Playing with Jane’s Doodles…

Hello

I have used some things from my NBUS stash.  A little embarrassed to say I have had one or two of these for a while!

This first card I am linking up to the first challenge at the Flower Challenge here

We would love you to display our banner !

and

the Challenge at Seize the birthday here

Anything goes with the toppings of leaves (only a few here!).

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I have used Jane’s Doodles Flying High, Doodle Flowers II and brand new Birthday wishes.  Inked in SU Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

My second card I am linking up to the October  Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

I was very inspired by the orange and pink butterflies.

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The butterflies are stamped with SU Pumpkin pie & Melon Mambo using Jane’s Doodles Butterflies and Birthday Wishes.  I used SU butterfly punch for the floating butterflies and the ME Pizzaz Pieces dies for the top mount.

Before I go I have a small project Ms S (16) made up for the Yr 12 students in her home room before they left school for their exams.

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She used some glass mugs with a straw in the lid filled with various chocolates along with post it notes and pens.  Some would think these are study must haves – I’m sure the dietians would disagree! The little tags were made using PTI birthday tags.  They were a hit some of the girls wouldn’t put them down. Perhaps fear someone would tackle the contains?

I have started making some Christmas cards I will share those another day.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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Just hatched and more English Country Garden…

Hello

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.

Good luck

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!

bootees and card

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Cheers

Vicki

Watercolour blooms…

Hello

Today my card is inspired by watercolour.

I am linking up to the following challenges here and here

Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge

Birthday

and

IBSIC91---Watercolor, Inspired by Stamping, Inspired by Stamping Challenge, card challenge

FebIBSIC91---Color, IBSIC91---Watercolor, Inspired by Stamping, Inspired by Stamping Challenge, card challenge

Here is my card

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I started with some watercolour paper and added the inked watercolour background using PTI Spring Moss ink. I stamped the leaf image from Uniko Background builders Vines also in PTI Spring Moss ink. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Celebrating 2 years stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The flower from Uniko Flower #6 was stamped with SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose ink and fussy cut out before popping up with foam tabs. I mounted this onto black cardstock.  To finish off I added a few sequins.

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Cheers

Vicki

Feel better…

Hello

 I’m popping in today to share a card I made for a friend who just had a major operation.

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I used ink pads I made from uninked ink pads and MFT re inkers as well as SU Certainly celery and Versafine Onxy black. Excuse the pic the colour is much nicer in real life – I tried adjusting the settings however I couldn’t get it any better!  The stamp sets I used are Mama Elephant Water Blooms and Uniko Flower Power #6.

Not sure about anyone else but I never know what to write in cards like this. She is (and so are we) hoping the op will prevent her from getting breast cancer later in life.

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Cheers

Vicki

Jane’s Doodles …

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I’ve made a set of little note cards and packaged into a re purposed box. I am linking up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles.

I started by making 6 note cards finished size 8.5cm x 6cm to match some small envelopes I had on hand. I think these fall into the cute category just by their size.

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I stamped images from Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers II and Flying High using various inks from SU and PTI along with Versafine onyx black. I paper pierced the kite using scraps of SU patterned paper.

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and a couple more pics

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and

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As promised here are some pics of my jumper

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I am using Drops 123-3 knitted with Debbie Bliss Cotton yarn. This is knitted in the round so all I have left are the sleeves. I have not knitted sleeves in the round before. I have started meeting with some other crafty ladies at my local library I am enjoying looking at everyone’s projects. This week there were several ladies working on applique for their quilts, lots of knitters and one lady making envelopes. I finished off two more poppies either scroll down or here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/a-little-update/

I am hoping to find some crafty time in the school holidays which start here tomorrow. Optimistic as I have bought home 2 boxes of work from the office.  I have also found pinterest in the last week.  Still learning how to get around and pin things.  If you have any handy hints or tips I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

August Challenge at SBB…

Hi There

This is the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

I was inspired by this card from Therese at Lostinpaper

Celebrate

Therese includes a video tutorial for this card (click on the pic above to take you to her post).

And here is my card

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I used SBB Sand and Surf Cardstock (Robin’s egg and spearmint I think – I’ve mixed up my pack a bit). The chocolate brown cs is from my stash. I embossed the bottom section with SU Sizzix Stripe folder  – like the background of the cupcake photo. The sentiment is from TPC Birthday stamped with Versafine onyx black ink.  All this is layered onto a bought card base.

This was a super quick male card. I will be doing this again.

and another pic

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Well I have book club today and we are going to take in some of this gorgeous sunshine we have today in Melbourne and meet outside. I have finished the book. Unbeautifully loved by Emma Grayson.  I can now continue to read the Outlander series. I’m up to The Fiery Cross.

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Cheers

Vicki

A couple for the Male folk…

 

 

 

Hi

I made these a couple of weeks ago but had forgotten to share – Hubby had needed a card for the next day and of course I had nothing in my card stash suitable.

He chose this first one

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I used various strips of patterned paper. I stamped the “happy” from PTI Birthday bash sentiments with versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed. I cut the “birthday” from PTI Birthday trio die – I used the cut out in the card below whilst I inlaid with green cardstock.

This one is left for another time

Good times (534x640)I used The Craft’s Meow Good times stamped in SU old olive ink along with PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 stamped with versafine onyx black and PTI Birthday die from the first card.

This morning I am off to the school book parade. Ms A (9) is dressed as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – a dance costume I made for her a few years ago.

Have a great weekend

Thanks for stopping and leaving all your lovely comments.

Cheers

Vicki