Thursday, November 28, 2019

Fusion Christmas Wishes...

Hope you can join in the fun @ FUSION for the last challenge of th eyear!
I was inspired by the window shapes in the lantern and snowy Christmas scene. Created using Distress Oxides for the moon and night sky, paired with this gorgeous Memory Box Countryside Circle die cut and super cute Mama Elephant Reindeer flying across the sky, paired with Winnie & Walter Merry and window diecut.

PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.

Grab some more inspiration from our super Design Team






Monday, November 4, 2019

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton and Friends...


So glad you can join me as I play along with 

My challenge for Michelle this year was to combine die cuts and fussy cutting. 
As you can see, I was just a bit excited about this and got carried away, 
with not just one but nine cards...

First two feature Winnie+Walter stamps and Lil Inkers Stitched Oval diecut...




Technique Tuesday's Celebrate the Seasons by Ali Edwards sentiment paired with 
My Favourite Things window diecut and santa stamp set...


Also playing along with 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Technique Tuesday's Celebrate the Seasons by Ali Edwards with dies from
Poppy Stamps Pine Tree Border and Memory Box Deer Trio and Lil Inkers Stitched Oval...



Next up two cards featuring Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die cut
 and Inkadinkadoo stamp set, with Bo Bunny patterned paper...


Also playing along with 




Inspired by the Bathurst car races on the weekend I was card-making, featuring 
Winnie+Walter Merry and SC Christmas dies..


And finally two cards featuring Stacey Yacula's Purple Onion snowman, 
and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames. Created the sparkly background
using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker Afternoon Delight Denim...



Love it if you are inspired to create your own die cut and fussy cut Christmas card!





Thursday, October 31, 2019

FUSION Happy Birthday Fishes

Happy Halloween! 

Drew inspiration from this fortnights fabulous FUSION sketch and photo theme. 

Layers of patterned paper die-cuts with Lil Inkers stitched oval, Winnie & Walters "Happy", Simon Says "Birthday" and Avery Elle cupcake dies.

Love to see you play along with some super inspiration from our Design Team...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

FUSION Dragonfly



Had fun playing along with this fortnights FUSION creating these two variations on a theme. Both backgrounds were created using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in Afternoon Delight Denim and Time Travel Teal on watercolour paper, die cut with Lil Inkers Stitched Circles. Added Taylored Expressions' dragonfly silhouette, and finished with sentiments from Winnie+Walter and Avery Elle.

Love to see you play along with some super inspiration from our FUSION Design Team...





Thursday, August 22, 2019

FUSION Floral Wall Birthday Wishes...

Super fun FUSION this fortnight, inspired by this gorgeous photo and colour pallette, I fussy cut some cute flowers from an old sheet of SEI patterned paper and backed this with teal weathered wood background paper from My Mind's Eye, together with diecut Lawn Fawn letters for Happy and Ali Edwards (or it could be Studio Calico) scripty Birthday.

Check out some more fabulous FUSION inspiration from the Design Team


Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

FUSION Family...



Missed out on posting this in time as I was heading to hospital for a knee arthroscopy. All good for now, but looking like I will need some additional hardware in the future!

Love the theme this fortnight @ FUSION, stamped this gorgeous Dina Wakely bird and paper pieced with this gorgeous American Crafts pattered paper. Created the envelope flap using Lil Inkers stitched square die on a 45 degree angle. Added this super cute Reverse confetti sentiment.

Check out some more super inspiration from the fabulous FUSION design team:


Can't wait to see what you create!


Thursday, July 11, 2019

FUSION Ombre


Inspired to try some layered stamping to highlight this fortnight's fabulous FUSION ombre inspiration and oval sketch. Altenew stamp and inks, together with Lil Inkers diecut stitched oval and diecut ribbon mesh.


Here's some more inspiration from the fab FUSION team:


Can't wait to see what you create!







Thursday, June 27, 2019

FUSION Triangles (and a Trio of Trees)

Had some sparkly fun with this fortnights FUSION
Tipped the FUSION sketch on it's side, and took inspiration from the golden triangles on the rug to create a super simple Christmas card. Die cut some cute Christmas trees using glitter foam sheets and dies from Paper Smooches and Reverse Confetti. Paired this with a stitched snowbank from Paper Smooches, and super cute Paper Smooches sentiment. Love this American Crafts sparkly background paper too.

Here's some more inspiration from the fab FUSION team:


Can't wait to see what you create!

Also playing along with the gang at 


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Kombi FUSION

First up I have to say it's great to be back lol! I have had a bit of a break from card making and while I did spend a day away making cards recently, I have only just got to uploading.

Secndly I have to say, this would have to be one of my favourite FUSION cards ever. 
Love the idea of a true flower power kombi, especially as my grandparents were avid Kombi Van Campers, and went on many adventures with the local Kombi Kamping Klub!
Flipped to fabulous FUSION sketch on its side and paper pieced this cool flower power print onto Stampendous King of the Road Kombi camper stamp. Went old school with layered coloured mats to highlight the retro colour palette.

I'd love to take off on a road trip in one of these, but in the mean time, the next best thing is to join in the fun with this fortnights FUSION Kombi Flower Power challenge.

Here's some more inspiration from the fab FUSION team:
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

FUSION For the Birds


Super fun paper piecing these gorgeous Stampendous birds , paired with patterned papers from American Crafys. Focus on the sketch this fortnight for FUSION.

PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...


Looking forward to seeing what you create with this fortnights FUSION inspiration. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

FUSION On a Roll...


Doing a bit of a catchup here, so you could say I'm on a roll... Pun intended!

Fab FUSION inspiration this fortnight, flipped the sketch on its head. 
Super cute hedgehog stamp and sentiment from My Favourite Things and scooter stamp from a recent UK crafting magazine, paper pieced together with this fab Stitched sun from Lil Inkers topped with a cute yellow button.

Here's some more inspiration from the fab FUSION team:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Easter FUSION



Super cute colourful FUSION inspiration this fortnight. American Crafts papers create a fun background for this paper pieced Reverse Confetti Later Alligator stamp set.

Here's some more inspiration from the fab FUSION team:

Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, March 22, 2019

10 Minutes to Create with FUSION...

Having recently arrived home from celebrating my MILs milestone birthday in Christchurch and successfully completing an amazing Accelerated Coaching Course in Sydney, I decided to challenge myself to a 10 minute card making frenzy!

Combining inspiration from this fortnights FUSION sketch and inspiration photo, I created this in under 10 minutes flat - combining papers from the fabulous Kaisercraft Chapter One and American Crafts Amy Tangerine Stitched collections. As it says, anything unattempted remains impossible, a fabulous reflection on my last week!

If you are short on time but would still like to squeeze some crafty goodness in, I challenge you to join in the fun and create a card in 10 minutes too! 

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...


Looking forward to seeing what you create with this fortnights FUSION inspiration. 




Thursday, March 7, 2019

Freshly Minted FUSION...

This fortnight's FUSION is full of lovely layered mint. I couldn't resist using these fabulously minty cloud layers as a background, turning the sketch up-side-down, to add these super cute stickers from Echo Park and a border of inky Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, and voila. 

Remember you can be inspired by just the sketch, just the inspiration photo, or a FUSION of the two as I have - and with such gorgeous inspiration, who wouldn't be?!?

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...


Hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

21st Birthday FUSION Fun...

Super fun inspiration this fortnight at FUSION, just in time for my niece's 21st, although I hope Cyclone Oma does not rain on her celebrations!

Created this super CAS matching card and envelope combo inspired by the rainbow stripes and fabulous FUSION sketch. Created using Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Paper Smooches Number dies and Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die. 

Remember you can be inspired by just the sketch, just the inspiration photo, or a FUSION of the two as I have - and with such gorgeous inspiration, who wouldn't be?!?

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...


Hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FUSION - Tea and Bouquets

Super fun FUSION inspiration this fortnight! As it is a tea party, I thought I would run with an Alice in Wonderland theme, with this fabulous stamp set from Emily McDowel & Studio Calico, stamped in Hero ARts Shadow Ink in Soft Cantaloupe and Momento Luxe Rich Cocoa, on a Lil Inkers Stitched Square diecut, atop American Crafts patterned paper.

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...

Hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

FUSION - Penguin Love

So I have to admit, I have more Valentine's cards in my stash than fish in the sea - but hey, I only ever use one a year! Regardless, I could not resist making this little cutie for the FUSION challenge this fortnight. Inspired by the fabulous sketch and super cute inspiration photo, this was created using a selection of patterned papers from American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook and Yes, Please ranges, die cut using Verve Hearts and Stitched Pennants, together with the super gorgeous Mama Elephant Love Quotes and cute chicks I re-purposed as penguins.

Head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team...

Hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

FUSION 5th Birthday Celebration...

Really enjoying this fabulous New Year - hope you are too! 

For those of you craving some crafty inspiration, check out the double dose of inspiration from our Design Team and our special invited guests who have dropped in to share the FUSION 5th Birthday celebration.

This fortnight I was inspired to do some multimedia crafting using my NBUS Gelliplate with a selection of blue, teal, green, navy and white acrylic paints, to create the background panel, the butterfly panel and the base colour of the large butterfly, using this gorgeous Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil, Tim Holtz butterfly stamp, Ranger black archival ink, and adding the super cute MFT Stitched Daisy and Kaisercraft sentiment. 

My guest is the fabulous Jenny Martin from My Paper Epiphany
Check out her gorgeous watercolour interpretation of the FUSION inspiration, then head on over to the FUSION blog for some more super inspiration from our fabulous Design Team, and their special invited guests...


Hope you can join in the fun this fortnight @ FUSION.
Can't wait to see what you create!