Papersmooches Blossoming Buds…

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I have been playing with Papersmooches Blossoming Buds and thought I would link up to the current challenge here

Here is my first card Papersmooches Blossoming Buds teamed with PTI Penned Elegance. Coloured with alcohol markers.

 

And my second card is teamed with Jane’s Doodles Mother’s Day.  Once again coloured with alcohol markers.

 

Both sentiment pieces are cut using SSS stitched circles & ME Sew Fancy dies.

 

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Ah Christmas…

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Today I have a Christmas Card which I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

My inspiration was the gingham check and red. I have used some ancient Quickcutz dies with the central bauble is popped up with foam tape.  I think the dies were one of my first ever dies and the beginning of my shopping online for crafty supplies.  I had purchased a Quickutz die cutting machine from a local craft store and needed accessories to use with it, googled and found SBB.

Anyway back to my card. I also used some Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane pattern paper (also quiet old!) and another unknown pattern paper. I coloured the tops of the baubles with one of the kiddos Artline pens, you know the things on the book list the kiddos never use, you buy them anyway and hope. The deer is from ME  No Peeking coloured with copics and the sentiment is from ME Winter wonderland.  At the request of Ms 12 I added a little wink of stella to the scarf to finish off.

A little update on the exams in this house – in short they are done for this year.  Ms E (21) has finished her 4 year course in forensics and criminology currently deciding on her next step. Mr M (19) has just completed his 2nd year of Engineering & Robotics and Ms S (17) has finished her year 12 exams – results on 15th December.  She is pretty confidient she will have the right score to get into Oesteopathy.  Little Miss A (12) is almost finished her first year of high school.

Thanks for stopping and listening to my waffle!

I’ll be back soon – I have had a creative Sunday!

Cheers

Vicki

 

August Mood Board…

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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

Oh baby…

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 I’m popping in today to share a few baby cards.

I am linking up to the current challenge at ScrapbookBoutique here

Last week was a busy week with 2 friends from knitting group becoming grandmothers, my cousin became a grandma for the second time and one of my book club buddies welcomed another into her extended family.

One of my friends asked me to make a card.  So I made several. Sorry this is going to be a bit of a pic overload. Cause when I have everything out and I can’t decide I just get on a roll.  Especially with the Noah’s Ark.  Decided to make a few colour ways as I coloured up a few images at once.

Using ABS digital paper (the stripes match the shorts on the mood board), SU Made with Love, Su Baby’s first framelits and Simon Says Stamp baby.

Using Papersmooches Fascinators to create a shelf, ME Carnival Cupcakes & dies with digital pattern paper and ME just hatched.  Do you think the little creatures are to straight? I wanted them to look like they are sitting on a shelf maybe the little rabbit should be leaning to one side. What do you think?

This one uses PTI Sweet baby, SSS baby, stitched dies and circle dies.

SU Baby’s first framelits and SSS baby.

This is the one she chose. SU Two by Two coloured with alcohol markers die cut with circle die and layed onto doily die.

I stamped and coloured a few images while I had the markers out and made a few for my stash.

I recently resigned from my part time job so today is my first day I would normally be at work.  I have applied for a few jobs. So what am I going to do in the meantime? After a little bit of tiding up I plan to turn on the sewing machine and maybe make another card or two.  I finished a quilt last week which I will share another day. I started another one some time ago and would like to make some progress on it.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Coding…

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Today I am sharing my card for the current Challenge at Unstampabelles here

Layering and borders

Unstampabelles Challenges

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Here is my card

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I used ME Pizzaz pieces (my border die), Memory Box Classic numbers, PTI birthday die and Stamplorations Happy die cut from fun foam.

Now if you have followed me for a while you will know a lot of my cards are made as per my Kiddos requests.  This one was no exception.  However it is not as first requested.  Mr M (19) requested a 21st card with the sentiment “Happy 21st Birthday” in computer coding – a series of “0” and “1”‘s that computers speak in. I started die cutting the mammoth task of all those 0’s and 1’s to quickly realise it wasn’t going to fit onto an A4 card front easily – then one of the dies moved whilst cutting even while using tape. The solution cut the panel down and put it on a normal size cut front as a background and add the die cut sentiment.  Mr M was still happy.

Hope you get a chance to play in this challenge there are still a couple of weeks to go.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Birthday….

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Today I am sharing a card I made for an upcoming birthday.  It also happens to be my creation for Unstampabelles Challenge this month.

Unstampabelles Anything Goes – twist use something new here

Remember no stamps!

Unstampabelles Challenges

Here is my card

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I used a new die I found online here.  I paired with my ME Pizzaz Pieces die set, Spotted Owl Paper from Jillibean Soup, Kaszazz CS and sequins gifted from Jane’s Doodles with an order to make a shaker card.  I used fun foam and clear transparency film to make the shaker.

Please pop over to take a peek at the DT inspiration.  You wont be disappointed.

I hope to see you in the gallery.

Cheers

Vicki

Christmas cards and a quilt…

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Today I am sharing a few projects I have that have been keeping me busy.

Another quilt.

Just loved the fabric and wanted to play with HST.

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I have made a few Christmas cards which I will link up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I have just gone with the general Christmas theme! hope that is ok.

Love the font of Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings and the PTI penguin is pretty cute too.  I added him to a drift of snow using SU Thoughtful branches in grey ink topped with dazzling details.  I know we don’t have snow in Aus at Christmas.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Playing with Jane’s Doodles…

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I have used some things from my NBUS stash.  A little embarrassed to say I have had one or two of these for a while!

This first card I am linking up to the first challenge at the Flower Challenge here

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the Challenge at Seize the birthday here

Anything goes with the toppings of leaves (only a few here!).

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I have used Jane’s Doodles Flying High, Doodle Flowers II and brand new Birthday wishes.  Inked in SU Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

My second card I am linking up to the October  Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I was very inspired by the orange and pink butterflies.

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The butterflies are stamped with SU Pumpkin pie & Melon Mambo using Jane’s Doodles Butterflies and Birthday Wishes.  I used SU butterfly punch for the floating butterflies and the ME Pizzaz Pieces dies for the top mount.

Before I go I have a small project Ms S (16) made up for the Yr 12 students in her home room before they left school for their exams.

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She used some glass mugs with a straw in the lid filled with various chocolates along with post it notes and pens.  Some would think these are study must haves – I’m sure the dietians would disagree! The little tags were made using PTI birthday tags.  They were a hit some of the girls wouldn’t put them down. Perhaps fear someone would tackle the contains?

I have started making some Christmas cards I will share those another day.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Another Challenge another 21st…

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I am back today with my DT card for the new challenge at Unstampabelles here.

#62 Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

Unstampabelles Challenges

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Certainly each and every project for Unstampabelles pushes me outside my comfort zone.  This is the purpose of challenges right.

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I created a subtle edge by using ME Basic die set.  I also used the stitched die on the black mount which is a little tricky to see in the pic.

The die cut sentiments are from Stamplorations and PTI.  The pattern paper is from SU as is the gold glitter tape behind the die cuts.

This happened to also fit with a request from Ms E for another 21st birthday which was black, white and gold. So of course a matching gift bag was added using my gift bag punch board.

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Hope you have time to join in.

Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Vicki

A challenge or two…

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We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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at Seize the Birthday here

no toppings for me this time

me up and away

I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats

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for the current challenge at Uniko here

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Fantasy Stampers here

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I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki