Since my last post we have played the netball Grand Final. The girls did a great job. It was a draw which meant they went into overtime. Very bad for the nerves! At the last score the girl’s lost by 2. It was a great game.
I went to a craft fair here in Melbourne last weekend where I caught up with a few people some of which I follow on line and one I got to meet in person for the very first time. I bumped into the owners of a bricks and mortar store which they have since closed so it was nice to chat with them. I only purchased a couple of small items, the items on my wishlists weren’t available there. So hubby was happy when I got home.
Today little Ms 10 ran in the district 800m. She was so spent at the end a great effort – she finished 8th.
Anyway I am sure you came to visit to see my card not hear me waffle
Today I am sharing a card I am linking up to the Uniko Challenge Summer here with the twist of the following pic.
For me Summer means a lot of things, but having 3 girls birthdays in the first few days of Summer (2nd, 3rd & 7th December) it means birthdays. As they also seem to have lots of friend’s birthdays around the same time.
I used Uniko Balloon Bash stamped using PTI Raspberry Fizz ink. I got the colour variations by stamping off the colour. I used the sentiment from Uniko Classic numbers stamped in SU smokey slate ink. The word “Happy” was die cut and layered using SU Hello You thinlits. All this was mounted onto a piece of pink cardstock.
A little closer
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How time gets away.
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Today’s card I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here
And here is my card
I started by stamping Kaisercraft lace stamp using PTI aqua mist ink onto my cardstock. I stamped the images from Mama Elephant Up and Away in memento tuxedo black ink onto blending cardstock before colouring with various alcohol markers and cutting out with the co ordinating dies. Before I fixed the die cut images to the card front I added small flowers from the set in SU pink piroutte ink. I used the Mama Elephant stitched die from the basic set I ran it through a second time to make my rectangle smaller. Before adhering I added a small piece of SU Mint macaron dotted lace trim. The sentiment from Inspired be stamping small fancy labels 1 is stamped in SU smoky slate ink and punched using the designer label punch.
Hope you have a great weekend planned.
Today my card is inspired by watercolour.
I am linking up to the following challenges here and here
Here is my card
I started with some watercolour paper and added the inked watercolour background using PTI Spring Moss ink. I stamped the leaf image from Uniko Background builders Vines also in PTI Spring Moss ink. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Celebrating 2 years stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The flower from Uniko Flower #6 was stamped with SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose ink and fussy cut out before popping up with foam tabs. I mounted this onto black cardstock. To finish off I added a few sequins.
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A little Sugar and Spice.
I have used the above sketch from IBSIC #87 and Inspired by Stamping Sugar and Spice and Christmas Wreath stamp sets along with Lily Bee Design Jingle paper pad and SU and PTI inks.
The girls have decided they like the bowler hat 🙂
Maybe I will go back and add one to the blue card.
I am going to link up to the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut
and to the monthly challenge at IBS.
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Hope you had a great weekend.
I had the Melbourne Zoo Birthday Party with my girls and Ms 14’s boyfriend. Mr 16 had his girl friend’s Debutante Ball.
Anyway I also had a little time to play.
I had wanted to make some more book labels for my book club friends. These will be gifts. I know from now till the end of the year is pretty busy in our house with lots of birthdays, dance concert, school stuff and other bits and pieces that happen that I wanted to get something under way now.
I have used a few different sets to make these up.
The one set which is consistent is Jane’s Doodles Read all about it – for the words – “This book belongs to: “. I have also used Janes’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II and Raindrops along with PTI Happy Hexagons, Uniko Background Builders Vines and Kaszazz Stitched Borders. I have used both water based and alcohol based markers and inks from SU and PTI along with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. All labels are stamped onto SU Whisper white cs 5 cm x 9 cm. To adhere to the inside covers I have attached pieces of double sided tape to the back which can be removed when adding to books. I was trying to link stamps to books we have read for example we recently read The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
This wouldn’t be complete with out a new book mark
I used Jane’s Doodles Flying High along with Read all about it and the book mark top is made using SU scallop tag punch and finished with ribbons.
I also made this at the weekend
I used CWA lemon butter recipe. It made 2 jars this size. Mr M (16) just asked when I was going to make more – yep it’s all gone!
We made dozen lemon tarts with pastry cases and lemon butter filling the rest we ate on ice cream, in yogurt and on toast/muffins.
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I’ve made a set of little note cards and packaged into a re purposed box. I am linking up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles.
I started by making 6 note cards finished size 8.5cm x 6cm to match some small envelopes I had on hand. I think these fall into the cute category just by their size.
I stamped images from Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II and Flying High using various inks from SU and PTI along with Versafine onyx black. I paper pierced the kite using scraps of SU patterned paper.
and a couple more pics
As promised here are some pics of my jumper
I am using Drops 123-3 knitted with Debbie Bliss Cotton yarn. This is knitted in the round so all I have left are the sleeves. I have not knitted sleeves in the round before. I have started meeting with some other crafty ladies at my local library I am enjoying looking at everyone’s projects. This week there were several ladies working on applique for their quilts, lots of knitters and one lady making envelopes. I finished off two more poppies either scroll down or here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/a-little-update/
I am hoping to find some crafty time in the school holidays which start here tomorrow. Optimistic as I have bought home 2 boxes of work from the office. I have also found pinterest in the last week. Still learning how to get around and pin things. If you have any handy hints or tips I would love to know.
