Friday, 23 June 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 227

Hello!

This week has been a challenge. I have a cold that has me feeling like I've been hit by a truck. My washing machine stopped working in the middle of a load, full of water, and towels. And I'm so, so tired! But there is good news! My youngest daughter started holidays and spent three days this week going to Code Camp where she created her own computer game app. She loved it! We've had a quiet week together while hubby is traveling for work and big sister is still at camp, which has been lovely despite my illness. The washing machine repair man came and worked his magic. And this week-end we get to pick up my big girl after five weeks of camp! Yay!

I'm here with my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.
I used Stampin' Up! Organic Grace stamps (retired) to create this card. I masked, stamped, and sponged before stamping the butterfly and sentiment.
Another very cool sketch from N@ Ali. :-)

I hope you can come and join us in the fun this week!

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fusion - flowers

Hello!

It's time for Fusion Card Challenge! For my card this week, you might need to squint to see the fusion of sketch and inspiration photo, but I promise you, it's there!  I took the flowers in the corner from the sketch and I loved the white flowers in the inspiration photo, so I made my card with mostly white flowers.

I did add a touch of colour on my flowers and lots of Wink of Stella to add sparkle (which is invisible in this photo, unfortunately). I did lots of masking to create my cluster of flowers and leaves.
I stamped using Altenew Beautiful Day stamps. The sentiment is Wplus9.

I just know that we'll see some amazing red, white, and blue goodness come from this inspiration this week! I can't wait to see the gallery!

Thanks for dropping by to visit me, and as always, thank-you so much for your comments, they make me smile. :-)

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 16 June 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 226

Hello!

For this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge I've used my favourite colour - Yellow! I really love yellow, black, and white together. :-)
I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps. The sentiment is Simon Says Stamp, I think (it's an old one).
Isn't this a cool sketch? I love it.

As this goes live, I'll be heading into my last day in Sydney before heading home to my family for the week-end. I really love Sydney, but I really don't love travelling for work and being away from my family. Two weeks in a row is enough to last me several months. I'll cross my fingers I get to stay home for a while now. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun!

Michelle
xxx


Monday, 12 June 2017

Wedding Wishes

Hello!

While playing catch-up on the week-end on the cardmaking front, I made this card to kickstart my mojo. My inspiration came from Muse Card Challenge and Inspired By All The Little Things.
I used Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern background, and PTI Background Basics: Circles stamps.
For my very last minute entry, following Anita's Muse inspriation, I stamped a black and white image, masked, and then added a pink background.
For Inspired by all the Little Things I took the wedding theme and the corner flowers, only mine is a giant single flower rather than the beautiful bouquet of the inspiration.

I'm hoping that I can get a few more cards made over the next couple of weeks to bring me back to schedule so that I can keep up with my regular posting again. ;-)

This week I'm off to Sydney for work for most of the week. Everyone cross your fingers for clear weather for me, at least in the evenings. I really want to head out to Vivid while I'm there to see the gorgeous lights.

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx



Friday, 2 June 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 224

Hello!

How did it get to June already? We're almost halfway through the year and I feel like Christmas just finished!

I'm here with my card for CAS(E) This Sketch.
I used Mama Elephant Bear Hugs stamps and coloured with Copics.
Isn't this a cute sketch? I don't feel I've done it justice and I can't wait to see what everyone else makes with it!

I hope you're inspired to join in the fun this week!

Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Mask

Hello!

Oh my goodness! I had a failure of my scheduling here on Blogger and this post didn't go live this morning! Oops! Sorry about that everyone. :-)

Welcome to June and welcome to the June Watercolour Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. This month the optional twist is "Mask", so I did a little masking before colouring.
I used Altenew Adore You stamps and watercoloured with distress inks before doing a bit of splattering. I finished off with a few sequins.
For those of you wondering how my daughter is going at camp... so am I! I received one letter so far, which was written on her first day there a week and a half ago. I'm hoping for another few letters before she leaves in three weeks' time. ;-) Her first letter was happy and she was looking forward to the next few weeks.

Thank-you for visiting. I hope you're inspired to pull out the watercolours and join us in the fun this month!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Fusion - more bugs!

Hello!

This week I sent my 14 year old off to a five week outdoor education camp. During these five weeks she does a daily morning run at 6am, works on the farm, does a three day camp and a survival exercise, completes a four day hike where she and a small group navigate their way independently across about 50km (there are supervisors dotted through the countryside for safety), does the cooking and cleaning and her own laundry, and all sorts of other adventures including a 24 hour solo during the final week of camp. This camp is a part of her school curriculum. All grade 9 kids attend at various times during the year. This five weeks is probably the coldest and I'm hoping I've sent her with enough warm clothing and the right sleeping equipment! I think one of the most difficult parts of this camp, other than being away from friends and family, is that they have no electronics - no cameras, phones, music players, computers. The only communication is by old-fashioned letter. I'm hoping to receive my first letter by the middle of next week. I already sent the first one from me. I'm missing her already, but I know she'll be having a ball.

Onto the reason for my post, it's time for the new challenge inspiration over at Fusion Card Challenge. I've used the sketch only this time and made a fairly CAS card.
I used SU! Beetles & Bugs and Lawn Fawn Milo's Alphabet stamps. I might send this to my daughter. She isn't a fan of bugs or beetles, but I think she does slightly appreciate my warped sense of humour. :-)
Isn't this a sweet inspiration?

Thank-you for dropping by! I hope you are able to take some time to visit the rest of the team for some additional awesome inspiration.

Michelle
xxx