My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone. I would like to put a little message on for all my friends & followers
Happy New Year
I have only been in blogland 8 months but you have all made me feel so welcome so I want to say thankyou & send you great big hugs. I feel very privileged & honoured that you follow me. I have made so many friends in blogland that even tho I havn't met them they are a part of my family & I love them dearly.
Thankyou for all your wonderful comments which really do mean the world to me & help me carry on with what I love to do. Thank you also for inspiring me I love each & everyone of your blogs, you are all fabulous & very talented & I love ya's.
So I would like to wish you a Happy New Year & may you all be blessed with love, health & happiness during 2011, the 3 most important things in life!!
Hugs to you all & again I thank each & every one of you with all my heart for being my friends.
Lots of love
Vicky xxx

Friday, 31 December 2010

Scooter Boy..............Also A Sneak Peek!!!!!!

Good evening all, altho I really should say morning again its early hours!!! Welcome to my blog to my new followers I still get so excited when I get new big hugs to you <>
Tonights card is a card for my son Ben, he is 20 years old tomorrow, New Years Eve. I cant believe how old he is & yet it doesn't seem that long ago when they were rushing me to theatre to get him out cus his heart was it was an emergency cesarean & he weighed in at 4 & 1/2 lbs & was rushed to special care & he is 20 years old driving & is an apprentice plumber. I love him to bits & I am sooooo proud of him & he will always be my baby.....all my kids are lol. SSSSHHHH dont tell 'em!!
So tonight is using another crimbo stamp apparently my hubby saw this at Funky Kits & brought it cus he thought it was cool lol. This card is from his sister Natalie & even tho we have brought Ben a car we also brought him his first moped at 17 & then his 1st motorbike before passing his driving test. He loves his car but misses his bike...he had a Honda NSR 125 it was a beast on 2 wheels it was lush & he loved it. So this is sort of a jokey card if you like its based on his moped but the colour of his super-bike.
Sorry about pics I was in bit of rush cus of the time so basically threw them in the light tent & forgot to crop them a bit!!! This one is even ski-whiff lol.
This is Sugar Nellie 'Scooter Boy' & you can get him here. For this card I followed the sketch over at Sugar Bowl which also has a theme of embossing. I have embossed the card the image sits on & covered the dots in chalk & also the card underneath was also embossed with my Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder. I then rubbed it over with Metallic rub ons which I got from Crafts & Me. I cut out 'Happy Birthday' with my MS punch....I think this is the 1st time I've used it since I've had it....I think anyway lol. The lettering was then coloured with Aqua Blue Promarker & then heated embossed with clear powder.

Scooter Boy was coloured with Copics but I forgot the colours I'm afraid. I've been making a few cards tonight to try get a headstart on a few DT cards for next week.
This is getting entered into.....

Now I have a sneak peek for close your eyes cus its a surprise......
Now........!!! This is 'Night Rose' & she is a new release which you will be able to get in January from Crafty Purple Frog, she will be available in decoupage & pyramage.........this one is decoupage 'Night Rose'. As soon as I saw the new releases I fell in love with all of them they are truly divine so come on over to here on 6th January for our new challenge & you will see the rest of the new releases. You wont want to miss it!!!

Here is a close-up isn't she really beautiful......this has to be my all time fave I love it!!!! The card behind her has been heat embossed with clear power to give it a bit of shine.....not that she needs it lol, it is then layered on lilac card.

This beautiful butterfly is from my stash, these are just gorgeous & I think I got them from Ebay.

Mulberry roses I got from Crafty Emma's Store 

The paper is from Bearly Mine Creations it is from the Designer Extreme cd Vol 3. This really is sooo pretty & I thought it went beautifully with this image.....the combination of this paper & this image it doesn't really call for much more but me being me I have to add me fancy pants bits lol. The design of the card is something new I've tried after being inspired by 1 of the DT girls over at Sweet Pea rubber stamps & will def be doing it again but a bit different on my next one. Well that is it for me I'm off to link this up to a fabby challenge & then I'm off to bed. Do you know I got up this morning & can actually start to see bits of grass in my back garden now....yes the snow is slowly going yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
I'm entering this into.........

Well tatty bye peeps thank you soooo much for stopping by you know how much I appreciate it.
Take care & keep warm.
Huggles Vicky xxx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Simply Sassy or Simply Betty???????

Good evening or should I say good morning cus its actually nearly 1 0'clock in the morning lol!! I am posting 2 cards....1 of which I did last night but didn't get round to making my flowers til tonight & then I quickly made another card. I got a ton of stamps for crimbo & I thought I would I would do all my Sugar Nellie 1s then all my Kraftin Kimmie 1s & WOJ 1s etc etc but I thought you might get bored or is it I may get bored.........actually do you know what forget what I've just said its total dribble!! How can we EVER get bored of any stamps.......unless its a 1st class stamp by Royal Mail lol...altho they are cheaper.....4 now!!!!
Right enough of my dribble-drabble 1st I want to show you another of my Sugar Nellie stamps this is 1 I got from Santy.
For this card I followed the challenge on Sketch & Stash & you can choose any sketch from their catalogue.
I went with Sketch 13.
Here is 'Pillow Talk' from Sugar Nellie. She is coloured with Promarkers. The paper is Websters Pages which you can get from Crafty Emma's, the border through the middle was made using my MS punch. All card is from Paper Mill Direct. The corners are from Ebay & gems from my stash.

This is a close-up of my flower which was made by moi, it was all coloured with Pastel Pink & then edged with 'Tea Dye' distress ink. I have added a tutorial page now to my blog & there will be tutorials going on very soon....I am currently working on them.

Entering the above card into......

Onto my next card. For this card I have followed a colour fab teamie from CES Julie chose the colour combo & made a fabulous DT card for this challenge before crimbo & I really wanted to play along cus the colour combo is just gorgeous & a new one for me.....I do like to keep pushing outside my comfort zone lol.
The challenge is 'Plum & White' with the optional extra of 'Frames'

Say hi to another sassy chic...this is 'Betty' from Kraftin' Kimmie & you can get her from 1 of my fave shops Crafts & Me. My step-mum brought me about a dozen Kraftin Kimmie stamps for crimbo which came as a pleasant shock lol. Sorry about the pic I had to quickly change the backing in the photo tent cus the card dissapeared into the white backing lol...the camera has picked up some of the glitter dots which is what you can see on the image. She is coloured with Copics & Promarkers & her stockings have been covered with Diamond Sparkles....I have to say I am preferring the copics I love their nibs they are perfect for finer details & I prefer to use them when doing hair especially. The only thing is getting used to the colours & what can be used with what.....but I'm getting there lol.

The image has been coated with clear embossing powder a couple of times & zapped with my heat gun. The only thing with doing this is it makes the colours darker. The frame was also heat embossed as well.

The tulle is from my stash & I made the hat pin that goes into the tulle myself using beads from my jewellery stash & the flowers are from here. All card is from Paper Mill Direct (see above card for link). I love the plum coloured card I think it looks gorgeous & I forgot I had it.

The shape of the card was made using my grand nesties in my Grand Calibur which was an early pressie from santy lol. I love these new shapes that we can do its soooo much easier now with the calibur....I love love love it!!!!!
Challenge I'm entering into.....  -  Plum & White with the optional extra of Frames

Well I'm off to link both of these up will be back tomorrow....I have a few projects on the go which hopefully will be finished tomorrow, I have done nothing on them today..
Thankyou sooo much for all your fabulous comments on my Top 10 you really are all fabulous, the best buddies I could ask for & I loves ya all. I appreciate every comment with all my heart.
Huggles Vicky xxx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

My Top 10 Cards of 2010

Hello all you lovely peeps. I hope you all had a fabulous crimbo with your families & I hope santy brought you lots of goodies. I had a fabby 1, I had a house full to cook for there was the 5 of us then my sons girlfriend, my step-mum & my brother-in-law...& I had a buffet to cook for everyone too!!!
I got VERY spoilt for crimbo I didn't know which stamp to ink up 1st lol.

Anyway over on this lovely blog they are wanting your Top 10 of 2010....well I didnt start making cards til March & set up this blog in April so its not a full year but here is my pick.....hubby helped too lol.
Starting in order of favourites.....

My daughter's birthday card....above is the outside & below is the inside...its based on a theme of a fairytale book.

This Skull 1 is just different so anything I've done & I absolutely love it!!!!

My fave crimbo card had to be to my hubby it turned out just the way I looks sexy like him!!

My 1st step card & I was really pleased with how it turned out.

OK OK so I cant count & there is actually 11 but I tried soooo hard.....a lot of my cards I dont like but these I just love & I think it shows a good variety. I have however noticed there my main favourites are ones with Sweet Pea images on, I absolutely love them they are just sooo different to the cute ones & they are much more versatile & while I love Magnolia....Sweet Pea are becoming my ultimate fave!!! Also my fave style of card is of course the easel card......can you tell ? lol
Well I'm off to link these up.....I hope I dont get told off for having 11!!!! Will see you later I have made a few things so will post later. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday. I have missed visiting you all but I have soooo enjoyed having a lot of special family time.
Thankyou everyone for popping in especially at this time of year.
Bye-D-Bye for now peeps.
Huge huggles Vicky xxx