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Monday, 30 March 2009

my first Miss Anya cards

Yay!!!! As said in the post below, my Miss Anya's arrived on Saturday morning, so couldn't wait to colour them in and here's my first two cards using these beautie girls. Considering that I'm not really keen on the colour blue, I love the Basic Grey 'Granola' papers which I've used for the above card. The sentiment is Stampin Up. The ribbon is courtesy of Michelle, she sent me some gorgeous goodies for my birthday last year. Flowers are a mix of Prima and Flora Doodles, brads are MM. The image has been coloured using Copic markers.
For this card I've used K & Co papers, again the image has been coloured with Copics, sentiment is Rubber Romance, flowers are Prima and Flora Doodles, brads MM and the lovely foliage leaves were kindly given to me as part of a beautiful RAK from my lovely friend Jill.
OK I'm off to have another lil play with my new Gorjuss Girls stamps. Thanks for popping by my lil oasis, take care all luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Happy Birthday Connor

My lovely friend Leigh asked if I could make a birthday card for her son, Connor, who'll be 11 on Tuesday. She wanted a card with both Leeds football team and an I-pod Touch. I didn't think the both on one card would look ok, so I made two. The Leeds card is from Leigh and the I-pod touch is from Connor's lil brother Callum

Needed hubby's help with the card above, he somehow managed to take a photo that we had of the boys and put it into the I-pod Touch.
This card is from myself and the rest of the Cody Crew, I've used a mix of DCWV and Stampin Up papers. The letters for "connor" were just printed out in Word, then cut out (not very good at cutting out, so please don't look to closely....lol!!!).
Yesterday I was well chuffed, not only did the postman deliver my fabby new Gorjuss stamps and Miss Anya stamps, but I had the post beautiful RAK from my lovely blogging buddy, Jilli. Thank you so much Jilli, gosh have you spoilt me, .
I'm hoping to have a lil play with my new stamps tomorrow, fingers crossed.
Take care all, luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

a couple of orders

I've been a lil busy making a few cards and boxes for some orders that I've recently had, so thought I'd show you all what I've been up to.
I was asked to make the above card by a work collegue of my hubby. He wanted a Mothers Day card for his wife from their daughter and asked if I could incorporate a photo of her as she always tells her Mummy that "I love your this much Mummy" with her arms wide open......aawww bless....isn't she so cute.




I was also asked to make a personalised wedding card and box which had to be pink and sparkly. So I set about making the card, half way through the lady rang me back to say, don't worry about making the card now, that she had bought one whilst out shopping....grrrrr...so I continued to make the card and have put it in my local florist, who kindly sells some of my cards for me.








This is an order is received via the florist, asking if I could make just an A5 personalised baby boy card. So I went that bit further, as I was already making tri-fold cards and boxes at the time I thought it would be nice for them to receive something a lil different. I was pleased to hear that they were very happy with this card.
Thanks for popping by and visiting my lil oasis, luv 'n' hugs
xx vicki xx





Monday, 23 March 2009

a last minute card

It was gone midnight on Saturday when I remembered Georgia & Yasmin had a party to go to yesterday afternoon. So this card was made in a slap dash fashion in the early hours of Sunday morning. I quickly coloured the Magnolia image with lots of different Copics, grabbed some backing paper, Retro Florals, I think. A bit of ribbon and a cuddly buddly sentiment...hey presto job done.....lol!!!

ttfn xx vicki xx

Friday, 20 March 2009

Baby, Baby



These ever so cute Magnolia stamps just so happened to jump in my basket as I was looking through Sir Stampalot's website a few days ago......oooppppsss....how did that happen....lol!! So when they arrived yesterday I couldn't resist having a lil play and this is what I came up with. Tried different mediums of colouring the main image. The 'lil girl' card has been coloured with quite a few different Copic markers and the lil boy card has been coloured with my new Stampin Up inkpads, they're really fabby to use.
Right, I'd better get a shifty on and cook dinner, shall be back soon with some more cards I've recently made. Hope you all enjoy the weekend and this gorgeous weather we're having.
xx vicki xx

Thursday, 19 March 2009

been playing with my new SU goodies

Just thought I'd show a few cards I've made using some of my new SU goodies that I've recently received via that fabby hostess Julie. The card above is for my mil. Eventhough it took quite a while to double stamp the flowers and leaves, then cut them out, I really did enjoy making it. The inkpads I used were apricot appeal and pumpkin pie for the roses, certainly celery and old olive for the leaves, finished off with glamour dust which doesn't really show up too good on this photo.
This card was inspired by Jules, after seeing one similar on her blog, hope you don't mind Jules. I made it for our neighbour who's birthday was last weekend.

This card seems quite bare in comparison to the other rosey one above. It's for no-one in particular, it's the first card I made with the "A Rose is A Rose" stamp set, so it was a practise run, so to speak.


I really do like this stamp called French Flair, it's huge. I've used Sage Shadow cardstock and inpad. Kept the card quite simple as it's a sympathy card for hubby's uncle, who's best friend sadle past away last week after a long battle with MS and cancer.
I've had quite a productive week this week, well cardwise anyway. I'll be back soon to show some of the other cards I've made. Take care all, thanks for popping by xx vicki xx



Monday, 16 March 2009

Happy Birthday Maria

Today is Maria's birthday and here is the card I sent her. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Maria, I hope your having a lovely day xxxxx. I've paper pieced Tilda's dress using Basic Grey papers, the swirls are a Quickuts die, the flowers and leaves are courtesy of Jill, she sent me the most fabby RAK recently, huge thanks Jill.
Maria is also celebrating her Blogoversary and is very generously given away some lovely candy as you can see from the photo above. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to post a link on your blog.
luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Thursday, 12 March 2009

for our niece


Today is our lovely Niece, Amy's 14th Birthday. The first card I've made is from hubby and myself. I've used Basic Grey 'sublime' papers, Whiff of Joy image, SU punch, Nesties Heart shapes and a huge thank you to Jill for the lovely flowers and foliage, Jill recently sent me the most fabby RAK, thanks so much luvly.
The second card is from my kids to give to their cousin Amy, spotty paper is Anna Griffin, Quickuts swirls, Nesties and Sugar Nellie image.
I shall be back soon with some more cards that I've been busy making this week, ttfn xx vicki xx

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

It's all gone Stampin Up mad here....

oooo aye by gum!!!!!!! You know how I said in the post below that I'd ordered a whole lot of Stampin Up goodies, well just have a lil lookey at what arrived for me to play with today.....wooooohoooooo!!!!! lots of fabby stamps sets to play with.......
some lovely new inkpads.....delish!!
As I'm part of Julie's Stampers 10 club, this month was my turn to be the honary hostess, which means I get to choose items from the catalogue for free. I honestly can't praise Julie enough, she's a fabby hostess, who's always at the other end of the phone or e-mail if you have any queries.
Now if I'm MIA for a while, you all know why...lol
xx vicki xx

Monday, 9 March 2009

Happy Birthday Tom

Hellllllooooooo...do you all remember who I am....lol!!! Gosh it's been a while since I last visited Blogland or made any cards for that matter. Things haven't been to good at home lately but I won't bore you with all the details. I'd like to say a MASSIVE thank you for all the well wishes in the post below, you all truly are such lovely friends that mean a whole lot to me...mmmwwahh!!!

OK, last Thursday was my eldest sons 17th Birthday and here's the cards I made for him. For the above card I used Basic Grey Granola pad, together with Core'dinations cardstock which has been embossed with Cuttlebug folder then sanded a little.
For this card I've used all Stampin Up products, which I'm becomming more and more addicted to. I'm part of Julies Stampers 10 club and each month I treat myself to a lil something via Julie, only this month I've treated myself to a whole lot of something, my parcel should be arriving in the next couple of days....whoooo hoooo!!! I can't wait. I can't praise Julie enough, she's a marvellous organising and always only a phonecall away if you ever need any help or advice.
Take care all, loads of luvs 'n' hugs xx vicki xx