Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Quick post for you today. I did manage to get into my craft room and make a card yesterday and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge across at Freshly Made Sketches , The Library Challenge and Watercooler Wednesday I was lucky enough to win a $25 gift voucher from the Fusion Challenge 5th birthday celebration. It didn't take me long to spend the $25 and a few more when I shopped at Casual Fridays Stamps. I've used three of the stamps from my windfall for this card. The book cover at the Library... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Today was glorious. Absolutely glorious. After the -57 temps from earlier in the week, it reach 37 degrees. When we awoke this morning it was 14 degrees above zero and felt like summer. Really... .it was amazingly warm considering where we had been mid-week. It was also beautifully sunny. What a gorgeous day! Anyway, it' is the very talented Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's a theme challenge: I needed a Happy Anniversary card for my besties who celebrated their 37th anniversary this year. I decided that the Penny... Read more →


Hi Everyone Happy Saturday. Greetings from the depths of cold in what has felt like Siberia this week! Tonight's card is for our AddictedtoCAS Challenge. It's the turn of the very talented Vicki to host our challenge and she has a code word that I loved :-) How could I not enjoy playing around with that code word? I decided to go REALLY clean and simple on this card. I brought out my old Hey Chick set from Stampin' Up! (I will NEVER get rid of this set!). This silly chick makes me smile everytime I see him. I was... 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 →