This week at Less is More  the colour challenge is to use 
Hot & Spicy Colours

Image & Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Colouring: Copics and Pelican Watercolour
Die:  Lawn Fawn
Embellishments:  Nuvo Drops, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones.
Card: UPM, Manson Watercolour Paper

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Happy Birthday

Today I needed a card for a male relative’s birthday so I have used the lovely trio of colours at CAS Colours and Sketches for my card inspiration.

Images and Sentiment: Annabelle Stamps
Inks:  Distress Inks
Card:Card: UPM

Recently life, as in work, has taken over and not left me time or energy to craft.
Our department is in the process of redeveloping.  This meant we had to pack up the laboratories while they were still teaching. and this is our busiest trimester.  The minute teaching finished everything was moved out.  Now we are in limbo until the building is finished and we move back in.  Which promises to be quite exciting - all new labs.  Some of which are going to be high fidelity labs.  As I said quite exciting.

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My card tonight is for the sketch challenge CAS Colours& Sketches 

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil 
Sentiment: Paper Smooches
Ink: Hero Arts.
Design Paper: Christina Rae
Rhinestone:  Kaiser Craft
Card: UPM.
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Silver Snowflakes

This week at Less is More the challenge is a sketch

Embossing Folder: Papermania
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink
Inks: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
MS: Punches
Card: UPM, scraps of silver

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Just Because

It is the first week of September which means it is a colour challenge at Less is More and the colours are Lime Green/Royal Blue

Stamps: Image Blockhead Stamps (a very early purchase), Sentiment Stamp It
Inks: Hero Arts
Card: UPM
Accent: Wink of Stella

Challenge Entries:-
The Flower Challenge - #12 Tic-Tac-Toe (Colour (Blue)/CAS/Sentiment)
Inkspirational - Challenge 142 - Designer's Choice - Oldie But Goodie

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Pink Butterflies

My card tonight is for the sketch challenge CAS Colours & Sketches 

Stamps: Stampin' Up and Stamp It.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Ink: Distress Ink, Hero Arts.
Card: Hero Arts, Bazzill and UPM.

It's very busy at work just now so here I am running late again.  It should be easing up soon so I should get more time for crafting.

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My card for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #236

Stencil: Simon Says Stamp
Ink: Distress Ink and Hero Arts.
Die: MFT
Card: UPM and Bazzill
Misc: Wink of Stella.

I have two photos to add today.  At the front of our house on the nature strip there is a large Lilly Pilly.  The tree is a nice shape and has dark glossy leaves but the downside is at this time of year it has bright purple berries.  You can't park under the tree because the berries drop onto it and stain everything and if you don't keep the footpath swept you are for ever traipsing berries inside the house.  But over the weekend we had some lovely visitors in the tree.

Aren't they pretty?  I think they are lorikeets.  They were busily eating the berries and chattering away.  They were nice company while I was out working in the garden.

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The cue word for this weeks challenge at Casology is PRICKLY.

Stamps - Image, Waltzing Mouse, Sentiment, Papertrey Ink.
Die: Waltzing Mouse.
Ink - Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp.
Card - UTM, Kaiser Craft.
Access - Kaiser rhinestones, Hero Art embossing powder, Foam tape

Also joining CAS(E) this Sketch

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Tropical Fruits

Tropical Fruits is the  theme for this week's challenge #340 at Less is More

Digital Image:  Just Inklined
Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Pencils:  Lyra
Misc:  Kaiser Craft Rhinestones

Also joining in at:

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #235

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Tonight my card is for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #234

Dies: MFT and Lawn Fawn
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Card: UPM and Bazzill
Misc:  White gel pen and sheer Shimmer

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In the Pink

Less is More Challenge #339 this week is Pierce Your Project.

Stamps: Image and sentiment are Annabella Stamps
Ink: Versamark
Embossing: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Brads: Bella Jewell Bradz
Colouring: Copics
Extras:  Wink of Stella
Card:  Pink is Simon Says, UPM

Also joining Make My Monday Challenge #51 - Monochromatic

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Blue Butterflies

My card tonight is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #232

Dies: Butterfly - SimonSays, Hello - Mama Elephant.
Card: Blue - Simon Says,  Silver is a scrap.  Believe it or not both the hello and the strip are from the same card.  In reality they look the same.  It's just in the photo Hello looks lighter.

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Cone Flowers

It's a sketch challenge at the CAS Colours & Sketches #233

Stamp: Waxed Fruit Company digital image. Fussy cut and mounted with foam tape.
Colouring: Copics
Sentiment: Technique Tuesday
Embossing: Hero Art Embossing powder, VersaMark
Card: Simon Says, UPM, Bazzill

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Baby Boy

This week's code word for the challenge at Addicted to CAS is Wheels

The image is a digital image from Lily of the Valley and I used Copics to colour it.  The grey card and the yellow spotted paper are scraps I have had for yonks and I don't know the brands.  I don't know the brand of the sentiment stamp either as it has lost it's packaging.

I will also join the challenge at  Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #252 -Make Your Mark.

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Floral Thanks

Tonight I have a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colour & Sketches #231

Card:  Bazzill.
Die:  Memory Box, Geneva Vine & Thanks.
Stencil:   Tim Holtz, Bubble.
Ink pad:  Hero Arts, Soft Pool

Will also join the Less is More Challenge #338 - No Stamps



The card tonight is for the CAS(E)this Sketch Challenge #230

Early this month on Less is More Challenge blog there was a card by Pauline Bird I liked very much.  So after much humming and hawing trying to decide what to do for this challenge I decided to case Pauline's card.  You can see the card here Crafting with Cotnob.  Thank you Pauline for the inspiration.

The image, sentiment and stripes are all digital.  I purchased them from Pink Petticoat, which is now The Lovely Studio.  I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the cardbase and heat embossed it using Range Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  I cut the all the digital images to match the sketch and adhered them to the Platinum panel and in turn attached the panel to the cardbase using foam tape.

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It is the one layer challenge with a coloured card base at Less is More but with a difference.  This challenge will run for 2 Weeks in conjunction with AAA CAS Cards.

I have used a Technique Tuesday image and sentiment.  They were heat embossed using Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I used a gel pen to make a faux stitched border.

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Tonight I have a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #230

This card is very simple and straightforward. The image is a Lawn Fawn stamp and the sentiment is Penny Black.  I used Distress Ink and Versa Color inkpads.  The card was mounted on coloured card stock and in turn was mounted on the card base with foam tape.

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