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 →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all having a great weekend and staying warm! It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a CAS challenge. Right up my alley! I needed a Valentine's Day card for Lou and knew that it was time to pull out a Simon Says Stamp Stars stencil and some of my new gold Embossing Paste. I combined that with the gold, black and white color scheme from the casestudy challenge last week and finished it off with a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Star Gazer additions stamp... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. There's a great challenge across at cas-ual fridays this week. So, who didn't immediately think of the Lone Ranger and starting humming along :-) I know I did. Well, let me see. A clean and simple card and an opportunity to use some silver glimmer paper.... that was a challenge I couldn't pass up. Here's what I created A silver wedding anniversary card. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I really love the white with the touch of black and the glimmer of the silver paper. On a personal note: Don't forget that... Read more →