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, 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! 

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


craftymum said...

Gorgeous cards Vicki. Although I nearly jumped out of my seat when your music came on. I forgot I had my sound up high!!!!!1
Love sarah XXX
p.s. Love the song " I'm in the mood for dancing" The Nolans. My husband and I saw them in concert in Cornwall on our honeymoon 27 years ago! Brought back many memories

Penni said...

Hi Vicki - Happy New Year Sweetie.

So glad to hear you had a good Christmas and New Year. Spending time with the family is so important and of course, we only get one chance at it!!!

Great cards - hope to see more, don't give up altogether that really would be a shame!!!

Take care.


cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun nice to see you back and I love this idea of the card and box suxh beautiful creations
Hugs Jacqui x


Happy New Year
Your cards are all stunning,
hugs Dianne xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Hi Vicki, simply stunning projects Hugs Julie x

Jilli said...

Hi Vicki, nice to see u back ... have missed ur creations! I know the feeling about cutting back have been doing it for the past 12 months and have probably only just about mastered it PMSL! I do still manage to sneak the odd thing in here and there, but only tend to buy what i desperately need, has made me use some of the crap i have lying around my craft cupboard, which is all good LOL!

Love all the cards btw, fab colours and colouring and great boxes!

Huge hugs

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Vicki,what a beautiful creations,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

nessy said...

gorgeous cards/creations vicki ~wondered where you had been hiding
happy new year to you too
vanessa xx

Julie said...

Lovely cards Vicki my favs the Rubber Romance one, those papers are gorgeous. Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Vicki, Happy New Year to you, Sue x

shibuble said...

Oh Vicki, it's good to hear from you!! I missed you!! Your creations are beautiful, as usual. I need to cut down on my spending too. It's an addiction, I tell you. I am in the midst of converting my little box room into a craft room, and hopefully fit everything from all around the house into it. Well, that's the plan. Then I will find things I forgot i ever had!! Keep in touch luvvie. Love, Shibu