Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valentine Cards for My Niece and Nephew...Fusion Challenge~Pretty in Pink

Hello,

Time for a new FUSION challenge, but before I spill the details (well, you can already see the graphic, but let's pretend, okay): cheering and applauding the 71 amazing entries for the previous one. Selecting winners is becoming more and more challenging; in my books, you are ALL winners for sharing your time, energy and abundant creativity with  us!  Let's keep the momentum going!  I'm hoping we'll land close to 90 entries with this, FUSION~ Pretty in Pink!  Delicate pink stripes, polka dots and solids; sweetheart candies, cups and saucers, a pretty teapot in the background...and I'm sure you'll see even more when you look closely.  The sketch...definitely inviting!


Guess what I did?  Yep...two cards...one drawing inspiration from the photo. The first is the Valentine card (Concord and 9th Heartstrings yet again...swoon!) I sent to my niece;  my whirly, twirly, giggly, lovey-dovey sweetheart!  She certainly does make my heart smile...as does my nephew, my wild-and-crazy, equally as lovely-dovey dude. All boy, that one!


For him, however, I opted to go with the sketch (well, kinda-sorta). Mr. Raccoon was colored with Tombows blended out with Wink of Stella.  He is one sparkly critter, I tell you!  I didn't realize my nephew - he's four -  was an ardent fan of shakers, until my last visit. I was showing my sister-in-law the cards I had brought, and he immediately scooped up a Valentine shaker I'd made, gave it a good ol' rock 'n roll,  and declared it his...to give to  his 'favourite' daycare teacher.  How cute - and sweet - is that! So, a shaker for him...and if I'm making a shaker for Mr. Nephew, then I'm making the same for Ms. Niece.


 BTW: the background is white! I have no idea where this 'pink' hue is coming from....

For impressive inspiration, please visit my teammates:

For those of you new to FUSION challenges, and for those good friends returning: a quick outline/reminder of how things work: 


PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.



Your turn!
What sparks your creativity? Sketch? Photo? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this FUSION challenge will inspire you!
Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!




19 comments:

  1. Love them both! Gotta love shakers!

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  2. Smiling to myself here Carol...it's that fabulous die again and yes I am very smug now that I own one!! Your cards are lovely and I am sure they were well received! xx

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  3. Oh my gosh, these are both ADORABLE!!! I think they're perfect for little ones especially with the shaker design! :) CUTE CUTE CUTE

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  4. Carol both of your shakers are just fabulous! I can't stop checking out your C9 heart!

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  5. Loving that funky heart diecut! Sweet shaker cards!

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  6. Oh these are both delightful and I'm sure your niece and nephew loved them!

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  7. Oh, enjoyed your stories about your two darlings, Carol!!!!! You have made them such sweet cards!!! Love both!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  8. And your card makes my heart smile! That is such a pretty die cut to use as a shaker window and I'm in love with your pinks. Thanks for playing along with Uniko.

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  9. You are shaken it up! Super fun cards - I do like the 2nd one for "the teacher" - too cute

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  10. Of course the little guy is going to love having a noise-maker, lol! I can just picture him shaking away and I know he is going to be mesmerized by the Valentine you made him, Carol! As well, Miss Niece will swoon over this perfect heart-string shaker! You are the best auntie EVER!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Such fabulous cards. I love the heart strings one - that die is so cool and I still need to use it.

    And your little raccoon card? So cute and I love the mini shaker you created.

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  12. Oh, they will have so much fun shaking these adorable cards! They are so lucky!

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  13. Wow, I can see why the kiddo's love your cards Carol! I think they are both so awesome!! All lovey-dovey heart strings for your niece and that cute masked bandit for your nephew-doesn't get any better than that! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Two fantastic shakers, Carol. One girly and pink and the other whimsical and more masculine. Perfect for the niece and nephew.

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  15. Beautiful in it's simplicity and I love a shaker! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th! :-)

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  16. Wonderful heart die & gorgeous shimmering sequins but Mr Raccoon is just too cute! X

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  17. Your card makes my heart smile. What a stunning and creative shaker card. I *so* need that die, it is now on the top of my wish list! Thank you for inspiring me and joining in at Uniko. My apologies for being so late in coming by to comment. Hugs Bev x

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