I am sharing some cards I made recently for my Auntie.  We caught up during the week (on my day off!) for me to give them to her.  I think she was happy.  I also had made some aprons which I shared a few weeks ago.

I think I have used this PTI penquin every year since I purchased it.  I think he is so cute! I teamed this one with snow drifts and a sentiment from SU Holiday Home.

Another favourite is SU Dashing deer with sentiment from Uniko Pure Florals Poinsettia.

Another all time Christmas favourite is baubles.  This was a quick and easy one with SU Holiday Framelits and PTI holiday cheer sentiment.

These are cards are made with some new SU to my stash of stamps and dies.  Every year I say I don’t need any more Christmas stamps or dies however I always seem to add to my collection! I really love this santa and how could I go past cheeky elves.  The tree is from Flourishes and the fireplace is from SU hearth and home.

Now some non-christmas cards

I used SU fable friends coloured with markers.  I personalised the inside with a computer generated phrase.  I have used Uniquely, ME and SSS stitched circle dies.

My aunt also has a few special birthdays coming up so I made the cards above.  I needed to get some help from Ms S to write “moet” as my hand writting isn’t so great! Each one of these birthday cards was like a mini challenge trying to personalise with things in my stash.

On another note I started a new job this week.  I had been trying to find work close to home however even if I got an interview I seemed to be getting overlooked. I saw a position recently both online and in the newspaper so thought why not!  I applied on the Saturday, was called Monday for an interview on the Tuesday and by the end of the week they had offered me the position.  My new position means I catch the train in and out of the city.  The plus is I am getting some steps up walking to/from the station and to/from the workplace.

I am located between Melbourne Museum and Lygon street.  Having an hour for lunch has been nice (can’t remember the last time that happened!).  So far I have visited some shops in Lygon street and the Carlton Gardens.  I can walk to Brunetti’s an iconic cake shop or Koko black a specialist chocolate shop in my lunch time. Now I have walked to these places but have not purchased anything other than a coffee – I am trying to not undo all the good from walking. I am considering looking at other ways of travelling perhaps parking at the Museum as it is around the block and will only cost me $3 more (+petrol) per day however it could possible save me an hour travel time.  Handy when I have after school activities with Ms A.  I have tried to use the travel time to check emails etc however I found my phone battery died really fast.

Enough of my waffle.  I need to go dig over the veggie garden and start reading the new book by Margaret Attwood – The Testaments before it is due back at the library.  Another good thing about train travel is I get to read on the train.

Thanks for stopping and listening to my waffle




4 thoughts on “Requests…

  1. Firstly, big congratulations on your new job Vikki! Not so close to home, perhaps, but I bet you feel really part of something bigger through travelling to and from the city each day! Well done you! Your request cards are awesome as usual – so diverse and relevant! Spring is such a busy time both in the garden and in the home – we are retired, so have all the time we need, at last! Then there’s Christmas just around the corner, so that adds a little pressure too – but I hope you are enjoying every day, and flourishing in the job! Very best wishes to you and your family!

    1. Thanks Ann. It’s very different to what I have been use to both in work and work culture. I need to give time to adjust! Yes a busy time ahead. I have 3 birthdays next week so I need to think about cards and gifts for those before Christmas.

  2. Love all your wonderful cards Vicki, especially those cheeky elves and that beard on Santa totally made me smile too! congrats on the new job, I hope you are enjoying the work and don’t spend all your pay on chocolate and cake (wink). As for the phone you could use a battery pack to recharge it, the new ones are quite quick apparently.

    1. Hi Therese. Thank you. Yes I have a battery pack. I tried driving in yesterday and saved around 40 minutes travel time! (20 mins each way in peak hour traffic) so when I find a few more short cuts it will be even less! Yes I know I live that close to the city! So far I have been good and resisting the sweet things (lucky window shopping doesn’t cost calories) unless you count the tea from Gewiurshaus where you pack your own – the advent tea was so yummy I had to buy some! It has been a little bit of adjustment – I think I can get use to an hour walking around Carlton in my lunch break! 🙂

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