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Challenge #61 Changing seasons with the twist of masculine. You can find the challenge link here and scroll through the weeks to see some great inspiration from the DT.

Weddings are a change

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I used Impression Obsession die, stamploration “Celebrate” die and lifestyle crafts nesting lace squares dies to create my card with black and white cardstock along with black glitter paper and fun foam.

Hope to see your entry in the challenge – remember no stamps!

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Cheers

Vicki

A challenge or two…

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We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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at Seize the Birthday here

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I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats

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for the current challenge at Uniko here

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Fantasy Stampers here

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I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

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Cheers

Vicki

A special card…

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This is my DT post for Unstampabelles Challenge #61 – Changing Seasons TWIST make it masculine

You can find the new challenge here

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Recently Ms S’s boyfriend’s sister made her First Holy Communion. This card represents a special event/change of season.  If the flowers and lace doily were excluded it would suit a male.

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The prize this month is

Here is another pic of my card

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Products used MFT rolled roses, Cheery Lynn Doiley, Cheery Lynn Cross and SU Sizzlits leaf dies.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A bright Thanks…

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Thank you for comments and likes recently.

Glad to see I’m not the only one who relies so much on my phone! The happy news it is all sorted and I didn’t need to get a new one just yet.  A small repair sees things all good again.

Anyway enough waffle.

You stop to see the pictures.

Today I have a “thanks” card for a co worker of my eldest daughter.

I am linking up to Darnell’s NBUS #7 here

my NBUS is the stamplorations die.

I hate to admit I’m pretty sure some of these flower images have never seen ink either.  I can’t be alone in admitting to having loads of images that have never seen inky love. Image result for embarrassed emoji

I will also link up to

The current challenge at Sweet Stampin’ – no design paper here

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Fantasy Stampers Challenge #70 Sunshine colours  here

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As per Ms E’s usual requests there were specific instructions – this time bright with purple and sparkle and to include flowers.  Well I set Ms E the task of finding the flower stamps – um no small feet!  After she narrowed to about 8 sets I then picked from those and allocated each image an ink colour from those she had selected.  I’ve discovered even though I have lots of purple inks I don’t really have a bright purple.  Maybe someone can suggest one for me to add to my crafty wishlist.

Here is the result

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This card is larger than normal – an A4 piece scored in half.

Which stamp sets did I use to make the background? Images from SU Crazy about you, PTI Beautiful Blooms II, Uniko Flower Power #4 (Ms E was very specific that this image had to be used) and ABS Stemmed Flowers (a few images from that set). I started stamping with the largest images on to white cardstock and then worked down to the smallest.  Each flower had their own colour ink.  As I mentioned earlier I lined everything up before starting to stamp.  The smallest flower was inked in 2 colours to fill in the gaps.  The ink colours used are SU Pumpkin pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Cre8tive purple.  This one of a kind paper was attached to some purple cardstock.  I used a NBUS stamplorations “thanks” die cut in the same purple cs and also from foam to add dimension.  All this finished with some clear sequins and glossy accents on the die cut to cover the sparkle request.

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Lady in red…

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How has your week been? Mine has been a bit of a whirl wind.  It has been full up with meetings, after school activities, work and general family stuff.  And a first world problem.  Now before you read any further you can skip my rant and head to the pretty pictures if you like  – I wont know! Yesterday afternoon the plan was to pick up my delivery from the parcel locker on the way home from work, pick up Ms A from school, head to major shopping centre to pick up Mr M (18 – this trip would be unnecessary if he would get his driver’s licence!) then head to Ms S’s school to pick her up from an after school SAC all by 5 pm!. This was doable and planned so there was no doubling back and Ms S could be home as quick as possible because she has a charity event today that started at 3.30 am. So what was the issue? My phone. It was working fine at the parcel locker.  Went to call Mr M enroute to shopping centre to arrange pick up – phone would not connect to the car. Small issue I thought I’ll ring when I stop driving.  No phone just a black screen.  Head into shopping centre breaking with the original plan, my aim to find a public telephone.  We don’t have those anymore do we. A little annoying!😦 The lovely cleaners directed me to the service desk where the helpful staff let me use the phone and offered to put his name over the PA system.  He answered on the 3rd call!  I was going to take them up on the PA offer, even if he would’ve been mortified.   When I eventually got home what the stories were? Yes Ms S had finished 40 minutes early and had been messaging and phoning me whilst waiting and Ms E had finished Uni early and had been calling to offer to help pick up.   We tried for a while to get the phone working – no luck. How much do I now rely on a mobile phone to help organise my family.   You can guess I will be heading out soon to look at getting a new one!

If you have read my venting – thank you. Now onto some nicer things.

I finally found a little time to finish this red jumper for Ms A (11).

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She has a little growing room.  I’m not sure she will wear it much this year – I’m hoping for warmer days,  but next year it will fit perfectly!

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This is made using BWM bold bamboo in rouge.  I used the Step Hem Jumper pattern from Patons Women’s Merino Collection.

I also finished a dog’s coat for the lost dog’s home

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This will be heading in tomorrow with these I shared last week.

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I also made this little thank you for Margaret as she knitted the 4 aqua dog coats.

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I used some twine! The sentiment is from PTI mega Mixed Messages stamped in SU Dapper Denium.

As usual I have a request or two from my kiddos so it wont be long before I’m back to share.

Until then

Cheers

Vicki

21st balloons…

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The day started nice and sunny and has now turned grey with hail here in Melbourne.  We do truely get 4 seasons in one day on occasion.  Marvelous Melbourne🙂

As we are in the grip of 21st Season here I have yet another 21st card and gift bag to share.

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I have used SU Best year ever paper and co ordinating coastal cabana cs to create the gift bag and card.  I used the gift bag punch board with paper 17 cm x 30.5 cm for the closure of this bag I used the paper flower made from packing paper and scallop circle punches.  For the card I used SU balloon framelits, SU Thoughtful banners and Uniko Classic Numbers stamp sets – the perfect size to stamp onto the balloon.  The twine is also coastal cabana.

I am linking this up to the current challenge at Uniko – Challenge #35

There are songs both about turning “21” and balloons.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Exploding Box purse for Unstampabelles…

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Today I am sharing a project I have made for the current Challenge anything but a card at Unstampabelles here.

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I have used a tutorial from Qbee’s Quest here. Thank you to Brenda for such a great tutorial. She has so many great projects.

Here is mine

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I have used SU Retro Fresh, Very Vanilla and tangelo twist papers. The handbag top was die cut using Courture Creations Victorian Rectangle and the closure is a brad I had in my stash.  The ribbon is SU Tangerine tango.  I felt the bag needed a little pretting up so I added the very vanilla die cut butterfly and a strip of rhinestones. This is a good size purse for various gift items.

While I was deciding which project I would create for today Ms A (11) created this little gift box from a template I have – source unknown.  She went off on her own using her own crafty supplies and my punches.  She created the Superman all on her own.  She gave this to her prep buddy for his birthday last Friday.

Cheers

Vicki