Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hooray for school holidays!!!

My daughter started school holidays on Friday, much anticipated,  as I think she is quite tired.  But of course, activities didn't end there, last night she sang in the winter concert for the Queensland branch of the Australian Girls Choir.  It is her first year and she is loving it, a very enjoyable concert for the audience too.  Today she is dancing all day at a charity concert, we were up early doing makeup (at which I am hopeless and my nervousness shows) and hair.  We will see the final show this afternoon.  These holidays are never quiet though as she has ballet and jazz workshops and exams.

Anyway enough chat, onto a few cards I have had on the go for a couple of days, as there was no chance of any craft time the past 2 days.  One of my favourite colour combinations this and just happens to have Authentique's Loyal to match.  This is a past MFT sketch but I don't seem to get to them when they are live.


Love this little stamp set from Jane's Doodles - I have come late to liking clouds and gumboots and adore them in these colours.



What you need
Cardstock - BB blue;  SU Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade, white
Patterned paper - Authentique Loyal
Stamps - Jane's Doodles Raindrops;  PTI Flower Fusion (sentiment)
Ink - SU Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade
Die - MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Eyelet - SU
Punch - Fiskars

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I decided to combine 2 WMS challenges into one.  I struggles abit to incorporate the orange, but am happy with the results.  Wish that setting was in my house!





What you need
Cardstock - PTI white;  SU Taken with Teal, Pool Party
Stamps - WMS Fancy Phrases
Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Pool Party
Die - PTI Edgers
Ribbon - SU Pumpkin Pie satin
Pearls and Flowers - Prima grey
Gems - Kaisercraft


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Case Study #95


I had been fiddling around with this die before Joy's card came up in Case Study.  It didn't want to cooperate with my Big Shot, but it is amazing what a bit of tape on the back of the die can do.



What you need
Cardstock - HA long cards (white);  SU Real Red, white
Stamp - PTI Think Big Favourites
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Die - Memory Box Piestre Tile
Flowers and Gems - Kaisercraft
Brad - ?

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Hero Arts latest challenge

It is a very sad state of affairs that my stamp collection is so lacking in important HA stamps as sentiments and flowers.  I have remedied the sentiment situation with the trip to the Craft Show last weekend, but no flowers did I get.  No problem with background stamps though.  Tricky technique to do but love the effect.



What you need
Cardstock - SU white
Patterned paper - ? Making Memories
Stamps -  HA Dots and Flowers;  SU Petal Pizzazz; WMS Fancy Phrases
Ink - SU Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Rose Red
Gems - Kaisercraft


30 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards, Cassandra, love the Jane's doodles stamps you used! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card. Hope you have a lovely Father's Day!

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  2. You've been busy - these are just lovely! I love your Waltzingmouse card with that pop of orange and sweet pearls. And the wellies are such fun! Super work.

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  3. Wow, what a lovely set of cards! I can't decide which one is my favorite, but I do love everything about the last one.

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  4. i love all your cards :) i have trouble with that die from memory box too, thanks for playing along with our challenge #6 at A Blog Named Hero

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  5. I don't know where to start! All those great cards! I didn't know you had that Jane's Doodles set... I'm coming over to play! I love all your cards! Love the "kissing" card. I am still considering what I'll make for that one. :-) Your nervousness about make-up didn't show, your beautiful girl looked perfect and she brought tears to my eyes with how gracefully she moved today.

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  6. Love the double scallop edge on your WM card and that swirl of pearls - well done!

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  7. Wow..you've been very busy. They are all great. I love the green rain boots. Makes me want to go play in a big puddle. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

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  8. All of them are gorgeous!
    Love the way you were able to combine both the Blog Party inspiration pic and this weeks sketch challenge...
    that stamped background is gorgeous!
    Love the scallops and jewels with that fabby bow! :)

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  9. Oh my you have been busy...not only with your daughter's events but making all of these lovely cards! Love how you combined the sketch and the inspiration photo. The scallops are so pretty with the 2 colors of blue and the pop of the orange ribbon. Love that patterned paper you created, too! The pink card with the stripes and layered flowers just makes me smile :)!

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  10. Look at all these beautiful designs! Love how you used the inspiration photo from the Blog Party and this week's Waltzingmouse sketch together--that pretty bow and the pearls are so elegant.

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  11. All of your cards are so stunning...so beautiful and elegant.

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  12. You have been incredibly busy and look at all the creativity...your mojo is working overtime with so many amazing projects!

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  13. Your cards are all so wonderful! Love your pretty WM card--the pearls really dressed up your fabulous design!

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  14. Wow! ALL are FAB in their own special way! LOVE the boots in the rain and those colors, LOVE the pearls flourish, LOVE that die with that FAB peach flower, and the FAB flowers on your Good Luck card! Sounds like busy holidays, too!

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  15. Goodness you have been super busy with your daughter's activities as well as card making! Love your WMS card - with the wonderful pearls and roses entwined with the ribbon - and the lovely background stampings!

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  16. Hi Cassandra! I love the pattern you stamped in the background and all the embellishments are amazing!

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  17. Love your WMS blog hop card - those pearls and flowers finish the card beautifully.

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  18. Such beauties, every one! I like the panels with the flourish in the oval frames on the WMS sketch card. Very clever!

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  19. Cassandra, these cards are all Gorgeous!! I think you did really well combining the sketch and the photo inspiration for the WMS Blog Party. LOVE your card, the pearls are gorgeous, and I love the background stamping too.

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  20. Such a lovely card! Love the pearl flourish.

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  21. Gorgeous cards, love the one for the hop and sketch. Nice when you can combine the two.

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  22. GREAT CARDS!!! I am another that has a problem with that die. I just bought the metal shim and it works FABULOUS now. Totally worth the $$$. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)

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  23. Oooh, fabulous cards! thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

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  24. all of these cards are soooo cute!

    enjoy *~*

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  25. Cool job building the BG on the WMS Sketch Card, I like the elements that you chose!! Nice job with the wide scallop and the fancy embellishing too!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

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  26. Cassandra your cards are all so beautiful! I love the color combo you picked for the kissing technique. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  27. These are gorgeous! I really love your choice of color combinations! Beautiful work! So glad you could play! :)

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  28. Beautiful cards!
    Love your color combo for the A blog named Hero challenge!
    And those flowers ... gorgeous!

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  29. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  30. What great cards! I really love how the kissed flowers came out :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!~

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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