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January 2018

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a really cool sketch for us: As soon as I saw this sketch it reminded me of a Simon Says Stamp die that I bought ages ago. I thought that, as well as a script stencil that I have in my stash, would be perfect for the challenge. I began with a piece of vellum and the stencil. I used some Altenew inks and added the script to the vellum and put it aside to dry. I then took the... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. I was thrilled to find an email yesterday with the subject line: Welcome to the Altenew Educator Certification Program! I had to look at it at least 4 times before I realized what it was..... and once I realized, I must admit I let out a little squeal of delight! As my regular blog followers know, I am a great advocate of Altenew. The team stormed onto the market and they haven't stopped since. Their flowers are incredible, I love their inks and am a fan of their customer support. So, when they announced this new... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Quick post for you tonight. I needed a birthday card and went looking for a little inspiration. I found this great challenge across at the Male Room Initially, I was looking through my stamp sets for something with a vintage feel - but then I came across an old set from My Favorite Things called Uncorked and it had the perfect sentiment for the challenge. Oh... and... to be honest.. it was the perfect sentiment for the person this card is going to. I've known this particular gent for 40 years and I swear he hasn't aged a... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I have a quick post for you tonight. I needed a card to send to some friends and I saw this wonderful, bright and sunny color scheme at Just Us Girls and thought it was the perfect combo to send to a couple who are in the middle of winter in England. Where, I might add, it's dull and grey and rainy and wet and windy :-) Now, this is a pretty bold color collection for me and I cannot remember the last time I used mustard.... but I decided to throw my prejudices to the... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday and greetings from a snowed in Minnesota! I got to spend some time in my craft room yesterday. It was great because I made cards for people that I needed to send cards to.... it felt really good making something for a specific reason and I really enjoyed myself! I needed an anniversary card for my besties and knew that I wanted to use one of the new stamps that I received for Christmas. Cosmos flowers are of special significance for me. Cosmos is prolific where I lived in South Africa in spring and we used... Read more →