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Hello

I am sharing some cards I made recently for my Auntie.  We caught up during the week (on my day off!) for me to give them to her.  I think she was happy.  I also had made some aprons which I shared a few weeks ago.

I think I have used this PTI penquin every year since I purchased it.  I think he is so cute! I teamed this one with snow drifts and a sentiment from SU Holiday Home.

Another favourite is SU Dashing deer with sentiment from Uniko Pure Florals Poinsettia.

Another all time Christmas favourite is baubles.  This was a quick and easy one with SU Holiday Framelits and PTI holiday cheer sentiment.

These are cards are made with some new SU to my stash of stamps and dies.  Every year I say I don’t need any more Christmas stamps or dies however I always seem to add to my collection! I really love this santa and how could I go past cheeky elves.  The tree is from Flourishes and the fireplace is from SU hearth and home.

Now some non-christmas cards

I used SU fable friends coloured with markers.  I personalised the inside with a computer generated phrase.  I have used Uniquely, ME and SSS stitched circle dies.

My aunt also has a few special birthdays coming up so I made the cards above.  I needed to get some help from Ms S to write “moet” as my hand writting isn’t so great! Each one of these birthday cards was like a mini challenge trying to personalise with things in my stash.

On another note I started a new job this week.  I had been trying to find work close to home however even if I got an interview I seemed to be getting overlooked. I saw a position recently both online and in the newspaper so thought why not!  I applied on the Saturday, was called Monday for an interview on the Tuesday and by the end of the week they had offered me the position.  My new position means I catch the train in and out of the city.  The plus is I am getting some steps up walking to/from the station and to/from the workplace.

I am located between Melbourne Museum and Lygon street.  Having an hour for lunch has been nice (can’t remember the last time that happened!).  So far I have visited some shops in Lygon street and the Carlton Gardens.  I can walk to Brunetti’s an iconic cake shop or Koko black a specialist chocolate shop in my lunch time. Now I have walked to these places but have not purchased anything other than a coffee – I am trying to not undo all the good from walking. I am considering looking at other ways of travelling perhaps parking at the Museum as it is around the block and will only cost me $3 more (+petrol) per day however it could possible save me an hour travel time.  Handy when I have after school activities with Ms A.  I have tried to use the travel time to check emails etc however I found my phone battery died really fast.

Enough of my waffle.  I need to go dig over the veggie garden and start reading the new book by Margaret Attwood – The Testaments before it is due back at the library.  Another good thing about train travel is I get to read on the train.

Thanks for stopping and listening to my waffle

Cheers

Vicki

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

Hello

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