I found a little time over the weekend to play with these two challenges
I was inspired by Sam’s Extra massive bag at pootles.co.uk – although I have changed the dimensions a bit.
I used two pieces of SU brights cs 11″ x 12″ and scored both the same. Along the 11″ side at 2″ and 10″ and 12″ side at 1″ and 5″.
I folded the score lines. I then joined the sides, folded down the top and then folded in the bottom and secured. I cut a piece of cs to reinforce the base 6.5″ x 3.5″ and placed in the bottom of the bag with double sided tape. Next I punched holes in the top and threaded ribbon through to make the handles. Finished bag size 7″W x 4″D x 8″ H.
I then made a co ordinating tag. I used the SU Scallop tag punch and whisper white cs and an off cut of the same patterned paper and a scallop border punch. I stamped SU label something with PTI Raspberry Fizz ink and used the hexagon punch. I created the mount with a small piece of matching cs (not sure of brand). Finished with ribbon.
The bag is the right size to hold some T2 tea for a present.
I made this card using Jane’s Doodles janesdoodles.blogspot.com free digital stamp. I coloured with alcohol markers (mostly Kaisercraft). I die cut using MFT Tags Stax and layered with violet cs. I popped this onto my card front which I had adhered some pink cs (brand unknown) and some gold coloured self adhesive ribbon I got from a stationery store. I added SU little leaves cut from gold glitter paper and a flower from MFT rolled flowers with a gold rhinestone. Finishing touches were ribbon, wink of stella followed by glossy accents and a few clear sequins.
It is nice a sunny here today so I managed to get a pic of the glittery image.
There is still time to play along with both these challenges.
Thanks so much for taking a peek (and all your lovely comments).
I’ve had time this week to make a card for my nephew.
I am linking up to the following challenges
Scrapbook Boutique – Inspired by the colours
And now for a couple of pics of my card
I’ve used the following Papersmooches stamp sets Geographic, Birthday Sampler, Hullabaloo and Fascinators stamped with various inks from PTI, SU and versafine onyx black. The cork sentiment panel was die cut from SU Oval die.
I added a generous amount of glossy accents to the triangles.
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Thanks for stopping to visit me. Hope you have had a fabulous weekend.
Another busy one. Saturday was spent with my friends at a Charity High Tea & market stalls – all day :). Today together Miss E (18), Miss S (14) and myself visited a chocolate factory/shop before Miss S performed in a dance comp. A nice drive which gave me some time to do some knitting – lucky to have someone else to drive now. I’ll share pics of what I am knitting another day.
Today I am sharing 2 cards which I am linking up to the following challenges. Miss E requested a flowery purple card for a friend so I have made 2 so she can choose. Therese’s card is perfect inspiration.
Muse challenge #76
I used SU Sweet Summer stamped with momento tuxedo black onto SU Naturals White CS before water colouring with PTI winter wisteria and SU Perfect Plum and Old Olive. The sentiment panel is Uniko Fontiments Birthday stamped with versafine onyx black and mounted onto SU Perfect plum CS.
I’ve used PTI Winter Wisteria, SU Smokey slate ink to stamp images from SU Mixed Bunch and Morning Meadow sets. I used co co ordinating pansy and Itty bitty accents punches. The sentiment is once again from Uniko Fontiments Birthday stamped in Encore silver ink before heat embossing. Finished off with rhinestones and a heart punched from glitter paper using SU Owl Punch.
and before I go
This is my youngest making an appearance in the Punch with Judy Newsletter. Miss A was looking for something to help with weaving and she found my Westalee Stiletto a purchased from Judy at http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/ . I sent Judy a pic and she is sharing it with her newsletter readers.
Well I think that covers everything.
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A quick post – tonnes to do before the weekend.
I am linking up to these 2 challenges
And here is my card
I used SU scallop tag punch to create 3 fold card. I stamped the first and last panels with SU Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals and Morning Meadow with SU Real Red, So Saffron and PTI Hawaiian shores inks. The centre panel is stamped with IBS sentiment from Springtime Beauty I. I used SU Itty bitty accents punch to create flowers from co ordinating cs and these were finished with a pearl centre. I finished with a piece of yellow ribbon and some ABS twine.
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Well school holidays are finished which means everyone is back to school and work. We had a very busy second week of the holidays 2 trips to the Werribee zoo (one for night walk and the other for a special members only Eastern Barred Bandicoot talk) and the 3 girls and I went to see Wicked. I even got a little sewing time in one dance costume complete and I finished a quilt I started ages ago (see pic at the end of this post).
Anyway I have a card to share which I am linking up to these challenges
CAS Card (Clean and simple)
I turned this sketch
I took inspiration from the colours
I used Mama Elephant no peeking and cozy christmas stamp sets stamped with Versfine Onyx Black. I coloured with SU markers adding a wink of stella and glossy accents to the present bows and the scarf. The wood panel is from an AC journal card.
I know these are Christmas Stamps sets but I think this works for a birthday.
Here are a couple of pics of that quilt
I used Stampin UP! fabric 3″ squares and some white from my stash for the border. The backing is a lemon cotton.
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Back again with my second entry for the Uniko Challenge
I used Uniko English Country Garden – Butterflies, Classic Alphapet and Flower Power #3 to make this card. I stamped the buttefly onto vellum and coloured with alcohol markers. The flowers from Flower power #3 are stamped in PTI Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding before adding Kindy Glitz to both the flowers and the butterfly. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx black. This is really sparkly in real life.
Tonight I am off to Werribee Zoo twilight – marshmallows, torches and warm clothes. It is great to see the nocturnal animals for a change.
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Honorable mention here
I’ve had a busy week with school holiday activities.
We have been to Melbourne Zoo, IKEA, shopping in the city with a ride on the City Circle tram, a day at hubby’s work, a book club dinner and some time crafting with Miss 9. Today I went to a local Quilt Groups exhibition. Very inspiring.
Before I share her creations I will share one of two cards I have made for the current challenge at Uniko.
This card was made by stamping Uniko Background builders lattice and coloured with markers. The sentiment is from Uniko All Occassion sentiments #1. I added some glossy accents, a wink of stella and a few rhinestones.
This is more purple tones in real life – for some reason it looks dark brown.
Now for Miss 9’s canvas art. A friend gave her a craft book which had the animal templates and instructions to cover small canvases in felt and cut the animals from felt.
We used 15cm square canvases. Miss 9 had the hearts in her scrapbook collection and I die cut the flowers from a docrafts scallop die. I also helped by die cutting circles and ovals and holding so Miss 9 could tape.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my second card for the Uniko challenge.
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