Monday, 17 December 2012


Why not pop over to the last Challenge of the year!!!....we are having a break at Love to Create and will be back with the new challenges of 2013!! on January 7th, so from all the designers @ Love to Create Happy Christmas & A Prosperous New Year......we are being sponsored by QKR Stampede  HERE and Dearie Dolls HERE my card is from QKR Stampede!!


Ingredients used to make this card

I used a 'mint' smelling engraved cardbase that i've had for years!
I cut a strip from some red and velvet handmade paper from my stash
Red ornate silk poinsettias from my stash
Red large Pointsettias from WOC covered in red fine glitter (glitter is from my stash)
White large Poinsettias from WOC
Silver 10mm width metallic ribbon from WOC
Red Crinkle silk ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Penguin from QKR Stampede and coloured in with Promarkers
Red&Gold sentiment from my stash

Saturday, 15 December 2012



Hey folks,

Well i had a lovely birthday yesterday, i slept most of the afternoon as i haven't been too well, i went on a trip to visit my mum who's birthday was on the 11th and its a 250mile round trip and it makes me ill everytime and lays me up in bed, so i have been bedbound a lot since, so i didn't come downstairs yesterday until 4.30pm but when i got down here, John (my soulmate, hubby and best friend)  presented me with a gorgeous bunch of red roses, and was cooking my birthday dinner, Steak Diane.........ooh it was absolutely delicious....then after i rested my full belly, lol, a stunning delish dessert i also wasn't expecting, then a glass of wine (the only wine i can drink) and my favourite drink, coffee!!!! a great night sat watching t.v and stuffing my face!!! LOL xxx

Yummy - Sirloin, Brandy, Cream, Shallots, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Carrots Julienne, Broccoli, Cauliflower.........bliss!!!

12 beautiful red roses!

My dessert......knickerbocker glory Johnnie style!!! Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Strawberry Icecream, Chocolate sauce, Double Whipping Cream.

Polished it off, Mmmmmm it was good! very good!!

A lovely big glass of wine!

And i had a lovely birthday evening, so.........after it hit 12 midnight i did my draw for my candy and the winner is...................................

JACQUE from Jacque's Magnolias blog

Please drop by Jacque's blog and show her some love, if you haven't been before, which i would find hard to believe cause she is awesome.........

Congratulations Jacque, can you please email me your home address so i can get your prize (my handmade by me pincushion and 5 handmade by me stickpins) out over to you, although i don't think it will be before Christmas as the last date for international post has finished before New have my email address, but if you've lost it please let me know via FB.

Thanks to all my friends on FB for my birthday wishes yesterday i had over 400, so lovely to read them all...........thankyou from my heart

Please still check out my blog periodically friends, and there will be something new to give away in the New Year,

Hugs, Vick xxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012


Hi there friends,

Today i made another flower, i haven't crocheted for a couple of weeks and used the last of my wool on this one, so i wanted to share it! As you know if you were following this story, i have never crocheted in my life until last month and really enjoy it, so i wanted to share, i hope you like it too, i will give one of these away in some candy in the New Year! so lookout for that, hugs, Vick xxx

Monday, 3 December 2012


Hey there Guys,

Its that time of the week again, where i have made my DT card for Love to Create Challenges HERE our sponsor this week is Bugaboo (HERE) and the theme is 'Holiday Cheer' we also have a new sponsor she is my fellow designer on the LTC challenge blog, Mei.......below is a personal message to you from Mei...........take it away Mei!!!!

It is my pleasure to sponsor this week's challenge at Love to Create with a $20 voucher to my store!

As an added bonus, check out my personal blog at for details on how to win an extra $15 voucher!

One lucky winner will win

As my grand opening promotion Yours or Mine Paper Crafts is offering all the Love To Create followers a 20% discount from December 3-9th.
Just use coupon code LTC2012
 So, without further ado i will show you my card for the week, hope you like it.........

Hope you'll join us @ Love To Create Challenge blog.........hugs, Vick xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Hey there friends!

I have some news about my handmade embellishments.  As you know i love making my own flowers and even show you how to make them, however, many of my friends have asked me if they can buy them from me! So after Christmas i will open a little store where you can buy some bits and bobs i've made or bought in and my cards and other projects! Obviously this isn't going to earn me big bucks, its literally to earn extra pin money to spend on more crafting goodies and whilst this is the purpose, i will not be charging the earth for things, below i will show you some of the things i will be selling and there will be more to show you in the New Year, once i get some pennies together to make i hope you will stick with me, the first thing was an embellie i made tonight from baby pink velvet ribbon, pearls and lace, hope you like it, i LOVE it..................

These are beautifully feminine don't you think?

I will also be stocking my handmade vintage inspired flowers, these were all made with genuine ivory vintage lace i recently bought

I have also made white ones, coffee&creme ones and antique pink ones

I will also be selling bling crystal heart and round shaped buttons, and also painted wooden buttons at the moment in roses and oriental peony, although i will stock some other types after Christmas!

I am also going to be stocking Czech Crystal multi faceted beads in varied sizes

I will also be selling my handmade stickpins and i hope you like them as much as i do cause i will be giving some away!!

And that brings me on nicely to my ****BLOG CANDY**** I have decided to make another of my famous pincushions, especially for you!!! My 45th Birthday is on 14th December and on that date i will pick one lucky winner from my followers to win one of my pincushions, same as the pic below, maybe just different colours with 5 handmade stickpins to get you started on your collection......these pincushions are made, in the main, from recycled products, which is a cause i embrace!! Recycling!! So all you have to do is copy and paste the pic below into your sidebar and be my follower, thats it!! its that here's to my birthday and the lucky winner!! Hope you like all the exciting things coming in the New Year too............Hugs and lots of love, Vick xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Hey folks,

As you all know i work for Krista Smith @ Saturated Canary and just love her artwork and have loads of digis and rubber stamps coloured up, as it's one of the main things i can do when i'm laid up in bed ill!! So 'Autumn' was coloured up sometime ago and i was looking at some ribbon i've just bought and thought it matched perfect to the colours i had used on her weeks ago, so early hours of this morning, due to pain, i was up all night and i thought i would put this card together, it is 8.5inx8.5in and i'm very happy with how it turned out i hope you like it too!!! You can buy 'Autumn' HERE

Ingredients i used to make this card

Base card made from 2 A4 pieces of cardstock from my stash
'Autumn' digi from Saturated Canary (link to shop above)
Copper Mirri Card
Gardenias (large&small) large Rosebud & 25mm Ivory Rose all from W.O.C
All flowers i spritzed with an icey pink glimmer mist and edged with Victorian Velvet D.I
DP from Pink Paislee 6x6 'London Market' pad
Natural Lace from W.O.C
Autumn is coloured in with Promarkers
Sheer 40mm wide Organza Ribbon with Gold Edge
Small Cameo from W.O.C
Corner dies from 'Noor'
All papers etc blended with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink with Cut and Dry foam
Wrought Iron designed heart stamp from stash, was stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured and shrunk down to make the heart embellishment on the right hand side of the card
'LOVE' 3D Sentiment from my stash

Thanks for looking and i hope you like what you see and i have inspired you, Hugs, Vick xxxx


Hey there Crafters,

It's that time again and even though my cards were on the Love To Create Challenge Blog HERE I forgot to blog my post on here, so as far as my post goes i am 2days late i hope my followers can forgive me, i have a memory like a sieve!!
So, this week saw me doing 2 cards as i had 2 sponsors, the great Sassy Studio Designs HERE from which i used 'My Fair Lady' & The Digi Garden HERE where i used 'Snowman 2'. Our challenge, and yours of course, is to do a project featuring 'Fancy Edges' this could be anything from punched out borders, scallops, diecuts, lace, whatever you want!! as long as its different from straight edges, so without further ado i will now show you my DT cards for this challenge, and as usual give you a list of what i used to make them, under each card!!

Ingredients i used to make this card

Digi 'My Fair Lady' from Sassy Studio Designs
Handmade flower by me from lilac lace & 12mm round lilac gem (from my stash)
White 6x6 scalloped (my fancy edge) base card from Papermania
Ivory Carnation handmade by me from flat petals (tut video on my YT channel)
Lilac/Ivory Calla Lillies from W.O.C
Lilac/Ivory 25mm Rose and Lilac Sweetheart bloom from W.O.C
Purple stamens from my stash
Ivy leaves from Joanna Sheen
Ribbon from my stash
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment from stash
3mm clear diamantes

Ingredients i used to make this card

Digi 'Snowman 2' from The Digi Garden
Epoxy Snowman square label & Hohoho epoxy sticker both from my stash
Silver Embossed 'Snowman' Vellum handmade by me
Leaves in Silver mirri and White Pearlescent card embossed with snowflake Cuttlebug folder and then cut out from Spellbinder Leaves
Snowflake stickers from my stash
Ice Blue Diamantes
Silver Metallic ribbon from W.O.C
Small white Gardenias from Ladybug Crafts
Blue Snowflake DP from Papermania, punched out with Martha Stewart Punch around the Page
White 8x8 base card
Coloured with Promarkers
Stickles 'Crystal'

Thanks so much for checking my work out and i hope you liked it, Hugs, Vick xxx

Monday, 5 November 2012


Hi Guys,

Sometime ago, a weekly challenge blog in the good old U.S of A, Love To Create, run by two lovely ladies, Jackie & Tina, ran a DTCall in blogland and on Facebook, and i was lucky enough to be asked to join the team recently, and now my name and mug has been plastered on their blog, LOL, and i have done my first challenge card for today, i can post about it.
Now i must admit i was a little stumped with this theme because of the digi i chose to use, our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps HERE and because of what i chose, its ended up being a little of a male orientated card, now i have problems with the males  (only cards though, LOL) Mr Mojo goes on holiday, AWOL, MIA whatever you wanna call it, he's never around, so......i hope you like it, and aren't too harsh, i promise to do better next week, lol, hugs, Vick xxx

Ingredients i used for this card

Kraft 6x6 card blank
dried leaves
Labels 28 Spellbinder dies
Background was made with my Promarkers
Digi from Bugaboo 'Scarecrow - Crows' coloured with Promarkers
Burlap Cord

Thanks for looking xx


What the heck happened to October, one minute it was September, next it was Halloween!! I know we say it every year about the years going fast but this year just seems to have sped up so much, especially the second half of it, anyway, i for one can't wait to see the back of it!
Anyway, onto something more happy! here is my dt card for the Ladybug Challenge where this month we are following the theme of 'monochromatic' so i thought i would do a pink&grey assemble, its quite a plain looking card but i have made it too, for my little niece who wouldn't appreciate handfuls of flowers and bling, she's only 7, lol, hope you like it!

Ingredients i used for this card

A linen white card blank
Grey Coredinations card
Pink Satin Ribbon made into one of my chocolate box bows (video on vixcrafts YT)
Small White Gardenia from Ladybug Crafts
Pink fluffy butterfly from my stash
Stamp is 'Bella with Presents' from Wild Rose Studio which i have coloured in with my beloved Promarkers

Have a great day and thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Well, i went out over the weekend and ended up with a rotten cold, serves me right for trying to live normally, lol, so whilst stuck in bed yesterday with a cold and my M.E and arthritis playing up i thought i would do some crocheting, so i added 4 new flowers to my growing collection, who'd have thought i've only been able to crochet for a week, lol, so here they are and the last photo is all the flowers i have made this week, hope you like them and thankyou for visiting me i really do appreciate it!, Hugs Vick xxx