Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Birdie card: shabby tea room challenge week 120

Hi there, over at the shabby tea room their challenge this week is soft and sweet. They have a beautiful photo at their blog to inspire you so here is my take on the challenge this week.

I used this bird image as its sweet and has soft colours which I just love. I used my cricut imagine to cut out the image, and decided to use a note book page die as my background. This was cut out on my cameo along with the handmade flowers. The stamped sentiment is from paper smooches and I just adore the font.

I also cut out a doily shape to use as a background element that the bird would be adhered to. I also decided to use a soft mesh along the card as I love having texture to my cards.

The shabby tea room has some amazing cards on their blog if you would like to have a look at:

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my cards, any questions please ask many thanks,

Vic x

Raccoon & squirrel birthday card

Hello there, how is your week going so far? I have had a really busy week as we're due to move in the next few days so that's why my blog has been a bit quiet lately, and of course I have an energetic 1 year old girl so it's been very busy and sometimes stressful. It's funny how moving can make you like that but anyhow onto the card:

I used my cricut imagine to cut out the raccoon & squirrel, and I also printed the cloud backing paper.

After adhering down the backing paper I then added the raccoon with 3D foam pads and placed them in the middle of my card. I cut a small strip of October afternoon card and placed this along the bottom of the backing paper.

My sentiment was stamped using a hero arts stamp. Of course I had to add my handmade flowers to the top of the card.

The large flowers were made with my cricut and the scallop border edge was cut out on my cameo machine.

Thank you for stopping by and any questions please ask thanks!

Vic x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Huge cupcake birthday card

Hi again! This is my fourth card I made today for the paper smooches guest designer competition for July and I just adore this cupcake, thanks again Kim.

I coloured in this fantastic treat with my promarkers and I also hand stitched the border edge with a pink cotton thread, the stamped sentiment is from paper smooches.

I then added two buttons as I wanted to keep this card clean and simple.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and having a look at my cards,

See you soon,


Miss you bird digi stamp

Hi there, well I have been busy I decided to make another two cards for paper smooches guest designer blog. This bird is so sweet and again was a freebie from Kim's blog ( really thank you so much ). I love the little flower on him and I coloured him in with my promarkers, the speech bubble was cut out in my cameo and I stamped the miss you sentiment using smooches stamps. I have said it before but these stamps come out so clean and crisp they are perfect.

I actually hand stitched the border which took forever but I think it looks nice so was well worth the numb fingers :)

Again I made the rolled up flowers just to finish the card off.

Well I'm off to upload my last card and thank you for stopping by my blog, if there are any questions please ask many thanks,

Vic x

So proud!

Hello again I said I was going to make another card using my paper smooches digi stamps and here is the next one:

I actually have fallen in love big time with this cute bumblebee, how cute is this one! Thank you again Kim.

I cut out this card using my cameo and used echo park papers, adding the cute bee and owl digi stamp. The sentiment is also a digi and of course I added handmade flowers just to finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek, the link to paper smooches blog is:

Have a lovely day!

Vic x

Cupcake & sunshine card

Hello there, well as I have fallen in love with paper smooches stamps I headed over to Kim's blog who designs the stamps and they have a design team call for a short while, but I couldn't believe my luck that Kim also has free digi stamps too! How nice of her so I made this cupcake and sunshine card with the free digi stamps. The sentiment is a paper smooches stamp which are the ones I have used on most of my cards I just love the font.

I coloured in the stamps with my promarkers and cut them out they are so cute thank you Kim!

I handmade the rolled flowers and I did get a bit carried away with them but a girl can never have too many cupcakes, sunshine and flowers right? :)

Check out Kim's blog you can also see the fab design team and buy the stamps there too:

Well I'm off to make some more smooches cards I will be back soon, thank you for looking and stopping by my blog,

Vic x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Me to you happy birthday & shabby tea room week 118

Hello again! How is everyone? I hope your all having a good start to the week, I have been feeling terrible with my back but hey ho as they say the show must go on! So I have made another me to you bear birthday card, as you can never have too many birthday cards right?

So here is how this particular card was made:

I started off with a white card base which I then added some grey paper (polka doodles CD ROM-all around and everywhere) which I then cut down and adhered to the card front.

I then printed off the music note paper from my imagine machine and also cut out a doily shape with my cameo. After adhering down the music paper I inked the edges of the doily with a pink stamp.

The next step I added the me to you bear with 3D foam pads. ( love them ). I then added some pink satin ribbon along the bottom of the card which I then ruffled. I stamped my sentiment, ( smooches stamps ) and then placed this at the top of the card adding a few handmade rolled roses. I also added this velum butterfly just to finish the card off.

I love the shabby tea room and this week the challenge is to create a 'shabby beautiful' card using pink,aqua neutrals and flowers. If you want to check their blog and talented  design team here's the link:
Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you feel inspired to make some cards, any questions about the card or products that I used please ask.

I hope you all have a great week,

See you soon,

Vic x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Owl thinking of you

Hello! Hope everyone is good, yet again it's pouring down with rain over here so I have been busy crafting away, but as we're packing up bits for when we move I have stuff everywhere which annoys me as I like to have my stash and supplies all tidy and in front of me ( okay they don't stay tidy for long ).

Okay so here is the card I made and how I made it:

I printed off this Cosmo cricket background paper from my cricut imagine and hand cut a scalloped border which I then used as my base, after adhering it down to the front of my card I stamped the owls ( unity stamps ) and coloured them in.

I added some handmade flowers and stamped my sentiment ( hero arts ). I then added some washi tape along the bottom of the card and wrapped a piece of ribbon around.

I cut a circle and hand stitched around the edge using blue thread and used some foam pads to stick the owls down.

Thank you for having a look at my blog and any questions please ask,

I hope you all have a good day today see you soon!

Vic x

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Me to you happy birthday

Hello there! I have a friend who is mad on the me to you bears so when these chipboard bears came through my door I was overjoyed as her birthday was just around the corner and I couldn't think of a better card to make than a me to you bear birthday card.

So here's how I made the card:

I first started by cutting a doily shape on my cameo and blending the edges with some ink, after trimming some white card to make my base I ran it through my cuttlebug using the Swiss dots embossing folder. This was then adhered down to my card, along with the doily shape. I adhered the bear right onto the doily and added some ribbon that I then ruffled up.

I then cut out a speech bubble on my cameo along with some flowers, which took a while to roll up but I am obsessed with these at the moment so it was well worth it.

I then stamped my happy birthday sentiment using paper smooches stamps ( love love love these ) and then began arranging my flowers and adhering them down onto my card.
I then added some washi tape along the bottom and stuck down a border strip along the bottom of the ribbon to finish the card off.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and having a little peek, as usual if there are any questions about the card or products used please ask.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, as per usual it's been wet and windy here so im going back to my crafting :)

Vic x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Owl congratulation card

Hi there, well this miserable weather we are having right now in the U.K is horrible, we have got strong winds and lots of rain so there are a lot of miserable people this week! Isn't it funny how the weather can affect your entire mood! Anyway I have made this owl congratulations card to bring a bit of warmth and comfort into anyone who needs it :)

Okay so my owl stamps are from unity stamp company I just think they look so sweet snuggled up to each other, I coloured them in and then cut them out and put some foam pads behind the image. The background paper is Cosmo cricket and the congratulations stamp is from paper smooches. I am actually in love with these stamps they stamp so well and always come out nice and crisp. I then added a pink ribbon and cut out some paper flowers to add to the bottom of my card.

I just thought that this card could do any occasion really, Engagement, new home, new job, you can always add a little bit more to the card if needed but I just thought that these type of cards are pretty handy to have in your card box especially if you need a quick congratulations card.

Anyhow I hope we start to have some sunny days here soon, this wind is sounding pretty scary!

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at my cards, any questions about how the card was made please ask,

Vic x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Ladybird birthday card

Hi how are you all? Hope you all had a lovely jubilee weekend, did any of you watch the concert at Buckingham palace last night? It's a shame we had miserable weather but I thought the concert was good. Like most people we watched it at home :)

Anyway getting back to the card, I love cute little bugs so I decided to make this little ladybird and of course it was made on my cameo machine. I actually cut most of the elements on my cameo and I used a paper smooches birthday stamp. The little peg with a ladybird on is from hobbycraft which I thought was really sweet. The papers are from Cosmo cricket and polka doodles all around and everywhere cd rom. The butterfly was a die cut I used again from my cameo.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the jubilee weekend lets hope the sun will come out today!

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions please ask :)

See you soon!

Vic x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Happy anniversary butterfly card

Hey everyone, how are you? Well as wedding season is starting up again I decided to make up an anniversary card for those married couples. I love celebrating people's anniversaries with them especially if they have been married a long time, so i thought of a beautiful creature that represents love and came up with butterflies.

I actually made these butterflies on my cricut machine using the create a critter cart which has so many lovely images on there. I then crinkled up their wings and added some colour around the edges. After adhering down the cardstock and butterflies I went around the edges of the cardstock with a white gel pen then added the sentiment stickers and buttons. I stuck to a white and pastel pink colour as you know how much a love a bit of pink! Plus i think it gives the card a bit of a romantic look and being as it is a anniversary card that made my decision final :)

I hope you all enjoy the butterfly card and thank you for stopping by my blog,

Vic x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Thinking of you~skull card

Hi there, how is everyone? I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Guess What- its raining here for our jubilee weekend! It's such a shame really as there are so many party's and bits going on all over the U.K let's hope it don't last long!

So a few posts back I said about my skull card and how I made the die with my silhouette machine, I did get very carried away and cut out a bunch of these images, so here is another card showing the image. I hope you like it! I also got carried away with my rolled flowers, but I just love how they brighten up any card.

I also hand stitched the border with some lovely pink cross stitch thread and cut out a banner to stamp my message across.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by,

Vic x