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 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Reverse Confetti and a Lemony Snicket...

I was fortunate enough to have had a play day today and invited some friends to join in the fun, but alas we were Lemony Snicketed and five friends turned into one plus one! On the plus side I now have a (mostly) tidy craft room, and I got a head start on my Christmas card stash!

Here's one of my creations for the day, playing along with Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try, featuring papers from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper, together with some fabulous Reverse Confetti dies and stamps. I used the Tagged Totes Confetti Cuts to create the curved edge and the "Merry" flag. Love the cool Branch Out Confetti Cuts tree, and Bring on the Merry sentiments. Last but not least added some cute pearls.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blue FUSION P.S. Lots of Hugs & Kisses


Double the fun with FUSION this fortnight. Created two cards, one inspired by a FUSION of the photo inspiration and the sketch, and the second just focusing on the sketch. Both cards feature Paper Smooches Hugs & Kisses die cuts, the first also features Paper Smooches Flower die cuts, overlaid on a watercolour paper wash background, with added MME enamel dots as flower centres. 

The second card also featured Paper Smooches Forever and Always diecut, and MFT arrow diecut overlaid on MME patterned paper ampersand.

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 the Design Team, and our special Guest Designer Cris G!

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

Playing along with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies