Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Hi Guys,

Just incase you can't find them or have them, here are my fellow DT members on Sheena Douglass' design team, blogs and of course including me!!  These will all have at some time or the other, sneaky peeks of their samples up and coming shows and launch info and also product info nearer the time! So, keep checking back here and at all the other blogs for inspiration and information every so often!
Thanks friends, hugs and blessings, Vick xx

JACQUI DENNIS @ (cats whiskers)
DEBRA FARRELL @ (magic creations)

So, there you go! plenty to look at, have fun, V xx


My New BF's,

OMGoodness!!!! these are absolutely stunning, and thanks to one of my FB friends, who shall remain named, lol......Sheenagh Hulin, i ended up buying a new stash of Spellbinders dies, only because she was using those particular ones to no end and i was a jealous puppy, who just had to start building my die collection and why not start here? i thought, lol......i have a couple of sets but nothing like this, mine are some labels and some oval scallops and although i love them to bits, these have become my new best buddies, Oh how fickle us crafters really are?!........LOL anyway, i had them finally delivered yesterday afternoon and will use my left hand to turn my cuttlebug handle as i am not letting my disabilities get in the way of fun........i cannot wait to try out these little beauties and what's a better way? as when you've samples to design and make for a crafty friend, the lovely Sheena Douglass..........this is a NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!......... she has some gorgeous 'Christmas Inspired' fusion stamps coming out very very soon, and i mean soon, and i am doing some samples so watch this space, as there will be sneaky peeks galore starting up backend of next week all over mine and my fellow DT members blogs, info of those blogs in the next post, so please come back and check me out, don't miss out though as these stamps are as usual, stunning, easy to use and well.......special.....that Sheena Douglass does me head in.......... all of that talent, i really think she is selfish as she won't share any of it with me, hehehehehehe....gotta love her!! anyways, here is a pic of my new BF's and don't forget, sneaky peek time is around the corner guys, hugs and blessings, Vick xxxxx

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Hey there Crafters,

Why the title? Well, this past 3 weeks i have been suffering soooo badly with Rheumatoid Arthritis in my right shoulder, arm and would have to be the right side wouldn't it??? flaming typical..........I'm not gonna dwell on the pain here as no words can describe it, however, the pain is so intense i have hardly slept in this last couple of weeks, i don't know where to put meself! and the whole limb is acting as a fractured limb would do, swelling wise, & painwise. I cannot type (hence hardly any posts, left index finger coming in handy here!!! LOL) i cannot craft (stamping in the main) write,  not nothing.........anyway, onto my project.........
I was in agonising pain yesterday and needed to avoid focussing on the pain so sat up on the edge of my bed, and in front of me i set my bed table up with various beads, and findings, i couldn't hold anything in my right hand other than a piece of memory wire, so i made my very first memory wire bracelet and only my 2nd jewellery piece ever, as i am a rubber stamper at heart but like the idea that i can make something to match an outfit, at short notice and wear my project too!!! So, here it is, im happy with it and can see myself wearing it a lot, in its gunmetal & pale grey silvers!! bear in mind folks that this is all new to me and was also done with a pretty useless right hand with hardly any grip and a left hand that doesnt know it's bailing me out at the mo! although this is where i draw the line (threading on beads etc) i've tried but my writing in this hand, and it looks like a 3 year olds!!! without further ado i will add my pics and love you & leave you with.........."Have a Happy Safe Sunday!" hugs xxxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011


Hi Crafters Everywhere,

I want to take this opportunity to say Hi and hope you are having a good Sunday!! In this post i am showing you my very first attempt at handpainting Sunflowers & Leaves, i was so proud of them, i cannot do leaves normally but these were great to paint and i love the way my sunflowers came out too with a lot of texture, you just wanna touch them! Anyhoo, i am going to post my pics here of them, i hope you like them!

For your own info, the main pic shows me blending in some Tim Hotz distress inks, i love these and have been using them since they came out, i have used Vintage Photo in the blending and right on the edge of the 300gsm watercolour card is Walnut Stain, these 2 are my all time favourite distress inkpads!
Thanks for taking time out to look! x


Hi Crafters,
I just love these new charms that Wild Orchid Crafts have started to stock such good quality and value for money, below is a couple of pics on their own and own my handpainted candles!!

thanks for looking guys! go get yours now!!!

Monday, 13 June 2011


OOh, gotta tell yer, if you don't already know WOC HERE have added a few newbies to their range, including bakers twine which went in a couple of weeks back and i have some already, and loads of raffia in many colours that i just had to have!! infact what really happened was, i made an order out to WOC for some more flowers, lace and the 'new' sweetheart blossoms, to be honest there isn't now, anything they sell that i haven't got in copious amounts, however, after my order came last week they announced some new stash coming in, and i just had to have a shufty at it all last Thursday when it went on sale and guess what Mr Postman brought me this morning??? well i am telling you all this cause i want to post a pic later of the new charms and metalwork from WOC, i am so in love with this shop already but i think i am fast becoming a stalker after seeing this little lot Oh my Goodness, they are gorgeous, my only feat now is, how to use them as these would normally go in the 'get out and stroke, admire in different lights and put back' draw!!! so i will have to buy more when i calm down so i can use some and keep some, that's all there is to it, see you later................if you can't wait, check them out at WOC now!!! xx

Monday, 6 June 2011


Hey Crafters,

I hope this post finds you well and happy and hopefully you have got some free time to do some crafting, i believe it is school holidays at the mo, how about painting with the kids, i have come across a fantastic site, via a friend of mine on the Facebook group that i run under a Paint Fusion guise, namely 'Crafty Fusioneers', anyone can ask to join it is an open group!!The lady in question is called Margaret (thankyou again Margaret) and she pointed out to me a website called Crafty Crocodiles, if you wanna visit them, CLICK HERE. They sell anything and everything in wood and ceramic that you and your children can paint or decorate and be proud of, go on, get the kids crafting in a loving family bonding environment!!! they even sell eggcups and cups to decorate so the kiddies can do their own ceramics and then write their name on with special pens that don't need fixing in an oven!! I so wish there had been something like this when our boys were growing up! Oh and their deliveries are phenomenal, within 48hrs in most cases and some have been 24hrs!!!
Anyway, i digress, the following piece of work is half of a box i am making for my lovely mum, and it is the lid, I intend on finishing the actual box this evening as it only needs painting and a crackle effect added, anyway, i hope you like what i have done, have a lovely day and thanks for taking an interest!!!

Hugs Vick xxxx