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September 16, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

I had such good fun making this card. My friend Jo's hubby asked me to make it for her birthday from him as she's off to Vegas with the girls for a long weekend away:

This is the photo he gave me to base the card on (!):

I'm sure they're lady boys! Anyway onto the card, this is for a few challenges, over at Papertake Dawny is asking us to 'fake it', La-La-Land Crafts want to see at least three different embellishments and Stamp Something want us to use our favourite embellishments.

Well the sign was made with fonts on the PC and Quickutz alphas, I cut the shape partly with a labels Nestie and then pinged my favourite gems around the edge to look like the Vegas lights. The welcome part is simply Doodlebug rub-ons on punched stars.

Miss Anya is coloured with Copics and sat on a wall of DCWV paper and a ribbon trim with my FAKE bow:

I've said many times I'm rubish with bows, even with my bow maker, so I held the ribbon in place and stitched it before sewing (yes sewing!) on a couple of buttons too. Finally I have to show you the inside, I'm pretty sure Jo won't mind.

I'm looking forward to seeing the photos and having a catch up when she gets back. I've bored my boys stupid this morning, we went on a trip to Hobbycraft and The Range, Both very much dressed in blue and looking all boy - for those of you who are new to my blog, our last trip there involved Blake being mistaken for a girl.

So a quiet afternoon is planned before chaos and mayhem resumes!



  1. Your card is adorable! The lady boys are to funny! I love the inside too! Great card!

  2. Absolutely love this it's fabulous. :)xx

  3. WOW I just adore this card and I am sure Jo will love it as well!! The colors are fabulous and I love the image too!! The sign takes the cake though!! So cute!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at La La Land :)Kathy

  4. WOW!!! That is an incredible card!! GREAT JOB!

  5. Wow, this is just fabulous hunny. I really love all the attention to detail - that sign is brill! Hmmmm I think they are lady boys too - what woman has legs like those, rofl!!!!

  6. Oh Victoria - you do make me laugh!!

    Fabulous card - you got it spot on for the Vagas theme (love that place - adults Disney World!)

    Visits to Hobbycraft are a knightmare for me - Owen & Jas allow me 5 (??!!) minutes browsing before boredom sets in & the tantrums start :(

    Owen has started pre-school (8:45-12:15) & Jas does a 2hrs a couple of times a week so I'm pretty much mainly dropping off & picking up again lol

    Big Hugs Sweetie xxx

  7. Oh wow, Victoria! This is stunning! I love this gorgeous Anya image, haven't seen this one before, and she goes perfectly with the Vegas theme! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  8. This is SO Vegas. Well done you, I love the inside almost as much as the outside!

  9. This has worked out perfectly ! It's exactly as you described it to me. Perfect ! Sue x

  10. what an awesome card hun, love it. Very Viva Las Vegas, your so cool!

    Thank you for you kind words & purchase at my shop. Can't wait to see what you make with her x x

  11. Blimey Victoria this card is absolutely have such wonderful ideas for your cards and I love to visit you each day to see what amazing ideas you have come up with! I love the inside of this card too....good ole Facebook lol! Please don't mention Ladyboys...Sophie thinks that Lady Ga Ga is one lol! donna x

  12. Oh such a brilliant card!
    Love your inside too so funny!
    kim x

  13. Oh my...I am totally lovin' this card! I love the little details-so's so vegas!

  14. Victoria this is FABULOUS, I love it. x

  15. This card is Fab - it's where I'm off to in 10 days - boy I can't wait. Well done.

  16. Viva Las Vegas!!!! Never been but I so wanna go :)xxx

    Oh this is so gorgeous chick, and a fabulous take on the challenge:) Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

  17. Oh Love, Love, Love! Fabulous card, Tee Hee! Kim

  18. This is great, I am sure she will love it. Suzie x

  19. amazing card victoria......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PTW..hugs kath xxx (GDT)

  20. As the recipient of Vic's best card ever (well i think so) i have received almost as many complimentary comments about it as she has. EVERYONE loves it! My hubby is very pleased he has sent the best card yet! Thanks Vic, hopefully my Vegas photos will provide you with more inspiration!! xx

  21. Lovely card! A lot of work but sooo worth it!

  22. That's a clever idea! Really cool card! Thanks for playing at La La Land Crafts!

  23. Fabulous card!!
    Love the colours, papers, all the bling-bling and adorable image.
    Thanks for joining LLWWC.

    xoxo karin

  24. Wow what an awesome creation Victoria, I just love how you come up with the unique.
    Nicola -x-

  25. Have to agree with all the comments before me.. WOW!!! Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  26. Great project and thanks for joining in with our Embellish It challenge over at La La Land Crafts. I hope you enjoyed it as much I did and join in with us again soon.

  27. Totally fabulous!! Your recreation of the Vegas sign is brilliant and the inside is too funny!! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  28. Va-va-va boom! Now this card totally rocks! Vegas baby!! lol! I adore how you colored Anya! Thank you for joining in on the fun this week at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

  29. Love the colours, design paper, all the rhinestones and adorable image. Love it!
    I love Vegas!!! =)

    Puerto Rico


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