Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy 3rd Anniversary FUSION...

So happy to be joined by my guest designer, Christine Drogt, for this fortnights 3rd anniversary celebration at FUSION. Christine and I started our card design journey at around the same time, back in 2011. I have always loved her fabulous use of colour and her inspirational videos - especially considering English is not her native tongue! With this gorgeous sketch and winter inspiration photo, I immediately thought of Christine with her gorgeous pops of colour and fabulous range of products she has designed for her online store Create a Smile

Christine super kindly offered a fabulous 25 euro prize or her online store Create a Smile for one randomly selected FUSION entry, so there is even more motivation to join in the celebrations!

Remember you can choose to be inspired by just the sketch or inspiration photo, or combine both, as I have this fortnight. Featuring this gorgeous little Create a Smile woodland critter paper pieced in woodgrain patterned paper and stamped winter scarf on glitter foam sheet. The cute "warm fuzzies" sentiment is also from Create a Smile. Paired with this gorgeous "Wishing You" sentiment and heart balloon also stamped onto glitter foam sheet, both from Winnie and Walter.

So hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION. 
Can not wait to see how you are inspired! 

Hop on over to the Design Team blogs for more fantastic inspiration:
There are even more fabulous guest designers joining in the fun this fortnight.

Also playing along with Create a Smile Cute Challenge!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017...

Wishing you all a FABULOUS New Year, and the strength and courage to make the most of opportunities and follow your dreams in 2017!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 in Review...

I don't know about you, but creatively speaking 2016 was a very quiet year for me! 

Hopefully my creativity will get a well deserved jump start in 2017, especially as I have already booked back-to-back weekends away in March, first is a mixed media extravaganza, then heading up country for cardmaking with some super creative friends. Which prompts me to question, what do you call a collective of cardies? A winter wardrobe?!?

Anyway, I was able to muster a dozen of my favourites for 2016...

And for a trip down memory lane, my favourites from previous years...
My Favourite Things 2015

My Favourite Things 2014
My Favourite Things 2013
Top 12 for 2012

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Hope YOU Made the Nice List...

Early Christmas celebrations @ the grown ups table!

Reached 38 degrees celsius here today, but a fabulous day none-the-less!
Wishing you and yours the most wonderful Christmas and holiday season 
and here's to an amazingly awesome 2017!

Featuring fabulous Paper Smooches stamps and sentiment and 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Inkspirational Uniko Christmas...

I don't know about you but Christmas seems to sneak up more quickly with each passing year! Even with the best of intentions I did not get much of a head start on my Christmas card stash this year!

I had some left overs from creating some gorgeous Uniko poinsettia CHristmas cards earlier, so combined these pieces with Neat & Tangled sentiment stamped and embossed in Tinsel Silver, and added a strip of American Crafts red sparkle paper. Only another fifty or so to go LOL!

Playing along with the Uniko Christmas Challenge,
Inkspirational CAS with SparkleJingle Belles and 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas FUSION...

Hope you get a chance to play along with FUSION this fortnight, in our last challenge for the year. So much fabulous inspiration from this gorgeous Christmas interior, and super versatile sketch!

I kept my card simple, taking inspiration from the white on white layering and Christmas candles. Layered this gorgeous Memory Box Christmas Candles diecut in white glitter paper, over a cardstock background, over vellum stamped in silver tinsel embossing powder using this gorgeous Verve sentiment.

Love to see how you are inspired by FUSION photo, sketch or both!

Hop on over to FUSION to see some more fabulously joyful inspiration from
 our amazing Design Team too:
Also playing along with CASology Candle,

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Merry & Bright with FUSION (Take 2)...

Still time to play along with this fortnights fabulous FUSION!
This card created using these gorgeous star and "Merry" die cuts from Winnie and Walter, created from copper self-adhesive paper adhered to black chipboard. Added "& Bright" sentiment from Neat and Tangled Very Merry, heat embossed in copper.

Also playing along with 
Lil Red Wagon Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says Stamp Christmas to Die For
Little Tangles CAS