much for stopping by you know I love reading your comments & I really do appreciate each & every single 1.
Goodnight every1, sweet dreams & take care.
Loadsa huggles & kisses
Vicky xxx

Monday, 1 November 2010

B.F.F. Best Friends Forever with Tilda............

Good evening peeps I've kinda been missing in action here the last 2 days. I popped on briefly yesterday morning to wish my fab teamie Carrie a very Happy Birthday, well I couldn't of forgot its on Halloween!!!
Anyway I'm at my scan on Friday & then my yukky test in 2 weeks...they cant come quick enough cus I'm sick of this pain....... & the pain in my tummy & kidney as well as the, just kidding!!!! LMAO
Right onto tonights card its based on a challenge over at PFP which has been set by Debs & the challenge was 'Friends'. Now as you know I'm not 1 to miss PFP if I can help it so I had an afternoon of crafting the only thing was I decided to make 2 cards at the same time cus I started get another idea but more of that tomorrow. Here is my card tonight.......

Meet 'Giggling' Tilda...both of them lol. The 1 with her hand to her mouth was off Ebay & the 1 with hands on hips is from the newish Apples & Cheeries collection which I got from Sir Stamp A Lot. The letters B.F.F I printed off on my printer & made templates & coloured them with markers & spritzed them with glitter which unfortunately you cant see. Of course B.F.F stands for Best Friends Forever. This is of course an easel card.

The papers are Prima 'Fairy Flora' & are available at Crafty Emma's Store. The flowers are from my stash & the gems & butterfly are also. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons & the cream lace is from Bunny Zoes.

This is of course the bottom of the easel card. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You & I printed it off then added cream lace around the egde. I also used cream lace along the secret pocket....

The tag is of course cut from a Magnolia Doo Hickey thingy-ma-jig...there names are oh sooo funny lol. I inked the edges in 'Vintage Photo' distress ink & then dipped my fingers in cosmic shimmer twinkles & spread it around the edges, then added ribbon & stamped 'To' & 'From' with Magnolia stamps.

Here are the giglling friends which to me is what friendship is about, its that person who always makes you laugh & cheers you up.....for me my bestest friend is my hubby Craig he is absolutely fantastic & he is my life!!
Anyway we will brush past the mushyness lol. The 2 Tilda's have of course been coloured with Promarkers & 1 has Cosmic Twinkles added to her socks. There is also a 'Friend' charm & the pink love heart doily which are from my stash.
Well I'm off to link up then to peepies I go cus these last few days have took it out of me. I promise though I will catch up on ALL my commenting tomorrow & I will come & visit all you fabulous bloggers.....I need my fix of inspiration!!!

Thankyou soooo much for stopping by you truly are the best.
Hugs & xxx to you all
Vicky xxx


Helloaaa all you lovely crafters I've not made anything & what I am in the middle of making is DT work but as promised here is my Candy post. I had a prob with Mr Linky, they were not accepting any new registrations just yet.....ARRRGGGHHHH I was panicking just a wee bit, I didnt want to not post & you think I was a fraud or something!! Well help was at hand for me, 1 of my lovely teamies over at CES gave me a link to another 1, thank you Sandie you are a gem.
I didnt realise how much stuff I had, there is a 1st prize & there is a 2nd & 3rd prize.
Here is the sweet candy......... this is 1st prize......

I havnt done a list yet but I will try get 1 together for you. I have took a few pics tho so hopefully you will see everything you will get.

There is about 45 tibetan charms & of course I had to put a Magnolia stamp in & there is a few stamped images in there too. I will put a list on tomorrow of everything there is.
Now for 2nd & 3rd prize....

2nd & 3rd prizes are the will each get 1 8x8 Dovecraft designer scrapbook album & just under 40 tibetan charms.
Now for what you have to do to get this candy....
The candy starts tonight & will run until midnight 1st November & the draw will take place on the 2nd November by the random thingy-ma-jig. All you have to do to enter for these sweeties is become a follower, put your name in the linky wizard & leave a comment......thats it, easy as ABC.
Anyone can enter so I wish you all good luck.
This is my thankyou for all your words of encouragement & your lovely comments you all ROCK!!
Of course its also to celebrate my DT positions including my GDT.
You can put a pic on your side bar if you wish to, if you do I say THANK YOU SOOO MUCH

Hugs to you all & thankyou for stopping by I wish each of you the best of luck & send you hugs.
Take care all
Bye-D-Bye for now
Hugs Vicky xxx