More NBUS…

Hello

Today I am sharing 2 birthday cards.

I am linking up to

NBUS #3

My NBUS is Mama Elephant Water blooms stamp set

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and

Inspired by Stamping Monthly Challenge

sentiment stamp (and ribbon)

Inspired by Stamping

The recipient of this card, Ms S,  is the daughter of an old friend (we have been friends since we started high school a few years ago!).  Ms S loves Paris and is studying French by attending weekend classes (Dad is a French influence). This has lead to a very French gift with Eiffel tower jewellery holder, stationery and some new jewellery. So the card had to follow the theme.

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I began by searching the web for pictures (I don’t have an Eiffel tower stamp although I’m sure they are out there) and printed one I liked from here. I then used my NBUS Mama Elephant Water Bloom stamp set and SU Rose Red ink triple stamped along with SU Certainly Celery. When the stamping was done I trimmed and mounted onto SU Rose Red CS. I added Inspired by Stamping ribbon and the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 also stamped with SU Rose Red. I punched the sentiment using 2″ and 2 1/4″ circle punches. The finished size of this card is 15cm x 21cm.

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The second card I am sharing is for Mr M who is 17 today – Ms S and Mr M share a birthday Mr M is 2 years older.

Mr M is a Whovain so a Dr Who inspired card is a must.

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I started by printing 2 of these. I layered these to create my 3D tardis for the front of my card. I was inspired by Tina’s card here. I adhered this to a piece of SU crumb cake cardstock and then I sponged the edges with crumb cake ink. I die cut “17” into the Kaisercraft licorice card front with Papersmooches Numbers die and inlaid the “17” using SU Crumb Cake cardstock. The banners are stamped in crumb cake using SU banner blast and the co ordinating punch. The middle banner is also stamped with a sentiment from PTI Tiny Tags in black ink. The Tardis was then added to the card front with foam tabs.

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As Mr M is having friends over for pizza and cake after the movies tonight I have printed these to add to cupcakes. (Still have to make the cupcakes)

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 Thank you to those who made their digi images available for me to use.

Thanks for stopping – a long post today.

Cheers

Vicki

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Wedded Bliss…

Flourishes November Challenge

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I was inspired by the colours – aqua and chocolate

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I am linking this card upto the challenge

I have used Flouishes Wedded Bliss stamped in black ink and heat embossed. It is layered with American Crafts Powder card stock and  a light chocolate brown (although in the pics it looks black, trust me it is brown). I used MFT Dienamics rolled rose die to create my flowers with a Kaisercraft pearl in the centre. I added Kaisercraft ribbon and the sentiment (For the happy couple)  is from PTI Heart – 2 – Heart #9 stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

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As I embossed two images I made a second card.

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For this card I layered using Lifestyle crafts lace squares die in black card stock along with some black ribbon and PTI Tiny tags (Wedding Wishes and Mr&Mrs sentiments) stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black onto tiny tags die cut card stock.

I got a little bit of crafty time in yesterday so I will try and share those with you over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Christmas…

Christmas in July!

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I have used Christmas Baby Present Boy from Sweet November Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers. The background paper is from Lily bee designs Jingle Tiny tablet. The die cuts are from PTI and Couture Creations. The twine is Peapod from the Twinery with a PTI Tiny tag stamped with “Very Merry” greeting in Versafine Onyx Black and Colorbox Lime Pastel.

I am linking this upto the challenge this month at The Stamp Spot – Christmas Theme. Great time to make a start on those Christmas Cards.

and

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

Christmas in July

Hope to be a little more creative this weekend – have a feeling the weather will play stop outdoor netball.

Enjoy the weekend and thanks for looking.

Cheers

Vicki

A few gifts and Mother’s day…

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed Mother’s Day.

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I knitted this tea cosy (in Patons Caressa 8 ply for my yarn stash) for a friend’s birthday. I used a pattern from The Art of Knitting. The buttons are from my stash and are tied using Annabelle Stamps Hemp twine natural.  I know my friend’s teapot is a handmade pottery one in blue and green tones – I was guessing, going from memory  estimating the size of her teapot. Fingers crossed it fits hers as well as it fits my Maxwell Williams tea pot. I also added some Australian Black tea I picked up at a local Farmer’s market and a travel mug.

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I used MFT Always time for tea die for the card along with Courture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder, Kaisercraft ribbon, Hemptique twin, PTI Tiny Tags die and stamp set stamped using SU ink.  I used paper included in a magazine to die cut the shapes, as this has no body I adhered it to adhesive paper first.

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I have also made another stationery roll. I was lucky enough to find some co-ordinating stationery in Kmart for a few dollars. I used the same pattern I did here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/happy-birthday-notebook-cover/  and instructions were from Handmade Magazine Vol 31 Number 2 by Jemima Flendt.

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My Miss 8 woke me at 8am on Sunday so she could give me the gift she had put together and to watch a Mother’s day kids song on you tube.

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She sourced items from her own craft stash (a future RAK giver in the making) and put them in a bag she decorated for me with her hand made card and powerpoint. I think I will leave these items where she can get them because I know she will be looking for them soon.  Miss 17 had been to the local lolly shop and got some chocolates which the 4 of them chipped in for.

After lunch the girls and I did a little shopping and stopped for a hot drink and shared some cakes – something we never do (shopping yes stopping for drinks no). When we got home the boys had cooked a nice roast and Mr 15 made some scones which we had with jam and cream.

Hope your week has got off to a great start. I need to go and write some reports for a work meeting tomorrow.

Cheers for now

Vicki

 

Update:

Took my friend her pressie. We tried it out straight away with a cuppa. It fitted her everyday pot which means her other tea cosy went for a wash.

The Stamp Spot

Sharing this card I made using a stamp set from a win at The Stamp Spot in November. It is Mo Manning Fairy. I coloured her using Tim Holtz Markers and Stampin UP! Blush Blossom the other stamps are from PTI and the twine is from AnnaBelle stamps.

I have a certain friend in mind for this Christmas card.

Head on over to The Stamp Spot  http://www.thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/ – my tag #3 won the November challenge. Lucky! The prize disounted washi tape – now to work on that list.

I am also going to link this to the December Challenge at the stamp spot – Anything Christmas Goes!

Hope your having a great day.

Cheers

Vicki

Two more Birthdays

Miss 7 has two birthday parties this week. I have made the following card and gifts for them. I will also be adding some basic cooking supplies to their pressies so they have their own and don’t have to use Mum’s.

For M 1 

and for M 2

 I posted this earlier here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/shades-of-pink/

Both girls have soft bears that they can dress up. I made up the patterns myself  from outfits Miss 7 & Miss 12 already had. The trick is to leave a whole in the pants when sewing them up for the bears tail.

Had a great morning at Melbourne Zoo earlier. Then came home to cut out some of the girl’s dance costumes. Hope to make a start at sewing them sometime tomorrow.

Hope your week has got off to a great start. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Cheers

Vicki

Sherbies!

Today I have a card I have made for The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #53 – Sherbies + Embossing and the sponser is AnnaBelle Stamps

http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/challenge-53-sherbies_2.html

I have used Scrapbook Boutique Marine Cardstock from Summer Colours Pack along with orange cardstock from my stash to make the Sherbies. Each of the sherbies is stamped with a sentiment using SU Pacific Point Ink. Sentiments from My Cute Stamps Birthday Numbers, PTI Mega Mixed Messages and PTI Tiny Tags. The lolly closures are stamped in Versafine Onyx black from SU Sweet Summer – yes a flower stamp. I have popped two of the sherbies up with foam dots. Before I added the sherbies to my card front I embossed the white card stock with SU Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder and wrapped some WeRMemory Keepers Orange Baker’s twine around the card front.

I think the 13 year old this is destined for will like it.  I’ll have to give some “real” sherbies with her gift.

Predicting a lovely day here in Melbourne today. Yeah!

Have a great day.

Cheers

Vicki

Pinwheel challenge at Embellish Magazine and The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday

Hi. Hope everyone’s day has got off to a great start. Student free day so have my youngest home today plus I am expecting some tradesmen any time now! We all know how predictable tradies are right?

Anyway I have two cards to share today.

Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm

http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/farm-fresh-friday-paper-piecing.html

The first is for The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Paper Piercing. This is a technique I only tried a little while ago and I am enjoying it.

I have used The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Collection along with sentiment from PTI Train Tracks. I used Twine from SU, cardstock from American Crafts and Pebbles. A Fiskars border punch and tag die from life style crafts. This card is for a 13 year old girl I think she came up alright.

http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/2012/08/pinwheel-color-trends-challenge/

The second card is a first for me. This is the first pinwheel I have ever made. I was surprised at how easy it was. I used DSP from MME Miss Caroline for the pinwheel and a brad from my stash along with a tooth pick for the handle. I used PTI Tiny Tags and die stamped with SU Regal Rose and Soft Suede tied with Blossom twine from the The Twinery. The other cardstock is also from my stash. I punched out butterflies from kraft cardstock using carl and armada punches. Finished off with some rhinestones and hand drawn butterfly trials.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Vicki