Happy Friday. We have another great INSPO list for you at Festive Friday today and we are celebrating St Valentine's day. Here's the INSPO list for this week. This was the greatest excuse to bring out my new Botanicuts Strawberry dies from The Greetery and Lou will know exactly why I bought this set with my Christmas gift card from him :-) I used the Window Pane background stamp to create a look that I hope resembles a strawberry basket - well, at least a hint to one :-) Red, watercolor, romantic sentiment, hearts (strawberries), stitching I began by die-cutting... Read more →

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 →