Sunday, 25 October 2015

It's definitely Autumn!

The clocks have gone back,
 the weather is turning colder,
and the leaves look like jewels -  rich oranges, golds and browns....

So, over at Glitter and Sparkle, we have the theme :
"Fall / Autumn"

(I'm from the northwest of England, so it's 
Autumn for me, although I love the word "fall".)

My image is form Bugaboo and is called "Autumn Jar."

I loved colouring this image with my promarkers.
I decoupaged some the sunflower, the pumpkin and the acorn.

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat 
(which is soon to close, so pop over there and grab a bargain in the sale, while you can!) 
which I thought completely suited the image.
I wanted to keep this card clean and simple. 
I added a simple line and dotted frame, with a brown and an orange fineliner.
Then, I finished by matting onto a backing paper and inking all the edges.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Brown sugar - atg - 29 Oct
Blog quick quotes - add a pumpkin - 25 Oct
Simply papercraft - atg - 4 Nov
Wags n whiskers - fall colours - 29 Oct
The Crafty addicts - autumn colour palette - 4 Nov
Whimsy stamps - fall or christmas colours - 16 Nov
Creative moments - atg - 26 Oct
Crafty cardmakers - autumn colours - 1 Nov

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Almost Halloween...

I was thrilled this week, to be able to play with this
 super-cute image from Sami Stamps
called "witch's cat" .
This card is for our challenge - "halloween - cute or spooky"
over at Glitter n Sparkle....

I knew, as soon as I saw this image, that I would size it well and use it with my die-
"grand madison window" from memory box.
I was hunting around for some "starry" paper, and 
found this bargain (£3) embossing folder in The Range!
I'm sure it will do many various types of cards, so i pounced on it!
I have dusted a silver inkpad just over the stars, to get the silver gleam on each star.
I made a little blind, using a scrap of  co-ordinating paper and 
a little piece of border punched card
and finally made a quick, handwritten sign to "hang up" at the window.

The image was coloured with my promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A gem of a challenge - spots or stripes (stripes on the blind) -24 Oct
Crafty calendar - halloween - 29 Oct
The pencil case - dark colours - 24 Oct
Chocolate coffee and cards - halloween - 30 Oct
Crafting with friends - atg - 23 Oct
Sami stamps - atg - 1 Nov 
Crafty catz - atg - 22 Oct
Fussy and fancy - orange black and purple - 30 Oct
Jos scrap shack - atg - 23 Oct
Simply create too - halloween colours - 23 Oct
Aud sentiments - halloween and sentiment - 22 Oct
Crafty girl creations - atg - 21 Oct
Crafting by designs - halloween - 21 Oct
I love promarkers - atg  - 21 Oct
Our crafty corner - atg / getting ready for halloween - 3 Nov

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Use some pink...and my blog candy winner(s)!

First up.... at Glitter n Sparkle this week, 
the challenge is to "use some pink"...
well, I went all out!
(It's breast cancer care month and I thought the "whole pink" thing,
making yourself look the best you can, would fit perfectly.)

I used "Princess Jennifer Latte Vanity" from The Stamping Boutique.
She was lovely to colour with my promarkers.
I decoupaged the latte cup on the side
and added a pink backing, with a slice of embossed circle flowers,
then a couple of cuttlebug diecut corners and 
the handbag sentiment is from craftwork cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Crafting with friends - atg - 23 Oct
Polkadoodles - use a diecut - 23 Oct
My Sheri crafts - pink and pretty - 17 Oct
Craft rocket challenges - pink for BCC - 21 Oct
Crafters cafe - BCC awareness month - 15 Oct
Inky chicks - think pink - 17 Oct
Fab n funky - sassy ladies - 14 Oct
One stitch at a time - atg with awareness - 17 Oct
Crafty girls - atg - 21 Oct

Ok.... drum roll please as I announce the winner 
of my blog candy and another winner who wins 
the image I used - VIEWER - from Stitchy bear stamps.

The winner of my blog candy is....... Kath,
and the winner of the image is... Nikki C !!!!

Congratulations ladies...
Please email me here and i shall get these sent to you as soon as I can! 
(any problems, please leave a comment on here ladies x)

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A note about my blog candy...

Just to say ,...
thankyou for all the comments you left
and to all the new followers of my blog...
I have almost reached 100! Wow!! :)

After discussing with my teammies over at Glitter n Sparkle,
I have decided that
I will do my personal blog candy draw next Sunday,
to be announced in conjunction with, and alongside
 the winners announcement over on the main blog - Glitter n Sparkle.

Thank-you for hanging in there. 

x Vic x


At Glitter n Sparkle this week, 
we have a new sponsor - Julia Spiri...
She has recently started her own ( very cute!!) digi designs...
for this weeks challenge (anything goes)
I was thrilled to receive "girl with pigtails."

I made this card with a little girl in mind - to receive it for her birthday.
I used a marianne die-cut birdcage (I left the little door open), 
memory box die-cut birds,
sizzix die-cut present and Martha Stewart punched butterflies, along with a 
"frame" which i made out of 4 punched pieces of border.
I think the sentiment was a freebie...maybe at 'Birds' freebie site,
 which I don't think is around anymore :(
A little bit of doodling with white dots here n there, and colouring the
girl with pigtails with my promarkers, finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting with friends - anything goes - 9 Oct
That's crafty - girls will be girls - 9 Oct
Wags n whiskers - use a diecut -  15 Oct
Julia spiri - anything goes  - 15 Oct
Die cuttin divas - anything goes - 6 Oct
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 5 Oct
Eureka stanps - anything goes - 4 Oct 
Card mania - 1 digi, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (3 dies-cuts in my case!) - 1 Nov

Friday, 2 October 2015


Over at Patties Creations this month, 
we would like you to join our challenge with 
"A fall / autumn" image.
I chose this gorgeous Autumn Wreath image from Patties Creations...

It was an absolute dream to colour (with my promarkers).
and I added a little glossy accents to the acorns.
After fussy cutting the wreath 
(which took a lot of time,. but I thought was well worth it!)
I popped it onto a kraft card background, which I had already embossed. 
I popped a "memory box precious heart" in gold, behind the wreath
and finished with some inking of the edges, matting, and a 
stamped sentiment, sat on another piece
of kraft card, border punched in dark brown.

I made this card for my Grandma, who is going
 to be 93 years old at the end of October.
An autumn birthday :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafty sentiments - autumn leaves - 5 Oct
Pinspirational - photo inspiration - 12 Oct
Crafting by designs - atg - 31 Oct
Crafting for all seasons - photo inspiration - 12 Oct
Creative moments - atg / autumn colours - 12 Oct
Our crafty corner - autumn colours - 4 Oct
Melonheadz friendz - fall is in the air - 11 Oct
Oh la la creations - lets get krafty - 10 Oct
Robyns fetish - Square or rectangle cards - 3 Oct
Pink gem - autumn - 9 Oct