Sunday, 23 April 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 284 - I Adore You

Hello!

This week-end my eldest daughter is away at music camp and my youngest daughter is lazing away her Sunday, leaving me with a little extra crafting time. I wish my mojo would jump to attention when I get spare time, but sometimes it takes a few cards before it returns, haha!

I made a card for Freshly Made Sketches 284. My original card was one-layer, but there were some unfixable smudges, so I got creative to save what I could. ;-) I love it in its new format as well.
I used Altenew Adore You stamps and coloured with Copics.
I'm also joining in with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Showers and/or Flowers.

Thanks for coming to visit me!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 21 April 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 218

Hello!

I've had a little rest from blogland, but I'm back! I've managed to pick up a cold and my chest, nose, and throat are telling me all about it. Crossing my fingers for a quick recovery, but considering work is still just as crazy, I'm struggling a little. ;-)

I'm here for CAS(E) This Sketch 218 where the sketch is another awesome one for the "works for every occasion" stash.
I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamps and PTI sentiment.
I will admit that apart from the awesome sketch, my stamping was purely inspired by the very clever Jenni Murray, who used this exact stamp to create an amazing background on her card for MUSE Card Challenge this week. I was awestruck the moment I saw Jenni's card. GORGEOUS!
Thanks for coming by to visit me! I hope you're inspired to join us over at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 7 April 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch 216 - Blue Skies

Hello!

Oh my goodness, things have been busy at work for me lately! Thank goodness the kids are on school holidays so I don't have to worry about school lunches, sports, ballet lessons, and all the rest of the activity that goes with school term! I do wish I had a quieter time at work so that I could enjoy the kids while they're relaxed.

With all of the busy-ness of my work life, I really felt like making a calming card, and I did. :-) This is my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. For the stripey background of the sketch, I made "stripes" of clouds.
I used SU! Balloon Celebrations and MFT Blue Skies stamps.
Cool sketch, hey? I hope you're inspired to join us in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolour Challenge - Rainbows!

Hello!

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! For those of you with pranksters in your life, watch out! It's April 1st! ;-)

Oh what fun we have for you this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge! The optional twist is RAINBOWS! I love rainbows! I cannot wait to see the gallery. :-)

For my card I made a rainbow bunch of balloons coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. I just the the vibrancy of Inktense colours.
I used Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebrations stamps.
I'm also joining in with Time Out challenge #80 where the inspiration is 'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars'

Thank you for visiting and I hope you're inspired to join in the rainbow celebration with us at Happy Little Stampers.

Michelle
xxx