Friday, 29 April 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 170

Hello!

I missed last week at CAS(E) This Sketch. Life got in the way. Luckily for me, I am in a fabulous team that offer so much inspiration that my absence would be barely missed. ;-) This week I'm back with a tropical card to share.
This card reminds me of the kitchen in the house where I grew up, haha! It was bright yellow and apple green, so very 70s. ;-)
Isn't this sketch awesome? I decided to stamp my own background and cut it up, but you could easily use patterned paper and come up with something simply wonderful!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fusion - You Are Amazing

Hello!

I completely intended to make a fusion card for Fusion Card Challenge this week, but somehow got myself completely distracted by the fun sketch.
This is the great inspiration. I've seen lots of hummingbird stamps around lately, so I am hoping they come out to play for this challenge!
I've just had my friends over from Christchurch in New Zealand to visit. It was awesome! We haven't seen each other for about ten years and I've missed them like crazy. They had a holiday on the Gold Coast and then came to us for a few days. We did a trip up the Brisbane River on the City Cat ferry and had lunch at Southbank one day, which was lovely. Another day we spent shopping in the City, which was fun! They're home now. I hope we see each other sooner than ten years' time!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 15 April 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 168

Hello!

I'm here with my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch. At first glance, I wasn't sure how to approach this sketch, so I left the idea to float around  in my brain for a while. When I came back to it, this card made itself! I'd been surfing blogland for a few days and admiring flowers galore, so flowers it was for me, too. :-) I haven't given these beautiful roses much love lately, and they definitely deserve to have a regular outing.
I used SU! Hardwood background, PTI The Sweet Life, and PTI Scripted stamps.
How are you inspired by this sketch? I can't wait to see what everyone makes with it.

Thanks for dropping by to visit.

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Fusion - April Showers

Hello!

We have a bright and fun inspiration for the latest Fusion Card Challenge! Rainbow inspiration! Yay!

I created rainbow sunbeams using a Fusion of both the inspiration photo and the sketch. :-)
I used MFT Blue Skies stamps and created my sunny rainbow using masking and distress inks. There is a bit of sparkle splattered all over this card, also.
Who can resist a rainbow? I hope you're inspired to join in the fun!

Michelle
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Friday, 8 April 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 167

Hello!

For CAS(E) This Sketch this week I created a masked stamped background to my simple sentiment banners.
I used PTI Building Blocks and SU! Blended Bloom Stamps. Colours are SU! Certainly Celery and Early Espresso.
This great sketch offers endless opportunities for creativity. It's fabulous! I hope you're inspired to join in the fun!

I don't think I've complained about the weather recently. I've been ground into submission, haha! It's the second month of Autumn and temperatures are still over 30 degrees during the day and HOT. Summer has to end sometime... That said, I do notice that the nights are slightly cooler. I can't wait until nights are under 20 degrees! :-) I solemnly promise to not whinge about the cooler weather when it comes. If it actually gets cold enough for a jacket this Winter, I'm going to be REJOICING.

Thanks for visiting.

Michelle
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Monday, 4 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers - CASE The Designer

Hello!

I was browsing the internet (a rare treat for me these days) when I found that over at Happy Little Stampers we have the opportunity to CASE Joyce this month! How could I resist? Especially when  it's Joyce, and Joyce's card is so beautiful.

This is my card. I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps.
This is Joyce's inspiration card. Definitely hard to make a card more beautiful than this, it's super gorgeous. (Those Beautiful Day stamps are still sitting on my wishlist, awaiting the day that I finally decide to brave the USD-AUD exchange rate and place an order.) ;-) 

Thank-you for popping in to visit!

Michelle
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Sunday, 3 April 2016

CASology 191 - Washi

Hello!

I'm joining in with CASology where the theme is washi. I've seen some super cards made using this theme, and I was inspired!

I covered a rectangle of card in washi and then die-cut it. Then it was just a matter of assembling the card, no stamping required! Definitely clean and SIMPLE. :-)
I don't use my washi tape very often and this was a fabulous opportunity to bring it out as the star of the show.
Thanks for coming by to visit me!

Michelle
xxx