Thinking of you…

Hello

Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted? Boy time flys.  I have been creating, sorry I just haven’t shared.

My card today I am linking up to the currant challenge at the Flower Challenge here

and the 30 Day colouring challenge here


I started with my floral image from ABS Rmember When (now available from Sprinkleberry) and silver embossed MSS Simple Salutations sentiment.  I coloured the image using my ink pad and blender pen.

So what else have I been doing?

A little quilting

5″ squares of Emma Jean Jansen fabrics alternate with white fabric.

This next one is on the to finish list for the coming weekend.

Again I started with 5″ squares made into half square triangles using the Missouri Star Quilt method arranged into various blocks.  Fabrics are from Circus range by Jodie Carleton.

I also have a few cards requested by Ms S and Mr M I must get on with! and the knitting projects are still WIP.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Christmas cards and a quilt…

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Today I am sharing a few projects I have that have been keeping me busy.

Another quilt.

Just loved the fabric and wanted to play with HST.

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I have made a few Christmas cards which I will link up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I have just gone with the general Christmas theme! hope that is ok.

Love the font of Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings and the PTI penguin is pretty cute too.  I added him to a drift of snow using SU Thoughtful branches in grey ink topped with dazzling details.  I know we don’t have snow in Aus at Christmas.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A bright Thanks…

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Thank you for comments and likes recently.

Glad to see I’m not the only one who relies so much on my phone! The happy news it is all sorted and I didn’t need to get a new one just yet.  A small repair sees things all good again.

Anyway enough waffle.

You stop to see the pictures.

Today I have a “thanks” card for a co worker of my eldest daughter.

I am linking up to Darnell’s NBUS #7 here

my NBUS is the stamplorations die.

I hate to admit I’m pretty sure some of these flower images have never seen ink either.  I can’t be alone in admitting to having loads of images that have never seen inky love. Image result for embarrassed emoji

I will also link up to

The current challenge at Sweet Stampin’ – no design paper here

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and

Fantasy Stampers Challenge #70 Sunshine colours  here

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As per Ms E’s usual requests there were specific instructions – this time bright with purple and sparkle and to include flowers.  Well I set Ms E the task of finding the flower stamps – um no small feet!  After she narrowed to about 8 sets I then picked from those and allocated each image an ink colour from those she had selected.  I’ve discovered even though I have lots of purple inks I don’t really have a bright purple.  Maybe someone can suggest one for me to add to my crafty wishlist.

Here is the result

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This card is larger than normal – an A4 piece scored in half.

Which stamp sets did I use to make the background? Images from SU Crazy about you, PTI Beautiful Blooms II, Uniko Flower Power #4 (Ms E was very specific that this image had to be used) and ABS Stemmed Flowers (a few images from that set). I started stamping with the largest images on to white cardstock and then worked down to the smallest.  Each flower had their own colour ink.  As I mentioned earlier I lined everything up before starting to stamp.  The smallest flower was inked in 2 colours to fill in the gaps.  The ink colours used are SU Pumpkin pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Cre8tive purple.  This one of a kind paper was attached to some purple cardstock.  I used a NBUS stamplorations “thanks” die cut in the same purple cs and also from foam to add dimension.  All this finished with some clear sequins and glossy accents on the die cut to cover the sparkle request.

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Until next time

Cheers

A couple more for Mother’s Day…

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I am sharing a few cards I have made for a stall I will have at the Mother’s Day Artisan Market at Sussex Street Neighbourhood house here or here.

This first one if for the mum who is a tea drinker.

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I have teamed Jane’s Doodles Tearrific with ABS Designer flowers and coloured with alcohol markers.

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And for the mum who likes coffee Jane’s Doodles Coffee Time with ABS Designer Flowers.  A little masking this time and again coloured with Alcohol markers.  I was lucky enough to win the Jane’s Doodles Coffee time stamp set from SRM recently.

What do you prefer? Coffee or Tea?

For me I have cut down to usually one coffee per day and almost no black tea (I use to drink a lot of both) to drinking green teas and herbal infusions. Ms E (20) and I have a dedicated tea shelf.  And don’t ask how many pots or infusers we have!

Lastly this one

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Using ABS Designer Flowers and Hero Arts Be Happy.

Enjoy your weekend.

Cheers

Vicki

Flowers for Mother’s Day…

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Today I am sharing a Mother’s Day card.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – April mood board here

and

Spring Flowers // April showers at Eclectic Ellapu here
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I used images from MFT Contemporary Roses, PTI Beautiful Blooms II and ABS Designer Flowers stamped with my colorbox Que inks.  These inks haven’t been used for a while so I was surprised that they were still rather juicy. I also used SU pretty in pink for the roses and Momento Luxe for the sentiment.  The panel was mounted onto pink cardstock and then all added to the card base.  Finished with a little sprinkling of sequins.
While I had out ABS Designer Flowers I made a second card.  Will share that one later.
Thanks for stopping
Cheers
Vicki

Lil Michelle flying some balloons…

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I thought it was time this little lady had some inky love.

Today’s card I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here – no topping

The 30 day colouring challenge here 

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The paper players here

Scrapbook boutique mood board here

Here is my card

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I started by stamping my image from ABS Lil Michelle.  I masked the teddy so Michelle could hold some balloons.  I did momentarily think of stamp surgery but decided against it and went with the mask. I then coloured her using my water colour paints and pencils.  I coloured her skin with a water based marker.  I then added all the mounts to the card front and the die cut gold balloons using PTI heart-2-heart #2 from unknown cardstock.  I finished by hand drawing the balloon strings with a fine liner and adding black twine to the balloon ends.

This card is off to a family friend’s birthday party at Inflatable World over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Edit – I just realised I have entered more than 3 challenges which excludes my entry to SBB. I must remember next time! 🙂

A few Christmas Cards…

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I have a few cards I made over the weekend. Hopefully they have made their way to Linda who has kindly co-ordinated the Aussie leg of the Caring Hearts Card Drive. You can read all about it here

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I used Kaisercraft Reindeer Die, Paper from Lily bee design Jingle tiny tablet, PTI Communique Curves stamp set, Flourishes Forest of Trees, MFT Seasonal  Sentiments, SU Stacked with love paper, Uniko Background Builders Vines Winter Additions and Annabelle Stamps Round for Christmas.  Inside I stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas from all of us” using SU Crazy about you and Endless Wishes. Inks I used SU Old Olive, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Versafine onyx black.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

and

Uniko Challenge #27 – Christmas

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and

Scrapbook Boutique

and

AAA Card Challenge – Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki