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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White on White

The theme for this week's Addicted to CAS Challenge #114 is White on White

I die cut Leonora Bloom, Memory Box, and adhered it to the the panel.  The sentiment is from a Penny Black set.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and the clear embossed it with Hero Arts embossing powder.  A Stampin' Up embossing folder was used to give some texture to the card.  The panel was mounted onto the card base with foam tape.

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Blue Bird

This week the Less is More Challenge #335 is Colours of Your Country's Flag.  The Australian flag is red, white and blue.

I coloured the digital image, A Day for Daisies, with Copics.  I have a limited range of Copics hence the pale blue rather than the navy of our flag.  I hope this is still acceptable?  A small red punched flower with clear rhinestone centre was added to the birds beak.  Then using a Spellbinders circular die I cut a hole in piece of card, stamped the sentiment, Avery Elle, and added three Kaiser Craft pearls.  This was then mounted over the bird image using foam tape. 

Also Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Red, White & Blue

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This week the cue word for the Casology Challenge is FLY.

I have used an image from A Day for Daisies and the sentiment is a Mama Elaphant die.  The design paper is an unknown scrap.  I used Lyra pencils to shade and colour the hen.

I know hens can fly because ours fly over a chest high fence we put up to keep them out of our vegetable garden.  Well they fly to to top of the fence and then jump over.  Our hens, Tim & Tam, are glossy brown hens not white and they don't wear aprons. 

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Beach Huts

The challenge at Less is More this week is a sketch.

I have used a digital image from Just Ink Lined which I coloured with Copics and the sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set.  Lawn Fawn dies were used to cut the curved lines.  I fussy cut the green beach hut and mounted on foam tape for dimension.

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