A new project …

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I came across a call out for dog jackets for the local lost dogs home.  You can find the pattern here and information here. So I started one last night at swimming lessons.  I needed a new project that I can carry with me.

Ms A’s jumper is almost finished.  I have used the side step hem pattern that I used for my BWM milky fibre jumper in this post here.  This time I have used Bendigo Woollen Mills Bold Bamboo in rouge.

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All that is left to do is sew up the seams and knit the neck band.  Should be able to finish this before it gets warm again:)

And a finished shirt quilt from hubby’s old work shirts.  I have more shirts to work through.

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The family have put in a few requests for cards so I need to find some mojo and inspiration to get started.  Hubby has requested a funny male card for his boss.  At the moment I’m thinking of using a digital image – with all the images I have in my stash none of them seem the right one!  Does that happen to anyone else?

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Red, white and blue…

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Today I am sharing a card for the July Unstampabelles Challenge.

Have you linked up yet? Details here

Being from Australia my colours are red, white and blue.

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This card is pretty simple.  I started by gathering my red, white and blue pattern papers (SU Polka dot parade and Crafters choice Gelati Basics) and a variety of circle punches (1″, 1.5″, 1 3/8″ and 1.75″). I punched several circles from each of the papers and arranged onto my square card front until I was happy with the layout.  In hindsight I could have popped one or two circles up with foam tabs for added interest. As no stamps are allowed in the Unstampabelles challenges I have used a birthday sticker which came with a magazine a few years ago.

And this is the prize for this month

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Cheers

Vicki

A few cards…

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Today we had a small family celebratory lunch for one of my husband’s brothers who recently turned 50.

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He is a teacher so Papersmooches Smarty pants seemed the right choice.  I coloured the pencils with alcohol markers after stamping with memento tuxedo black ink. Ms A (11) had a lot of fun directing me to which combinations I should use!  The sentiments are from Papersmooches Digits and the numbers are die cut using Papersmooches Numbers die.  The sentiment was originally to be one panel but you may have guessed I needed to seperate to fit on the card front.  What was that my Dad use to say? “measure twice cut once!” Anyway I’m sure if I didn’t mention you would all think this is how I intended the card to be.

I am linking this up to Kathy’s 30 day colour challenge here

this one

and Virginia’s View Challenge here

 Last week I had 2 occasions for sympathy cards.

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I used Inspired by stamping Big Notes III and SU Botanical Builder Framelits.

In my last post I mentioned a recent trip to Bendigo.

Here is a pic of my purchase at Bendigo Woollen Mills…

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At some time in the future a jumper for me, a cardi for Ms E and 3 pairs of socks.  The light grey is the new Savanna, the darker grey is Aurora and sock yarn (one undyed and 2 dyed).  My current knitting project is a jumper for Ms A (11) in BWM Bold Bamboo Rouge.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

More Penny Black Wonderful…

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While I had Penny Black Wonderful out the other day I also created this Thinking of you card for a work colleague who lost her mother recently.

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I teamed this with MSS Simple Salutations.  As you can see I used copics again to colour and the same patterned paper however instead of ribbon I used twine from True Hemp this time.

Today I had a day trip with Ms E (20) to Bendigo where we indulged at Bendigo Woollen Mills among other places.  We decided we need to return to Bendigo again to visit some places we just didn’t have time for and to go back to some we really liked browsing in.  I was really happy to visit the pottery and find the potter at work who I had purchased several pieces from 20+ years ago!  I now have his contact details for a couple of pieces that have been broken over the years.

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Cheers

Vicki

Penny Black Wonderful …

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I needed a couple of cards and thought it would be nice to show some of my older sets some love.

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend using Penny Black Wonderful stamp set coloured with copics and layered using SU Sweet Sorbet paper and SU Pool Party Seam binding ribbon.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here

and

The Daily Marker – 30 day colouring challenge here

this one

Here is my card

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Cheers

Vicki

Green and Gold and first DT post for UnstampaBelles …

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A little while back I won the challenge at UnstampaBelles and the lovely Susan asked me to join the DT.  This is my first post for the DT.

You can find the challenge blog here or on my side bar

The July challenge is colours of your country.  Now I am born and raised in Melbourne, Australia so my colours are red, white and blue.  For this challenge I have gone with the unofficial colours of green and gold (yellow).  And the twist for this challenge is make it square.

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I created the window frame using SU Hearth and Home die cut in white cardstock and in foam for dimension.  I also cut into the Kaisercraft Confetti pattern paper to recess the window frame.  The flowers, leaves and tree were cut from scrap cardstock using Memory Box Arboscello Tree, CC Designs Leafy branch and SU Itty bitty accents punch. All finished with a few rhinestones. The card is 12.5 cm square.

I hope to see your creations in this months Unstampabelles Challenge.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Bowling for a 21st…

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Today I have another 21st card to share.

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I am linking up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique June Mood Board here

Happy Little Stampers – Anything goes with dies here

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Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here

As usual Ms E (20) had a specific request to incorporate bowling.  Not having any bowling stamps and deciding punch art was a little too fiddly I came across some digital images here.  Thank you Imogen.  I also used Papersmooches Digits stamp set and Numbers die. A little colouring on the pins with copics before adding to card front with foam tabs.  It was sunny yesterday when I took the pic you can see a little shadow on the card front.

My first thoughts when I saw the SBB challenge board was to create a card with a black lab – we have a very young at heart black lab.  During the week she had her annual check up.  For a senior she acted more like a very energetic pup!  She must have a great memory too because she kept sitting without instruction to be rewarded with treats from the vet.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki