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
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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
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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
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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Altenew December Challenge

Hello!

Merry Christmas! I'm on holidays and I've been taking advantage of the luxury of time to do some cardmaking. My kids are happily busy with their Christmas gifts and I'm happily playing with all of my neglected stamps and inks.

Altenew's December challenge is A Year in Review, meaning we can choose any one of 2016's inspirations as our starting point. :-)

I chose the March 2016 inspiration to create my card.
I recently took advantage of the bundle package of Vintage Roses and Painted Greetings. I am so happy that I did! These sets are going to keep me busy for quite a while! :-) 
Thank-you for dropping by to visit me!

Michelle
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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Exploring Adore You

Hello!

Sometimes I see a stamp set and fall instantly and totally in love. This was the way with Altenew Adore You. As soon as I saw it I just knew I had to have it. I've had the chance to have a play around, and I plan to do some more as soon as I can! I thought I'd show you what I've created so far.
This card I entered into Altenew's Facebook Photo challenge. Coloured with Copics.
This one didn't quite turn out the way I imagined. I think I need to go back and rework it. ;-)
I love these images in their plain line drawing state. I added a little silver sparkle for interest.
This one I coloured with Inktense pencils and added bit of splatter along the way.

I really love this set. I haven't quite hit my stride with it yet, but I can see me using it again and again and again.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a very Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and love.

Michelle
xxx