July Challenge SBB…

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Hope you are well.  Melbourne has turned on the sunshine the last few days which has been very welcome.

Today I am sharing a card for a book club/walking friend who is celebrating a birthday soon.  I am entering it into the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

My inspiration was the cute dog.

I chose Papersmooches paws for a cause and paired with the sentiment from PTI Penned Elegance. I created my own pattern paper using images from Papersmooches.  I felt I needed a little pop of colour so added a few red hearts.  The sentiment panel, dogs and hearts are all popped up with foam tabs.

My friend has 3 dogs and is very much an animal lover so I think she will like this card.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

April Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique…

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Nothing like a last minute entry! Popping in quickly to share my card for the April challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here.

I used two new (to me from post Christmas spend) stamp sets Mudra Botanical Blooms and Your next stamp Whatnot sentiments seven.  I fussy cut 2 flowers and popped them up with foam tape to add a little dimension.

I managed to share a few things with others at the recent destash market, not as much as I would have liked thought. Some of the items are not returning to the house I am planning to put them in a facebook destash site.

Until next time

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

 

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.

Thanks for stopping

Hope to be back soon

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

Bowling for a 21st…

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Today I have another 21st card to share.

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I am linking up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique June Mood Board here

Happy Little Stampers – Anything goes with dies here

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Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here

As usual Ms E (20) had a specific request to incorporate bowling.  Not having any bowling stamps and deciding punch art was a little too fiddly I came across some digital images here.  Thank you Imogen.  I also used Papersmooches Digits stamp set and Numbers die. A little colouring on the pins with copics before adding to card front with foam tabs.  It was sunny yesterday when I took the pic you can see a little shadow on the card front.

My first thoughts when I saw the SBB challenge board was to create a card with a black lab – we have a very young at heart black lab.  During the week she had her annual check up.  For a senior she acted more like a very energetic pup!  She must have a great memory too because she kept sitting without instruction to be rewarded with treats from the vet.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki