Wednesday, May 30, 2012

30th Birthday

Hi All
I wanted to share a card I have made for my sister big 30th Birthday. I wanted to do something really special so I have made a card using lots of images that relates to things that she likes. My sister and I have always have a love of any thing Disney, and she spent her birthday in Disney Land Paris so most of the card has a Disney theme.

Mickey and Minnie and the handbag border are from Cricut Micky and Friends Cartridge, and Mickey ears and the 30 font are from Mickey Font

I have used the Rabbit from Create a Critter as she loves rabbits and has a lovey 3 legged house rabbit called Poppy

The image of the girl is from Saturated Canary, Copica this is because she is a card marker

The Croc shoe shape has been made on the gypsy and the Winnie the Pooh jibbitz is stolen from my kids Crocs!!!!! (Crocs are her Fav Shoe)

The Spaniel dog  image is from Paper Nation, she has a love of Springer Spaniels

The Sister image and sentiment  is from SWALK, and was perfect finish to the card has she is not only my sister but my bestest friend.

 I would like to enter this Card into the following Challenges
die cuttin divas- Anything goes
divas by design challenge - Anything goes 
i love promarkers - Use a digi
joanna sheen challenge- Remember When (making this card made me think about all the things me and my sister did when we were kids)

Thanks for stopping by, 
Happy 30th Birthday to my Sister

Lots of Love 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

First DT Post

 Morning Everyone
I am so excited (and a little nervous) this is my first DT post for my new position on the DT over on crafting when we can.

The theme this week is Fashion and Pearls and the DT were given a Digital stamp to use from the great sponsors this week Digi Doodle shop

The image is from the Fun with shoes which can be found here please check out the rest of the DT as they are showcasing the images from this collection.

I have coloured in the image with my Promarkers. The Paper is from Me to You paper pack. I have used my Tonic petal punches for the flowers and they are inked with distress inks. I found the lovely shoe punch in my stash which I have never used, I think it is a X cut. The lace, pearls and ribbon are from my stash

I so want a pair of these shoes!!!!!!!

I would like to enter in to the following challenges
card makin mamas - Felling Punchy
crafty creations challenges- Pastels pearls and lace

Thanks for Looking and hope you all have a great day

Love and Hugs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturated Canary

Evening everyone
Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather we are having here in the UK

Today's card is using a digital Stamp from Saturated Canary, Spring Time. I have just got into using these images I love  coloring them in with my Promarkers, I have used my usual flower punch to make the roses, (I can happily make these flowers all the time find it really relaxing!) Spellbinders die and lace and brad from stash. The papers are from a set I got for Christmas a few years back not sure what they are but they were from create and craft

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges
i love promarkers - Die Cuts
divas by design challenge- Fabulous Flourishes
Passion for promarker  - Special Challenge (Birthdays)

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 21, 2012


Hi all
I have been wanting to try out Steampunk after seeing the challenge at Crafting when we can, i have thought about it for a week not knowing really what to do, anyway day off today so i got my distress inks, perfect 
pearls and had a play. 

I have used perfect pearls on the gear die to give a metal feel and also some on the playing card
When I looked for inspiration, I found some useful things in my stash that I have had for years and have been sat waiting to be used so have tried to put them all together, not sure if it is right for the theme but i enjoyed myself getting messy so here it is...

I have used Tim Holtz Gear die
Angelina Fibre
Playing card from Christmas cracker
 Key, Brads, Frame and papers from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Thanks for looking
Hugs Vicky

Friday, May 18, 2012

Butterfly's and Flowers

Hi all
Just a quick post to share a card I have made today, I have used the inspiration over on stamptacular sunday challenge Butterfly Kisses not that i really needed the inspiration as i always use butterfly's but an excuse to use lots of butterfly's

Items Used
Cricut Paper Lace for butterflies and border
Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die
Lotv Stamp
Papers from papermania capsule

I would like to enter this into the following Chellenges
anything goes challenge.- Black and one other colour
die cuttin divas - Flowers
joanna sheen challenge -Happy Birthday

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend 
Hugs Vicky

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Promarker Gift Bag

Hi All
Hope you have had a good week so far, I have enjoyed a lovely day off today so have finally managed to get around to using some digital stamps I won which were from Saturated Canary This stamp is Copica, I love all these images on this site and would like them all, but I choose this one as I thought it would be great on a gift bag for promarkers, I have used I milk carton gift bag which just fits 5 promarkers inside.

I would Like to enter this into the following challenges
i love promarkers- Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting Vicky

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fish Bowl

Hi all
I have been thinking about doing this card for a while, after playing with the gypsy at the weekend i thought i would give it a go. I have used the shadow box card as the base and the create a critter cartridge for all the cuts.

I used the water cut welded together to achieve the window cut in the card and also to cut the fish bowl in the middle thought about doing a tutorial but i have never done one before, if anyone thinks it would be useful let me know

Cant see that well on the pictures but when you pull the tabs out and in then the fish will swim

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
cup cake craft challenges- Birthdays no design papers
ginger loft challenge-  under the sea
allsorts challenge- card for a man or a boy
unstampabelles challenges- Moving Parts

Thanks for looking

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Down on the Farm

Hi all
I have done this card for craft spot the challenge is down on the farm I have used Create a Critter again, it does have so many uses, but I really need to save up for some more cartridges, I thought i would use a pig and sheep with the barn instead of a cow and have used a sizzix die i have never used, Flowers 3d#2 i have used the fringe part to make the grass.

Challenges I would like to enter
krafty girls - Face off
Thanks for looking

Friday, May 11, 2012

Favourite Tools

Hi all
Cant believe it is Friday already not had much time this week for making cards, but I have been coloring in images with my lovely promarkers, and finally tonight I have managed to make in to a card. The challenge over on Lili's little Fairies is to use your favourite craft tool, I have used 3 off my favourite tools, 
 Cricut Machine for the frame around the image and the butterfly,
 Tonic petals punches for for the flowers and 
Inkssentials tool for the blending

Items Used
LOTV stamp Hello Gorgeous 
Cricut Lacy Labels for the frame
Cricut paper lace for the butterfly's
Vintage Photo distress ink
Papers, lace and charm from stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
lilis Little Fairies- Fav craft tool
passion promarker challenge- special birthdays
paper take weekly- Cute cute
bitten by the bug- frame challenge
i love promarkers- hat pins and charms

Thanks for looking hope you all have a great weekend

Monday, May 7, 2012

Slider Card

Hi all
I was looking at the sketch over on Die Cutting Divas, and thought about a taking this sketch and doing a slider card. This seemed like a good idea but it took a few goes to get it right. I have used a rectangle from the gypsy wanderings and welded 2 together for the slider, kept getting the wrong size to be able to use 2ps for the slider but got there in the end.

There is a lot of mothers day challenges at the moment and because it has already been in the UK I have made this card for a super special Lady in my life my 93 year old Grandma, I have used the colour blue as it is her favorite colour

Items for used
Create a Critter for the Bird and Bird house
Card stock from stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
die cuttin divas - Follow the sketch
fantabulous cricut- Mothers Day
craft spot by kimberly- Mothers Day
exploring cricut  - Mothers Day

Thanks for Looking

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summer Picnic

Hi all
I got a bit of my gardening done so had some time to make another card, I have used the sketch over on stamptacular sunday challenge and a lili of the valley stamp, I thought this teddies having a picnic stamp was very summer as that what me and the kids love doing when the sun comes out.

Items used 
Lili of the Valley Teddy Bears Picnic
Tonic petal pairs punches
Memory Box leave die
Spellbinders rectangle die, and scollop circle die
Papers Karen Foster Design
Ribbon and lace from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Passion for Promarker- Bight and light
moving along with the times- Summer Sunshine
joanna sheen challenge- Flower power

Thanks For Looking 

Best of British

Morning All
The sun is shinning here this morning so thought i would put a post up before I spend the morning Gardening. This Card was inspired by the photo over on cup cake craft challenges, Best of British I have this Forever Friend stamp coloured in for a while but didn;t really know what to do with it, but along with this theme and some papers free from Creativity Magazine finally made a card, red Double Decker buses are very British i think.

  Items Used
Forever Friends Good old Times Stamp
Tim Holtz Gears Die
Ticket shape from Cricut Mickey Font
Sentiment stamp and paper free from Magazine

Looking at the photo it looks like the bus is going down hill, didn't stick the image on very straight!!!!

I would like to enter into the following challenges

cupcake craft- Best of British Photo inspiration
paper take weekly -Anything Goes
cute card thursday- One for the boys
celebrate the occasion- Male Birthdays Must use a circle

Thanks For looking 
Hugs Vicky

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Hi all
Cant believe it is Thursday already were do the days and weeks go. When looking through the blogs I follow yesterday I saw Divas by Design challenge was monochromatic, which i fancied trying, I have gone for just black, because I love black and always seem to do cards with pinks and purples.
Here is the card

Items used
Lili of the valley stamp
Tim Holtz border die
Tim Holtz Flower die
Tonic petal pairs
Cricut Paper lace
Papermania Capsule papers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
whimsy inspires- Spots and Strips
stamp with sarah kay-  Monochromatic
crafting for all seasons - Homemade Flowers
lili of the valley thursday - Anything goes

Thanks for looking