Thursday, January 20, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge - Coffee Chalkboard...


Welcome to another fantastic Fusion Card Challenge.

This time we have 'Coffee Chalkboard' for you! As always both the sketch and the inspiration image are awesome.

Which will you try?

I had an idea in mind, so no 'fusing' for me this time. I was inspired by the image and the chalkboard specifically.

I heat embossed the stamps onto black cardstock using white embossing powder (my fave is by WOW!) to get a kind of chalkboard feel and that is it! LOL. Don't you love it when everything is just that simple and I didn't fluff my heat embossing, so I am feeling quite smug.

I used - Erin Lee Creative 'Coffee Lover' set.

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 February 1st.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Retro Rubber Challenge #174 - Can you dig it? 50s colours


Welcome to the first Retro Rubber challenge of 2022 - YAY! I hope you had a wonderful break and brought your mojo into 2022, so we can have some creative fun.

Also, the RR team is sending a warm welcome Heather Heroldt to our team - WHOOP!! Heather is super talented and has been a big supporter of RR, can't wait to see what she creates as a DT member.

This time we have 50's colours for you!

I love these colours and you know I am a huge fan of creating cloud backgrounds. Perfect for my card here, as I just cut this amazing bunny by The Cats Pajama's (Bunnies in Flight I have had it since 2017) using my BSNC and it all just worked so well.

Show us how the colours inspired you and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends January 28th.

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.


Monday, December 13, 2021

November 2021 Layouts...


Happy Monday!

It has been a while since I shared any of my digital layouts with you. October and November were CRAZY with NSD (National Scrapbooking Day) and Thanksgiving/Black Friday specials.. I was on fire for my creative team commitments!

Here is a selection of my fave November layouts.

The main photo was for a Digital / Pixel Scrapper challenge, only my second time using stock imagery.

The Digital Press - Gone Digital Design Challenge 

The Digital Press - Jimbo Jambo Challenge

The Lilypad - Rachel Jefferies Challenge (I won a prize!)

The Lilypad - BYOC challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - One Little Word - Tribe - Challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - Typography Challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - Seasonal Challenge - Use Buttons

The Nifty Pixel - Creative Team Layout

Studio Liv @Gingerscraps - Creative Team Layout

Buzzbee Scraps - Creative Team layout (template, using kit from Pixel Scrapper)

They are so varied and I love them all for different reasons, I created 40 layouts in November!! I am having a month off of my CT commitments in Jan, so I can play along with the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad! I really enjoyed it this year and I am eager to play this year, with my improved skills.


Friday, December 10, 2021

Perfectly CAS - Make Pina Coladas...


Well, I have been so busy being on teams and digitally scrapping that I haven't really been playing along much.

But I came across this awesome challenge over at Perfectly CAS - Tropical

I mean YAASSSS!! I just moved to Tampa in August, so I am all about feeling tropical.

I used x2 stamps - Sassy Crafting 'Feeling Fruity' and a wood Pineapple stamp by American Crafts.

I inked up the stamp with Distress Oxides - a bit of green bled into the Pineapple, but I kinda like it. I tried the sentiment a bunch of ways, until I finally settled on chopping it up and arranging it in a funky way!

I love it! SO not a Christmas card.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Retro Rubber #173 - Merry Christmas....


Welcome to the final 2021 Retro Rubber challenge.

Can you believe it is nearly Christmas?! Where on earth has 2021 gone?

It has been a much better year, I got to see my family for the first time in 18months, my goddaughter had a baby, we relocated to Tampa and we spent a fun summer in NYC enjoying it before we left for good. For me 2021 has been a good year, my family and friends are well and happy and what more can I ask for?

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a great 2022.

Now onto our last challenge of the year! Of course Christmas themed.

This is one of my all-time fave Christmas stamps by Lil Inker (Oh Deer!) and I have had it since 2017. I was inspired by the colours and the banner. 

I stamped and coloured the image and die-cut it using a stitched circle die, mounting the panel onto a kraft card blank felt like it matched the background in the photo. I love the banner that is part of the stamp, makes life a lot easier!

Show us what makes you were inspired to create and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends December 17th.

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.