Friday, 26 August 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 187

Hello!

It's time for the new CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge! The sketch is perfect for those of us who like things all lined up neatly. ;-) I made a Get Well card with bright flowers.
I used Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers stamps and coloured in Copics.
It's been such a busy few weeks at work. Combine that with two kids who've been sick and I'm a bit tired! We had a 9th birthday party here last week-end with 16 little girl guests. Oh my! The mayhem and noise! Haha! This week-end my eldest daughter is playing in a concert on Saturday with rehearsals all afternoon prior. Then she has water polo trials on Sunday afternoon. There's no rest for the wicked, as they say. :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 19 August 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 186

Hello!

For this week at CAS(E) This Sketch I had brilliant idea to use patterned paper and dies. No stamping! Everything was going well until I made one small error on one of the two cards I was creating, which then meant BOTH cards had a small error. I'm not going to tell you what it is, and hope you don't notice, haha! ;-)

This first card was my original concept.
This is the fabulous inspiration sketch. I love this. I had all sorts of awesome ideas, but sadly not enough time to make them all.
The second card was a bonus from the fact that I cut two rectangles to create my angled cut for the original card.
Here they are side-by-side, showing off that pretty paper. It's Stampin' Up! From the current catalogue, but I've forgotten its name. The "hello" die is from Papertrey Ink.
Please take some time to visit the rest of the team, they've made some amazing cards.

Thanks for visiting me!

Michelle
xxx


Monday, 15 August 2016

Altenew August Challenge

Hello!

Have you seen the inspiration over at Altenew's August Challenge? Flamingoes! They're so fabulous I just had to join in. There are already many, many beautiful cards in the gallery. It's worth heading over to take a look - they're GORGEOUS!

This is my card for the challenge.
I used Wild Hibiscus and Label Love stamps. I masked the butterflies and stamped flowers and leaves in the background in a very pale warm grey. I love how this turned out.
Thanks for dropping by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Tag You're It 53

Hello!

As soon as I saw the inspiration at Tag You're It! Challenge 53, I was determined to join in! Michele has made the most beautiful long tag and I just had to CASE her. :-) I have left it almost to the last minute, but I still made it in time. ;-)

This is my version.
I used Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamps and dies. The tag is PTI Bookmark die. I embossed the background with a Sizzix Diagonal Stripes embossing folder.
Now I must rush. I have to take my daughter to ensemble practice. She has four hours of playing this afternoon and she's suffering a fever and cold. This rehearsal is too important to miss, so the cold tablets are in action. :-(

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 12 August 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 185

Hello!

I'm here with my card for CAS(E) This Sketch!
I used PTI Harvest Berries and a Hero Arts sentiment.
I missed last week. I had two German violinists living in my rumpus room for the week and I couldn't sneak in to use my craft supplies! It was lovely to have the girls with us, they were excellent guests, and missing my crafting was a small price to pay. :-) They were part of Stuttgart Youth Chamber Orchestra and they were attending a youth orchestra event here in Australia - they toured Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. My daughter's ensemble hosted them while they were here in Brisbane.

This week I've had my 8 year old with a vomiting virus. It's been rather horrible, as these things tend to be. I'm very tired. Even though I've cleaned everything top to bottom three times over, I still feel like I haven't got it all clean. So many loads of washing! The good news is (crossing fingers and toes) that the rest of us haven't caught it.

Yesterday, when I thought she was better after about 30 hours clear of illness, I took her to the Ekka (the annual Brisbane Fair). We had a great time looking at the animals and went on a ride and checked the displays out and ate food. Then her tummy started aching again so we headed quickly home.

I'm hoping next week is less eventful in our household!

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

Friday, 29 July 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 183

Hello!

Today's card for this week's new CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge is a simple butterfly with a grunge background.
Stamps used are Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday, SU! Gorgeous Grunge, and Hero Arts sentiment.
The big news this week is that, after a couple of months of not laying, my chickens are giving me eggs again! We've had such unseasonably hot weather here for so long that all the chickens in Queensland went into a second hard moult - my chickens were almost naked and laying nothing! The good news is, the weather has been a bit cooler (although 29 degrees in mid-Winter last week-end was not cool!) and the chickens are happier. :-)  I'm happier too! 2 degrees celcius here this morning and I was smiling, smiling, smiling. :-)

Thanks for dropping by to visit. I hope you join in the fun at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Michelle
xxx



Friday, 22 July 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 182

Hello!

After a four week break while I was traveling the world, I'm back to play along with CAS(E) This Sketch!

A good CAS sketch does wonders for the mojo when I haven't stamped for a while. This is my card.
I used SU! Embellished Events. I think this is the first time I've used this cute little ducky! The sentiment is Papertrey Ink. I was inspired by this awesome sketch by N@Ali.
Thank-you for coming by to visit me. I hope you can take some time to visit the rest of the design team. They have made some wonderful cards for this challenge!

Michelle
xxx