A challenge or two…

Hello

We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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at Seize the Birthday here

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I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats

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for the current challenge at Uniko here

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Fantasy Stampers here

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I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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Playing with 3 x 3 …

Hello

Today marks the first day everyone is back at school/work/uni for the year.  I know it is March.

So what did I do?  I played  helped out  in the art room for Ms A.  We went outside for about an hour and sketched what we could see then returned to the art room to add tones and colours.  Some of these kids can draw and clearly it isn’t for some of the others. I picked up a tip or two from the art teacher – you know there is a reason I like stamps, dies and punches! I really can’t draw.

Anyway I am back home now and thought I would share a few things I put together over the weekend.

I am linking up to the following challenges

NBUS #6 – Never before used schtuff here – today mine are SU No Bones about it, IBS Small Fancy Labels 1 (sentiment) and SU Flowering Fields

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Seize the birthday here – most of the 3 x 3 cards I created are good for a birthday

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All cards are 3 x 3.  I plan to make them into little sets.

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In this group I have used NBUS SU No Bones about it, sentiment from Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II, PTI World’s Greatest plus SU word window & modern label punches.

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In this group I have used PTI birthday tags and Tremendous treats stamp sets.  I coloured the hot air balloon with alcohol markers and the balloons with intense pencils. I have also used circle punches.

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In the final grouping I have used Mama Elephant Waterblooms and IBS NBUS Small Fancy labels 1 sentiment. The other stamps used are from PTI Tremendous treats, NBUS SU Flowering Fields and the “a little something for a little someone” is also SU but I don’t know where from! I again used circle punches, SU Itty bitty accents punch, ME Sew fancy dies and SU Tags & Labels framelits.  The cake is coloured with alcohol markers and has a wink of stella on the candles. Whilst the Flowers were stamped by colouring the stamp with a marker and then adding colour from the ink pad with a water brush.

I also used some pattern paper by adding a layered sentiment.  I must make up some normal size cards to use some of the pattern paper I have been holding on to.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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The current challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is from this picture with the added challenge of off the page.

I have made this little hair clip using X Cut Scallop circle dies, felt and alligator clip I purchased from an online store.  Modeled by my youngest daughter.

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I have followed the tutorial by Jen McDermott which can be found here http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/video-tutorial-fabric-flower-with-lawn.html

I found this to be really easy to follow. I did try the fabric but I only had very thick interfacing and my Epic 6 had a little trouble cutting it smoothly plus it made the back of the fabric white which I didn’t like the appearance of.  So I changed to felt which was really easy to work with.

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I made a small gift tag with a small slit in it.  I used. MFT Dienamics Traditional Tags Stax, PTI Tremendous Treats Birthday sentiment stamped in PTI Dark Chocolate ink (for the chocolate chips in the cookie!), scrap white and kraft cardstock. Finished off with some white ribbon and a small piece of twine.

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I attached to the outside of her present with double sided tape. I wrapped the card inside with the present.

I am a couple of days late with this gift and card for the youngest daughter of one of my oldest friends and neighbour!  I think she will be happy when she opens it to find a Barbie make your own nail polish kit – my 3 girls all want one now – yes MIss 8 & Miss 13 and Miss 17!

Tonight we are off to the Graduation dinner of Miss 17.

Most of my crafting this week has been her dress, clutch and dance costumes – dress and clutch finished, dance costumes almost there.

If you are in NSW fire area – stay safe.

Thanks for popping by

Cheers

Vicki

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Miss E (17) has an 18th Birthday Party in a few weeks. Not your normal 18th – this one is high tea and the birthday girl has requested cook books. So you will see I have made a card along those lines. I came across a video of this card a couple of days ago and have made a variation of it. I also made a book mark – to go with the cook book she has requested!

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I have used products including American Crafts CS, October Afternoon farmhouse 8×8 patterned paper, SU Pool Party Ribbon, ABS Twine, Papersmooches Digits (for the sentiment), Do Crafts Tag die, PTI Tremendous treats Birthday, Memory Box large Alphabet, SU a 3/8″ square punch, EK Success 1 1/4″ square punch and MFT Always tea time die.

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and the back of the card I made differently than the video & inspiration as Miss E wanted a larger space to write on!

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I am linking this up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique

Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each monthand

Crafting with Dragonflies – Unusual Fold

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Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

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Moxiefab Birthday Card Challenge

The Birthday Card Challenge

Original Video here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6Kveu0ctc

and Inspiration from Tanya Bell

http://stampingt.com.au/blog/?p=5976

Thanks for stopping to take a peek.

Cheers

Vicki

Ahoy me hearties…

Sorry couldn’t help that.

This weeks challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is Pirate Lollipops and water.

 

I made this card using a digi image from http://madamebogg.blogspot.com.au/ coloured with markers along with stamps from Hero Arts and My Cute Stamps. Plus Heidi Grace patterned paper,  cardstock from my stash and Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder.

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I tore the cardstock and layered before stamping my images onto the underwater scene. I stamped the shells and star fish onto scraps and cut out before adding to the water. The Pirate is standing on a piece of embossed woodgrain cardstock – like a part of a ship or a jetty. The sun is stamped and a punched circle added for the centre.

I was having fun so I made a second card.

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Using PTI Tremendous  Treats, My Cute Stamps – Fishy Fun and AnnaBelle Stamps Boy’s Party images. I have coloured the pirate with alcohol markers and Tim Holtz black soot.  I added some sparkle to my pirate with some glitter on his skull and cross.  I layered by using circle punches and popped up with foam tabs. The little boats are coloured with SU markers before being hand cut.

I am linking up to these challenges

Twisted Tuesday Challenges –

– at least 7 embellishments – my first card has 4 shells + 3 star fish = 7 embellishments

http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/2tc53-sailing-seven-seas.html

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Through the Craftroom Dooranything goes

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Timeless-Tuesday-New-LogoMake a splash – water

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Vicki

A spot of nature…

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I have used PTI Tiny Treats and Tremendous Treats along with SU markers in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Gumball Green. I also used my sponge tool with SU Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.  I have used the DoCrafts Snowman Tag and have made it into a bookmark. I also used Ivory seam binding ribbon coloured with a marker (except the green I had green ribbon) and tied with ABS twine. I added some glossy accents to the coloured images. Miss A (8) is going to a party this coming weekend and the gift includes a book – so I thought it would be nice to include a book mark or three.

Here is a pic of the lady bugs

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and the elephants

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This is my entry for The Lollipop Ladies Challenge along with the current challenge at a Passion for Papertrey – both nature

I know elephants aren’t bugs – but they are so cute!

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Love to Create – Bookmark, book or reading

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Thanks for stopping.

Cheers

Vicki

 Edit: These book marks made the top 5 at Love to Create Challenge

Tremendous Treats – Birthday

 

These are a couple of cards I made a few weeks ago using Papertrey Ink Tremendous Treats Birthday stamp set along with sentiments from Birthday tags and Heart-2-Heart #2. I used EK Success 1 3/4″ and Fiskars 2″ circle punches for the images. The pattern paper in the top card is from a magazine while the bottom card the paper is Romani from Basic Grey. I used Stampin UP! inks to stamp the images.  The sentiment circles are popped up with foam tape. Quick and easy cards to put together.

Thanks for taking a look.

Cheers

Vicki