Christmas cards and a quilt…

Hello

Today I am sharing a few projects I have that have been keeping me busy.

Another quilt.

Just loved the fabric and wanted to play with HST.

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I have made a few Christmas cards which I will link up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I have just gone with the general Christmas theme! hope that is ok.

Love the font of Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings and the PTI penguin is pretty cute too.  I added him to a drift of snow using SU Thoughtful branches in grey ink topped with dazzling details.  I know we don’t have snow in Aus at Christmas.

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

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A few tags…

Hello

If you are around my part of the world I hope you are managing to stay safe and cool.

Great excuse to stay in and create.

Today I am sharing a few Christmas projects – Sorry very long post.

I made multiples of these tags and packaged them into clear bags and gifted them to my 2 work colleagues. My third colleague due to religion, does not celebrate Christmas so I gifted her a pack of birthday/celebrate/thank you gift tags I had on hand.

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Sets used include PTI Communique Curves, Flourishes Forest of Trees, WMS Teeny Trees, SU Chock full of Cheer, SU Endless Wishes, PTI Winter Penguin, ME Winter Wonderland, Uniko Pure Florals Poinsettia, Uniko Background builders winter vines, ME No Peeking, ME Cozy Christmas, SU Festival of Trees, SU Many Merry Starts, SU Delightful Decorations and SSS Christmas. Along with SU Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar, Versafine Onyx Black and finished with ribbons and twine from my stash and the odd splash of kindy glitz and flocking.

I made 6 – 8 of each of these designs. Far more than I needed. So next year you might see them on card fronts.

My book club/walking friends are meeting up this week to discuss our last book (Jack and Harry no turning back – Tony McKena) before Christmas and exchange gifts.

I did plan to make a set of 3 wash cloths for each member – that turned out to be rather ambitious.

So instead they will each receive one with soap from a local gift store and a homemade bath bomb made with scented tea.

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Patterns used left to right Mollie Makes washcloth, Garter Basketweave (from Little Red Hen), Alaina’s simple Seed Stitch and two more Mollie Makes washcloths.  I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 4 ply and 8 ply cotton yarns. Link to patterns on ravelry. Note I haven’t blocked these yet.

I haven’t decided how I will package these yet. I might use some of my stash of pattern paper and make some little bags or pop them in a ready made box (this is probably the winner at the moment!).

Before I go a Wedding card.

Yesterday in the heat hubby and I attended a wedding of a colleague of hubby’s. I did have a card in my stash but hubby informed me the bride & groom’s colour scheme was “black and white”. So before the wedding I made this card. Pretty quick and easy.

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I used lifestyle crafts die, SU Mr & Mrs stamp, Itty bitty punch accents with black brads (I have to use these up! maybe they will become trendy again!), black and white cardstock and SU Everyday Chic pattern paper. Perhaps I should have left the black cardstock out – hope the bride and groom like it anyway. As I made this 15 cm square I also made an envelope with my punch board.

I intend to spend some time in the coming weeks starting my next quilt project. I decided some time ago to make a quilt for my friend’s daughter who is turning 16 in January. When I made that decision it seemed so long away, now it is only a few short weeks.

Hope all your holiday prep is done or not to stressful anyway.  I have almost finished. Ms 20, Mr  almost 18, Ms 16 & her boyfriend and I spent a whole day shopping last week and pretty much got everything sorted. Must admit the boys aren’t much into shopping and we needed to stop and refuel! Just a few little extras to get and Mr almost 18 needs a gift for under the tree – shoes I think are on the list.  So I can say pretty much under control.

Thank you to all my wonderful followers. I appreciate the time you take to leave your comments, some of you have been with me since the start of this journey. I always read your comments and they often bring a smile to my dial.

As this will be my last post for a while. I wish you and yours a Merry and safe Christmas period.

Cheers

Vicki

Merry Christmas…

Hi there

I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2014.

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I used SU patterned paper, ink and ABS A Boy’s Party to decorate this money card for a nephew who is having a birthday in January.

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I used a circle punch to cut an insert for the $

I got the idea here on the web – not sure of original person to credit  – Thank you if it was you 🙂

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I am linking this up to the challenge at Annabelle Stamps – I have taken inspiration from the colours

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Andrea has a great sale on at the moment too.

http://annabellestamps.com/

Here are a few other things I have been up to since my last post

Christmas Bon Bons

for Book club/walking friends dinner tonight

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Made using SU Winter Frost DSP, envelope punch board, scallop circle punch and SU Delightful Decorations.

A few yummy treats

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Chocolate Christmas tree decorated with M&M’s (I used a silicone mold from Dline) before I sent this one to the recipient I added some Favourite chocolates around the base of the tree and wrapped in celophane.

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Christmas Sleigh and Reindeer

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again I have silicone mold from the Chef’s Toolbox

I have several of these yet to be assembled (for gifts on Christmas day) and a gingerbread house (again I use a mold)

This is last years Gingerbread House

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I will be taking a little break over the summer.

Stay safe.

Cheers

Vicki

Christmas…

IMG_3590I had help with this card from Miss A (8) we have used The Stamp Spot Washi tape #11, #31 and #56 and punched out using SU Delightful Decorations Punch to punch out the bauble shape. We stamped the bauble strings using SU tree trimmings stamp set. I thought it needed a light bling so added the sequins.

Miss A is totally obsessed with washi tape – she wants every roll she sees!

I am linking this upto

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Christmas in July – semi flat

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at the Stamp Spot

Thanks for visiting

Cheers

Vicki

Merry Christmas…

Just sharing what I have been upto this week!

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With last minute shopping, work, end of school for Miss 8, book club and cleaning I made a few of these. One for us on Christmas Day and a couple for hubby to give as gifts to his work colleges. Each one is filled with chocolate. I must say I always have offers to help from the children – especially when the chocolates and lollies are about! There is a bit of quality control/sampling as we go.

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Miss 13 and Miss 8 helped to make these for the table on Christmas day. I was going to try one of the lovely designs I’ve seen lately – but a bit time poor – so the mass produced pillow box was the answer with some quick punching and stamping. A bit of double sided tape, foam dots and we were done. Again we were careful not to miss the all important step of taste testing!

Thanks for visiting at this busy time of the year.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas – however you spend it.

Cheers

Vicki

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The Challenge at Just add Ink is a colour challenge this week.

I am entering this card into the challenge.

I have used mostly SU products with the exception of the twine and the border punch.

Slowly making some Chrissy cards. How is everyone else going?

Thanks for taking a peek.

Cheers

Vicki