Wednesday 27 May 2015

Vicky The Viking turns 40.

'Hello - I made this card for my Sister (Older - may I add) who turned 40 on Thursday. My Dad and I would often annoy her when we were younger by repeatedly asking her - " Vicky, were you ever a Viking?" We were very amused by ourselves - She wasn't! That just encouraged us to keep doing it though!! This image just seemed perfect! It is even called Vicky the Viking and is a digi from Saturated Canary. You can find the image by clicking on the links.

Anyone who has visited my blog before - knows I'm not a muted tone kind of girl but this image didn't seem right all bright and colourful so I kept with Purple, blue and grey tones. I also kept the backgrounds quite simple but thought the wood effect paper was really fitting. Ive searched my paper stash and I can't for the life of me find which pad the paper came from!! (Annoying!!) The yellow stripe paper is from My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline and I think the tone matches the colour of her hair and ties it altogether.
The letters and numbers are from Sue Wilson sticker sheet which I've had for ages. The Blue lace is from Do Craft and is self adhesive - which made life so much easier! The multi-tone ribbon was just from my stash...?
As a final touch I added some Iridescent gems to her helmet and around the card which are from Papermania.

The Promarkers and flexmarkers I used on Vicky are -
Skin - Usual with Baby pink & Antique pink for lips and blush.
Hair - Mustard, Pineapple Crush & Sleigh Bells.
Eyes - Reef blue & Powder Blue.
Blue clothes - Icicle, Blue Pearl & Cornflower.
Purple clothes - Slate, Winter Berry, Lilac & Lavender.
Hat, sword & Shoes - Ice Greys
Horns and Socks - Warm Greys. 
She is also edged in Soft Aqua.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Bunny Zoe - Buttons & Bows.
Allsorts Challenge - 312.
Creative Corner - ATG
Inkspirational - Purple.
Polka Doodles - Girlie but no pink.
Paradise of Stamps - Lace & Ribbon 
Scribble & Scrap challenge 45 -ATG

Hope you like her and don't mind my stray from the bright path!!
Leave a little comment if you call by- I love knowing what you think.
liz (:(|)x


  1. Great image and colouring brilliant layout Ginny x

  2. What a fab image and now that your sister is older I'm sure she sees the funny side of the joke. Love your colouring and card design.

    1. Ha ! I think she still finds it quite annoying!!
      Thanks Lorraine x

  3. Fabulous and cute card.
    Thank you for celebrating our 6th birthday with us over at Allsorts Challenge.
    Good luck;-))m

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. The beauty of cardmaking is being able to personalise your creations and I love how you have done so here. Your sister is sure to love it (and appreciate the joke). Such stunning colouring and design can’t fail to impress her.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

    1. It is great to personalize a card! Not sure my Sis will appreciate having to explain this one to all her friends!! Ha!
      Thanks Jane x

  6. Wonderful card! Fantastic colouring. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  7. This is a beautiful creation
    thanks for joining us at CCCblog
    Dobroslawa DT

  8. I love this card. Its so unusual. Great choice of Image! Thanks for joining us this fortnight. Lisa DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge

  9. A gorgeous card but I think your sister will probably want to slay you!! Colours are just perfect . A good choice me thinks. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne.DT.

  10. This is lovely and so perfect for our challenge of Girly but no pink over at Polkadoodles
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  11. the colouring is awesome

    thank you for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges
    Love mel

  12. Well done! Thanks for sharing wth us at Inkspirational!