Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bolshoi Ballet Sunday

Guess who's going to the ballet today!!  Can't wait.  Queensland audiences have been warned that we are too reserved when watching ballet (of the Russian kind) and that if we feel like clapping and cheering mid dance, then we should.  My daughter has one busy day today, still sick of course.  First up this morning she is doing "The Colour Run", a new thing to Australia but it looks SOOOO much fun.  She is doing it with one of her school/triathlon friends, so I think they will giggle more than run and enjoy having as much colour as possible hurled at them.  Parents at a respectful distance behind.  That is on the Gold Coast - 1 1/2 hours from home.  

So once we are plastered in colour, she has to be back for a private ballet lesson, presumably un-coloured, not sure how that will work out as I am pretty sure she won't have time to come home.  THEN, we go to the Bolshoi.  BIG BIG BIG here in Brisbane.  

So by evening she will be exhausted.  Le Corssaire (never been staged in Australia before) is 3 hours 20 minutes long with 2 intervals.  So we won't get home till after 7 and of course, it is a school night.

First up, a Christmas card of the CAS kind.  I assure you that his beard and hat are furry.  This one could be a goer for my daughter's friends cum the end of the year.

Edited to Add:  My little friend here was nominated for a Shout Out - what a thrill!

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white; Canson shimmer gold
Patterned paper - PTI patterns in New Leaf, Pure Poppy
Stamps - PTI Holiday Button Bits, Communique Curves
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black;  Delicata Gold Glitz
Brads - SU


Now for one of my favourite challenges, particularly when we have  a divine graphic like this one.  Summer - hmmm, second day of winter here, but none the less, most of our year is spent in near summer conditions so shouldn't have too much trouble channelling warmth.

It is hard to see, but the yellow paper is striped

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white, Summer Sunrise;  SU Old Olive;  BB mid pink
DSP - SU Brights Collection
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Woot Woot
Dies - MFT Layer Flag Stax;  TE branch;  PTI Ribbon Ends (?)
MS butterfly punch
Pearls and Gems - Kiasercraft


My Avery Elle stamps have arrived and what better way to christen them than with my first Avery Elle challenge - and in beautiful blues and blue-greens. 

Apologies for the photography - taken on my iPhone

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Stamps - Avery Elle Framed Fonts, To the Point
Ink - Memento Danube Blue, Bahama Blue;  PTI Hawaiian Shores
Twine - The Twinery (Ocean)


  1. Such nice cards, Cassandra! I'm here to check out your Festive Friday card, but the others are wonderful, too!! Your FF card is so sweet and festive, that little Santa,...and I really love the CAS look of it! So glad you've joined us for this color challenge, and hope to see you again!

  2. Have a marvellous day! These are the days that make the favourite memories of childhood. F won't forget this day, EVER! I still remember watching Rudolph Nureyev in Swan Lake when I was little. Share some photos of the aftermath of the Colour Run! Such fun! :-)

  3. Your cards are all so cute! The Christmas card is very festive and the middle birthday card very pretty. The last card would be great for a masculine birthday. It's wonderful inspiration for those difficult guy cards. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds like an action packed day...hope it was fun! Every single one of your cards is fabulous! Not sure how you found the time! So glad you found the time to join in on the fun at CASology this week!

  5. How fun to see a Christmas card in June! Love your festive banners and of course, Santa! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  6. Hi Cassandra! Hope you had fun at the Bolshoi! I just LOVE your butterfly card! Gorgeous!

  7. I thought about Santa for furry, too! Love how you combined the 3 challenges - thanks for playing along with CASology and Festive Friday!

  8. fab set of cards... love how you used santa for your take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  9. Cute take on the cue this week...Santa's fur, so creative! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  10. Such wonderful and creative cards.

  11. I LOVE the bright colours and clean layout for your FF card - it's so gorgeous! I am so glad you joined us at Festive Friday, and I really hope we'll see you again soon... and I hope the ballet was amazing!

  12. gorgeous summer cards! I adore how you pack lots of punch with your posts. and the 3D element of the butterfly which is a refreshing change up from the usual flat card that you can find at hallmark stores :)


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