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Hi Everyone. Quick post for you tonight. I saw this great sketch across at Case This Sketch I love the diagonal element in this sketch and it took me a little while to work out what I was going to do. I realized that I had a new die from Altenew sitting on my craft table waiting for me to unwrap. I lay the garland on the diagonal and then die-cut it out of 80# Neenah Solar White. I then took a piece of DSP from the Altenew New Day card kit 6x6 papers and used that to die-cut out... Read more →

Hi Everyone. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a tic tac toe for us. As Laurie is dealing with a family emergency this week, Joanne is taking on the challenge for us. I decided to go with top left to bottom right..... die cut, enamel dots and circle. I combined the die-cut and circle with the new Leafy Wreath Die from Altenew. I die-cut the wreath and then used three different colors of green to color the wreat. I mounted the wreath on top of a piece of woodgrain paper... Read more →

Hi Everyone. It's a special post for me today as I am the Guest Designer across at Inkspirational Challenges this week. I was so excited when Marina reached out to me to ask me if I wanted to guest design because of THIS winning card. Heck... that took me about a nano second to reply with YES! I am honored to design beside this very talented team this week. The team produce some fabulous inspiration photos and this one is NO exception. Here's the inspiration photograph for this week Isn't that gorgeous. The minute I saw this photo I knew... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a simple sketch to share with you. There are so many ways to go with this sketch and I decided to use it for another card for my collection for Cards for Hospitalized Kids. I wanted to make it graphic and bright and the stencil from the Hero Arts Monthly Card Kit for June was the perfect backdrop and then I stamped and cut two items from the kit as the focal elements. Here's my card: I love the graphic elements from... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Our very talented and newest design team member is hosting our challenge this week and Kel has a great code word for us: This leaves the field wide open - so often infact that I couldn't decide which of the two cards I made to showcase :-) I ended up going with a little boy card - another one that is going off to Cards for Hospitalized Kids :-) I had such fun stamping the elements and then doing a quick color using copic markers. I do hope you will play along with us this week.... Read more →