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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I have a quick post for you tonight. A blooper card - and some photos :-) You know, sometimes, you spent hours trying to create a card and then......... well... something goes wrong and you cannot fix it! Let's take tonight's card. I wanted to watercolor a background and stamp the plovers from the Wetlands set. I decided to do the background first and then stamp the birds. WRONG IDEA!!!! I spent ages trying to get the background right, and it came out pretty well. I stamped the image from Wetlands over the background. I then... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulously talented Sandy's turn to host our challenge this week and she has a great Tic-Tac-Toe for us: I decided to go straight across the middle....... green, patterned paper and thank you. There is a gorgeous sheet of green paper in the new SU Park Lane DSP. It has a little touch of red in it, and I used that as inspiration for my flower. As usual, I cut out the banner from the vanilla coaster board. I LOVE this stuff. Have I told you that already??? :-) The sentiments in the "Let Your... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Sorry. I couldn't resist it :-) Our friends have arrived on American soil and are enjoying the delights of the gorgeous city of Chicago for a couple of days before they arrive here on Sunday. We are really looking forward to seeing them and spending time with them. Are we ready for them yet? NO WAY! I've spent so much time at work the last few days trying to ensure that I will be able to take time off next week, that it has left me with little time to do anything! However, I did want to pop... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday I have a card for you tonight inspired by the views from our own deck. When I purchased the Wetlands set last year, our wetland was pretty much a wetland in name only. We had rarely seen even a touch of water in it. Well, this year is very different. In fact, the wetland is looking particularly beautiful right now because our prairie plantings are coming in. I walked around the garden this morning and took some photographs. Here's how our wetland looks today. It is so pretty. The prairie grasses are growing in in the... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I couldn't resist playing with Just Add Ink's challenge this week. It's a completely stunning graphic pattern and colors that are timeless. Isn't that striking? I immediately went looking for triangles on a stamp. Nothing! So I had to come up with something else and I remembered a stencil that I had. Now, it's not angular, but I think you get the idea. All that I needed to do was get out my Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate inks, a blender tool and my stencil. I had such fun creating the background. Stenciling really forces me... Read more →