Thursday, September 22, 2016

FUSION... Birthday Wishes

Super fun playing along with this fortnights FUSION! Created circles of various sizes in gold teal pink and white using Lil Inkers Stitched Circle dies, and overlaid with these gorgeous Winnie and Walter sentiments in gold glitter paper, backed with black cardstock.

Love to see how you are inspired by FUSION photo, sketch or both!
Hope you get a chance to play along!

Hop on over to FUSION to see some more super inspiration from
 our amazing new Design Team too:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

FUSION Rebooted - You Make Me SMILE!

So happy to be back after a winter hibernation (for us in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!) to welcome you to a rebooted FUSION challenge! A few things have changed while we've been away. We now have a fab new look, some lovely new teamies and the link up process is slightly different too - but as always you will still find the same fabulous FUSION inspiration!!

Had so much fun creating this happy card - it does make me smile! 

This fortnight I combined inspiration from the sketch - by flipping it up-side-down - and the fabulous colours from the FUSION inspiration photo. This super gorgeous Reverse Confetti Later Alligator was fussy cut on green patterned paper and the teeth on white cardstock - making it easier to add his "false teeth"! Paired with the Reverse Confetti Bring on the Merry sentiment, Lawn Fawn die-cut alphabet and MFT Die-namics Mini Monarch Border. Papers are from Kaisercraft and American Crafts.

Love to see how you are inspired by FUSION photo, sketch or both!
Hope you get a chance to play along!

Hop on over to FUSION to see some more super inspiration from
 our amazing new Design Team too:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

(Belated) Christmas in July...

Invited a lovely group of my crafting friends over for a play on the last day of July. Much fun and laughter, though not much crafting by yours truly!

I had stamped and fussy cut a number of these gorgeous Papertrey polar bears in winter fair isles knits, together with a number of die cut combinations of this gorgeous Studio Calico "Christmas" and xxx Papertrey "Merry". Finally got around to completing this ensemble this afternoon with Heidi Swapps cute patterned paper as the background, and Dienamics landscape diecut snowdrift, so I thought I'd share it with you. 

After almost two months, you may say I'm coming out of hibernation LOL!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Peace & Joy...

A simple Christmas card created using scraps of paper, stamped with this gorgeous Christmas bell image and fussy cut, then pop dotted over Christmas text embossing folder on a Basic Grey background paper. Playing along with Inkspirational Text Challenge and Winter Wonderland Add a Ribbon and a Bow.

Inkspirational Text Challenge

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fabulous, Foxy & Fifty...

I had this card all lined up for FUSION this fortnight, but as FUSION has taken an early Summer break (see you back in September!) and as the card is for my hubby's 50th (hence the fabulous, foxy and fifty), I thought I would link it up to this weeks Simon Says For Him, and Seize the Birthday challenges instead. Created with Coute Coture embossing folder, wood veneers from Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico, letter stickers from Lily Bee, and papers from my stash.

Hubby noticed the the markings around the "fabulous" and asked "Does this mean you think I'm burnt out!?" LOL.

Spent a lovely couple of days relaxing in the Yarra Valley to celebrate - wine, cheese, chocolates and staying warm by the fire, while listening to the rain on the roof - perfect!
Playing along with Simon Says For Him and Seize the Birthday.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mojo Merry Christmas...

In an attempt to beat the mojo blues, this was the first card I created on my crafty Sunday. I revisited a couple of pieces from my stash which I had created when I went crafting for the weekend about a year ago. This gorgeous vintage Santa stamp had been embossed with Red Tinsel, and the Christmas Carol stamped in Brushed Corduroy Distressed Ink. I paired these with some gorgeous self-patterned velvet ribbon and some tiny pearl beads, then added this gorgeous Winnie and Walter "Merry" die cut and "Christmas" sentiment stamped in Momento Luxe Olive Grove Ink - a perfect match to the Basic Grey paper, inked the edges with more Brushed Corduroy Distressed Ink and voila - the mojo is back :)
Playing along with Simon Says Anything Goes,

Christmas JOY...

Inspired by the gorgeous MUSE Christmas Club reindeer, I found this left over sparkly reindeer diecut in my stash on the weekend (I think it is WPlus9), and paired it with the "Joy" and tag diecuts from Winnie and Walter, together with two impressions of Tim Holtz Vintage Snowflake embossing folder strip to make this very simple CAS Christmas card.

CAS on Sunday Sparkle Challenges