Exploding Box purse for Unstampabelles…

Hello

Thanks for stopping.

Today I am sharing a project I have made for the current Challenge anything but a card at Unstampabelles here.

If you haven’t joined in yet you still have time.

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I have used a tutorial from Qbee’s Quest here. Thank you to Brenda for such a great tutorial. She has so many great projects.

Here is mine

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I have used SU Retro Fresh, Very Vanilla and tangelo twist papers. The handbag top was die cut using Courture Creations Victorian Rectangle and the closure is a brad I had in my stash.  The ribbon is SU Tangerine tango.  I felt the bag needed a little pretting up so I added the very vanilla die cut butterfly and a strip of rhinestones. This is a good size purse for various gift items.

While I was deciding which project I would create for today Ms A (11) created this little gift box from a template I have – source unknown.  She went off on her own using her own crafty supplies and my punches.  She created the Superman all on her own.  She gave this to her prep buddy for his birthday last Friday.

Cheers

Vicki

A Minion…

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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

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

and the felt Minion

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

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

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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

 

Hello…

Hello

I must apologise for my lack of posts.  It has been nearly a month since my last post! I will try to keep it brief things which have kept me from posting. Sorry just re-read my post you may want a cuppa.

Before I do I did get my tax returns completed in time and was able to go to the craft show.

A few things which have kept my attention a broken washing machine door – lucky this was fixed under warranty. No one has any idea how it happened! You can imagine with all the swimming and sports in general my machine gets a heavy workout. I have had some relax time a few dinners with other groups of mums, parent information nights for school, an AGM for work, taking on an extra day a week of work and generally being a busy time of the kinder year. This is only the high’s and low’s not the every day stuff I am sure all mum’s (dad’s too) do every day.

I did have a girl’s weekend away planned with my bookclub/walking friends however I had to cancel as Mr M was in the middle of his year 12 exams at the time and needed to be taken to extra exam practice and I needed to keep Ms S & Ms A away from him!  The hubby was working that weekend. I was also so far behind with the dancing costumes I needed to finish those – concert is tonight! Just finished adjusting the last costume after dress rehearsal the other evening.  As it turns out it was just as well I didn’t go away as I got news over that weekend that my 97 year old Gran had passed away peacefully.  I took days just doing what needed to be done. We had a lovely service for her last week and sadly it was one of the few opportunities  I get to see extended family. (I am sure I am not alone here). We will miss her but know that she lived a full and happy life.

Mr random must have known I needed a pick me up as he picked my card from this post to win at Scrapbook Boutique’s challenge last month.

This week we have had the dress rehearsal and a Hunger Games afternoon. Yes Ms E had 10 friends over to watch movie 1 & 2 before heading out to watch movie 3 and the midnight screening of the new movie with her friends and Mr M. Returning home at 3.15 am to wake the entire house.

Any way with all the updates done I will share a few things I did do.

Boy was I a bit rusty making this card.

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This card was a little late for the recipient but better late than never right.  I used Market Street Stamps Ocean Fun and My Cute stamps fishy fun to create my fish bowl card along with my circle dies. This was as per Ms E’s precise instructions!

This next card and gift bag decoration are for tonight.

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Once again per Ms E’s instruction watermelon was requested.  I am sure there are watermelon stamps out there but do you think I own one? No.  So I needed to be creative and came up with using the solid  half circle stamp from SU What’s your type? set and add the skin and pips by hand with markers.  The sentiment is from Papersmooches Smarty Pants. They haven’t been rejected, but then maybe Ms E knows better than to look a gift horse in the mouth.

The final card is actually a multiple.

I made multiplies of this card to send to those who sent me a card after the passing of Gran.

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 Gran was rather fond of butterflies, this is the card I made her for her last birthday here.

I hope to find some time over the weekend to make some cards for the Card drive here

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and an engagement card for a nephew and some birthday cards. It is nearly birthday week here in my house 🙂

I am sorry this is such a long post.

I plan to be back soon with some more creations and a shorter post 🙂

Until next time

Thank you for all your lovely comments

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Valentines…

Happy Valentines Day

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Mr 17 made this card for his girlfriend (with a little help) and it matches perfectly the Inspired by Stamping Challenge.

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We used PTI Heart Prints stamped in memento tuxedo black and co ordinating die along with SU Good Greetings, Real red ink and real red cardstock all on a pre made base.

Before I go I have a couple of other pics to share.

Ms 10 has 2 parties today. One this morning and a sleep over party that she is at now.

We added these to the girls’ presents.

We used Kaisercraft alphabet die, SU Butterflies thinlits die and PTI Littly lady stamp set for the trail. We also added glossy accents to the letters. The notebooks are from a stationery shop.

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A little decorated gift bag. Some washi tape and flowers made with packaging cut with scallop circle and scrunched up.

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The final pics are thanks to Therese’s post here

I had some quilters template plastic lying around so I made one A6 and one for 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm card.

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Now I should be set.

Thanks for hanging in to the end.

Cheers

Vicki

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Some new Butterflies…

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Well most of my children have started back at school, Hubby and I have gone back to work after the Christmas school holidays.

I made this card for a friend’s recent birthday.

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I used SU Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterfly thinlits dies. The inks and markers I used are Encore Silver, SU crumb cake and blushing bride. I die cut the butterfly from SU pink pirouette CS and some white shimmery paper (not sure where that one came from). The card front is on foam tabs and finished with some clear sequins from the trimmings and remnants.

I was inspired by this card here.

A short post today – I have a little bit of work and catching up to do.

Thanks for stopping for a visit.

Cheers

Vicki