Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cupcake Fusion...

Time for this fortnights FUSION inspiration, and just look at that luscious lemon icing! Inspired by the colours and subject of the FUSION inspiration photo, together with this very versatile sketch (albeit stretched to fit a square card!). Created using a trio of Avery Elle stamp sets, Brushed for the Momento Luxe Dandelion background stripes, Cupcakes for the cupcake (stamped onto vellum), and NBUS Cake & Candles sentiment, and Kaisercraft pearls for a bit of added bling!

The FUSION Design Team have some more 
FABULOUS creations to inspire you

Also playing along with the fabulous Darnell at NBUS #4 Anything Goes!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

She... Guest Designed at Inkspirational

So excited to be invited to be Guest Designer over at Inkspirational She Art or Image of a Woman. If you search on Pinterest you will find some amazing She Art inspiration, and I found my inspiration from this work on Pinterest by Sara Riches, and the pops of blue in the current Create Something Catchy Let's Get Pinspired challenge. Unfortunately my place is all over the head at the moment, and I got my dates wrong, so this may be posted on the Inkspirational site a little late. You have almost two weeks to join in the fun!


This panel is 9 x 7.5 inches (slightly smaller than Letter/A4). The background was created by applying a layer of Gesso to the back and front of a sheet of the Oxford Dictionary onto watercolour paper, and backing with a sheet of blue patterned paper. Stamped with this gorgeous Unity sentiment, paired with Santoro's Gorjuss Ruby stamp of a girl on a swing with her cat, stamped and fussy cut in blue patterned paper. Die cut butterflies from Simon Says Stamp and Dienamics, in a range of blue patterned papers from my stash. 

Also playing along with The Mirror Crack'd Wings 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Floral Fusion... and Friends

Yoohoo! Anyone seen my mojo, I think it has gone on extended vacation LOL!!!

OK, I have said it before, I do have a pathological fear of purple, well, not quite, but it isn't pretty! That said, I do also LOVE this Flourishes sentiment stamp and thought it needed to be front and centre for this fortnights Floral Fusion inspiration photo and sketch! Paired with this super cute handmade organza and pearl flower, skeleton leaves and net ribbon from my stash, together with a very ancient piece of Basic Grey paper.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Life's Little Treasures... Coffee (& Friends)

I so wanted to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and just squeaked in with this Spring coloured coffee lover's card, Life's little treasures... Coffee (and friends!). You should check out the AMAZING 468 coffee cards!

Papers and tags are Kaisercraft, wood veneer hearts and this fabulous Verve "Coffee Word" die cut, based on this weeks gorgeous Viva La Verve challenge layout (flipped), and over zealously inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, perfect for playing along with Addicted to CAS Distress Challenge.

We'd love to see you play along with the March 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring into Mixed Media Card Challenge...

Mixed Media Card Challenge

Today is the first of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, so this months Mixed Media Card Challenge Spring theme with optional bird, brings a whole lotta Spring colours. I wanted to try and get a little messy this month, so got creating using Gelato watercolours and salt for the background (spread rock salt over the watercolour background to concentrate the colour where the rock salt crystals are resting as it dries), together with Gelato watercolours for this gorgeous Neat & Tangled songbird. Paired with the Avery Elle sentiment.

There's some more fabulous inspiration from the design team over on 
Looking forward to seeing your fabulous SPRING creations!

Also playing along with The Paper Players Think Spring
AAA Cards Watercolour Rain and Mixed Media Monthly Birds of a Feather