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.

Thanks for stopping

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

More botanicals…

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I am really happy how these two cards turned out.

I coloured these succulents from Kaszazz with watercolour pencils, fussy cut them and popped every second one up with foam tabs. I wish I could grow plants like this! I seem to over water them 😦

This is another one of Shery’s stamps from the bloomfully collection – I couldn’t choose so I bought most of the sets! I coloured this one with alcohol markers.

I am linking this one up to the never ending challenge at Stamplorations here

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles – February Challenge #108: Anything Goes!

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Unstampabelles challenge is back for 2021.

And this month is anything goes! as long as there are no stamps! You can link up here

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Here is my card for the challenge

I created a coloured background on watercolour paper as the base for my Stamplorations Clear Sticker. The panel was die cut with stitched dies, mounted on black cardstock and added to my card front with patterned paper, punched banners and sequins.

To make the coloured background I swiped/daubed ink pads onto my craft sheet then I spritzed with water. I then added my watercolour paper onto the ink. Then I left the panel overnight to dry.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Pairing NBUS with older sets!…

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Today I am back to share some more recent card makes. And I have used loads of NBUS stuff!

I’ll start with this new stencil from Stamplorations. I added punched flowers to her hair and finished with liquid pearls. I remember seeing one of the DT add flowers and loved the result so I’ve CASed it. I used my new SU brushes to – these are huge brushes compared to the ones I have been using!

This next one is a wee 3″x3″ card using Jane’s Doodles Wild. Coloured with alcohol markers. I can see this hippo becoming a fav! Oh and more sponging.

A couple of “Cute Fruit” cards. I used my SU Stamparatus which makes making more than one quick and easy! Again the smaller card is 3″ x 3″.

For these next two cards I have used Stamplorations Bloomfully Sparkle with PTI Tag it #3 followed by Stamplorations Bloombully Thankful with PTI Tag it #12. Both are again 3″ x 3″ coloured with alcohol markers.

And lastly another card using Jane’s Doodles to the moon. The small stars are from WPlus 9 Unforgetable and the tied string is from Uniko Garlands Galore. I CASed this card too from one I saw on pinterest.

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Cheers

Vicki

Pick a Pattern…

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Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card.

I’m linking this up to the current challenge at Double D’s – Pick a Pattern here

 

GRAB OUR BADGE!

and never ending challenge at Stamplorations here

Miss S (19) and Ms A (14) are coaches of a local netball team and later today is the presentation day.  Of course at the last minute Ms S asked for a thank you card.  Fortunately I have been cutting my pattern paper into cardfront sizes in an attempt to use it up!  The card base with pattern papper and mount was sitting on top of the small pile on my desk top waiting for sentiment inspiration when the request was made and happens to match the colours of the potted tulips she purchased.  I added the die cut sentiment from Stamplorations popped up on fun foam and the flowers and leaves from my die cut stash also sitting on my desk.  So I feel I have used something up! unfortunately the tub still has loads of pieces in it!  I did finish up all the little leaves though.

Off to netball soon. Brrr looking at a wet and very chilly afternoon. Only 3 games to go for this season! We are currently sitting on the bottom of the ladder so no finals this year!.

Until next time

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Cheers

Vicki

 

 

Unstampabelles #84

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Today I am sharing my DT entry for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here.

The challenge to use gold foil or glitter and white.  No stamps or other colours.

dashing deer gold (496x640)

 

I have die cut deer from SU Detailed Deer thinlits added to an embossed white die cut circle.  The circle and deer were popped up with foam tabs as you can see with the shadow.  We are enjoying some lovely sunny spring days.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations.  A little glittery bow to finish off.

Thanks for stopping.  Will I see you in the challenge?

Cheers

Vicki

Significant Birthday…

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Popping in to share a card and cupcakes from this weekend.

Hubby celebrated a significant birthday.  He didn’t want a party so the kiddos, partners and hubby and I went out to a local Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant.

A simply card using my large numbers and my new Stamplorations Congrats die.  I was luck enough to win this recently along with some other goodies from Stamplorations.

Back home for dessert

Until next time

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