Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple theme challenge for us: This challenge was right up my alley and Nance's awesome badge immediately brought an image to my mind as to what I was going to do on my card. I began by die-cutting a stencil from spare card stock and sponging a couple of different branches of leaves onto my card base. I then used the positive image from my die-cut and used my distress... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Apologies for my being MIA. but I was back at the orthopedic and my hand is back in a splint. Remember the "fingers meet 18# moving at a heck of a speed cat" episode back in December? Well, it seems my injury has not repaired itself as it should have. So, my fingers are back in splints and my left hand is pretty much immobile. I'm booked in to see the hand surgeon next Tuesday and I'm hoping that there is something they can do with physio to get my hand back to normal. Consequently, it's no crafting... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. I cannot tell you just how happy I am that it is 6.30 on a Friday evening and I have finally finished work. This has been a VERY long week (average 14 hour days!). This was my short day - just 12 hours. So... the fact that it is Friday... and the sun is shining and the temps are in the 70s.... oh.... I am dancing a very happy dance! Now... I made tonight's card this past weekend, but haven't been able to get to my blog to show it to you. I've just been too... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday I saw this great sketch across at Try Stampin on Tuesday and decided to have some fun with it. The only tweak I made was to change the position of the sentiment and I needed to do that because of the elements that I placed in the corners. You can see why when you take a look at my card :-) This Emu image is a stamp that Lou bought for me a year or so ago on a trip down to Australia and it makes me smile every time I use it. He's got the... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a fabulous (well I think it is :-) ) color combination for you: I'm generally not a pastel person, but waiting for spring in these parts is quite a wait and I am always happy when the flowers start to make their first appearance and these colors remind me of the colors of those flowers. Once again I used my new favorite flower set that came as part of the Stamp of Approval set for April and paired it with the little... Read more →