#116: Everyone has a Story

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My turn to share at Unstampabelles today

                TWIST:use a page from a book somewhere in your piece

My page from a book is a page from an old phone directory. We don’t have these anymore, however before the last one went in the recycling I tore out a few pages with the intent on using them on cards or a paper creation of some kind. Well today is the day! I have coupled a piece of the page with a coloured section of some black and white pattern paper to create a “happy new home” card. And that is the story part – or at least the start of a new chapter for someone.

What will you create? What is your story? Join in the challenge here

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A little update on what I’ve been upto

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Just thought I would pop in and share a few recent finished projects before I start the next one!

A bunch of finished cards – I had coloured for what seemed like ages so it was good to colour again.

A finished quilt as you go upcycled HST shirt quilt

and the reverse.

I love the extra texture with more quilting lines.

One sock down! However I have developed second sock syndrome 😉
A special 80th Birthday card for a special lady from my Days for Girls Group who had a birthday last week. With the news today she will be able to celebrate now.
Pirate pants made from a singlet top. The mum wanted some pants to make a complete outfit and with shops closed the only matching fabric was a singlet!
In this pic bub is wearing a cloth nappy, is 4 weeks old and around 3.8kg.

and of course a matching head band!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

WIP Upcycled Quilt as you go…

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Popping in to share an update on my latest quilting project.

I started this project with 23 mens business shirts. I used the sleeves of 20 shirts to make 1/2 square triangle blocks. I have used approximately 2/3 of them to make these 16 blocks. I then used 8 shirt backs to back these blocks in quilt as you go style. The next step is to make the sashing and join the blocks.

The batting is 100% cotton not large enough for a quilt without joining so perfect for this style of quilting.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Challenge #115: Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background

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It’s my turn to share at Unstampabelles

September’s Challenge is : Salutations and Greetings 

TWIST stencils in background

The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other – or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. The background can be in chalk, paint, ink, but we must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. 
A 3D object made from card that has been stencilled or a scrapbook page or a journal piece….or a card! Whatever direction your creative juices can take you with this is fine. 

You can find the link here

I made a bunch of stencil backgrounds a little while ago with embossing paste. I have used one as the background for this card. The embossing paste was tinted with ink.

A simple die cut greeting, once in gold foil and once with foam, finished with a few vellum leaves.

Sympathy cards are never nice to make. Sadly this week I had 2 to send as 2 of my friends lost their 90 year old relatives.

I hope to see you in the challenge

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

August Challenge#114: It’s All About Me! Twist is to use a self portrait

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My turn to share at Unstampabelles today

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ALL ABOUT ME! with the TWIST of  using a self portrait
BUT the portrait does not have to be a photo!
What can you make of that?
Remember, it can be a card, a tag, a scrap page, a journal page or a 3D paper thingy! BUT no stamps please!

I decided on a journal cover using Artplorations Wistful face stencil from Stamplorations and some rubons. Are you like me and keep crafty notes and ideas everywhere? I really love the “feel” of a notebook or journal.

Completed journal/folder cover – a little bit of creative license with the portrait!

I had a few ideas before settling on the stencil. A scrapbook page was ruled out as I’m not a big one for public photos or selfies and you don’t need to be for this challenge.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Give it a whirl…

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A recent addiction! the new give it a whirl dies from SU. I know I could probaby do the math and work this out but a die makes it so quick and easy! The spinning reminds me of the cards I received in my childhood.

I paired the dies with Altenew Baby Shower stamp set.

A birthday card with SU Artiscally Inked.
with SU Count on me stamp set.

and with SU Wildly Adorable.

I couldn’t resist this cute cow – who knew cows could be cute! I stamped a different animal to show in each turn – the cow is my fav. I didn’t manage to cover the brad on this one.

Thanks for stopping

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Recent Makes…

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Popping by to share some makes I have recently finished

Hermonie’s Everday socks using Bendigo Woolleen Mills multi sock yarn

Grow with me baby pants and hats. We have a few new babies coming along.
Ana jumper made for my eldest again using Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn
Weir in BWM
PJ shorts for Miss 21. Great to shop my stash to put these together. The pink fabric is very very old! I believe I purchased some 25+ years ago. Um showing my age too.
It’s one of Ms 21’s friend’s birthdays this weekend and now her friend has seen these on instagram I need to make some more! Lucky I had some fabric and there is a spotlight doing click and collect just up the road as I ran out of elastic.

I have another project on my needles and a few cards I haven’t shared.

Putting this post together was great to reflect back on, I didn’t think I had been doing much other than going to work, how wrong I have been.

Thanks for stoping

Cheers

Vicki

Game on…

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After the cute mice in my last post I am now sharing something a little different!

I randomly stamped the game controls from PTI ages ago until recently I didn’t have the “right” sentiment to finish the card off. I know hard to believe I didn’t have the right sentiment! I used SU Biggest Wish.

Thanks again for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Mice Day to Celebrate…

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Popping in to share a card I made with MFT Mice Day to Celebrate and SU Birthday Chick Dies.

After stamping all my mice and the cup cake I coloured them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I popped them up with foam tabs to create a little birthday scene. The timber is from pattern paper. The banners are die cuts.

Thanks for taking time to visit

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles Challenge #113; Art and all that Jazz TWIST is make it multi media

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Art and all that Jazz   

The TWIST is to make it a multi media piece of workmul·ti·me·di·a(mŭl′tē-mē′dē-ə, -tī-)The combined use of mediaOROf or relating to the combined use of several media: a multimedia installation at the art gallery.

Now, techniquely  any piece of multi media is ART so the twist is done along with the theme! However, you can create with whatever art you are into: music, painting, carving, writing, drawing, making stuff…………….the art of craft……….. as long as you don’t use stamps and it is paper craft related…….

PS: You don’t have to incorporate jazz into it either but if you want to….let it rip!

I don’t consider multi media my strong point. I rather think I don’t like to get too messy! and really like things a little organised and precise! But hey that is what challenges are suppose to be about – challenging out of our comfort zone!

I used a background I created a few weeks ago with a stencil and paste coloured with ink. I added a die cut sentiment from glitter card stock and die cut guitars – my jazzy theme! I then added stome black enamel accents and black sequins. I may have gone slightly overboard with the enamel accents!

I hope you have a go at this challenge even if it is ou of your comfort zone like me!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki