Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Layout challenge #1

I have promised all of you on Youtube, FB and here that I wanted to do something that would include both my youtube and my blog.

My new project for you all is a new layout challenge.  I will post the layout here and show what I made on my youtube channel if you are interested in seeing the creation process.

I wanted to do something that could help spark creativity when inspiration doesn't come.  My wish is to see what you do with the layout.  How will you use it?  Will you turn it around?  What will you create with it?  Will it be a card, a scrapbook page, an atc or something else that I can't imagine yet?  I know that all of you have loads of imagination and will be able to surprise me!

I pondered a bit on the way I was going to do this and how long to keep this open.  I came up with the idea of doing it for a month.  However if I see that many of you are interested, I was thinking of doing more and also leaving them a month.  This would mean that there could be many open at the same time but leaving you still with enough time to participate!

I have created a linky tool account so that I will be able to have you link up what you have done.  This way I get to go and see your work and I'm hoping that others will as well visit you!  It always warms my heart when I see the different subscribers respond to one another.  I know that you all are super supportive and it's amazing to see.

Now it wouldn't be a challenge if there was no prize.... There will be a random draw of all the participant for a winner every challenge.  I will try to announce it within about a week after the closure of the challenge.

Unfortunately I can't afford to give out big prizes especially since I want this to be open world wise!  But I can do something that is personal.  So if you are the winner and you are willing to e-mail me your snail mail address, I will send you a personal card and possibly some other little goodies (ie stickers, project life card, piece of artwork that I have done, etc) that can be put in a regular envelope.  I hope this will make the win fun.  I know that I love getting happy mail even if it's note!

So without further ado here is the 1st Layout of the series!  I kept it fairly simple :)


And here is what I made with the layout.  Hope it can inspire you!
You can see my process for creating those here on my youtube channel.  Just click on this link: Layout process video


Here is the linky list:






Sunday, December 29, 2019

New ideas for 2020

Oh boy oh boy.... 2019 has come and almost gone without any content at ALL on my blog.  If this was like one of my favorite ninendo video game "Animal Crossing" there would be ton of weeds and bugs on here :)

It's been a very very busy time in 2018 and 2019 with home renos and a lot of learning on my part.  I have also rediscovered stuff that I really enjoyed doing in the past like canning.  But I took it to another level by doing pressure canning this year not just water bath.

I have been binge watching prepper, how-to, zero waste videos.  They have altered a lot of the way that I think and made me think on how to save money and eat healthier.  I have started making a lot of items from scratch like bread.

My outside work place has also been time consuming.  We got a lot of different government audit and I was the person responsible for managing them.  I ended up getting promoted to Finance director.  For the biggest part of the year I had empty positions in my department so many of us ended up doing extra hours.

With all this going on, something had to give and that ended up being my blog obviously and my youtube channel. 

I stopped making daily videos, this was a real disappointment to me.  It was just too much to keep on doing when so much was happening in my life.

Making your food from scratch, working late and doing renos well that doesn't leave a lot of free time.

I'm hoping that in 2020, I will have a better life equilibrium.  I also want to be able to give you all more content.  One of the content idea that I have will involve my blog as well as my youtube channel.

If you don't know my youtube channel btw here is the link:  Crafting Vicky Youtube channel

So stay tune for a fun 2020!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy birthday card!

OMG it's been FOREVER since I have posted here.  I had such great intention at the beginning of the year and then well that never happened.  It's been quite a year as you would know if you follow me on Youtube.

But it's not the same to actually post a story here.

Anyway I needed to make a b-day card and the image from the East Wind was just PERFECT for this!  You can find her here.  I don't color much with my copics anymore.  Some of my markers are clogging up.... sad really.  I have been doing so much more mix media.

The paper that I used is probably discontinued before  but it was Kaiser Craft Lush.  You might still be able to find some on E-bay.  That's the best to find the stuff that you can't get your hands upon.  That or maybe some destashing.  I think this was the 1st time that I used that paper pack!  How bad is that?!?  I know I used to do so many more cards than I do now.  Now I mostly do videos about using your scraps!  Something that we have loads right?!?  When I started that series I had 3 bins filled to the brink.

So yeah before you go off somewhere else lol here's the card:
I didn't do a lot of embellishments because I really wanted the image to be front and center!  I only added one little lace heart that I purchased at the dollarstore!  I thought that was the perfect embellishment.  The sentiment was from create with TLC but I don't think she still has it in her store.  But you can find her blog here.

So that is is for me.  I wonder if there will be any comments at all this time, it's been so very long.  Not entering this in any challenges.  All the visits will be from you guys that are still following.  Hope that there as still some!

Big hugs and have a great week!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Goodluck card

Hello!  Hope you are staying warm and safe.  We have been battling crazy cold weather here.  Well in keeping with my resolution here is another post just for the blog that won't be shown on my channel.

One of my colleagues gave her resignation before the holidays and her last working day was the 2nd of January.  I figured it would be nice to give her a card signed by the entire department.  So I prepared one.  I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do.  I knew that she loves biking and I had a perfect stamp that had not yet been used.  I believe I had gotten this when it was on special with the thought of making her a b-day card.  Since that is not happening now it was the time to use it because who knows when I next will feel inspired with this stamp.

Don't know about you but there are many stamps in my collection that are not being used and that should be used... all because I don't see the perfect opportunity and since I don't make card as often well this doesn't help.

Anyway here is the card that I made.
The bicycle was stamped over book text.  I used some gel pens to color in the flowers.  The sentiment was also stamped on a book page (I used the 1st page where there's the title and there is lots of empty space that can be used for this).  I couldn't find a good sentiment and I have lots of letter stamps, this was the perfect opportunity to use them.  I have used my spellbinder circle and scallop circle.  And lots of layering.

I really liked how the card came out.  I figured it was elegant and just sweet in general.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Catch the bug blog - Anything goes challenge
  2. Crafters castle - Anything goes
  3. Qkr stampede - anything goes
  4. Moving along with the times - Flowers
  5. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - using patterned paper
That's it for me for today!  Have a great Sunday and see you all soon!

Hugs

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fluff the dragon

Hello!  The crickets have been having a field day on my blog... yes I know it's been so long since I have shared something just here just for you all that still follow my blog! 

I wanted to 1st of all wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May 2018 bring you health and be filled with joy as well as crafty fun!

When I saw the dragon image that Unky created for the East Wind, I just knew this would make a perfect card for my daughter that just ADORES dragon.  You can find the sweet image here.

The background that I have used for this was made with a recycled envelope that I covered with paint and left over paper pieces!  You can find that on my youtube channel here if you are interested in making that:

It's a great way to recycle and to make very cheap paper that is totally UNIQUE.

Here is the card that I have made.

The image was colored with some coloring pencils as well as gel pens.  I glued this on black cardstock to make it pop.  The sentiment was made by my friend Lisa Decosse.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. C.R.A.F.T challenge - anything goes
  2. Creative knockouts - Anything goes
  3. Hiding in my craftroom - Freestyle
So I will try in 2018 to be here more often and just post that are done here!!!  Because let's be honest this was my very 1st platform and I should continue it!  I have just been SOOOO busy making a video a day in 2017!  yeah that's a whole lot of videos lol

hugs
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