frommycraftroom

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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IBSIC-#86-Color

IBSIC#86-Gold

IBSIC-#86

and the monthly IBS challenge

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

Now here is my card

nbus + ibsc 86 (640x478)

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

ibsc 86 + nbus (640x479)

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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poppies (640x478)

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

two by two side view (640x479)

and

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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.

pizza night philly heart shaped pizza (478x640)

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

I’ve made a set of little note cards and packaged into a re purposed box. I am linking up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles.

I started by making 6 note cards finished size 8.5cm x 6cm to match some small envelopes I had on hand. I think these fall into the cute category just by their size.

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I stamped images from Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II and Flying High using various inks from SU and PTI along with Versafine onyx black. I paper pierced the kite using scraps of SU patterned paper.

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and a couple more pics

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and

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As promised here are some pics of my jumper

Debbie Bliss - Drops 123-3 close up of yoke (640x478)

and

Debbie Bliss - Drops 123-3 (539x640)

I am using Drops 123-3 knitted with Debbie Bliss Cotton yarn. This is knitted in the round so all I have left are the sleeves. I have not knitted sleeves in the round before. I have started meeting with some other crafty ladies at my local library I am enjoying looking at everyone’s projects. This week there were several ladies working on applique for their quilts, lots of knitters and one lady making envelopes. I finished off two more poppies either scroll down or here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/a-little-update/

I am hoping to find some crafty time in the school holidays which start here tomorrow. Optimistic as I have bought home 2 boxes of work from the office.  I have also found pinterest in the last week.  Still learning how to get around and pin things.  If you have any handy hints or tips I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

A little update since my last post – some crafty and some not crafty – you may want to grab a drink it is a long post.

I altered and added new pieces to an outfit so Ms 9 could make her first Holy Communion. I altered a skirt I had made for Ms 18 she wore 9 years ago and made a new bodice. I still had a piece large enough left from the original skirt and top.

This is the pattern I have used for all my girls.

UNCUT Butterick Pattern-3718-Girls Plus Size Skirt, Girls Plus Size Jacket and Girls Plus Size Top-Sizes 7-16

Pic of Ms A

IMG_5264 (436x640)A pic of the card I made for her – the Dove isn’t a symbol for communion but Ms A really liked it like that.

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Ms 14 was in need of some new pj shorts – we googled and found these patterns before picking some fabric from my stash.

Drawstring lounge shorts at http://www.sewdaily.com/

and

theDarcy-cover

http://www.measuretwicecutonce.com.au/product/the-darcy-boxer-shorts/

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This is her first major sewing project.

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I helped by doing the button holes to pull through the ribbon tie.

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We have 2 more pairs planned. This will be a project for the upcoming school holidays.

I attended a local craft group held at the local library. I spent a little over an hour with these women and made a poppy for their collection. A simple knit pattern – cast on 60 stitches in red yarn, 2 x 2 rib for about 12 rows then begin decrease by k2 tog until no stitches. Form a circular shape and join. add some black for the centre of the poppy and you are done. The box of poppies will be used at Melbourne’s Fed Square. If you would like to contribute there is lots of information on their page.

http://5000poppies.wordpress.com/

poppy Library craft group (640x630)

I have found a little time to continue my jumper – will share a pic another time.

Other things we have been up to

Ms 14 participated in a charity run. The funds raised support Sr Dorothy Bayliss and her work with Asylum seekers.  The run was a relay 150 km starting at 4 am until 4 pm. The participants do laps of the local river using 2 bridges to cross and complete the laps. Participants are required to complete at least 4 laps – they can do more if they wish. This year as Ms 14 has developed an injury she only did the 4 laps totaling 20 km. So I went along and gave her some encouragement. This is why we have been at training at 6.45 am a couple of mornings a week.

We have had the final day of play for netball this season. The younger teams compete in a round robin tournament and the older girls had their grand final. My older girls didn’t make the finals.

Monday (a week ago) Ms 9 competed in the inter school sports – 800 m. Another injury just before the start – a grazed knee heading to the starting line. A quick cuddle and “you’ll be right” from mum saw her go onto compete.

A new hot water service was installed amongst all this – the old one just gave up – can’t complain it had lasted us 18 years. Through 4 babies including all those hot nappy washes and long hot teenage showers!

Mr M had his basketball Grand final and they won. Hubby is the coach so we have 2 more trophies for the cabinet. We will need a new cabinet soon.

Today is Hubby’s birthday – he received the card I made for SBB challenge casing Therese.

https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/august-challenge-at-sbb/

Case Therese 4 (640x478)

This week coming isn’t going to be any slower.

Wednesday night is Ms 9’s school concert and Friday is netball presentation night as well as Mr 16 is taking his girlfriend to a formal. I have a few extra work meetings as well as the normal everyday things.  I can’t see much crafty time this week, but you never know I might squeeze in some time some how.

If you got this far – a huge Thank you

So must get on and bake a cake for hubby – sponge cake is the request.

Cheers

Vicki

Hi There

This is the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

I was inspired by this card from Therese at Lostinpaper

Celebrate

Therese includes a video tutorial for this card (click on the pic above to take you to her post).

And here is my card

Case Therese 4 (640x478)

I used SBB Sand and Surf Cardstock (Robin’s egg and spearmint I think – I’ve mixed up my pack a bit). The chocolate brown cs is from my stash. I embossed the bottom section with SU Sizzix Stripe folder  – like the background of the cupcake photo. The sentiment is from TPC Birthday stamped with Versafine onyx black ink.  All this is layered onto a bought card base.

This was a super quick male card. I will be doing this again.

and another pic

Cased card from Therese (471x640)

Well I have book club today and we are going to take in some of this gorgeous sunshine we have today in Melbourne and meet outside. I have finished the book. Unbeautifully loved by Emma Grayson.  I can now continue to read the Outlander series. I’m up to The Fiery Cross.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

This is the challenge at Inspired by Stamping

IBSIC-#85---Sketch

IBSIC-#85---Chevrons

IBSIC-#85---Color-Challenge

I have created this card using the sketch and the soft stone colours. Always handy to have one or two sympathy cards on hand – hope I haven’t the need.

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I used IBS Big Notes III stamped with SU Brown Sugar and distressed with PTI Classic Kraft to soften. I die cut using a Sizzix die. I layered onto IBS Fancy Label Dies 3 cut from Fawn la carte paper. I added a piece of SU Sweet Sorbet DSP to the store bought card base. The butterfly is punched twice – once in vellum and once in fawn cs using SU Bitty Butterfly punch.

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I am also linking this up to the customer gallery.

Thanks for taking a peek.

 Cheers

Vicki

 

 

 

Hi

I made these a couple of weeks ago but had forgotten to share – Hubby had needed a card for the next day and of course I had nothing in my card stash suitable.

He chose this first one

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I used various strips of patterned paper. I stamped the “happy” from PTI Birthday bash sentiments with versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed. I cut the “birthday” from PTI Birthday trio die – I used the cut out in the card below whilst I inlaid with green cardstock.

This one is left for another time

Good times (534x640)I used The Craft’s Meow Good times stamped in SU old olive ink along with PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 stamped with versafine onyx black and PTI Birthday die from the first card.

This morning I am off to the school book parade. Ms A (9) is dressed as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – a dance costume I made for her a few years ago.

Have a great weekend

Thanks for stopping and leaving all your lovely comments.

Cheers

Vicki

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