Friday, 22 May 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 124

Hello!

The week has whooshed by and we're back to a new CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge with another AWESOME sketch! The second I saw this sketch, I knew just what I would do, and that involved closely sticking to the sketch, so no "off on a tangent" interpretations from me this week! ;-)
I masked off my white areas (I used washi) and set to repeatedly stamping PTI Note Niblets stamps in multiple colours. I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment (PTI Heart-2-Heart #4). I just LOVE how this card turned out!! I love it when masking works, and it makes me smile just to look at all that flowery goodness.
Yep, no question where I got my design from. It was the amazingly talented Chrissy's sketch, copied to a T.

I cannot wait to see how everyone is inspired by this one. I am sure there are going to be some fabulous interpretations!

Thanks for dropping by!

Michelle
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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Fusion - Wedding Belles

Hello!

This week's inspiration photo at Fusion Card Challenge is so amazingly beautiful! It is so beautiful that I completely forgot that there was a sketch sitting right beside it, lol! My card this week takes its inspiration from the photo only.
I used PTI Doodlie-Do stamps and dies. I white embossed the leaves and sentiment, die cut and stamped the flowers and adhered using dimensionals. A relatively quick and clean and simple card (QACAS as Darnell would say).
I just love beautiful cakes like this! Such artistry! I have a cousin who was a pastry chef and made the most amazing cakes (including my wedding cake). Watching him work with icing was magical! I actually don't eat the icing off these cakes, I peel it off and eat the cake underneath, but I do enjoy looking at them before they're cut. :-)

I hope you are inspired to join us at Fusion! The gallery from the last challenge was full of beautiful cards and I imagine this time will be just as amazing. :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 15 May 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 123

Hello!

This week I went to Canberra for work. In Brisbane the temperature has barely dropped from Summer levels. The only hint of Autumn is the cooler evenings, but I'm still not needing to wear a jacket most times. Canberra is a different story. The maximum temps in Canberra are about the same as the minimum overnight temps in Brisbane, maybe. It's lucky I like cold weather! It gave me an excuse to pull out my long boots and overcoat. :-)

I'm here to bring you my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I made my card using the inlaid die-cut technique.
I used Stampin' Up! Celebrate Today stamps and dies. The paper is SU! DSP Watercolour Wonder.
I turned the sketch on its side for my card.

I hope you are all happy and well! Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

You Are Pretty Amazing

Hello!

I'm still in love my with Super Girl and Super Boy. If I didn't think you would get tired of them, I'd use them non-stop for a long time. ;-)

This one I made for my little girl. I offered a card as a reward. She was keen on that idea. She was thrilled with this card. :-)
I used MFT You're Super and Complimentary Greetings along with MFT dies.
I'm entering this into CASology challenge where the theme is SHAPE. I used a circle.

Happy Mother's Day to  all of the mothers out there. I had a lovely morning tea with my Mum and Mum-in-law. I made the most AMAZING scones. I pinned them on Pinterest on my "food" board. My family gave me lovely presents. One present was an olloclip for my iPhone (pretty cool!). The best present of all was that my girls cleaned their bedrooms for me - a never-ending battle that I did not have to fight this week. Love those girls!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 8 May 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 122

Hello!

We have a beautifully CAS sketch this week at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. Because it was so perfectly CAS, it took me several attempts to come up with my design, lol! Sometime, the more CAS, the more challenging I find it (and I love CAS). I ended up with this simple design.
I used Waltzing Mouse Simple Sprig stamps. A couple of my old circle punches worked perfectly on those flowers. The sentiment is wPlus9.
My first attempt ended up completely different to this sketch, so I'll share that another day. My second attempt was this one. I decided that my elements were too big, despite the fact that I (sort of) followed the sketch. I still like the card, though, so I'm sharing anyway! :-)
I used Stampin' Up! Celebrate today stamps and matching dies. Colours are Daffodil Delight and Blackberry Bliss.

Now, I'm running away for some beauty sleep. I have a washing machine repair person coming tomorrow. I'm hoping they'll solve the "completely unbalanced 238 times every single wash" problem. Otherwise, I'm up for a new machine. If the repair person arrives early enough, I can still wander off to work for the day. I'm not sure if I'm wishing him early or late, lol!

Thanks for dropping in!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Fusion - a little collage

Hello!

Somehow it's Thursday again. I don't know how time does that. A week passes in the blink of an eye.

I'm here for the new Fusion Card Challenge. When I saw the inspiration photo, I fell in love with the colours - cream, grey, and yellow - which I don't believe I've ever used together before. Looking at that background script, I decided I'd try out a little collage style stamping.
I used PTI Background Basics: Text Style, PTI Harvest Berries, Altenew Striped Florals, and MFT Blue Skies stamps. How's that for a collection of designers? ;-)
I hope you are inspired to join in the fun this challenge. This inspiration is so pretty! I love that bow! The sketch is pretty awesome too. I might need to go back and visit that one myself.

Thanks for visiting.

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 121

Hello!

Wow! That week went by quickly! I'm back with a card for CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I'm using my favourite bears again.
Stamps are Mama Elephant Bear Hugs. 
I have a cold. I'm a bit weary, my head is thumping, and my throat is super sore. This is getting in the way of any creative blog writing... sorry about that! Add my cold to the weather (it's pouring rain) and I think it's time to climb into bed. When I emerge, I hope I've recovered some of my words to start visiting you creative crafty people and comment on your awesome cards for this week's challenge. :-)

Michelle
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