Saturday, 12 December 2009

Stamper's 10.......

Just thought I'd share this with you, a little gift I made for each of my ladies in my SU Stamper's 10 club, just to thank them for all their custom and support and to wish them a Merry Christmas!

Have a great weekend,

Vicki x

Monday, 7 December 2009

Winter Wonderland Guest DT Spot!

I am so delighted to have been given this GDT spot over at Winter Wonderland I've never done anything like this before so it's quite exciting. This is my first card for the theme of "HO HO HO!" I think I tried to hard to come up with something different, so hope it's worked. The swirl stamp, sentiment and strings are all SU, the ho ho ho and santa hat have been cut on the Cricut, the snowflake and holly are punches.

I can't believe how long it is since I last posted, I've become a sluggish blogger! I'm trying to stay on top coming up to Christmas, not so sure it's working though, I just haven't had any incentive to make cards at all which is quite scary really when I think just how much I love crafting, all this stash and no mojo!...aaahhhh!(hope my hubby doesn't read Have just applied for a part-time job in one of my local schools, so keeping my fingers crossed, it's one of those to good to be true jobs, fab hours, term-time only and easy peasy!

Well think it's time for bed now, thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by and read my

Big hugs

Vicki x

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Has anyone had a visit from an imbecile calling him self "The Crap Blog Detective?" well check out my post below, comment no.5, excuse my french but cheeky B*****D!! I was quite shocked that some silly excuse for a man thought he had a right to leave a comment on my blog uninvited! Well it's pretty obvious to me he's missing a women in his life!

So now I've got that off my chest, just got back from seeing "New Moon" with my son, absolutely fabulous until it went off in the middle of a scene, OMG I'm gutted, how long do I have to wait now for the next movie?! I'm not a "Twilight" fan, well should say wasn't but the movie was just amazing, quite fancy being in the next one actually just to have my neck bitten! ( Well just got time for a cuppa before bed.

Good night all,

Vicki x

Friday, 20 November 2009

Thank Crunchie it's Friday!

Oh I just love getting up on a Friday because I know I can sleep in on a (how lazy am I) hubby gets up with the boyz (what a star.) Just thought I would post these two cards made with my lovely stamps I won over on Steph's blog a while ago and some yummy Stampin'Up! goodies I won over on Emma's blog, thanks so much girls.

Well I'm all geared up for Children In Need tonight, no doubt I'll shed a few tears at some of the sad stories, I think it hits everybody but for me it just seems to hit harder since I've had my children, may be it's the maternal instinct in us! Well, have a super weekend,

Vicki x

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Life Begins at 40!.....

Well, so they say and on that basis I thought this would be the perfect choice for a 40th birthday card for one of my friends at school (another mum), well she used to be my friend I just fell in love with this stamp, I think it's so funny, imagine how much fun I'm going to have with this (at everyone else's Right, time for a cup of tea before bed.


Vicki x

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Woohoo, I got one!!!......

Oh how delighted am I to receive this fab award from the lovely Tracy over at Queenies. I have seen these on other peoples blog and thought I would love to answer all those questions with one word, now that will be a challenge for, so thank you soooo much for this Tracy, you made my day!:)

OK the rules are; pass this award onto 5 peeps! Post on their blog to let them know and answer a list of questions in one word, easy peasy!

1 Where is your cell phone - Bag
2 Your hair? - Sad
3 Your Mother? - Kind
4 Your Father? - Kind
5 Your favourite food? - Lamb
6 Your dream last night? - Forgot
7 Your favourite drink? - Coke-a-cola
8 Your dream/goal - Craft room
9 What room are you in? - Lounge
10 Your hobby? - Paper crafting
11 Your fear? - Dying
12 Where do you want to be in 6 years? - Here/happy
13 Where were you last night? - Home
14 Something that you aren't? - Patient
15 Muffins - Yum!
16 Wish list item? - PTI warehouse
17 Where did you grow up? - Liverpool
18 Last thing you did? - TV/QVC
19 What are you wearing? - PJ's
20 Your TV? - Philips
21 Your pets? - None
22 friends? - Many
23 Your life? - Busy
24 Your mood? - Tired
25 Missing someone? - A few
26 Vehicle? - Astra
27 Something you're not wearing? - Shoes
28 Your favourite store? - John Lewis
29 Your favourite colour? - Pink!
30 Last time you laughed? - Today
31 Last time you cryed? - Sunday (Emergency in the Womb - TV)
32 Your best friend? - Hubby
33 One place that I go to over and over? - Asda
34 Facebook? - Yes
35 Favourite place to eat? - Home

OMG, I made it! And now I would like to pass this fab award onto;


Saturday, 14 November 2009

SWU Challenge

Got to be quick, X Factor starting, this is my entry for the Stamp With Us challenge, the theme was Christmas, thanks for looking!

Vicki x

Recipe - All products Stampin'Up!

Friday, 13 November 2009

APFP - Christmas

Well it's taken me a while to do this one, the theme being Christmas as you might have, the problem being I don't have anything Christmassy from Papertrey Ink, so I had to get my thinking cap on and managed to come up with this for the challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey. I'm actually quite pleased with the results, I think I've used my resources well! (need more stash!)

Thanks for taking the time to visit, I love reading any comments left.

Vicki x

Recipe; Stamps - everyday classics, out on a limb (additions). Ink - vintage cream/black. Card - pure poppy/kraft. Natural twine. Glitter glue, ribbon, white gel pen (from stash)

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Winter Wonderland - Challenge....

Quick post today, this is my entry for the Winter Winterland challenge this week which is, "open theme" I created this little cutie using one of Lauren Meaders templates, embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.


Vicki x

Friday, 30 October 2009

SWU - Sketch Challenge

I know it's all or nothing with Just finished this card for the challenge over at Stamp With Us so I thought I would get it posted whilst the goings good! All products are SU.

This is definitely

Vicki x

APFP - Polka Dots!

Oh my what a bad blogger am I, it's been ages since I last posted here, I almost didn't recognize the Everything has just been so busy here and of course half-term hasn't been any if it but through it all I actually managed to make a card for the challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey, polka dots was the theme and I don't have that much papertrey stash so did my best and came up with this, I just love cupcakes (yum!)I have also stamped the background with a polka dot star stamp but you can't see it very well, not quite what I hoped for. All the products are PTI except for the ink.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek,

Vicki x

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Candy Time!.....

Wow just look at this amazing blog candy the lovely Bev is giving away over on her blog and you don't even need to have a blog, now thats cool! So to be in with a chance of winning just pop over and put your name down:)

Good Luck!!

Vicki x

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

SWU - Challenge

Another post, must be making up for the lack of them lately! This week over at Stamp With Us they had a colour challenge and this is my take on it, I didn't have all the colours so I've used what I could but I'm sure in a while my SU stash will have multiplied (in fact I'm pretty sure!

Thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.

Big hugs
Vicki x

Lovely Blog Candy Win!!!

How delighted was I to find out I was a winner on Emma's blog and look what I won, this "yummy" blog candy, I just adore these gorgeous Christmassy colours, thank you soooo much Emma, pop over to Emma's blog and take a look she makes such beautiful cards!


Vicki x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

PTI - Autumn!

Another quick post from me today, this is my entry for the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey were the theme is to produce something that reminds you of Autumn, the girls Kate & Aimes have made some lovely cards for inspiration, so I recommend you pop over and take a peek!

Big hugs
Vicki x

Recipe; All products PTI apart from, Crimson Copper Brilliance Ink.

Winter Wonderland - Challenge....

Well this weeks theme at Winter Wonderland is Gingerbread so I thought this little cutie might just fit the bill! It's one of those famous "Bag-a-lopes" you can find the tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers.

Vicki x

Recipe - All products are Stampin'Up!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

SWU - Sketch Challenge

Hi another quick post from me today, over at Stamp With Us there is a sketch to follow and this is my take on it, there are some fab cards from the DT, so pop over and take a look.

Vicki x

SU scrappin kit - petal party
SU stamp - cheer & wishes
SU ink - black
Cuttlebug embossing folder - D'vine swirls

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky.......

Wow how lucky am I to win Steph's anniversary blog candy! It's just arrived this morning, so have a droooool over the photo, can't wait to have a play with them, I shall take them with me tonight to my card group (we meet every Wednesday) and make the ladies Everything Steph does is beautiful, she has a fabulous style, I mean just look at the card, it's amazing and even better in the flesh! If you are reading this Steph, Thank You!(big).

Big hugs

Vicki x

Sunday, 27 September 2009

New Catalogue....

Hi, just thought I'd let you know if you don't already, the new Stampin' Up Idea book & Catalogue is due out 1st October and is looking pretty good! (lots of new goodies!!!) If you would like to order a copy just drop me an email.

Vicki x

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!.....

Good afternoon! I've been at it again, more SU samples from my starter kit, I just can't stop, I'm totally (is that good or bad!) I have used a few stamp sets on these cards and a "simply scrappin kit", so shall just list the products below, thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great week! (12 weeks to C*******s:( aaaah!) I would just like to thank Alex for letting me CASE her cupcake (thank you so much x)

Vicki x

All products SU, Stamps; crazy for cupcakes/oval all/seasons of joy/cheer and wishes/whimpsey (roller stamp), Inks; close to cocoa/old olive/pretty in pink/
versamark, Colours; stampin' pastels, Cardstock; chocolate chip/old olive/whisper white
bashful blue/not quite navy, Ribbon; regal rose/chocolate chip, Accessories; Hodgepodge(silver)/accents(flower fusion), Simply Scrappin Kit; petal party, Paper; summer picnic.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Anyone For Anya....

This weeks challenge is Pink & White + any other colour! that was me in my element then, (pink)
I made this card for my niece who had her, (you guessed it!) 21st birthday on Sunday, I was inspired by this card here on Nicci's blog and I am really pleased how it turned out (thanks Nicci). The background stamp is Whimsey Roller Stamp by SU,

thanks for looking,

Vicki x

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Stampin Up Demo!

Hi everyone, just thought I'd let you all know that I have recently become a Stampin Up Demonstrator (if you can't tell from all the catalogue I am so excited and can't wait to hold my first workshop, if anyone in my area is looking to hold a workshop or would like to order Stampin Up goodies please don't hesitate to contact me. Well just got my SU starter kit so have been having a little play this afternoon and made these few cards but never fear I shall be back with more real soon, hope you like,

Vicki x

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

APFP - Cherished Colour

Good morning peeps, I'm so excited about this challenge because I just got a whole load of new PTI stash, wooo hooo! It's just so lush to work with and at the same time I don't want to use it but needs must! This is my entry for this weeks challenge at A Passion for Papertrey although it's not necessarily my favourite colour (which is pink!) but it's one of my favourite PTI colour schemes, hope you like and thanks for peeking!

Vicki x

Friday, 4 September 2009

First Day....

I can't believe where the time has gone, my eldest baby (now being 11) started high school, he was sooo excited and has had his school bag packed for a whole week and what he wasn't taking in that is your Thought I'd just post these few photos of him with his friend, they look so grown up and smart (suppose that wont last He will probably go mad when he see's these but it's a mother's prerogative! He's the one on the right!

Vicki x

Saturday, 29 August 2009

SWU - Recipe Challenge

As I don't have very much stampin up stash, I'm quite limited to what I can do but I managed to come up with this for the challenge over at Stamp With Us, you only need to use one SU product but never fear I did manage two! It's actually a money wallet although you wouldn't know from the and my photo isn't that good but it does look a little bit better in the flesh (, now I just hope I'm in time to enter it in the challenge!

Vicki x

Recipe; Card stock from stash, SU scallop punch, SU Stamp (Yummy), Ribbon - Dovecraft, Flower punch and brads from stash

Friday, 28 August 2009

PTI - Clean & Simple!

Just a quick one, this is my entry for the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey the theme is clean & simple which I do love but sometimes find hard to, hope you like it.


Vicki x

Flourish stamp - Autumn Leaves,
other stamps - PTI,
ribbon - Anita's
Ink - Brilliance - Crimson Copper, Anna Griffin - Green

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

First Challenge!....

Wow seems like a life time since I last blogged, my how time flies, the boys go back to school in less than 2 weeks and then I will probably start thinking about Christmas...oh no, didn't we just have it! Well at last a card, it's been a couple of weeks since I last did one of those (how sad it that!). I've just made this little beauty for the very first challenge over at Anyone For Anya blogspot and the theme is "Sugar & Spice and All Things Nice" which ment I could be really girly, which I hold my hands up to but alas I was blessed with two boys and beautiful they are too!

Well nearly dinner time and they will eat me if I don't feed


Vicki x

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Back in the land of Blog!!!

Hi Guys, well if the truth be known I got back on Sunday evening and this is the first chance I have had to sit down and post, finally got through all the washing and doing an extra special house clean (it's no fun though!) it's going to be my "40th" birthday on Sunday, so I'm having a big girly night on saturday hense the big house clean, not that anyone will notice but it makes me feel better to know I've washed the paint work and hoovered the I so want to sit and make cards but I can't and it's killing me! Had a great time away, the boys really enjoyed themselves and the rain stayed off too! No pictures though, when we got there the camera had no memory card in, my hubby wasn't amused as he loves taking photo's of the boys but I did laugh!
Well best get back to the cleaning, shall be back soon.....

Vicki x

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

My First SWU Challenge!

This week over at Stamp With Us they have a Christmas theme and as I don't have that much Stampin Up stash I've not been able to join in before but this time I put my thinking cap on and came up with this, it's not a very good picture, granted, but the real thing doesn't look to bad (truly).
Tomorrow, we are off for a few days away with the boys, going to my parents caravan in Wales, the boys absolutely love it, they get a bit more freedom and just love being outdoors and it's pretty central for all the seaside locations, I know I will miss my blogging in blogland though, I'll have the DT's as they, well of I go to pack my suitcases, see you in a few days.

Vicki x


SU - Scallop edge punch
SU - Rollagraph with Whimpsy Stamp Around
DCWV - blue card
White Cardstock
Stickles Glitter
Glamour Dust
Scallop Cirlcle Nestabilities
Snowman Stamp - from stash
Ribbon - Dovecraft
White Inkpad

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Winter Scene...

Think I might be a bit late with this but I shall try anyway. Over at Winter Wonderland this week the theme is Winter Scenes with an optional sketch, so I decided to use the sketch too on my card, I made the winter scene quite a while ago but couldn't decide how to mount it so the sketch came in quite useful. I made the scene using inks and a brayer then stamped the image on top and used stickles and a white sakura gel pen to highlight it. Sorry the pictures not very good:(

Thanks for looking,

Vicki x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Floral Fantasy - Challenge 63

Hi all, well it's a beautiful sunny day here, dare I say, again! It's soooo nice to have a bit of sun for a change. Last week I received a lovely RAK, from Debbie, a lady who I met on the trimcraft site originally and now we are blogging buddies! She sent me a lovely set of Creative Expression rubber stamps and some of the new, lovely nestability die cuts, it was a really lovely surprize and I want to thank you so much Debs for your kindness! Which brings me to this weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar were the theme is Floral Fantasy and as my new stamps are of Sweet Peas they fitted the bill perfectly, so this is my card for this weeks challenge.

Thanks for popping by,

Vicki x

Monday, 3 August 2009

Blog Awards, Triple!!!!

Would just like to thank Maxine for these fab awards and for thinking of me, I just love to receive any kind of pressy:)!, so thank you sooo much for these and I would like to pass them on to some other lovely people who's blogs give me great inspiration so here goes;

Kate & Steph

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Yipeeeeeeee! I've Won!!

How excited am I, I just found out I have won this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge with my tree decoration pictured below, I can't believe it, they had some fab entries too! Oooh can't wait to get my goodies, will post a picture when they arrive.

Thanks so much to the DT's for all there hard work.

Vicki x

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Tree Decoration!

Well I admit to making my Christmas cards but sadly not the tree decorations, wish I had the This weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland is Christmas Tree Decorations, so this is my attempt at one of those, yes it's a decoration, I, well I saw an article in this months issue of docrafts mag., were they had made a tree decoration from wire and hey I thought, I can do that! (well I tried anyway). Well this is certainly my last post for the day, one minute past midnight, I hear my bed calling...


Vicki x

Fairy Doodles..

