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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas Joy @ FUSION...

Time for more fun @ FUSION this fortnight! 
With inspiration from the fabulously versatile FUSION sketch and the colours (with an added pop of red!) and Christmas theme from the super Joyful inspiration photo, I combined this gorgeous poinsettia stamp from Uniko Studio, stamped heat embossed, fussy cut and layered, with this scripty sentiment from Mama Elephant, and a few rhinestones for a bit of extra Christmas sparkle. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I used rhinestones on a card - can you?

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 fabulously joyful inspiration from
 our amazing Design Team too:
Also playing along with Winter Wonderland Christmas Flowers

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Too Cool for School @ FUSION

Had fun creating for this fortnights FUSION, combining inspiration from this super cute school snacks photo, and fabulous sketch. 

I think this sentiment from MFT Vertical Greetings is perfect for teachers, stamped in Versamark Watermark ink and embossed in Zing White to create a faux chalkboard look. Stamped this Paper Smooches Falling for You apple onto polka dotted paper and fussy cut the white insides, adding pips created using the Paper Smooches butterfly wings from the Welcome Spring stamp set.

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 too cool for school inspiration from
 our amazing Design Team too:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Be-paws it's Christmas...

Discovered another new(ish) Christmas Challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge, and thought I'd join in their Add a Cat or Dog Challenge, with my Be-paws it's Christmas card! Perfect occasion for playing along with Less Is More's 300th Challenge - Celebrations and Festivals too!

Inspired by this weeks super versatile CAS(E) this Sketch (and cause!), stamped and fussy cut this gorgeous Simon Says Stamp trio, added some Copic marker highlights. Stamped part of the sentiment using Paper Smooches sentiments, added "Paws" for effect (lol), and Simon Says Stamp "Christmas" diecut sentiment to complete.


Extra Happy to receive Pick of the Week @ 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop & Inspiration...

It has been forever since I have played along with Papertrey Inks Blog Hop - mostly because I never seem to be able to get organised to play between family and work time! So I am extra happy to be able to play along today, inspired by this super gorgeous Challenge photo.
Inspired to create with Papertrey Ink Hello Foxy stamp set and Wet Paint "Always" together with this gorgeous Papertrey Ink die cut tree and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it... today and always!!!

Also playing along with All the Little Things

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch on a Merry Monday...

Stamped these gorgeous Mama Elephant deer and bird silhouette images in Momento ink onto Lawn Fawn patterned paper, only to find you could still see the background through the image. Not wanting to see my patterned paper go to waste, I stamped onto plain paper in Watermark ink and heat embossed with Copper for the deer, and clear over red Momento ink for the bird, fussy cut and adhered the heat embossed images over my original stamping - patterned paper crisis averted!

The circular shaker box was created using Lil Inkers Stitched Circle and Dienamics Circle diecuts, to create a sandwich of foam sheet, clear acetate, and inserting "snow" glitter before adhering to the stamped pattern paper base. Added snow drift created using Mama Elephant diecut, and topped with Simon Says Stamp "Merry" sentiment.

So glad you could stop by!

Playing along with this versatile CAS(E) this SketchMerry Monday Birds