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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I have been lucky enough to receive the Liebster Blog Award from the lovely talented Liz at Craftyliz's Creations who has given my blog this recognition!  I'm flattered to have received this award as it is good to know that other fellow crafters enjoy my creations!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has chosen to follow my blog and also to those who leave encouraging comments on my posts.  They are all really appreciated.


"The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favourite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Here's what to do on receiving your Award
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste their blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve    recognition.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.


Here are my five blogs I've chosen to pass this on to.  They are in no particular order:

Pat K at  - Paper, Markers, Ink, Oh My!

Johann at - It's My Creative World

Nic at - Crafty Urchins

Kerri at - Thank God for Colors

Anja at - Little Butterfly Creations

Thank you once again to Liz who gave me this award.
Vicki x

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow, I could hardly believe it when I read the message in my comments - I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by the fabulous Elaine. I am so thrilled to be nominated for this award.

Elaine is a very talented lady who has only recently started her own blog but she has been crafting for about 10 years, Elaine has some gorgeous creations on her blog.  If you do not already know Elaine's work, please pop over to her blog and take a look at it.

It is such an honour to receive this award and I should like to say a massive thank you to Elaine for nominating me.

This award comes with its rules ..........

"If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award".  First, you should thank the person who gave you this award. then:
  • Include a link to their blog,
  • Select 15 blogs that you have either recently discovered or follow regularly,
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award,
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are all people who inspire me with their amazing work,  They are:

Mina @ Pinkpuds

I could have nominated many more people who I think are just amazing..........

Finally, seven things about me ....
  1. I have four cream Burmese pussycats who are extremely spoilt.
  2. I enjoy most crafts, including knitting, crochet, cross stitch, as well as card making. 
  3. I spend far too much time looking at other people's blogs.
  4. I spend far too much money on (essential!!) crafty bits. 
  5. I am very organised and like to have a place for everything and everything in its place!
  6. I am blessed with three sons and one daughter. 
  7. I am also blessed with two gorgeous grandsons and have another grandchild due in July this year.


Vicki x

Tilda with Flowers

Hello again, this is my second post this week! I coloured up Magnolia Tilda with Flowers using my Copics and Prismacolors, I've gone with pastels for a soft look, using pinks and greens again, I did say it's one of my favourite colour combinations. I stitched all around the edges and added ribbon, flowers and sparkly gems. I hope you like it.

I've gone for a different layout with this card and in keeping with my 'no shopping' (for now) policy, everything I've used is from my stash. I must use what I already have and not what I think I need for my next project!!

The problem is that I have so much stuff stashed away that I forget what I've got and therefore it doesn't get used! I'm pleased with the end result of this card.

This card qualifies for the following challenges: Pink & Girly Let's See Some Green #25 Favourite Things Green or Good Luck Let's See Those Layers #155 Recipe Punches Anything Goes Spring / Pastels Birthdays

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Many thanks for stopping by and for any comments they are always gratefully received.


Vicki x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spoil Me!

Hello again, for today's card I have used a LOTV stamp 'Positively Pampered', I love this cute and girly image and have used pinks and greens (one of my favourite colour combinations) Copics together with Prisma Color pencils for added definition.

I added lots of sparkle to her wings and perfume bottle! and went to town with my embellies, I even sewed around the edges and added a pretty hat pin as well as a corner cut from my ek corner punch. Finally I glittered up some flowers and die cut some Magnolia leaves. The sentiment is from the Delish Crown Princess stamp set. By using a general sentiment, I can use this card for most occasions.

I'm really pleased with the way this card has turned out. I've just noticed that I took the close up photo before I had added my pearls!!

A huge welcome to my new followers! and a massive thank you to those of you who have left me your comments, please keep them coming!! I hope to be able to visit you all again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: Pink & Girly #40 Lets See Some Green #25 Favourite Things #74 Things with Wings #110 Green or Good Luck #138 Lets See Those Layers #154 Tic-Tac-Toe #61 Things with Wings

Bye for now

Hugs, Vicki x