Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us: When I saw this color combo I immediately thought of a masculine type card and, as I needed some boy cards for the 2015 Cards for a Cause card drive, I decided this was the perfect color choices. However, I had to find a stamp set that would work. Mmmm.... I had to have a long hard think about what set I would use - especially as I don't have that many boy type sets.... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday and Happy Independence Day for my fellow American readers! It's my turn to host the Addicted to CAS challenge this week and I decided to go with a patriotic theme. As always, we have a prize for our Addicted to CAS challenge winner and the prize this week comes from our fabulous sponsor - a stamp set valued at Euro 12.50! We also have a new guest designer joining us, the very talented Kathy K from the Purple Princess Diaries blog. Now... for my card. I was really tempted to go with a 4th July card,... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. I saw this great sketch across at Retrosketches and was inspired to use it to create a masculine and a feminine birthday card. I really am trying to make the English Garden DSP work for me. I love the colors of the DSP, but, as I've said before, some of the patterns on the paper are really large and my immediate reaction was to put it with all the other DSP that I buy and end up putting in my cupboard. It's such a waste and I am determined to make it work. :-) So, for... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Tonight's card was made for three different challenges. The theme from AAA , the sketch from casethissketch and the technique from justusgirls. Here are the badges: The theme of woodland animals was one I absolutely couldn't resist, especially as I had a stamp set from the 2015/2016 catalog that was on the very top of my wishlist. The image I used might be of a fox, but it sure reminds me of my cat Bailey! I began by diecutting a square and stamping the fox image in Memento Black ink. I then colored the image with... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulously talented Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us. I love this color combo. The pop of red is unexpected and really lifts the blues. When I looked at the colors, they really felt masculine to me, so I decided that I would create a more masculine card. I started by inking the "fine Feathers" images with a mixture of the two blues onto Whisper White and then fussy cutting the feathers. I decided to confine the warmer color to just a touch!... Read more →