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.

Thanks for stopping




11 thoughts on “Wonderful…

  1. I love this card Vicki! The inspiration colours of brown and purple look great for the hedgehog and flowers, and your layout really shows off that super image! We all seem to be chasing time, don’t we – but you manage to fit so much into your time, you amaze me. Your quilt is beautiful – those colours are dreamy!

  2. Oh, and you just add a quick photo of a quilt that you whipped up… you are a machine, no wonder your life is so busy lol. LOVE your sweet little PB hedgehog, he looks so happy holding the purple flowers, thanks for sharing this with us at Scrapbook Boutique and have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Therese. It took me a few weeks longer than I had hoped to finish the quilt just as well it isn’t needed just yet. Have a great weekend too – 4 games of netball tomorrow and 4 kids at 4 different places tomorrow night.

  3. It sounds like things are settling back into routine for you, Vicki. Your sweet card with that hedgie and his bouquet is super adorable and your quilt is fabulous! I love the colors and patterns!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Wow Vicki, you’ve been busy! Gorgeous card with that sweet image and flurry of flowers and what a great quilt. Talented lady!

  5. Vicki this is so dreamy and gorgeous and beautifully made too! I have just recently finished a quilt too and this time professionally quilted (NEVER again will I quilt arggh so I congratulate you!) I can’t wait and so excited!! Thank you for joining in and sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique.

  6. What a cute card. I love all the purples you have used. And what a pretty quilt too. Thanks for sharing and joining in at Scrapbook Boutique.

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