Friday, 20 January 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 205

Hello!

For this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge we have a sketch that might provide some challenges to our participants! I cannot wait to see how everyone interprets it. :-)

My card is large - 5.5" x 8.5" - and was made for one of my team who is moving a long way away for work, all the way to very Far North Qld to a remote town. We will miss her, but I am sure that she will have many adventures up there. Her favourite colour is pink, so a pink card it was to be!
I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamps and built the sentiment using a Mama Elephant alphabet set. There are times when I realise I REALLY need some big bold sentiments in my stash. ;-)
Thank-you for visiting! I hope you're inspired to join in the fun!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fusion - Green and Gold

Hello!

What a fabulous gallery we had for the Fusion Card Challenge 3rd Anniversary! I'm imagining that our newest challenge will bring another fabulous array of gorgeous cards! The inspiration photo is perfect for Australia Day (26th of January) with some beautiful wattle (acacia/mimosa) and the green and gold theme.

This time around I only used the inspiration photo and not the sketch.
I used PTI Painted Petals stamps.
Tonight I am a bit distracted as I watch the news bulletins for updates on the big bushfire on the Sunshine Coast. The fire brigade are outside my Dad's home while the fires rage behind their neighbours' houses, and my cousins' home a short distance away is also under threat. I'm am praying that the Fire Service gets this fire under control tonight. It's been so extremely hot that the conditions are unfortunately perfect for bushfire. :-(  Edit for update: Fire crews worked through the night. The Rural Fire Service volunteers stepped into action to relieve the exhausted Fire & Emergency officers. My step-mother posted video of the fire raging right behind their street with the emergency services people working to save all the homes. The good news is that this morning the fire is controlled and no homes (or people) were lost. So thankful! Now to pray for a good dump of rain!

Thank-you for visiting.

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 13 January 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 204

Hello!

What a busy week I've had! I'm back to work this week, wishing I was still on holidays with the kids. ;-) The kids still have over a week of holidays left before they return to school for the new year. I think they are starting to look forward to spending all day with their friends again.

I'm here with my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. The sketch is a beautiful super-CAS style that I really love.
I used Altenew Adore You stamps, did a little masking, embossed the simple sentiment, added a couple of sequins and voila! I was done. I make it sound simple, but sometimes these super-CAS cards can be the most difficult to get just right! ;-)
I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 6 January 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 203 - Cheers!

Hello!

Welcome back to CAS(E) This Sketch for 2017! We're starting off the year with an awesome sketch that I just know many of you are going to LOVE!

Firstly, I made a celebration card to ring in the New Year - Cheers!
I used PTI Propose a Toast and SU! Brushwork Alphabet.

And because I couldn't stop at just one card for this great sketch I made another. This card would make a pretty set.
I used Altenew Vintage Roses and Painted Greetings stamps.
I can't wait to see what you all make with this sketch! I'm sure the gallery will be full of gorgeous cards!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

P.S. Did you enter Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza? If you did and you haven't checked the winners list, take a quick pop over to see if you're one of the lucky ones!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Fusion - 3rd Anniversary Challenge

Hello!

It's Fusion's 3rd Anniversary! Yay! To welcome in the New Year and to celebrate we've invited some friends to join us as Guest Designers and my guest is Therese Calvird, a fellow Australian who lives just down the road from me a couple of hours. We haven't met in person yet, but I think 2017 is the year! ;-)

To get started I'll share my card. I did some watercolouring and used both inspiration photo and sketch to create my card.
I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamps and coloured with Inktense pencils.
Next for Therese's gorgeous card.
Isn't that little fellow so cute?! I'm in love! Therese made a video for this one and you really should head over to her blog to check it out!

Thank-you for visiting today! I hope you're inspired to join us. I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery, it's sure to be a beauty with this lovely inspiration.

Michelle
xxx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Happy New Year!

Hello!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2017 brings you all things wonderful!

I'm starting off the year with a new design team. I've been an admirer of Kylie and Happy Little Stampers for a while now and so when the opportunity came along to join the HLS design team, I threw my hat into the ring. I was absolutely thrilled when Kylie told me she'd selected me!

This month's Watercolour Challenge has an optional twist to use a stencil. I did not use the optional twist this time around, instead creating a freeform watercolour background using lots of water and then adding salt. I created a bit of a grungey look for my background and my date. I quite like how it turned out!
I used HLS Big Bold Numbers stamps, PTI die, and Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolours to create the background.
Thanks so much for coming by to visit me! I hope you join in the watercolour fun with us this month!

Michelle
xxx

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Hello!

I love it when the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop falls on a day where I've had some time for stamping! The inspiration to end off the year is bright and fun. I made a cheerful card in response. :-)
I used PTI Painted Petals. I got a bit freeform with my flower creation and leaf placement, luckily the style of the set allows for this, haha! Inks are a mixture of PTI, Altenew, and Stampin'Up!
After a very cool and rainy Christmas day, today has dawned with bright blue skies and the heat is starting already. We might actually get to spend the day in the pool with the kids today (which was the abandoned plan for Christmas). I just love Christmas holidays!

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx