Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Invitation Swap

Hey the sun is out again woohoo! Looks like summer is really on it's way;) Just thought I'd share a few pics of a swap I entered on ILWS, the theme being invitations for various ocassions.



This one is by Linda (aka Lindamollyellen) - Birthday invite



This one is mine - Christening invite


This one is by Margaret (aka Margaret Rose) - Wedding invitations



This one is by Jo Austin (aka Paperlily) - Birth Announcement



And last but not least this is by Joanna (aka Stampoholic) - Dinner Party invite.

Thanks so much ladies for all your lovely samples and ideas, it was fun to do:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Monday, 19 April 2010

Challenge Card

Just a quick post to share a card I have made for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. This week they have a sketch for you to follow with an added extra of some flowers. This is my entry, hope you like and thanks for looking.



Right I'm off to do the school run,

TTFN

Vicki x

Saturday, 17 April 2010

April Birthdays

This tends to be one of my busiest months for birthdays and things, my eldest son, my mum the FIL, Easter and sometimes mothers day. Just a few cards to show, the first one I made for my son's birthday, he turned a big twelve and I can't believe how fast it has gone, I still remember every detail of his birth - worst experience of my life but beautiful bundle of gorgeousness! The second card and gift bag are for my mums birthday yesterday and the third one is for her too but from the boys (suppose the word nan is a bit of a giveaway.....lol)









Thanks for taking the time to look and hope you enjoy the rest of this lovely weekend:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Forgot to Post....

Just a few cards that I have made and not posted, so thought I would just share them with you.



This card I made for my lovely upline Monica for her birthday. (Hope you liked it:)




An altered note book using the simply scrappin kit "Petal Party." Asda were selling these for 50p each (bargain!)




This is the card I made for my mum for Mother's Day using acrylic paints with my rubber stamps and the flower is made using SU scallop circle punch.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for visiting:)

Hugs
Vicki x





Sunday, 11 April 2010

APFP Challenge

Oooow another gorgeous day, what have we done to deserve this then.....lol I think I was a bit late yesterday with my card for the Stamp with Us challenge, so thought I'd get in quick with this one!

This week at A Passion for Papertrey the required element (does that sound familiar....lol dancing on ice!) is to use fabric on your card. Not as easy as it might sound but managed to do it (just.)



Well best get back to the Sunday dinner - late again, as usual.

Hugs
Vicki x

Recipe - (PTI) stamps - in bloom/everyday classics, natural twine, cardstock - berry sorbet/ocean tide, DPs - everyday blessings,.
(SU) ink - close to cocoa, button - playground, scallop border punch. Fabric (Laura Ashley)


Saturday, 10 April 2010

Stamp with Us!

Gosh I don't were the days are going but they are certainly going fast! The challenge over at Stamp With Us is a colour challenge to make a card (or anything you fancy) using pink and orange. For a short while I must admit I had a mental block but once I started I couldn't stop and even managed two cards for the challenge:) Hope to just make it in time!




Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the good weather:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Recipe - all products are Stampin'Up!

Monday, 5 April 2010

New Mini is in the Building..... (Please scroll down for newer posts!)

The long awaited Mini Catalogue has finally arrived and it's jam packed with lush new goodies you are sure to want when you see them!



If you would like to order any of the products from this catalogue or the main Ideas book & Catalogue or host a Stampin'Up! workshop (and earn free products) you can contact me at, sweetswirls@hotmail.co.uk

Big hugs
Vicki x

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Hoppy Easter!

Hope you're all having an "eggstra" special day, with lots of chocolate and more chocolate....lol Just thought I'd show you this card I made for the boyz using SU sweet treat cups.



And this is a gift box I made for Mollie (in case you hadn't guessed....lol) she's to small for an egg so I bought her one of those baby bibs with the sleeves in it, so she can wear it eating all the eggs other people buy for her....lol




Enjoy the rest of your day:)

Hugs
Vicki x

Friday, 2 April 2010

Challenge 32 - The Sugar Bowl

It's so nice to be able to craft for pleasure now and again and this week I have managed to even enter a few challenges too. This is my latest creation for the 'Sugar Bowl' challenge, were you could choose any sketch from all the past ones used. So being me, I think I probably chose the simplest one.....lol The stamp is of course Sugar Nellie and I am ashamed to admit I bought it about a year ago and have only just inked her up!(tut, tut)









Hope you all have a lovely Easter and you never know the sun might even shine!:)



Hugs

Vicki x

Thursday, 1 April 2010

APFP Challenge

Just a quick post today, over at a passion for papertrey the challenge is to create either an Easter or Spring themed card, so me not possessing one Easter stamp at all:( had to put my thinking cap on and managed to come up with this.




Hope you like it and thanks for looking

Hugs
Vicki x

Recipe
Cardstock - PTI
Die - Ellison Thin Cut
Ribbon - PTI
Sentiment - Stampin'Up!
Twine - PTI
Nestabilites and cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss Dots