A christmas card or 3…

Time to share a few recent Christmas cards.

 

For this first card I used ME A beary Christmas and Cozy Christmas stamp sets. I coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut the images and popped up with foam.  I mounted with some SU stacked with love pattern paper.

I am linking this card up to the current challenge at HLS here


I really enjoyed the colouring process and didn’t mind the fussy cutting.

This card uses two new sets from Jane’s Doodles, Merry Christmas and Holy Night. Simple black stamping onto kraft cs mounted onto white card base.  I really like Jane’s images and have wanted a nativity scene set for awhile.  Fortunately it arrived in time to create for this Christmas.

I am linking this card upto the current challenge at AAA Cards here

 

This card I started last Christmas.  Actually I stamped about 5 of the same layout! Each time I was not happy with the stamping of the deers.  My recent order from SSS I purchased the ME dies that co ordinate with ME Winter Wonderland.  I re-stamped and die cut the deers popped them up with foam tabs and finished with a red gem for the nose on each of the little deers.  I am happy I was able to save these cards – the recipients will never know!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

A Birthday card or 3…

Hello

Hope all your Christmas prep is well underway.  No. Mine either! I’ve been busy with other events my December babes and all the things that go with the end of year.  I find I can’t do Christmas shopping until after their birthdays cause they will get things from friends that were on my list! and I’d only have to take them back.

So today I am sharing the cards for those December birthdays.

Ms S was 17 on 2nd December

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Linking this to the Flower Challenge here – I hope 1 year counts as old!

She celebrated by taking a small group of friends to a local restaurant and with GF cupcakes with meringue topping for dessert.

Ms A was 12 on 3rd December

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I am linking this to Stamplorations Challenges here and here

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We celebrated her birthday by having around 30, 12 year olds at home.

The treat bags

img_7640-640x633Ms S prepared these herself.  She was pretty pleased with herself sharing with her friends via social media.

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To round out the birthdays Miss E was 21 on 7th.

We celebrated by having around 85 friends and family at home.

I made an exploding box.

Thank you to all the inspiration around blog land which helped me to come up with this.

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I did have in mind this was to be a birthday cake – however everyone agrees it looks a little like a Wedding Cake. OOPs! Pretty sure we wont have need for one of these for a while yet, but my kiddos like to through me curve balls every now and then!

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Linking this to the challenge at Happy Little Stampers here

So over 4 days we had 3 parties (Thursday through to Sunday!).  Ms A also had to attend a party on the Friday night so we went to a party every day.

Last week we had Ms A’s Graduation from primary school ceremony and dinner. This coming Friday will see me finish at primary school after 16 years!

I do have another post planned before Christmas.  I hope you can pop in again.

I must get on and start planning Christmas Lunch.  Yes we are hosting.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Bowling for a 21st…

Hello

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

Another 21st, a new home and a pair of socks…

Hello

Today I have a few projects I completed recently.

Firstly this card and decorated gift box were made for a 21st Ms E (20) had over the weekend.

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I used a great tutorial here to create the 3D box frame portion of the card on the left.  Thank you Inna for such an easy to follow tutorial.  I used SU Botantical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Builder Framelits, Number of Years stamp set and Large numbers framelits to create the flower spray and the belly band for the gift box (on the right).  From all accounts it was received well.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here

and

Happy Little Stampers here

I used the same tutorial above to create this little picture for a lovely friend who moved into a beautiful new home recently.  We finally synced our schedules and caught up for lunch on Friday.

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I used SU Holiday Home, Holiday Home Framelits and Flourishes Forest of Trees stamp set.  A little note to self next time stamp the sentiment after making the frame! It is just a little tight at the top of the frame.

Now while I was waiting up Saturday night for Mr M (18) to call to be picked up from his first clubbing experience I finished these for Ms A (11).

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These are Ms S’s (16) feet showing them off.

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A simple stocking stitch sock pattern using Drops delight yarn.

Before I go for today I will share a couple of pics of a very quiet Tulla Freeway at about 3 am Sunday morning. The freeway was closed for works on the widening. Mum’s taxi service had shifts both Friday and Saturday nights this weekend.

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Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Birthday Party Animal…

Hello

I’m back with another Birthday card 🙂

This one I am linking up to the following challenges

NBUS #6 here

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here

Happy Little Stampers here

Here is my card

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I have managed to use 4 NBUS products here! I stamped my NBUS Wplus 9 party animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with my NBUS copic markers (I bought a new pack of copic earth tones at the local craft shop sale this week) once coloured they were die cut with NBUS coordinating die.  The background circles are cut from circle die and NBUS SSS Stitched circles die in SU Old olive and some ancient pattern paper.  Once these were in place on my card front I added my animals with foam tape and the sentiment from PTI World’s greatest stamped in Memento Luxe ink.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great weekend – a long one for some

Cheers

Vicki