Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Hey guys,

Below in my previous post there was a video about my DT pack & haul, I mentioned about doubling up the metal filigree flowers you can buy from WOC, and referred to the photo of what I had done, on my blog, but I can't seem to find it so I thought I would show it on this post instead. So below is 2 of the filigree flowers that I doubled up, and swiped with Pebeo wax to highlight the parts I wanted to highlight. I absolutely love these metal flowers and all the different looks you can get with them, and this is just one example..........

So below is a photo of how the flowers look in the shop and here is the product code for you,
I do hope this has helped you in regards to how you can make these look, and they are stunning as is, with maybe just a pearl in the centre.
Thanks for looking and have a lovely day!
Vick xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Hey Guys,

Well........guess what? Last week I was kindly invited onto the Wild Orchid Crafts DT whoo hoo, woo woo woo flick flacking down the street, oh okay, I wasn't, cause I couldn't, but I was in my head!! LOL.  Ok I've calmed down now guys.........Just a bit....So I am a new designer for Wild Orchid Crafts, and I cannot wait to get started so much so I ordered some flowery goodness and glitzy stash, and have done my first DT package & personal haul video, which I will add to this post. I have added all the codes to the goodies and tried to show them in as much detail as possible!
So please enjoy and let me know you have been visiting !! Hugs & Blessings, Vick xxx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Hey folks, I hope you had a happy weekend, and now it's Monday, going into Tuesday I thought I would do another tutorial video. This time I am making a lovely little piece of work, that is flexible, it can be glued down flat or around corners of boxes, or spines of books, or it can even be sewn into, and all from some gel medium and a rubber stamp, so go grab a cosy chair something to drink and let's get started!!

Thanks for looking, and also look out for some great news for me that I am not yet allowed to share but will definitely share as soon as I get the go ahead..........hope you find this video advantageous to you, and inspiring, thanks for looking,
Hugs, Vick xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Hi guys,
Here is the tutorial that I promised for the 2nd tag that I did, so watch the video and leave me a comment, hugs, V xx


So it's Thursday already! Where are the weeks going and this year eh?  It's soon going to be Christmas and I am doing a couple of swaps with Vintage Christmas themes, so here is my 2nd tag which is going to my BFF/Sis........I hope she likes it!
thanks for looking xxx V

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


Hey there crafty peeps!! as promised yesterday, I have filmed a video of me making my vintage Christmas tag, not the decorating part cause you can pick your own embellies etc to go on your project, but the stamping and composition of the piece, so that it is made easy and any crafter at any stamping level can do it, its so easy, I promise!!! I go through it step by step and break it down, so without further it is.....hope you find it helpful.
Why not leave me a comment on here or Youtube so I know you've been to visit me and any questions you may have, or even requests for more!
 Hugs, Vick xx

Monday, 1 December 2014


Hey Guys, how are you all? December already hey? So, I was on my facebook account the other day, as usual, and I thought, " would be nice to organise a tag swap every month starting this month, so that's what I did, I started a group that will follow the theme and make a tag to swap every month, cheap on postage and quick to do, so the first theme I chose was "Vintage Christmas" and here is my offering for my swap partner, although I was silly really as all my Christmas stash is still packed from when we moved, lol, so I found one stamps set, had my lace and some bits and a white pencil and that was it, here it is, thanks for looking and have a lovely night xx

Ingredients included a glass pebble I made with the "Happy Holidays" text, Poinsettia stamp and die, lace, satin ribbon, calico, mesh ribbon, all from my stash, satin rose made by me, silver heart from stash, stickles, white pencil, various stamps, kraft card tag

Saturday, 29 November 2014


Hi Guys,

What a pretty sight to see and make, they only take 5 mins each and you can make them for all year round but I made this one for my tree this year as I have a shabby chic tree, all in light pinks and whites, so she is going on there but they are so easy with a couple of beads and threading wire. If anyone needs to know how to make them I will do a quick video but they are pretty much self explanatory when you look at the picture! Anyway, I hope all my followers and readers have a lovely weekend, stay safe & happy xxx V


lilac and pink tulle
bead caps, two different
heart and wing bead
ivory pearl 12mm
beading wire (tigers tail)

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 28 November 2014


Hi Folks

How is your Friday going? Well this morning I thought I would make a video on the subject of Mixed Media!  What is mixed media or my interpretation of it and I go through my project of an MDF Tissue box, posted on here a couple of weeks ago! Never be frightened of mixed media or altered art, its all about the layering and mediums you use, follow my video and any crafter whatever level you are at, can do a mixed media project............enjoy!!! and have a great weekend xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Hey there,

For some years I have been making ribbon roses from satin ribbon and other strips of fabric. Last year on my facebook account I did a video for my friends of this rose in calico fabric because I had been asked how to make them, I also did another video straight after with satin ribbon, now somehow the satin ribbon rose video tutorial was lost and I thought I would do it again last week as it had been asked for again. This week I thought I would put it on my channel on Youtube so it doesn't get deleted again and I am now adding it to my blog too. So if you have ever wondered how to make roses from ribbon here's how.........Just a word of warning though, once you have mastered them, they become addictive and you end up making loads of them!! ha! enjoy and thanks for looking.......

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Hey Folks,

How the heck are you all today?  Well, last night whilst watching tv, I had my lap tray and some beautiful crystal rondelles, some glass pearls, silver findings and pins, so I put together these little gems, I hope you like them and they will be appearing on forthcoming cards and altered makes no doubt soon!........thanks for looking and please leave a comment so I can say hi to you!!
V x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Hey there guys,

The other day on Facebook I added some pics of vintage looking stickpins and my friends loved them that much they asked me for a tutorial, which is what I encourage them to do if I put something up that they want to know how it is made, ask, and I will do a tutorial, l so here it is, enjoy!!

Ingredients used for this project

WOC two toned pink rose 25mm
metal embellishment from my own stash but used some from metal WOC too
Pink Crystal rondelles from my stash (8mm)
Bronze bead head covers from my stash
Bronze head pins (findings for jewellery making)
Pink AB acrylic bead (12mm)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

SHABBY CHIC PINCUSHION (full video tutorial)

Hey folks,

Roughly 4 years ago, I made a pincushion from some recycled bits and my goodies from my stash & Wild Orchid Crafts, and although I tried to explain how to do it, it's always hard, and I promised to make the video at some stage but never got around to doing it. I wanted to show the pin cushion from start to finish for those a bit wary of projects like this, to show how easy it really is, and ANY crafter can do it!...............Go on, you know you can, and you really have no excuse now, so watch the video and get cracking!!! I would love to see what you come up with, hugs and be back soon!!! xxx V

Monday, 10 November 2014


Hey there folks,

I thought i would show you a cuff i made in a more Victorian/Shabby Chic style, i just love this look and its ideal for weddings, evenings out if you are in that mood or even, as i have it, around a candle at home, its the first thing on a line of Shabby Chic i will be doing for my home! always using my stash and my Wild Orchid Crafts stash as that's where i get all my flowers and lace xx so here are a couple of photos hope you like it
All the lace, 3 in all, flat back pearls, ribbons, seam binding & cameo all come from WOC


Hey there my lovely followers!!

Recently I finished an MDF tissue box in an altered fashion, which is my favourite thing to do, and I thought I would share some pics here with you, as I thought I had already done that and I hadn't here they are! I will be doing a video today or tomorrow on YT to go through how I did it and will add the link to my blog here, thanks for looking guys and have a lovely week!! Ingredients added to end of photos.............ty x

Ingredients used for this project

MDF Tissue Box
Cream Emulsion & Gesso
Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Antique Linen
Treasure Gold in White Fire
Metal corners from stash
Metal embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts & stash
Pin from WOC and own pearls
Wooden Scrabble tiles from DoCrafts
Paper line from Graphic 45
Wooden embellies from stash
Hessian from Cheap fabrics Online
Self adhesive pearls from WOC
Black & Gold cameo made myself from air dry clay and painted with black gesso then gilded
Cream ribbon roses made myself from cream ribbon originally bought at WOC
Pocket watch & mesh background stamps by IndigoBlu
Flower centres handmade by me from WOC's large flat back pearls & diamante mesh trim from stash
Hessian Ribbon from stash
All metal embellies added with E6000 & everything else added with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue

Monday, 22 September 2014


Hey guys,
I love the look of anything shabby chic, or altered, and have seen some fabulous wreaths on Pinterest and thought I would have a go myself! Bear in mind this wreath is for all year round and is now hanging in my hallway as a welcome to any visitors! Here are some pics of it from start to finish, using embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts, which were, metal flower, brads, natural cotton lace, ready made ivory bows with pearls, crocheted flowers, crown headpins & flat back pearls, from my own stash I used materials such as organza ribbon, shimmer organza materials, ayubergine cotton, natural calico, buttons, 2floral rings, gold mesh material, metal keys, pearls and beads and my own handmade flowers,
thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Hey Guys, here is a video i made the other day showing you how i make my own flower centres, they can also be used for other projects but they save money from the ones i have seen in shops! thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Hey there my friends,

Here are some folded roses i have made, from double sided satin ribbon, organza ribbon, and calico fabric, just to show you different fabrics, you can also do this flower with paper and cardstock, i do hope you enjoy watching and try making some yourself hugs, V xxx


Hey Guys, here is the video for the type of flowers i made for my grandaughter's tutu's i made, they are the easiest flowers i have ever made, hope you enjoy watching and if oyu haven't subscribed already, please do! hugs xx V

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Hello Guys!!

Well here is another video in my Funky Florals Series, i do hope you love them, as much as i enjoy making them! I love to show fellow crafters what i make, its so nice when you can make your own embellishments, i personally feel very proud if someone says they love my embellishment and want to know where i bought it, and i can say, i didnt, i made it! so proud, and i love to inspire others to do the same, and if i have done that for one person today, my job is done!!! thanks for checking my blog out today, Hugs, Vick xxx


Hey folks,

Here is another video in my series of Funky Florals, i do hope you enjoy watching i like my video tutorials!! If you have any ideas for tutorials that you would like to watch, please leave me a comment and i will see what i can do! nothing crafty is off limits, i aim to please, thanks for watching, hugs, V xxx