Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Pumpkin Mug...


Hey,

Welcome to another fantastic Fusion Card Challenge.

A bit of an absence from me, with the move, etc, but I am back! 

This time we have 'Pumpkin Mug' for you. As always both the sketch and the inspiration image are awesome.


Which will you try?

I loved both, so I fused them!

The pumpkins and the mugs inspired me. I used a fave set of mine by Waffle Flower 'Happy Fall' - are you like me and don't always use the tiny stamps in a set? Well this was a great opportunity to do that. I used a bunch of scrap papers to mimic the sketch and created a little pumpkin, pie, mug scene.

Sorry my photo is a touch dark, but I am still getting used to the light at night in the new house.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration by the DT over at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo to inspire your makes. OR, if you are feeling adventurous, you can fuse them together (see what I did there!).

Can't wait to see your makes. 

Challenge ends on October 26th.

Cx

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Retro Rubber #169 - Anything Goes - Big Thanks


Hey,

Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

I have missed about 5 weeks of Retro Rubber challenges, as Hubby and I relocated from NYC to Tampa!! It was a LOT and I needed to focus on my little family for a while.

But I am back, with everyone's fave - Anything Goes!




I love this set by Concord & 9th 'Big Thanks' I have had it since 2019 and I use it a lot, it comes with an awesome die-cut and looks great stamped in a rainbow of colours. Love your face is one of my all-time fave sayings.

What will you pull out of the archives for anything goes? Pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends October 22nd,

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Retro Rubber Challenge #166 - Inspiration Image...


Hey,

Welcome to another fun Retro Rubber challenge.

I am SO glad that I made a few of my RR cards before I started the packing for the move to Tampa, it was total chaos. As this goes live, we have moved (30th Aug) and we now officially live in Tampa - WHOOOOP!! We move into our new home at the weekend.

Anyway, this time we have some photo inspiration for you.


I was inspired by the flowers and I love this stamp by Scrapberry's 'Thinking of You' I have had it since 2018 and I love the idea of the cat and the mouse gifting someone flowers!

I kept this card really simple and just stamped the image, coloured it with Copics and Sakura Gelly Roll Starburst pens. The sentiment is a mix of random sets.

Super simple and cute and has already left my desk.

What will you be inspired by? Head over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT has made.

Challenge ends September 10th.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge, and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Crayons...


Hey,

Welcome to another fantastic Fusion Card Challenge.

This time we have a 'crayon' theme for you.As always both the sketch and the inspiration image are awesome.



You know I love to fuse the sketch and the inspiration image. So that is what I did here.

This card was made in the weirdest circumstances.. I am in the middle of packing for the big move to Tampa (from NYC) and my craft room is pretty much packed, so I had to improvise LOL.

The solid colour strips were actually coloured using Copics (including the sentiment banner) and the awesome crayon clutching Bunny is from Mama Elephant's 'Little Bunny Agenda' set, but I packed it (doh!) and so my friend kindly stamped and cut him out for me!! The patterned strip of paper was a scrap that I kept to one side and ended up fitting my colour scheme here.

The Happy Birthday stamp honestly, no word of a lie was on my craftroom floor LOL! Handy, but it also means I am not sure who it is by!

Hope you like this cute little card.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration by the DT over at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo to inspire your makes. OR, if you are feeling adventurous, you can fuse them together (see what I did there!).

Can't wait to see your makes. 

Challenge ends on August 31st.

Cx

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Retro Rubber Challenge #165 Crusin'...


Hey,

Welcome to another awesome Retro Rubber challenge.

This time we have a fun theme for you, asking you to show modes of transportation on your card.



I love VW Bugs and Campers, they remind me of my teenage years, when everyone started to drive and had them. I had a friend who had a bright orange VW Bug and we went everywhere in it, even though it was wholly unreliable!

I have had this set 'Hattastic Car' by Flora & Fauna since 2019 and I have only used it once! I thought it would make a cute little scene.

I stamped the 'grass' first, which is actually a set by Avery Elle 'Brushed' and it has all these great brushstrokes in it, that I am always using for 'land'. I stamped the Campervan, masked it off, so I could stamp the flowers, which are also masked because they are only a 3 stem stamp. I stamped, coloured, and fussy-cut the hat because I wanted to add dimension.

Show us your fun transportation makes. Don't forget to pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT has made.

Challenge ends on August 27.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge, and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.

Cx