Sunday, April 29, 2012

Heat Embossing

Hi again today
What a horrible dark rainy day, But I have had a lovely day crafting and this is my second post for today, My sister bought me Sizzix Framlit die and stamps set for Christmas, I have used the dies but not the stamps, couldn't think what to do with them. Anyway had a idea today to get out my heat tool and embossing power (which I haven't done for ages) and have a play with the flower stamp. I stamped the flower with a white ink and heat embossed with clear embossing power and then went over then entire paper with Antique linen distress ink, and vintage photo for the edges, I was really pleased with the result, and pleased i have found a great use for this stamp. I have used this as the backing paper for this card

Items used 
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK Stamp - Frames Sprigs
All other items are from my stash that i have had for ages and just found when having a clear out, no idea where they are from

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
crafty mess challenge blog - Distressing and embossing
whimsy inspires- Distressing
the stamp man challenges. show us your shabby chic or distressed
paper craft bliss- Vintage 

Thanks for looking 

Shadow Box Card

Hi all
Thought I would try a shadow box card today. I have not done one for years, then realised today that I could use my circle famelit die to cut the frame instead of using a ruler and knife and cut out by hand. It was so quick and easy to do the card using the sizzix machine, the only thing that I did wrong was make the box too deep, just need to remember to change my measurements next time.

 Items used
Crafters Companion Strawberry Kisses Party Girl
Tim Holtz Flourish die
Tonic petal punches
Ribbon free from Papercraft Inspirations
Card stock from stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
sunday sketch and stamp- Follow the sketch 
creative craft challenges- Animal Antics
cute card thursday- Animal magic

crafting when we can also have a DT call which I would like to put myself forward for.

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Vicky

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fathers Day

Evening everyone
I am being really organised for me and done my first fathers day card, usually i forget and up making them day before, so i am really pleased with myself, think this card will be for my Dad.
Items used
Lili of the valley stamps
papers and brads from stash
Xyron Design Runner for sentiment
Framelits circle dies

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges
stamptacular sunday challenge- Loaded with layers
totally gorjuss- Boys and their toys
sunday sketch and stamp follow any sketch from past 3 years
crafty boots challenges- No girls allowed 
joanna sheen challenge- Someone Special

Thanks for looking
Hugs Vicky

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cricut Hello Kitty Car

Hi all
I was asked to make a card, which was for persons grandaughter , it had to be Hello Kitty and a easel card. When i use Hello Kitty i usually do the size 5 or 6 inches and put on a 8x8 size card, but as this was going to be a 6x6 easel card so i would have to do Hello Kitty smaller, which I was a little worried about. Anyway i managed it and doing the cut smaller made the tiny bits really fiddly but I am pleased with the result.

Items Used
Hello Kitty Cartridge
Batman Cartridge for sentiment
Papers free from a magazines
ribbon, gems and charm from stash

I would Like to enter this card into the following challenges
fantabulous cricut- on the go, car plane bike train
cooking with cricut- Bling it on
craft spot by kimberly- things that go 
crafty creations challenges- Cards for little girls

Thanks for looking 
Hugs Vicky

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Popcorn the bear

Hi all
Have enjoyed a lovely day off today house to myself and some crafting time, well other half was in bed as he on nights, but thats a great excuse not to do house work cause it would be too noisy, so i did some quiet crafting, while watching the crafters companion ultimate pro DVD that my lovely mum has lent me. I found this great project to try out, had seen some other bloggers do this type of card and really liked it so was really pleased I found how to do this type of card on this DVD.
Here is the card

I have Used
Crafters Companion Ultimate pro
Crafters Companion Popcorn bear Stamp
Tonic petal Punches for flowers
Ribbon and ribbon charm from stash
Promarkers- Ivory, Sandstone, Caramel. Cocoa for bear
Pastel green, Soft green
Honeycomb, Lemon, Buttercup
Spellbinders -Blossom tags and Accents

I would like to enter into the following challenges
celebrate the occasion- Birthday must use ribbon
abc-challenge- N for Neutral
Passion for promarker - Cut it out

Thanks for looking

Hugs Vicky

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shoe Shopping and lots of pink

Hope everyone has had a good weekend, don't they go too fast. I have made this card today using a wooden forever friends stamp and coloured it with promarkers. I have used papers from Me to You. I used Lacy Labels Cartridge for the label die cuts and butterfly's, lacy and pearls are from my stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
i love promarkers - Lets go Shopping
Passion for promarker -Pink Pearls and Lace
willow sketchie challenge- Follow the sketch

Thanks For looking

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Home Decor

Evening to everyone
While checking my followed blogs this morning I found cooking with cricut were doing a home decor blog hop, so got myself a nice cup of tea relaxed while I hopped away, I loved all the creations the design team had made and gave me the inspiration to try my own project. Would love to have tried vinyl but as i didn't have any and not where to buy local, so I decided to get my gypsy out and design a project to do with card.

After playing I came up with this wall hanging which is from the lacy labels cartridge I have mixed the layers up to suit the look I wanted, think it was cut at 5.22inches.' Home is where the heart is' is cut from gypsy wanderings  

Sorry for the photos couldn't decide which photo I liked the best due to lighting so thought i would use both hope you get the idea

I would like to link this project to
 cooking with cricut- home decor
divas by design challenge  -Any but a card
our creative corner - Butterflys

Thanks for looking 
hugs Vicky

Farm Yard

Morning everyone
Found a wooden stamp i had forgotten i had, well I think actually it is my mums stamp but she must have forgotten cause I think I have had for years!!!!! any way really enjoyed colouring the image in with my promarkers cant remember which ones i used. I have used the sketch over on sunday sketch and stamp

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges
totally papercrafts- All Buttoned up
oozak- Anything goes
4 crafty chicks- boys dig it

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Buzzing Bees

Hi to all
I love my cricut only had it since February so still new to it all but I have been having a good play with it again tonight, and have really enjoyed myself.

I have made this card due to the photo inspiration over on die cuttin divas, i have never tried flowers with the cricut and thought this was a perfect opportunity to try. 

I have used create a critter cartridge for the garden animals and some of the flowers, and Tim Holtz tattered leaves die. All card stock from my stash and the label shaped card blank is something i have had for ages and forgot i had. 

 I kept seeing people making images wobble on their cards, but had forgotten how they had said they had done, so my husband suggested to use a strip of acetate and fold in to shape, which did the job on the two bees. I have tried to take good photos of the bees but they haven't come out that well, but i hope you get what i have tried to do.

Anyway here is the card

 (inside of the card)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
die cuttin divas- Gardens
crafty our passion challenges- Die cut and punches
oldie but a goodie challenge  - Farm or garden
lexis creations- die cut and punches
that craft place blog - Anything but a square or rectangle

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Vicky

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cricut Create a Critter

Hi all
Well the kids are back at school (yeah) and I am back at work (boo) needed time to relax last night so thought i would make a card. I have used my Fav Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter and a cut i hadn't tried yet, the owl, I have cut the owl at 3" on the gypsy and have inked edges of all cut outs. The card really reflects the weather at the moment.

Clouds are from the Hello Kitty Cartridge

I would like to enter into the following challenges
Fantabulous cricut -April Showers
frosted designs- Weather

Thanks for looking
Hugs Vicky

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sepia Effect Image with Promarkers

Hi all
When looking at Passion for Promarker Workshops the other day I came across on a tutorial on how to do a sepia effect, so decided to try it out on this lovely Sarah Kay Stamp, it took a few try's to get the shading right, but i was finally happy with this result.

Promarkers used are (Darkest to lightest) - Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Satin
The tutorial said to start with lightest colour, which i tried but didn;t like it so i stated with cocoa and built the colours from where i thought the shadows were then covered the whole image with satin to finish.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
moving along with the times- Vintage, Shabby Chic
willow sketchie challenge- Follow the sketch and/or Theme
divas by design challenge- Charmed I am sure
whimsy inspires - Easel Cards
cardmakin mamas- Make it Girlie
the paper shelter- Ribbon and Bows

Thanks for Looking
Hugs and Happy Crafting 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

White on White Challenge

Hi everyone
I have been having real problems with my Cricut, it wouldn't cut through any paper or card and i had just put in a new blade, anyway after reading up about it online i thought i would have to send the Cricut back, after i tried everything people had suggested. My Husband suggested trying another new blade which I did and it worked yeah!!!! and it has cut some great items out for me to put on my card i want to share with you tonight,

I wanted to make this card to enter it in the white on white challenges over on Passion for Promarkers and I LovePromarkers. I thought this would be really hard to do and was up for a challenge, but I really enjoyed trying out different ways of completing a card with no colour.

Items used
Cricut Cartridges - Paper Lace and Lacy Labels
Sizzix labels die
LOTV stamp
Me to you butterfly embossing folder
ribbon and gems from stash

Thanks for looking
Hugs Vicky

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cricut Hello Kitty

Hi All
I decided today to make a card that suited the weather that we have been having, rain rain a bit of sun then more rain. 
I have used Hello Kitty cartridge for the cat, rainbow and flowers (cant see them that well) and Create a Critter for grass and sentiment

I would like enter this card into the following challenges
exploring cricut- April showers brings us flowers (must use at least 1 flower) 
paper take weekly- April Showers

Thanks for looking

Monday, April 9, 2012

Forever Friends

Evening to all
Not used my Forever Friends stamps for a while, i had forgotten how nice they are. I have colored in using my promarkers and found a lovely swirl on the Cricut lacy labels cartridge which made the two smaller flowers.

Items used
Docrafts Forever Friends wooden stamp
Lacy Label Criciut Cartridge for 2small flowers and butterfly's
DCWV  and Sizzix Papers
Spellbinders- Blossom Tags and Accents 
Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
 Sizzix Framelits - Circles
Craft Concepts- Embossing Folder budding vine
Promarkers- Oatmeal and Honeycomb for bear 
Lemon and Apricot for flowers
Pale Pink Pink Carnation for vase

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges 
forever friends challenge blog- Monthly Challenge dry or heat embossing
whimsy inspires- Use Ribbon

Thanks for looking
Hugs Vicky


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cricut Batman

Happy Easter to all
After a busy day of Easter egg hunting with the kids and eating lots of Chocolate, (feeling a little sick) I thought I would share with you a card I have made for my sisters partners birthday.

I have been playing with my Cricut again and have used the Batman the Brave and the Bold cartridge. I bought this cartridge because my son loves super heroes but I thought it would make great cards for older males as well.

Anyway here is the card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
getting cricky - Favorite Project
creative time for me- create any project using any Cartridges
 moving along with the times- Va Va Voom sexy ladies and men (Batman in the films was sexy)
celebrate the occasion -Child's Birthday

Thanks For Looking
Hugs Vicky

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Full house

Hi again for the final time tonight
I have made this card for the Bingo Challenge at Totally Papercrafts, i couldn't decide what line to use so thought i would have a go at all the elements on the bingo card to get a full house

 I have used 
Swalk Stamp from crafters companion
Tim Holtz Flower die, and Flourish die
Lace and ribbon from stash
Glitter is on the hearts of her book picture doesn't show it that well

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
willow sketchie challenge -Follow Sketch and or lots of layers
cute card thursday- I Want Candy

Thanks For Looking
Happy Easter to all
Hugs Vicky

Easter Baking

Hi all again
I decided today to do some baking with the kids but i end up baking and then adding crafts into it as well so thought i would make little gifts for the family for tomorrow, i am really pleased with them.
I have used my Cricut , for all the paper craft in this project
Cartridges used
Elmos Party, for the cupcake holder
Create a Critter, for the rabbit
From my Kitchen, for the 2 eggs
Mickey Font- For Easter word

I would also like to thank my friend Caroline as i couldn't find my piping bag and Caroline kindly lent me her super piping machine which was really fun to use.

I would like to enter these cupcakes in to the following challenges
fantabulous cricut - Make a project with a egg on it, (Eggs on cupcake cases, and of cause mini eggs)
getting cricky -Easter Blessings
cooking with cricut -Easter Themed
creative cutter room- Easter or bunny

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Vicky

Sunday Sketch Challenge

Hi all 
This is the 1st of three post tonight i have spent the whole day crafting and baking its been great even the kids have got involved, anyway 1st card of the night is a LOTV image 

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges
sunday sketch and stamp- follow the sketch
 lili of the valley thursday challenge  -Ribbons, Buttons and Bows

 Thanks For looking

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Time

Hi everyone
I have finally made my last Easter Card for the family so thought i would share and enter it in to a few challenges. I have used Cricut paper lace cartridge for the butterfly background and butterfly and of cause another LOTV image

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
the paper shelter- anything goes with easter in mind
i love promarkers - Springtime
crafty creations challenges- Spring greens
divas by design challenge- Any thing goes and a great blog hop

Thanks for looking
Love Vicky

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Distress Inks

Hi again today
I have been playing with my new distress inks, had lots of fun last night trying something new after watching some you tube video from Tim Holtz. I found some stamps that i bought when i first started card making and never used, they are Vintage See Ds stamps,  I am really pleased with the result 
Please let me know what you think

I would like to enter this card in to the following Challenges
anything challenge - Anything goes
paper take weekly -anything goes

Happy Crafting

Gardening Card

Hi all 
well I knew as soon as i am off work the weather would change so instead of doing my garden i made a garden card. I have used a new embossing folder i have just bought and white wash coordinates card

I would like to enter into the following challenges
willow sketchie challenge Follow the sketch and/or the theme (embossing)
joanna sheen challenge -Its a mans world
Passion for Promarker challenge- What ever the weather

Thanks For Looking

Monday, April 2, 2012

Humphrey's Corner, Best Friends Stamp

Hi all
Well I am in the 3rd day of my 2 week annual leave and have finally had the chance to make a card, after spending time catching up on the house work. When looking through some challenges on Saturday i was really pleased that i had won on the 3Bs challenge over on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog, this is my first win so i got a bit over excited!!!!!

Anyway back to the card I have used the sketch on Paper Take Weekly , Humphreys corner Stamp from Crafters Companion, and die cuts, spellbinders and sizzix 

  I would like to enter this into the following challenges
paper take weekly- Following Sketch
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge- Four Legged Friends 
Totally Gorjuss - Swirly Whirly

Thanks For all the great comments on previous post
Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting