Silver and Green

Tonight my card is for the Colours Challenge, at CAS Colours& Sketches 

Die: MFT and Memory Box
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  Hero Aets
Rhinestones:  Kaiser Craft
Card: UPM and Bazzill

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Red Hugs

My card tonight is for the Double Challenge, Colours and Sketch, at CAS Colours & Sketches 

  Die: MFT
Design Paper:  Dear Lizzie
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh
Card: UPM and Bazzill

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Autumn Leaves

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

Image and Sentiment: Technique Tuesday
Inks: Distress
Card: UPM

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Home Sweet Home

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

 Image and Sentiment: Jane Doodles 
Ink: Memento.
Pencils:  Lyra
Card: UPM.

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Monster Birthday

This week at Less is More the theme is Monsters

Digital Image: Polly Craft
Sentiment: Computer generated
Colouring: Copics
Dies:  Lawn Fawn & Spellbinders
Card: UPM, Simon Says Paper

On a different topic, it's magpie swooping season.  People use different strategies such as fake eyes and spiky helmets trying to avoid attacks..  Expert advise that the best way is to make friends with them.  Apparently magpies can recognise and remember human faces and once you have gained their trust they will be a friend for life.
We have had a couple of magpies visit us every day for quite a number years now and they never swoop us.  They even bring thier babies.  Having magpies sing to you first thing in the morning is a lovely way to start the day.  Recently I found a lovely Facebook page The Magpie Whisperer https://www.facebook.com/themagpiewhisperer/  It has some wonderful videos of magpies.  
Today a colleague lent me the book Penguin Bloom - The odd little bird who saved a family.  This is a true story of how an injured magpie chick helps and brings hope to a family whose mother has suffered a horrendous accident.  The book is full of beautiful photographs of the family and thier magpie, Penguin, taken by the father.  I am really looking forward to reading the book.

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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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