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Today’s card I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko

Challenge #21 – Happy Birthday Bev here

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I started by stamping images from Uniko Background builders Vines with SU Lucky Limeade and Old Olive. I used Tim Holtz Abandoned coral to stamp a few flowers. The sentiment is from Uniko Classic numbers stamped in memento tuxedo black ink. I finished the flower centres with liquid pearls. The stamped image was die cut using Inspired by stamping Fancy Label dies 3 and mounted with foam tape onto a Victorian Rectangle die cut from green cardstock from my stash.

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Please ignore the black dot and the poor photography – I appear to have something on my camera lens! The colours are as in the first pic.

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Vicki

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Today I am sharing the Mother’s Day card I made for my Gran. A little late. I didn’t get a chance to visit Gran until late last week. Gran has become forgetful so she didn’t notice I was a few days late.  It can be rather funny some days to explain who you are!

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I am linking up to challenge #44 at Scribble & Scrap here

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I used Annabelle Stamps Designer Flowers, Stemmed Flowers (leaf) and Butterfly Sunshine (sentiment). The inks I used were SU Smoky slate, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and Tim Holtz Abandoned coral (reinker + uninked pad). The sentiment is also from Annabelle Stamps Designer Flowers stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and die cut with Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 and PTI oval limitless layers dies.

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This is a pair of fingerless mittens I made for Ms 10

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This is the link to my raverly page here

and the free pattern from the Casting on couch here.

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I am also sharing this finished jumper.

I was given this partially complete by a friend. I finished it last week.

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Original pattern from Country Crafts June 1987.

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Vicki

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I’m back as planned.

Ms E’s manager is leaving the store to go to another store. She asked me to make her a Good bye/Good luck card.  As it has “wings” I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko Studios here.

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Here is my card.

Good luck

I used Uniko English Country Garden stamped onto vellum and coloured with Tim Holtz and SU markers. The die cut strip is from Kaisercraft film strip. The sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The second card I have to share is also for Ms E’s manager. She is also expecting her first baby later in the year and as Ms E is unlikely to see her she wanted to gift her a little something. This also has “wings”.

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I made the card base using Lifestyle Crafts Peppermint Page die (8cm x 8.5cm). The image from ME Just hatched is stamped onto x press it blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiment if from the same set stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The co ordinating dies were used to cut the egg.

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To go with this I knitted up a little pair of shoes using Patons Big Baby 4ply yarn and the garter stitch bootees pattern which came with the pack.  Sorry  I couldn’t find a link anywhere on the web!

bootees and card

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Vicki

Hello

Over the weekend I got a little time in my craft room. Mainly due to our 4 games of netball being cancelled due to weather.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko Studios here – things with wings

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This is my card.

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I started by randomly stamping the film strip image from Uniko strike a pose across some white cardstock masking as I went with post it notes. I then stamped one of the images from an English Country Garden in the film again masking as I went. I coloured the images with Tim holtz and SU Markers and used my SU blender pen. Thanks Therese for reminding me I had this! I finished off the butterflies with a little Kindy Glitz Crystalina.

Off to dance class with Miss A

I plan to be back with another couple of cards tomorrow.

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Vicki

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Time has a habit of getting away from me!

The children are back at school/uni, I’m back at work and Hubby is back from his work trip but we haven’t sat to look at all the pics yet. There was only one sick with travel sickness out of the group of 18 students. They visited France (Paris, Versailles, Somme & Framelle), Belgium, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (Berlin) and Turkey (Istanbul & Gallipoli).

Anyway it has taken me a couple of days to get today’s card together. I was determined to have something creative to share this week.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

Doesn’t this cake look yummy

Here is my card

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I started by stamping my Penny Black wonderful image in Memento tuxedo black ink onto xpress it blending card stock. I coloured with various alcohol markers from Kaisercrsaft & Stampin Up. I layered my image onto Lifestyle crafts nesting lace squares cut from purple cardstock (unknown from scrap pile). This was then layered on to the card front. The ribbon is from my stash I added a sentiment from PTI tiny tags stamped with MFT Grapescicle ink and SU Perfect plum marker and die cut with co ordinating die. The flowers are punched from SU Itty Bitty accents and pushed down in the centre so the petals pop up, then finished with a spot of liquid pearls. I also added a little wink of stella to the centre of the stamped flowers which doesn’t show in my photography.

Here is another pic

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I also have a finished quilt to share

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This is a disappearing nine patch quilt. The fabrics were from the same range. The sashing/border is a different fabric and is also used for the backing fabric. The batting is a 50/50 bamboo and cotton. I was happier with my basting of this quilt than I was of the last one I completed see this post here. I did use some basting spray this time as well as pinning a lot more. I used my treadle sewing machine to complete the quilting in the ditch.  Hubby now has a couple to choose from to gift.

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Vicki

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I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break and indulged in some treats.

The Easter bunny did visit here and left the children some chocolate. Even though they are 19 – 10 years they enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter bunny likes to leave little eggs through the house. I have a feeling they may not have found all of them yet. I’m hoping hubby brings me something nice he is currently half way through a 3 week work trip.

Anyway onto my project(s). In a few weeks one of my oldest friends is celebrating her birthday.

I recently purchased some lovely 4ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills at a store in Geelong. I liked the first ball so much I had to go back and buy a second colour. Just as well Ms 19 is studying in Geelong it is an excuse for me to car pool and go shopping.

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I am pairing these wash cloths up with some natural bath salts.  I think she will appreciate something just for her.

After this little mini project I have 146 grams of the glacier and 170 grams of the Daffodil left – so more than enough to make more.

The patterns I used from top to bottom are

Mollie Makes washcloth here

Double seed stitch pattern here

Grandmother’s favourite dishcloth here

Jestti – My favourite wash cloth here

Alaina’s simple seed stitch dishcloth here

Thank you to all the designers of these patterns for making them available as free downloads.

All notes for these projects can be found on my Ravelry page here

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I haven’t had inky fingers for a while so must rectify that soon

Cheers

Vicki

Hello

Popping into share a card or two

This first card I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.

and

Never Before Used Schtuff with Darnell

I took my inspiration from the chocolate cupcakes and the lovely pastel colours.

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Perfect for my brand new NBUS from SBB Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes and co ordinating dies. I stamped the cupcake bottoms with SU Baked Brown Sugar ink and  coloured the cupcake icing with stampin up and tim holtz markers. I stamped the cute animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with various brands of alcohol markers and then die cut. The card front was mounted onto SU pink Pirouette Cardstock and then the little animals were popped up with foam tape.

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This card is off to a party with Ms 15 tonight.

My second card

I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko – anything goes

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I recently purchased several new watercolour pencils and paints – a little indulgence from a recent shopping trip to Geelong art supply shops and online. This little guy from Annabelle Stamps is fun to colour and he hasn’t had much love lately. So I paired him up with a NBUS Uniko Strike a Pose stamp set stamped in SU Night of Navy ink onto watercolour paper. I stamped lil monster in stazon brown ink after masking off the sides and coloured with Intense pencils and Royal Langnickel watercolour pencils. I mounted this onto some real red cardstock. He needed a little sentiment so I used some scrap bits of yellow cardstock and stamped with SU Banner Blast in SU Night of Navy ink and punched with the co ordinating punch.

School holidays now and I have lots planned to do.

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Cheers

Vicki

Edit: I am also linking up to the 30day colouring challenge at the Daily Marker here

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