Friday, 9 November 2012

Hit and Miss

 Good morning all,

I have a small apology to make to all... not been able to keep up with your blogs or my cards as we have recently had a new addition to our family. This is Nikita and she is a 7 week old Siberian Husky... So please forgive me if I am a little hit and miss for a couple of weeks... I do promise I will catch up with you all.

Vic x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Fuchsia Explosion

Good Morning,

What a day, rain, rain, rain. Todays card was one I made for my friends Mother-In-Law.

The image is a Creative Expressions Fuchsia. I have coloured the image with my spectrum noir. The patterned papers are First Edition Daydream and they have been layered onto core'diniations. I borrowed one of my mums layouts as was unsure how to mount the picture. I really like this card. To finish I have put some Kanban bling in the corners.

Hope you like it and pop back soon.

Vic x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Christmas Blessing

Good morning all,

Today we have another Christmas Card. The image today is another LOTV image "Christmas Angle Praying". I have used a spellbinder lables die to cut the picture and sentiment out. The white backing paper is from First Edition Christmas Village backed onto green core'dinations. I have used sequins from Teresa at My Crafty Heart and a MB snowflake corner die. I used stickles on the corner die and pearls in the corner.

Hope you like todays creation.

Vic x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sweet baby girl

Good afternoon, hope you are all well. I think I have just about dried off after watching Aaron play football this morning.

Well todays card is another baby card... seems like everyone I know are having babies at the moment, but today we have a little girl card.

I have used the LOTV stamp and coloured it in with my spectrum noir pens. The patterned backing paper is Papermania Back to Basic III and this is layered onto core'dinations. The button has been made using the epiphany punch and I used the MB Bow die. The flowers are paper mania.

I am going to enter this card into "In the Pink"  Buttons and Bow challenge 6

Hope you like the card and pop back soon to see more creations.

Vic x

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Christmas Across the Miles

Good afternoon. Its a cold dull day hear in Suffolk, perfect day to craft especially when the men of the house are out.

Todays we have another christmas card... not long to go now... the image is a Wild Rose Studio Stamp, "Posting Letters." I really love this stamp. The parcel backing paper is Pepper's Christmas Party and they are backed onto red card from my stash. I have used the MB Holly die just to give it a bit more decoration and the sentiment is from a Mulberry Wood stamp.

I hope you like todays creation and pop back again soon.

Vic x

Friday, 19 October 2012

Wouldn't It Be Lovely

Good morning,

No a nice day here in Suffolk, so a great day to say in keep warm and do some crafting.

Todays card is one I made for my Aunties 70th Birthday. The stamp is Sheena Douglass, "Wouldn't It Be Lovely 1". I coloured the image using my spectrum noir pens. The backing paper is papermania Lucy Cromwell and this is punched using my Woodware Crafty Edger punch with some ribbon weaved through and then layered onto the dark purple core'dinations. The hard in the corner came from Teresa at My Crafty Heart.

I hope you like todays card and pop back soon to see more.

Vic x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Babies Are All Our Dreams Rolled Into One


It is good to be back crafting again... been a bit manic here but hopefully that is the manic period over and I can now settle down to my cards.

Todays card is a LOTV image "Babies are all our dreams rolled into one". The image is coloured with my specturm noir pens and the layout was the sketch & stash challenge 97 but I didn't manage to get it in on time.
The patterned papers are the blue papermania capsule and the plain blues are from core'dinations.

I hope you like the card. Will be back tomorrow with another card... watch this space :-)

Vic x x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

In The Lane The Snow Is Glistening

Good afternoon everyone,

It is a lovely day here today in Suffolk.

Here is todays creation. The image is a Sheena Douglass stamp and coloured with spectrum noirs. I have also put some glitter on the picture to make it glisten.

The backing paper is from First Edition Christmas Village and layered onto core'dinations. To finish the picture I have cut the MB Corner Bow out of a green core'dinations.

Hope you like todays creation. Please pop back soon.

Vic x

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Twas The Night Before Christmas


I am back. Been busy sorting out my craft room and selling on items that I no longer use. On the plus side it has allowed me to buy in things that I have wanted for ages and not been able to afford.

Here is the first of my creations with my new stuff. The stamp is one of the 10 Twas The Night Before Christmas, been wanting these stamps for ages. I coloured the image with my spectrum noir pens. I then added one of my new memory box dies, The Flowering Christmas Tree. I did two one green and one red and then cut the red flowers off the tree and add them to the green christmas tree. To finish the christmas tree off I added Kanban bling.
The Grey and Green backing paper are Core'dinations and then I stamped Sheena Douglass A little bit scenic "Ornate Snowflake" on to the grey with versa marker and then embossed white Wow embossing powder.
Hope you like this new creation. I promise that there are going to be much more over the coming weeks.

Hope to see you soon

Vic x

Friday, 7 September 2012

Best Pals

Well its another lovely day today. Hope everyone is well.

Today's card I have used the S.W.A.L.K stamp 'Best Pals' and coloured with my spectrum noir. The star backing paper is from Back to Basics and the plain paper is Core'dinations.

Hope you like this card and pop back soon.

Vic x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sweet Pea

Good Evening

Hope you have all had a good day. My boys went back to school today and it was my youngest Aaron's first day of High school. They grow up fast.

Well todays card is for my friends mum's 80th Birthday. I have  used the Creative Expressions stamp 'Sweet Pea'. I have coloured the images with my Spectrum Noir pens. I used Viva Pearls in the top right hand corner and a Spellbinder butterfly in the bottom left hand corner.

I am going to enter this Card into the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 122.

I hope you like todays card and pop back soon.

Vic x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Happy Belated Birthday

Good Afternoon,

I haven't been on for a few days as I've had and ear infection and not been feeling good.... but feeling much better now.

Todays card is a LOTV stamp Thomas with birthday cake and coloured in with spectrum noirs. I have layered the card with Lavender and pink card stash and backed onto gray core'dinations. I have decorated the card with Viva Pearls, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and the heart is from Teresa at My Crafty Heart.

I hope you like todays card and pop back soon.

Vic x

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Good Afternoon everyone,

Here is my addition to my blog today. I am entering this card into this weeks Sketch N Stash challenge 95. I have used the Clarity set of stamps to create the centre image. Used coloured Adirondack ink to stamp the images. I then re stamped the Flower and cut out the O and stuck it on top of the original image.

The yellow and red paper is from First Edition Family Ties and the red backing paper is core'dinations. I found some ribbon to go across the centre, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are Kanban.

Hope you like todays post and pop back soon to see more creations.

Vic x

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Mr. Kingfisher

Good afternoon.

As promised here is my card for today... It nearly didn't happen as I did 4 or 5 different ones that I wasn't happy with.

So, todays creation is more Clarity Stamps... This time I have used the Kingfisher Set. I stamped the kingfisher, branches and leaves in Adirondack - Expresso then coloured the leaves and the Kingfisher in my Spectrum Noir pens. I then brushed Adirondack- Lettice, Pesto and Juniper over the stamped images.

I cut the image into 3 to make the window effect. The brown and orange backing papers are from my stash and used core donations with the spellbinders in the corners, for the sentiment and to line the brown and picture.

I am entering this card into the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge.

I hope you like it and pop back soon for more creations.

Vic x

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Finally Sorted

 Good afternoon,

Well there are no pictures of cards today.... However, I am showing off my finished craft room. Thanks to Mum, who has kindly bought a few things and donated her craft table to my sons. I now have my own space big enough to do my crafting.

I could not be without my paper and pen organiser which mum got from Vixx Craft Storage.

I hope you are having a great day and pop back tomorrow, where hopefully there will be a new card for you to see.

Thanks for stopping by Vic x

Friday, 24 August 2012

Fairy Post

Good morning,

A very quick post today as we are off up to Manchester to collect our youngest son.

Today's card was and accident was playing around with the backing papers to come up with the design. The stamp is a LOTV stamp 'Winter Fairy' and coloured using Stickles for the wings and skirt, Spectrum Noir for the rest of the fairy and parcels and I finished off the parcels with papermania Fluid Metallic Brush Markers. The papers today are from Wild Rose Studio 'Xmas Bella' and layered on to green from my card stash which I have also used for the MB Die Holly Vine.

I have entered this card in to the In The Pink challenge 'Things With Wings'.

I hope you like todays post and call back soon.

Vic x

Thursday, 23 August 2012


I need to say sorry to my son Kienan at Vic's Boys Corner... as I got the Idea for the Oranges and Lemons layout from him and forgot to mention it..... Sorry Kienan x x

Poppy Meadow

Good Morning All,

Nearly time for that extended weekend...

I have tried to do something a little different with today' s card... Ok I know its another poppy card...but this time I have used the Indigo Blu Poppy Meadow stamps.

I started off by stamping the sentiment in the middle of the card and then masking it off. I then stamped the 2 larger poppies in black ink... once stamped I carefully used a Versamark pen on the poppies  and enbossed Wow embossing powder on to the poppies... On the large poppy I embossed black in the middle, red on the outside and green for the stem... On the smaller poppy I used the green embossing powder... once the large poppies were embossed I then masked them off and stamped the field at the bottom using Versamark ink and embossed the black wow embossing powder.

To finish the card I backed the image onto black paper and then complemented the embossing by matching the colours with card from my stash... I used the MB Madera Corner die in the bottom left corner and added black Kanban bling to make it ping...

Hope you like the card and pop back soon.

Vic x

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Oranges and Lemons

Good Morning,

Well I did this card to see if I could bring back the sun, so far it's not working as it is quit dull today... but we still have time for it to improve.

Todays card is Humphrey.... coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and backed onto First Edition BOHO Chic. The Yellow and Orange paper are from Papercutz, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have finished off the card with 2 butterflies cut with Martha Stuart Monarch Butterfly. I have popped a little Stickles  on the roses and butterflies to add a little something special.

Hope you like the card and stop by soon.

Vic x                                                              

Follow Your Dreams

Good morning fellow bloggers.

I have been missing for a couple of days. I took my youngest son up to the Manchester United Soccer school in Uttoxeter on Sunday will collect him on Friday, then yesterday it took me 5hrs to get to mums.

Todays image is from the Adorables Summer Collection 'Follow Your Dreams' and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. I have used papers from First Edition Daydream pad and as always layered onto Core'dinations. I have used the MB die Lorelai Outline Leaf and the button is paper mania to add a little something special.

Thank you for stopping by hope to see you again soon.

Vic x

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Dippy Toe Lady

Afternoon, what a lovely day it is today.

Well I thought it was about time I did another pink card as I've not done one for a while.

The image is that of the Dippy Toe Lady with the Perspective Trees and then the Cherry Blossom stamp has been coloured with mica powder. All the stamps are from Clarity.

The honey blossom die is from memory box and been done along with the patterned backing paper using papers from the paper mania  pad Lucy Cromwell. The pink paper is Core'dinations.

The sequins on the Cherry blossom are from Teresa at My Crafty Heart and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you stop by soon.

Vic x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Let it Snow

Afternoon all, It is a lovely day in Ipswich hope its the same where you are.

Well today is the first of my Christmas cards. The image is Adorables 'Caring' and coloured using spectrum noir pens. The sentiment is from S.W.A.L.K.

The snowflake paper is craft creations snowflakes on blue and the strip paper is Forever Friends Best of British, both papers are layered onto Core'dinations.

I have used cosmic shimmer liquid pearls for the snowflakes and Stickles for the ground on the picture.

I hope you like it, I really enjoyed doing this card. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you pop back soon.


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wee Florist

Good morning all,

I know its not like me to post twice in two days but here is todays post.

This is Wee florist coloured with spectrum noirs. The patterned paper is from the Isabelle first edition papers and layered onto core'dinations and the bow with roses is from my stash.

I hope you like my card, I am planning on posting again tomorrow so watch this space.

Hope you stop by soon.

Vic x

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

fields of poppies

Well you will be pleased to know that this is the last card today...

It is another card using Clarity stamps... I really enjoy working with Clarity stamps and making scenes. The stamps tall and short poppy stamps and field mice. The sentiment is also a clarity stamp.

The red paper is from paper cutz and the black and white is from paper mania.

I hope you have enjoyed all the cards today... please stop by again to see some more.

Vic x


Here is my second to last card today,

This is Juliet in the field of nasturtiums coloured using spectrum noirs. The rust backing paper and swirl have been made using core'dinationsl and the flower backing paper is from first edition family ties paper pad. The swirl is Elegant Scrollwork from memory box and the flower in the bottom left hand corner was given to me by my mum, who in turn was given to her by Teresa at My Crafty Heart.

I hope you will stop by soon.

Vic x