Recent requests

Hello

I have had a special personalised card requests recently. So thought I should pop in and share these with you. I do love that I can make a card to suit the recipient.

This first one was for a young fisherman, Xavier who recently had his 10th birthday.

A friend of my youngest daughter had her 16th birthday recently, and you bet she loves her dog!

A personalised engagement card for a friend of my aunt.

Cheers

Vicki

Wedding season…

Hello

Back to share a couple of cards friends asked me to make recently.

This first one is half an A4 sheet scored. I used a punch to make the bow ties and Die cut names in silver foil.

This next one uses some of those off cuts from other projects.  I used a pre-cut & scored base 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm square.  I used simple embossed “layers” to make the cake with little slivers of gold foil between the cake layers.  A cascade of punched flowers with liquid pearl centres decorate the cake.  Again die cut names to personalise.  This would have to be one of my go to layouts for Wedding Cards.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

 

Requests…

Hello

I am sharing some cards I made recently for my Auntie.  We caught up during the week (on my day off!) for me to give them to her.  I think she was happy.  I also had made some aprons which I shared a few weeks ago.

I think I have used this PTI penquin every year since I purchased it.  I think he is so cute! I teamed this one with snow drifts and a sentiment from SU Holiday Home.

Another favourite is SU Dashing deer with sentiment from Uniko Pure Florals Poinsettia.

Another all time Christmas favourite is baubles.  This was a quick and easy one with SU Holiday Framelits and PTI holiday cheer sentiment.

These are cards are made with some new SU to my stash of stamps and dies.  Every year I say I don’t need any more Christmas stamps or dies however I always seem to add to my collection! I really love this santa and how could I go past cheeky elves.  The tree is from Flourishes and the fireplace is from SU hearth and home.

Now some non-christmas cards

I used SU fable friends coloured with markers.  I personalised the inside with a computer generated phrase.  I have used Uniquely, ME and SSS stitched circle dies.

My aunt also has a few special birthdays coming up so I made the cards above.  I needed to get some help from Ms S to write “moet” as my hand writting isn’t so great! Each one of these birthday cards was like a mini challenge trying to personalise with things in my stash.

On another note I started a new job this week.  I had been trying to find work close to home however even if I got an interview I seemed to be getting overlooked. I saw a position recently both online and in the newspaper so thought why not!  I applied on the Saturday, was called Monday for an interview on the Tuesday and by the end of the week they had offered me the position.  My new position means I catch the train in and out of the city.  The plus is I am getting some steps up walking to/from the station and to/from the workplace.

I am located between Melbourne Museum and Lygon street.  Having an hour for lunch has been nice (can’t remember the last time that happened!).  So far I have visited some shops in Lygon street and the Carlton Gardens.  I can walk to Brunetti’s an iconic cake shop or Koko black a specialist chocolate shop in my lunch time. Now I have walked to these places but have not purchased anything other than a coffee – I am trying to not undo all the good from walking. I am considering looking at other ways of travelling perhaps parking at the Museum as it is around the block and will only cost me $3 more (+petrol) per day however it could possible save me an hour travel time.  Handy when I have after school activities with Ms A.  I have tried to use the travel time to check emails etc however I found my phone battery died really fast.

Enough of my waffle.  I need to go dig over the veggie garden and start reading the new book by Margaret Attwood – The Testaments before it is due back at the library.  Another good thing about train travel is I get to read on the train.

Thanks for stopping and listening to my waffle

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Valentines…

Happy Valentines Day

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Mr 17 made this card for his girlfriend (with a little help) and it matches perfectly the Inspired by Stamping Challenge.

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We used PTI Heart Prints stamped in memento tuxedo black and co ordinating die along with SU Good Greetings, Real red ink and real red cardstock all on a pre made base.

Before I go I have a couple of other pics to share.

Ms 10 has 2 parties today. One this morning and a sleep over party that she is at now.

We added these to the girls’ presents.

We used Kaisercraft alphabet die, SU Butterflies thinlits die and PTI Littly lady stamp set for the trail. We also added glossy accents to the letters. The notebooks are from a stationery shop.

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A little decorated gift bag. Some washi tape and flowers made with packaging cut with scallop circle and scrunched up.

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The final pics are thanks to Therese’s post here

I had some quilters template plastic lying around so I made one A6 and one for 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm card.

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Now I should be set.

Thanks for hanging in to the end.

Cheers

Vicki

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