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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Popping in with a quick post today. I did manage to spend a little time in my craft room yesterday and played along with this great sketch at FreshlyMade As the vertical element was going to be popped off the page, I didn't want to add more bulk to the card by adding an embossed or speciality paper for the middle element. I decided to use a stencil to create a pattern for that area instead. I then used my Ellen Hutson stitched dies to add a stitched detail above and below the stenciling. Here's a... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch for you: I decided to make this card for a work colleague who is coming up for her 3rd year of being cancer free. I thought the image, and the sentiment, from Beautiful You would be perfect to express congratulations on reaching this milestone. I'm also entering this card in the Time Out Challenge The friend this card is for - would love this quote! To add some interest to the background, I used my Altenew die-cut. I didn't want... Read more →

HI Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I have another card to share with you from my Sunday crafting spell. As usual, I went looking for some inspiration and found two challenges to play along with at Inkspirational and Casethissketch: Now.... let's talk about Kraft..... Mmmmm.... Not my usual go to color - so this was a real challenge for me and I decided it was time to put my new Caran D'Ache pencils to the test. I began by stamping some sweet peas down the right hand side. I then set about coloring them with my new pencils. I was really pleased... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Monday from a very cold Minnesota. It was -7 here this morning. Brrrrr :-). I did manage to get into my craft room and make a couple of cards yesterday. I went looking for some inspiration and found two challenges - this amazing sketch across at Less Is More and the theme of Pastels at Just Us Girls. Now... the sketch really did make me stretch my creative muscles. I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. I just knew that I wanted to do SOMETHING with it :-). And you know that Pastels stretch... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme for us: I decided to have a little fun with this theme and use some new goodies that I got before Christmas. I think I discovered them on Jennifer McGuire's "sale" post. Anyway, there was an image of a barn on their website and I loved it. Then I found some other little bits and pieces that went with it. Before I knew it, I had about 10 stamps in my basket! As this is a Clean and... Read more →