Friday, 22 September 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 240

Hello!

I just realised that I have been missing in action for three whole weeks! I'm so sorry! My kids were finishing off the school term and super busy with their sports and music and my work went absolutely crazy, leaving me very little time for my favourite way to spend time... making cards and visiting my friends in blogland. I hope I'm back to regular programming, but life is still super-busy, so please forgive me if I drop off the radar every now and then. ;-)

I'm here today with my card for CAS(E) This Sketch, which kicks off my Christmas card frenzy for the end of the year.
I used Wplus9 Be Merry and Be Merry Florals stamps.
I love this sketch! I initially had visions of sparkly washi tape, but when I sat down at my desk I was drawn to the florals instead. Sparkly washi tape is still calling to me.

Thank you for visiting me. I've missed you!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Happy Little Stampers September Watercolour Challenge - Spritz

Hello!

It's September! My birthday month! Spring here in Australia! Yippee! I love September!

At Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge this month we have the optional twist of "Spritz" and I have spritzed a gold and brown background for my little robin redbreast.
I used Stampin' Up! Best Birds stamps, Winsor & Newton Cottman watercolours, and gold Smooch. Dies are Mama Elephant.
I know that, as always, our gallery is going to be filled with beautifully watercoloured cards! I can't wait to see what you all make. :-)

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx

CAS(E) This Sketch 237 - Happy Father's Day

Hello!

It's time for a new CAS(E) This Sketch challenge and this week I've created a super-CAS card for Fathers' Day, which is this coming Sunday. I may have gone a little too CAS and in the wrong colour for my hubby, so I might still be heading back to make more Father's Day cards before Sunday morning. ;-) I do have a birthday party for my daughter this week-end also, so time is getting a bit tight!
I used PTI Round Repeats and PTI sentiment. I don't think I've actually used this particular Round Repeats stamp before. I love how it stamps and I might need to take it out again for some more cards, perhaps a full set!
This sketch is so cool. I have a few ideas still waiting to be tried with this one, a couple of them in rainbows.

Thanks for coming to visit me!

Michelle
xxx


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fusion - Glamping

Hello!

I just love the inspiration photo at Fusion Challenge this time around. I'm really wishing I had a little caravan stamp so that I could recreate the lovely scene. :-) Instead, I used the colour scheme from the photo and fused it with the sketch.
I used Wplus9 Be Merry Florals, PTI sentiment, MFT stitched circle die.
Isn't that little caravan just the cutest? I'm ready to go find it and move in. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun!

Michelle
xxx

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, Panda Girl!

Hello!

Today I'm celebrating my youngest daughter's 10th birthday! Where did those years go? They pass by so quickly! She loves pandas and so I made her a panda holding a rainbow of balloons. :-)
I used Mama Elephant Pandamonium and Stampin' Up Balloon Celebrations stamps.

Happy 10th Birthday, my darling girl!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 25 August 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 236

Hello!

I'm bringing you a simple one-layer card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. In this card I stamped the branch and bird, masked them off, and then stamped the background rectangle in pale blue for a sky. I was planning to colour the bird, but decided I loved it as the line drawing too much to add colour this time.
I used Stampin' Up! Best Birds stamp set.
This sketch is super! I really had fun in thinking up ideas for this one. :-)

Thanks for visiting! I can't wait to see what everyone makes this week.

Michelle
xxx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fusion - Black and Orange

Hello!

I was taking a break this round, but I really couldn't resist the black and orange, so I made a card anyway. I needed to make some cards for sports coaches and this inspiration was still spinning in my head. So my contribution to Fusion Card Challenge is this card:
This is a large card - 8.5" x 6". I used a mixture of stamps and dies to create this one - four different companies!
Using a similar layout but a different colour scheme, I also made this card:
This card is also 8.5" x 6". I love that Hero Arts background stamp on a large card!

Thank-you for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx