Monday, 15 October 2012

For those Special BIG birthdays

Hiya Peeps, long time no blogging so today I've uploaded a few pics of cards I've recently made.

The images on the first two cards are by Rubber Romance which are available from Tracy at 
DIES TO DIE FOR.  The papers on the card below I bought a few years ago now, I think they were from Craftwork Cards.  Spellbinders die cuts, feather and the black and crystal gem from my stash.

The papers on this card are K & Co, Spellbinders die cuts, ribbon and pearls embellies.

Papers are K & Co, cameo from Angel Crafts, Spellbinders dies.

The paper was from a freebie download from Shabby Princess, lots of Spellbinders dies for this tri-fold card and box

More Spellbinders dies for the inside.

I don't know about you guys, but I just can't seem to stay of blogging/crafting etc, plus fit everything else in.  Life is just so hectic lately and Christmas is approaching far too quickly for my liking...... my ideal Christmas gift would be more hours in a day..... lol.

Anyways gotta rush off again, loads to do as usual.  Hope your all keeping well.

Luv 'n' crafty hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx   vicki xxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

At last a Scrapbook layout

Hiya peeps, today I'm going back to where my crafty hobby all began, scrapbooking that is.  Seven years ago I bought my first scrapbooking kit but like most people cardmaking soon took over.  I've been wanting to get back into scrapbooking for so long, so with the arrival of our adorable baby Grandson, Logan, what better reason to make a new start.

The papers I've used are Graphic 45 "Little Darlings", but OH MY GOODNESS, these papers are soooooooooooooooooo beautiful, it was hard to cut into them, so I bought a duplicate set, you know where I am coming from ladies, we all need to stroke/drool over our papers don't we.........LOL :-)

Hopefully this will be the start of many layouts.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

90th Birthday Cards

Good evening folks, just popping by quickly to show these couple of 90th Birthday cards that I've recently made.

The first card I've used the gorgeous Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers, together with Spellbinders dies,

The second card is an 8 x8, I've used cream pearlescent card, Spellbinders dies, Memory Box dies, Cricut Mothers Day cartridge, Martha Stewart corner punch, Pearls and Cameo embellishments.

Below is what the inside looks like

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you kindly take the time to leave, 
take care all, luv 'n' crafty hugs xx vicki xx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

65th Birthday Card and Box

Hi there crafty peeps, just popping by to share a card and some new baby pics.

I've made this 65th birthday card and box using Spellbinders floral ovals, memory box "Vivienne"butterfly die, and Cuttlebug "Deb Devine" embossing folder.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes 

Below are just two of my many favourite photos so far of my son Ryan and Grandson Logan.

Thank you all so much for all the lovely comments of congratulations, I am over the moon happy and appreciate every single comment you kindly take the time to leave.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Luv 'n hugs
xx vicki xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Our beautiful Grandson has arrived

Welcome to the world baby Logan, our beautiful and ever so precious Grandson, born 5th September, 1038 am weighing 6lb 1/2oz.

I am completely overwhelmed with the emotion, the pure joy I feel just can't be put into words, the arrival of this lil fella has left me a blubbering wreck., he really has stolen my heart.  I just wanted to share my pure joy with all my crafting/blogging buddies.

One VERY proud Nanna, 

Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Spellbinders Thank You card

Hi there, hope you've all had a lovely weekend, not long now before our lil kiddies go back to school....oh that means that I'm due to go back to work then....not so good.....LOL!!!! can't believe how quick these summer hols have gone :-(

Well onto today's card, which I've created using mainly Spellbinders Venetian Accent/Motif dies, M-Bossabilities folder, Les Papillion die.  The sentiment is Anna Griffin.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Catered Crop - Anything Pink
Alphabet Challenge - O for only 1 colour + white
In The Pink - Things with wings
Paper Play - Appreciation/Thank You

Thanks for visiting my lil oasis and if you fancy popping by to visit my new facebook page which is Paperlicious Creations by Vicki, I'd love to see you there :-)

Take care all
Happy Crafting/Blogging
xx vicki xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Blue & Cream boxed wedding card with money wallet

Hi there crafty peeps, OMG!!!! I can't believe it 's the last week of the summer hols, I had planned on doing so much around this house but before you know it it's over and I've not got around do doing half as much as I intended...where does time to hey.

Today I'm showing another wedding card....(surprise, surprise) together with money/gift token wallet.  The image is Stampendous and the papers are Stampin Up, I've used Spellbinders dies, flowers, lace and pearls from WOC.

And here's the inside.

If you want to check out my Facebook page you can find me at Paperlicious Creations by Vicki or click HERE

Thanks for taking the time to pop by 
xx vicki xx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaid, Best Man and Page Boy thank you cards

Hiya folks, sorry I've not been around much lately, been rather busy trying to get some thank you cards made. Took a bit longer than anticipated due to my printer dying on me but am pleased to say I've bought a new one, thanks to so many crafty friends that advice me which ones they use.  I decided upon a Canon Pixma MG5250, so far it is FAB, mind you what a headache that was trying to choose a new!!!

Anyways here's some of the cards I've made these past two weeks, plenty more to come by the way, as it's been like a production line for wedding thank you cards in this house these past three weeks,

As you can see the colour scheme for this particular wedding was silver and white.  Below is the mother of the bride thank you card and box

Best Man thank you card

Bridesmaid thank you card (easle style) and box

Page Boy thank you cards

I've just opened a FACEBOOK PAGE to share my crafty creations, if you'd like to join or pop over for a nosey you can find me at Paperlicious Creations by Vicki would be lovely to see you there.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my lil oasis.
luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Printer help/advice

Hiya folks, I wonder if you wouldn't mind helping me out please.

My incredibly trusty, 13 year old Epson Stylus RX685 printer has just died on me ....boooo hoooo :-(.

I'm desperately in need of a new printer/scanner ASAP but it's a mind field and don't know which to go for.  My Epson has been absolutely marvellous over the years and could easily cope with 300 gsm card, smooth or textured. albeit the inks were a bit pricey but i didn't mind because of the ease of printing onto cardstock.

I'm in the middle of making wedding stationery, plus I've got orders to get out by next week and need a printer/scanner, quick smart, capable of printing onto thick (ish) card.

So could I ask which printer/scanner you lovely crafty folk would recommend for good quality printing and printing onto card ?????

Thank you all so very much in advance xx vicki xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Tilda Sending Love Letter

Good morning crafty peeps.  Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  I was just a tad!!  Saturday night, what a brilliant Hen night that was, everyone turned up dressed in tutu's, fun was had by all.

So on to today's card.  I've coloured Magnolia's Tilda sending love letter with Distress Inks.  The paper is Webster Pages, heart doily, lace, pearls, flowers from WOC.  The little postcard stamp is Prima. Dienamics flourish Die. Spellbinders Oval Nesties.


Craft your days away - Doily's and Lace
Paper Shelter - Swirls and Pearls

Thanks so much for visiting my lil oasis.  
See you soon
luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Tilda with Summer Flower

Good morning crafty folks, just a quickie post today, lots to do today. I've got a hen night tonight which involves wearing a tutu.......yep!!  clubbing in a tutu........should be fun....pmsl

I dusted off my distress inks to colour this delightful lil Tilda.....gosh I've not coloured with distress inks for yonks, really enjoyed it though, me thinks my Copics are going to become rather dusty for a while now.

Challenges :-

Daring Cardmakers - Lace and Pearls
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of Layers
Just Magnolia - Bingo (Blue, Flowers, Glitter)
Dutch Dare - Tic, Tac, Toe (Flowers, Pearls, Distressing)
Crafts and Me - Stitching.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, lets hope this dreadful rain holds off.

Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Tilda Sending Love Letter

Hiya crafty peeps, I'm back again, showing you a card with matching box that I've made for a lovely lady who's husband work's with my husband. She's recently started crafting herself, so I thought I'd send her a few crafty bits 'n' bobs to play with.  
I've followed the sketch over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog.
Tilda has been coloured with Copics,  the papers which  I bought from my local craft store have had their edges slightly distressed and machine sewn.  The flowers, bakers twine, lace and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I've entered this card and box into the following challenges:-

Wild Orchid Challenge - "Shabby chic"
Bunny Zoes Challenge - "Swirls and Lace"

Thanks for taking the time to visit my lil oasis. 
Luv 'n' crafty hugs
xx vicki xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Magnolia's Baby Tilda 1st birthday

Hello again crafty peeps, two nights in a's all or nothing with me lately isn't!!
For today's card I've followed the sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge blog. I've used Magnolia's adorable baby Tilda and coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens, then added some Glamour Dust  for a touch of sparkle.  The papers are Prima Annalee and have been machine stitched.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-

The Ribbon Girl - "Girly card"
Paper Play challenges - Happy Birthday

TTFN xx vicki xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Baby Edwin 1st Birthday

Good evening folks, well so much for me getting back into blogging hey...seems like as soon as I get back into it then life gets in the way........ again....!!!  Anyways I hope you all happy and well.

This card has driven me bonkers, simply because I thought I give those Spectrum Noir pens a try, just to compare the difference between them and Copics, spent ages (as we do) colouring this image, then putting the card together, I was just tidying up my desk area ready to photograph this card, when silly ole me only dropped my brushed corduroy ink pad on the image, hence the big splodge underneath my watermark.....d'ya think I had the patience to make!!!

Magnolia Baby Edwin coloured with Spectrum Noirs
Kraft Cardstock
Papers - GCD Bella Blue - 
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Pearly gems
Many of these goodies are available from the lovely Tracy over at Dies To Die For

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-
Charisma Cards - Sketch
Just Magnolia - "All the B's" (baby, boy, blue, butterfly, buttons, bakers twine)
Magnolia Down Under - "One For the Boys"
Dutch Dare - "For and child"
Midweek Magnolia's - "Birthday"

Thanks for popping by and for kindly taking the time to leave comments, I really do appreciate them all.  

Take care folks, 
Happy Crafting
xx vicki xx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Tilda Bride and Bridesmaid

Hello peeps, I don't know about you but I am so glad it's Friday,  what a week it's been, why is life so stressful and hectic.......thank goodness for crafting, 
Today I'm showing a card and box I made for the bride to give to her lil bridesmaid.  using Magnolia's Tilda Bride and Bridesmaid stamp, coloured with Copics.  Papers are My Minds Eye, Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders dies. Roses and pearls from WOC, Princess crown charm from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Pearls and Roses
Everybody Art - Roses
Bearly Mine - Tic, Tac, Toe (Dies, Charm, Pearls)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, mine shall be spent painting and decorating our bedroom.....oh what fun.... NOT  :-(  lol .

take care all, happy crafting
xx Vicki xx

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Rustic Wedding Invitations

Hiya folks, hows your weekend going?  Thought I'd show you these rustic wedding invites that I finished making last week.  They are for my daughters teacher, she gave me the brief of something rustic, with texture and buttons.  I made a few sample for her and she choose these.  

I've used parchment paper to print the wording, then machine stitched that onto kraft cardstock, buttons and twine for more texture.

Thanks for popping by, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thank you card for mother of the bride

Hiya peeps....well I'm continuing with the Wedding theme again today with this thank you card I made from the bride to her mum.  
I've used mainly Spellbinders dies, plus Martha Stewart corner punch and memory box butterfly die.

Here's the card and box from a different angle, sorry about the photo quality, not sure what happened there.

And here's what the inside looks like.

Thanks for stopping by, xx vicki xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Red and White Wedding Card and box

Hello it's me......again....I hope you had a fun Bank Holiday weekend.  We sure did pick the best day for our Jubilee Street party and managed to dodge the rain for a whole day, it was a brill day, mind you my head and body didn't think so the following morning....can't figure out why I felt so ill.......LOL!!!!!

Thought I'd show you a card and box that my Aunty asked me to make for her neighbours who recently got married.  The Bride's dress was actually red, but I didn't fancy colouring this bride's dress red :-(.  I've used mainly Spellbinders dies and embossing folders.

Thanks for visiting, my lil oasis, take care, luv 'n' crafty hugs xx vicki xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Edwin thank you cards for page boys and ushers

Hiya folks, just been sorting through my camera with all the photos I've taken of cards made this past year, oh eck it's gonna take me a while to get them uploaded but these are for starters.

Back in April I made some Wedding Stationery for a friend of mine,she then asked if I could make thank you cards for all the Wedding Party. I made a few of these cards of for the lil pageboys, ushers and best man. Edwin has been coloured with Copics,the papers are Papermania, bakers twine, the stars and names were cut on my Cricut.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this weather  is going to improve for our street party tomorrow, because at the moment it is lamping it down.  Thanks for popping by my lil oasis.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

luv 'n' crafty hugs xx vicki xx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Hiya Bloggers...remember me ????

OMGolly gosh.......where has all these months gone......can't believe it's been the best part of a year since I last posted on my poor lil blog, not sure if anyone is reading this,but if your wondering where I've been, it's just that LIFE got in the way, together with work, kids, the house etc,something had to give and me being on the computer was that something. That's not to say that I haven't been crafting, infact quite the opposite. I've been really busy with making Wedding Stationery, I've got three Weddings on the go at the mo, which is great, I've also got loads of photos of cards on my camera,which I need to upload to PC, crop and watermark, then try to figure out how to use Blogger's new system......cor blimey, that was a bit of a shock when I logged onto Blogger and saw that everything was different.... why o why do they do silly things like that, I'm no good at technology at the best of times, takes me ages to get used to things then they go and blimming change things...drives me potty.......LOL :-).

We are all keeping well, the big news in our household is that my son Ryan and his girlfriend Samantha are 26 weeks pregnant, baby due around 10th September, a lil boy they're having. That was a shocker I can tell you,I am no where near ready to be a Nanna yet...but hey there you go.  They had a 3D/4D scan on freaky that was to see him wriggle around, we could even see that he has his Dad's lil button nose...oh bless..

Anyway I hope all my lovely blogging buddies are ok, and that you've got a fun Bank Holiday planned.  We're having our street party on Monday ,should be a really good day. Whatever your plans are, enjoy yourselves. I am going to try and figure out how upload some pics to this much neglected Oasis...

Luv 'n' crafty hugs to you all
xx vicki xx

P.S. edited to say that I figured out how to upload a scan photo of our lil Grandson