A few recent makes…

Hello – Oh dear time has got away from me once again!

Popping in today to share a few recent card makes.

First up my MIL celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this month.

Love the pop of red against the black and white.

Next up is a special request from a mum from school.

A personalised comfirmation card – I love that I can make cards like this. This one is a design/layout I have used a number of times. It just seems to work and this particular mum likes this layout.

Another personalised card, this time for a recent wedding a friend attended.

Again I have used these tiny punched flowers a number of times on cards, this time I used foil cardstock which IRL looked really shiny!

An Easter card requested by the same friend for her daughter.

A simply stenciled background and computer generated sentiment and popped up chicken, hand coloured and fussy cut.

And lastly the gift tags I made for my family’s Easter Treats.

A quick tag made using a set from Uniko.

Well that’s it for today. A big catch up.

Thanks for taking the time to stop

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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Playing with Kaisercraft Le Chateau …

Hello

I hope the Easter bunny found you and you are all recovering from over eating chocolate goodies.

Today I am sharing two cards

I am linking to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – March Mood Board here

and

Unstampabelles – Keys to success here

 My first card for SBB

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I started with Kaisercraft Le Chateau 6″ paper pad and added Mpress Birdcage die cut in both foam and black cardstock along with an Elizabeth Craft Design bird die.  I finished with a stamped “21” from Uniko Classic numbers.  This card is for a 21st this weekend where the gift is a budgie in a cage.

My second card

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Whilst flicking through the paper pad I thought this paper was perfect for the Unstampabelles current challenge.  What better mark of success that reaching the ripe old age of 21 (again!)? As Ms E had requested a number of cards I thought this would be great for a male 21st card.  I added die cut “21” from SU Large Numbers Framelits, “st” from Lifestyle Crafts and the “birthday” from PTI. Die cuts from black cardstock and foam.  This card unfortunately isn’t going to the intended recipient.  The birthday boy is only 20! I am a year to early.  I wonder if this is what Darnell had in mind for her upcoming boo boo challenge? Anyway I am sure it wont get wasted – there is bound to be a male 21st not to far away.

On another note I appear to be having issues with my blog reader.  If I have missed visiting you I apologise.  I am working on the issue and hope it is resolved soon.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A butterfly card for Gran…

Hello

Today I am sharing a card I have made for my Gran’s Birthday which is in a couple of weeks.

I am linking up to the May challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here.

This is the perfect inspiration for a card for Gran. She loves butterflies and I think they are pretty great too.

and

Challenge #45 at Scribble and Scrap here

Anything goes

Help Yourself to a Badge

and

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 311 – Bugs and Butterflies here

Here is my card

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I started by inking my Tim Holtz embossing folder with SU brown sugar ink and embossing SU Kraft cardstock. Next I stamped a couple of images from Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2 with SU Old Olive ink using second generation stamping to get variations in colour onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock. I die cut this with Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and a base in green from my scraps using the same set of dies. I die cut butterflies from glimmer gold paper (not sure where I got this from and it lighter than normal cardstock) using SU Butterflies thinlits and SU embosslits Beautiful wings. I layered all this onto my card front along with a scrap of twill ribbon and a die cut Mpress Birdcage cut from off white glimmery paper. To finish off I added a few sequins I picked up from Trimmings and Remnants.

Here is a closer pic. I used my phone for the pics today.

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Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

A little update…

Hello

A little update since my last post – some crafty and some not crafty – you may want to grab a drink it is a long post.

I altered and added new pieces to an outfit so Ms 9 could make her first Holy Communion. I altered a skirt I had made for Ms 18 she wore 9 years ago and made a new bodice. I still had a piece large enough left from the original skirt and top.

This is the pattern I have used for all my girls.

UNCUT Butterick Pattern-3718-Girls Plus Size Skirt, Girls Plus Size Jacket and Girls Plus Size Top-Sizes 7-16

Pic of Ms A

IMG_5264 (436x640)A pic of the card I made for her – the Dove isn’t a symbol for communion but Ms A really liked it like that.

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Ms 14 was in need of some new pj shorts – we googled and found these patterns before picking some fabric from my stash.

Drawstring lounge shorts at http://www.sewdaily.com/

and

theDarcy-cover

The Darcy Boxer Shorts

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This is her first major sewing project.

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I helped by doing the button holes to pull through the ribbon tie.

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We have 2 more pairs planned. This will be a project for the upcoming school holidays.

I attended a local craft group held at the local library. I spent a little over an hour with these women and made a poppy for their collection. A simple knit pattern – cast on 60 stitches in red yarn, 2 x 2 rib for about 12 rows then begin decrease by k2 tog until no stitches. Form a circular shape and join. add some black for the centre of the poppy and you are done. The box of poppies will be used at Melbourne’s Fed Square. If you would like to contribute there is lots of information on their page.

http://5000poppies.wordpress.com/

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I have found a little time to continue my jumper – will share a pic another time.

Other things we have been up to

Ms 14 participated in a charity run. The funds raised support Sr Dorothy Bayliss and her work with Asylum seekers.  The run was a relay 150 km starting at 4 am until 4 pm. The participants do laps of the local river using 2 bridges to cross and complete the laps. Participants are required to complete at least 4 laps – they can do more if they wish. This year as Ms 14 has developed an injury she only did the 4 laps totaling 20 km. So I went along and gave her some encouragement. This is why we have been at training at 6.45 am a couple of mornings a week.

We have had the final day of play for netball this season. The younger teams compete in a round robin tournament and the older girls had their grand final. My older girls didn’t make the finals.

Monday (a week ago) Ms 9 competed in the inter school sports – 800 m. Another injury just before the start – a grazed knee heading to the starting line. A quick cuddle and “you’ll be right” from mum saw her go onto compete.

A new hot water service was installed amongst all this – the old one just gave up – can’t complain it had lasted us 18 years. Through 4 babies including all those hot nappy washes and long hot teenage showers!

Mr M had his basketball Grand final and they won. Hubby is the coach so we have 2 more trophies for the cabinet. We will need a new cabinet soon.

Today is Hubby’s birthday – he received the card I made for SBB challenge casing Therese.

https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/august-challenge-at-sbb/

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This week coming isn’t going to be any slower.

Wednesday night is Ms 9’s school concert and Friday is netball presentation night as well as Mr 16 is taking his girlfriend to a formal. I have a few extra work meetings as well as the normal everyday things.  I can’t see much crafty time this week, but you never know I might squeeze in some time some how.

If you got this far – a huge Thank you

So must get on and bake a cake for hubby – sponge cake is the request.

Cheers

Vicki