Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quick challenge post

Hi Guys,

Thought I'd have another go at CAS(E) this Sketch!. Not sure if I'll make the time cut off.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Sorry for the poor pic quality, not great at night by lamplight. I thought of my friends who are up to teaching their kids to drive. I used my PTI 'Enjoy the Ride' stamp set and matching die, and an old SU sentiment stamp and DSP. Pity the sentiment is crooked, that's what happens when you rush. Oh, I added SU's 'Crystal Effects' to the windscreen and headlights too.

Thanks for looking. I'm off to have a cuppa, a choccie and finish watching 'Winners and Losers' (Aussie TV drama).

Fi x

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A challenge

Hi Guys,

I saw this new sketch challenge, 'CAS(E) this Sketch', on someone's blog the other day and thought I'd have a go. It's ages since I did a challenge, and this is a really simple one.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Sorry, the pic quality is not very good. I used a PTI die as an embossing tool and then stamped with PTI Boy Basics stamps. It is rather basic but my friend's son plays soccer so thought she might be able to use it one day.

I look forward to future sketches!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Some boyish cards.

Hi Guys,

My friends' and rellies' kids keep having birthdays, and they are nearly all boys. I seem to be making lots of car and truck elated cards.

Byron, who lives in Cairns, was 5 in September (yes, it was a huge month for birthdays). I saw this cute card made with SU's 'I Dig You' stamp set and 'Summer Smooches' DSP.  I didn't have the new 'in-color (sic)' blue and green, so used 'Pacific Point' and 'Garden Green'. I love the bright colours. I never actually heard back re this card.

This next card is also a CASE of this card from one of my fav blogs, and it is only one of about 4 variations that I have made for various boys that I know. It uses the 'Need for Speed' set and I have alternated between using the car and the quad bike depending on the boy. As I have said before, I like this birthday sentiment for male cards. I usually colour the 'i' to match the card but must have forgot this time. I made a car one for my friend Jenn's Harry, and he told her that "Aunty Fi makes the best cards". High praise indeed, as his Mum and two Aunts are all card makers (who occasionally pop by my blog, sorry Jenn and Leah, MWAH).

I was surprised to find that I haven't yet blogged one of these cards.

Have a fabbo day,

Fi xox

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dad's Day cards

Hi Guys,

It is a bit late to be posting these pics but better late than never LOL. I CASEd one and used a sketch for the other.

I absolutely loved this first card (scroll down on linked post) when I saw it and had to have a go at remaking it. Kristine made it as a pop-up voucher card, but I just made a normal card. Dad likes most things that are transport orientated. This card uses the SU set "The Open Sea".The sentiment is from a set I had in my stash (pity it's a tad crooked).

Here's the card I made from Mum:

The next one uses this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. It is a great layout. I bought this stamp years ago as Dad really likes steam engines. I drag it out every few years.The DSP is from Papertrey Ink and the other card stock and brads are SU. Not sure about the sentiment. Could be MFT??? I was really happy with this card and Dad seemed to like it too.

Better get moving, this day is getting away on me. Have a good one.

Fi x

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beverage birthdays...

Hi Guys,

I thought I'd show you two cards that I CASEd for my workmates' birthdays. They are on the same day and they both ended up with a beverage theme card.

Firstly Eileen's card. Eileen was a mad coffee drinker but has recently converted to tea, often herbal. I saw this card in my blogger feeder and loved it. I changed the colours as I didn't have the new in-colours yet. I used my SU Colour Coach for inspiration.  This card uses all SU except for the PTI textured embossing plate for the background and MFT fishtail dies. I haven't caught up with Eileen yet as she's been on hols. I hope she likes it. Of course she is getting some T2 Tea as part of her gift :-)

I tend to catch up with my friend Lou over coffee when we can fit it around our rosters and life. I saw two coffee themed cards on Pinterest so mixed them up. The originals can be found here and here. You have to scroll down through these posts to find the inspiration cards. These are PTI stamps and ink, and SU paper. Lou did like the card.

I better get on with housework and study, oh what fun (not!).

Have a fab day,  Fi x

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