I have a few things to share today – sorry it is a picture heavy post.
I am sharing a minion book mark for Mr 16’s girlfriend. We are giving her books for Christmas so of course she is going to need a new bookmark.
I used some free digital paper from here. I then made a minion for the other side using these instructions as a guide from here. I used scraps of cardstock and the following punches SU owl builder, word window, flower and circle from itty bitty shapes and hear from itty bitty accents. Along with the scallop tag punch of course to make the tag shape. I used a fine liner to draw his smile and hair. I used some googly eyes. The words are from Jane’s Doodles Read all about it! and the book mark is finished with twine from WeRMK.
I have been busy with some chocolate and silicone molds making sleighs and trees. The “gingerbread” chocolate house is awaiting construction.
These have all now been wrapped in celephane ready for delivery tomorrow.
And the 30 Santa’s got their arms and legs
I used this skinny santa tutorial here. Thank you Sharon. I did use a few different punches & dies as that is what I have.
Mr 16 and Ms 10 also helped me to cover 35 small chocolate bars using MDS digital software.
There is a Pajama Party on at Waltzing Mouse Stamps
I took this sketch and flipped it so the circles are on the right side of the image
I am also linking to the challenge at Muse
Muse Challenge #89
This is an attempt for me to use some of the patterned paper I have collected.
Thank you Therese for the inspiration.
Before I started I consulted Ms 9 on which image she liked best and colours to use.
She chose the elephant from WMS Half Pint Heroines which I stamped onto blending cs with memento tuxedo black and coloured with alcohol markers. I chose some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Mini deck Baby Jane to create the card front and banners. I added SU Pool Party ribbon. The sentiment chosen by Ms 9 is from the same set again stamped with memento tuxedo black and popped up with foam tabs. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered into on Artisan label punch. The banners are a mix of free hand cut and the SU Banner punch. After playing with buttons and paper flowers I settled on hearts punched from the patterned paper with SU itty Bitty Accents heart punch and finished with some glossy accents.
Today I’ve booked tickets to the girl’s dance concert in November then I joined a relatively new group of friends at the local library for 2 hours of crafty time. These ladies are so inspiring. I am in awe of one lady who is 95 hand stitches beautifully, doesn’t wear glasses and is more mobile than some half her age. I wish she would share her secret 🙂 We come together in the middle of the library for 2 hours (or whatever we can spare) and do a crafty project with a cuppa and a chat. Some are making hand stitched quilts, one lady makes envelopes freehand, some crochet and some knit. Today I started a doll from Knitted Babes – Claire Garland. Here is a link to the ravelry page
Some have been creating for a long time others are new and come to learn. Miss 9 had so much fun coming with me in the recent school holidays I have to take her crafty projects for show and tell so the group can see what she has been creating.
Thanks for stopping to visit me. Hope you have had a fabulous weekend.
Another busy one. Saturday was spent with my friends at a Charity High Tea & market stalls – all day :). Today together Miss E (18), Miss S (14) and myself visited a chocolate factory/shop before Miss S performed in a dance comp. A nice drive which gave me some time to do some knitting – lucky to have someone else to drive now. I’ll share pics of what I am knitting another day.
Today I am sharing 2 cards which I am linking up to the following challenges. Miss E requested a flowery purple card for a friend so I have made 2 so she can choose. Therese’s card is perfect inspiration.
Muse challenge #76
I used SU Sweet Summer stamped with momento tuxedo black onto SU Naturals White CS before water colouring with PTI winter wisteria and SU Perfect Plum and Old Olive. The sentiment panel is Uniko Fontiments Birthday stamped with versafine onyx black and mounted onto SU Perfect plum CS.
I’ve used PTI Winter Wisteria, SU Smokey slate ink to stamp images from SU Mixed Bunch and Morning Meadow sets. I used co co ordinating pansy and Itty bitty accents punches. The sentiment is once again from Uniko Fontiments Birthday stamped in Encore silver ink before heat embossing. Finished off with rhinestones and a heart punched from glitter paper using SU Owl Punch.
and before I go
This is my youngest making an appearance in the Punch with Judy Newsletter. Miss A was looking for something to help with weaving and she found my Westalee Stiletto a purchased from Judy at http://www.punchwithjudy.com.au/ . I sent Judy a pic and she is sharing it with her newsletter readers.
Well I think that covers everything.
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I used SU scallop tag punch to create 3 fold card. I stamped the first and last panels with SU Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals and Morning Meadow with SU Real Red, So Saffron and PTI Hawaiian shores inks. The centre panel is stamped with IBS sentiment from Springtime Beauty I. I used SU Itty bitty accents punch to create flowers from co ordinating cs and these were finished with a pearl centre. I finished with a piece of yellow ribbon and some ABS twine.