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This is the challenge at Inspired by Stamping
I have created this card using the sketch and the soft stone colours. Always handy to have one or two sympathy cards on hand – hope I haven’t the need.
I used IBS Big Notes III stamped with SU Brown Sugar and distressed with PTI Classic Kraft to soften. I die cut using a Sizzix die. I layered onto IBS Fancy Label Dies 3 cut from Fawn la carte paper. I added a piece of SU Sweet Sorbet DSP to the store bought card base. The butterfly is punched twice – once in vellum and once in fawn cs using SU Bitty Butterfly punch.
I am also linking this up to the customer gallery.
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Lots of pics to share today.
Muse Challenge #80
Therese inspired me to make this.
which I am also linking up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles – Summer Themed Card – A little out of the box for Summer – Summer Flowers?
and another pic
I used Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flower II inked with PTI, SU and memento tuexedo black inks. I used an aqua pen for the leaves. The card front and sentiment are popped up with foam tabs. I used grey for the outline over the pink – it is a little hard to see in the pics.
I had intended to link these little book labels up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles – but realised the challenge was for a card.
One of the things I usually do over summer is read.
I used Jane’s Doodles Read All about and Flying High (the sun). I stamped onto SU Whisper white cardstock 5cm x 9cm each with various inks and others coloured with alcohol markers. I also sponged a few with ink and sponge tool.
The back of the label has a small amount of double sided tape which will make adhering to the inside of a book easy.
I intend to use this set a lot to make labels for books – hopefully they will find their way home that way. I think my book club friends would like a little set each.
Little Miss A (9) is trying out for the school athletics team so I’m off to watch.
Have a great weekend
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Life has just been busy.
I took my 4 +1 to the school production – “Shout” last week. Great production. Mr M had his name in the programme for designing the back cover which was also used on the back of the production t-shirts.
I have also been busy with the normal running training, swimming, netball and dancing trips. Mr M and Ms S have kept Mum’s taxi busy.
Any way I really wanted to make another card for the Uniko Challenge – I should just make the cut off time!
I have wanted to try this technique for a while. I purchased the stencil material and Glitter Frosting paste a while ago and only opened them today.
Jennifer McGuire shows how to colour the paste with ink – jennifermcquireink.com post from 22nd July 2014
Before I started I die cut Uniko Bright Butterflies dies in the stencil material.
Then I mixed PTI Enchanted Evening ink and Glitter Frosting Paste (I picked this up from a craft show) on my craft sheet and added to the stencil.
After I removed the stencil
At this point I left it to dry. Not sure how long it took as I had a school meeting to attend – it was dry when I got home.
Now the finished card.
I added a little shimmer paper along the sides and added to some blue card stock.
Some ABS twine and the sentiment from Uniko Fontiments Birthday to finish.
Sorry for the poor quality photos – taken on my phone at night.
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Edit; On our way to running training at 6.30 the following morning Ms S needed a card for a friend at school. So glad I had this one finished – it has gone with some chocolates for the friend.
I found a little time over the weekend to play with these two challenges
Create a bag and a gift tag
I was inspired by Sam’s Extra massive bag at pootles.co.uk – although I have changed the dimensions a bit.
I used two pieces of SU brights cs 11″ x 12″ and scored both the same. Along the 11″ side at 2″ and 10″ and 12″ side at 1″ and 5″.
I folded the score lines. I then joined the sides, folded down the top and then folded in the bottom and secured. I cut a piece of cs to reinforce the base 6.5″ x 3.5″ and placed in the bottom of the bag with double sided tape. Next I punched holes in the top and threaded ribbon through to make the handles. Finished bag size 7″W x 4″D x 8″ H.
I then made a co ordinating tag. I used the SU Scallop tag punch and whisper white cs and an off cut of the same patterned paper and a scallop border punch. I stamped SU label something with PTI Raspberry Fizz ink and used the hexagon punch. I created the mount with a small piece of matching cs (not sure of brand). Finished with ribbon.
The bag is the right size to hold some T2 tea for a present.
I made this card using Jane’s Doodles janesdoodles.blogspot.com free digital stamp. I coloured with alcohol markers (mostly Kaisercraft). I die cut using MFT Tags Stax and layered with violet cs. I popped this onto my card front which I had adhered some pink cs (brand unknown) and some gold coloured self adhesive ribbon I got from a stationery store. I added SU little leaves cut from gold glitter paper and a flower from MFT rolled flowers with a gold rhinestone. Finishing touches were ribbon, wink of stella followed by glossy accents and a few clear sequins.
It is nice a sunny here today so I managed to get a pic of the glittery image.
There is still time to play along with both these challenges.
Thanks so much for taking a peek (and all your lovely comments).