Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

Hello

Popping in today to share my make for the latest challenge at Unstampabelles here

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

TWIST: Layer it Up!

Any animal you use – human or non-human – will fit this one

Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!

I’ve opted to make a punch art owl. Check out last weeks post to, owls seem to be a DT favourite!

I have had this punch art “recipe” in my ideas file for a long time, so long I have forgotten where I got it from – it is hand written on a cue card! If it is your idea thank you. Below are a few photos of the basic shapes I used. The small orange heart is used for the beak.

I popped my owl up on a stenciled background with some foam tabs for dimension along with a few die cut leaves.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

and

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles #83 take 2…

Hello

Add our button if you wish

You still have a little time to play with us at Unstampabelles.

As I type this there are only 2 entries – good chances to win the prize.

You can see all the details here

My challenge supplies

I have gone with a pretty simple theme of circles.  I used various circle punches to punch out from silver paper, pattern paper and plain black cs. I used the silver washi tape above on scrap paper and punched out and used the tiny little black buttons.  Some of the silver paper is embossed – a left over embossed piece from another project. The sentiment is a die cut from mini treat bag.

I am linking this upto the current challenge at Seize the birthday here – toppings to use punches or die cut – I used both

Hope you have time to join in the challenge and use some buttons and washi tape I know many of you have.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Birthday time…

Hello

Today I am sharing a card I made for Miss S’s 18th Birthday.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here- no toppings for me

 I used Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Birthday wishes stamp sets coloured with alcohol markers.  I punched out the glittery shapes from a 3/4″ circle punch.  I was inspired by this card from Bronwyn here
I added a little wink of stella to the clouds and the unicorn horns.

It was Ms S’s 18th birthday yesterday.  I made this card about 11.30 pm the night before – nothing like leaving it to the last minute!

No big party most of Ms S’s friends are still on schoolies.  We celebrated by doing brekky at a local cafe with Ms A (turns 13 today) and Ms S’s boyfriend.  The 3 eldest kiddos went to a local night club with friends after a few drinks at home. I think I did 3 car trips to and from the nightclub.  Tomorrow we are having a pizza lunch with about 10 of her friends.  Between brekky and drinks yesterday I managed to attend a Christmas party for a charity group I belong to – Days for Girls you can find out more here.  Due to the extreme weather predicted in Victoria over the weekend the planned weekend away in the country was downgraded to a house party in Melbourne.  This worked ok for me cause I could squeeze in a few hours, I couldn’t have made the whole weekend.

We have Ms E’s 22nd birthday later in the week and a party planned for Ms A’s 13th as well.  I’ll share their cards later.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

As requested…

Hello

If you have been following me for sometime you would know Ms E (20) is always forward and specific in her requests for cards.  Well we have hit a new level.  I was requested to make a card by her friend’s boyfriend to give to the said friend for her 21st! Follow?

How could I say no.

img_7522-478x640

I started by heat embossing “s” a number of times onto orange card stock which I then punched out with 3/4″ circle punch. These were added to the main card front with some being added with foam tape.  Some of you may be wondering what the “s” circle things are. Ms A (11) thought they were bubbles! and Ms S (16) thought they were smarties.  She was pretty close – the request was for orange skittles. I believe Smarties don’t have an “s”.  I thought there maybe to many skittles, but the response I got was “you can’t have too many skittles”

The sentiments and die cuts are from various sets from papersmooches, PTI, Uniko and Stampin UP!. And as requested I stamped words on the inside of the card.

img_7525-640x303

I will link this up to the current challenge at Seize the birthday here – Anything Goes

One of the ladies I know is collecting hats for prem babies.  I used a pattern from the Craftsy website here by Charm knits and another pattern I am not sure where I got it from.  Thank you to the designers for their patterns.

Preemie hat

img_7534-640x312

Until next time

Thanks for visiting

Cheers

Vicki

A Minion…

Hello

Another busy week

During the week Mr M’s girlfriend had a birthday

A handmade minion and card were requested.  Mr M helped with the minion by sewing on the buttons and fixing the eyes – yes they are different colours just the way he wanted it.

I CASed this card from Kelly Kent

Full card front punch art Minion card - instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here is my version of the card

IMG_7272 (532x640)

I used various circle punches and dies.  The sentiment comes from SU Endless Birthday Wishes.

and the felt Minion

IMG_7264 (640x636)

 

The pattern can be found here. Our version is a little rustic!

and before I go a card I needed earlier in the week

IMG_7266 (527x640)

I will link this to the current challenge at the colour tree here

I have only used one of TCTC colours Daffodil Delight – not sure if this is against the challenge rules. If I have not meet the guildelines I’m sure the administrator will exclude my card from the challenge.

Made using SU Awesomely Artistic, PTI mega mixed messages and SU Butterflies Thinlits dies.

The kiddos have a list of cards requested so hopefully I will be back soon with some more to share.

Cheers

Vicki

 

Darth Vader meets the Avengers…

Hello

For some reason my birthdays seem to come in batches!

This week we have 3 birthdays over 2 days.

Starting yesterday with Ms 16’s Boyfriend’s 16th birthday – yes she is older by 5 or 6 weeks!

He likes Star Wars – so much that he couldn’t wait until Christmas for his gift (a star wars t shirt & bag) because he wanted to wear it to the midnight screening of the new movie.

So after lots of googling this is what we decided on. We were inspired by this card here.

IMG_7142 (540x640)

Some punch art with a simple stamped greeting from The Paper company Birthday stamp set. The whole darth vader image is popped up with foam tape.

I am linking this to the current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters here – something old, something new

All the punches used are old, as is the stamp set – the new are enamel dots.

ARE YOU OUR STEP SISTER?

Two more Birthdays today

Today is a double birthday – my friend’s daughter is 16 and Mr M turns 18.

Mr M is a huge Marvel Avengers fan along with Dr Who and Star Wars. As I made the Darth Vader card for Ms S’s boyfriend and I have made him a Dr who inspired card here and here in the past it was time for a Marvel inspired card. Again lots of googling!

Thanks to these sites here and here for inspiration

IMG_7144 (640x591)

I used A4 cardstock and cut to 10.5 cm and scored at 10.5 cm intervals to create a concertina card and added additional “pages” until I had the number I needed.

This is the inside of the card

IMG_7145 (640x208)

left to right

Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Iron man and the Black Widow (my version needs a little work she needs to be a little slimmer!)

I am linking this card up to the challenge at the Male Room here

To make the card front I used SU – Number of Years stamp and die set along with PTI Birthday Bash stamp set stamped with SU Real Red and Night of Navy ink and cardstock. I cut the numbers from fun foam to help raise them off the card front – this is so much easier than using multiple layers of cardstock. I have used lots of punches and dies to create the characters within the card. Some of these didn’t come out as expected, I am just going with it! I know the green arrow is missing and also hawk eye – maybe another time?

Ms 11 has put in a request for a card like this for her next birthday with little pet shop as the theme – in December!

and the final card for today

IMG_7143 (492x640)

Once again I have used the SU Number of Years stamp set and die and used fun foam die cut to add dimension.  I also used Inspired by stamping spring lilacs ribbon collection. Colours are SU very vanilla, perfect plum, so saffron and early espresso stamped off onto scrap first as I thought it may be too dark for this card.

I am linking this card up to the challenge at The Colour Tree here

http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/the-colour-tree-challenge-1-and-free.html

This is the quilt I made for my friend’s daughter

Siobhan's Quilt (1) (521x640)

Another disappearing nine patch. Quilted in the ditch around the 1/4 squares of the original nine patch. Quilt measures 130 cm x 160 cm .  It consists of 8 fabrics cut into 180 5″ squares in the blocks plus backing fabric (plain white) and black cotton binding fabric.  When I decided to make this quilt her colour preference was mauve and a French theme.  I have spent a few months collecting the fabrics, who knew mauve wasn’t such a “big” colour and “French theme” isn’t so big either. I can bet next time I go into a fabric store both those themes will be everywhere. One of the fabrics has French words, the Eiffel Tower, lace and other images and is also mauve so that had to be included.  I’m hoping her taste hasn’t changed significantly and she will use this for a few years.

Sorry for such a mammoth post

Thanks for hanging in til the end

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki