08/12/2017

A Red & Green Christmas

On the Less is More blog this week the cue is Red & Green

Digital Image: Just Inklined
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Colouring:  Copics
Embellishments:  Nuvo Crystal Drops & Wink of Stella
Card: UPM


Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes


Thank you for dropping by

Skye


06/12/2017

Winter Blues

My card tonight for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays blog.

Image:  Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Sentiment: Annabelle Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card: UPM

Will also enter this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Addicted to Stamps - Monochromatic

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Skye


04/12/2017

Scandi Christmas

The challenge at Casology this week has the cue word - Round.

Image: Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Sentiment:  Clearly Besotted
Colouring:  Copics
Card: UPM


Will also enter this card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Christmas
AAA Cards - Christmas
Uniko - Christmas


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Skye

03/12/2017

Hi Friend

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

 
Die: MFT and Lawn Fawn
Sentiment:  Annabelle Stamps
Embossing Powder:  Hero Arts
Design Paper:  Thrift Shop
Card: UPM and Bazzill

I usually make a mess with black embossing powder so today I used a tip I read on Jennifer McGuire's blog.  To stamp in black and emboss in clear - no mess.


Also entering - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

We have a pomergranate tree growing in our back yard.  It's a very pretty tree with all the bright red flowers.  I am so thrilled with the number of flowers on it this year that I have taken this photo to share with you.  Now fingers crossed they will develop into fruit and not split before I can pick them. 

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Skye

02/12/2017

Golden Trees

The challenge at Less is More's blog this week is Let it Shine
(so long as something shines, shimmers, glistens or sparkles brightly)

 
Image: MFT
Sentiment: Artee Stamp
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
Card: UPM and Bazzill


I will also join Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

My sister very kindly gave me my Christmas present early.  It is the MFT "Oh Christmas Trees" stamp set.  She thought I would get more use out of the stamp set now rather than after Christmas.  Wise lady.  Thanks Lorraine.

thank you for dropping by


Skye

28/11/2017

Colourful Birthday

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


Dies: Spellbinders and Simon Says Stamp
Punch:  Carla Craft
Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Embossing Powder:  Hero Arts
Enamel Dots:  Doodlebug Designs
Card: UPM and Bazzill 




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Skye

25/11/2017

Bows

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


Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ribbon:  Unknown scrap
Embossing Powder:  Hero Arts
Inks: Versa Mark
Punches:  Martha Stewart & Nellie Snellen
Dies:  Lawn Fawn & MFT
Card: UPM 

   
Thank you for dropping by.


Skye

13/11/2017

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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Skye

05/11/2017

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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Skye

04/11/2017

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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Skye

29/10/2017

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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Skye


27/10/2017

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.

thank you for dropping by

Skye

14/10/2017

Aloha

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



  
 Thank you for dropping by


Skye

08/10/2017

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.



Thanks for dropping by.

Skye

02/10/2017

Summer

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.
  
  
Thank you for dropping by


Skye

30/09/2017

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



 Thank you for dropping in

Skye