August Mood Board…

Hello

Today I am sharing my card for the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I’ve used Mama Elephant Just Hatched coloured with alcohol markers and popped up with foam onto my pattern paper.

Before I go I’ll share some cards someone asked me to make for them for

Kept these pretty simple. Sentiments from PTI and wood pieces are Kaisercraft (I think). Kraft and black cardstock.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles Collage Challenge…

 

Hello

Today I am sharing my creation for the Unstampabelles current challenge here

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Collage, collage, collage… 


TWIST venture into multi- media

(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint……)

Random Number Prize

Collage (from the Frenchcoller, “to glue”;[ is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

There are lots of examples on Pinterest if you want to waste a few hours!
Use the ‘collage in cards’ search for some simple examples

This one was out of my comfort zone. My creation is more on the side of multi media.  I think it still fits the collage brief.

I started by adding some colour to my texture paste.  This was added to a white mount and then a black mount and finally to my card front.  When the texture paste was dry I used the same spritz to add a few splashes of colour. I then added my die cuts, positioning until I was happy with the result.  The “DAD” is die cut from cork from the local craft store the tools are die cut in a bronze shiny paper from my stash along with a contrasting black cardstock.

I hope to see you in the challenge.

Cheers

Vicki

For the men…

Hello

We have a holiday today for the Queen’s Birthday.  Hope you are having a great time enjoying your day off.

Today I am sharing a card for a Dad.

#69: To the men in our lives….. TWIST add an animal
The Prize will be …..
a mystery collection of new crafting bits 
As it is a mystery – there is no photograph of it!
There might be teasers during the month…..

Unstampabelles Challenges

You can find the challenge here

I used my SU Large Letters to die cut “DAD” in my pattern paper. I added foam to the back and placed them back in the spaces.  The trick was not to mix up the “D’s”.

The twist is to add an animal so I opened up some kaisercraft wood pieces that have been sitting unloved on my desk for far to long!

Hope to see you in the challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Boo Boo Blog Hop…

Hello

Popping in to share my Boo Boo card for Darnell’s challenge here

I made this card a few days ago and shared.

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It is a perfectly OK card with one big exception.  It is a 21st card. Great for a 21st,  however the intended recipient is only 20!

I didn’t realise until all stuck down and ready for the pics.

It will be used – no doubt there is another 21st not to far away.

I hope you are having fun on the hop.

I will catch up with the hop tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Playing with Kaisercraft Le Chateau …

Hello

I hope the Easter bunny found you and you are all recovering from over eating chocolate goodies.

Today I am sharing two cards

I am linking to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – March Mood Board here

and

Unstampabelles – Keys to success here

 My first card for SBB

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I started with Kaisercraft Le Chateau 6″ paper pad and added Mpress Birdcage die cut in both foam and black cardstock along with an Elizabeth Craft Design bird die.  I finished with a stamped “21” from Uniko Classic numbers.  This card is for a 21st this weekend where the gift is a budgie in a cage.

My second card

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Whilst flicking through the paper pad I thought this paper was perfect for the Unstampabelles current challenge.  What better mark of success that reaching the ripe old age of 21 (again!)? As Ms E had requested a number of cards I thought this would be great for a male 21st card.  I added die cut “21” from SU Large Numbers Framelits, “st” from Lifestyle Crafts and the “birthday” from PTI. Die cuts from black cardstock and foam.  This card unfortunately isn’t going to the intended recipient.  The birthday boy is only 20! I am a year to early.  I wonder if this is what Darnell had in mind for her upcoming boo boo challenge? Anyway I am sure it wont get wasted – there is bound to be a male 21st not to far away.

On another note I appear to be having issues with my blog reader.  If I have missed visiting you I apologise.  I am working on the issue and hope it is resolved soon.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A few Christmas Cards…

Hello

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

Stars and Trains …

Hello

I have a few things to share today.

Ms 10 helped me last week sort through my stash and we found a few gaps. Mainly due to the fact I make as I need. So I have been making a couple of things over the last few days to fill those gaps.

And doing so I am linking up to a few challenges as well

This first card I made in two colour ways using a range of stars from Annabelle Stamps Boy’s Party, Uniko Balloon Bash, Inspired by Stamping Build a Stocking, Papertrey Ink Star Prints and sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

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I am linking upto the challenge at Pinterst Inspired Challenges here

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and the next card I am linking up to the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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I stamped my image from Stamp It and mounted onto chocolate coloured card stock. The pattern paper is from a Kaisercraft pad along with the tag I stamped the sentiment on. The sentiment is from PTI World’s Greatest.

I also have a little update on my jumper.

The pattern I am using can be found here  and here.

I am knitting in Bendigo Woollen Mills Athena yarn I purchased last year. It is lovely and soft.

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Thank you for getting all the way here.

It is a long post today.

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Valentines…

Happy Valentines Day

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Mr 17 made this card for his girlfriend (with a little help) and it matches perfectly the Inspired by Stamping Challenge.

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We used PTI Heart Prints stamped in memento tuxedo black and co ordinating die along with SU Good Greetings, Real red ink and real red cardstock all on a pre made base.

Before I go I have a couple of other pics to share.

Ms 10 has 2 parties today. One this morning and a sleep over party that she is at now.

We added these to the girls’ presents.

We used Kaisercraft alphabet die, SU Butterflies thinlits die and PTI Littly lady stamp set for the trail. We also added glossy accents to the letters. The notebooks are from a stationery shop.

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A little decorated gift bag. Some washi tape and flowers made with packaging cut with scallop circle and scrunched up.

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The final pics are thanks to Therese’s post here

I had some quilters template plastic lying around so I made one A6 and one for 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm card.

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Now I should be set.

Thanks for hanging in to the end.

Cheers

Vicki

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A little Christmas with Jane’s Doodles…

Hello

I am sharing a card I have made using a digital stamp from Jane’s Doodles.

I am linking up to the challenges at

My Time To Craft!

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Snowman Jane's Doodles

This is a digital stamp from Jane’s Doodles. I coloured him with alcohol markers. He has some wink of stella on his nose and the ground as well as some glossy accents on his nose. The card front is some Kaisercraft patterned paper. I popped the oval die cut snowman up with foam tape. The snowflakes are from a carl punch.  To finish I added a computer generated sentiment I found in my Christmas stash and die cut with the banner die from Inspired by Stamping.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Lil Michelle + AC180

Hi There

It was a wintery Sunday here so I got to spend a little time in my craft room.

The current challenge at Annabelle stamps

http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/june-challenge.html

I used the sketch and was inspired by another card I saw here http://lostinpaper.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/stampers-challenge-with-candibean/

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I stamped Lil Michelle in Memento tuxedo black onto X press blending cardstock before colouring her with Kaisercraft alcohol markers. I mounted her to some Kaisercraft paper from the 6″ La-di-da pad. I added a little scrap of red ribbon and glossy accents.

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The girls and I have spent the day at Scienceworks and visiting my niece/their cousin. Now we are going to make pizza before Ms 14 goes to see the Fault in our Stars.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki