Sunday, 16 September 2012


Hi Guys,

I have after much consideration, decided to change my blog layout, and look, so.......if im not around for the next few days on the blog it is only because i want to sort it out! I for one, know that when i see certain blogs i know without looking at the name who's blog it is simply because i recognise their blog pattern and colours, so it was a decision i wanted to get right, as i think maybe others are like me and know my blog already, so a change, you may not like, so i have to get it right, hence me looking around the internet for something i really like/love......oh and after New Year i will be designing my own backgrounds, blinkies etc as i know i will be able to learn how to do it given the right software, so it may change again, hugs to you all and see you soon........hopefully! lol xxx hugs V

Saturday, 15 September 2012


Hi there folks,

The other day i showed you the 'hard to come by' embossing folder, 'Tied Together'. So i've cut a piece of ivory linen card & embossed the piece using the new folder and i made some PVA drops all over to imitate pearls, and it looks so elegant and beautiful that i wanted to show you and post about it, i know what you're probably thinking, "She's finally lost it!" i havent, i just like sharing my ideas and results with you, so here it is, in all its glory and thats before it even reaches a project, i'm already admiring it........LOL.......Hugs, and have a good weekend, Vick xx

Friday, 14 September 2012


Hi Guys,

Have you wanted to colour something like the 'Witches' from Saturated Canary for Halloween but not sure how to go about it, as you can see below i have coloured them in and that is just what i want to show you how to here is a sneaky peek of my project for my video on the Saturated Canary channel on YouTube, so look out for me on 24th September and then another one on the 8th October, using this exact digital stamp on a special project that i'm sure you'll want to try!! Hugs and i hope you like the colouring on here, don't forget i will show you how! 24th! Xxxxx

TIED TOGETHER...........

Hey Folks,

Wow, what a palava i've had and the rest of the U.K trying to get hold of this particular embossing folder, WOW!!!! it sold out day after day after day at every store online and off line..........then we get told, that they aren't making anymore!! Boooooo!!
So, after much heckling from the craft world the company behind the folder decided to do one more sweep with it and then that's all folks!!! well, i couldn't not get mine so i have it, from Joanna and if you're quick you could get one too, but i would be quick cause they're selling out fast, everywhere..............again!!! Hugs, and watch out for this beauty in my crafting endeavours xxx

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Hi Folks,

The other day i made a flower from greaseproof paper! and everyone thought it looked great, including me!
Tonight i put together the same flower but this time with printed paper, distress ink & mica spray! I hope you like this one equally, i've done this to see how different they both look!
Hugs, Vick xx

Monday, 10 September 2012


Hey guys,

Ribbon Girl (link in my sidebar) have a giveaway at the moment, pic below, all you have to do i s be a follower and link the giveaway to your blog, how generous are the girls? i hope to win, lol, but Good Luck to us all, Hugs Vick xxxx

Sunday, 9 September 2012


Hi Folks,

I was cutting out some diecuts yesterday and have been led to believe that wax paper helps in getting intricate dies to come away from the paper/card etc however, in the U.K wax paper is very hard to come by, so i used what i have been told is the next best thing, 'greaseproof paper' so i asked my lovely John to get me some from the shop.
I used it and it does help, but looking at it, its quite flimsy, just a bit tougher than tissue paper, so i thought i wonder how this would look made into a flower so i got started, cutting, layering, glueing, and scrunching and this is what i came up with, i kinda like it, i think its cute, what d'you think?  Hugs Vick xxx
P.S Have a good, happy and peaceful Sunday!!!


Well here is my studio, please excuse the mess as its only half finished and i have lots more in boxes to put in there, but i thought i would give you a preview of what it looks like and how much work i have left to make it ok, which, when i was abled body would take me one day but in my current state of health and mind will take me weeks into the months, so it maybe a long time before you see the finished article, hence this sneaky peek!!! Hugs, Vick xxx
PS these pics are in clockwork order starting from my first desk!

Friday, 7 September 2012


LOL.......Hi Guys,

I'm giggling to myself as i am about to show you my nemesis, the one thing in my studio at this moment in time that has not been used by me and only used once in its whole history and that definitely wasn't me, it was my John.....he's a dab hand with what i'm about to show you but only went on it to show me how........scared isnt the word, im petrified of breaking it? I don't know and i can't explain it, but the fact that i am paying attention to it must be a good sign, right? So here 'he' is Captain Brother, lol!!!

This machine is brand spanking new!! I've had it over 5 years, but its new, ive never used it, its computerised with 60 lovely stitches on board!! All my adult life i wanted a sewing machine and i was never in the position to be allowed one, then, i met John, we married and he bought me this lil beauty and instead of getting stuck in there and having a go! I clammed up and havent been able to learn on it, or even switch it on! John did that for me too, this is a man who has in the past made full sets of velvet curtains, tie backs, valances, and blinds, and here's me can't even practice on an old sheet!!
Recently i got a studio as my son finally left home and left me with a little box room so i took it, due to my disabilities i cannot stand up too long and definitely can't lift anything heavy, so i had to wait to utilise it, but my John put up shelves, built shelving units and cupboard space and generally provided somewhere for me to craft, it isn't massive but its mine, all mine!!! I havent finished it yet, when i do, i will take pics and a video as promised, as i am one of those too..........the nosey crafter who loves nothing better than to have a nose around other crafters studios, lol, cant help it, im human!!! so shoot me!!
Anyway, i figured, looking at the Captain last night, that i would 'have a go' take it easy and do some stitching on my cards, and then progress to an apron to protect my clothes when im painting,( i paint, oils on canvas)  inking and spritzing.....maybe a cushion cover and then maybe even a set of shabby chic curtains for the bedroom............who knows, wish me luck, Captain i'm coming after you!!!! very afraid!!
Hugs, Vick xx

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Hi Everyone,

I do hope you are having a lovely weekend!  Today is my day for the launch week video, the link is being posted on here and if you watch my video on the channel and leave me a comment you will be in the running for 2 free digis, i will choose randomly 1 commentor to win, i have also decided to give away my project that i have done in the video if you subscribe to my personl channel 'vixcrafts'.  So that's two ways to win different prizes, and you will have an original by me! that's if you want it, lol.......i do hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to try your own, hugs and enjoy! Vick xx

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Hi Folks,

How's your Saturday treating ya? Well, i'm up and at 'em, dog watching as John has gone out to pick up our neighbours from their holiday, they don't drive! Anyway, today is a great day for the crafting fraternity as my last post mentioned Saturated Canary youtube channel is up and running and the ****ALL NEW**** Ladybug Crafts Challenge Blog of which i am a designer, has officially opened today too, LADYBUG CHALLENGES (CLICK HERE) and to start the challenges off real easy, our first theme is 'Anything Goes' so why not join me, Samantha and the rest of the team and have a go yourself, there's a £15 Ladybug Crafts shop voucher up for grabs!! So here's my 8x8 square card, hope you like.....

Why don't you have a go too!! Good Luck Guys!! .......

Ingredients used to make my card

Unity Stamp Co ***New*** Happiness Is.......rubber stamp from Ladybug Crafts
I coloured the stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers (shabby shutters, victorian velvet, spun sugar, worn lipstick, tattered rose, walnut stain & brushed corduroy)
Victoria&Albert Hanoverian, linen paper 8x8
Spellbinders Labels 28 (the largest die)
That beautiful lace and ribbon is from Ribbon Girl, HERE
The small white gardenias are from Ladybug Crafts
40mm Rose Pink Trellis Rose is from WOC
Sentiment is from the same Unity Stamp and it is stamped onto Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 1
Both die areas were inked up with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and Cut and Dry foam
Pearl Button Embellies through Creative Expressions available at Creative-Studios (Sam Poole)


Hi Guys,

Well the day is here, the Saturated Canary Youtube channel has been launched and to kick off launch week we have the owner and artist Krista Smith who is hosting the first video of the week, with my video being posted tomorrow (Sun).  For each day,  for the first week Sept 1st-7th each designer in the team will post a video tutorial showing you a technique and/or project using one or more S.C stamps. If you subscribe to the channel you are in the running to win, once a month, a digi stamp as we will do a monthly draw! However, for the first week a lucky commenter will win 2 digi stamps every single day! Yes, if you comment on one or all of the videos you will be in the hat to win 2 digis from the Saturated Canary shop, of your choice, so comment on each girls video and take your chance to win!!! That's 7 winners in the first week!!!  Enjoy and have fun watching the videos!!!
Thanks Guys xxx Hugs Vick