Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lazy Susan

Hi Guys,
I do hope this post finds you happy and well on this Sunday morning, a little too cold out there for moi, so i am in my bed, as i haven't had more than 2hrs sleep all night i thought i would have a nap if i could, but i wanted to post this pic first!
Sometime ago i bought 3 lazy Susan's one for our kitchen with all the condiments etc for the middle of the kitchen table and 2 for my craft studio. My idea was to give them a crackled paint, treatment and then paint some flowers and ivy trailing around them on them both, i have loved the Shabby Chic look for about 30years and my aim is to have at least 2 rooms in my house in this style.  I haven't gotten around to painting them yet but here is a great idea for those H20&Cosmic Shimmer cd's.........

Great eh? i thought when i want a colour from the other side i can just twirl the lazy susan around to where that particular colour is, and it works really well too. You may also notice that i have some Cosmic Shimmer Mica pots on there too, and they look like they're just on there but they're not! they are on clear cd's, you know the one at the top of every new pack of cd's on a spindle? Another great idea from a fellow crafter, great because you can see the name of your paint or mica through the bottom! why oh why did i not think about this before i stuck my other H20's&Cosmics to normal cds (idea below) cause i havent got a cat in hell's chance of knowing all those colours names, as my paints are roughly 6years old!! Oh well, you live and learn........obviously the tops stay on the micas when not in use or they would be ruined everytime i spritz my paints, also on there are some large pots of cosmic shimmer paints (stackables)and some Luminarte Primary Elements, so everything fits on nicely and this idea, was finally, (drum roll) one of mine, so why not get yourself a lazy susan and spin your paints too!! LOL.........enjoy people
Hugs&Blessings, Vick x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Crafty Help!!

Oh i so wish there was something like this when i started out, as i would have saved so much money.  If you are on Facebook and you have a crafting question, you could do yourself a favour and go to the page Craft Clinic, this particular page is run by my friends and myself to help fellow crafters get the best from their crafts and if they need advice on what products to use, we will advise them for the best products to buy that will give them the best results, not because we work for a tv craft channel and we are product focussed, but because we are fellow crafters and we want you to spend your money on products that do what they're supposed to do at a high level, and not cause a false economy where you're having to buy the same thing many times over, to get the results you should have got first time from a far superior product!! We run this group as crafters for crafters and we are there to help you!!!not ourselves......hope to see you there soon guys!!
Have you got a top tip? share it with your fellow crafters at Craft Clinic!!!


I found out yesterday 26thJan, that i won a stamp that was some blog candy at  jacques joie de vivre blog, so will be looking forward to that arriving all the way from the U.S from my fellow blogger Jacque, a great crafter and very generous lady!!
Thanks Jacque, Vick xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

A clever storage idea!!

Hey Guys,

Watching one of my fav crafty experts last week, and she (Sheena) had a brilliant idea of how to store your H20's, well i have Cosmic Shimmers too, so on some cd's i added 7or8 on them and my H20's. There are some pics below so you can get an idea of what i mean and the last pic shows the big pots stackable Cosmic's, i will either leave them stacked or go nick my lovely hubby's cd spindles as i have used mine, lol......hope this inspires you, hugs Vick xx


Just realised that the stackable cosmic shimmer paints cannot be stored in this way as they do not have a level base they have a 5mm incline at the bottom where the thread is for them to be stacked so unless you have Collal Gel or Pinflair coming out of your ears you wouldn't wanna waste that much. Thought i'd let you all know so you have a heads up!! x

Friday, 20 January 2012

When the fairy met the Orchid!

Hi Guys,

Whoa, whats this i see? 2 posts in the same day?? Surely this is a blip, an error or have i gone mad? neither, i just saw a challenge that i had to get involved with, that's starting to sound familiar with me lately.  I started out  with joining no challenges....... to joining 3 in the same week!!! I am actually enjoying doing my tuts on You Tube and now getting involved with blog challenges, so don't be surprised if you see me entering again next time. I also would really love your comments on my videos and makes on here, i don't mind you critquing me, any publicity is good publicity and any criticism is welcome, good or bad!! So, i just had to enter one particular challenge today at Lili's Little Fairies, as the theme is 'Lavender and Lace' well, two of my most favourite things, shared with some of my most favourite stamps courtesy of a wonderful company named Lili of the Valley, how could i NOT have a go?  Don't you just love their fairies? anyhow without further ado, here is my offering, partnered up with Wild Orchid Craft goodies (hence the heading)

This card is being entered into the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge 3 and
Creative Inspiration HERE and the theme is 'your favourite colour & white' so mine is purples and white.

Ingredients used to make this card

Tilda 'Lavender' 12x12 stack from Panduro Hobby
LOTV stamp
Coloured in with Promarkers
Doily from Joanna Sheen
Lace in bow & large green leaf from my own stash.
Lace as border from Wild Orchid Crafts
Irridescent diamantees from Joanna Sheen
Lace flower made by me and lilac peaarl brad from Wild Orchid Crafts
Stick Pin made by me
Rosehip lilac buds, mauve heather, white tulip, pearl on wire embellishment, lilac calla lily & my favourite shade of purples, aubergine in 40mm Trellis Rose, all are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lilac&cream orchid from Joanna Sheen
Cosmic Shimmer glitter 'Aurora Sparkle'
White linen base card

If you're interested in the lace flower made by me, i have a video on YT that shows you just how to make them, below

Hope you like my card, thanks for popping by, and thanks for following me, Hugs Vick xxxx

A Vintage Video Offering

Hi crafters,
Its so nice of you to visit me today, and i so appreciate my visitors and followers, you dont know how much. I have noticed that people are enjoying my videos and what a lovely compliment that is, as i then know my efforts aren't wasted and people are watching them, and i enjoy making them so its a win, win!!!
I have been asked to do a video of how to stamp and paint to make a vintage scene, so using my favourite distress inks i have done just that, so if you're ready for 20mins a vintage stampery, grab yourself a drink, get comfy and press play!!!! I truly hope you enjoy and/or get something from the video
Blessings and hugs to you all, Vick xxxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

WOC Challenge

Hi there,

Normally i'm not one for challenges, i think i'm not good enough, etc etc anyway, i was cutting up some images that i had found from a sheet i had printed up last year and they were all vintage images, my favourite thing, is vintage, anyway, i always use Wild Orchid Crafts, goodies so thought what the heck, its 'Anything Goes' so i might as well make a card and enter, so this is my entry for this fortnight's challenge,
Thanks for coming to see me today xxx

Ingredients used in my card

Dp is all Prima Romantique
Vintage image from Joanna Sheen cd
Spellbinders dies
Kraft Card
Gold Mirri card
Brown Coredinations Card
Gold Rattan ribbon flower handmade by me with a WOC brad
all Roses, Gypsophilia & Heather from WOC
Distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain

So i am entering this card in the W.O.C Challenge and you can buy all the WOC items from HERE

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Mum's Calendar Wall Hanging (still pics)

Here is the still pics that i promised for you to look at, hopefully for some inspiration, so without further ado i will post them forthwith!

Thankyou for your comments xx

Mum's 2012 Calendar Plaque

Hi Folks what a chilly weekend we're having eh?

Do you remember the plaque i crackle painted in my very first video on YouTube, and its featured on here too? Well ive finished it, its now a handmade finished hanging plaque that is useable as a calendar for my mum. She loves roses, especially red ones and she loves the colour red, so i kept all this in mind whilst designing it, oh i do hope she likes it. I have made a 5min video showing it to you, what i used on it and where to buy the products, hopefully you have 5mins spare to be inspired, i will also follow this post up with a couple of still pics so you can see what it looks like up close and personal, so to speak, anyway, thankyou so much for your continued support and i hope i inspire someone today!!! Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxxxxx

Thankyou xxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Lilac Ribbon Rose

Hi Guys,

Last week i did a posting on here and then went one better and did a tuition video, showing you exactly how to make a flower, using wired organza ribbon! Anyway, i thought maybe i could do this same flower with normal organza (not wired) and a smaller circle to make a super cute ribbon flower and it worked, because i used a smaller circle and only 1inch wide organza, its small, i also added a lilac flower to the middle. I haven't done a video on this as i have other ideas too so will do all the ideas in one tuition video, however, i thought i would show you the pics i took of this cutie xxxx hope you like it

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Making a flower from lace

Hi there,

Thought i would pop by and post my latest video on YT, i literally made it tonight (10th Jan) and thought if one person is inspired to make some thats good enough for me, now onto the video which is in my 'How To' range, meaning they are tuition videos, enjoy guys!!! Vick x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Chocolate Box Bow!!

Have you ever wondered how to make one of those bonny bows, do you wanna know how to make one? well i have a new video up that shows you just that and how to add a little bit of bling to it too, so click on the link below and enjoy!!! Hugs, Vick xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

How's your New Year Going?

Hi Guys,

No crafty offering in this post, just wanted to touch base with my followers and ask you how your New Year is going? Mine is quiet and even though i have much to do, like sort out my craft studio so i can do things in it, my energy levels are at zero, my disabilities have caused a lot of pain and ive been ill with a virus and constant sinus headaches on top, so not the best of times to try doing something that's going to make me worse! I have a couple of ideas for YouTube videos and was wanting a little bit of feedback, and asking you if there is something you would like to see on a tuition video, and could you leave me a comment with your idea and i'll see what i can do, so, get your thinking caps on and thankyou, Hugs Vick xxxx

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my blog followers, blog watchers, and YT (YouTube) FB (facebook) a Very Happy New Year!!! For the crafty side of things, my New Years resolution, is to be more forthcoming with my posts on here and on Youtube, I intend to do more videos on How-To (tuitional) videos, and basically ideas that i like to share with you all. The aim for my blog is to have very regular posts maybe 2-3 times weekly instead of 'when the moon turns to cream cheese' lol......i will also be running blog hops and challenges, and blog candy moments, when i can afford to do so!!! So there you go, plans for 2012! My personal aim was always to give up smoking and lose weight, now that isnt applicable as i stopped smoking 5 years ago and ive tried to lose weight and get nowhere,as i had large tumour on my thyroid gland 10years ago and had to havea thyroidectomy & the tumour removed taking most of my thyroid with it, meaning i hardly have any metabolism (hence extensive weightgain over the years) and now because i am less active i cannot exercise, so what the heck? im gonna have to seriously think about the personal resolution, anyway, Happy New Year to you all and i hope this one is better than the last for us all, Hugs Vick xxxxx