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The Paper Players

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Hi Everyone,

I've decided to join in the Paper Players Challenge this week

.....and just in the nick of time here is my card.  It's a Centre Stepped Card



I've taken a little bit of creative license here, not making my card exactly as the sketch, but I think the integrity of the design remains.  What do you think?  I often like to try something a bit different. 

I love the look of the flocked dsp window sheet from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty pack.  Against white the pattern really stands out.  I've used the Snow Flurry die, some Champagne Glimmer and the greeting is from the Stamp Set Greetings of the Season.

Here is a closer look at the Snowflake



Here is the sketch that the card was based on by Jaydee


Thanks for popping by and don't forget to leave me a comment.  I really appreciate them.


Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #18

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in early this week for the next challenge at Paper Craft Crew

Here is my card

I've used the First Edition Dsp with Cardstock of Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Primrose Pink and Very Vanilla.  The greeting is from Apothecary Art stamp set and has been stamped in Stazon ink.  The Bloom is from Blooming with Kindness set and was inked with Primrose Pink pad then touches of Rasperry Ripple was added to the rubber with a marker prior to stamping.  I've also used Windows Framelits and co-ordinating piercing template and embossing folders of Fancy Fan and Delicate Designs border.  It's based on the sketch below.

Here is the challenge!
I hope you've enjoyed stopping by to view my card.  Hope you'll visit me again soon. 



Paper Craft Crew Sketch #17

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Hi Everyone,

I missed the cutoff for last week's sketch.  Here's hoping I can make it in time this week.

Here is the sketch from Paper Craft Crew 


And my card


 I've used the stamp set Blooming with Kindness for this card, with Cardstock of Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Brushed Gold.  I've also used Beautiful Wings Embosslits and Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I've cut the bloom out with Framelits labels die and sprayed it with Shimmer Mist, although the photo doesn't pick that up.

Now I also made another card and couldn't decide which I liked best.
Here is my second card




Two step stamping is not my strong point.  I probably need a bit more practice, Lol, .  Ive used Field of Flowers with this card and greeting from Blooming with kindness.  Field of Flowers stamp set has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust and I really thought I should use it.  I've also used retired papers Paisley Petals on this card.  Cardstock is Not Quite N…

JAI #145

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Hi Everyone,

Here is this week's sketch challenge from Just Add Ink

I wanted to use some more of my retired papers up this week, so I've used strips from the Paisley Petals range range with En Francais Background Stamp which has been stamped in Early Espresso and heat embossed with clear EP, Papillon Potpourri Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly Punch, and Apothecary Accent Framelits embossed with Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  My cardstock is Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso.


This is a closeup so you can see more detail.
Thanks for stopping by for a look.  Please leave me a comment, as I love to know who's been visiting. 

CWA Christmas Craft Fair

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Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share a few pictures of my table at the Craft Fair from this morning.  While many of you that attend or participate in much larger Fairs may be used to seeing a more professional and elaborate display, I find this suits me.  It's quite a small venue.  The tables are provided and the cost is minimal and it's local, only 5 minutes from home.

Here are some photos with my eldest daughter Karree sitting at our table, I was behind the camera at the time. My youngest daughter Anna didn't want to be photographed today.  She has just had braces put on Thursday and was feeling quite uncomfortable.  I sent the girls to the pharmacy to get some Bonjella for her.
 I'm happy to report that most of the Calendar Easels and Post it Note holders sold.  I have found that the items that can be viewed on the table sell better than those in the stands, boxes and baskets.  Not many will take the time to look through them, although they do save room when you on…

Paper Players 122

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Hello Everyone,

Here is this weeks challenge from Paper Players



This is my entry for the challenge


I've used the Ornament Keepsake Bundle, some Brushed Gold Card and a non SU Embossing folder that I received as a gift on this card.  The base is Raspberry Ripple.

Thanks for looking.  Please leave me a comment.  I'd love to hear what you think about my card.

More Christmas Craft Fair Goodies

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Hi Everyone,

This is the eve of the Christmas Craft Fair I'm participating in tomorrow morning.  I have a few more things to share, including some food.

These are some Christmas Coffee Mugs that I purchased and filled with some treats, then wrapped in cellophane and added our Tag to the front, ready for gift giving.

I've used the Snow Festival designer tags from the Holiday Mini on the packaging.  It's an idea from the Mini itself.  Below is the picture of the cup and contents before wrapping, as it's hard to tell otherwise.

I've added a couple of candy canes, so the recipient has the option of sharing (or not!)

I've also made my Famous Sugar Coated Peanuts, which I usually make every Christmas for Family and friends, but this year have decided to spread the love and see if others like them, and if they will sell.  I'll have to remember the Warning about Peanut allergies though.  No Free Tastings just in case.

I've used the Friendship Preserved stamp s…

CCMC227 - Special Sketch Challenge

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Hi Everyone,

There is a special sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week that I wanted to enter.

I'm a big fan of shaped cards and love to make all sorts of shaped Easels or cards with Framelits & dies and you will know this already if you follow my blog.  I was looking forward to entering this week and seeing what you think of my card.  Here it is.




My Cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder.  I've used stamps from Everything Eleanor for the Flowers, Papillon Potpourri and Itty Bitty Banners.  I've used dies of Scallop Circle to make my Circular Easel card and layered Doilies from Paper Doily and Delicate Doilies Sizzlits.

This is the sketch that was the basis for the challenge

And is TO MAKE A SHAPED card using framelit or dies!  Isn't that FUN?  And second...THIS WILL GO FOR TWO WEEKS!!!

I hope you like it.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.

JAI 144

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Hi Everyone,

This is a really quick post to meet the deadline for the Just Add Ink challenge

to Just add Music

Here is my card

It's a gatefold card using the Ornament Bundle, Perfect Pennants die, Naturals Composition Specialty Dsp and Cardstock of Raspberry Ripple, Naturals Ivory and Very Vanilla.

This is a closeup to show the pearl detail.

Thanks for looking

More Calendar Easels for the Craft Fair

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Hi Everyone,

Well I've been busy preparing for the upcoming CWA Christmas Craft Fair this weekend.  I'm hoping for great weather so that it will be better supported than the Winter one, which was a horrible day.

Here are some Mini Calendar Top Note Easels I've made, including a more masculine design with some older papers from my stash.


And here are a few more of my designed Mini Calendar Easels with the Post It Notes attached.


Thanks for stopping by.  If you are local, drop in and say hi to me at the Fair.

Mojo Monday 267

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Hi Everyone,

Here is this week's sketch from Mojo Monday














My Card

I've used Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso on my card with Heart of Christmas stamp, Snow Flurry die and Delicate Doilies die and a little Candlelight Christmas Dsp. I've also used a non SU brad on the Snowflake.
Thanks for visiting.  Please leave me a comment if you like my card.