#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

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

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

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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Today is my turn to share on the Unstampabelles Challenge blog here

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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

Unstampabelles June challenge:#112 Seasons and Seasonal TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

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My turn to share this week at the Unstampabelles challenge here

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#112: Seasons and Seasonal 

with the TWIST: use handmade flower(s)     

REMEMBER: No stamps! 

At the moment it is the start of winter here in Melbourne, I am already looking forward to summer though. I do like roses and have several white iceberg standards in my garden however they are not in flower at the moment – they tend to look their best here in early November. Picture the Melbourne Cup at Flemington for those into horse racing. So roses are definately a seasonal flower.

A close up of the textured rose paper I made. I used the Stamplorations (Artplorations) stencil Old Rose Prints, textured paste, re-inkers and a touch of glitter.

I cut my piece down and added to co ordinating cardstock to one side of my card base. I used rolled roses with enamel centres and die cut leaves to complete my card.

I am linking my card upto the current Stencil challenge at Stamplorations here

Now while I had the texture paste, reinkers and glitter out I made a few other pieces!

I kind of got carried away! I would have made more too except I ran out of bench and floor space in my craftroom. Yep I started putting pieces on the floor to dry. I’m sure I have enough to last me for years now.

Thanks for stopping. Don’t forget to check out the Unstampabelles blog and enter the challenge.

Cheers

Vicki

Recent makes…

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Just popping in to share a few recent requested card makes for a friend.

An Elsa inspired card I totally CASEd from here. Thanks Lyssa. I did make one modification I used Uniquely creative stitched dies to get the curves of the dress. Those dies aren’t just for landscapes!

I also made my own shimmer spray mixing Isopropyl alcohol and shimmer paint in a spray bottle.

The next couple of cards seem to be frequent repeats!

I did consider not sharing even though they are new makes they are layouts I have used many times before! Funny I don’t really like mass producing – made 10 of one card as an invitation once and that was a struggle! However going back to making a card that seemed to work doesn’t seem to be an issue! Especially if it is for a friend and I can show them a pic before I start.

Do you ever go back and make a card again?

Sadly we were in need of a sympathy card this week.

Once again I have gone for simple white die cuts with liquid pearl centres and a simple sentiment from Avery Elle – stamp and die cut.

I have an outrageously large pile of NBUS to play with before more new play things arrive 🙂 My dilema what to play with first!

In the meantime I plan to do a little reading – Bridgerton the Duke and I – while I continue knitting a Weir for myself.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles #111…

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Popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

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#111: ADVENTURES – TWIST use something three times
The adventure can be one you are having or someone else has had or will be having…..it is up to you to interpret the theme!
Repetition is the key – three buttons; one word – repeated there times;three different papers or ribbons or die cuts…..whatever is in threes.
We have some excellent inspiration for you

Remember, you can do anything that is paper craft related BUT NO STAMPS!

So I’ve gone with the adventure of a hot air balloon ride.

And for the twist I’ve used 3 hot air balloons, 3 clouds and 3 stickers!

Die cuts from SU Up&Away thinlits, stamplorations cutplorations and uniquely creative. Stickers also from Stamplorations. I die cut the largest balloon in fun foam and popped the smallest balloon up with foam tabs to give some extra dimension.

I hope to see you join in the fun at Unstampabelles.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki