Wednesday 14 July 2021

Time for some good news...

Hello, crafting friends!

Yes, I have some happy news to share with you today: I have been invited to join the talented design team at the Tic Tac Toe challenge! For those of you that haven't come across it before, it's a weekly challenge which inspires you to create using options on a tic tac toe board. It's great fun and winners get the chance to become a guest designer, so do come and play along!

It's not actually my turn to submit a design team sample this week, but I can't resist playing along anyway! I chose the bottom row: Doily/checks/ice cream (see challenges below for the full board.) 

Everything I used for this card was found in the snippets box! The doily had been hanging around for ages but I cut the good bits out of it and used it to peek out behind my background layer which had been stamped with Gingham by Kaisercraft for some project or other, but not used. The ice creams were a little bargain I picked up at Hobbyycraft for just pennies! I stamped and cut them out of very small snippets of card stock, and decorated them using markers and a little heart. 

Finally, I added a sentiment from  Clearly Besotted's Sweet Berries, stamped in versamark on black card stock and heat embossed in white, then snipped into a banner.

I'm playing for fun at the Tic Tac Toe challenge *waves hello to my new teamies*; I'm also linking up with The Snippets Playground, where we must make a card using off cuts and scraps (everything on my card was a scrap from my snippets box except the card base; I'm also joining in at Addicted to Stamps and More where they're celebrating Any Occasion.

When my children were growing up, an ice cream parlour opened in our little market town. I am a huge fan of good quality ice cream - and the lady that ran this establishment made the ice creams by hand, using organic milk and cream, fruits in season and other luxurious flavourings. They tasted SO good! The children and I used to make an outing of it; we'd walk down to the town, spend what seemed to be hours choosing our flavours, then walk down to the river to eat our ice creams while chatting and laughing in the sun. Such good memories! 

Sending hugs,


  1. So happy to have you on the TTT team! This is a yummy confection of a card, and I think ANY memory that involves ice cream is a great one! It's my favorite food!

  2. A beautiful layout and card Vicky love the colours of your ice cream,can almost taste the different flavours,It was an Italian cafe we visited as children for ours

  3. Vicky I'm so thrilled that you're joining the tttc team and what a lovely surprise to see you playing along with team O this week! You never cease to amaze with the results you achieve from the bits you've saved, this "sweet" card no exception (sorry, I couldn't stay away from that pun đŸ˜†)!

    Crafty hugs,


  4. A lovely summery card. Looks delicious!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. OH! Vicky I can taste your delicious ice creams, they look sooo good. The first one actually looks like it's dripping. A Gorgeous card.
    My earliest ice cream "adventure" was when I was 13. My mother took me to Cardiff and adventure in itself! We went into an Italian ice cream parlour and had a Knickerbocker glory, I remember standing up to eat it as it was so large. Their half the size now hahaha.
    Thanks for your wonderful advice the other day, I will heed it. Thank you
    Faith x

  6. Those ice cream cones look yummy!!!! Sprinkles and nice flavors by the colors shown!

  7. Vicky, Welcome and super excited that your joining the team!!! Love the simplicity of your design and great take on the bottom row across. thank you for playing along with Team O this week!

  8. These ice cream cones look so inviting, Vicky! Congratulations on another Design Team!

  9. Congratulations on your new DT spot, very well deserved. Gorgeous card and a great way to use snippets. I love how you've decorated the icecreams - they look almost good enough to eat.
    Katrina (GDT at snippets playground)

  10. I am so excited that you are joining the TTT team!! Great job with your trio of ice creams for your play-along this week - they do look good enough to eat!

  11. Congrats on the DT spot, Vicky! Your card is so sweet xoxo

  12. What a super cute card! Congrats on the DT! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted To Stamps and More!

  13. Congrats on the DT. Your card is so pretty - those ice cream cones look yummy and I like the plaid. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  14. Super card Vicky - got me drooling now about delicious icecreams. Great use of snippets too. Well done of the TTT DT 'position' - they chose well when they picked you!

    Apologies for being late commenting.


    Di xx


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