Recent makes…

Hello

Just popping in to share a few recent requested card makes for a friend.

An Elsa inspired card I totally CASEd from here. Thanks Lyssa. I did make one modification I used Uniquely creative stitched dies to get the curves of the dress. Those dies aren’t just for landscapes!

I also made my own shimmer spray mixing Isopropyl alcohol and shimmer paint in a spray bottle.

The next couple of cards seem to be frequent repeats!

I did consider not sharing even though they are new makes they are layouts I have used many times before! Funny I don’t really like mass producing – made 10 of one card as an invitation once and that was a struggle! However going back to making a card that seemed to work doesn’t seem to be an issue! Especially if it is for a friend and I can show them a pic before I start.

Do you ever go back and make a card again?

Sadly we were in need of a sympathy card this week.

Once again I have gone for simple white die cuts with liquid pearl centres and a simple sentiment from Avery Elle – stamp and die cut.

I have an outrageously large pile of NBUS to play with before more new play things arrive ūüôā My dilema what to play with first!

In the meantime I plan to do a little reading – Bridgerton the Duke and I – while I continue knitting a Weir for myself.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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Merry Christmas and December catch up…

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For December in our house it is not just about Christmas but birthdays too!

I realised recently I hadn’t shared any of the birthday or Christmas makes.¬† Some of which left the house before I could take a snap! The ones I have snapped please excuse the poor photography! I am not going to go into long details about the process as this post is long enough!¬† If you would like to know more leave me a message in the comments and I will reply.¬† All products are listed in below.

On the 2nd Ms S turned 19

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On the 3rd Ms A was 14 –¬† Little Miss had a party with about 25 like minded teenagers.¬† I inlisted all my kiddos and their partners for extra supervision.¬† Of course hubby was out that night!

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On 7th it was Ms E’s¬† and she was 23! For those who are doing the math in 2 years time it is going to be big – the girls will be 25, 21 and 16 within 5 days of each other.

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and to round out the December birthdays Mr M’s girlfriend was 21 on 15th.¬† We celebrated with 21 desserts!

Not sure about the deer being a horse but Mr M was happy.

Her gift which she was very surprised I had kept a secret.  I worked on this from around cup day (early November) right up until the night before her party.  It even had to go to the last book club gathering otherwise it would not have been finished.

A disappearing nine patch. Measurements are around 215 cm x 165 cm (I forgot to measure before I wrapped it!).

Now for a few Christmas makes

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These are silver foil cardstock which no matter how I photographed they looked black.

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and some sewing

a dinosaur for a work colleage of hubby’s

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and some little pinafore dresses

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To round out December Ms S went to NASA and silicon valley in Houston and San Fransico for 2 weeks. She had an amazing trip all made possible by her end of year grades in Year 12 last year. Her score made her eligible for a particular programme which after the interview process got her onto the team to go to NASA.  Out of the 20 people her team of 4 won the best team and Ms S won the individual award.

This is a promotional pic taken at Scienceworks in Victoria before they left.

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last night whilst Ms E and Ms A were at carols rehersals and Ms S and her boyfriend were looking at Christmas lights, Mr M and his girlfriend helped with decorating 4 Gingerbread houses.

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Now I must get on as I have 22 people for lunch tomorrow.¬† I hope you have all made the “nice” list and get some goodies tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming New Year.

Thank you for your visits during 2018 I appreciate your effort.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

 

A few tags…

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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

A few Christmas Cards…

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I have a few cards I made over the weekend. Hopefully they have made their way to Linda who has kindly co-ordinated the Aussie leg of the Caring Hearts Card Drive. You can read all about it here

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I used Kaisercraft Reindeer Die, Paper from Lily bee design Jingle tiny tablet, PTI Communique Curves stamp set, Flourishes Forest of Trees, MFT Seasonal ¬†Sentiments, SU Stacked with love paper, Uniko Background Builders Vines Winter Additions and Annabelle Stamps Round for Christmas. ¬†Inside I stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas from all of us” using SU Crazy about you and Endless Wishes. Inks I used SU Old Olive, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Versafine onyx black.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Uniko Challenge #27 – Christmas

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Scrapbook Boutique

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AAA Card Challenge – Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki