Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I saw this great sketch across at casethissketch and knew immediately that I wanted to have some fun with watercolors. Here's the sketch: I had to turn the sketch on the horizontal to make it work for me. I needed an anniversary card and the sentiment layout that I had in mind worked better with the sketch on the horizontal I started with some watercolor paper and inked up some of the leaves from the new SU set - Vintage Leaves. I used white embossing powder for the leaves as I wanted a subtle, soft look.... Read more →

Hi Everyone. This is a very quick post. I created a card to send to Colleen and her hubby to celebrate their 47th anniversary! This is such a wonderful milestone and I know that you will all be sending them good wishes. As Colleen spends so much love and time creating and maintaining her wonderful garden, I thought this new kit was the perfect choice to create a card. I used the "Congrats" from the wooden elements from the new Natural Expressions Elements. I thought they fit so well with this kit as the kit has balsawood layering elements. Colleen,... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am so glad that we are past the "hump" of the week and are on our way to the weekend :-) I seem to be a little obsessed with shaker cards this week and was inspired to create a valentine's themed one when I saw the challenge across at Just Us Girls - and the great color scheme and inspiration photograph at Card Concept seemed to be a perfect match for my inspiration. I started by die cutting the L O V E letters in #110 white card stock. On reflection, I wish I had... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Vicki's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and she has a great code word for us. As it's a new month, we also have a new guest designer - the very talented Linda from Creeping Along. Pop along to her website and check out her fabulous cards. Her vellum card for our last challenge is a showstopper! We hope you will play along with us this week as we have more fabulous free digis from our sponsor Whimsy Stamps: Now... on to my card. I needed an anniversary card... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I saw this great challenge across at Casethissketch. Now... the sketch had a little twist! They have joined with Tag You're It this week and the challenge twist was to add a tag to the sketch. Now, my readers will know that I am never one to shy away from a tag: I needed an engagement card for a very special couple and decided that this was the perfect challenge to use as the inspiration for my card. All I needed was some Shimmer White card stock, a heart stencil, some embossing paste, some distress glitter,... Read more →