Unstampabelles #93 Time for Recess…

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Today I’m sharing my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles #93 we’re at week 3.  You can find the first week of the challenge here

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The September Challenge is to
Create a paper project with an Aperture or Recess of some kind
 in the project. It can be 3D or it can be layered……in fact the TWIST is

 Luscious Layering

The prize for the random number draw is
$15 (Aust) Gift Voucher
I created a little scene using my new dies SU Jolly Season and stitched dies from Uniquely and Simon Says Stamps.  The layered scene sits within the die cut circle. The sentiment is die cut from the same SU set with silver foil.
I have been having fun with new products and made this one as well.  Thanks to Tracie from for the love of stamping for the inspiration for this one.
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Cheers
Vicki
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Off to a new home …

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I’ve been making variations of this little guy  up for a few years now. Original pattern by Fiona Dalton from Simple Softies. Not sure how many I’ve made to date.

I was showing a friend pics recently and she asked me to make one for her. So this little guy is off on an adventure to a new home in Queensland.

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Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles Tea in the Garden ….

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Today I am popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

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The newest challenge is
Tea in the Garden
 
and the TWIST is use some watercolouring somewhere……
I started by creating my background with my water colour paints.  The section top right is meant to look like a flowering vine.  Hope you can see that!  I added die cut MFT tea pot and cups.  I added a butterfly stencil (I raided the kiddos art supplies for that one!) to the tea pot.  I used a new makeup brush from Daiso it is in appearance like the new stencilling brushes I have seen people using.  The brush gave great results with very little effort however I don’t think the handle will last long I feel if I put to much pressure the handle is going to snap! Can’t expect much for $2.80 though.  I finished the pot and cups with overflowing punched leaves and flowers with liquid pearl centres.
I have been know to sit outside with a pot of tea, a book and my knitting, especially if the weather is nice.  I’m a bit like goldilocks it can’t be too hot or too cold! just right.  Sometimes it has to be the front step as my dog likes to be included!
I am going to link this up to the August challenge at Bizzy Becs Store here
Anything goes

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Cheers

Vicki

More Shirt quilts…

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Thought I would share the last 4 quilts I made which were taken to a Cambodian Charity.

Two of these quilts have cotton batting and two have no batting.  I did this for two reasons. Firstly the batting can be expensive for me and secondly my friend took these in her luggage so didn’t need the extra weight.  I was surprised how much warmth was in the quilts with no batting when I was completing the binding.

 

The quilts sizes (left to right) are 115 x 138 cm, 135 x 104 cm, 110 x 86.5 cm and 108 x 108 cm. I constructed tops with strip piecing 9 square blocks.  The blue quilt second from right has several borders as the 9 square blocks were rather small and to make a useable size I added the borders.

The backings are from fabric gifted to me for that purpose.  Some of the bindings are also made from shirts whilst others were made from fabric not able to be used for Days for Girls projects.

I have completed 7 quilts and an Oslo bag by Sew Sweetness here.  I still have 2 unfinished quilt tops and enough pieces for a very scrappy quilt.  Some of the quilts have the buttons some do not.  Buttons which I removed have been given to a friend who knits for Caroline Chisolm (a local women and children’s charity here) for use on baby knits. Not bad for 20 shirts which probably would have gone to land fill.

This afternoon I plan to sit and read my current book – All the light we cannot see – its due back at the library tomorrow and I am currently about a third through!

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Cheers

Vicki

A few things I’ve been up to…

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Boy time does get away! Thought I would pop in and share a few of the projects I have been working on.

Firstly a throw for my eldest daughter from stash yarn.  You can find the pattern here.  The grey is left over from the throw I made earlier this year here

Second up is another knit project.  I purchased this yarn a few weeks ago whilst on a girls weekend in Healseville from Crumbz Craft.  Amazing already on the needles! A nice pair of socks for me using a simply sock pattern here.

Lastly 2 quilts I have completed from repurposed shirts. These are for a fundraiser next week.  I have 4 other quilt tops made not yet basted and quilted!

This first one is 2.5″ fabric stripes cut and recut into grid pattern.  Borders are also 2.5″.  This has cotton batting and the backing was gifted.  The binding is also from repurposed shirt fabric. Quilt measures 101 cm x 86.5 cm.

The next two photos are of a 5″ square quilt backed with gifted silky fabric.  Again I used repurposed shirts for the binding.  Pieced in  strip  and  recut, sewn  again into  9 piece blocks.  Blocks  laid  out  and  sewn  together.  Quilt  measures  115cm  x 138cm

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Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles Stencil Play ….

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Today I am popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

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I started by sponging some blue ink through the stencil.  I then added Altenew antique gold spray over the top.  The blue ink now has a nice green tone. As you can see some parts of the stencil are gold only.  Now you will have to take my word for it it looks better in real life! I added my stencil to a cardstock mount of similar colour and then to my card base.  I finished by adding a sentiment die cut from Elizabeth Crafts in both cardstock and foam.  Now if you are like me and don’t really like the mess of sprays this went OK with minimal mess so have a play.  Might play with these again 😉  If you don’t have stencils or sprays there are some great tips and ideas on the Unstampabelles Blog take a peek.

Well I hope you are staying warm. If you around my part of the world we have had a touch of winter this last weekend.

Hope to see you in the challenge

Don’t forget no stamps!

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Cheers

Vicki

Pick a Pattern…

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Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card.

I’m linking this up to the current challenge at Double D’s – Pick a Pattern here

 

GRAB OUR BADGE!

and never ending challenge at Stamplorations here

Miss S (19) and Ms A (14) are coaches of a local netball team and later today is the presentation day.  Of course at the last minute Ms S asked for a thank you card.  Fortunately I have been cutting my pattern paper into cardfront sizes in an attempt to use it up!  The card base with pattern papper and mount was sitting on top of the small pile on my desk top waiting for sentiment inspiration when the request was made and happens to match the colours of the potted tulips she purchased.  I added the die cut sentiment from Stamplorations popped up on fun foam and the flowers and leaves from my die cut stash also sitting on my desk.  So I feel I have used something up! unfortunately the tub still has loads of pieces in it!  I did finish up all the little leaves though.

Off to netball soon. Brrr looking at a wet and very chilly afternoon. Only 3 games to go for this season! We are currently sitting on the bottom of the ladder so no finals this year!.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki