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
xxx

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

Friday, 27 May 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 174

Hello!

It's time for CAS(E) This Sketch! This week's sketch has stars on it. Like flowers and butterflies, I find stars hard to resist! So I didn't stray far from the sketch in making my card.
I used PTI Sparkle & Shine stamps and dies and Wplus9 star stax dies.
You don't have to use stars, those stars can be anything! Go ahead! Get more creative than I did, haha! :-) It's a great sketch and I can't wait to see what everyone does with it.

The rest of the design team have made some awesome cards. You should definitely take some time to visit them all and leave some love.

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Fusion - Something Blue

Hello!

It's time for the new Fusion Card Challenge! Both the sketch and the inspiration photo had me reaching for my stamps. So pretty! I had to create a fusion card. :-)
I used SU! Wild About Flowers, PTI Background Basics: Circles, and PTI Botanical Blocks sentiment and dies.
Work has been crazy busy lately. I'm taking holidays from mid-June, but I haven't really been able to put much thought to that yet. I really need to because I'm heading to Europe! I do have my passport organised, and flights booked, but nothing else arranged... oops! Luckily I'm happy to go with the flow!

I hope you are inspired to join us at Fusion. I can't wait to see the gallery. 

Michelle
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Friday, 13 May 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 172

Hello!

It's time for another CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! I found this week's sketch a bit challenging. Probably because I looked at it and got all sorts of wonderful ideas that I just couldn't make work in paper! I had to put it down and walk away for a day.

I am in love with the card I eventually made. I love this dancing, twirling girl, and I especially love her in yellow and surrounded by a circle of flowers!
I used PTI Ballerina Beauty stamps and die.
My youngest daughter completed her first NAPLAN tests this week (standardised testing in Australia is run in Grades 3, 5, 7, and 9). I told her it wasn't anything to worry about, to just go and answer the questions the best she can on the day. She came home thrilled that the first test was to write a narrative and that it was free choice of topic! She tells me her story was about a girl who had a magic handball. :-)

I hope you'll take a visit to the rest of the CAS(E) This Sketch team and then join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx