Wednesday, 14 October 2015

FERNLI MEETS VICTORIANA

Hey there, im back!!!!
So, i was kindly asked by Lou from Fernli Designs if i would like to guest design for her in the month of September, well i said yes straight away but when it came to September i had other things unavoidable to do and was laid up so much and in so much pain, this is a normal occurrence for me but i can usually design around it, but Lou gave me a break and allowed me to do some things in October instead, love her! so here i am, this is my first project and i will do a couple more yet so stay in touch with me to see them, ok so here is one of the storage caddy's from Lou at fernlidesigns.com it is under that 'storage' header and is Caddy2 so here is what i did............





INGREDIENTS USED

Caddy 2 from Fernli Designs (dt pack)
Ornate small frame from Fernli Designs (old style frame set) from my own FD stash
Small 2holed heart from Fernli Designs from my own FD stash
Aubergine alcohol pen to colour the frame & glossy accents to give it that gorgeous finish
Cameo
Roses
Lace
7mm ivory flatback pearl strand
Metal leaf & metal 'love' key both treated with 'Rose Quartz' Treasure Gold gilding wax
Aurora Borealis piece of jewellery
Grungeboard heart
Gesso
Old English Roses on napkin that i then decorated the gesso'ed caddy with at either end


I really enjoyed making this up and love the fact that you can put the caddy together yourself, as it comes flatpacked but is very easy to do. I hope you like what i have done here and the link to the store is in the first paragraph, thanks for looking, Vick xxx





WHERE THE HECK?

OMG!!! Where the heck have i been? I cannot believe that i came to do a post on my blog and realised i haven't been on here since July!!!! Shock horror!!! Well, my life hasnt been anything different from the norm, which for me is being with my darling hubby, painful disabilities, and being laid up a lot! Over the summer we did have 5 visitors that stayed for 9 days, our two daughters Kayleigh & Terri & our 3 grandchildren, 2 of which we have never met because they live far away from us and I cannot travel far, anyhoo, it was the best time, we all had a blast just being with each other, and thats the best feeling in the world, and knowing that they had a great time too. Our son Kris came round too for one night and stayed over it was great! we laughed, a lot! But as far as crafting has gone, ive done none! yes none! not for months............have i lost my mojo?.. probably! I did however get some new oil paints off my hubby as an early birthday/christmas present, my birthday is Dec 14th so i tend to get combined pressies but the good thing about that is, i get a bigger pressie, and my Johnny lets me pick out what i want rather than buying me something i don't want, So, with that said, i will be getting back into my first love in craft and that was oil painting landscapes onto canvas, and i want to teach myself florals in oil onto canvas, i am also embarking on trying my hand at watercolouring as well, as i have a lovely set of watercolours from Russia called 'White Night's' a full set of 36 and i cannot wait to play with them, they have so much pigment in them, and not wishy washy like some watercolour paints, so they will last a lifetime. Anyhow, there you go, not done much in the way of craft, but enjoyed the time i have spent with family this summer, and i enjoy my husband's company every single minute i am with him. Hugs and i will be back in a minute with my latest make as a Guest Designer for Fernli Designs,
Blessings, Vick xx

Monday, 6 July 2015

MY WOC DESIGNER POSITION HAS COME TO AN END BUT FERNLI DESIGNS IS ON THE HORIZON WHOO HOO

Hi Guys,

Well my time designing with Wild Orchid Crafts has sadly come to an end, as it was only ever a 6mth contract but i am assured that i am welcomed back as a guest designer when they need me, that's lovely to know as i loved designing for them and they are such a great company & secure, in other words you aren't messed about, they do what they say they are going to do and they never let you down, which is great, and they were also very laidback which is a Godsend in this day & age, life sometimes gets in the way..............So, what is a girl to do? LOL Have a rest for a couple of months but then I recieved a lovely message from Fernli Designs, i have been asked to be a guest designer for the lovely Lou @ Fernli Designs HERE in the month of September and i simply cannot wait to play!! I have shopped with Fernli Designs just this past year but i have never been disappointed with what i have recieved, infact when my first order arrived i was that blown away with the quality and attention to detail, even in the packing that i left them a review on their shop page, and i don't leave that kind of review lightly. I am very picky and have very high standards, so they really bowled me over as Wild Orchid Crafts always did!  So, until then, please pop in now and again my darling friends & see what i'm upto, because of course, i will still be pottering around in my crafty space and putting out teaching videos and sharing with you all, so hugs and have a lovely summer!!! Vick xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2015

YAY!! A LOVELY BOX OF GOODNESS

Hey Guys,
My DT package and personal haul arrived today from WOC and i did a video like i usually do, to share what goodies are in the store right now! Also, there is a 10% Sale on the site right now, so watch the video, make your shopping list and get your goodies whilst the sale is on!! Hugs & thanks for popping by to see me!



Thanks guys xx

THE PURPLE HEART for WOC

Hey Guys,

Today for my WOC designer project i have used a MDF heart, painted it, distressed it and then added allsorts of gorgeousness from Wild Orchid Crafts...............and at the moment they have a 10% sale on the site HERE
So, I am adding some pictures here, of my project and then the video link at the end, tfw, V xx




And here is the video link so you can see it and get the codes you need to shop at WOC

Hugs, Vick xxx


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WOC 'FAIRY GARDEN BOX' FULL START -FINISH (NO EDITING) TUTORIAL

Hey hey guys!! what you upto? have an hour to spare? want to watch a designer at work? This video was not really intended as such.  I was designing my weekly project for WOC and was going to do a show and tell as the last few videos have all been full tutorials! which is unusual, as most of the designers do more videos with 'show and tell' aspects to them and i wanted to do a couple like that because people havent always got time to watch a full tutorial. I thought i would give people a chance to do either one they chose to. So here is the full tutorial, 'warts an all' that i decided to switch the camera on whilst i worked, which is why it wasn't intended for the public!! ha! hope it inspires you to have a go!!

TFW xx

WOC PROJECT 'SHOW & TELL'

Hey Guys,

If you haven't got time to watch a full tutorial of this project i designed for Wild Orchid Crafts dont worry! here is the project, as a show and tell, with all the codes you need to get shopping for your goodies, WILD ORCHID CRAFT GOODIES CLICK HERE and look out for the next blog post that has the full start to finish, no edited version of this gorgeous box, with that cute as a button fairy on. xx TFW

PICTURES & VIDEO LINK AT END





THANKS FOR LOOKING GUYS, DON'T FORGET VIDEO LINK FOR FULL TUT NEXT XXX

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TRAILER

Hey guys,

Well i have been staring at that "make your own channel trailer" for far too long without doing anything so here it is, i thought if you arent on YT you might not get to see it, so i am putting it here too on my blog, we sometimes forget, not every crafter is on Youtube!! Hugs darlings xxx


WOC PROJECT COMING UP AND HEADS UP ABOUT ALDI

Just a quick video guys, enjoy!! xx

tfw xx

FUNKY FLORAL SERIES - MY SHABBY ROSETTE FLOWER

Hey Guys,

Here is one of my latest videos on a flower tutorial, i hope you like it and have a go yourself, Hugs, V xx


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

THE WORKS HAUL

WOC DT HAUL

TEXTURE? WHAT TEXTURE? EVEN I MAKE MISTAKES

A MIXED MEDIA SIGN OF MY CHANNEL -START-FINISH TUTORIAL

A full start to finish tutorial


HOW ABOUT SOME ALTERED EMBROIDERY HOOPS?

Here's how xx


HOW ABOUT ANA LTERED PAINT PALETTE INTO A CLOCK?

Here is just that, enjoy xx


A GUIDE TO INKPADS

Check out my video of a guide to inkpads


A FULL START TO FINISH VIDEO TUT FOR A MIXED MEDIA LARGE CANVAS

"FLOWERS & WINGS" mixed media large canvas, enjoy x


A SHABBY CHIC BOOK STACK

Today i bring you a shabby chic bookstack video full tut, I hope you enjoy it


MY LATEST WOC DT/PERSONAL HAUL

Hey Guys, below is the link to my latest video of my WOC DT pack and personal haul with all the codes



Thanks and shop at WOC HERE