Monday, 27 April 2015

Unstoppable Super Boy!

Hello!

This card was going to be something completely different, but this unstoppable Super Boy had other ideas. :-) He wanted to be ultra-CAS with lots of white, so I let him have his way.
Stamps are My Favorite Things Super Boy, You're Super, and Blue Skies.

I was trying to make red hair with the Copics I have on hand (which are very few). I got close to what I wanted. I think I only need two or three more colours to effectively make red. Yay! (Thanks, Kelly, for the guidance!)

I'm entering this over at Simon Says Stamp where the Wednesday Challenge is to make a CAS card.

Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge - navy and pink

Hello!

It's been a few months since I've joined in with the monthly PTI Blog Hop. This one happened to fall on a week-end, and I remembered in time, and I made a card! Yippee! I didn't want to miss this one. The colour inspiration is BEAUTIFUL and I fell in love with the inspiration photo the second I saw it.
A really simple CAS design using The Sweet Life and Boutique Borders: Birthday stamps. Roses are stamped using PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI Berry Sorbet, and SU! Poppy Parade inks. Card base is PTI Soft Stone.
Thanks for coming by to visit me. I'm off to check out the gorgeous gallery!

Michelle
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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Super Awesome Girl!

Hello!

Recently I was lucky enough to win a voucher from My Favorite Things stamps. Within about five minutes of winning that voucher, I was in the shop deciding what I was going to buy. Shortly thereafter, I placed my order... and then started the waiting, and stalking the mail tracker, as my parcel made its way all the way to the other side of the world to me here in Australia. What did I buy? Well, a few things, including You're Super. Because I have two super girls of my own and several super-girl nieces, I thought this stamp set would get well used. ;-)

I made this card using both the colour and sketch inspiration at MFT Challenges.
I coloured Super Awesome Girl using Copics and SU! Blendabilities (discontinued). I switched the sketch around slightly.

The colour challenge is:
I really enjoyed creating this girl. I hope you like her as much as I do!

Michelle
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Friday, 24 April 2015

Uniko Studio Challenge: Things with Wings Reminder

Hello!

This is my second post as Guest Designer for the Uniko Studio Challenge: Things with Wings. I'm still bursting with excitement that Beverley invited me along this month! Bev inspires me every single time she makes a card. I love her beautiful CAS style.

For my card I used Uniko Studio Bright Butterflies Stamps. Last week I shared a card with watercolour background and silhouette butterfly. This week I share my bright and cheerful CAS response to these amazing stamps.
I just love those little flight squiggles! They're perfect! This stamp set is so use-able - every single stamp has been used in my set already, in a very short time. :-)
If you haven 't joined in at the Uniko Studio challenge this month yet there is still time!

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
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CAS(E) This Sketch 120

Hello!

Unusually for me, I planned this card ahead of time. I knew I wanted the watercolour background, and I knew I wanted to put something over the top of it, so I splotched out my background splodge a week before I actually made the card... and then I did a bit more stamping and watercolouring on top! :-) This is my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.
The stamp set I used is a very old Stampin' Up! set called Botanical Blooms (retired). I still like it.
I was tempted to draw a bird for this card, but I was scared to mess up the background. Maybe next time!

The weather here in Brisbane has turned to Autumn, finally. That means that the overnight temps fall to about 11 degrees (celcius, around 50F) and daytime temps are up around 28 degrees (82.5F - positively, blissfully, cool after the heat of Summer, lol!). The mornings feel chilly, but to dress in anything warm means I'll overheat by lunch time... so I wear my Summer clothes and take a wrap with me. ;-) I'm so glad that most days are cooler. I really don't cope with the humid heat. Don't ask why I live in Brisbane... I'd be very happy in the snow, although our Brisbane Winters are AMAZING (not too cold, fine blue skies, and dry!).

Thank-you for visiting!

Michelle
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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Fusion - yellow and red

Hello!

The Fusion inspiration photo this week is so bright and cheery and my card followed suit!
I used SU! Blended Bloom, PTI Turning a New Leaf, and wPlus9 sentiment.
I did try to follow the sketch also, and if you look carefully you can see a hint of the sketch in my design. ;-)

I hope you are inspired to join in at Fusion this week! With that beautiful inspiration, I'm imagining an AMAZING gallery.

Thank-you for coming to visit with me!

Michelle
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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Bear Hugs

Hello!

I've been playing around with Mama Elephant Bear Hugs. When I first saw these stamps I just knew I had to have them. My girls have two favourite picture books - Always and You're All My Favorites - both of them about baby bears and mama bears and love. :-)

This one I made for my 12 year old. She wouldn't read it in front of me. She didn't say anything afterwards. But it is on display in a prominent place in her bedroom. I think she likes it.
This next card I made for my 7 year old. She likes a good pun. She also forgives my amateur Copic skills. In fact, she told me that she LOVED the way I coloured the card. She's good for soothing my ego, lol!
The "beary much" part of the sentiment is made from Lawn Fawn Milo's Alphabet. It matches the Bear Hugs font pretty well. I'm adding this one to the Mama Elephant Stamp With Me April Flikr challenge "Make Me Laugh".

I think I may have better luck with watercolouring this set. Copic backgrounds aren't really my forte. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
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