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.

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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!

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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.

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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

Colourful Silhouettes

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Popping in today to share a couple of cards made with Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2

Pretty sure I saw colourful silhouettes over on Therese’s blog Lostinpaper some time back. Thanks for the inspiration Therese – I would normally stamp silhouettes in black.

I paired the Papersmooches stamps with Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance – love the font. I stamped these with Altenew inks Northern Lights collection.

Purple wine, Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz

Lagoon, Volcano Lake and Mountain Mist

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Cheers

Vicki

NBUS Challenge #25

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I have a few cards to share so with fingers crossed hope to be popping in a few times over the next little while to share with you.

Today I thought I would start with some NBUS from Jane’s Doodles.

Thought I best start with these as I have more of Jane’s goodies on their way!

Sloths from Weird
I stamped various leaves in the cut out section before popping up my sloth with foam tabs. All images are coloured with alcohol markers.
Again popped up with foam tabs. I used the cut out from the first card as the mount on this one.
And a little camper! I sponged the background and fussy cut the trees and camper before popping them on with foam tabs.

I am linking up to the current challenge at NBUS here

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Cheers

Vicki

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

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Popping in today to share my make for the latest challenge at Unstampabelles here

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

TWIST: Layer it Up!

Any animal you use – human or non-human – will fit this one

Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!

I’ve opted to make a punch art owl. Check out last weeks post to, owls seem to be a DT favourite!

I have had this punch art “recipe” in my ideas file for a long time, so long I have forgotten where I got it from – it is hand written on a cue card! If it is your idea thank you. Below are a few photos of the basic shapes I used. The small orange heart is used for the beak.

I popped my owl up on a stenciled background with some foam tabs for dimension along with a few die cut leaves.

Until next time

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and

Cheers

Vicki

Recent requests

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I have had a special personalised card requests recently. So thought I should pop in and share these with you. I do love that I can make a card to suit the recipient.

This first one was for a young fisherman, Xavier who recently had his 10th birthday.

A friend of my youngest daughter had her 16th birthday recently, and you bet she loves her dog!

A personalised engagement card for a friend of my aunt.

Cheers

Vicki