Thursday, March 29, 2012

Love Fashion, Candy & Liebster Awards

Hi Everyone,

Well I have a rather large post for you today! 
Three topics in all:-
First up – here is the fourth card that I wanted to share that hadn’t been blogged yet. I don’t know why really, because it’s very pretty. I used some tissues that had the dressmakers stand pattern on them and adhered them with PVA glue to some corrugated cardstock and then rolled back the tissue while it was wet to reveal the corrugations underneath and give a really vintage/shabby feel to it.


I have then embellished with some buttons, ribbons, gems and scraps of lace & ric rac. The sentiments are just cut out letters and some tiny alphas. The whole lot is adhered to a black card base.
While I made this card some time ago, I think it suits the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches, which looks like this…not far off!

TMS #139

Second item on the agenda…
Today I’m adding a single Copic Sketch pen in YR07 – because I seem to have two of them! i may have used it a little, but hardly at all - so it is pretty near full.

Copic YR07

I will be drawing this candy on Friday Night 30th March so get on over to My Candy post and put your name into Mr Linky at the bottom of the post for your chance to win!
Also get in and check out everything I have added since Monday - a post a day!

Last but most certainly not least is the Leibster Award

leibster blog award

Twice in the last couple of weeks I have been awarded the blog award, most recently from – Jennifer from My Cubby Crafts and before that by Pearl from Kitten Kraftz. I wanted to say thank you to both Pearl & Jennifer not only for the award but for their lovely comments and encouragement on my posts. 
Thank You!

Here is the info on the Liebster Blog award:
This award is to draw attention to those blogs with under 200 followers so as to give others an opportunity to discover them and see why we enjoy following them. To encourage others to follow them as well.
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Show your appreciation to the person who gave you the award by thanking them and linking back to them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to five other bloggers (with 200 followers or less) that you appreciate and follow.
4. Leave a comment on each of their blogs letting them know that you've chosen them for this award. 
Liebster means "dearest" in German and I would love to share with you just a few of the blogs that I love to follow.

Now to officially hand this award over to another 5 well deserving people who also have blogs with under 200 followers.Here are the blogs I’ve chosen to pass this on to:-

1.  Tammy at – to say thanks for all your lovely comments and to encourage you in return. I love checking out what you’ve done each week as it’s always so versatile.

2. Mynette from On a Stampage, I love that blog name and Mynettes’ work is fabulous. She also is one of the great minds behind 52 Christmas Card Throwdown of which I am a regular player Smile Well done Mynette for getting so much done and always making comments on my blog to boot!

3. Jacqueline at who is also Mynettes’ partner in crime at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!  Jacqueline has the most amazing cards, she is ingenious with colour and I love her home made pansies!

4.  Cardarian’s Happy Place is a place I visit quite often – she probably doesn’t know it because I’m not always commenting, I just like to check out what’s on her desk for the week! lol Sounds weird I know, but I quite often gain some inspiration from just looking at her workspace. So thank you to Cardarian for the isnpiration I gain from time to time.

5. Robbie at is always giving me inspiration, and she is a Stampin Up demonstrator too! I love that Robbie's blog is so neat and tidy and easy to navigate. I also love what she can do with a bit of ink and card – always beautiful.

So Thank You ladies, grab your Liebster Award above and post away – your turn to carry it on and celebrate 5 more bloggers each!

Well, that’s the end of a mammoth post, not as big as the one that will happen tomorrow night though – the Final Blog Candy Draw – Don’t miss it!

Oh, and follow me if you like, I have some amazing Stampin' Up cards to share with you after my first workshop as a demonstrator on Sunday. So Excited!

Vicki aka CardarTart



Fantastic card Vicki! I love the way you tore off the extra paper to make your great panels! Love the addition to the candy to, Yum Yum Yum!
And for the award, you are wonderful and I hope you get lots of people dropping in and following you!


Thank you for the honor! I love your card...all that texture is amazing! :) And thanks for joining my blog candy--good luck! ;)


What an utterly delightful card, Vicki. Love the dressmaker theme with those beautiful black dresses. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tammy Ortiz

Oh Vickie,
this is such an honor hun. What a great way to come home. Thank you for the award you are my angel.
Ps. The Dress is amazing

Wendy L

Wow that was some post. Your card is beautiful and very unusual. xxxxx


Thank you so much for my award Vicky, I love your work too and thanks for being such a huge supporter of the 52CCT - Jacqueline xx


This card is gorgeous Vicky! Really looking forward to seeing your Stampin Up cards + the candy draw too!
Love Pearl x


Hi Vickie, what a fantastic card. Totally love all the different textures. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig

Fabulous take on the sketch - the dresses are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.