Friday, 9 October 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 144


For this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge, I've chosen to use one of my favourite colour combinations - yellow and black! It's bright and cheerful and this card makes me smile. :-)
I used PTI On The Farm stamps.
I will admit that I had to pull out the ruler to evenly space my ducks and to allow the right space for my sentiment. Sometimes the ruler is my number one tool!

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


Monday, 5 October 2015

Happy 13th Birthday!!


Today I celebrate my first-born daughter's 13th birthday! I can't believe 13 years have passed already. She's growing into such a lovely young lady with a very kind heart.

This is her birthday card.
I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Label Love stamps. The tiny sentiment is Wplus9. I did some subtle colouring using Copics.

I'm entering this into the current Virginia's View challenge.

My daughter spent the last 10 days on Flinders Island, way down south in Tasmania, with her aunt and uncle. What a wonderful holiday! If I can get some of her photos on my computer, I'll share with you. Flinders is all natural beauty.

Flying from Flinders back to Melbourne, she arrived at Essendon Airport and needed to transfer to Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine (a short 8km away). There was no easy transport option that I was comfortable with her taking by herself, at least not on this first solo trip, so I flew down to meet her and transfer her home. While I waited for her flight I had a couple of hours spare, so I went walking around Melbourne. What a beautiful day!

The view from Southgate across to the city.
The view from Princes Bridge with Southgate on the left and the city on the right.
Flinders Street Station, always so photogenic.
Art at Southgate.
And last, but not least, the birthday girl herself.
It's so good to have her home. :-)

Thanks for coming to visit!


Friday, 2 October 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch 143


It's time for another CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! Chrissy's sketch is AWESOME! I had so much fun thinking up a card for it. :-)  I ended up with flowers and a butterfly in soft pink and purple.
I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps and SU! Hello You! dies. I stamped in Tuxedo Black and added just a touch of Copic colour and a little bit of silver glimmer.
I rarely fill the top of my card like this. It was so refreshing to use a different layout that challenged me to move out of my comfort zone. Thanks, Chrissy!

Please take a little time to visit the other team members and leave some love. They've made gorgeous cards this week, as always!

Thanks for dropping in!


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Fusion Card Challenge - Falling Leaves


My card for Fusion Card Challenge this week uses a little bit of rock-n-roll technique on my flowers. It's been a while since I've used this technique, and it was great to revisit it! I actually made a fusion card this time around, although you may need to squint to see how I followed the sketch, haha! I love the colours of the inspiration photo, so I stayed pretty close to those.
I used Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers stamps. Inks are Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede.
Thanks for coming to visit me! I hope you're inspired to join in the fun!


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


I love it when the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop happens on a week-end and I have a spare bit of time to join in the fun! Blackboard technique and autumn colours together, oh so delicious!
I used Doodlie-Do and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamps. I white embossed and then brushed with white ink. I coloured with Copics.

This is the beautiful inspiration.
Thank-you for coming to visit!


Friday, 25 September 2015

Playing Cards with Michele and Friends


I'm playing cards with Michele Ferguson again, but this time it's even better! We're playing with more friends all together, and we're CASEing Michele! Jenni came up with the idea of CASEing Michele's two colour split image card, but adding a twist with a masculine theme. Talk about a CHALLENGE!

Those of us playing are:
Me :-)

It took me forever, and I've only just finished my card at the very last minute, but I did make a card that met the theme - two tone masculine split image.
I used Mama Elephant Party Kit. The sentiment is wPlus9. I embossed in white and silver on PTI soft stone and smokey shadow card. The method I used was to set out my stamps as I wanted them on my block, then stamp and emboss the base, then I lay the panel over the top of the base where I wanted it to end up, and stamped it in the correct position, then embossed that. Not a very elegant way to do it, but I was in a rush, and it worked! Yay!

Michele's inspiration card is this beauty:

I have a secret to tell you. There is a reason I made this card at the last minute. I knew I was playing with Jenni, Chriss, and Michele, and CASEing Michele's card, but I forgot about the two-tone masculine rules. So I made a completely different card to start with. This one here:
I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps. Oh my goodness, these stamps are beautiful! Embossed in silver on white card and a frame of silver shimmer paper.

Okay, I'm late already, so I'd better post. Thanks for visiting! And be sure to visit the other girls, too!


CAS(E) This Sketch 142


I'm here to bring you my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. I love the sketch this week. Those diamonds could be anything, and they flow so beautifully down the card. For my card, I decided they were butterflies.
I used Hello Foxy and Scripted stamps from Papertrey Ink. I coloured my butterflies with pastel Copics. A few rhinestones and I was done!
Today I took my eldest daughter to the airport to head off on a grand adventure to visit her aunty. We have ten days without her. I'll miss her. When she comes home, it is her birthday eve. She turns 13 in just over a week! My little girl is celebrating being an only child at home, haha!

I hope you'll join us in the fun this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!  I cannot wait to see the gallery. :-)

Thanks for visiting!