Friday, 29 July 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 183

Hello!

Today's card for this week's new CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge is a simple butterfly with a grunge background.
Stamps used are Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday, SU! Gorgeous Grunge, and Hero Arts sentiment.
The big news this week is that, after a couple of months of not laying, my chickens are giving me eggs again! We've had such unseasonably hot weather here for so long that all the chickens in Queensland went into a second hard moult - my chickens were almost naked and laying nothing! The good news is, the weather has been a bit cooler (although 29 degrees in mid-Winter last week-end was not cool!) and the chickens are happier. :-)  I'm happier too! 2 degrees celcius here this morning and I was smiling, smiling, smiling. :-)

Thanks for dropping by to visit. I hope you join in the fun at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Michelle
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Friday, 22 July 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 182

Hello!

After a four week break while I was traveling the world, I'm back to play along with CAS(E) This Sketch!

A good CAS sketch does wonders for the mojo when I haven't stamped for a while. This is my card.
I used SU! Embellished Events. I think this is the first time I've used this cute little ducky! The sentiment is Papertrey Ink. I was inspired by this awesome sketch by N@Ali.
Thank-you for coming by to visit me. I hope you can take some time to visit the rest of the design team. They have made some wonderful cards for this challenge!

Michelle
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Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tag You're It! 51

Hello!

I'm back from holidays and keen to get some card making done to rejuvenate the mojo! :-) I've just spent almost four weeks in Europe visiting with my brother and his family. What a wonderful time we had! We visited Budapest, Vienna, and Italy (Pisa, Florence, Piombino, and Elba). It had been about 12 years since we last travelled, so it was lovely to get out and about again.

Today I am playing along with Tag You're It! This is my little tag.
I used PTI Doodlie-Do stamps for the images. My inspiration was Donna's gorgeous tag where I've taken her watercoloured background, red/yellow flower, and strip of washi.
And now, my jet lag is still trying to confuse me, so I think I need to get myself to bed for a good night's sleep.

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 17 June 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 177

Hello!

It's time for CAS(E) This Sketch! And what a wonderful sketch it is! Our sketch this week is one that you can go to over and over for inspiration afresh. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. This is my card.
I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamps.
I am a couple of days away from going on holidays. I'm very excited.We're off to Budapest in Hungary for a few weeks and stopping in Dubai on the way for a short stopover. I've never been to Budapest... or Dubai! While I'm away, I may not get a lot of time to visit blogs, although I may if I have to wait around in airports for any extended period of time!

There are so many things to organise before we go. I'm fairly certain I'll sleep all the way there from exhaustion.

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 10 June 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 176

Hello!

Well, the weather finally turned here in Brisbane and I am celebrating! Winter is here! Well, it's sort of cool Autumny weather, but I'll call it Winter in relief that Summer is finally over after about 9 months of too much heat! I love Winter in Brisbane. I wish it was longer. We get cool mornings - where I am it drops below 10 degrees (sometimes briefly below zero) - and warmer days - between 15 and 20 degrees. And blue skies! It's awesome!

I'm here to share my card for CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm celebrating this beautiful weather with flowers! My roses are all confused at the long-lasting heat and have just had another bloom, haha!
I used SU! Garden Friends stamps.
I hope you are all having a good week and that you're inspired to join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 3 June 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 175

Hello!

You just never know when that Christmas-y feeling will sneak up on you. ;-)  This week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch somehow got me thinking of holly.
I used PTI Spruce and Sprigs images and the lettering is Mama Elephant Sketchy Letters. It's a miracle that those letters lined up so neatly!
Starting my Christmas cards now is probably a really good idea. Every year time gets away from me. If I actually start writing in them in July, I should make it to the post by early December.

I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun this week. Please take some time to visit my fabulous design team mates.

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Happy Birthday - Doodled Flowers

Hello!

I received some new Happy Little Stampers stamps in the mail yesterday. As I looked at them last night I knew just what I wanted to create first - a birthday card for my little girl's friend. These big numbers are wonderful! And I just love Doodled Flowers!
The colour scheme was chosen by my daughter. The flowers are her friend's favourite colours.:-)

I'm entering this into the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes challenge. This is an ongoing open challenge where we can show off what we do with HLS stamps. A great place to go when you have a new set that you've been playing with.
Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx