frommycraftroom

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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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

Hello

I was recently lucky to receive a little prize bundle from Inspired by Stamping.

I am using lots of the new goodies in this card and am linking up to a few challenges as well.

Firstly this fab challenge where you use some new or never before used “schtuff” – love the whole idea of this there are a couple of rules so check them out before you play. :)Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)http://www.djkardkreations.com/2014/09/nbus-challenge-2-here-we-go.html

and

at Inspired by stamping

IBSIC #86

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and the monthly IBS challenge

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

Now here is my card

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I have used new never before IBS Flowers Bloom, IBS Fancy Label Dies 1, IBS Vintage Floral Paper Pad and ribbon along with some things I already had IBS Fancy Label Dies 3, SU crumb cake cs nd SU Crumb cake and Bashful blue ink. A couple of gold brads to finish off this card.

and another pic

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Yesterday I took Ms 9 to a craft fair in Geelong. Boy did she have a great day. The stall holders where so lovely to her. The only purchases where for her stash plus she scored a couple of little extras for the generous stall holders.  I didn’t add to my stash at all. We have a Roxy long socks pattern which she had to have so hoping during the school holidays we will make this up – I have some fabric left from her quilt so the plan is to use this. Ms 9 has fallen in love with an embroidery machine so sweet I had to explain place value of decimals to her – she misunderstood $xxx as $x.xx! If only it was $x.xx.

We also made 4 poppies whilst we were there for the Geelong Wool Museum display.

More poppy pics

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Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

A little something to share today

I have combined 2 challenges

Before I do a huge Congratulations to Bev and her hubby on the safe arrival recently of their twin baby boys Josh and Ben.

Uniko Blog Hop

and

Current  challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

I CASed this card from Chris Smith

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2343262

and

http://inkpad.typepad.com/from_my_ink_pad_to_yours/2013/03/two-by-two-trio-1.html

and here is my card

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I layered my card where the original used peep holes and added a sentiment. I have used SU Two by Two coloured with markers and crayons. I punched the image using 1″ punch and layered onto red scrap CS using a 1 1/8″ punch, The card front is AC CS embossed with Chevron embossing folder. The white and beige cs are from my stash. I used AC Mini scallop border punch on the white cs. I used SU pool party marker to colour sentiments “Welcome Boys!” from PTI Hanging Out to make the banner.

School holidays have started here. Last night Ms 18 had friends over for pizza and movie night. We made our own pizza base and the girls added all their own toppings. The girls followed this with hot jam donuts and ice cream with sprinkles.

This is one of their creations – heart shaped with philly and oregano topping.

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Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

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