Friday, February 22, 2013

Fun with the Fiskars Fuse...Day 1

Hi folks...I'm still buzzing after my Stitches adventure...it's just a pity that the old body doesn't want to join in the excitement and I wish I'd got the number of the truck that ran me over when I wasn't looking. The show was so busy with craft buyers from the big chains...shopping channels and independent retailers from across Europe all shopping for new products but I didn't get a chance to hop around and check out all the lovely goodies on show but I did find time to pay sneaky visits to the Sizzix stand...it's always so beautifully decorated with gorgeous samples and this one really caught my eye...this adorable house showcasing the extraordinary talents of my lovely Sizzix buddy...Paula Pascual...
but I didn't have my camera with me so I borrowed this pic from my lovely buddy Enfys...pop over to her blog where she's making me very jealous with pics of all the lovely goodies she spotted at the show including this beauty...hard to believe this started out as a tatty old piece of polystyrene...
but back to the job in hand and time to share some of the samples I made for Stitches using the fabulous...
I can't begin to tell you how much fun I've had with THE FUSE...in fact the cubbyhole turned into the proverbial sweet shop and I was like a big kid playing around and experimenting with lots of different materials. And you know me I have a bit of an obsession with snowflakes so this one jumped right to the front of the queue...die cut...embossed and letterpressed onto white cardstock and then glittered with Glamour Dust...inspired by my Hero Arts buddy...the lovely Shari Carroll...
die cut...embossed and coloured with Broken China Distress Ink

Medium Design Set-Tag
Medium Design Set-Bird
this cute little bird die cut and letter pressed onto felt...
if you're a stamper you'll know it is virtually impossible to get a clean crisp image on felt using the traditional stamp method but with The Fuse you get perfect detail everytime...
the leaf was die cut and letter pressed onto felt...
Medium Expansion Pack-Square
I used the rule design plate from the above pack to letterpress onto twill ribbon...
I'll be back tomorrow to share more Fuse makes...in the meantime I'm off to give the old body a good old talking to...time to get back to the day job and put my thinking cap on for my first demo and workshop day of the year at THE PAPETERIE on 2nd March...did I happen to mention that it's now officially the BEST CRAFT SHOP IN SCOTLAND...just a week and a bit away and then get stuck into my project and the prep for the Fiskars Workshop at Hobbycraft at the NEC in 4 week's time...I think I may need a few cuppas before I look out a pile of big girl knickers for some "back up against the wall and skidding in by the seat of my pants" cubbyhole sessions...just a normal day really in this hectic space we call The Cubbyhole.
Hugs Kath xxx

13 comments:

Stella said...

Wow Kath Such a lot to show us today.Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. X

nnalorac said...

The Fuse is looking good Kath, Looks a sturdy piece of kit and the fact it is wider does it for me. Gorgeous cards. Carolxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous makes from you Kath as always, and Paula's house is beautiful, love her candy colours...awesome piccy's allround...Melxx :)

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness, not sure where to start with the appreciation today! Paula's house is a beauty. Your Shari inspired snowflake card is an absolute delight and the stamping onto felt and aida - wow! I don't need the Fuse but I so want one...... hope you get a little 'free' time to have a long hot soak in the bath........ Hugs, Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just been reading your Fuse review and it looks great. However as I have a Big Shot and a Grand Calibur can't see me affording one of those. Love your samples even though there are naked buttons!

Carol D said...

Wow Kath, lots of fabulous scrummy goodies there . The Fuse looks like a must, but how to sneak that into my Craft Room.

Looking forward to seeing you next month.

Big Hugs Carol x

Squirrel x said...

Oh Kath, there are times hunny when I am so envious that you get to do what you love, and that you love what you do so much! Hugs Sxx

Rita said...

Fabulous post Kath. After reading about the Fuse, I'd really love one ,but I will just have to sit on my hands I'm afraid. Love all your cards. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xxx

Pamela said...

Wow Kath you've done Fiskars proud - those samples are amazing. You certainly put the Fuse through it's paces.

Kat said...

Fantastic samples Kath. Sounds like the Fuse has lots going for it including easy stamping on felt.

Kat xx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations.

Paula (PEP) said...

The felt stamping looks incredible & the results are so utterly tactile. I love that first snowflake card too - one day maybe............ one can dream - in the meantime my Big Shot is serving me well.
Paula (PEP)
Hope you feel less run over as the days go by

craftyfoxglove said...

This Fuse machine is just the bees knees. It sounds like it does everything. I still haven't figured out where the water and tea bags go though!
You sure are a real busy lady, I wonder when you get time to breathe sometimes.
Best wishes
Val

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