Friday, 20 April 2018

Michele's 50th birthday bash blog hop

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Hello and welcome to my blog on this ever so special occasion. Thanks so much Michele for inviting me to be a part of your special weekend, I feel so honoured to be amongst such talent!!

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY MICHELE!!  Can I say that I'm not entirely convinced that Michele is turning 50 though!!

You should have arrived here from the ever so talented Kim Hamilton's blog but if you didn't, you can click HERE to take you to the start of the hop.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Shona Chambers.

Now for my card!  I popped it in the mail to Michele a few weeks ago just to make sure it arrived in time.
I stamped the flowers and leaves from "Pretty Posies" stamp set and coloured them with my zig real brush markers. I die cut them using the co-ordinating Fri-dies and arranged them on the top of my card panel.  I stamped the sentiment from "Shenanigans" stamp set in CP Midnight ink. Shenanigans is one of the first stamp sets I purchased from CAS-ual Fridays and it is still one of  my most used and loved sets.




For my next card I have used the WTF stamp set (retired but there is now a WTF 2) and paired it with the 50 from Flowercase.  I white heat embossed and sponged with my Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad.
I added a panel along the bottom using the Curtis background stamp (which I think is retiring)  and inked up with CP Midnight ink.




Thanks for looking, be sure to leave a comment to be in the running to win one of 5 $50 gift vouchers to use in the CAS-ual Fridays shop.

NEXT up is the lovely Shona Chambers.




Friday, 13 April 2018

Forget your Trebles CFC197


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Hello and happy Friday!  Our new challenge today over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog is "Forget your Trebles" and we challenge you to make a music themed project.  For my card I stamped the music notes from the "Love Notes" stamp set onto an alcohol ink background piece and white heat embossed it.  I added a strip of glitter tape behind it and adhered it onto a top folded card base and added some silver twine.  My sentiment is from the same Love Notes set.  I love playing with alcohol inks and I am getting quite a stash of background pieces that make for a quick card!  I can't seem to drag myself away from these colours though.





If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a music themed card and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

                                  


                                                    Love Notes

                                                      Thanks for looking!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Scrapbook Boutique March Challenge



I almost ran out of time to enter the Scrapbook Boutique challenge!  I just snuck in by the hair of my chinny chin chin.  Blue and yellow look so beautiful together.  I stamped the outline of the butterfly from Altenews painted Butterflies and coloured them in with my Ziggys.  (Zig clean color real brush pens)

Next month I will try to enter towards the beginning of the month.

You can click here to take you to the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique.













                                                               Thanks for looking!

Spring Fever at CAS-ual Fridays


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Hello and happy Friday!  And what a Good Friday it is!  We have a fun Spring Fever Challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog.  Pastel colours always remind me of spring although it is Autumn here in Australia.  I have stamped the Little Birdies and die cut them with the matching Birdies Fri-dies.  I coloured them in with Altenew Artist Markers. The sentiment is from the same Little Birdies stamp set and  white heat embossed onto black card stock.  I added some silver glitter tape under the sentiment and some glitter to the birdies wings.






If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make pastel Spring themed card and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!

                                    

                                                             Thanks for looking!



Gerda Steiner March Challenge

Hello, my card today is for the monthly challenge over at Gerda Steiner.  I almost ran out of time to enter this month!  This months free digi stamp is this cute little cat sleeping in the book shelf.  I used my Altenew artist markers to colour in the image and used a background piece and a scallop frame I had in my leftovers drawer.  You can check the challenge out here for yourself.



                                        Thanks for looking and have a great Easter!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Balloon Duo Stencil

Hello, I have two cards today for two challenges. The first one is for the  Less is More Challenge which is a one layer card using stencils.  I recently purchased the Balloon Duo Stencils from Neat and Tangled so I thought this was perfect.  I have used Catherine Pooler inks for my sponging and a sentiment from a new Stampin Up set called Picture Perfect Birthday.  I decided not to draw in any strings from my balloons to keep is as CAS as possible.

Click here to take you to the Less is More challenge blog.


My next card is for the Seize the Birthday Teal and White challenge. I have used Catherine Pooler Aquatini ink and the same balloon stencil but this time I added some strings with a silver pen.


Click here to take you to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Going green at CAS-ual Fridays


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Hello and happy Friday!  We have a colour challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog today.  We would love to see you use green on your card.  It just happens to be St Patricks day tomorrow!
For my card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the "Peace and Comfort" stamp set with versamark ink and white heat embossed them.  Then I used a combination of Catherine Pooler Inks and Kaleidacolor Caribbean sea ink pad to sponge colour all over my card panel.   I flicked some water and gold Heidi Swapp color spray over the top.  My sentiment is from the "Bold Wishes" stamp set.

If you would like the chance to win a $25 voucher to the CAS-ual Fridays shop, all you have to do is make a card with the colour green and link it up on the challenge blog here.  Michele will double the prize to $50 if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps as the main focus of your card!






Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!