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Saturday, 4 December 2010

I HAVE A SECRET TO SHARE............................

Afternoon all!

Hope you are all OK on this cold, wet afternoon. The snow is starting to go, but it's soooo icy and the weather peeps are saying it's gonna get colder again next week boo hoo :o(
So are you wondering what my little secret is?, well it started back in the summer when my lovely, talented crafty buddy Katina sent me a wonderful e-mail asking me if I would like to do some commission work for Quick cards made easy!, well after I fell of my sofa with shock I said YES!. So after a couple of months of sorting it out and keeping my little secret a secret ( that was very difficult!), I am finally published in this months edition in the Subs page woohoo!. I have since done 2 more and working on my 4th one as I'm writing my post today. I cannot tell you how excited I was getting my copy through the post today and I hope the peeps looking at my cards likes them too. The lovely Sarah, the editor of the mag sent me the project which was make 2 cards for post Xmas thank you's, which was a little tricky, but was pleased with the final cards.
So that's my secret and I just want to say a big, big thank you to Katina and if you haven't visited her blog please pop over cause her cards are just amazing :o)

So enough about me, to today's card is a cute image from Lili of the Valley and it's one of my new stamps. I have used some gorgeous papers from Prima "Jack'n'Jill" paper pad and my lovely flower punch from NS "Poinsettia".

These sweet girls are going into the following challenges :-
Lili of the Valley # 76 ~ A few of my fave things! ~ well I have soooo many but I cannot craft without my Promarkers and nesties, oh my flower punches, Pearls blah blah blah!
Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C66 ~ Fab Sketch
One Stop Craft # 109 ~ Coffee or Tea inspirations

Coffee Break ~ Lili of the Valley

Close up of image

Close up of Sentiment

Close up of flower

Side View

Items Used

Papers ~ Prima "Jack'n'Jill"
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers
Ribbon ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Lili of the Valley
Pearls ~ The Hobbyhouse
Border Punch ~ MS "Daisy lace"
Flower ~ NS "Poinsettia"

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :o)

Right I'm off to link up and to get ready for tonight's fab viewing woohoo! Hope Stacey wins in I'm a Celeb, even though Shaun is brill too. The X-factor, I think Mary will go tonight and I have no idea who is going in Strictly lol!

Have a great evening and stay warm,



Kristel said...

A wonderful card Vicky! And congratulations dear!!
Hugs Kristel

Sonia said...

Well done Vicky on your good news, well deserve it is too your cards are so inspirational :) This card is beautiful too. Have a good evening.
Hugs Sonia xx

Lisa xx said...

congrats, how exciting for you and what an adorable card

Time-To-Share said...

Well done Vicky!! What fabulous news. I must pick up a copy when I get to the shops. Very exciting for you!!! I am soo proud to be your buddy. This card is stunning as always - take care and keep warm! Luv Trish x

Jules said...

Wow Vicky .. .. that isn't a little secret .. .. that is one big huge one!!! Many, many congratulations. Very well deserved.

You must have been fit to burst to have to keep that info inside LOL!!!

Beautiful card today. Gorgeous colours and such a cute image. Lovely papers too.

Have a good night. Think I agree .. .. Mary to go next.

Love Jules xx

AliKat said...

OMG....Didn`t I say you should be designing for a I`m so pleased for you Vicky...Congratulations hun. Said your designs were inspiring :D Love Ali and Mark xx

Anonymous said...

Wow congratulations Vicky that's fantastic news, you must be thrilled! This card is beautiful, gorgeous papers and lovely image. I can see why they wanted you in their magazine!
Helen x

Junie said...

Awwww Vicky many many congratulations you must be thrilled to bits and very very proud of having your work published YOU TOTALLY ROCK !!! Sorry not to have been around this week, stuff on my mind ... anyhoo sweetie you know I am a huge huge fan of your cards but this is particular card I think is one my most favourite yet !!! Snow beginning to melt here YAY at last !!!

Evil Edna said...

congrats on your great news, I like the gossipy feel of the stamp and the sentiment is just lovely.EE

Anonymous said...

Wow Vicky, you must be so excited, well done. This is a gorgeous card as always. Sue x

Debs M x said...

well done and well deserved! great card too x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just simply stunning, hugs Pops x x x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Vicky!
Gorge card,love this sweet image and those fab paper's :)
OH WOW congrats on the mag commission, well done you!
hugs amanda xx

Ali said...

You little dark horse you - lol - how did you keep that secret!!! Well done you!!! Beautiful make - gorgeous image xx Ooh can't decide Stacey/Shaun???

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Vicky, WOOHOO! Congratulations on your amazing news. You really deserve to be published in the mags, your work is always stunning. I am thrilled to bits for you, can't wait to get hold of a mag and have a look. Todays card is stunning as always, Love the lush papers and the layout is great. Will have a hop over and check out your friends blog.

Donna x

Anna-Karin said...

Congratulations hun. Lovely card. The new LOTV are so cute all of them. I have 3 and 2 more are on their way home to me:) Hopefully next week.
Take care.



Wow Vicky congratulations,that is fantastic news for you and your card is gorgeous,
Hugs Dianne xx

Cazza said...

Hi hon,
WOW what amazing news!! Well done for keeping it a secret for so long too, I think I would burst, lol!! Fab, fab, FAB news and I'll be buying myself a copy asap!!
Gorgeous card tonight too hon :o)
Stacey to win for me too and surely it's time to say goodbye to Anne!!
Huge congrats again hon,
See you soon

Lindsey said...

Congratulations Vixx! That is such great news....I'm going to have to go to HobbyCraft and pick up a copy tomorrow! Your cards are always stunning and I bet they look amazing in print!
This one is a real beauty!
Linds x

karen said...

Hi Vicky, I was in the middle of leaving my comment when my laptop went dizzy so not sure if you have got half a comment already LOL! I was saying what fab news for you and very well deserved! Your card tonight is amazing! Karenx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Vicky and many congratulations on being published. It really is a thrill to see your creation in print.
Edna x

Janette said...

Wow Vicky, that is wonderful for you and very well deserved I think, good luck with it all.

Love your card,it's fab.xx

Juls said...

Hi Vicky, huge congrats on your news, so well deserved!!! ....Love the gorgeous soft sepia colours to this card, the image is just adorable! and I love the added glimmer to the flower! stunning! Hugs Juls

Mary J said...

Well done Vicky! No surprise - you are a talented gal! I look forward to seeing your creations in the mag!!

Gorgeous card - wonderfully delicate!

coops said...

wow!! thats fantastic news vicky.will have to seek out the mag now, well done hun.
tonights card is the image and your papers and colours are beautiful.
todays letter is E for..........editors favourite :D:D

xx coops xx

Margret Brandt said...

Your card is really beautiful...I love it!!!
Have a nice second advent

Margret Brandt said...

What a really beautiful card...I love it...
Have a nice second advent

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really lovely, wonderful details

Anonymous said...

Hiya Vicky, sorry not been around for a couple of days - lots of nasty stuff happening at home :o( This has cheered me up 'tho! In print at last! I'm so glad I mentioned you to Sarah, I knew she'd love your work. Tonight's card is as beautiful as ever - I NEED those papers!! Have got the new LOTV stamps but saving them for when Christmas is over xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congratulations and very well deserved because your work is wonderful. I bought this image and haven't had time to use it yet with making Christmas cards. It is gorgeous and I love your soft colouring. Such a pretty card. Marianne x

xGemmax said...

Congrats on your fabbie news hunni, you deserve it as your cards are always stunning and you can see all the love you put into your cards!!
Love this card, its stunning and love the yummy papers and such a sweet image :o)
hugs and xxx

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

Wahoo for you! I love your creation, the colors are so soft and pretty ~ such a nice addition to my coffee/tea challenge at the OSC. Good luck in the draw!


Shelley said...

This looks amazing, congratulations on your news. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC.
Hugs Shelley xx