Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sweet surprised from Lisa Décosse

WOW there are some incredible individuals out in the blogging world and I had the pleasure of meeting one via the blog this fall!  Since then I've been following her work and her awesome posts.  She's now become part of 2 DTs with me and she really is the sweetest woman.

This morning as I was doing the tour of my blogger post I came across a post from her.  So of course I went in to check and I had the sweetest surprise waiting for me.  This morning the post was about the success that people have achieved and the good things that occurred to them.

Tuesday I reached my 200th follower!!!  Super excited about this and I will be putting a candy up for grab to celebrate with all of you probably this weekend.  But I had not mentioned this out on my blog yet.  As I was reading the post from Lisa that you can find here (and you really should go and follow her, she has great word art as well as thoughts that make you think about life in general...), I came to my name.  So I was really intrigued.  She mentioned a bunch of stuff that happened in January but the sweetest surprise was this!!!!


Thank you sooooooo much Lisa!!!!  I don't know how you have done this badge but it really means the world to me and I will be displaying the side-one on my sidebar tonight!

You have really made my day while it's bleary here and raining and I know that I have to go to work in some meetings and crunch numbers for presentations all day this will keep me smiling!  Because I know that I really have some wonderful friends in the blogging world and you are truly one!

Thanks and big hugs!!!


Vicky
xo

Dutch Dare challenge # 202

Hello it's time for another challenge over at Dutch Dare card challenge it's time for a Tic Tac Toe!!!

And our amazing sponsor for this week is
Robyn's Fetish

For my card I used the wonderful digi It's a dragonfly day.  I used the line Flowers, Buttons and Distressing ;)

For this card I used cardstock from Craftcore Nostalgig by Tim Holtz (perfect for distressing), And my Take note collection - Studio Calico by American Craft.  I distressed the edge with my Tim Holtz distresser.  I used some vintage photo distress ink.  I added a button and twine from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics and to which I added some stickles.
Here's the wonderful sentiment from Create with TLC.
So how easy was this?!?  I wonder which line you will choose to do this week?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Paper pretties blog - Square cards
  2. Word art wednesday - Anything goes
  3. Perfect sentiments challenge - Anything goes with a die cut
  4. Simon says stamp blog - anything goes
oops... forgot to post my cards up... Hope you have a fabulous Thursday!!!

Hugs

Vicky
xo





Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Jen's digi - Challenge # 3 - Love

Hello it's time for another challenge over at Jen's digi this time it's all about love ;)

For my card I used the cute Bear holding heart.
For this card I used paper from Cloisonné - GCD studios.  I added some ribbon and charm from my stash.  I used my cricut Holiday Frames & Tag cartridge.  I used as well my Sizzix Heart Primitive # 2.  I added a little pearl hear from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics
And here's a closer look at the sentiment from Create with TLC.
So will you join us this time at Jen's digi?!?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Critter challenge blog - Use metal
  2. Loves rubberstamps challenges - Have a heart
  3. Tuesday alchemy - Anything goes
  4. Inky impressions challenges - bingo (pink/red, sentiment and dies)
And this is it for today!!!  It's going to be a long day... I have to finish my month end... and it's a quarter end so more analysis... oh well... guess I have to pay for last night that was so fun crafting lol

Hugs

Vicky
xo




The stamping chef - Love challenge

Good morning!  It's time for another challenge over at The stamping chef.  This time it's about love!  So perfect for Valentine's day coming up!!!

For my card I used the wonderful digi Peyton in wonderland
For this card I used some paper from Cloisonné by GCD studios.  I used some ribbon from my stash.  I added some Robin's nest dew drops.  I recycled some old cards.  The flourish was a left over from a previous card.

Here's a closer look at the digi that I colored with my copics:
Here's a closer look at the sentiment from Create with TLC
Will you join us this week at The stamping chef?!?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Loves rubberstamps challenge - Have a heart
  2. Tuesday alchemy - Anything goes
  3. Simon says stamp blog - anything goes
  4. Delicious doodles challenge - all you need is love
  5. Inky impressions challenges - Bingo (Flowers (on paper), ribbon and pink/red or could be Pink/red, sentiment and die)
I have one more post on the way so stay tuned!!!

Hugs

Vicky
xo



Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Zolly zombie car hop

Good evening everyone!  Hope you had a really nice Tuesday.  Tonight I really wanted to craft.  We finished eating fairly soon so I was able to go down to my craft room for some play time!!!

I was good... I made some DT cards 1st (actually managed to make 2) and I still had time for another and this time it was just for fun and for me!!!  I had been planning to participate in a few challenges and this was the opportunity.  To top it of I had just received my order for some more wonderful retiring digis from Lacy Sunshine!!!!!  All at 1$$$$$  so yes... I splurged... but it was really good for my moral.

Here's the card that I made using the fabulous Zolly zombie car hop
For this card I used paper from Authentique Glowing (one of my favorite pack from past Halloween) and I used the sheet music because the sentiment is the last words of Mozart... So I thought it was fitting to put sheet music ;)  I used my classic rectangles small and large to cut the digi and paper underneath.  I added some Robin's nest dew drops.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics (and this is my very 1st time doing hair in blue!!!!)
And here's my sentiment
I'm also offering you the word art if you would like ;)  I know... it's a bit dark... but for those of you like me that sometimes need to get this out of your system... it's very therapeutic!!!  Please don't share and send people over instead.... and if you use it I would love to see what you create with it!
To make this sentiment I research the famous last words.  And this is what I found on Top tenz.net - top-10-famous-last-words-and-quotes

Mozart (1756-1791)

“The taste of death is upon my lips.  I feel something that is not of this earth.”


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.  He composed over 600 works, with many being acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music.  He is among the most well-known and popular of all classical composers.  Mozart was a child genius and wrote his first piece of music at the age of five.  The circumstances surrounding his death have been widely debated over the years. Mozart passed away at 1:00 AM on December 5, 1791, at the age of 35, following a short illness.  He had a history of health problems and had suffered from smallpox, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, typhoid fever, rheumatism, and gum disease.
Mozart suffered from many mysterious symptoms before his death.  His sickness began with swelling of the hands and feet and then progressed to sudden stomach pains and intense vomiting.  The illness would come and go and Mozart had the suspicion that he was being poisoned.  He remained completely conscious until two hours before his death.  Mozart’s body swelled up so much he could no longer sit up in bed, or even move on his own.  His final words are quite revealing, “The taste of death is upon my lips.  I feel something that is not of this earth.”


Interesting right?!?  Well I thought so and I was playing with this quote in my mind until the card came to light!


I followed this wonderful sketch:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Sketch and stash challenge - Sketch (my new item the digi and the old and neglected well my Halloween paper)
  2. Forever night creepy challenges - Shades of blue
  3. Haunted design house - Famous last word (it was kinda nice to have to do some research for something that would work on a card ;)  Think that the food that she's serving would fit the wording lol)
  4. Tuesday alchemy - Anything goes
So that's it folks!  Hope you have enjoyed the darker side of me... it does need to come out sometimes... but I promise tomorrow's posts will be lighter ;) Big hello to my new followers!!!  Wooohooo only 2 more to reach 200!!!

Hugs

Vicky
xo



Daisy Doodle - Big cheese

Good morning everyone!  This is my free week post for Daisy Doodles.

So I crafted with a wonderful little digi called Big Cheese!!!  He reminds me of my hubby after a big meal lol

For this card I used paper from Studio Calico - Take note collection by American Craft.  I used my classic square by Spellbinder.  I added some ribbon from my stash and some buttons.

Here's a closer look at the cute little digi colored with my copics
And I used a great sentiment from Create with TLC that I thought was just perfect for this image!!!
Isn't he the cutest?!?  You need to go and shop over for some digis and then come and join us for the something girly challenge!  There's still one more week!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Love to create challenge - anything goes with a sentiment
  2. Make my Monday challenge - One for the boys (my boys (especially the big one lol) always take naps after eating)
  3. Melonheadz friends - Use a digi (new challenge!!!)
  4. Paper playtime - Use some brown (brown buttons)
So that's it for this morning!  I'll be back tomorrow!!!


Hugs

Vicky
xo



Monday, 28 January 2013

Mad Hatter blog hop

Welcome to The Mad Hatter's Tea Party. If you happen to fall in the rabbit's hole you have landed in the wacky wonderful world of Alice where we're all mad here! The March Hare is scurrying and hoping you won't be late in attending and wishing our hostess a Happy Birthday!!! She does love celebrating her birthday and what better way than to have a tea party with all of her favorite friends in this Wonderland!!!!

Now, sit back with your cup of tea, relax and enjoy this wonderful line-up:

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Camille ~ http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/
Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
Vicky ~ http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Jenny ~ http://cccjalessi.blogspot.com/
Pam ~ http://www.scrappinfabpam.blogspot.com/
Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
Anita ~ http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/



There are some wonderful sponsors today to help us celebrate:



Rick St. Dennis has some fabulous digi's and he is offering three of these to one lucky winner. You can fine him at http://rickstdennis.blogspot.nl/ and he asks that you become a follower.



The Stamping Chef at http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/index.php?route=common/home is offering 3 digis to help you cook up something special to one lucky winner


Treasure Box Designs at http://www.treasureboxdesigns.com/,is offering $15 in free files to one lucky winner by going to the Design TeamBlog Page (http://treasureboxdesignteam.blogspot.com/)and following along with following on the FaceBook Fan Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TreasureBoxDesigns/169444103106015)

Here's my project which I hope you enjoy  I would like at this point to wish Lynne a really amazing Birthday!!!  You are one very talented lady and it's so much fun to be part of this blog hop to celebrate your wonderful day!

For my card I used an image that I found on a website while desperately looking for an image!!!  I didn't have any Alice image at the time that I saw fit for this.  So here's the website there's lots of wonderful vintage images.  For my card I used The white rabbit ;)  These days I'm always late for something so I thought this was appropriate ;)

I used Graphic 45 - Once upon a springtime paper for this card.  I added some ribbon from my stash as well as a little charm that I thought was perfect with this image since it's a little pocket watch.  I put some Robin's nest dew drops to finish this off.  I used my Large deckled rectangle from Spellbinder.

Here's a closer look at the digi to which I added some vintage photo distress ink
And I used some of the quotes to make my sentiment

Thank you for stopping and enjoying a cup of tea and perhaps crumpets with me! Your next stop along the party hop is Janet or just follow the March Hare and don't be late for a very important date!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes (my 3rd entry)
  2. Come and get it challenges - Tic Tac Toe (glitter (Robin's nest dew drops), free and ribbon)
  3. Crafty anns challenge blog - Recipe (2 DP, 0 flowers, 1 image, 3 embellishments (ribbon, charm, Robin's nest dew drops)
This is my 1st post of the day... It will be a busy Monday... but as soon as I get up I'll post this up at the top again ;)  to make it easier for the blog hoping!

Hugs

Vicky
xo

Digi make over challenge #73

Goodmorning everyone!  It's time for another challenge over at Digi makeover challenge and this time it's all about Hearts!

DM073

For this card I used the wonderful Automaton Robot.  This will make a fabulous Valentine's day card for one of my boys.
For this card I used some paper from Clisonné by GCD studio.  I used my classic heart and my sizzix heart primitive #2.  The doily and paper come from my cricut - holiday frames & tag cartridge from Creative memories.  I added some bling from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the digi that I colored using my copics
And here's the sentiment from the wonderful Create with TLC
So it's time to get those Valentine's day card done!  Will you join us at Digi makeover challenge?!?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. A gem of a challenge - Celebrate (this time it's Valentine's day)
  2. Inky impressions challenges - Celebrate (Valentine's day)
  3. Scrappers delights challenge - It's all about love
  4. Whoopsi Daisy  - For a child

So that's it for me for today!!!  OUF that was a really busy day ;)  Have a wonderful Monday everyone.

Hugs

Vicky
xo




Guest designer over at Love to Create

Hey I'm back again ;)  I received an e-mail from my friend Joann asking if I would like to be a Guest designer this week at Love to create challenge.  Of course if you know me you know that I can't say no to a creating opportunity.

This week their sponsor is


For my card I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful Molly Fairy.  I decided to go with a bright color scheme!
For this card I used paper from Be you by Fancy Pants.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used some flowers from Recollections as well as a metal brad for the center from Eyelet Outlet.  I used my classic scallop ovals large, my classic ovals large and my label 21 from Spellbinder.  I also used my Quickutz nesting ovals.  The border punch used was from MS.  The leafs are made using my new Cameo.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics to which I added some Stickles
And here's a closer look at the sentiment
I had so much fun doing this guest spot ;)  Thanks Joann for thinking of me!!!

I followed this sketch that I turned 90 degrees.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Flutterby wednesdays - Sketch
  2. My time to craft challenge - Things with wings
  3. Whoopsi Daisy - For a child

I have another post coming up!!!!  So don't forget to come back for it.

Hugs

Vicky
xo



DDC#47 - Winter blues

Hello everyone!  It's time for another challenge over at Digi darlas!  This time it's about winter blues!  Yup I've got them by now.... just really really hate winter and looking forward to the warmth coming back.

So for my card I used the digi Country star snowman.
For my card I used paper from my mind's eye - be merry.  I used my label 28, scallop circle and standard circle.  I added some foam snowflakes.  The ribbon is from EK success - fun fibers and was part of a package I received from Rhonda Sue!!!  Thank you my dear see it's quite useful!

Here's a closer look at my digi colored with copics
And here's the sentiment from Create with TLC.
I hope you have liked my card and will join us this time at Digi darlas.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Digital tuesday challenge - Favorite color combination (I really love the blue and white for Christmas)
  2. a gem of a challenge - Holidays (Christmas)
  3. Abc christmas challenge - B is for Boys or bows (well it could be a boy's card but there's also a fibers bow on it.
  4. Inky impressions challenges - Celebrate
  5. Pumpkin spice blog - blue, white and round
  6. Kaboodle doodles - Winter
So there's still more!!!  Yes told you it was a busy Monday ;)


Hugs

Vicky
xo





Eureka DT card - Teal or turquoise

Hello everyone!  Ready for another challenge over at Eureka stamps?  This time it's Teal or Turquoise.

So for this card I decided to do a B-day card!  I always need some of those!!!

For this card I had the perfect paper from My mind's eye - The bright side.  I realize that I have a lot of paper but it's perfect for when you are looking for just the right one like here ;) I used my Label 10, scallop circle and standard circle large all from Spellbinder and my Dee's wreath builder die for the leaves.  The flowers are from recollection.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics
And here's the sentiment from Create with TLC that I added for this card.
So will you come and play with us this week over at Eureka stamps?!?  Looking forward to seeing your creations and commenting on them.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Crafts 4 eternity - Tic Tac Toe ( Blue (well teal is a shade of blue right?!?)-Circle- Flower)
  2. Paper playtime - Use some brown (my cat is brown)
  3. Whoopsi Daisy - For a child

I have more posts coming up!  So stay tune and don't forget to leave me some comments!  I really love to read them!

Hugs

Vicky
xo




Tammy's scrapin corner - Challenge # 47

Hello everyone!  This time at Tammy's Scrapin Corner it's all about buttons ;)

This time we have as fabulous sponsors
 and SKdigis

For my card I used a wonderful digi from SK digis called Home sweet home.  I just love this sweet digi ;)
I used some paper from Soho garden by American craft.  I used my Nesting frame 10 by Quickutz and my Fancy frame tag 2 from Spellbinder.  I added some ribbon from my stash and attached a button to it.  This is the 1st time that I do that but it won't be the last.  I really love the look it gave.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics.
And here's the awesome sentiment from Create with TLC.
So will you be joining us this week over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner?!?  You all have buttons... so this is the time to show them!!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. 4 crafty chicks - Buttons
  2. Crafty catz weekly challenge - cute as a button
  3. Crafting for all seasons - Buttons and bows
  4. Paper playtime - Use some brown (I used some brown ribbon and a brown door)
This is only the 2nd post of the day... still lots more on the way so stay tuned!!!


Hugs

Vicky
xo




Sunday, 27 January 2013

OSAAT - Challenge #148

Hello everyone!  This time over at One stitch at a time our challenge is about using a digi!  How easy is this?!?

For this card my awesome teammate CG chose the fabulous digi Missing pieces stamp from Rheeces Scrap piece.

It's really fun because it comes in a colored and not colored version.  So I went the lazy route and used the colored version ;)

For this card I used some card stock that was ready to go.  I used paper from Cloisonné by GCD.  I used my puzzle punch by Creative memories.  I added some little pearl hear from my stash.  I used my scallop circle and standard circle large from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the pre-colored digi
And here's the awesome sentiment that comes with this image that I colored with my copics

So will you come and play with us at One stitch at a time?!?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Love or Valentine's day
  2. Whoopsi Daisy  - Use a digi
  3. Fat pages with attitude - Love
  4. Brown sugar challenge - Valentines
So that's my last post for today... or is it lol Well it will depend I guess because I'm going to a friend's house... so it will depend when we come back so that I may get some play time... and of course it will depend as well on if I'm good and do upcoming DT cards or not...


Hugs

Vicky
xo





613 Avenue Create - Blue, Cream and white - Jan 27th

Hello it's time for another wonderful challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  This time it's about Blue, Cream and White.

We also have some wonderful sponsors lined up for you!!!!
Digistamps4Joy SHOP ,and Shop with us!

WOW how awesome right?!?  I'm almost wishing I could play with you ;)  Well almost because I really love this awesome team.

For my card I used a wonderful digi from Digi Stamps 4 joy called Stormie.  I thought it was just perfect for this challenge.
For this card I used some paper from Classic Calico - American Craft.  The rest was all from my stash (left overs YAY!!!).  I added a flower and metal brad from my stash.  I used my label 2 to cut the digi and sentiment.

Here's a closer look at the fabulous digi colored with my copics

And here's the wonderful sentiment from Create with TLC.  I liked that it had a bit of blue in it!  Just perfect for this challenge.

So did I inspire you to join us this week over at 613 Avenue Create?!?  If not go and check out the other fabulous creations from my fellow DT.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. The squirrel and the fox - New something (This is a new digi that I purchased with a gift certificate that I won in a candy!!!)
  2. Whoopsi Daisy - Use a digi
  3. Digi stamps 4 joy-sa - Anything goes
This is my 2nd post of the day!!!  There's another one coming hope you stay put!!!  Looking forward to your comments!!!


Hugs


Vicky
xo


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