Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Another Fab Offer from Stampin'Up!!!!!!!!

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For the month of August only Stampin'Up! are offering 20% off selected Two-Step stamp sets!

To see whats on offer and get prices please click on the picture. If you would like to take advantage of this offer or purchase any other Stampin'Up! products, don't hesitate to get in touch with me ;)

Happy browsing!

Vicki x

Monday, 30 August 2010

Hooray Sunshine!!!!

Are we blessed or what! What a gorgeous day we've had, so much so hubby and I took the boys out to the "Matthew Street Festival " held here in Liverpool every August bank holiday. They have so many different stages almost like our own mini Glastonbury (well may be not....lol) Top of my eldest sons list though was the Lily Allen tribute band and Lady Gaga but the killers and coldplay were pretty good too and now I am nursing my poor feet -heck do they hurt :(

Now I know it's a bit late, a week actually but just thought I'd share these birthday cards that Benjamin my eldest son made me for my birthday - he always makes Nicholas' card for him too.

This one was from Benjamin - cheeky child of mine!

This is the one Benjamin made for Nicholas to give to me, he even made an inside too (even cheekier child of mine....lol)

What can I say, my children know me well....hahaha!

Ok that's all from me today I'm afraid, hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and now it's back to the grind stone :(

Vicki x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!!

Good morning peeps (apart from the rain, boo!) I'm having a lovely morning with breakfast in bed, lots of pressies, home made cakes and cards. The boys have just had me playing 10 tin bowling on the wii but they didn't let me win, not even on my birthday so had to make do with 2nd place.....lol
Since the weather is so rubbish we are just going to go out for lunch and may be the rain will go off ;) shall be back soon with some pics of my cards and pressies.


Vicki x

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Hopefully in time......

to get my card into the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. This week we had this gorgeous picture as inspiration.

And this is my take on it,

hope you like and thanks for dropping by.

Vicki x

Recipe - cream card SU, all other materials Anna Griffin

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Thank you!

Just a quick post from me today, got a kiddies party to go to (woohoo!) well may be not....lol anyway these are the "thank you's" I made for my stampers club about 2 or 3 months ago and forgot to post them (clown!)

The idea was to use all the new colours so they would have a sample to keep ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

Vicki x

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Christmas in August!

Good morning guys (apart from the rain that is) got back from our hols on Sunday but have been doing a bit of catching up in the form of "washing!" I'm so glad I managed to get the last of it dried yesterday given today's weather (wet!) We went to my parents caravan in Wales and the boys had a great time (spending our money.....lol) and I have to say we were quite lucky with the weather too ;)

So back to reality and this is my first Christmas card I've made but I've noticed them slowly creeping up on other peoples blogs quite a lot over the last few weeks which is pretty scary because that means it's not that far off (OMG!) exciting for my children, they are onto their Christmas lists already.

Now the image & sentiment are Elzybells, who sadly are no more, the card & paper are SU and the snowflakes are done using a sizzix sizzlit die.

Well that's all for today peeps but I shall try and post more often (have you heard that somewhere before......lol)

Take care

Vicki x

Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Challenge!

Thought I would treat myself to a challenge as they are few and far between lately. I came across this blog The Shabby Tea Room a while ago and instantly fell in love with the style of the cards. Now although my card isn't very "shabby" I hope it still fits the bill (as they say) the challenge was to make a card/project using soft blues, creams, whites and browns and/or with a house image on your design and this was the inspiration pic.

So I blew the cobwebs offa my Cricut machine and came up with this;

(Now who lives in a house like this?....lol)


Vicki x

Friday, 6 August 2010

A New Baby!

No not me I'm afraid, much to the dismay of my youngest son, he's desperate to have a new baby in the house (I would most certainly be sectioned....lol) My cousin had a baby girl a few weeks ago, she's called Ruby, I like the name but can't get used to the baby being called it as my mums tortoise is called Ruby!.....lol

Anyways, this is the card I made for her to go with a nappy cake (no pic yet)

The papers, flower and card candy are craftwork cards, the dotty background is a stamp from SU and the image is Hangler sent to me by one of my lovely blogging buddies Debs.

Have a good weekend,

Vicki x

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Teenager Birthday

Wow, where do the years go? I can't believe it's 13 years since my friend had her little girl, well not so little now but it feels like you turn your back for one minute and they've grown up on you. Today I asked my eldest son, if he goes to uni will he go to Liverpool so he can stay at home (am I sad, he's only 12.....lol) I can't bare the thought of them leaving home and me ( arrrrh my babies!)

So this is the card I made for Megan, she had a lovely day with lots of pressies from friends and family, she didn't want a party with a stretch limo and ball gown......lol a sigh of relief from her mum & dad ;)


Vicki x