Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge–The Beach House


Happy Saturday, peeps!  I’ve got a busy couple of days coming up, so if I seem MIA, I’ll be back, LOL!  I don’t think I ever participated in Lesley’s Fusion Card challenge….or at least, not for a long time.  She has a beautiful challenge and sketch:
I chose to use the colors of yellow and blue, and the beach theme is reflected in the shell:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Beachy Birthday

I did a little experimenting and tried stamping on a piece of natural trim…it worked pretty well!  I also used a punchout of sandcastles and pails, although it’s a bit difficult to see here:


The shell is retired Stipple Shells, stamped in Bordering BLue; sentiment is from the current And Many More set, stamped in Early Espresso.  I also added some speckles from Itty Bitty Backgrounds, also retired.  Papers are from my stash, sorry I can’t remember the maker!  Edited to add:  I am also adding this to the Mixed Media Card Challenge, which is summer and burlap!

How about some pix from my garden:

I couldn’t help thinking the two bees on this sunflower created a face!
A few weeks later, the same sunflower is providing a snack for a male goldfinch:
And finally, a battle between a hummer and a bee, fighting for rights to the hummingbird feeder:
The hummer won this round!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Sweet card, like how you stamped on the ribbon too. I so enjoy your nature pictures. I had all of that wonderful wildlife, birds, flowers when I lived "up north". Now in FL not much here - too HOT.

  2. Love your card, love your pictures!! Thank you!

  3. Love the stamping on the burlap! Very cool! And your hummingbird,pix are great!

  4. Lovely card my friend. The sunflower is so pretty. I love those. Have a great weekend.

  5. LeAnne this is beutiful! You should also submit this to the Mixed Media Card Challenge--summer with burlap!

  6. Pretty card LeAnne, I like the stamped trim! Fun garden pics too, yay for the hummer!!

  7. I love the pictures from your garden. Wow you got some great shots of that hummer. I'm glad to see the win over the bee too;)
    Pretty card. Love the blue and yellow.
    I hope all is going well today with you test. I'm praying for you:)

  8. what a great card LeAnne! Love that shell and sweet little sand castle/pail punched piece tucked in there! Beautiful colors on this - and I'm so glad you played with Fusion! Wonderful pics of your sunflower and hummingbird feeder!

  9. Love this pretty seaside card! Almost as much as I enjoyed the hummingbird pictures - you are lucky to have these guys visiting your garden.

  10. I love beach cards...your sentiment on the burlap is the perfect addition for a"beachy" feel!


    Your photos are so beautiful!This world sure is a pretty place, isn't it!

  11. Gorgeous!! Love the sweet little details of the sandcastle!!! Lovely and sweet that the bee is sharing with the hummingbird!!! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION, sure hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

  12. The shell and the burlap are gorgeous! I love your pics too, thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

  13. Love the splatters of yellow on yellow gingham and slight shimmer on the card. The photographs have captured some beautiful moments :)
    Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

  14. Love this summery card LeAnne! Yellow gingham just screams summer to me ... and I LOVE the glittery sandcastles in the cut-out. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

  15. such a pretty card! love the yellow with the blue sea shell! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)


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