Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. I don't know about y'all, but I am SO HAPPY that it's the weekend. It's been a long... snowy... and cold week! (-40F again this morning!) I made a card for a couple of challenges The Card Concept and AAA Cards. I recently purchased a new Penny Black stamp called Christmas Wishes and I have Terese from lostinpaper to blame for this! She made some of the sweetest cards with this image - check out this video. I totally fell in love with this stamp when I saw it being used - so my inspiration for... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. Well, I promised to share with you some cards made with the Simon Says Stamp October card kit. As I said, I made over 10 cards with this kit on Saturday and then made another one last night. I had made all the other cards for our next card drive, but was inspired to create this one when I saw the new Kindness challenge across at Jennifer McGuire's new blog. Now... I've been stamping and crafting for 10 years, but only recently found Jennifer's talents - how I missed them I am not sure... but I... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday. This is a very quick post tonight... but I wanted to share a masculine Valentine's card with you tonight - as a counterpoint to my feminine Valentine's card from this post. Now... what is the antithesis of pink and feminine... well blue and not :-) I used items from the Simon Says Stamp February card kit. I love this card kit and I've only used part of it! As this was a masculine card, I wanted to make sure that I kept the lines clean without any ribbon or other accoutrement cos, if I use any... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulously creative Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and, as it is her first challenge as part of our permanent DT - I do hope you will play along with us and make it a successful challenge for her :-) Claire's theme choice made me smile and I so enjoyed myself making this card. Here's Claire's theme: Firstly, how fabulous is that badge from the always-talented Nance :-) Secondly, how great is this theme? My regular blog readers know that animals are a very important part of our lives and, consequently, this... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. I am so glad that we are past the "hump" of the week and are on our way to the weekend :-) I seem to be a little obsessed with shaker cards this week and was inspired to create a valentine's themed one when I saw the challenge across at Just Us Girls - and the great color scheme and inspiration photograph at Card Concept seemed to be a perfect match for my inspiration. I started by die cutting the L O V E letters in #110 white card stock. On reflection, I wish I had... Read more →