frommycraftroom

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Happy Friday

I am using the sketch from Inspired by Stamping to create my card

IBSIC #87

IBSIC-#87---Sketch

Here is my card

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I used Fawn coloured paper I picked up from a craft show and layered with Vintage floral designer paper from IBS. I stamped images from IBS Fancy circles in SU Pink Pirouette and Baked Brown Sugar and punched using 2″ and 2.25″ circle punches. I stamped a greeting from IBS Creative tags and punched into a tag using SU banner punch. I finished with some IBS pink ribbon.

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I am also linking to the IBS monthly challenge and Pinterest challenge.

http://www.inspiredbystamping.com/pages/customer-gallery-contest

and

http://www.pinterest.com/inspiredstampin/friends-of-inspired-by-stamping/

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

I have a couple of folk to thank for being of help to me so I have made a couple of wine tags to go with some bubbles.

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Firstly  for the retiring President of the netball club

You may think it odd to have iphone die cuts on a thank you – this lady had lots and lots of questions from me this season. Most weeks I was struggling to get enough players so I was always sending messages.

Secondly for the dressmaker at dancing

She has done a lot of prep work for me this year and made my sewing super easy and I appreciate it so a nice bottle of bubbles going her way.

I used IBS Little Phrases and Spring Time beauty II along with MFT Dienamics Cute Cameras die.

I have another little project to share

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This little lady is for a friend’s daughter. She is from the book Knitted Babes by Clare Garland

Here is another pic of her wearing her purple dress

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Thanks for stopping to take a peek.

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

I am attending an annual Fund raiser later this week for Cancer. A group of friends have been organising this for 8 years now. Generally a group of 50 or 60 women get together in one house for a luncheon which we all pay to attend, take a present, we then pay to receive another gift by another attendee and play lots of fun games to raise money for Cancer charities. Last year we also had a guest speaker.

I have made this tag using Papersmooches Hope stamp set, SU spiral flower die, sizzlits little leaves die and scalloped tag punch.

I am linking to the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies – Pink cards for Breast Cancer

I know I haven’t followed the rules strictly by creating a tag – so understand if I am disqualified thought I’d link up anyway.

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Here is my wrapped gift – all ready for later in week!

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I think this set is very fitting for the occasion.

All the best to Hilde in her journey.

Also pop over to

http://www.djkardkreations.com/2014/10/autumn-cards.html

where I am featured in Darnell’s new friends corner. Thank you Darnell.  So much fun to visit new friends.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

Hope your week is going well.

There is a Pajama Party on at Waltzing Mouse Stamps

I took this sketch and flipped it so the circles are on the right side of the image

I am also linking to  the challenge at Muse

Muse Challenge #89

This is an attempt for me to use some of the patterned paper I have collected.

Thank you Therese for the inspiration.

Before I started I consulted Ms 9 on which image she liked best and colours to use.

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She chose the elephant from WMS Half Pint Heroines which I stamped onto blending cs with memento tuxedo black and coloured with alcohol markers.  I chose some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Mini deck Baby Jane to create the card front and banners. I added SU Pool Party ribbon. The sentiment chosen by Ms 9 is from the same set again stamped with memento tuxedo black and popped up with foam tabs. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered into on Artisan label punch. The banners are a mix of free hand cut and the SU Banner punch. After playing with buttons and paper flowers I settled on hearts punched from the patterned paper with SU itty Bitty Accents heart punch and finished with some glossy accents.

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 Today I’ve booked tickets to the girl’s dance concert in November then I joined a relatively new group of friends at the local library for 2 hours of crafty time. These ladies are so inspiring. I am in awe of one lady who is 95 hand stitches beautifully, doesn’t wear glasses and is more mobile than some half her age.  I wish she would share her secret :)  We come together in the middle of the library for 2 hours (or whatever we can spare) and do a crafty project with a cuppa and a chat. Some are making hand stitched quilts, one lady makes envelopes freehand, some crochet and some knit. Today I started a doll from Knitted Babes – Claire Garland. Here is a link to the ravelry page

 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitted-babes-five-dolls–their-wardrobes/patterns

Some have been creating for a long time others are new and come to learn.  Miss 9 had so much fun coming with me in the recent school holidays I have to take her crafty projects for show and tell so the group can see what she has been creating.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

Hope you had a great weekend.

I had the Melbourne Zoo Birthday Party with my girls and Ms 14’s boyfriend. Mr 16 had his girl friend’s Debutante Ball.

Anyway I also had a little time to play.

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I had wanted to make some more book labels for my book club friends. These will be gifts. I know from now till the end of the year is pretty busy in our house with lots of birthdays, dance concert, school stuff and other bits and pieces that happen that I wanted to get something under way now.

I have used a few different sets to make these up.

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and

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and

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and

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The one set which is consistent is Jane’s Doodles Read all about it – for the words – “This book belongs to: “. I have also used Janes’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II and Raindrops along with PTI Happy Hexagons, Uniko Background Builders Vines and Kaszazz Stitched Borders.  I have used both water based and alcohol based markers and inks from SU and PTI along with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. All labels are stamped onto SU Whisper white cs 5 cm x 9 cm. To adhere to the inside covers I have attached pieces of double sided tape to the back which can be removed when adding to books.  I was trying to link stamps to books we have read for example we recently read The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

This wouldn’t be complete with out a new book mark

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I used Jane’s Doodles Flying High along with Read all about it and the book mark top is made using SU scallop tag punch and finished with ribbons.

I also made this at the weekend

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I used CWA lemon butter recipe. It made 2 jars this size. Mr M (16) just asked when I was going to make more – yep it’s all gone!

We made dozen lemon tarts with pastry cases and lemon butter filling the rest we ate on ice cream, in yogurt and on toast/muffins.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

The current challenge at Mama Elephant is anything goes.

These images are so cute I had to play.

I have used Mama Elephant cozy Christmas, No Peeking  and Believe in Magic (the silver encore stars).

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The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo black onto Express blending cardstock and coloured with various alcohol markers (Kaisercraft, SU and Spectrum Noir) before adding to card front mounted on SU Real Red CS. I fussy cut a few gifts and popped them up with foam tape as well as Santa and his pressie. I added white flocking to Santa. The red bows were stamped with SU real red ink and fussy cut before adding to the tree. I also added a little wink of stella (gold for the star) and silver on the pressie bows before adding some glossy accents.

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I had a question about the Sizzix plate I used on my butterfly card.

I picked this from my local Spotlight.

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As you can see I have used it once. The line in the middle is the section which isn’t cut when run through my Big shot.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

I had some time to create this card the other day for the current Challenge at Uniko.

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I used Uniko Bright Butterflies dies partially cut on my card front and layered with SU tempting turquoise cs.

I used a Sizzix dimensional cutting plate – it dies cut as normal but leaves the bit in the middle uncut allowing me to pop up the butterfly wings. Very effective.

Here is a side pic

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Monday saw most go back to school after the holiday break. I mixed working from home and school holidays. I didn’t get all my usually trips to zoos and parks in and had hardly any crafting time, not really sure how but 2 weeks just disappeared!

Ms 18 is on study break and in a few weeks she will have exams. Next year she is planning to transfer to another campus of the same University to do a double degree.

I don’t know about any one reading this but I feel like this year is flying by :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Cheers

Vicki

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