Thursday, July 30, 2009

PB guys birthday card.....

Hello everyone!! I've had a lovely day with my two Grandsons today so I've just managed to do this card in the last couple of hours. It's for my Brother-in-law's birthday which is on Saturday. I used a PB little dog with tie image ( sorry don't know his proper which my friend Elaine very kindly gave me. I think he's cute don't you. The DP are from Papermania which I've had for years......the sentiment is also PB which came from Natalie thanks Nat and I mounted the image onto a Tag that I had . The swirl was cut on my Craft Robo. Finished it off with a peel off strip and three adhesive dots in the corners. Quite a simple design but I love the black and green together. Off now to finish the Twins card. Busy busy day!!!!

Charisma challenge #30....

Wow!! can't believe were at # 30 already. Here's my DT offering for this week using Joanne's fab sketch. I needed a card for a girl in work for her Daughter's 21st and the sketch fitted it perfectly. I used Forever Friends dottie paper and HOTP pink stripes paper. The image is one of my favourites from Elisabeth Bell and it's called Claudia the Artist. I just love colouring this image....The champagne flutes are cut with Sixxiz dies and the flowers are Poppiecraft. Ribbon and gems are from my stash.
This week we are being sponsored by PINK GEM DESIGNS Why not pop over to Charisma and find out what the prize is this week from Janet. It's really cute!!!!! Looking forward to seeing all your fab creations again and thanks to everyone who did my challenge last week with Tags I hope you all enjoyed it. As always all the entries were amazing. Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge, I'm off now to get my Grandsons for the day be back later hopefully with another card this time for TWINS......

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Christening card...

Hello again, I only managed to make one of the cards I need for work. Between the Internet running slow and my new Kodak printer/scanner takes ages to scan and I'm not too chuffed with the colour quality either. I spent half the night waiting for things to happen....very frustrating. I also couldn't find the image I wanted for the inside.Never mind got there in the end. As you can see I used decoupage for this one. The DP is from Craft Creations, punch is Fiskars, Nesties Ovals flowers and ribbon from stash, and I used a little peel off with a cross and bible just to finish it off. Fingers crossed that she likes it. Must go to bed now I have work in the morning.

Onion Birthday....

Hi everyone!! Just one card today for my Nephew Allan. He likes footie and I used his fav team colours. The image is of course little Onion from the Daisy & Dandelion series of stamps. I find this set really useful as I have loads of Nephews and three sons and two Grandsons so he's been inked up quite a few times this year. Coloured with my Copics and I've added a CB Happy Birthday embossed panel, added a little tag and some peel offs to finish. Thanks for popping in. Off to make cards now for girls in work.


Happy Sunday everyone! I just discovered a new blog today it's called Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges. It launches on the 15th of Aug and is a monthly challenge. There is also a fab Candy to win and they are also looking for 2 DT's to join the team, so pop over and visit Bizzy Becs here.

Me to You, Thank You!!!

Hi again last post tonight, off to bed soon. This lovely award comes from my really good friend Carly to thank everyone for making her 24th Birthday so special. Awww!! what a lovely thing to do. Thanks Carly, so glad you had a lovely time.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fab award...

Hi everyone hope you are all well and getting some sunshine today. I just received a lovely surprise, a beautiful blogger award from my blogging buddy Gina. Thanks so much Gina so nice of you to think of me. I've to pass it on to 5 people so I've picked these lovely girls.

I've just done the WOJ Birthday Blog hop and had a great time until I got to the end and I couldn't get into the PaperCraft Planet 'cause I had to sign up. So I've got to wait for the admin to accept me as a that time all the fun will be done. I'm gutted!!!! and really disappointed. I was really looking forward to doing the whole thing... Just one of those things I suppose!!! Still I really enjoyed every ones blogs and seeing all the fab creations.
UPDATE got in eventually...wooohoo..what a great blog hop!!!

TAGS @ CHARISMA CARDZ....meets Elisabeth Bell

Hi everyone !! Yes it's Thursday again, where does the time go...? It's my turn this week to set the challenge at Charisma Cardz and I thought it would be nice to see TAGS on your cards/projects.
As usual you can make anything you like just as long as there is a tag on there somewhere.
You might even like to make your project THE TAG as I did. It's up to you. ....I made a TAG book. Quite simple to do and really enjoyable.
I cut 7 pieces of A5 card into tag shapes, and I used the poem "Monday's child" for the basis of the design. As anyone who reads my blog will know, I adore Elisabeth Bell images and I think they are just perfect illustrations for this poem. The papers are from K & Co Sparkly Sweet. I've added charms from the Hobby House and flowers and ribbon from my stash. Sorry there are so many pics but it's just to let you see each day of the week. This is such an easy project to do, just like making 7 cards and linking them up. Why not try it ....?

Pop over to Charisma and see the rest of the fab cards and projects from our really talented team. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week. Okay!! I think I've waffled on enough, hope you enjoy my challenge and thanks for staying awake during this

(( HUGS))

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Copic colour challenge... Sketch

Hi there I've not got my Grandsons today 'till the afternoon so I thought I'd grab some me time and do a card for the Copic Colour challenge. This week it's a lovely sketch which I really enjoyed using and will use again. Here's what I used......

Card Basil Basic
DP K & Co Classic
Image is Musing Melinda WOJ (Elisabeth Bell)
Magnolia Big Daisy Stamp
Poppicraft flowers
Sentiment PB from Natalie (ngcards)Thanks Nat!
Charm is an old piece of jewelry
Butterfly is a peel off stuck on to acetate, so that I could bend her wings.

Have to go now and get some lunch before the wee ones arrive. Happy crafting!!.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A little update it's no use for the Copics challenge I forgot they had a sketch this I'll just make another
Hi there I just did a card for one of my work colleagues and it fits this weeks Everybody Art Challenge who are looking for spots 'n stripes and also the Creative card Crew who want you to use Polka Dots, and also the Copics challenge too. So what did I use? Here's the recipe......

Stripe paper Papermania
Dottie paper Craft Creations
Image.. Claudia the Artist by Elisabeth Bell
Coloured with Copics
Fiskars sunburst border punch
Prima flowers
Labels 2 Nesties
Brad Papermania
Strawberry Charm and flower spacer from Hobby House
Ribbon from Stash
Hope you are all having a lovely week and thanks for popping in.

Monday, July 20, 2009

WOJ Fall Stamp Kit...

Katharina has an amazing Blog Candy on offer, she is giving away 2 of the WOJ Fall Stamp kits. To find out how to enter this amazing Candy pop over to Katharina's blog.

As you might know - the pre-order for the Kit is open until August 7th. It includes 5 brand new, never before seen, main character stamps, 3 large accessory stamps.

So why are you still here....? Get over there and join in...

Cupcake crafts challenge #49 CHRISTMAS.....

A little update I am also entering this one into the Creative card Crew Challenge for Polka Dots....

Just what I needed to get me started on my Christmas cards again. So here he is again ...little Herb from WOJ!!! . I love this stamp he's just so lovely to colour. The papers I've used are from Craft Creations and a big thanks to Bev for directing us to them on one of her posts a while back. I used our sketch this week from Charisma cardz but as I'm a DT there I'm not entering it, so at the moment it's just for Cupcake unless I find it fits somewhere else .The ribbon is Anita's... snowflakes are Sizzix and the star charm is from Hobby House. Hope you like it thanks for popping in and don't forget to visit Charisma's challenge you've got till Wednesday night 9PM GMT to enter and then on Thursday it's my turn to set the new challenge for this week. I look forward to seeing all your fabby creations.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Good morning everyone hope you are all well. Our challenge this week at Charisma is a fab sketch designed by one of our previous DTs Lyndsey. I loved using this one and will certainly use is again. Above is my DT card for this challenge. I had a 30th Birthday card to do for a girl in work so I used the sketch for the card. Hope you like it. Pop over to Charisma to see our talented DTs cards and projects

So here's this week's Sketch, you can rotate it, move objects around we don't mind so long as we can still see the original sketch!

Have fun!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Updated Pic of Drama mask....

UPDATE on the photo. This one shows the true colours of the card. I took a few more pics this morning in the daylight and what a difference. I must get myself a daylight bulb and an area where I can photograph the cards better. I get really annoyed when the pics don't show the true colours especially when I'm giving the card to a customer and sometimes don't get another chance to photograph it. Hope you like this one. xx Vee

Hi there, just a quick post as I'm back to work in the morning...:( This card is for a 16th year old girl who loves Drama , musicals, and New York. I'm not happy with the photo as it doesn't show the strong colours on this card. I wanted to pick up the cobalt blue and cerise pink from the image and it worked really well but the pic hasn't shown it at all. I'll try and get another pic in the daylight and see if it's any better. The DP is Heidi Grace,which by the way is cobalt blue, the big flower is a pressie from Carly, thanks Carly your a star. The cerise paper is basic grey, sultry and I embossed it with elegant swirls from Cuttlebug. The sentiment is computer generated and mounted on to Labels 2 Nesties. I've used Stickles on the Masks and added a few gems too. Right I'm off to bed now early start tomorrow. Thanks for looking...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Two more Fab Birthday cards...

Pressie and gorgeous card from Sally
Pressie and gorgeous card from Joanne

I'm so lucky to have such lovely blogging buddies. Today the postie has brought me another two Birthday cards and they were also filled with yummy goodies...

Both girls are my fellow DT members on Charisma Cardz, Sally and Joanne, and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to both of them. I have posted a pic of the cards and yummy pressies for you all to see. I've had such an amazing Birthday. Apologies if the pics are not too good, I've ran out of batteries for my camera and had to resort to using my phone. Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thanks again for popping in.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Charisma challenge #27......Altered item....

Good morning everyone, it's Thursday again and another challenge from Charisma for all you lovely crafters out there. This week the challenge is being set by the lovely Carly the owner of Charisma, and she would like you to ALTER SOMETHING (NO CARDS). Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and they have very kindly donated a mix of lovely stamps for this week's winner!!
My DT sample this week is a bottle box that I received last Christmas with of course a lovely bottle of vino.....which we had with our Christmas dinner. To start with it was just plain silver, though very nice, I just thought it needed a little cheering up, so I've added some papers from Craftcreations,the image is WOJ Herb, isn't he just gorgeous!! I'm going to be using him a lot this year, and I mounted him on my Oval Nesties. Sizzix snowflakes, Papermania brads and ribbon from my stash. The little star charm is from Hobby House.

So pop over to Charisma and see all other fabulous creations that our DT have come up with for you this week. Thanks for popping in.

Birthday Wishes and A Huge thank you...

UPDATE I'm really chuffed at all the beautiful cards and gifts I received for my birthday and I received this one yesterday from my bogging friend Jan who is also on the Charisma DT. I just had to put it on here to let you all see the gorgeous cards...and all the fabby images she also sent me.
I'm overwhelmed by the kindness of all my blogging buddies you really are a special bunch of ladies.Thank you very much for all your cards and gifts and for making my birthday very special..........

A stunning card from Elaine....

A gorgeous Tilda candle in an acetate box.

A close up of the box lid...

And also the gift bag......A gorgeous set...

A lovely elegant card from Maureen.....

A gorgeous card and crafty stash from Carly....

Hi again, I just wanted to show the really lovely handmade cards and pressies I received this week. I had a really nice birthday yesterday, and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all my family and friends for your really lovely birthday wishes and fabulous cards and gifts. You all made it a really special day.

Above you will see the gorgeous card and candle that my friend Elaine very kindly made for me. It's so beautiful I love it Elaine thanks so much.You have done a wonderful job of the card and candle and the fabby little box that it's in too. They will have pride of place in my craft room.


I also received this lovely decoupaged card from my other crafty friend Maureen. I love this chocolate coloured rose it's so elegant. Thanks so much Maureen.


Next is the gorgeous card and crafty bundle that my friend Carly sent me. Really yummy stash to play with Carly, it was so nice of you to remember my birthday. Hugs to you and Rob hope you are feeling better.

A huge thank you also to everyone who left me birthday messages, It was so nice reading all of them. I hope you all had as nice a weekend as I had and thanks for popping in.