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

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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…

Hello

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

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

So what have I been up to?

Hello

I didn’t intend to be away from blogging for so long! I’m sure I’ve said that before!!

Today I’m poping in to share some cards. I recently did a huge restock of my card stash. Here are just a few I have shared on insta/facebook.

Wedding Cards – sentiments from PTI and 3 tier wedding cake coloured with alchohol markers from Concord&9th.

More wedding cards again the sentiment is from PTI and the “Mr&Mrs” diecut is from kaisercraft.

I got on a bit of a roll with the onesies! Stamped onto pattern paper and die cut. Stamps from PTI and SU – I inked up some older sets here. I found the PTI set so much easier to use with a repositioning tool and made making multiples a breeze once I had selected the pattern paper.

More PTI inked up and again easier to use with a repositioning tool. Sentiment from YNS.

Some requested First Communion & Confirmation cards.

That’s all for now. Although I have more to share another day!

If you are in my part of the world you know we are heading form some wet and cold weather so stay warm and dry.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A few recent makes…

Hello – Oh dear time has got away from me once again!

Popping in today to share a few recent card makes.

First up my MIL celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this month.

Love the pop of red against the black and white.

Next up is a special request from a mum from school.

A personalised comfirmation card – I love that I can make cards like this. This one is a design/layout I have used a number of times. It just seems to work and this particular mum likes this layout.

Another personalised card, this time for a recent wedding a friend attended.

Again I have used these tiny punched flowers a number of times on cards, this time I used foil cardstock which IRL looked really shiny!

An Easter card requested by the same friend for her daughter.

A simply stenciled background and computer generated sentiment and popped up chicken, hand coloured and fussy cut.

And lastly the gift tags I made for my family’s Easter Treats.

A quick tag made using a set from Uniko.

Well that’s it for today. A big catch up.

Thanks for taking the time to stop

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Parties!

Hello

I’m back to share a few more cards.

Mr 24 and Ms 22 both have parties this weekend and took these first 2 cards as fast as the ink dried!

How cute is this otter? Simple alcohol colouring. I added the “21” just in time for Mr 24 to head out the door.

This image from Driving by was again coloured with markers. It has gone off with Ms 22 for a friend’s birthday.

Lastly this one is for Quest 6 with Uniko’s birthday celebrations. I used Uniko Bright Butterflies dies, joyful butterflies digital paper and Simply Said stamp set. I finished the centres of the butterflies with a few rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Uniko quest #1

Hello

Did you know Uniko has been celebrating their 10th Birthday?! What a great achievement Congratulations Bev. I have had a bit of fun this month participating in various quests which Bev has been running. This is my entry for Quest #1.

This is a teeny tiny card (3″ x 3″) stamped using Big and Bold wish and Simply Said stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Finished and Gifted…

Hello

Popping in to share my latest quilt.

I did finish this a few weeks ago however I didn’t get to meet the new member of the family until yesterday. Such a gorgeous looking bub she is too.

The quilt top is 5 1/4″ squares set in a pattern which creates diamonds. When I checked what the nursery decor was going to be I was informed “muted neutrals”. Um brown tones came to mind. Off I went fabric shopping – any excuse! I found the lovely rainbow print and chose two solids from the pattern.

The back is a simple print. I quilted around the blocks and on the diagonal on my domestic machine. I bound with the darker of the solids. Now after purchasing the fabric and I had begun construction my Ms 17 spotted a pic on instagram of the nursery and informed me there was a rainbow print on the wall in the same tones as the fabric. Whew!

Now I couldn’t give a present without a card. I stamped the onesie from TGF onto some pattern paper and fussy cut out, popped onto some white card stock and added to card base. The sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles The sky’s the limit. Love making personalised cards.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Restocking the stash…

Hello

Popping in to share a few more cards I made recently. It was fun to colour these up.

This little lady from AnnaBelle Stamps was fun to colour. I Fussy cut her out and popped her up on this tag die and then onto my card front.

This little monster is always fun to colour! Again I fussy cut and popped him up.

These 2 from Kaszazz came together super fast, simple stamping with my repositioning stamp tool.

Love the look on the bear’s face! They remind me of old story books.

A llama from Newtons Nook coloured with alcohol markers and popped up on to a background I created a while ago using a stencil, embossing paste and ink refill.

Another Llama from Newton’s Nook also coloured with alcohol markers and popped up on to a stencil/embossing paste background.

I loved the look of the pots so I stamped a few, coloured and popped 2 up with foam tabs.

I love this sentiment. So true!

So now the weather is a little cooler (for a day or so!) I intend to finish binding a quilt I made for another recent addition to the extended family. Fingers crossed I can pop back and share mid week.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki