Friday, August 31, 2012


Hi all
just got back from a few days away so this post is a little late. had a lovely time exempt for the rain and the rather large puddle that formed in our caravan awning but thats holidays in the uk for you!!!!

Anyway these last two weeks have flown by and its time for a new Challenge at Brown Sugar

We are sponsored by Mayzy Art where the winner will five images from their store, all you have to do is follow theme for this fortnight which is 


The DT got to work with Mayzy Art images and I choose the football lad. I have used a embossing folder with stars and dots on and the sentiment is from a old set of Papermania metal tags.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
digistamp 4 joy- back to school
Paper Pretties- white black + on other colour
celebrate the occasion- childs birthday

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky 

Monday, August 27, 2012


Hi all
Thought i would share a retirement card I made for someone at work, I have used popcorn bear stamp borrowed from my mum, coloured in with promarkers, sizzix textured plates with white wash coordinates card, papers and ribbon found in stash

I would like to enter into the following challenges
Craft your passion- emboss it
hooked on craft- Cards for men
challenges 4 everyone- anything goes
the suirrel and the fox- one for the men
craftymess challenge- animals and blue

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Steampunk, with funky hair

Hi all
When looking through the blogs I follow I noticed Passion For promarkers challenge was monochrome image with unusual hair colour, fancied giving this a go, I found this image while looking for manga pictures to print out as part of my daughters birthday present, to go with her promarkers we have bought her. 

The image can be found here, there is some fantastic images to download and they are so fun to colour.

I choose blue as my unusual hair colour and browns for the monochrome. I then spent last night getting messy with distress ink, perfect pearls and some water, I used perfect pearls to make all the die cuts, have a look of gold or bronze. Found some thick foil like paper and embossed this and added perfect pearls to change the colour

Found other embellishments in my stash

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Passion for promarkers- Monochrome with unusual hair colour
Divas by design- Anything goes
Craft Punked - Steampunk
Creative Craft- monochrome
Dream Valley- Steampunk

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pink and Hearts

Hi all 

I found some papers I must have printed out ages ago and never used, not sure where I got them from but thought I would make a card to share. I also have made some flowers using the smallest cut on tim holtz tattered flowers, decided not to use a sentiment yet, so it can sit in my stash for one of those emergency cards that you also seem to need.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
stamptacular sunday -Lets here it for the girls
The crafty Pad- To die for

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Morning All

Its time for a new challenge at Crafting when we Can

The sponsors this fortnight is 

The theme for this challenge is 
make your creations colourful
I decided to use a free image from Saturated Canary 'Fancy', and has been coloured in with promarkers I have used a Cricut cut from Create a Critter for the rainbow and distressed it with antique linen, The papers were from my stash not sure what they are. The leaf cut is memory box die, and the flowers are wild orchids

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
The Corrosive  Its your birthday
Ruby's Rainbow  - Butterflies
Saturated Canary-  photo inspriation
Sweet n Sassy - Flower Embellishment
Craft Punked - Flower power
bearly mine- fly fly away
craft room- fashion
tammys scrapin corner- add some flowers

Thanks for Stopping By
hugs Vicky

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brown Suagr Challenge 5

Hi All 
Its time for another Challenge at Brown Sugar this fornight challenge is 


The sponsors for this challenge is 

The design team got to work with some images from Dude time Doodles I choose Conrad Construction, I have coloured him in using promarkers. My mum has just given me some sizzix texture plates so I  have had a play with these on this card. I have also used sizzix gadgets gears

Looking forward to seeing all your creations

I would like to enter into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hot Air Balloon

Hi All
Its been a while but first week back at work was a little hectic. Thought I would share a card made with a new LOTV stamp I bought but not used yet. 

I have used a script stamp for background, sizzix fancy circle die and sizzixlits tag die. I found this cute pad of paper, vellum and card in my stash and have used the vellum and chocolate card stock from that. Every thing is distressed with antique linen and vintage photo 

Image is coloured with Promarkers Putty, tan, sandstone, caramel and cocoa

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges
lili of the valley - monochrome
dream valley challenges- die cut and punches
great impressions stamps - walk on the wild side

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cute donkey

Hi all
I have wanted to try a Kris cross card for a while so decided to have a go today, it is my last day of my annual leave today, back to work tomorrow so spent my last day relaxing and crafting. 

A friend a work has just had a baby girl so I have made this for him and his wife. I have used this cute little donkey image from whimsey stamps and coloured it in with promarkers, the papers are raspberry road design and some I got free with a mag, lace and ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
totally paper crafts - monochrome
my mums craft shop - ice cream flavours (stawberry)
digital tuesday  - Monochrome
joanna sheen - Try something new

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Vicky


Case It

Morning all

Time for another challenge at crafting when we can this fortnight the sponsors are


The DT were given images to work with I have used  Audrey and AJ enjoying a summer treat which can be found here 

The theme this fortnight is 

Case It 

So to enter you need to case one of the DTs creations 

I have used papers from Raspberry Road , 'summer' ribbon from papermania, spellbinder for corners die. 

Check the rest of the DT creations they are fab
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
crafty creations challenge - cool summer treats
digi stamps 4 joy polka dots and strips
i love promarkers - spots and strips

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wedding Card

Hi all 
I was asked to make a wedding card for someone and they wanted it to say 'Dad and Barbara'. I really enjoyed making the book card for my Dad last month so I thought I would try it again with a wedding theme.

The stamp is from SWALK, the font is gypsy font cut on the Cricut, the frame I found in my stash along with the hearts and lace. The single rose is from wild orchid, The papers are distressed using vintage photo and the image and the doilies are distressed with Victorian velvet.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
my sheri crafts -back and forth
sugar creek hollow  - something old something new ( doilies and flowers new, Stamp old)
sweet stampin - Book and text
fussy and fancy  - Vintage with distressing and lace

Thanks for looking and stopping by
Hugs Vicky

Friday, August 3, 2012

Buttons and Bows

Hi everyone
Its time for another challenge over on  brown sugar  we got some great entries over the last fortnight really enjoyed looking at them

This fortnights theme is 

Buttons and Bows

 We are sponsored by the wonderful

The design team got to choose a image to work with I decided on Rena and her chicks which can be found here

I have used a new stamp I got at the craft fair for the script background and its stamped with distress inks. Tonic punches for the flowers, and spellbinders die rectangle, buttons and ribbon from my stash.

Check out the rest of the design team for their fantastic inspiration, looking forward to looking at all your creations
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 craft room challenge - buttons and bows
c a challenge - dies and punches
digi doodle shops best  - ribbon and bows

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs vicky

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone

Thought I would share a card I have made for my Daughter 11th birthday at the end of the month,  For her birthday she has asked  for her own set of promarkers, I manged to buy some sets when they were on offer so she will hopefully have a good selection to use. (she also wants me and her to go on a grily shopping trip for new clothes)

 I was looking for some colouring pages on the internet, I thought I would print her some off to put with the promarkers, plus some digital stamps. I came across some Sarah Kay colouring pages, so printed it of to use on her card.

It was a lovely image to colour in really enjoyed it. I have used some Kanban card for the backing card,  Tim holtz flourish die sizzix stamp and die set for the sentiment, wild orchid flowers and ribbon and lace from stash,  also found the piece of denim in my stash not sure where it came from

Promarkers Used are 
Skin- Blush, Putty and Coral
Top and hat- Blossom, Rose pink and Antique pink
Trousers- Tea green, powder blue, denim blue flex marker cadet blue
Fence- Tan Sandstone Cocoa
Hair- Vanilla, Sandstone, Cocoa
Leafs and grass, Pear green and Marsh Green

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
emerald faeries- Flourishes and swirls
die cuttin divas  - anything goes
divas by design - Flowers
paper-crafting journey - anything goes
charisma cardz. -Pink + 1 colour

Thanks for stopping by today