Thursday, February 4, 2016

Full of Love for FUSION...

OK I have to admit, I do {heart} how this card turned out! I seem to be on a roll with my red and woodgrain cards LOL!

Inspired by these fabulous FUSION paper hearts and super cool FUSION sketch, the sentiment is stamped using Dina Wakley's Scribbly Alphabet, combined with Amy Tangerine's Today Thickers foam hearts, filled in with MME red polka dotted paper, and backed with MME woodgrained paper on a red cardstock base, with the front of the card offset about one inch compared to the back. 

As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous FUSION photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both. Hop on over to the FUSION site for some more super gorgeous inspiration from the fabulous FUSION DT... 

I would LOVE if you could join in the fun @ FUSION too!

PS. If you joined along with my Favourite Things post, send me a note with your address as I'd love to send you a little thank you! 

Also playing along with Addicted to CAS Red,

Those of you who play along with Sparkle and Shine, may know that founder Angel Johns recently lost her husband to illness, and is now facing raising her two boys alone. 
Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the Johns family.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love You... FUSION

Hope you had a chance to join in the fun @ FUSION 2nd Anniversary, 
such a fabulous gallery of talent!

This fortnight I was inspired by love! Combining the woodgrain, spotted elements and wreath theme from the super cool FUSION inspiration photo, together with a loose interpretation of the inspiration sketch. I used my super cute spotted Verve heart die cuts to create a wreath of hearts just in time for Valentines. I love that the hearts ended up almost looking like a nordic inspired Christmas snowflake decoration too! Patterned papers are MME spots and Kaisercraft woodgrain, paired with Crate Papers' Open Book chipboard "Love You" sentiment. 

Remember to hop along to the website for some more amazing inspiration from the Design Team. As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous FUSION photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both.

I would LOVE if you could join in the fun @ FUSION too!

P.S. I would love you to join in to win with 2015 A Few of My Favourite Things too! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Whole Lotta Happy 2nd Birthday FUSION... (aka Thinking Inside the Oval)

As soon as I saw the fabulous inspiration for the FUSION 2nd Year Celebration, I knew I had to invite my old teamie and birthday twin Kelly Griglione as my guest to join in the fun! I have long been a fan of Kelly's inspiring creations, she always thinks outside the square for her card creations, and is a fabulous photographer and scrapbooker as well!

This fortnight the paper for my card was the first element I decided on, with this fabulous rununcula paper by MME, following the colours and theme of the gorgeous FUSION 2nd Year Celebration inspiration photo. Then for the hard part! After several attempts at die cutting various colours for the Winnie and Walter Happy sentiment, drawing inspiration from the super FUSION sketch I realised I could cut out the Lil Inkers Stitched Oval, then die cut the sentiment from the centre oval, and secure it back in place, made me very happy LOL!

With so many Winnie and Walter Happy sentiments already cut out, I couldn't let these go to waste, so I quickly created another extra Happy card!

Remember to hop along to the website for some more incredible FUSION inspiration from the Design Team and their invited guests! As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both.

I would be super Happy if you could join in the FUSION 2nd Birthday celebrations too!

You may notice another aspect of my card making - I tend to size the cards depending on what is needed, rather than cutting the card base first - it can make things difficult finding envelopes though!

Also playing along with Seize the Birthday and CASology Simple.

P.S. I would love you to join in to win with 2015 A Few of My Favourite Things too! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Something OLD and Something NEW...

Not as much crafting was done last year, so I was a little (OK a lot!) behind with Christmas card creations, so I thought I'd get a head start this year LOL!!! Too easy with the CASology Merry Challenge, Freshly Made Sketches and Jingle Belles Something OLD, Something NEW Challenge. Unfortunately as I had not stamped for a while, my "NEW" is a new ink pad as my old one had dried out! Created using Tara Wakefield's gorgeous deer and bird stamps, paired with Winnie and Walter's Merry and Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle diecuts with Kaisercraft woodgrain paper background.
Rememeber there are still a couple of days to join in with FUSION
before our extra special 2 year anniversary celebration!

P.S. I would love you to join along with my 2015 A Few of My Favourite Things too! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2015 My Favourite Things (Join in to Win)...

To celebrate, I've put together my crafting story for 2015 with a few of my favourite crafty creations here and I'd love you to join in the fun, so there's a linky below to add your 2015 favourites post before January 31st.

I started 2015 with high hopes for my creative endeavours, however, as usual life had other plans lol! Whilst I may not have created as much this year, I still had a whole lot of fun, and really enjoyed dabbling with Mixed Media, as well as keeping it CAS with cards (links to the original posts are below each creation).

Whatever 2015 held for you, I hope you too can share your favourite creations in the linky below, and hope that 2016 is an AWESOMEly creative year for you!

New Year New Challenges!
Love Winnie and Walter
Birthday Wishes

Shakin all over...
P.S. Will You Be My Valentine...

Poppy Love...
Colour and Fusion
Mixed Media Art Journal Journey Begins
Mixed Media Canvas Inspired by Finnabair
P.S. For A Golden Celebration
Clean and Simple Christmas

My favourites from previous years...
My Favourite Things 2014
My Favourite Things 2013
Top 12 for 2012

I'd LOVE you to add a post of your favourite cards and creations you created in 2015. If you get a chance, hop on by and visit the other links, to share the love! The idea is to link to a post of your favourite creations from throughout the year, rather than just one single favourite creation - it's fun to take a collective look back at your 2015 highlights in one place. The linky will be open til January 31st - and there just might be a random prize ;)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wishing you a safe and fabulous festive season!

To you and yours, from me and mine...
Wishing you a safe and fabulous festive season!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Traditional Christmas FUSION.. with Glitter!

Can you believe it's almost Christmas!!!

I don't know about you, but I seem to be short on my Christmas card stash again this year! So I've decided to celebrate the last FUSION of 2015 with two Christmas variations on a theme.

The first card is inspired by this super versatile FUSION sketch, rotated 90 degrees to create a Christmas shaker card. Created this super glittery shaker card using silver and gold glitter paper, diecut with Lil Inkers Stitched Snowflakes and Stitched Oval shaker opening, together with Winnie and Walters Joy sentiment. Added a sheet of clear acetate to the cardstock piece to create the window. Finally some fabulous glittery star and circle sequins from Winnie and Walter, then created the walls of the shaker with double-sided foam tape and adhered to the cardstock card base.

Second card is a more traditional Christmas card, inspired by the theme and colours of the FUSION inspiration photo, together with the sketch. Created using the same die-cuts, with the addition of Memory Box Pine Branches, all cut from Kaisercraft and Basic Grey patterned papers.

As usual, you can play along with FUSION using either this gorgeous photo inspiration, or this fabulously versatile sketch, or a combination of both.

Pop on by the Design Team blogs for some more super FUSION inspiration:

Hope to see you playing along, can't wait to see what you create!

Card number 1 also playing along with

Card number 2 also playing along with