A touch of Gatsby…

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Hello there

It has been a while since I created anything, unless you count the painting of the front picket fence! The occasions for cards since Christmas has been few and those we have had we have used a card from my stash with the exception of this card.  I have used a free stamp set coloured with markers and crayons. I added some glitter with Kindy Glitz and wink of stella. I also added the embellishments of a pre purchased flower, rhinestones and I used a banner punch to punch out the little banners from Glitter paper and Kaisercraft papers.  This was for a friend who recently celebrated her x1st birthday.

 We meet at “New Mother’s Group” – a group set up by our Maternal Health Nurse when we had our first bubs – 18 years ago.  There are 5 Mums who have stayed in friendship since then.  Four of us had our second bubs together too, the 5th a year later.  It is great as we can bounce things from each other as we are going through the same experiences – even now when our eldest have reached the milestone 18, completed their VCE and are enrolling in University.

Other recent events

Since Christmas we have taken a trip to Yarrawonga with extended family. Mr M celebrated his 16th birthday, we went as a family to see the latest Hobbit movie to celebrate. Miss E has received her VCE results, been offered a place at Deakin University and enrolled.

Over the break I have read several books The Rosie Project (a book club read – which we all liked), Cross Stitch (or Outlander for those outside Aus), Life after Life and I have almost finished Dragonfly in Amber (second in the Outlander series – 6 more to go!).

This last week has seen a return to our routine with Miss A starting Year 4, Mr M  Year 11 and Miss S will start Year 9 tomorrow. Miss E doesn’t start until March. The swimming, dancing and basketball all start to return. Of course hubby and I have returned to work. I have been fortunate enough to obtain a second part time position at a local pre-school. I am hoping I will still have time to create, perhaps fewer creations (and posts) in the short term as things all settle.

Another pic of the card

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I am linking up to

FTTC256 Purple

and

use embellishments – 2 or more

Stay cool if you are in my part of the world. Another hot week predicted.

Cheers

Vicki

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For the boys…

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I am linking this first card up to this Challenge at Here Come the Boys – Bingo – first row across


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The second card I used some of the punched out pieces from the first card for the boat. I stamped some additional boats and the sun and coloured them with markers. I also had a printed border I added to the bottom.

I am linking these upto the following challenges

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/challenge-12-anything-goes.html – anything goes

http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/challenge-35-anything-goes.html – anything goes

http://cardsformen.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/challenge-2-transport.html – transport

I won the punch and paper (haven’t used this paper here) at Fiskars here

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and here http://fiskarscraft.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/01/celebrating-10-years-with-fiskars.html. A generous prize.  I couldn’t wait to use the punch – it is so easy to use.

Busy day today. Dropped DH at work in Werribee and took the children out to the Werribee Open Range Zoo. We went in the new safari bus – 4 carriages! Beautiful weather for the zoo today.  School holidays are nearly over – DH goes back Tuesday, Miss 8 Wednesday and the others stagger from there over the next week.

Tomorrow I’m popping into work then book club girls are out to dinner and a movie. We are off to see the Life of Pi – that was the last book we read. Not sure the movie will be like the book any way I’ll know tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by for a peek – I enjoy reading the lovely comments you leave.

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Birthday Siobhan

IMG_2985I made this for friend’s daughter who is turning 13 today – funnily her mum and I have been friends since we were about the same age – I’m not going to tell you how long that is though!

I used Penny Black Zoophatbet, Creativ ABC stamped with colorbox heliotrope and coloured with various markers. The “S” was finished off with glossy accents. I added some Kaisercraft purple ink to the edge of the name panel with a distressing tool.  Not sure what brand the cardstock and patterned paper are – just had them here! I used MFT Dienamics dies for the flowers cut in felt and SU Sizzlits Little leaves cut from CS. The flowers were finished with a mauve coloured pearl.

These are Siobhan’s favourite colours – according to my Miss S they catch the bus to school most days together.

I am linking this up to

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/challenge-11-anything-goes.html – anything goes

and

http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/challenge-35-anything-goes.html – anything goes

Thanks for stopping. Off to celebrate Mr M’s birthday

Cheers

Vicki