Santa in the Sun…

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The other day I got to have a little crafty time.

I was able to play with some new stamps and dies.

I am linking my creations up to the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies here – Non traditional Christmas Colours

I think my cards fit the brief.

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

Recently I was lucky enough to have a SSS voucher which I used to put towards an order. In that order I purchased Clearly Besotted Santa in the Sun stamp set (and some other goodies I haven’t used yet).  This set I think is very suitable for an Aussie Christmas.

With my first play with this set I stamped images onto Xpress blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers, I then fussy cut them out.

For this card I created a background with DO inks and sprayed some water before adding the waves and the white wave caps – more fussy cutting.  The wave caps are finished with a little wink of stella.  Sentiment is from the same set.  Surfing Santa was popped up with foam tabs.

This one is a little simpler.  Santa is in the pool with his drink and a ball floating by.  I used a SU ribbon punch to create a border and a piece of adhesive backed paper (this has been in my stash for a while!) to create my pool. The sentiment is from ME Winter Wonderland. Santa is again popped up with foam tabs.

I really like the texture. 

My last little Santa is the Selfie Santa.

 I created the rolling hills using Uniquely creative dies (picked up from a craft show) and some scrap CS.  The suitcase was added then again Santa was popped up with foam tabs. 

In case you are wondering I used some embossing paste to create Santa’s beard and fur trim to his hat.  I have flocking but never seem to get the result I am after, the embossing paste worked well however I did have to work quickly before it dried.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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November Unstampabelles Challenge…

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Today I am sharing for the current Unstampabelles Challenge here

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RED, BLUE and YELLOW
Guess what?  This month’s challenge is:
 It’s all about the cake….
TWIST use mainly the primary colours
REDYELLOW and BLUE!

This is the random number prize – an embossing folderI created 3 cupcakes using PTI cupcake die and red, yellow & blue CS along with some Kraft cardstock for the cupcake wrappers.  The wrappers I ran through SU stripes embossing folder.  For some sparkle I used some washi tape before adding my card front to my card base.  I used a die cut sentiment from SU Mini treat bag dies – remember no stamps.  I popped all the cupcakes onto the card front with foam tabs.  To finish off I used some wink of stella and some glossy accents. Love the sparkle.

Hope to see you in the gallery.

Until next time thanks for visiting

Cheers

Vicki

Scrapbook Boutique October challenge…

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Cutting this very fine again!

Here is my entry for this months challenge at Scrapbookboutique here

Ms S has her first year 12 exam tomorrow.  She has been getting a colleague of hubbies (an English teacher) to read and make comments on her essays so we will be giving this lady who has been so generous with her time something before the year is out in way of a big thank you.  So I have made this card for her.

I have used MFT Contemporary roses, Stamplorations die, some gold foil paper and sequins.

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Hope to be back soon

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles…

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Today I am sharing my DT creation for Unstampabelles here

You still have a couple of days to get your entry in

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Tic Tac Toe 

TWIST journal about the decision making process

     RIBBON                 LACE             STRING
   BUTTONS               BLING             BRADS
   FLOWERS            DIE-CUTS           STICKERS

Instructions for the Peeps:

  • You must chose only one row across or down or diagonally – remember three in a row
  • You have to choose only these three items from the grid to add to your work
  • a good rule to remember: you cannot choose for example ribbon, string and stickers, as none of the edges of these boxes touch

Yes, there is a prize:

Here ’tis!

I have gone diagonal top right to bottom left – flowers – bling – string

I have used MFT rolled roses, SU Boutique Bunch & Botanical Blooms and SU petite flower punch.  I added gold string (twine) behind the flowers before finishing off with Bo bunny Jewels.

Here is a closer pic

I kept this card fairly simple as it was sent off to a friend in sympathy on the passing of her mother.

Cheers

Vicki

And yet more NBUS …

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Yes more NBUS for the current challenge here

IT'S HERE!

For this card I used NBUS images from Uniko Originally Organic and Originally Organic Additions. Sentiment is from Mudra Purely sentiments brushed used for the first time in the last post.

I coloured my images with SU markers (pear pizzazz, lemon lime twist, daffodil delight) and flowers stamped with calypso coral.

My moutain of NBUS is slightly smaller (for now!) must use some of the things that have been sitting there for a while and also make a dent in the pile of things started and not finished.  Please tell me I am not alone.

I also have a couple of knitting and sewing projects on the go.  Must get some pics up.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

More NBUS…

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As promised more NBUS

You can link up to Darnell’s challenge here

IT'S HERE!

 

For this card I used NBUS Distress Oxides (picked up from Paperific recently and SBB winnings) and NBUS Jane’s Doodles Dinomite and NBUS Mundra Purely Sentiments brushed.  I also stamped some grass and foliage. I coloured Jane’s images with alcohol markers and fussy cut before adding to my completed card front with foam tabs.

Cheers

Vicki

Scrapbook Boutique September Mood Board & NBUS …

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Cutting it fine again with my entry for Scrapbookboutique September Mood Board here

and

NBUS #12 here

I was lucky enough to win the SBB August challenge I am using some new goodies here.  NBUS  MFT cause for celebration dies and Nuvo glitter drops along with some things from my stash silver mirri card, foam and navy cs.

This pic shows the sun catching the silver mirri card.

This will be great for the up coming birthdays. Miss A has 4 invites at the moment! no doubt Ms E, Ms S and Mr M will also have some requests soon.

I will be back soon as I have been playing with some more NBUS stuff.

Cheers

Vicki