My Boo Boo…

Hello

When I saw Darnell’s new Boo Boo challenge and her card I remembered I made this recently perfect to share here.

Head over and check it out.  I also think Darnell took a peek in my craftroom! Mine has a similar look most of the time! Hubby just rolls his eyes when he visits. My answer is if it bothers him so much don’t come in!

Coming April 1-11, 2017

I will also link up to Seize the Birthday current challenge here

My card

Now the Boo Boo may not be obvious at first.  But I did exactly what Darnell did. I placed the pattern paper pattern upside down! The little banners are meant to be more like “W’s” then “M’s”.  Thankfully none of the kiddos critics noticed this.

I used SU Up and Away paper, CS and a NBUS stamp set SU Any Occasion.

Off to do some tiding up so I can play in my room!

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A challenge or two…

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We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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at Seize the Birthday here

no toppings for me this time

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I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats

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for the current challenge at Uniko here

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Fantasy Stampers here

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I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

21st balloons…

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The day started nice and sunny and has now turned grey with hail here in Melbourne.  We do truely get 4 seasons in one day on occasion.  Marvelous Melbourne 🙂

As we are in the grip of 21st Season here I have yet another 21st card and gift bag to share.

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I have used SU Best year ever paper and co ordinating coastal cabana cs to create the gift bag and card.  I used the gift bag punch board with paper 17 cm x 30.5 cm for the closure of this bag I used the paper flower made from packing paper and scallop circle punches.  For the card I used SU balloon framelits, SU Thoughtful banners and Uniko Classic Numbers stamp sets – the perfect size to stamp onto the balloon.  The twine is also coastal cabana.

I am linking this up to the current challenge at Uniko – Challenge #35

There are songs both about turning “21” and balloons.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Tearrific…

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Today I am sharing a card I am linking up to the current challenge at TCTC #12 here

Here is my card

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The card front is mounted with SU Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Very vanilla and a panel of Lost Lagoon. The sentiment is from SU Endless Wishes stamped in Lost Lagoon.  The tea cups from Jane’s Doodles Tearrific were stamped onto Modern Medley paper and fussy cut.

Quick post – I need to head out to stock the fridge and pantry! Gotta love school holidays.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Birthday Party Animal…

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I’m back with another Birthday card 🙂

This one I am linking up to the following challenges

NBUS #6 here

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here

Happy Little Stampers here

Here is my card

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I have managed to use 4 NBUS products here! I stamped my NBUS Wplus 9 party animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with my NBUS copic markers (I bought a new pack of copic earth tones at the local craft shop sale this week) once coloured they were die cut with NBUS coordinating die.  The background circles are cut from circle die and NBUS SSS Stitched circles die in SU Old olive and some ancient pattern paper.  Once these were in place on my card front I added my animals with foam tape and the sentiment from PTI World’s greatest stamped in Memento Luxe ink.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great weekend – a long one for some

Cheers

Vicki

Birthday Celebration…

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Boy has Melbourne’s weather changed. Gotta love it.

Today was meant to be the first netball training night, but Melbourne weather has other plans. That means I get a little more time. Hopefully I will get to play with more than one NBUS item tonight.

Here is my first

I am linking up to

NBUS challenge here

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

and my card

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I started by stamping NBUS SSS Birthday Celebration elephant on to express cardstock and colouring with alcohol markers. I then layered and mounted onto card front using pattern paper.  The sentiment is from the same set also mounted and then popped up with foam tape.

Now if you have been following me for a while this may look familiar.  I didn’t realise I have CASed myself until I was editing the pic – this card is very similar to the card I made for my daughter back in December here. I’m going with CASing rather than memory loss – yes you can stop laughing now.  I obviously have a liking for elephants with balloons and paper that is red with white spots! You would think I would remember to use a different pattern paper at least 🙂

Now I’m off to prep dinner.  If all goes to plan I’ll get a little play time later tonight.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Happy Birthday…

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My card today I linking up to the following challenges

NBUS #6 here

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

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Uniko February colour challenge here

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I have used a NBUS free Uniko digi stamp (details can be found on Uniko blog – thanks Bev).  I printed onto cardstock. This was then coloured with SU markers tempting turquoise, pretty in pink and Soft sky.  After which I added a wink of stella to the balloons and “happy” before adding some glossy accents to the balloons.  This was then mounted on coordinating cardstock and pattern paper from SU sweet taffy. A reasonably quick card if you exclude the glossy accents drying time! So I wasn’t tempted to test I put it on just before Ms E dropped me at the school on her way to work just in time for school pick up.  It was ready when we got home.  We should walk to/from school more often it would make getting my daily step count really easy – a round trip takes about one hour.

Any way I hope to play with a least one other item from my NBUS stack before the challenge closes. Darnell’s challenge is just the push to use things. Thanks Darnell.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Lil Michelle flying some balloons…

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I thought it was time this little lady had some inky love.

Today’s card I am linking up to the following challenges

Seize the Birthday here – no topping

The 30 day colouring challenge here 

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The paper players here

Scrapbook boutique mood board here

Here is my card

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I started by stamping my image from ABS Lil Michelle.  I masked the teddy so Michelle could hold some balloons.  I did momentarily think of stamp surgery but decided against it and went with the mask. I then coloured her using my water colour paints and pencils.  I coloured her skin with a water based marker.  I then added all the mounts to the card front and the die cut gold balloons using PTI heart-2-heart #2 from unknown cardstock.  I finished by hand drawing the balloon strings with a fine liner and adding black twine to the balloon ends.

This card is off to a family friend’s birthday party at Inflatable World over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Edit – I just realised I have entered more than 3 challenges which excludes my entry to SBB. I must remember next time! 🙂

Some simple balloons…

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Another busy week.

Today I am sharing a card for one of the upcoming parties we have. I am linking it up to the following challenges (click on the pics to take you to the sites).

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and here is my card

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A simple card.  I stamped the first balloon from SU Celebrate Today onto whisper white cardstock in night of navy ink.  I added die cut balloons in crushed curry and paper from everyday chic where I coloured a few hearts with hello honey marker. I drew the balloon ribbons with a marker before adding to crushed curry cardstock and adhering the piece to my card front.  The sentiment is from Endless birthday wishes.

Thanks for stopping

Enjoy your weekend

Cheers

Vicki