Merry Christmas and December catch up…

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For December in our house it is not just about Christmas but birthdays too!

I realised recently I hadn’t shared any of the birthday or Christmas makes.  Some of which left the house before I could take a snap! The ones I have snapped please excuse the poor photography! I am not going to go into long details about the process as this post is long enough!  If you would like to know more leave me a message in the comments and I will reply.  All products are listed in below.

On the 2nd Ms S turned 19

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On the 3rd Ms A was 14 –  Little Miss had a party with about 25 like minded teenagers.  I inlisted all my kiddos and their partners for extra supervision.  Of course hubby was out that night!

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On 7th it was Ms E’s  and she was 23! For those who are doing the math in 2 years time it is going to be big – the girls will be 25, 21 and 16 within 5 days of each other.

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and to round out the December birthdays Mr M’s girlfriend was 21 on 15th.  We celebrated with 21 desserts!

Not sure about the deer being a horse but Mr M was happy.

Her gift which she was very surprised I had kept a secret.  I worked on this from around cup day (early November) right up until the night before her party.  It even had to go to the last book club gathering otherwise it would not have been finished.

A disappearing nine patch. Measurements are around 215 cm x 165 cm (I forgot to measure before I wrapped it!).

Now for a few Christmas makes

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These are silver foil cardstock which no matter how I photographed they looked black.

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and some sewing

a dinosaur for a work colleage of hubby’s

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and some little pinafore dresses

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To round out December Ms S went to NASA and silicon valley in Houston and San Fransico for 2 weeks. She had an amazing trip all made possible by her end of year grades in Year 12 last year. Her score made her eligible for a particular programme which after the interview process got her onto the team to go to NASA.  Out of the 20 people her team of 4 won the best team and Ms S won the individual award.

This is a promotional pic taken at Scienceworks in Victoria before they left.

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last night whilst Ms E and Ms A were at carols rehersals and Ms S and her boyfriend were looking at Christmas lights, Mr M and his girlfriend helped with decorating 4 Gingerbread houses.

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Now I must get on as I have 22 people for lunch tomorrow.  I hope you have all made the “nice” list and get some goodies tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming New Year.

Thank you for your visits during 2018 I appreciate your effort.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

 

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Hello…

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My poor neglected blog followers.  I am sorry for lack of posts! No plausable excuse for my lack of posts and lack of comments on other blogs.

Warning long catch up post!

Today I am popping in to share a jumper I finished a few weeks ago and has taken me months to complete! If the weather stays how it has been the last few days I might get to wear it before next winter 🙂

Excuse the silly pose I was acting up for Ms 13.

I have created a few cards including sympathy cards that unfortunately went out the door faster than I could take a pic of them.  The kiddos have mostly been using my stash cards and I have added a sentiment or die cut number appropriate for the recipient. Mr M has requested “21” on all sorts of cards including a baby card! I recently sent some of last years Christmas card makes to Aussie Farmers I saw a collection for on Facebook.

Recent requested 21st cards
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I have also been busy sewing.  Continuing on with my contributions to Days for Girls and also a few presents.  These were a recent 1st Birthday gift.

Pinafore Leggins Unicorn PJ’sSomething to cuddle

In early November I decided to start a new quilt for an upcoming December Birthday. None of the quilts in my stash were suitable! I’ll share pics of that when it is completed – it is a secret project.

I am not going to make promises about regular posts from now til post Christmas there is loads on the calender. Between now and mid January my 4 kiddos have a birthday + 2 of their partners – 6 birthdays in about 6 weeks including two 21st’s.  We had one last week too.  We will also be hosting Christmas lunch. Ms 18 is squeezing in a 2 week trip to USA.  I wish I could get her to do some crafty shopping for me 🙂  She is in the first group of Victoria University students ever to go to NASA.  And to top it off my boss would like me to work full time so I have declined the offer and am busy job hunting again. Just quietly I would be happy staying in my craft room.

Many of my regular readers may be familiar with my December/Christmas calender – we will survive the silly season.  I hope you don’t feel to exhausted reading some of the things on my calender for the next few weeks. It will be OK. I have learnt over the years it is OK to say no.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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Unstampabelles #85

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Today I am sharing for Unstampabelles Challenge #85

The TWIST this month is to be thrifty and recycle something when making your box, bag or parcel.

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And the prize is

 

I started with a gift bag from last Christmas

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I used the pretty paper from the bag and created a pillow box with a die.  I added a tag from a star die and a die cut sentiment from silver foil.

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I hope you have time to join the challenge.  A great way to get a head start on some gift wrapping.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles #84

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Today I am sharing my DT entry for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here.

The challenge to use gold foil or glitter and white.  No stamps or other colours.

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I have die cut deer from SU Detailed Deer thinlits added to an embossed white die cut circle.  The circle and deer were popped up with foam tabs as you can see with the shadow.  We are enjoying some lovely sunny spring days.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations.  A little glittery bow to finish off.

Thanks for stopping.  Will I see you in the challenge?

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles #83 take 2…

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You still have a little time to play with us at Unstampabelles.

As I type this there are only 2 entries – good chances to win the prize.

You can see all the details here

My challenge supplies

I have gone with a pretty simple theme of circles.  I used various circle punches to punch out from silver paper, pattern paper and plain black cs. I used the silver washi tape above on scrap paper and punched out and used the tiny little black buttons.  Some of the silver paper is embossed – a left over embossed piece from another project. The sentiment is a die cut from mini treat bag.

I am linking this upto the current challenge at Seize the birthday here – toppings to use punches or die cut – I used both

Hope you have time to join in the challenge and use some buttons and washi tape I know many of you have.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki