Sunday, 16 January 2011


Hi there,
I Just thought i would remind you all of the Guest Design Team appointment i have taken up for the whole of January (that's 4 challenges) for the lovely Emma Wood of CES Challenge Blog and below is my card for the challenge theme of 'No Designer Paper'...........ooh scratch my head time.....oh Dear why did you pick this Emma? i thought, well i can use some cd papers, i hope, so on this card i used one of my printed out papers from one of Joanna Sheen's cds, and stamp, embossed and painted the 'Harlequin Rose' set of stamps from Glenda Waterworth and sentiment, that i've had for a couple of years now and have been neglected, i have many Glenda Waterworth stamps and cds that have been neglected so i thought i would bring them out of the darkness and into the light!! and in my favourite colours, i added a touch of my favourite embellishment, besides flowers, LACE in Lilac!!! its so yummy.........this is an 8x8 card, hope you like it, if you've got some time spare and fancy a look, why not pop over to the challenge and have a go, click here >>>> CHALLENGE HERE thanks for looking guys, Vick xxxx

Friday, 14 January 2011


Hi Guys, I only got a chance to post my plaque/hanging that i made for Barbara as part of my samples for her on last week's show so here is the other cards i made, and most were featured, hope you like them

Just the Two Of Us!!

Just the title makes me wanna burst into song, so you can imagine what i was like whilst stamping this, i had Will Smith going around my head into the wee small hours of the night, lol!!! so without further ado here is another card i made with Sheena's new stamps that are being launched tomorrow, aww......summery days are few and far between so when you get some.......enjoy them and remember your childhood days on the beach with your boiled egg sandwiches, lol...............ahh memories............I used Ultra Fine FLOWERSOFT in colours Toffee and Sand for the sand on my design, i used two colours for shading. I coloured the boy and girl with Aquamarkers and Distress Inks, i luckily had picked up some tiny shells from the beach at Blackpool about 4 years ago, lol!! and knew they would come in useful at some stage, i was right!!.........i needed them, aren't all crafters like this, or is it just me? LOL...........i also had some beads shaped like seahorses and starfish, so they made great embellies too, all the stamping was carried out on heavy weight watercolour card from HERE and that was matted onto cream pearl card that was cut with my cricut into a scalloped square, and then onto a sandy beach printed paper, the sentiment is also on the same stamp sheet!!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sneaky Peek!!

Hey guys.............hope you like this next card that i made using Sheena's new set of stamps that come in three sheets and are being launched on Sat15th @ 12&3pm, hope you like my interpretation of just one of the stamps! thanks xx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Hi there crafters!  Well its nearly that time again, the one where Mrs D turns up on your screen and does her magic with a paintbrush? a piece of cut n dry? distress inkpad? and new stamps!!!! whatever she brings, or shows us, i know, like me you will be glued to the tv, i did give you the times in an earlier post but i will do again..............Sheena is on C&C this Saturday 15th Jan at 12noon and 3pm............this is one of my creations...........I do hope you like it, thanks for stopping by xxxx vick

Monday, 10 January 2011


Hi there,
I thought i would post the cards that i recently designed as a designer, for Barbara Gray, so this is January's stash from her show on C&C 9th January. This is a present i made for Barbara to hang in her kitchen in her new home, but it also was a sample bearing the stamp of a rose that Barbara had designed, i made it from bare chipboard and crackled and distressed the base of it to make it look more vintage.... so here goes, hope you like it, i made it in my favourite decor........'Shabby Chic'.............thankyou for looking, oh and by the way, watch out for a video workshop that i am filming this coming week to show how to make one of these plaque hangings from start to finish, it will be my first ever video workshop! thanx guys xx

Friday, 7 January 2011


Hey Guys, a heads up here, just because im kind like that, lol, Sheena is back on our screens on the 15th January, for two 1hr shows at 12noon & 3pm and she has a DVD, Yes you read right, the girl has finally done a DVD, so if you love stamping & distressing and everything else Sheena does with her crafty stash, you'd better get in the queue for one of these DVD beauties as they are set to go fast, fast, fast!!!! Oh and did i mention she's bringing stamps too!!  I will be featuring my sneaky peeks sometime next week running upto the shows so keep checking my blog for previews!!!See Ya Later Guys xxxx

Guest DT

Hi All,
I am delighted to be featuring for the whole of January, thats 4 challenges on the CES Challenge Blog, as their Guest Designer.......if you haven't heard of them, take a look and say hi to Emma, let her know who sent yer! and have a go at the challenges, and if you know the blog and the gal, you know what to do already, our first challenge starts this Saturday, so come over and take a look at what myself and the rest of the DT have as inspiration for you, Thanks Guys xx vick


Hey Guys,
Here's a heads up that the 'brayer queen' is set to blast onto our 2011 New Year screens at the hours of 10am and 11am and 2pm YES!!!!!!  3 whole hours of the lovely Barbara Gray this Sunday 9th January, i have some designs i will want to share with you that i have done for the show and i will be posting these on Sunday so keep your eyes open for that too........great things are acoming!!! stay glued to your screens and this blog if you are a Happy Stamper!!!
Hugs Vick xxxx