Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year & New FUSION Team!

5 Minutes and 12 seconds later...
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2014!

Most of my crafting goodies are packed away at the moment, during the festive season, 
but I couldn't resist playing along with the last 10 Minute Craft Dash. teaming up with CASual Fridays Happy New Year, and CAS(E) this Sketch.

Stamps from WeR Memory Keepers Firework, Uniko Studio Happy and Sweet Stamp Shop New Year, stamped in glue and sprinkled with Silver Making Memories glitter, then the corners rounded and pop dotted on red cardstock and over a silver cardstock base.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happiest Holidays to All...

Hope all my crafty friends had a FABULOUS Christmas!!!
My craft room has temporarily reverted to it's humble beginnings as a dining room - so not so much craftiness going on here at the moment - but plenty of dining!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A CASE of Happy Bird-day...

I couldn't resist playing along this week with CASE Study, with this gorgeous graphic for inspiration. Created using Poppy Stamps Serene Bird negative die cut, Martha Stewart border lace punch, a combination of Memory Box and Bo Bunny papers and American Crafts sentiment.


Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Advent Calendar...

Today's card is part of the fabulous Advent Calendar over on the lovely and hugely talented Christine's blog Das Kartenchaos, with 24 fabulous videos to watch, her Advent Calendar series is jam-packed full of Christmas inspiration!!!

Inspired by the card below, created earlier this year, with its bold colors, clean lines, different layers, and washi tape. The section inside the Lil Inkers Stitched Polaroid frame was filled with strips of Christmas washi tape, before the WPlus9 "Joy" sentiment was cut and pop-dotted, and the little wooden heart added.  My favourite Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas snowman has been paper pieced in MME papers.  Playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge, and CASology Knit Cue Card.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

A CAS(E) of Paper FUSION...

Ideally I may have re-stamped this using silver embossing powder, but even more ideally I wouldn't still be making Christmas cards this close to Christmas LOL.  But if you need some added Christmas inspiration, there is plenty about with this weeks CAS(E) this SketchPaper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge, CAS on Sunday Christmas Challenge and FUSION.  Created using Paper Smooches All Yule Need baubles, bow and sentiment paper pieced in Crate Papers Sleigh Ride patterned papers, with silver glitter paper and Silver Singo pen highlights.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping WINTER Blog Hop

So happy you could join us for the Lawnscaping WINTER Blog Hop!
OK so I couldn't participate in my very first Lawnscaping Blog Hop without a bunny now could I - after all, it's not called a HOP for nothing!

Comment between now and Sunday 15 December 11:59PM EST to be eligible.
Comment on each of the hoppers posts as there will be lots of prizes!!! 
Check out the FAB sponsors and prize details on the Lawnscaping page

Card 1 - This card is amazingly sparkly in real life! Created using the gorgeous 
Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny, paper pieced and highlighted with 
Distressed Glitter Clear Rock Candy for extra winter sparkle.  
Papers are a combination of MME and Kaisercraft featuring 
Lil Inkers Stitched Circles and Stitched Snowflake die-cuts, 
with the base layer in silver glitter paper behind the snowflake.
Card 2 - As above, featuring Lawn Fawn Into the Woods fox (stamped on some left over watercolour paper from this Lawn Fawn card), and 
Lawn Fawn Winter in the Park sentiment.
Card 3 - Couldn't resist creating another quick card using the positive snowflake from Card 1, with Lawn Fawn Into the Woods deer 
and Lawn Fawn Winter in the Park sentiment, 
together with Studio Calico wood veneer speech bubble.

You should have come hopping by this way by way of 
the gorgeous Andrea Garland blog, 
and next stop is the fabulous rachel w k.

If you get lost, just head back to the 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lawn Fawn "FALL for you" Shaker Card...

I have to admit, I had about a hundred ideas to play along with Lawn Fawn CHA Catalog Challenge, and totally ran out of time to do all hundred, so this will be it for me this year LOL!

Amazingly I managed to photograph this without any light reflecting off the shaker box - so it's difficult to see it actually is a shaker card!
  • Created by spraying a sheet of watercolour paper with a mixture of reds, oranges, yellows and gold Glimmermist and Dylusions inks and drying with a heat gun.
  • From this watercolour sheet, die cut Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, and stamped Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest fox.
  • Die cut white cardstock with Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card and Cole's ABC's, and used the negative die cut sheet as the front of the shaker box card.
  • Stamped Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest "for you" sentiment.
  • Adhered the stamped Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest fox to a sheet of cardstock for stability and fussy cut then inked the edges, before positioning in place on the front of the card. 
  • Adhered a clear sheet of plastic around the edges of the back of the die cut cardstock, for the front of the shaker box.
  • Created the shaker box using foam tape as the edges and a second sheet of cardstock as the back of the shaker box - inserting the die cut leaves inside the shaker box, before sealing (so would have LOVED the Lawn Fawn Sequin leaves to be included!) 
  • Adhered the shaker box to the front of the card.
  • Discovered I had accidentally left out one of the leaves, so I adhered the little yellow leaf to the front of the clear cover of the shaker box.
Playing along with Therese's fabulous MUSE as well, 
inspired by this cute Lawn Fawn critter and negative die cut letters. 

Fabulous MUSE card!

Lawn Weddings & Lace...

I thought this would be the perfect card to create with a piece of left-over lace from a wedding dress. Gold glittered die cut Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC letters, and an ampersand created by tracing a chipboard one from my stash, adhered to a piece of lightweight black ribbon. Playing along with Lawn Fawn CHA Catalog Challenge and Less is More Metallic Element ChallengeReally Reasonable Ribbon Bingo (White, Text & Glitter) Challenge, and Ribbon Carousel Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, December 9, 2013

DeNami Design Razzle Dazzle Blog Hop

So glad you can join us for the Razzle Dazzle DeNami Blog Hop! Don't forget to hop along, be inspired and comment to be in the running for your chance at one of TWO $20 DeNami Gift Certificates.

My card features two fabulous DeNami Design stamp sets, Hatching Chickie and Peacock Feathers, stamped over Luminarte Bouganvillea, Ocean Wave, Sky Blue and Blue Grass for a bit of Razzle, and heat embossed in gold with die-cut letters in gold glitter paper for a bit of Dazzle. I LOVE how crisp these images stamp!

When: The blog hop starts on December 8, 2013 at 6 AM, PST, and you have until December 9, 2013, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: DeNami Design are giving away $20 gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

If you've hopped here from Jennifer Loftfield, you're on the right track, and need to head off to visit the lovely Pattie Goldman next!  If you get lost, don't forget to stop by DeNami Design blog to see the whole list. 

 Playing along with this weeks FAB CASE Study and
Simon Says Stamp Make Your Own Background too.

Christmas Greetings from Down Under...

Wishing you a very Beary Christmas from Down Under, playing along with the Lawn Fawn CHA 2014 ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Make Your Own Background and City Crafter Challenge Wood & Frame.  Created by combining Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under Koala Bear, Hats Off to You Santa hat and Pa Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum sentiment, embossing the kraft background and tied with some red The Twinery twine.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

An Inkspirational Christmas Smooch...

Almost forgot the new timetable at Paper Smooches closes on Sunday - so just squeaked in with this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge, incorporating paper piecing with Paper Smooches Autumn Groves, Joyful Greetings and Warm Hearts, and papers from American Crafts and Echo Park. Inspired by this fortnights gorgeous Inkspirational Photo Challenge, playing along with Keep It Simple Snow ChallengeAddicted to CAS Snowflakes Challenge, and City Crafter Wood & Frame Challenge.