Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. Oh... I am so glad that it is Friday! I saw this great sketch across at Hand Stamped Sentiments It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to use for the circular element and then realized that the bird and branch from the Stampin' Up! An Open Heart set would work perfectly. I began by die-cutting the circle and then stamping the branch. I stamped the bird on a spare piece of cardstock and colored it with my copic markers. I then stamped the image again over the branch - as I didn't... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann-Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us: It's very rare that I use square elements on a card and, even though A-M said we could use any shape, I decided to push myself and go with a square. With apologies to Barbra Streisand.... it seem's I'm in a flower state of mind right now! Mind you, I'm always in a New York State of Mind, too! Love the place! But... I digress... back to my card! I have a new stamp from Penny... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Lou and I are finally back into the swing of things. It always takes us a couple of days to catch up, unpack, tidy up, clean house, give lots of love and cuddles to the cats, get settled in back at work - and just generally get used to the fact that we are home! I haven't been any where near my craft room - and won't get there until Friday afternoon and I must admit, I am looking forward to getting my hands all inky and having some crafting fun! In the meantime, I wanted... Read more →