Friday, 17 February 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 208

Hello!

I missed last week at CAS(E) This Sketch! It was an awesome sketch that I was really excited about, too! My life got crazy busy and I ran behind on everything all week and just never caught up! But I'm back this week, yay! And it's another super sketch, double yay!

For my card I did some white embossing of the sentiment, blended some green ink, stamped the flower, cut the panels and adhered, and voila! I was done.
I used Uniko Originally Organic stamps.
Isn't that a cool sketch? I just know the gallery will have some amazing cards this week!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Fusion - Pretty in Pink

Hello!

It's time for a new Fusion Card Challenge! For my card I have used only the sketch in a very CAS style.
I used Altenew Adore You and MFT sentiment stamps. 
I also loosely used the sketch to make this larger format card (8.5" x 5.5") for one of my team members who celebrated her birthday this week.
You might be able to tell that I'm in the middle of a torrid love affair with Altenew Adore You stamps...

The weather recently has been scorching hot. I'm much happier in cold weather and so when the crazy heat hits I tend to wilt and lose all of my energy. I have no air conditioning and so my cardmaking takes a back seat while I spend time either in my pool or laying around under a ceiling fan with a water spray bottle, haha! This past week-end we hit 42 degrees celcius here, overnight it didn't drop below 30, and those hot temps overnight are the real killers - no sleep! I was a bit cranky. ;-) I'm pleased to report it is now slightly cooler. Today only got to 34 degrees and it's much cooler overnight (about 22 degrees) so I can sleep a bit better.

Now I'm off to chase my kid towards homework, piano practice, teeth brushing, and bed.

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 3 February 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 207

Hello!

I'm popping in with my card for the lastest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.
I used Uniko Marvellous Mehndi and Altenew Label Love stamps.
Isn't this a cool sketch? I'm still buzzing with ideas for this one. I must go back and work on some more!

I'm also joining in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #10 because this is the first time I've used these stamps from the Marvellous Mehndi set. :-) I'm very pleased to hear that Darnell is recovering well from her big operation and wish her a continued speedy recovery.
Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Fusion - Interlocking Hearts

Hello!

I can't believe we're into February already. Time flies so quickly! Valentine's Day is fast approaching our latest Fusion Card Challenge is celebrating LOVE. For my card this time I have used a fusion of both sketch and photo inspiration.
I used PTI Heart Prints stamps and dies.
Isn't that sketch and inspiration just awesome?! I just know our gallery will be filled with fabulousness this time around, as always!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Happy Little Stampers February Watercolour Challenge

Hello!

Happy February! Today is the start of the February Watercolour Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. For my card this month I stamped HLS Doodled Flowers, coloured the flowers and leaves with Kuretake Zig Real Brush watercolour markers. I then masked flowers and leaves and went over the top of everything with Prussian Blue Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour. I held my breath as I unmasked it all and then breathed a sigh of relief! It turned out just as I had hoped. :-) Then I die cut and stamped the sentiment and adhered it all together.

I used HLS Doodled Flowers stamps and Wplus9 Whole Lotta Happy stamp and die. Paper is Arches Hot Press 300gsm smooth watercolour paper (it's beautiful to work with).
I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun! We had so many amazing entries for the January challenge and I know February will be no different!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Friday, 27 January 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 206 - Hello There!

Hello!

It's time for CAS(E) This Sketch! This week's sketch is awesome (again)! Another one for me to put into my stash of sketch ideas for future cards. :-)

I made a one-layer card using multi-step stamping.
Stamps are Altenew Vintage Roses and PTI Scripted. Inks are Altenew (which are just lovely to stamp with).
Thanks for visiting! I hope you're inspired to join us this week.

Michelle
xxx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

NBUS#9 and Time Out #75 - CASEing Ksenija

Hello!

Time Out Challenge 75 has the prettiest inspiration from Ksenija (Sweet Kobylkin). Our challenge is to CASE her with our own twist.

For my card I took the basic layout and design from Ksenija's card but expanded the glittery side strip, darkened the tone-on-tone stamping in the background, and added a few bits of bling.
I used Uniko Originally Organic stamps. Card base is PTI Soft Stone.

This is Ksenija's gorgeous inspiration card.
I'm also entering into Darnell's NBUS Challenge#9 where she is celebrating her wedding anniversary and blogaversary in one giant celebration. I meant to join in last week, but didn't get to the craft room fast enough! My NBUS is my Uniko stamp set. It has been sitting on my desk awaiting some love for WAY TOO LONG! This week's optional themes include a hidden sentiment and/or CASEing. I didn't create a hidden sentiment on this one (keep your eyes peeled for a future post) but I did CASE. :-) Darnell is heading in for surgery in a couple of days and I wish her the very best. I am sure she will be showered with hundreds of cards to cheer her on her recovery!
Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
xxx