Saturday, 30 June 2012


Hey Guys,

Don't forget i have a blog candy prize running, as soon as i hit 250 followers i will be drawing a winner, all you had to do was be following me and put my blog candy badge into your sidebar with a link back to my blog, i am over 200 followers so hopefully it wont be long, if you wanna speed it up ask you friends to follow me too as i have another great, & even bigger prize coming when my blog hits 300 followers and so on and so forth, hope you are having a great weekend, Hugs Vick xxx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Hi Guys,

I thought i would show you an idea i thought of, i am sure there are many crafters on the net that thought of the same idea, i don't profess that the idea is mine alone, but i thought of it yesterday due to a colouring boo boo i made, and so i thought i would share the idea with you if you havent done it already yourself!  It seems simple and obvious but to me, until i made this colouring mistake, it didn't occur to me. So here is my idea below that i took a pic of for you.

As i said the other day i have 30 odd Promarkers, and obviously would love some more, and maybe try some copic shades, for a change, but what i have is adequate to my needs at the moment, but what crafter would refuse more? LOL.....I don't know any,  do you? hehehe.....
Anyway, i digress, back to my problem, i was colouring in one of my beloved Saturated Canary digi's and went to pick up a skin tone colour (or i thought was) because of a night light in my bedroom i'd actually picked up a grey, so my little girl became grey and no matter how i tried, she just didnt look right, it even crossed my mind to make it a grey, black and white pic but i had already added some colours, so, i thought to myself "make a chart of your colours, when you are colouring, look at your chart, preferably on a craft room wall next to you or somewhere in eyeshot just so you can see the colour range you have and then you can make the right choices when colouring in your stamped or printed images...........good idea? and you can also see what pens you have at a glance!
Thanks for visiting me today! maybe you could leave a comment so i know you've been and i can reply, Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxx


Hi Guys,

Another post today? WOW!!! I stayed up last night making a special card for a special friend of mine as it is her birthday this week and if i forget like i did last year i will be mortified like i was last year, so this year i am taking no chances, i just hope she doesnt see it and work out its hers but i wanted to share it with you through my blog so it looks like im doing something on my blog, here it is and i'll let you know in an udate whether she liked it or not! Bye for now folks! I need some beauty sleep now! xxx Vick


I wouldn't swear to it, but i am sure this is the first time i am entering a Kenny K Challenge over at Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge blog HERE So here is my entry for the Challenge whose theme is "It Must Be the Music" So i have used Vikki Lee Vicious, who has an electric guitar as a companion, so i figure this going along the theme of music and she is a rock chick!! with my namesake, here it is, hope she doesn't scare you too much..........thanks guys xxxx

Ingredients i used in this card

Vikki Lee Vicious stamp from Kenny K downloads
coloured with Promarkers (what a surprise, not!!, lol) Amethyst, Orchid, Cardinal Red, Poppy, metallic silver,  satin,  blush,  powder blue,  cool grey 1,  warm grey2,  Lilac Rosehips,  Lilac Calla lilies, Ivy leaves, Lavender sprigs, all from WOC lilac orchid from Joanna Sheen
Black Lace from Sam Poole
Black Ribbon rose from my stash
DP Papermania
Sentiment from stash

So there you go! done & dusted, and i've got a funny feeling this won't be the last time you all meet Vikki, she may be dressed in different colours though, lol, Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Hey there,

Hope you have all had a good Sunday, i've slept most of it, as i have been unable to sleep for the last few days and now i have, well......let's say, i made up for it, and now feel much worse, lol, typical!!
Anyhow, here is my entry for the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge @ HERE  I hope you like it, the challenge is Summer Colours, to me this means pastels as i use darker colours in winter!! Hugs&Blessings, Vick xx

EDIT - I forgot to say that i coloured her over 2years ago, lol, she finally made it to card!! xx

Ingredients i used for this card

Magnolia stamps
DP Bearly Mine Designs
Lilac Pearly Hearts from WOC i coloured them, they were originally white
White crocheted lace from my stash
Sentiment from my stash
Promarker coloured with Amethyst, Orchid, Blossom, Pink Carnation, Apple Green, Khaki, Cool Grey1, Warm Grey2, Satin, Blush, Tan, Caramel.

Thanks x

Saturday, 23 June 2012


Hi There Guys,

Me again! twice in less than 24hrs, i know.....sorry to shock you all.....I thought i would show you how you can make the same digi stamp look totally different so i thought i would do 'Whispy' in a latino style, so she is the same digi as in yesterday's post from Saturated Canary HERE and i hope you like her!

Ingredients i used in this card

Whispy from Saturated Canary (link in post above)
Promarkers used :- Cool Grey 1, Warm Grey 2, Orchid, Amethyst, Aubergine, Blush, Tan, Black, Blender Pen
All flowers are handmade by me
DP Papermania
Crocheted Lace from my stash
Lilac Pearl Brad, 12mm
Crystal Stick Pin handmade by me
Sentiment Tags from Lili of the Valley HERE
Glamour Dust 'Crystal' Glitter on her wings

Hugs&Blessings, and please leave a comment so i know you have been and i can reply, thanks all xx

Friday, 22 June 2012


Hi Guys,

I love Saturated Canary digi stamps, if you haven't heard of them, you need to check them out HERE .  So, as i check Krista's blog out daily (Krista is the artist & owner of S.C) i noticed that on the challenge blog there was a shout out for Guest Designers for the i thought, well, i'm a designer, maybe i could have a go, i maybe lucky and i maybe not, but i won't know unless i have a go, so here is my entry, i hope you like it, please leave me a comment if you have time so i know you've visited me, and i promise to answer your comment,
Hugs & Blessings, Vick xx

Isn't she beautiful? I could have overloaded her with embellies and flowers, however, i think she is pretty as she is, so i only added enough to compliment her beauty. Her name is 'Whispy'  I have shown you the full card, and then a close up of her, with her glittery wings!

Ingredients i used for this card

'Whispy' digital stamp (link in post) on a Spellbinder Die (labels 23)
Promarkers :
cool grey 1, warm grey 2 (used in the way i have shown on my tuts on YouTube check them out on my channel 'Vixcrafts') Powder Blue, Tan, Cinnamon, Blush, Dusky Pink, Vanilla
The colouring was also enhanced with Prismacolor Premiers:
Powder Blue, Beige Sienna, Deco Peach, Burn't Ochre, Sienna Brown
Natural Lace & flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts,
small carnation looking flower handmade by me
Crushed Silk Ribbon from stash
Ivory Pearls from Melissa Frances
swirl, die from Marianne Designs
DP is BoBunny 'Gabrielle'
Glamour Dust 'crystal'

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

M.I.A - not a crafty post

Hi Folks,

As most of you know, i lost my big brother Billy (aged 50) a few weeks ago, and due to financial redtape with accounts etc, we weren't able to lay him to rest, so the last few weeks, nearly 6 in all, we have been living in a sorrow induced limbo bubble, kind of , that's how it feels! Well the day is nearly here and we are to travel a few hundred miles round trip for his funeral tomorrow, (Wed) setting off at 5am. I am dreading it but obviously know it's got to be done, and sort of allow us breathing space afterwards to slowly get on with our lives without him and learn to cope, but when you have waited nigh on 6weeks to lay your loved one to rest, it seems nothing can be done until that has taken place, i personally akin it to that feeling you get inbetween Christmas and New Year where its nothingness really and you're waiting for New Year's so everything seems brand new and fresh and thats when you will start to do things again.  For me, i was going to be taking my driving theory test and my practical driving test, but i didn't want to have to revise books and DVD's for that until this was done, so everything has been "Yeah, i'll do it after we've laid Bill to rest" I don't know if i'm explaining myself properly, but i hope you know what i mean.
Therefore another promise is to start blogging and crafting properly again when i get over the funeral and the journey, as my disabilities don't do well on long journey's. I am still in a lot of pain after travelling down there, and sitting for 3 days and travelling back again when my dear brother was on the life support, so i know it will be weeks before i can even begin to feel human again, but as i am on DT's and love my crafting as a ways of escape from my pain and now my mourning, it won't be long before i am back. I know i haven't got a lot of followers but the ones i have got check in on me regularly and my many good friends on Facebook, i also have people who aren't followers but still check in on my blog, so for those that are interested, in the words of Arnie, i will be back! Hugs and Blessings to you all and we'll catch up real soon, again, sorry for being Missing In Action!! xxVick