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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fusion & Hop to Stop...

This weeks FUSION is inspired by the gorgeous sketch and floral theme of the fabulous FUSION inspiration photo, and importantly I am also also joining in The Hop to Stop, raising awareness for victims of domestic violence

This fortnight, I created a simple watercolour background and base on which I stamped these gorgeous Winnie and Walter hydrangeas, and fabulous Articellar Jane Girls stencil, adding this very apt sentiment by My Favorite Things on a layered fishtail flag. Fussy cut and pop dotted the Winnie and Walter hydrangeas.

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 super inspiration from
 our amazing Design Team too:

Also joining in

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fun @ Fusion...

Couldn't help but pull out this gorgeous Purple Onion Designs snowman to play along with the FUSION challenge this fortnight. Paired inspiration from this super cool sketch with the bright and fun inspiration from this gorgeous FUSION inspiration photo, along with the pop of orange!

Paper pieced the snowman, paired with silver die cut Lil Inkers Stitched Circle and Snowflake, together with this gorgeous Winnie & Walter die cut sentiment, paired with Neat & Tangled stamped sentiment and sparkle paper background.

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 super inspiration from
 our amazing Design Team too:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Joy to the World...

I really love this Memory Box die cut deer trio, which I turned into a very simple shaker card, paired with Bo Bunny paper and Ali Edwards sentiment by Technique Tuesday.

That's about three Christmas cards down, and many more to go!!!

Playing along with

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Shaking up World Card Day...

I managed to spend the whole of yesterday cropping @ Paper Blossoms, with my crafty friends, and did not realise until today that I had spent the whole of World Card Day making cards!

Based on this simple Freshly Made Sketch, I thought I would join in the fun @ City Crafter Challenge #Selfie with this super cute #Selfie of Purple Onion Designs Snowman, turned into a snowflake shaker card using Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas photo frame and WPlus9 snowflake, both diecut from a sheet of silver contact adhesive layered onto white cardstock.

Hope you are having / had a fabulous World Card Day too!!!