Friday, 25 July 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch 86 - Doily snowflake

Hello!

I'm flying in to share my card for CAS(E) This Sketch #86! The sketch this week is another fabulous one. For some reason I decided to torture myself by piecing together a cute little doily die-cut at the end of a busy day... it tested my patience, slightly, lol!
Does this photo look pink to you? The card is bright white, but on my screen the white is looking pinkish. Perhaps something went wrong during my editing (or the night time photography).
This sketch had me wishing for a nice big bee stamp. I love it!

Sorry for the quick post. I'll try to come back and chat a little more sometime soon! I hope you can take some time to visit the other CAS(E) This Sketch designers. They are all listed over on the side bar ---->

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Case Study 201

Hello!

I've been away for work. I flew home late last night. I was in Canberra. It was a little cold. My ears and nose just about dropped off from icing up in the mornings, lol! Along with the cold we had lovely fine days, lovely! I've rushed home just in time for this week's CASE Study Challenge #201 where we have our muse Shari Carroll's inspiration once again.

Shari's card this week had me scratching my head about how I would approach the CASE process. It is so clever and really gorgeous! I've taken elements of the outline sentiment, black and white and pale blue, and worked from there. I left behind the awesome layering (but will revisit that idea another time!). I created a one-layer card that I think radiates just a little of the original card. ;-)
I used Mama Elephant So Breezy stamps. The photography took me about three days to find the right light that would capture the contrast between bold sentiment and pale images without loosing either. :-)
The whole team have made some amazing cards this week. They are all listed in the sidebar --->  Why don't you pay them a visit, too?

Just a quick hello today. I'm squeezing this post into my morning routine of getting kids ready for school and getting off to work. I hope you are all well and happy! Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 18 July 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #85

Hello!

This week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch truly has my CAS-loving heart all a flutter! I think I could make a hundred different cards using this one sketch! Really! Unfortunately, I don't quite have time for making 100 cards this week. Maybe next week. ;-)
Stamps are Altenew Hennah Elements and PTI Boutique Borders: Father.
Are you inspired? Do you want to rush off to your craft supplies and make your own version right now? I can't wait to check out this week's gallery to see everyone's version. :-)

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Fusion - Flowery Cupcakes

Hello!

It's Fusion Challenge time! This week's inspiration photo has the most delicious-looking cupcakes in the photo. They look almost too pretty to eat... almost. ;-)

I have made a fusion card using inspiration and sketch.
I used PTI Heart-2-Heart #7 stamps and dies. A very simple card for a simple sentiment.
You can find my team mates over on the sidebar, I'm sure they'd appreciate a visit!

Thank-you for visiting me! I hope to see your response to this inspiration in the gallery. :-)

Michelle
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Case Study 200

Hello!

It's CASE Study #200! I love these nice round numbers! I also love our muse this month, Shari Carroll! Did you see her CASE of herself last week? Amazing! I can't wait to see what she does this week.

What I did was take Shari's design, and pretty much copy it. I really loved the layout (and all that white space)! I really didn't want to change it much at all.
I used Waltzingmouse Stamps Funky Feathers and SSS Sketchy Banners stamps.
I would love to see how you interpret this gorgeous card!

The design team are all listed over there on the side bar. Why don't you pay them a visit? Our guest designers this month are Amy Tsuruta and Tenia Nelson.

Thank-you for visiting!

Michelle
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Die cutting at its simplest

Hello!

I had grand visions of joining in at Virginia's View Challenge this month with a card made with all sorts of die-cutting magic. It hasn't happened yet and, looking at my schedule over the next few days, the magic is not going to happen, lol! I've run out of time! So, I thought I'd join in anyway with a simple card using a die-cut sentiment block.
Despite its simplicity, I quite like this card. Golden smooch spritzed background with a little stamping for interest, patterned paper behind the black sentiment block. That patterned paper looks like there just might be a party going on back there!
Today was my youngest daughter's first ballet exam. She went off confidently and came out smiling. She thinks taking a morning off school to do an exam is an excellent way to spend her time! She danced for RAD Primary Grade today. Now she progresses to Grade 1 ballet. I thought that getting her into the exams while she's still little may demystify the process before she hits bigger, more important exams later on. The way she was today, I have the feeling that she will never find exams a problem. ;-)

Thank-you for visiting me!

Michelle
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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Playing with new toys!

Hello!

I have had some new toys arrive! The brand new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities alcohol markers were released on 1 July, and my order was in on 1 July! I may need every colour, but I started with yellow and green... for now... I've been watching for months as demonstrators all over the world showed off Blended Bloom coloured with markers, and knew my first order from the new catalogue well in advance, lol!

When I saw that the Pals Paper Arts Challenge colours included Daffodil Delight, I was off and running. I am just learning how to colour with alcohol markers, so don't look too close! ;-)
I used Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom and wPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamps. Colours are Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.
I love the combination of navy and yellow and I love the excuse to use it!

Before I go, I'll share a photo from last night. We celebrated our niece's 21st birthday, and the restaurant was on the Maroochy River where we were treated to the most beautiful sunset. This photo is straight from the camera with no editing.
Thank-you for coming by to visit!

Michelle
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