Hello 2023!

Hello. Hope you’ve had a great start to 2023.

Here’s a couple of pics of my first finised quilt for 2023.

This quilt is at the request of one of my daughters for her to gift – very soon the new Bub witill be with us!!

The back of the quilt which inspired all the fabric choosen for the front of the quilt. Finished size 92.5 x 104 cm

Basted WIP
Hand sewing the binding.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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A few recent makes…

Hello

I hope your December is going well. Mine is whoosing by so fast! Popping in to share a few things I’ve shared recently on FB/insta

First up is a card using Jane’s Doodles stamps coloured with alcohol markers, fussy cut and popped up on a stencils card front.

More Jane’s Doodles coloured with alcohol markers and popped up with foam tabs.

How fab is Edna? I coloured her with alcohol markers, fussy cut and popped her on my card front. Of course her wings are winked!

Just for a change Ms #3 had a baby shower recently. Even though I knew for a few weeks I was still sewing & stuffing the elephant on the day of the baby shower. Love this pattern, Trunk show, from Jodie at RicRac sews.

A friend of a friend recently asked me to make this set of cards. I used Stamplorations die and Jane’s Doodles sentiments. The die cut was popped up with foam tape.

And to finish for today a few more softies I finally got around to stuffing. I have a few more on insta/FB if you want to take a look (link in the side bar).

Thank you for scrolling to the end!

I appreciate it

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A few Christmas cards…

Hello.

I hope all is good in your part of the world.

I know some of you might be a little wet! Hope you are managing Ok.

You are not seeing triple! I coloured a bunch of Jane’s doodles images a while ago with alcohol markers and made some into these cards. All the images are fussy cut and some are popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from ABS. I have a few more cards, I will share another day!

I don’t often share personal stuff, for those who have been following me from the start of my blogging journey know I am a mum of 4. When I started this blog my children were in primary and high school. Well I now have no children at school! My youngest finished her year 12 exams about a week ago. She will be 18 soon! Next year we will have one at uni and one completing his masters (child #2). Children #1 & #3 have both finished their studies and are working successfully in their chosen fields.

Thanks for stopping

cheers

Vicki

A few finished projects…

Hello

Popping in to share a few projects I finished recently. If you follow me on facebook or instagram you may have already seen these.

First up is the cutiest Pirate. This pattern is from Jodie RicRacSews purchased recently from Bella’s Patchwork

Here he is without his eye patch!

Still deciding whether to put buttons or stitching down the middle of his body.

After attending the quilt show earlier in the year I decided I wanted to make a fabric book. Well the stars aligned and Patchwork with Gail were open one Sunday a few months back so off I went!

On that trip I also picked up a Ava and Oliphont panel from the Circus range, also by Jodie. One of the first quilts I made included fabric from that range.

On a recent charity shop visit I picked up some merino yarn which was too good to leave behind. I was looking for tea towels and doilys and got distracted.

Simple raglan jumper is from a vintage Sirdar pattern Sunshine Series 284 and the hat is Vanessa Ewing Basic Beginner Hat 2×2 rib brim.

More knitting – this time a premie knit for charity

And back to sewing – Christmas isn’t that far

This is my first ever hand pieced quilt. I began stitching the hexies and the grandmother’s garden pattern way back in January 2017! Most of the fabric is left over from other projects.

The Grandmother’s garden blocks are joined with white hexies, some with self print.

This quilt measures 150x178cm. This was quilted on my domestic machine in a diamond pattern.

The back is a lovely floral. I finished with yellow binding – it seemed a nice happy colour to go with all the colours in the top and the backing.

Well I think that’s enough for today!

I do have some cards to share but I will do that another day!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Blessings of Home…

Hello, I’m back to share some more floral cards! This time I have used SU Blessings of Home stamp set and Flowers of home dies.

This first image I coloured with alcohol markers, I stamped and die cut some flowers before adding to the card front.

I stamped the image twice on my card front and once on white cs before die cutting and placing on my card front with a sentiment.

Again no colouring – this time I used pattern paper for the base.

Thanks for visiting.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Happiness Abounds…

Hello

Apologies for my long blogland abscence. I have been creating! I’m sure you know how it goes life v’s creating time v’s blogging/social media time!

I recently had a play with SU Happiness abounds stamp set and Blossoming Happiness dies. All my images below are coloured with alchohol markers.

I used a piece of gradient coloured paper for this one and after arranging my flowers added some liquid pearls. I was inspired by Therese’s card here

Some black and white striped paper here. The Die cut piece was also run through an embossing folder, not that you can see in this photo. Once again I added some liquid pearls in black this time.

Simple flower/leaves with a die cut background – no sentiment yet. I often create a card and wait to see who the recipient is before I add one.

I have a few other projects on the go and recently finished, so I hope to share again soon.

Until then thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Bron’s 60th birthday blog hop…

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Today I’m happy to be participating in Bronwyn’s 60th Birthday Blog (&Insta) Hop! This is the final month of 6 months of celebrations for Bronwyn’s special birthday.

Happy Birthday Bronwyn!

If you are hopping along the blog hop you should have arrived from Elizabeth’s blog here

The theme is Tropical Holiday

I started with a card base 5 7/8″ x 10 1/8″ scored at 2″ and 6 1/8″. The focal panel is a square mounted on gold card. The focal panel is decorated with punched and die cut tropical flowers. A small section is adhered only to the left opening of the card. One panel is gold striped pattern paper and the other panel is gold card embossed with an embossing folder.

This is a view of the angles – sorry I’m not a very good photographer!

I have had so much fun being part of Bronwyn’s Birthday blog hop. Don’t forget the hop is also happening on Insta.

Thank you for hopping along with me, now head on to the next stop on the hop Catherine’s blog here

Next stop

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog and INSTA Hops #4 – CASEing the Catty from a Page in the Sixties.

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Today I’m happy to be participating in Bronwyn’s 60th Birthday Blog (&Insta) Hop! This is month 4 of 6 months of hops in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday in lieu of an overseas holiday which has been put on hold. What a great way to celebrate a special birthday.

This months inspiration is from the current Stampin Up Catalogue pages 60 through to 69. You should have arrived here from Catherine’s blog

If you have seen Bronwyn’s creations you know she makes amazing 3D cards.

I wanted to create something a little different and to show stamps can be used for other things other than cards and memory keeping. So I have decided to stamp onto a ready made puzzle and a calico bag, cause you have to keep the puzzle in something!

I stamped my image from Count on me with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured with SU markers and watercolour pencils. I did dab some of the colour off with a piece of paper towel. When I was happy with the colouring I restamped the image outline. When all was dry I finished by painting fabric fixative with a paintbrush over the stamped image. If you try this at home remember to put a scrap of card inside your bag to absorb the extra colour.

I have used the stamp sets Count on me (p61) and lovely you (p63) to create my puzzle design.

To create the puzzle I layed the images onto my stamparatus and stamped in quarters. Once the stamping was done I coloured with alcohol markers

I remembered to take a “before” photo after I had coloured one heart!

Thanks for stopping by and helping to celebrate in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday. Next on the hop is Andrea.

If you missed a link or want to start from the start pop over to Bronwyn’s blog to get all the details of the blog and insta hops.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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More Recent makes…

Hello

Popping back to share a few more recent card makes

This one uses SU Driving by and Seriously the best stamp sets. I paper pierced parts of the combi. The pattern paper was perfect for a 60’s inspired combi.

Same combi this time coloured with alchol markers and the sentiment is from TCM stitched sentiments.

I had an unexpected day off today and spent the time cleaning and tidying my craft room. It is so much better when things are in their place!

Bye for now

Cheers

Vicki