Hi Everyone. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us: I started with a Smoky Slate base and stamped flowers from Altenew's Sweetest Peas with the darkest grey. I then colored the flowers with a few different pink pencils that are as close to Melon Mambo as I could get. I added the slightest touch of yellow to the base of the flowers, but the photographs are showing much more yellow/orange than there really is! Here's my card: I hope you will join us and play along.... Read more →


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 Every0ne. Before I get onto my Addicted to CAS Card tonight. A quick update on my blog candy. I want to do a separate post on that as I want to devote some space to your responses to my question. Consequently, I will be back later on Saturday with that post - and will announce the winner. In the meantime, it is my pleasure to host my first Addicted to CAS Challenge for 2019 and it's a code word that is very close to my heart. After all, where would we be without: Our guest designer for this challenge... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for us. This week also sees us welcoming our new 2019 Design Team members. Sadly, we said goodbye to Jan, Eliz and Annie at the end of 2018. Joining us this week are Su Mohr and Wanda Cullen. Welcome Su and Wanda, it's wonderful to have you join us. Here's Ann's theme challenge: Looking through my new catalog of stamps, I had created a category called "animals". So, finding the right stamp was a breeze and I... Read more →