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The Countdown Begins………..

Posted on August 8, 2011

Morning all!

Well at last I can let the Springer out of the bag!  As most of you will have probably guessed, Friday will be the Pick Of The Week launch day for Sheena’s Christmas Fusion stamp sets on C&C.  As well as six newly designed themes, she has also produced another DVD with well over three hours of Yuletide craftery.  So, to coincide with the event, we will be blogging selected samples every day this week, beginning with this little beauty today!

Now I really like this!  As you can see, it features the Paper Mache Wine Bottle Holder, with some monochrome Ivy leaves  and a majorly funky background.  Featuring the Ivy set from the New Christmas Fusion collection, the backgound was first created using the wet on wet technique with some metallic paint, which was dried and then Fusioned with Black and White Pebeo Paint. So, from a Christmas stamp, you have a project which can be easily used for pressies throughout the year.  Paint the lid Black, and give it a couple of coats of Spray and Shine for protection, and the jobs a gud’n!

In addition to the samples, we’ve got blog candy to giveaway! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a full set of the new Christmas Fusion stamps, the accompanying DVD and a Sheena original piece, is post on your own blog/Facebook/other social media site about this candy, then pop back over to this post and leave your details in Mister Linky (below). We’ll pick the winner at random using at 10am on Friday – before the official launch on C&C.  So not only will the lucky winner be able to sit back and enjoy the shows without worrying the bank manager, but they will also be the owner of a fairly rare signed piece from the Fusionator herself!……….’ Come with me if you want to paint!’

Well the countdown has begun, with the launch at Mid-day on Friday, so don’t forget to pop back every day this week, for another Fusion Fix, up to date news and sneaky peeks from the launch.

‘I’ll Be Back!’

Gopher (The)


  • Alison Whelan August 8th, 2011 5:28 pm

    Absolutely adore the ivy leaves design. The wine box is so vibrant. Good luck with the new range.

    Alison xx

  • Nikki Brown August 8th, 2011 5:40 pm

    Just posted on my FB page abt the blog candy, will be watching with interest on Friday as I love the Paint Fusion range even though I havent been brave enough to try it yet… have the stamps and DVD but not had the guts to actually use them….. yet!!! I love the sample you have shown today, so useful and not just for Christmas…..

  • Penny August 8th, 2011 6:01 pm

    Love the box and can’t wait ’til Friday – we’ve missed you.

  • LindaSimpson August 8th, 2011 6:01 pm

    Absolutely Stunning Sheena, I love the colours and the Ivy looks truly amazing. Good Luck for Friday 🙂

  • Karen August 8th, 2011 6:03 pm

    Ooh I would so love to win this – I just drool all over Sheena’s products (sorry if you are eating your tea)! I have some of your wonderful Little Bit Sketchy range of stamps but I want them all and I especially want all the Paint Fusion products.
    So many lovely things to buy – must win the Lotto – if only!

    Thank you for the chance to win this great blog candy giveaway lol Karen x

  • Fiona C August 8th, 2011 6:06 pm

    Happy, happy happy 🙂 x

  • Fiona C August 8th, 2011 6:19 pm

    SOOO excited – Sheena , no need for crisis of confidence, these WILL be brill! Can’t wait to get my hand on these!! What great news to start the week on (trust me, even Alan R himself turning up to hand deliver them wouldn’t make it any better 😉 xx

  • c.l.maskell August 8th, 2011 6:31 pm

    Love this project, have to set my recorder for the weekend shows though as I HAVE to go to a family wedding. Pah!

  • mandy August 8th, 2011 6:46 pm

    cant wait to see pick of week looks interesting.

  • Angie Bolton August 8th, 2011 6:48 pm

    Hi Sheena good luck for friday you’ll be fine hun, I’m very nervous about painting as I’m probably rubbish, must get your gear to try
    Angie x

  • Pauline August 8th, 2011 7:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new stamps Sheena and your inspirational demos. Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely Christmas stamps.

  • melanie August 8th, 2011 7:37 pm

    these look great

  • Margaret August 8th, 2011 7:42 pm

    I am so Looking forward to the launch, the samples look great. I do hope C&C have stock left Sunday night as we are away in our caravan at Bristol Balloon Fiesta Thursday to Sunday and no internet connection or telly.

  • Margaret August 8th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Just seen the blog Candy, would love to enter but I can’t as I don’t have a blog or do net media sites.

  • Margaret Jenkins August 8th, 2011 7:50 pm

    Fabulous opportunity – am looking forward to the launch show x

  • Emma Woods August 8th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Paint Fusion is inspirational and gives everyone the chance to paint 🙂

  • Claire C August 8th, 2011 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous goodies!! I’m really excited about the new stamps but gutted as I’ll be at work and miss the launch. Good luck Sheena, I’m sure these new stamps will knock our socks off, or maybe I should say Christmas stockings lol
    Claire xx

  • Lesley August 8th, 2011 9:57 pm


  • Susan Wrench August 8th, 2011 10:18 pm

    So excited, can’t wait for Friday!

  • Dot L August 8th, 2011 10:32 pm

    What a great giveaway! I am looking forward to popping back as seeing the sneak peaks…
    Dot x

  • Louise Jallow August 8th, 2011 10:52 pm

    Hi Sheena and The Gopher, I just cant wait for friday just need to make sure i try and find some money for it all (thats if of course i dont win the blog candy 🙂 ).

    I moved nearly 2 months ago and my bedroom is still full of boxes with my craft stash somewhere in them too and I am so missing doing my stamping, crafting and trying to master the paint fusion, so winning or buying the pow will be great as i will have something else i can do 🙂

    Keep up the good work as I am loving your stamps, samples and always loved your demos even when you were doing them with creative expressions.

    Looking forward to watching you all next week aswell as friday

    Take care and happy crafting

    OH YES i have posted a link to your blog on my facebook, Louise Jallow


  • Mags Goodall August 8th, 2011 11:09 pm

    ticking off the hours until Friday!


  • chrissy o August 9th, 2011 7:25 am

    loving the samples carnt wait for friday
    hugs chrissy o

  • Donna Williamson August 9th, 2011 7:48 am

    Oh my word thats a gorgeous sample and such a loverly chance of winning gorgeous products xx Thanks Sheena and team xx

  • Becky August 9th, 2011 10:06 am

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win some of your lovely stamps can’t wait for friday.

  • Lynn(delphinoid) August 9th, 2011 10:13 am

    What fabulous candy. Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful products. 🙂 X X

    I love the ivy leaves on your gorgeous wine bottle holder and I’m looking forward to seeing more samples. 🙂

  • Joan August 9th, 2011 11:33 am

    Thanks Sheena for the chance to win. Looking forward to playing with these stamps at the Ravensworth, Joan x

  • Anne August 9th, 2011 11:35 am

    Lovely box, looking forward to seeing all the new stuff. Is it all PF or are there other goodies as well?


  • FireDragon4709 August 9th, 2011 12:32 pm

    Can’t wait for Friday! Was already planning my viewing and my spending and now there’s a chance at winning it all!

    Love the colours on the box and the ivy is stunning in monochrome.

    Can’t wait to see the other samples in the run up to Friday 🙂
    Have a great week and thanks for your generosity xx

  • Katie J August 9th, 2011 2:02 pm

    Well, my entry is the meaning to life, the universe and everything, so let’s hope it holds true this week! ;o)
    I really want this package, and may end up having to have it anyway if I don’t win. It’s my birthday next Friday, so I might be able to wrangle it as a pressie, but it’d mean so much coming from you and Russ, Sheena *hint hint*!
    Loving the ivy leaves, and can’t wait to see the other designs. How exciting! And a new DVD to boot. What could be nicer?

  • lorraine August 9th, 2011 3:15 pm

    wow this is stunning and i am so excited about the new release i would love to win this amazing prize thx so much xx

  • Teegs August 9th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a great giveaway :-* Love your sample, it’s devine 😀

  • Jane Gregory August 9th, 2011 3:57 pm

    Really looking forward to your new launch Sheena!
    I sooo enjoy the combination of your craft skill and fabulous sense of humour!
    I’ve already been buying up loads of boxes, mirrors etc. ready to make my Christmas presents!

  • Lynne Brierley August 9th, 2011 4:30 pm

    Fabulous – now let me see if I can post a link on my bloggy thingy so I can get a chance to win this fab erm ‘candi’??? Guess what I’m new to blogging – I know, u’d just never guess! Lynne :o)

  • CraftyChris August 9th, 2011 5:29 pm

    Wow stunning and fantastic giveaway that would make my year.
    Chris x

  • Alison August 9th, 2011 6:39 pm

    Wow can’t wait for launch of new goodies.!

  • Suzanne August 9th, 2011 7:02 pm

    WOO HOO !!! I cant wait for the launch of the next lot of goodies. My flexible friend is limbering up as we speak.
    Hugs Sue x

  • Jen Monteiro August 9th, 2011 7:08 pm

    Oh wow I don’t think my bank manager is going to like you guys at all ….. do I care …… not a jot he he. Wonderful sneak preview and a marvellous blog candy for us to try and win, thank you so very much for thinking of us. Good luck everyone …. I just hope that I have more luck than you he he … hugs Jen x where are those coffee plants ? …. he he

  • SandraH August 9th, 2011 7:43 pm

    Hi there! i came here from another blog i was visiting and am so pleased i did , your blog is amazing and i’m really looking forward to the launch of Sheena’s Christmas Fusion stamp sets on C&C as well as six newly designed themes, also the new Dvd with well over three hours of Yuletide crafts, l didn’t follow your blog before because i wasn’t aware of its exsistance but am now a follower and will hopefully be following you and checking out all new products i have entered your candy on my side bar and hopefully will be in with a chance to win knowing it’s anyones games and good luck to all you other bloggers 🙂 Sandra H

  • Beryl Tyler August 9th, 2011 9:50 pm

    Oh I just knew I was going to NEED them before October. Hope the launch goes well.
    Beryl xx

  • ChrisB August 10th, 2011 8:11 am

    Hi Sheena, Wow can’t wait for Friday now. Love all your stamps. Can’t wait for your new fusion stamps. I must get my hands on your Dvd as well. Another month of bread and water coming on. A big thank you for a chance to win. Take care have good show. Hugs x ChrisB

  • Angela August 10th, 2011 7:35 pm

    Hi Sheena and Russ

    Cannot wait for the launch of the Christmas stamps on Friday, have set the box ready to record as unfortunately I will be working 🙁 Have added my entry onto facebook and fingers crossed the goodies will come my way!! Cant wait for Perth, not long now, just hope the rain stops or you may need to find a boat


  • Karen August 10th, 2011 10:03 pm

    I’ve posted a link to you on my blog. Thank you so very much just for the chance to win this fab blog candy.
    Your work is very inspirational to our stampers Sheena – please please keep on doing what you’re doing – it’s fantastic lol Karen x

  • Nadia August 10th, 2011 10:27 pm

    Hi Sheena and Russ,

    looking forward to your new addictive range as well as looking forward to ‘playing in Perth’. I am going to keep my fingers crossed that I am lucky in the draw on Friday (thank you for offering us Fusioneers the chance to add to our collections!). I have posted about your blog candy on my new blog.

    See you in Scotland very soon.


  • Sharon Fowell August 11th, 2011 12:12 am

    OOhh getting excited .. cant wait to see the new stuff .. took me a while but i think i finally did the linky thing ok .. 🙂 thanks for this chance to win some of your Awesome Goodies ..

  • CaroleS August 11th, 2011 9:19 am

    Hi Sheena and all, I am so looking forward to Friday, I am an Artist, severely disabled with M.S.(over 40 years), but I went back to college and gradutated in 2005 with an H.N.D. in fine Art and Design. and love Sheena`s work, I have 2 blogs but have put my Cards etc blog on., my Art one can be got throught this one. Not long now Sheena, love Carole.

  • Debbie Johns August 11th, 2011 11:10 am

    Hi Sheila, Can’t wait until the launch tomorrow to see all your amazing work and goodies.Would love to win this amazing prize, thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a great show.Love Debbie x

  • Kat August 11th, 2011 5:54 pm

    amazing range, thanks so much for the chance to win the candy & most of all a sheena original.

  • Rocky August 11th, 2011 8:37 pm

    These are beautiful Sheena. I’ve been holding off buying so far but now I’ve played with my Mum’s sets I know these are a must have.

  • papercraftbycarole August 12th, 2011 9:11 am

    Looking forward to 12 – can’t wait to see the demos. Cxx

  • lynda fielding August 12th, 2011 8:25 pm

    ohhhhh bummer what a dilema. friend down from yorks & sheena with new POW &&&&&& paint fusion too……lovely jubbly

  • Pauline Campbell August 12th, 2011 9:37 pm

    What a great POW, I cant wait to get my hands on these stamps, I’ll need to start saving more craft stash money.