Thank you cards

Hi Everyone. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us: I had so many ideas going around in my head for this sketch, but finally settled on my new Enchanted Iris set from Altenew. I love this set and it's a joy to color. For the vertical side panel, I used my brick stencil to make it feel as though the iris was growing in front of the wall. I needed a thank you card for another colleague who has been a complete brick (excuse the pun!)... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. I am pleased to say that my Mac is back, all reconfigured and re-built and back in action - just in time for my Paper Players post! It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge tonight and she has a word challenge for us: I was tempted to go with a fall color scheme, but decided to buck the trend - and go with more summer colors. Is that because I am trying to hold on to summer? :-) I stamped some of the Watercolor Wonders flowers onto a piece of Neenah Solar... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Very quick post for you tonight. Case this sketch has another great sketch on their challenge blog this week: Based on the sketch.... was I tempted to use my "Express Yourself" set again - it seemed a perfect fit. However, I held myself back and decided to do some watercoloring instead. I am really enjoying playing with the Penny Black Berry Kissed stamp for watercoloring - especially with my zig clear brush markers. Here's my take on the sketch: With this card, I really wanted to berries to pop - so added just a little strip of Pumpkin... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great color challenge for us. Lovely autumn colors and perfect for this time of the year in our woodland. We have a couple of maples that have gone a gorgeous red - the ash trees are turning yellow and some of the trees are still green. So.... even though I really felt like creating a card with fall colors, I decided to do something totally different :-) I received a... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend. I did! I got to spend some time in my craft room - and in my garden. That has to be a good weekend, right? :-) One of the challenges I played along with was this great sketch from Just-Add-Ink When I saw the sketch I immediately thought it would work with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit. I love the papers and elements in this kit and, as Lou and I love to cruise, this seemed an ideal set:-) Here's my card: To add a... Read more →