Unstampabelles final week …

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I am back with another card for Unstampabelles challenge here

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I started with a 3D box frame which I created a stand for so it would stand up.  I decorated the inside surface first then layered my leaves and flowers starting with the largest and working down to the smallest.  I finished the centres of the flowers with black enamel accents.

There is still a few days to join the challenge.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

 

A little creative catch up…

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When I posted yesterday I realised I had a few other creations I hadn’t shared. So here they are.

A recent 21st card for a Tigers fan

I used My Cute Stamps circus animals and SSS stitched circles dies along with SU Large numbers.

A planter box for a another significant birthday – this time for one of my walking/book club friends who happens to love gardening.

I used Bronwyn Eastley’s pattern here along with various SU stamps and dies.

A Unicorn card – a special request.

This time I used Jane’s Doodles and SU Beautiful Bouquet stamps & dies.

A little error here the kiddos also requested a unicorn card for this girl last year for her birthday and you guessed correct I used Jane’s Doodles Unicorn stamp set for the same girl’s card last year. (Insert embarassed face).  When I looked back at last years card it only had one unicorn so hopefully significantly different.  Needless to say next year I’ll either have to invest in a new unicorn stamp set or make another style of card.

Lastly an update on my Bernate Hi Lo Jumper.

Almost finished the front!

I have another request from the family and a pile of mending so I will get on with that in the coming days.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles Challenge #79

Challenge#79: 1, 2 and 3 items

Twist – journal about it

You can find the challenge here

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Now, your 1, 2 and 3 can be 3 different items you made or perhaps you added 1, 2 and 3 different items to your craft piece or you used the numbers 1, 2 and 3 somewhere in your work or……
The TWIST is to journal about your journey whilst making the item in your blog
– tell us all about it!
I needed to replenish my stash of Sympathy/Thinking of You cards due to a few recent passings.
I tend to make basic white cards for such occassions.
This one has 1 Large die cut Flower, 2 medium die cut flowers and 3 small punched flowers along with 3 types of leaves 1 large die cut, 2 x 2 fern style die cuts and 3 punched leaves. The flower centres are finished with white enamel accents.
Hope to see your entry in the challenge
Thanks for stopping
Cheers
Vicki

Unstampabelles…

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Today I am sharing my DT creation for Unstampabelles here

You still have a couple of days to get your entry in

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Tic Tac Toe 

TWIST journal about the decision making process

     RIBBON                 LACE             STRING
   BUTTONS               BLING             BRADS
   FLOWERS            DIE-CUTS           STICKERS

Instructions for the Peeps:

  • You must chose only one row across or down or diagonally – remember three in a row
  • You have to choose only these three items from the grid to add to your work
  • a good rule to remember: you cannot choose for example ribbon, string and stickers, as none of the edges of these boxes touch

Yes, there is a prize:

Here ’tis!

I have gone diagonal top right to bottom left – flowers – bling – string

I have used MFT rolled roses, SU Boutique Bunch & Botanical Blooms and SU petite flower punch.  I added gold string (twine) behind the flowers before finishing off with Bo bunny Jewels.

Here is a closer pic

I kept this card fairly simple as it was sent off to a friend in sympathy on the passing of her mother.

Cheers

Vicki

A Birthday card or 3…

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Hope all your Christmas prep is well underway.  No. Mine either! I’ve been busy with other events my December babes and all the things that go with the end of year.  I find I can’t do Christmas shopping until after their birthdays cause they will get things from friends that were on my list! and I’d only have to take them back.

So today I am sharing the cards for those December birthdays.

Ms S was 17 on 2nd December

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Linking this to the Flower Challenge here – I hope 1 year counts as old!

She celebrated by taking a small group of friends to a local restaurant and with GF cupcakes with meringue topping for dessert.

Ms A was 12 on 3rd December

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I am linking this to Stamplorations Challenges here and here

and

We celebrated her birthday by having around 30, 12 year olds at home.

The treat bags

img_7640-640x633Ms S prepared these herself.  She was pretty pleased with herself sharing with her friends via social media.

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To round out the birthdays Miss E was 21 on 7th.

We celebrated by having around 85 friends and family at home.

I made an exploding box.

Thank you to all the inspiration around blog land which helped me to come up with this.

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I did have in mind this was to be a birthday cake – however everyone agrees it looks a little like a Wedding Cake. OOPs! Pretty sure we wont have need for one of these for a while yet, but my kiddos like to through me curve balls every now and then!

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Linking this to the challenge at Happy Little Stampers here

So over 4 days we had 3 parties (Thursday through to Sunday!).  Ms A also had to attend a party on the Friday night so we went to a party every day.

Last week we had Ms A’s Graduation from primary school ceremony and dinner. This coming Friday will see me finish at primary school after 16 years!

I do have another post planned before Christmas.  I hope you can pop in again.

I must get on and start planning Christmas Lunch.  Yes we are hosting.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A few cards…

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Today we had a small family celebratory lunch for one of my husband’s brothers who recently turned 50.

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He is a teacher so Papersmooches Smarty pants seemed the right choice.  I coloured the pencils with alcohol markers after stamping with memento tuxedo black ink. Ms A (11) had a lot of fun directing me to which combinations I should use!  The sentiments are from Papersmooches Digits and the numbers are die cut using Papersmooches Numbers die.  The sentiment was originally to be one panel but you may have guessed I needed to seperate to fit on the card front.  What was that my Dad use to say? “measure twice cut once!” Anyway I’m sure if I didn’t mention you would all think this is how I intended the card to be.

I am linking this up to Kathy’s 30 day colour challenge here

this one

and Virginia’s View Challenge here

 Last week I had 2 occasions for sympathy cards.

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I used Inspired by stamping Big Notes III and SU Botanical Builder Framelits.

In my last post I mentioned a recent trip to Bendigo.

Here is a pic of my purchase at Bendigo Woollen Mills…

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At some time in the future a jumper for me, a cardi for Ms E and 3 pairs of socks.  The light grey is the new Savanna, the darker grey is Aurora and sock yarn (one undyed and 2 dyed).  My current knitting project is a jumper for Ms A (11) in BWM Bold Bamboo Rouge.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Another 21st, a new home and a pair of socks…

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Today I have a few projects I completed recently.

Firstly this card and decorated gift box were made for a 21st Ms E (20) had over the weekend.

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I used a great tutorial here to create the 3D box frame portion of the card on the left.  Thank you Inna for such an easy to follow tutorial.  I used SU Botantical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Builder Framelits, Number of Years stamp set and Large numbers framelits to create the flower spray and the belly band for the gift box (on the right).  From all accounts it was received well.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here

and

Happy Little Stampers here

I used the same tutorial above to create this little picture for a lovely friend who moved into a beautiful new home recently.  We finally synced our schedules and caught up for lunch on Friday.

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I used SU Holiday Home, Holiday Home Framelits and Flourishes Forest of Trees stamp set.  A little note to self next time stamp the sentiment after making the frame! It is just a little tight at the top of the frame.

Now while I was waiting up Saturday night for Mr M (18) to call to be picked up from his first clubbing experience I finished these for Ms A (11).

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These are Ms S’s (16) feet showing them off.

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A simple stocking stitch sock pattern using Drops delight yarn.

Before I go for today I will share a couple of pics of a very quiet Tulla Freeway at about 3 am Sunday morning. The freeway was closed for works on the widening. Mum’s taxi service had shifts both Friday and Saturday nights this weekend.

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Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki