Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fusion Challenge - Warm Winter Wishes

Hi friends! Are you looking for a card challenge to play? A new one starts today at Fusion Card Challenge! You'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!

The inspiration photo this week is called simply "Autumn". It's got lots of cozy images.. a cuppa something warm, glowing candles and a cable knit sweater. The colors are all neutral - beautiful woodgrain and ivory. 
Ok.. so you know me.. I have to have some COLOR in my life. I started out tying to be good! I created a white on kraft background using the Altenew Circle Quilt Cover. I topped the background with a circle die cut from Create A Wreath and added vellum behind it so you can still see the pretty die cut background.
Next I selected a deer (more neutrals).. and that's where I went a little astray. My mind shifted to Christmas and "Warm" winter Wishes. I added some pretty florals from the Holiday Bow and Sophisticated Wreath stamp sets.
A little bling is always welcome in my book! I added some glossy accents topped with glitter and bitty gold sequins on the pine branches and a sprinkle of gold jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to the background.
Now it's your turn! Now it's your turn! Are you ready to play? I wonder how you will interpret the photo! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Altenew Sophisticated Wreath, Holiday Bow, Modern Deer
Dies | Altenew Circle Quilt Cover, Create A Wreath, Sophisticated Wreath, Holliday Bow, Modern Deer

 

Sophisticated Wreath
Sophisticated Wreath

ALT | SSS | SC
Sophisticated Wreath Die
Sophisticated Wreath Die

ALT | SSS | SC
Create A Wreath
Create A Wreath

ALT | SSS | SC
Circle Quilt Cover
Circle Quilt Cover

ALT | SSS | SC
Holiday Bow
Holiday Bow

SC
Holiday Bow
Holiday Bow

ALT | SSS
Modern Deer
Modern Deer

ALT
Modern Deer Bundle
Modern Deer Bundle

ALT

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Halloween Friends Fun!

Are you counting down to Halloween? It's my favorite holiday of the year! I love that you can be anyone you want for just a day! And yes, maybe all the candy has something to do with it too! LOL! Mostly I like that I'll be outside on a cool autumn evening enjoying the sense of community that this day brings. I'll see most of my neighbors and their kids and get to catch up!
Pretty Pink Posh has some of the cutest Halloween sets out there! The kids in their costumes are well thought out because with a switch of stamps the super hero becomes a vampire, the princess becomes a witch.
I mixed a few different stamp sets together on my card. The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from the Halloween Pals stamp set, and the bats, skull and crossbones are from the Boo set. They all work really well together.
The background is a rainbow of distress inks in bright colors. I added some sparkly rapberry jewels for a starry sky.

Hugs to you and best wishes for a magical Halloween! 


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Boo, Halloween Pals
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends, Boo
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry


PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp


Trick or Treat Friends
Trick or Treat Friends

PPP
Trick or Treat Friends Die
Trick or Treat Friends Die

PPP
Boo
Boo

PPP | SSS
Boo Die
Boo Die

PPP | SSS
Halloween Pals
Halloween Pals

PPP | SSS
Raspberry Jewels
Raspberry Jewels

PPP | SSS

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Batty for You!

Hello my 'Fetti Friends! I am absolutely batty about Halloween! It's really my favorite holiday. As a child it was always magical to dress up, stay out past dark, and YES! the treats too!

I always start my cards by arranging the images on a piece of clear plastic the same size as my card base. This makes it easy to arrange the different elements before I commit and adhere them in place. It's also easy to pick up the entire design and swap out different backgrounds until I find one I'm smitten with. 

I colored images from the LANTERNS stamp set and arranged them on the CIRCLE RAYS Confetti Cuts. I used Confetti Colors Cardstock in SUNSHINE and STONE
I added bats from SPOOKTACULAR with adhesive foam tape to give them the appearance of flight.
For lots of drama I adhered the completed design on a DIAGONAL SCALLOPS panel cut from CLOUD WHITE card stock and layered over LEAD cardstock. 
I love that you can mix and match different stamp sets and personalize them for your favorite occasions! 




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Spooktacular, Lanterns
Dies | Reverse Confetti Spooktacular, Lanterns, Circle Rays Duo, Diagonal Scallops
Cardstock | Reverse Confetti Sunshine, Stone, Lead, Cloud White

RC = Reverse Confetti
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Spooktacular
Spooktacular

RC | SSS
Spooktacular CC
Spooktacular CC

RC | SSS
Lanterns
Lanterns

RC | SSS
Lanterns CC
Lanterns CC

RC | SSS
Circle Rays Duo
Circle Rays Duo

RC | SSS
Diagonal Scallops
Diagonal Scallops

RC | SSS
Sunshine Cardstock
Sunshine Cardstock

RC
Stone Cardstock
Stone Cardstock

RC
Lead Cardstock
Lead Cardstock

RC
Cloud White Cardstock
Cloud White Cardstock

RC

Monday, October 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Fall Foliage


Don't you just LOVE Autumn? I'm lucky to live in the midwest where every season has it's own particular beauties. Autumn brings crisp air and a bounty of color in the beautiful foliage. It's definitely worth a walk in the wood or even a ride in the car!
One of my favorite trips this time of year is to the farmers market. I love exploring the rows of pumpkins, corn stalks, chrysanthemums and APPLES! There are serious perks to living in Indiana!
The gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Foliage is cut from orange and yellow shades of card stock and layered over a panel that has been inked with distress ink.
The Happy Thanksgiving Script die is cut from white card stock and layered over the die cut Stitched Foliage. 

A stamped sentiment from Simple Sentiments is added directly on the distress ink panel and a scatter of Raspberry Jewels adds some sparkle and shine. 
I hope you take some time to look around and enjoy all the beauty fall brings!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments
Dies | Happy Thanksgiving Script, Stitched Foliage
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry Jewels


Happy Thanksgiving  Script
Happy Thanksgiving Script

PPP | SSS
Stitched Foliage
Stitched Foliage

PPP
Simple Sentiments
Simple Sentiments

PPP | SSS
Raspberry Jewels
Raspberry Jewels

PPP | SSS