A few HST…

Hello

Today I’m sharing what I have been doing with HST (half square triangles).

They are rather addictive!

First up this chevron quilt in yellow & grey approximately 80cm x 105 cm

I started with 5″ squares and used the Missouri Star Quilt company method to make the HST.

the back

do you like this colour combo?

so far …

I also finished a jumper for me

This is a Hi-Lo Hem jumper from Cleckheaton Women’s Merion Collection book. I used BWM Luxury 8 ply. ¬†I was a little worried I might run short but have ended up with 97g (about half a ball) left.

Next on the creating front is a HST quilt for a friend and to tackle the huge amount of pp! I must cut it and use it ūüôā Oh and to knit some more dog coats for the Lost Dog’s Home.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

For the men…

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We have a holiday today for the Queen’s Birthday. ¬†Hope you are having a great time enjoying your day off.

Today I am sharing a card for a Dad.

#69: To the men in our lives…..¬†TWIST¬†add an animal
The Prize will be …..
a mystery collection of new crafting bits 
As it is a mystery – there is no photograph of it!
There might be teasers during the month…..

Unstampabelles Challenges

You can find the challenge here

I used my SU Large Letters to die cut “DAD” in my pattern paper. I added foam to the back and placed them back in the spaces. ¬†The trick was not to mix up the “D’s”.

The twist is to add an animal so I opened up some kaisercraft wood pieces that have been sitting unloved on my desk for far to long!

Hope to see you in the challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

A significant birthday…

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Recently we went to a significant birthday party for a friend of ours.  When someone at the party asked me how long I had known the birthday girl I was a little shocked that it is close to 30 years. Boy time flys.

Here is the card I made

I used my SU letters for the birthday girl’s name along with ¬†cookie cutter punch, owl punch, fox punch and Papersmooches Hullabalo to make my “Liz”. ¬†I used an embossing folder to create the background and my sentiment is from Cool treats.

The birthday girl is a great athelete competing in iron women events, various runs/marathons and stair runs (running up stair wells of very tall buildings). We meet when my hubby was competing in triathalons. ¬†After so long mixing with these fit people it hasn’t rubbed off on me!

Hopefully you can see my idea of a water sport themed card.

I am linking this up to the challenge at Seize the Birthday here one layer Рno toppings this time for me.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

A finished baby quilt…

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This little quilt went off to the not so new bub this week.

Bub is 9 weeks old. Boy time flys I would have sworn he was only 3 or 4 weeks old!

This quilt measures 84 x 100 cm.

I had finished the top a few weeks ago however I didn’t have enough fabric to complete the binding. ¬†The closest fabric/craft store closed earlier in the year due to an airoplane accident. ¬†Devastating for the families/people involved. ¬†I did find time recently to make a trip to a store a little further away and luckily they had the same fabric which I used on the backing which I purchased to make the binding. ¬†Other fabrics include Circus by Jodie Carleton.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Oh baby…

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¬†I’m popping in today to share a few baby cards.

I am linking up to the current challenge at ScrapbookBoutique here

Last week was a busy week with 2 friends from knitting group becoming grandmothers, my cousin became a grandma for the second time and one of my book club buddies welcomed another into her extended family.

One of my friends asked me to make a card. ¬†So I made several. Sorry this is going to be a bit of a pic overload. Cause when I have everything out and I can’t decide I just get on a roll. ¬†Especially with the Noah’s Ark. ¬†Decided to make a few colour ways as I coloured up a few images at once.

Using ABS digital paper (the stripes match the shorts on the mood board), SU Made with Love, Su Baby’s first framelits and Simon Says Stamp baby.

Using Papersmooches Fascinators to create a shelf, ME Carnival Cupcakes & dies with digital pattern paper and ME just hatched.  Do you think the little creatures are to straight? I wanted them to look like they are sitting on a shelf maybe the little rabbit should be leaning to one side. What do you think?

This one uses PTI Sweet baby, SSS baby, stitched dies and circle dies.

SU Baby’s first framelits and SSS baby.

This is the one she chose. SU Two by Two coloured with alcohol markers die cut with circle die and layed onto doily die.

I stamped and coloured a few images while I had the markers out and made a few for my stash.

I recently resigned from my part time job so today is my first day I would normally be at work.  I have applied for a few jobs. So what am I going to do in the meantime? After a little bit of tiding up I plan to turn on the sewing machine and maybe make another card or two.  I finished a quilt last week which I will share another day. I started another one some time ago and would like to make some progress on it.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Coding…

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Today I am sharing my card for the current Challenge at Unstampabelles here

Layering and borders

Unstampabelles Challenges

prize

Here is my card

“0

I used ME Pizzaz pieces (my border die), Memory Box Classic numbers, PTI birthday die and Stamplorations Happy die cut from fun foam.

Now if you have followed me for a while you will know a lot of my cards are made as per my Kiddos requests. ¬†This one was no exception. ¬†However it is not as first requested. ¬†Mr M (19) requested a 21st card with the sentiment “Happy 21st Birthday” in computer coding – a series of “0” and “1”‘s that computers speak in. I started die cutting the mammoth task of all those 0’s and 1’s to quickly realise it wasn’t going to fit onto an A4 card front easily – then one of the dies moved whilst cutting even while using tape. The solution cut the panel down and put it on a normal size cut front as a background and add the die cut sentiment. ¬†Mr M was still happy.

Hope you get a chance to play in this challenge there are still a couple of weeks to go.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Julie Nutting party girl…

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Today I am sharing a card made using Julie Nutting Party Girl stamp set.

I stamped the image from Julie Nutting Party Girl stamp set onto express it card stock and coloured with copic markers. The sentiment is from PTI Birthday Tags. I mounted the coloured image onto black cardstock and SU pattern paper. I was taking reference to the quote on the SBB mood board along with the pastel colours.

I am linking up to the challenges at Scrapbook Boutique here

and

Seize the Birthday – anything goes here

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki