Recent makes…

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Just popping in to share a few recent requested card makes for a friend.

An Elsa inspired card I totally CASEd from here. Thanks Lyssa. I did make one modification I used Uniquely creative stitched dies to get the curves of the dress. Those dies aren’t just for landscapes!

I also made my own shimmer spray mixing Isopropyl alcohol and shimmer paint in a spray bottle.

The next couple of cards seem to be frequent repeats!

I did consider not sharing even though they are new makes they are layouts I have used many times before! Funny I don’t really like mass producing – made 10 of one card as an invitation once and that was a struggle! However going back to making a card that seemed to work doesn’t seem to be an issue! Especially if it is for a friend and I can show them a pic before I start.

Do you ever go back and make a card again?

Sadly we were in need of a sympathy card this week.

Once again I have gone for simple white die cuts with liquid pearl centres and a simple sentiment from Avery Elle – stamp and die cut.

I have an outrageously large pile of NBUS to play with before more new play things arrive 🙂 My dilema what to play with first!

In the meantime I plan to do a little reading – Bridgerton the Duke and I – while I continue knitting a Weir for myself.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles #111…

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Popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

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#111: ADVENTURES – TWIST use something three times
The adventure can be one you are having or someone else has had or will be having…..it is up to you to interpret the theme!
Repetition is the key – three buttons; one word – repeated there times;three different papers or ribbons or die cuts…..whatever is in threes.
We have some excellent inspiration for you

Remember, you can do anything that is paper craft related BUT NO STAMPS!

So I’ve gone with the adventure of a hot air balloon ride.

And for the twist I’ve used 3 hot air balloons, 3 clouds and 3 stickers!

Die cuts from SU Up&Away thinlits, stamplorations cutplorations and uniquely creative. Stickers also from Stamplorations. I die cut the largest balloon in fun foam and popped the smallest balloon up with foam tabs to give some extra dimension.

I hope to see you join in the fun at Unstampabelles.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A little sewing update

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Back in Feburary I took part in the #seworderly challange on instagram run by @arabesquescissors and @mollyandmama. I was lucky enough to win a pattern pack from @arabesquescissors which included a very cute catherdrawal sachet pattern. I have never made a cathedral window pattern before so this was a first for me. I had fun making this little draw string bag.

I recently also took part in my very first SAL on instagram with @emmajeanjansen sewing #brontesstarssal. Here is my finished quilt top.

Another fun project waiting now for me to decide on backing fabric and binding to complete it!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

More botanicals…

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I am really happy how these two cards turned out.

I coloured these succulents from Kaszazz with watercolour pencils, fussy cut them and popped every second one up with foam tabs. I wish I could grow plants like this! I seem to over water them 😦

This is another one of Shery’s stamps from the bloomfully collection – I couldn’t choose so I bought most of the sets! I coloured this one with alcohol markers.

I am linking this one up to the never ending challenge at Stamplorations here

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Colourful Silhouettes

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Popping in today to share a couple of cards made with Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2

Pretty sure I saw colourful silhouettes over on Therese’s blog Lostinpaper some time back. Thanks for the inspiration Therese – I would normally stamp silhouettes in black.

I paired the Papersmooches stamps with Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance – love the font. I stamped these with Altenew inks Northern Lights collection.

Purple wine, Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz

Lagoon, Volcano Lake and Mountain Mist

Thanks again for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

NBUS Challenge #25

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I have a few cards to share so with fingers crossed hope to be popping in a few times over the next little while to share with you.

Today I thought I would start with some NBUS from Jane’s Doodles.

Thought I best start with these as I have more of Jane’s goodies on their way!

Sloths from Weird
I stamped various leaves in the cut out section before popping up my sloth with foam tabs. All images are coloured with alcohol markers.
Again popped up with foam tabs. I used the cut out from the first card as the mount on this one.
And a little camper! I sponged the background and fussy cut the trees and camper before popping them on with foam tabs.

I am linking up to the current challenge at NBUS here

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

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Popping in today to share my make for the latest challenge at Unstampabelles here

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

TWIST: Layer it Up!

Any animal you use – human or non-human – will fit this one

Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!

I’ve opted to make a punch art owl. Check out last weeks post to, owls seem to be a DT favourite!

I have had this punch art “recipe” in my ideas file for a long time, so long I have forgotten where I got it from – it is hand written on a cue card! If it is your idea thank you. Below are a few photos of the basic shapes I used. The small orange heart is used for the beak.

I popped my owl up on a stenciled background with some foam tabs for dimension along with a few die cut leaves.

Until next time

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and

Cheers

Vicki

Recent requests

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I have had a special personalised card requests recently. So thought I should pop in and share these with you. I do love that I can make a card to suit the recipient.

This first one was for a young fisherman, Xavier who recently had his 10th birthday.

A friend of my youngest daughter had her 16th birthday recently, and you bet she loves her dog!

A personalised engagement card for a friend of my aunt.

Cheers

Vicki

Wedding requests

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I had a recent request for some wedding cards

I used some very old stamps sets and layouts/sketches I have made many times.

A lot of little punched out flowers! Putting some small pieces to use.

The rest of today I am planning to sort out the layout for my first ever sewalong. I’ll share the finished quilt top soon I hope!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Challenge #109 at Unstampabelles

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It’s my turn to share on the Unstampabelles Blog this week.

I will admit this was a real challenge for me and at a stretch meets the requirements!

Lockdown 

TWIST: Scrap It! (but card/journalling will be accepted if they follow theme)

You can  let your hair down here and show us what is happening at home while in lockdown!

You can join the challenge here

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If you have been following me for a while you know I am not a scrapbooker. However I do dabble in other areas, one of which is sewing and more specfically quilting. So for my take on the challenge I decided to use scraps to create a new journal cover for my quilt journal. I keep notes on the quilts I have made such as where I purchased the fabric, fabric quantities, block design/pattern and a finished pic of the quilt. How does this relate to lockdown? For most of last year I did continue to go to work in the city office upto the point when we were in stage 4 lockdown which was for 6 weeks however that ended up being about 3 months! In that time I spent a great deal of time watching webinars and using my time to create items for charity.

I used scrap pattern paper and stitched triangle dies to create this half squre triangle pattern. I then added the word “quilt” to create a new journal cover.

Here it is on the cover of my journal.

Now a few pics. One of my first journal entries followed by some of the many creations from 2020.

Quilts from pram size and knee size. These quilts don’t have batting. They are called summer quilts. Qult tops are made from off cuts from a charity I attend – Days for Girls, pieces from Donations in Kind, upcycled jeans and general pieces gifted to me.
This was a quilt I made for a friend.

Thanks for stopping

Hope to see you in the challenge

Cheers

Vicki