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

I am the music man

Well nearly there,

I made this card for my brother's birthday. The stamp is Boy with Guitar by LOTV. The teal backing paper is again Core'dinations and the music backing paper I made myself using a stamp I got free with a magazine and the Waterfall big juicy ink pad. My mum gave me the charms and she got them from Teresa at My Crafty Heart.

I hope you like the card and stop by soon.

Vic x


Hello again,

This card has been made using Puck and Toadstool stamps from Clarity. The tree in the background is a memory box die. The brown backing paper is cord'dinations and the plaid background paper is from the papermania capsule collection.

I hope you like this card and stop by soon.

Vic x


Well here is number 2.

I have done this card for my Nephew in Northern Ireland as he  passed his driving test today, Well done Mart.

The image is a Penny black stamp (sorry not sure which one) and coloured in using my Spectrum Noir pens. The backing papers are Core'dinations and I have used my mums epiphany tool to do the dots on the right side of the card.

Hope you like the card and stop by soon.

Vic x

I like to ride my bicycle

Good afternoon all,

This card is going to be the first of many that I post today.

This card has been made using Clarity Stamps and coloured in Spectrum Noir pens. The hills, grass and sky have been done by dabbing ink on using a cotton wool ball.

The blue backing paper is core'dinations and the green paper is from the Up, Up and Away first addition pad.

I hope you like it and stop by soon to see some more.

Vic x

Friday, 10 August 2012

A rose for a hundred years

Hi All,

Well I finally have a day to do a card after a busy weekend at the Olympics and World Super Bikes with the family.

Today's card I made for Robs Gran, she will be 100 years old on Sunday.

The images and sentiment are by creative expressions. The backing papers are glitter paper from my stash.

I hope you like it, I'm hoping to have a few more to show over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for stopping by.

Vic x