I just love this range of stamps, they are so darn cute! This is my entry for the Spoon full of Sugar challenge, this week they have a great sketch by Caryn (visit her blog its lovely!), it's sweet and simple and these are the sketches I love most, not too taxing on the old

Thanks for dropping by


Vicki x

Sunday, 26 July 2009

A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge

Wow I'm doing well this week two cards made - yippee!, may be it's the sign of things to
It seems to be all or nothing, is it just me or has anyone else found it difficult to find time lately, I don't know whats happening! Anyway I have this "sweet" little card I managed to make for the spoon full of sugar challenge which this week is "Swirls", the stamp is "My Favourite Things" coloured with copics and the paper is from Craftwork Cards, just off to finish some invitations now.

Thanks for stopping by

Vicki x

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge

This is going to be my quickest post ever, just on my way out to a 50th birthday but wanted to try and get this challenge done first. The theme this week at Winter Wonderland is Santa, so this is my very quick entry and I hope it's in time.


Vicki x

Update on "Posting Comments!"

I don't know what or why it's happened, but it seems I can only leave a comment on a blog that has its "Comment Form Placement" on full page as opposed to embedded under post! Which sounds confussing but is quite simple really, it means when you set up your blog, under settings on your dashboard you select comments and scroll down to "Comment Form Placement" and make your selection, I actually had my blog set to show comments under my posting, but have now changed it to full page, if you click on comments below this post you will see what I mean. So I appologize to those people who think I am ignoring them but can only now leave comments on blogs set up as mine is now! (its so frustrating!!)

Thanks for visiting, I do so appreciate it.


Vicki x

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Can't Post Comments!!!

Can anyone help me, Please!! For the last two days I have been unable to leave comments on anyones blogs who also use blogger! I am able to leave a comment on a typepad blog but not blogger and I don't know what to do. If you have experienced this problem too, please leave me a comment. (if you

Thank you so much

Vicki x

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Whiff of Joy/Elizabeth Bell Fall Stamp Kit - Blog Candy!!

Hi all, just thought I'd let you know about some fabby blog candy up for grabs over at Creative Ideas. Katharina is giving away "2" sets of the new Whiff of Joy/Elizabeth Bell Fall Stamp Kits in celebration of the launch of the new stamps on the 7th August, so to be in with a chance of winning pop over to her blog!

Vicki x

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Template Challenge!

I'm doing well today, my second post, it's all or nothing. I just couldn't wait to show you this little project I made, I'm so pleased with it. Over at A Passion for Papertrey they have a great challenge this week using templates, not just any template though, a Lauren Meader - Timeless Template which you can download for $5 from she has some fabulous templates and wonderful ideas too. I decided to go with the picnic basket which actually comes in two sizes and yes you get both of them along with great "picture" instructions and ideas for decorating, they really are well worth the money. I have made this one for my eldest sons teaching assistant and filled it with yummy chocolates!

Thanks for stopping by

Vicki x

Winter Wonderland - Challenge 7

Well this week guys over at Winter Wonderland the theme is "Christmas Present", so I thought I would enter this card I made, not your usual Christmas colours but I think it works quite well, I think the stamp is from Dimension Fourth, not sure as I borrowed it from a friend!

Thanks for looking

Vicki x

Friday, 10 July 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 8

This week over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog the theme is "special age cards", I thought I would enter this card I made a few weeks ago for a lady in my husbands office, I have used the Disney cartridge with my Cricut machine, it's so versatile, you can use the characters for young or old.

Thanks for visiting

Vicki x

Friday, 3 July 2009

Double Challenge - Christmas Cracker!

I'm doing well today this is my second post for a challenge, all or This is my entry for the Winter Wonderland blog challenge which is, Christmas Crackers, it doesn't have to actually be a cracker it could be a card or anything to do with a Christmas Cracker! I am also entering this project into the Die cut Dreams Challenge as the theme this week is "Anything but a Card" and I thought this would go quite well!


Vicki x

Challenge 28 - Buttons!

This is my entry for the challenge over at the Crafty Pad the theme this week is to include buttons on your card, I think I may have found the tiniest flower buttons in the world, but they are there, honest!

Thanks for looking

Vicki x