Friday, 9 December 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 201 - Christmas Wishes!

Hello!

My card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch may be my favourite Christmas card this year so far... maybe... I've made a few that I like, haha!

I like the simplicity and the soft colours of this one. I really love the gold frame and the tiny gold sprigs on what is a fairly plain design. The slightly raised frame gives the card a subtle little extra something while it remains almost flat for easy mailing.
I used PTI Botanical Blocks IV stamps. I coloured using Copics. I really love all of the Botanical Blocks stamps. Unusually for me, I have the entire collection AND the dies.
Isn't this a cool sketch? I'm definitely going back to make more cards with this one, probably some one-layer super-CAS cards!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you're inspired to join the fun!

Michelle
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Friday, 2 December 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 200 - Joy to You and Me!

Hello!

This week is CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge's 200th challenge! What a milestone! To celebrate, Chrissy is giving participants the opportunity to win a fun prize. Head over to the challenge blog to check it out!

My card for this week is a very literal translation of the sketch. And, of course, it's another Christmas card. I'm slowly building up that stash!
I used Uniko Winter Foliage and Mama Elephant Merry Greetings stamps.
I hope you're inspired to join in the fun with us this week. This sketch is so versatile, I'm sure the gallery is going to be outstanding. :-)

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Fusion - Season's Greetings

Hello!

It's our last challenge before Christmas at Fusion Card Challenge and we have the most beautiful inspiration for you! I've created a fusion card using both sketch and inspiration photo. I have some gold and glittering berries hiding in this card. It has a lovely sparkle in real life. :-)
I used Uniko Winter Foliage stamps. Sentiment is PTI.
If you look closely at this inspiration photo, you'll find so many wonderful points of inspiration. I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

MCV71 - 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello!

I'm still working on those Christmas tags!

This time I've been inspired over at Muse Christmas Visions Challenge 71 where there are so many gorgeous tags to inspire! The Muse CV team are playing along with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags as well.

This is my tag. I didn't quite get the lighting right for this one, but I was inspired to create the stained-glass window effect with vellum. I coloured the vellum from behind and added Wink of Stella to the front to make it glisten. If you look closely you can see two tiny bells (they even jingle!)
I used PTI Botanical Blocks IV stamps and dies and Wplus9 Christmas Tag dies.

The tag that inspired me was this beautiful one by Natasha Kara.
I love Christmas card and tag making. I love Christmas! Life is super busy right now, but I'm really looking forward to the Christmas holiday! :-)
Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Merry Christmas

Hello!

I made two more tags for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I usually don't make enough tags for Christmas, so end up buying them. Tracey reminds me every year to make some extras! :-)
For these two tags I used Wplus9 Christmas Tag dies and Wplus9 Be Merry and Uniko Winter Foliage stamps.
My chickens woke me at 4.30am this morning with a giant squawking and then lots of crowing. I went outside to check on them and found one about 3 metres up a lattice, two more squawking in the yard, and one peacefully sitting inside the coop. I don't know what got them riled up, but I wasn't that pleased to be up at sunrise on Saturday morning. ;-)

Thanks for dropping by to visit. I'm off to keep working on my housework. My house is at a stage that I cannot ignore it any longer! No crafting until I get it under a little more control.

Michelle
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Friday, 18 November 2016

Fusion - Joy

Hello!

Our current Fusion Card Challenge inspiration photo and sketch are awesome and beautiful! I was immediately inspired and I think I will continue to be inspired by this one. It's fabulous!

Despite being inspired by the Christmas theme, I went ahead and created a birthday card. ;-)
I used Uniko Marvellous Mehndi, which is so beautiful. The sentiment is PTI.
Isn't that beautiful? I can't wait to see the gallery for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
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CAS(E) This Sketch 199

Hello!

I'm late! Sorry about that! I'm bringing you my card for CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. Another Christmas card, because I love Christmas cards and my stash is still not full enough. :-)

This week's challenge actually runs for two weeks. You have plenty of time to join in with us. I can't wait to see what you all create!
I used Wplus9 Be Merry stamps and dies. I stamped a background and then adhered the sentiment (piece by little piece) onto a vellum overlay. I really think this one is going to be a "one of a kind" card, haha! I don't have the patience for all of that fiddly gluing.
This sketch is really great. It's fun and it's easy. Another one for my collection to use again.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you're inspired to join in the fun with us this week!

Michelle
xxx