And yet more NBUS …

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Yes more NBUS for the current challenge here

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For this card I used NBUS images from Uniko Originally Organic and Originally Organic Additions. Sentiment is from Mudra Purely sentiments brushed used for the first time in the last post.

I coloured my images with SU markers (pear pizzazz, lemon lime twist, daffodil delight) and flowers stamped with calypso coral.

My moutain of NBUS is slightly smaller (for now!) must use some of the things that have been sitting there for a while and also make a dent in the pile of things started and not finished.  Please tell me I am not alone.

I also have a couple of knitting and sewing projects on the go.  Must get some pics up.

Until next time

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Cheers

Vicki

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Mehndi…

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Popping in to share another card

This one I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here

I was lucky enough to win the Mehndi stamp set from Uniko.  It arrived the other day and I had to play! Coloured with SU markers.  Sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles Birthday wishes.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Super Birthday…

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I forgot to come back and share this birthday card I made for Mr M’s birthday last week.  He turned 19.

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I used a new NBUS SU stamp Super Duper coloured with markers (using my new NBUS stampmaster stamping tool too) and fussy cut before popping up on some old pattern paper.  Finished the card with some enamel dots.

I am linking up to Darnell’s latest NBUS challenge here

Mr M had a few friends over to help him celebrate and we had chicken and lamb on the spit.  The spit is a recent purchase which we used for Ms E’s 21st in December (cooked lamb and chicken) and Christmas day (3 large turkeys).    Unfortunately we had a little incident when one of the boys slam dunked into the basketball ring and sliced his finger.  Had to call his parents to take him to hospital.  He ended up with plastic surgery and 8 weeks off work! He is an apprentice mechanic.  Fortunately no tendon damage but a really serious cut.  Must add he hadn’t had a drink.

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.)

and

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

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

Spring Planter Box…

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After my not following the rules for The Colour Tree Challenge I decided to have another go.  I also have no excuses for not having a go at the Spring Planter Box tutorial Bronwyn kindly gave all participants from Challenge #1.

This will be given to a friend who had a birthday last week – late I know but we wont see each other til next week so all OK.

I have used the correct colours this time for the challenge at TCTC #4 here

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Instead of stamping with the hardwood stamp set I inked up my Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder with crumb cake ink (an allowable neutral I think) and embossed the pieces.  I also substituted in Sizzlits Little leaves die which I used to make the leaves from Pool Party Cardstock.  I created the flowers on calypso coral and daffodil delight cardstock with calypso coral marker and daffodil delight ink.  I used SU Petite Petals and SU Flower shop stamp sets. I created the little Happy Birthday tag using SU Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set stamped in tip top taupe and die cut with Tag and Labels Framelits on very vanilla cardstock.  The twine is white Baker’s twin.  I die cut the butterflies using Bold Butterflies Framelits.

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Cheers

Vicki

My new favourite – Number of Years…

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Hope you have a great week and if you’re an Aussie had a great Australia Day.

Today I am sharing my newest favourite stamp set.  I will try to make a card soon using another stamp set.

Anyway my card today I am linking to two challenges

Firstly The Colour Tree Challenge here

and

Seize the Birthday here – sorry no toppings for me this time

This card is for the girl’s ex-dancing teacher.  For many of you you would know my children dance.  All three girls have been doing Jazz and tap for a number of years.  For a couple of years Ms S and Mr M also did hip hop.  The teacher sold her school to another teacher a couple of years ago, but still keeps in touch.  Ms E and Ms S have been asked to perform a dance along with the rest of their group at the teacher’s 60th Birthday party next week.  So of course the girls asked me to make a card.

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I have used SU Number of Years stamp set with gold embossing powder die cut with the co-ordinating die and popped up with fun foam. I stamped other images from the set with black ink, SU Soft Suede ink and mint macaron marker direct to the stamp.   This was placed on the rest of the card front with foam tape. The card base is white with a very vanilla mount and a smaller gold stripe mount from Winter Wonderland paper pack.  I added a piece of mint macaron lace (NBUS) before attaching the mounts to the card base.  I had to add some gold sequins from my stash for two reasons 1. I felt the card needed a little more bling! and 2. In recognition of all the sequin fabric we have had over the years!

Another pic taken when the sun was out briefly

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Before I leave I hope to have a little more creative time soon. My second part time job has had a change of management and as a result my role will no longer be required as  it is their policy to outsource this role to the local council.  I am not sad as I am hoping I will gain a few more hours to play in my craft room soon 🙂  In the first challenge I entered for the colour tree challenge Bronwyn included a pdf file for a spring planter box card, hopefully with the extra hours I gain soon I will be able to give it a go.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

Party Animal for a 20th…

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If you live around my part of the world I hope you are managing with the extremes of weather we have been having. Cold one day hot the next! We wouldn’t like it any other way.

Anyway I have a few things to share

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This is a card I have made by request from my eldest daughter.  I used Annabelle Stamps Party Animals and coloured with markers (SU and Tim Holtz), layered and mounted on to my card front.  I die cut the “20” using Memory box classic numbers die and a second time with fun foam. A touch of glossy accents to finish off.  The recipient of this card is after a new puppy!

I am linking this up to the 30 Day colouring challenge here

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This is my second card for the challenge. I hope to have one or two more to share before the end of the challenge.

It has been particularly busy. Mr M has his last day of formal classes on Friday and we are then off to Graduation dinner. Then it is a little study time before the exams start.  As his year is coming to an end mine is getting busier. As a pre school enrolment officer it is busy finalising numbers and groups for 2016.

A little knitting share

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This is my very first pair of socks. I shared these with my Wednesday group today and some thought I had been very clever and changed the wool to create the pattern. I must admit the wool is varigated and knits up to this pattern.

and these

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These are a work in progress. I have used this pattern – Hermione’s Everyday socks which can be found on ravelry as a free download here. Thank you to Erica Leuder. I have also used the notes from here thank you.

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I was requested to have this pair finished by this coming Friday as a gift for one of Ms E’s friends. Unfortunately I wont make that deadline. I work tomorrow and then I have a meeting for my enrolment officer job tomorrow night.

I will come back and share when they are complete.

Two more pics before I go

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These are pics of the only orchid I kept of my Mum’s after she passed.  It has flowered every year I have had it and I don’t do anything special to it and hardly remember to water it. It normally sits under a tree near the fence!

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Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

A few baby cards…

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The cards I’m sharing today I am linking up to the following challenges – I haven’t played at either of these sites for ages so it was about time!

Through the Craft Room door here

GRAB OUR BADGE

and

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge here – Masculine theme

– the red and blue combo below

Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

Here are my cards

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I couldn’t resist making more than one!

I am sure I had a white onesie with a yellow Tweety bird embroidered for my baby (now Ms 10).

and

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I stamped my images from Stampin UP! Made with love and Something for Baby and die cut using Baby’s First Framelits.  I stamped 8 onto white cardstock. The striped ones I stamped twice once with a black outline and once in colour. The little butterflies come from The Greeting Farm Build a Onesie.  I used various inks including Stampin UP!, Tim Holtz and My Favourite Things. I coloured the details using Tim Holtz distress markers and Stampin UP! markers. All the onesies are popped up with foam tape. The sentiments are from Stampin UP! Made with love and Simon Says Stamp Baby.

Must go netball training pick up time!

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Cheers

Vicki

Just hatched and more English Country Garden…

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I’m back as planned.

Ms E’s manager is leaving the store to go to another store. She asked me to make her a Good bye/Good luck card.  As it has “wings” I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko Studios here.

Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge

Here is my card.

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I used Uniko English Country Garden stamped onto vellum and coloured with Tim Holtz and SU markers. The die cut strip is from Kaisercraft film strip. The sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The second card I have to share is also for Ms E’s manager. She is also expecting her first baby later in the year and as Ms E is unlikely to see her she wanted to gift her a little something. This also has “wings”.

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I made the card base using Lifestyle Crafts Peppermint Page die (8cm x 8.5cm). The image from ME Just hatched is stamped onto x press it blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers. The sentiment if from the same set stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The co ordinating dies were used to cut the egg.

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To go with this I knitted up a little pair of shoes using Patons Big Baby 4ply yarn and the garter stitch bootees pattern which came with the pack.  Sorry  I couldn’t find a link anywhere on the web!

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Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki