Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a sketch: I decided to have some fun with this sketch.... well, not so much with the sketch - but with my sentiment :-) I needed a card for Lou and pulled out a set I brought at Ellen Hutson a little while ago. It has some fantastic sentiments, and this one is just perfect. The day Lou met me, he knew it wasn't going to be an easy ride, but he's stuck around for 25 years and I thought it... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's Clean and Simple Week. I love the badge that Nance created and immediately knew that I had to pull out my silly elf stamp. He makes a showing every year and he always makes me smile. It was such an easy card to create. I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with my Copic Markers. I mounted the finished panel onto a Neenah 110# card base. Here's my card: Of course, I had to... Read more →


Some of my readers have been with me long enough to know that, every November 11, I pause to reflect and thank those that gave their lives to ensure that we can live ours every single day. Every year when I was growing up my Father would proudly purchase - and wear - a poppy on his lapel. For him, it was a way to remember those friends, family members and army comrades that had been lost in both World War 1 and World War 2. Every year we would go to the Cenotaph and watch the solemn laying down... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous die-cutting queen Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a color challenge: Oh! I was so tempted to do something floral with this color scheme, but fought my instincts and decided to do a Christmas card instead! I purchased a new stamp and cut set from Hero Arts called Wonder and Magic of Christmas. I got it 20% off at Ellen Hutson during her sale! Poppy Parade is another one of those colors that I just NEVER use... it's way too bright for me. Generally, during color challenges,... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Susan's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and this is her code word: I hope you will join us and play along this week. If you do, and you are chosen as our winner, the amazing Kylie has free stamp set from her online store- Happy Little Stampers. If you are looking for some inspiration, our amazing design team have some wonderful inspiration cards for you, including our guest designer Chrissie Stokes As it is almost the middle of November, I decided that it had to be Christmas presents... Read more →