A challenge or two…


We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here


at Seize the Birthday here

no toppings for me this time

me up and away

I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats



for the current challenge at Uniko here


Fantasy Stampers here



I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping




24 thoughts on “A challenge or two…

  1. Love your cards for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge – both have balloons but they are so different! I think the cheeky monkey and star balloon change the mood completely, while the soft bunny and beautiful softly coloured balloons of the first card is completely in tune with the mood board. Great cards, and your book mark will certainly get you in tune with your books this year! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month! Enjoy the rest of your holiday:)

  2. These are fabulous Vicki, I love those ME balloons with the bunny, one of my favourite stamp sets for sure and your card is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  3. Cute cards, specially the bunny! I have heard about those craft shops in Geelong, I think there is a Kaisercraft outlet up in Craigieburn too. I like the bookmark – the colour looks orange to me, but it is weird how some colours are really tricky to photograph.

  4. I think your bookmark is just fabulous. Love the pretty leaves and the words too! Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

  5. Nothing says Happy Birthday like a bunch of fantastic balloons. Love how youndidmthe clouds so that they are floating high in the sky. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  6. Wow! So busy! The results are fab! How do you find the time to check out all those challenges??? Sigh … feeling like doing one … just need the time. Hugs xxx

  7. Love those balloon cards for the SB Sept challenge Vicki. Great backgrounds and a nice mix of colours chosen for each card to give them a distinctly different look. Great cloudy backgrounds too!

  8. Vicki two beautiful cards and a wonderful tag. Love the little critters and their bunches of balloons. I have procrastinated about getting the first cards stamp set that many times. Should just get it, I love the look of all those balloons.

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