Tuesday, 26 January 2010

High Hopes and thank yous

Hiya lovely blogging buddies and how are we all today.   Before I tell you about these cards, I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for all the wonderful comments of congrats that were left in my previous post, you've all made me feel so incredibly happy, you truly are such lovely girlies and thank you very much.

For todays cards I've used some of the gorgeous goodies that the fabby Tracy over at Dies to Dies For sent me to play with......(mmmmmmmmmm loving these papers), thank you luvly (((hugs)))

Stash list:-

Image - High Hopes "Match Makin Maynard
Papers - My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Heart shaped Nestabilities
Ribbon, twine and gems from me stash

Well we are having a nightmare here, again. We're just about getting back to normal after those pesky squirrels ate through the water pipes in the loft resulting in three bedroom ceilings gushing with water and one ceiling completly falling down when would you believe it water has been flooding our downstairs toilet.  Turns out we've had a burst pipe for goodness knows how long and all the water from the both upstairs bathrooms has ended up coming through the downstairs toilet, there's water everywhere.  Rang insurance company they're sending someone out to dry the walls, floors etc but in the meantime hubby has pulled up the laminate flooring and the walls tiles....I tell you, it's like the house that blimming Jack built, there's always something going wrong here....boooo hoooooo....I've had enough.....anyone fancy doing a house swap....lol!!!! and to top it all my car is playing up and hubby's car only came out of the garage yesterday and the same problem is back this evening so it's going straight back to the garage first thing in the morning......why do these things always happen at the same time.....ok whinging over with....

Anyways, I shall pop back soon in the meantime luv 'n' hugs to you all
ttfn xx vicki xx

Saturday, 23 January 2010

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! my card is in the new Magnolia Ink magazine

Can you imagine the surprise I got this morning when my Magnolia Ink magazine arrived.......blimey I was not expecting that.  The postman had just arrived while I was making a cuppa early this morning, as I'm flicking through the magazine, still in my pj's and drinking my tea, there it was......my card, I gave an almighty yelp, practically choked on my tea before showing my hubby and kiddies.   Talk about being gobsmacked, not to mention totally chuffed to bits.........pmsl!!!!!

and here's the card in question, I know I haven't long posted this on my blog with all the details a little further down, if your interested.  The papers are a mix of Stampin Up and Basic Grey, not Papermania as mentioned in the Magazine though.

Well that has so made my day, week, month even maybe year.......sorry just had to share my excitement with you all, hope you don't.  I'm still in shock and grinning like a Cheshire cat......hehehehehe!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, happy crafting. 
Luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Thursday, 21 January 2010

pink 'n' brown trio

Hiya folks, hope your all ok.  OMG!!!!!!! I received the most gorgeous goodies to play with from the lovely, not to mention fandabbydozy Tracy over at Dies to Die For, thank you so much chick, I really enjoyed getting crafty with this lot.  As you can see I got a bit carried away with the pink/brown colour combo, well it is one of my favs, as you may have gathered from my blog...lol!!!

For the above card I used:-
Penny Johnson "Butterfly Bear"
Doodlebug papers "Prints Charming"
(Thank you so very much Tracy)

For the above card I used:-
Doodlebug Papers "Sweetheart Baby's Breath",
Martha Stewart   Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch

And the above card comprises of :-
Doodlebug papers "Prints Charming", "Sweetheart Baby's Breath", "Cherry Chocolate Paisley"
Glossy Accents,
Sewing Machine, sentiment stamps and Spellbinders Tickets Stubbs Die from my stash.

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Be sure to check out the Mega Winter Sale and Special Offers at Dies To Die For or you can check out the list of items on Tracy's BLOG.

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Thanks for popping by my lil oasis, luv 'n' crafty hugs to all
xx vicki xx

Monday, 18 January 2010

Helloooooooooo ............ Gosh it's been a while .......

......  since I last visited Blogland.  A very belated Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We had such a lovely time, it was great to chill out and relax with my gorgeous kiddies and hubby.  To be honest that's the main reason why I've not been around lately, I realised over Christmas just how much time, not to mention money....lol, I spent last year crafting, so I've decided to cut back a lil on both accounts this year, hence the reason for me not being here that often. Mind you stopping buying crafting stash hasn't kicked in yet.....pmsl.

Anyways, here's a few cards that I made weeks before Christmas but didn't get around to posting them

For my cousin, from his mum (my Aunt), she wrote the verse herself, apologies for the poor piccie.
Edwin has been coloured with COPICS available now from Dies to Die For
papers are K & Co

I really love the colours and papers on this 4oth card,

 scrumdiddlyumptious Papers by My Minds Eye - Spiders Web - from Dies To Die For

Penblwydd Hapus (Welsh for Happy Birthday), this was for an order for a work collegue.
Kraftin Kimmie stamp from Dies To Die For
Papers - K & Co


This is my first order this year, the card was for an elderly lady and the brief was something floral, so I went with A Rose is a Rose stamp set from Stampin Up
Papers are also Stampin Up
Martha Stewart butterfly punch and deep edge punch from Dies to Die For

Well that's my first card for 2010 done...whooooo hoooooo, never thought I'd get back into crafting with the amount of time I've had away from it what with Christmas and the kids off school with the weather.  I have received some fabby DT parcels from the ever so lovely Tracy at Dies to Die For, thanks you so very much my luvly, so maybe I'll be back soon with some more cards to show.

On a sad note, I have decided to step down from being part of the Design Team over at Stampin for the Weekend,  it was a very hard decision to make, as all the girls have become such wonderful friends, but I just felt that I was letting them all down, especially the last few weeks where I haven't been able to commit to the challenges or commenting on the entries.  I'd like to say a humungous thank you to Kimmi for having me part of the fabby SFTW family and for all the hard work she does each and every week, your a lil gem...mmmmwwwahhhhh.

Cor what a long post, I seem to be making up for lost time hey........lol! 

Take care all, lots of love and crafty hugs
xx vicki xx