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