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!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Christmas Dinner and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the very best of the Season and a FABULOUS 2019!

After starting a massive cleanup of my crafting room, I decided I would attempt to get back into scrapbooking this year, which I have not attempted for a while! Inspired by the current (but not for much longer) CSI Challenge #268, (colours, Christmas theme, circles, vintage elements, christmas trees, journaling about Christmas) and the latest sketch at Sketches in Thyme. I challenged myself to complete this in a couple of hours - which is a real challenge for me as I have been a SLOW scrapper, and usually leave my creations a few days and play around with them before finally sticking everything down. This is also one of the reasons I let scrapbooking slide, so I thought I'd try and speed up the process!

It is basic - but DONE lol!

As you can see, the photo is from 2006, so keeping with tradition most of the papers used were from last decade too! (I told you it had been a while!) Using a combination of papers from Love Elise Noel Recipe Book, Crate Paper Sweet Branch Collection - Cherish, Websters Pages Your Life - Beautiful, Sweetwater One Wish and Making Memories Christmas Script, Word and Shape Stickers from October Afternoon Very Merry and Thickers Jewellery Box Letter Stickers, along with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.

Playing along with CSI Challenge #268