Sunday, February 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #276 and Fusion P.I.P.

It's Sunday, it's sunny, and I'm feeling good!  Add a little craft time, and that bumps it up to great.

Here is where I'm playing cards today:

 I'm betting there isn't one among us who would mind a little heart in, or on, their birthday card... this one goes out in March to a sweet team mate, and it is perfect for FMS276!



Fusion is all about Pretty in Pink this week ... these papers are in my favorite shades, and I didn't mind playing with them a little more.  I'm going for a fusion of elements from their Sketch, and photo:



Both my cards were inspired by fabulous designers in our card-making world....

The first:  Rebecca Luminarias, of Thurston Post, who blew my mind with her tassels, and magical fringed creations over at Winnie & Walter on Saturday ... promise you'll stop over to check them out! 

The second little woven goodness, inspired by Jennifer McGuire ... I just loved the way she used up her snippets in this post

Thank you to all of you, too for stopping by today ... hope your Sunday has been blessed.

=]  Michele

Stamps:  Wplus9 for Easter sentiment: Spring Post, and Strictly Sentiments 2
Dies:  W&W:  Flawless Heart Cutaways; and Lulu Fringe Cutaway.  Heidi Swapp:  happy.  MFT Basic stitched lines
Paper:  Soft Stone: PTI and various snippets of paper from my stash;  DCWV woven paper.

25 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, Michele, I can always count on your cards to spice up my day! These are amazing! I never think about doing stuff like this!!!

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' the fringed heart ... so cool

Happy Dance said...

It has been a blessed Sunday, and I hope you continue to feel well dear friend. You seem to be on the mend, and these cards attest to that fact. Saw your hearty first card, with those sweet fringe and tassels, then you show me card number WOW! Words are lacking. Can't tell you how much I love it!!!!!! Utterly and fantastically gorgeous card. Beyond gorgeous. Have a great week. Bev

Nora N. said...

I am glad that you are feeling better Michele!! I LOVE the first card. I saw that Thurston Post and LOVED how she did the heart. I am going to have to CASE that too!! I also like the fringe on the sentiment. The snippets is adorable as well. Great way to create a cute Easter card!

Lynn said...

I am in love with both of these. The Jennifer McGuire inspired card is so fabulous!!

Linda Callahan said...

Glad you are feeling better! You sure do know how to make gorgeous cards! I love all that snipping and weaving!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness Michele, these are so artsy and fabulous!! What fun ways to use up your scraps by turning them into little masterpieces. Pretty colors, pretty cards!!

Jen Brum said...

What beautiful cards! I love that fringed heart and sweet little hassle! Perfect to wish someone a happy birthday! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cat Craig said...

Michele, so glad you are feeling up to some card making. Both cards are fabulous, that paper and your treatment of it is stupendous. In awe...you didn't loose a step being down. Hugs.

TK said...

Beautifully wonderful and definitely unique!

lostinpaper said...

Both cards! Fabulous! The fringe heart has to be my fave 'heart' for this year so far, how clever and beautiful too!

Linda Langes said...

Both such fab cards Michele. That fringed heart is a knock-out. Sure to make the recipient smile.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Michele, ...bet you knew I would start following Rebecca's blog, hey!!! ...how could I not ...love, love, LOVE what she does with all things paper related!!!!! Thanks for the link!!!!!
Love your fun fringed little heart and the cute tassel, my friend - perfect choice of papers to use!!!!! The scored lines (are they score lines??) and little crosses and slashes on the white panel are gorgeous and the the gold thread and sentiment in gold are just super lovely!!!!! Wonderful idea to have the one side askew!!!! And the second card is just as fabulous!!!!! ...again the sweet little crosses done so cleverly on the card base and perfectly complimented by all the lovely strips of pretty pink papers!!!!! ...and a sweet little sentiment tag, again - love it when you do that!!!! ...little bits of gold here, as well ...so lovely with the soft pinks!!!
Two great cards, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Aileen Ryan said...

Love both cards but the heart one is my favourite. Always love a heart. The heart looks wonderful with that little tassel and the scored lines.

Brenda said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Michele!! Yes, who wouldn't love a heart on their birthday card?!! Love those papers and the texture your card has. But it is that tassel that I think is so cool!!! Then there is that second beauty! Love the woven papers, which are so pretty woven together. Love the big "happy" die and the "Easter" tag, such a cool shaped tag as well! Love the thin gold thread you used to attach it to the "y" tail. I don't remember this post from Jennifer McGuire, so I'm off to check out both posts that you told us about. So happy that you are feeling better!!! Hugs Brenda

Anita in France said...

Yay for feeling 'en forme', Michele ... so happy for you! Your cards ... gorgeous, gorgeous (one each!) ... that fringed tassel-y heart is so very pretty (and touchable!) ... and the paper strip weaving is so soft and delicate! You've done Rebecca and Jennifer proud with such beautiful, Michele-esque work! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

It's easy to see that you're feeling much better, given the AMAZING creations you shared with us today, Michele! I LOVE how you played with your Fringe Die, and your angled panel on the first card is fabulous! Your 2nd card is also really charming...WOW! Love how you hung the tag with gold thread...how fun is that! I'm so impressed and truly inspired, my friend...you knocked it outta the park, for sure!!!

Bobby said...

Your cards are so much fun with lots of details to pull them all together, Michele. The stitching dies add such a great touch and the little tag is a great way to finish the sentiment. One question. How do you mail a tassel? ;)

Dotty Jo x said...

Love both cards but card #1 is a stunner, Jo x

donna mikasa said...

Off to try and make a fringed heart! And you have such lovely snippets = lovely card!

Sharron said...

Wow, Wow!! Two amazing designs!! The fringing and all the awesome texture on your first card is gorgeous! And the woven design is so creative. Love the tiny embossed stitching and the tag tied on the 'happy'!

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous cards Michele, so pretty

Karren said...

Two fabulous cards, Michele! The pink papers are so soft and pretty and I love how you've fringed and woven them.

Michelle said...

Definitely pretty in pink! Two gorgeous cards, Michele!

Jeanne J. said...

Total winners here Michele! I love the fringy heart with the simple gold bow and wow.. the paper weaved background on the HAPPY Easter makes ME happy!