Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A second go at CTS #6

Hi Guys,

I had another idea for this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch (CTS) as soon as I saw it, but have only just had time to make it. My last card was not really CAS so was extra keen to have another go.

A reminder of the sketch:

I went Christmassy this time:

I really like this stamp by SU, it has some nice sentiments too. As you can see, I flipped the sketch around so that my angel would fit. i am loving these challenges. I hope king back to work doesn't get in the way too much. I can't believe my month off is up this Friday (sob). Well, I must go and get more stuff done for my 'Christmas Shop'. Mum came and helped with labelling bottles (a laborious task) and threading beads on headpins for earrings. She is a champion!

Catch you soon,
Fi x

Challenge for a birthday

Hi Guys,

Well, I've been crafting up a storm getting ready for my work 'Christmas Shop'. Each year I take a bunch of handcrafted goodies (papercraft, body products candles, Christmas earrings) for my workmates to buy. I have, however, also needed to make some birthday cards. I haven't had time to even think much about Christmas cards!.

My friend Kaz (who I know as she is my cousin's BFF) invited me to her 40th and renewal of her wedding vows. It was a fun evening, they had a black and white theme.

I used the CAS(E) this Sketch #6 as the layout for my card.

As Kaz was born in the 70's, and thus an 80's girl, I decided to use this stamp set from MFT.

I love the colours, the paper is retired SU DSP. I used a mix of copics & SU markers for my colouring. I used SU dies for the numbers and blinded them up with SU's Dazzling Details.

I also decided to make a vow-renewal card. This had me at a bit of a loss for a while, til I saw this card that I had saved on Pinterest. This is a mix of PTI stamps & SU paper. I figured that they were a great match.

Kaz said that she was really happy with the cards. Nice to have handcrafts appreciated.

Have a fab week,

Fi x

Friday, November 16, 2012

A 50th card

Hi Guys,

Maggie, one of my workmates, celebrated her 50th recently. She was in Hawaii for a midwifery conference (not sure how much conference the was vs holiday LOL) so I'm sure it was fun, though I think that was the night of the tsunami warnings, so maybe not so fun. Anyway, before she left, I was asked to make her a card from all the work girls. I love it when I am asked to make cards :-)

I was time poor so did a Splitcoast search and came up with this card to CASE. I love this MFT stamp for a celebration (used a bit this year for all the milestone birthdays).

I am happy to say that my workmates were thrilled with it. I used retired SU papers. I paper pieced the dress and added shimmer paint to the glass. I die cut the '50' from SU card stock. I hope Maggie liked it!

I need to make a 40th today, am thinking this MFT party girl will be out to play again...

Have a great weekend,
Fi x

I got picked as a CTS favourite!

Hi Guys,

A quick post. I am soooo excited to say that the lovely women over at CAS(E) this Sketch picked this card as a favourite. I even get a cute badge to display on my blog. Thanks to the CTS crew, you made my week.

Fi xox

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another go at CAS(E) This Sketch

Hi Guys,

I was wandering around Splitcoast and I saw a card using SU's 'Happy Hour' stamp set. It looked nothing like this weeks CAS(E) This Sketch but it made me think that it would go OK if I turned the sketch upside down.

Here's a reminder of the sketch:

And my second attempt:

I must admit, I'm pretty happy with it. The colours are SU In-Colours and the dashed lines are a PTI stamp.

Must run, have a cup of tea brewing and little lip balms cooling off.

Have a fab 'rest of the week',
Fi x

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Baby gifts

Hi Guys,

Two friends had babies this year. Cute little Darcy and gorgeous Juliet. I made each a name frame for their room (not as cool as the name frames that Lousie Layton makes, check her work out here). I apologise as the photos are atrocious - one photo was taken quickly and is pretty blurry, the other I pinched from my friend's FB page (I blurred out his bub as don't have permission to share his pic).  Here goes...

Darcy's frame was made using SU's 'Two by Two' stamp coloured with a combo of SU and Copic markers. I did the text on the computer. The paper is SU's Comfort Cafe DSP.

I CASEd this next card from Betsy Veldman. I don't usually like bird images, but this set from PTI 'Tweet Talk'  is so cute and it has great sentiments. The colours on the card are a little softer IRL.

I based the frame on my card. I love SU's 'Twitterpated' and the above print (on the card) is my fav but I had run out of large pieces. I would buy that print in a pack by itself I reckon, so pretty.

My friends seemed happy with the gifts. Something a bit different from baby suits. The next job is a wedding card. I enjoy sharing in these special moments in my friends' live.

Have a fab day,
Fi x

Saturday, November 10, 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch 5

Hi Guys,

I am really enjoying playing along with the 'CAS(E) This Sketch' gang. This week is a simple sketch that had me a bit bamboozled. Then I thought of my PTI 'Holiday Lights' set. I had to reverse the sketch so that i had lights that hang down.

The sketch:

My card:

I really like this stamp set, great for CAS cards. I used SU Basic Black, Real Red and Wild Wasabi.

I am so loving being on hols. A work mate came over yesterday for our annual 'card therapy' day where we make her a stash of Christmas cards. She brings morning tea and lunch and I provide ink, stamps and some paper. Always fun.

Today has been a lazy one, but I have a fancy dinner tonight. It is the annual Client Awards dinner for CAP (Christians against Poverty). They do a fantastic job helping people get out of serious debt. Click here to go to their website.   It's a good excuse to dress up and celebrate families who have worked hard to financial freedom.

I'll try and blog some of my non-challenge cards soon. Have a great weekend.

Fi x
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