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.

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I have used MFT Dienamics Masculine Graphic Tee – cut to make a gift tag. You may just be able to see the black True Hemp Twine I popped in the base – I didn’t want to put a whole in the front of the Tee! Although my 15 year old likes his Tees that way – I think because even though he has lots of tees without holes the ones he wears time after time have a holes. Anyway I also used the MFT Masculine Graphic Tee stamp set for the moustache, Annabelle Stamps BBD3 and Lil Monster’s Balloon stamp sets. All stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The tee on the right I added some stitching detail with a black fine liner and the one on the left I used a SU black ink pad to add some colour.  Almost forgot I also used my painters tape to mask the tee on the right as I thought the border stamp was a bit wide for the effect I wanted.  I did think the moustache would look great with some black flocking powder – you know to look like hair but I don’t have any – something else for my wish list!

This is my post for the Lollipop Ladies this fortnight – pop on over and take a peek. As Susan mentioned in her post there was a disappointing interest in the last challenge – and as a result the prize went unclaimed.

Moustache and the additional challenge of Facial Hair!

{The Lollipop Ladies}

I am also linking up to these challenges – masculine card or papercraft project


Through the Craftroom Doorand


Annabelle Stamps Blog

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