Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Player's challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us: I really like this sketch and immediately knew what I was going to do with it. I began by masking off an area for the vertical element. I used my make-up brushes with a stencil to create the pattern. I then used one of my Ellen Hutson essentials stitched dies to emboss a border on either side of the stencil pattern. Here's a closeup: The rest of the card came together very quickly. I adhered... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. For reasons I'll share with you on Friday, this is going to be a very short blog post. Let's just say it involves Drs with pins and leave it at that for now :-) While I was crafting this weekend, I made a card using the sketch over at CaseThisSketch I needed a birthday card and decided to use my new Ellen Hutson purchase. I was tempted to color it but wanted to go really simple. I embossed it using the lawn fawn blush embossing powder and then die cut with the matching die. I di-ecut... Read more →


Hi Everyone Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and it's color week: Now,, I have to be honest... these colors scared me! They are such bright colors - and I didn't have two of them in my stash! So, I had to make do. I had this image in my head using two old SU favorites - Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments. I stamped out the lady onto Neenah Solar White card stock and then again onto two different pieces of old SU DSP that I had. I then fussy cut them all... Read more →


Hi Everyone Happy Monday. I made a card for the challenge across at Time Out - I loved the idea of the playful theme: I decided to have a little fun with a Penny Black set called Joyful Holidays. I stamped the deer - carrying an envelope - onto Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with my Prismas. I then took the British postbox stamp from the same set and added that to the left of the deer. I decided not to color the post box because the bright red box would have completely pulled the eye away... 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 great sketch for us: It took me a while to work out what I wanted to do with that circle. I was staring at the sketch on my craft desk when I noticed a piece of patterned paper that had been sitting there since I made my last card. Once I saw what was on the paper, I realized that I had the perfect stamp and die for it :-) Here's the paper: Yep... .coffee beans! So the vertical... Read more →