Merry Monday Challenge #56

Hold on to your hats...TWO posts in one day! I'm feeling very inspired today and I'm having fun in my crafty cave after a day spent cleaning the house yesterday I have no worries today. So play away I will :)

 Lesley's Merry Monday challenge over at Always Playing with Paper was my inspiration this afternoon. Lesley is super talented and so is her guest designer this week. I have found so much inspiration from Lesley and Amy who I just recently became friends with through my guest spot over at Sweet Stamp Shop earlier this year.

Here is the inspiration sketch provided for the challenge:

 And this is what I came up with:

Merry Monday Challenge #56
The bonus on this card for me was that I was able to shop from my stash! I have stack of Christmas paper a mile high! I do love my patterned papers. Now doesn't this just get you in the mood to start making your Christmas cards?

Fusion Card Challenge #1

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm back today with a card for the NEW Fusion Challenge blog. I'm excited about this new challenge because you have three options to create with and its voted on by your fellow crafty peers. Here is this weeks hypothesis.

Aren't they both fun! I will be back later with more for this challenge but for today I choose to play along with Lesley's challenge. This is what came out of my 'lab':

Fusion Card Challenge #1

 I used Theresa Collins every day moments 6x6 pad along with Stampin' Up and an Amuse stamp for this fun card. I couldn't resist using the stripes when I saw them below the cake platter in the hypothesis. I really love how this card turned out :)

Make sure you go check out this fun new experiment over at www.fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com.