This is just so exciting. As winner of the WWYS #67 I get to be guest designer for this challenge. You can see my card for WWYS Challenge #67 You’ve Got This. Now a lot has happened since then resulting surgery on my left ankle with plates and screws being inserted on both sides and me now being totally immobile. So my good friend Leonie Schroder came to the rescue and brought the stamp set and matching Designer Series Paper so… Read more »

This is the last of the Drapery/Curtain or Skirt Fold cards we made in a recent technique class. Whilst this Designer Series paper is retired, the selection of Designer Series Paper in the new catalogue is awesome, so make sure you check it out. As will all cards with this fold, you need to score lightly on the Designer Series Paper and using the Simply Scored and then the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer, makes life so easy. I’ve used the Whisper… Read more »

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. Today we have some wonderful inspiration using Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s what it looks like: Now I’m sure Leonie had some wonderful inspiration to share with you. Here is my card using just 2 sides of the DSP. My card uses 2 pieces of the Specialty DSP and the new Layering Circles Framelit Dies combined with Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies. This DSP is just wonderful and has so many possibilities. It… Read more »

During May I had a birthday and received some beautiful handmade cards supporting the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign. From Jennifer Hudson, Purcell, OK, USA The campaign seeks to bring card sending back for birthdays instead of a text message or a Facebook message. It’s lovely to receive cards in the mail no matter the occasion, but particularly lovely when it’s your birthday. From Sharon Ballard, Noble, OK, USA So why not join the movement to bring card sending back. It’s very easy… Read more »

On Saturday I’m running a class for #imbringingbirthdaysback where you can choose 8 cards with their envelopes to make to help with your Birthday Card needs for the remainder of the year and perhaps into early next year. I will have a number of cards for you to choose from with complete instructions and supplies. All you need to do is bring your usual tool kit and adhesives. This is a sample of just one of the cards you may… Read more »

Welcome to another Global Design Project #038 Sketch Challenge which I try to complete for each Saturday. This week has been a bit topsy turvy so I finally got it done last night before hobbling upstairs. So the challenge this week was a sketch. I wanted to use all new product from the 2016 -2017 Annual Catalogue and Ideas Book for you to see some of the offerings. So here’s an inside view of my card. I love the little bird stamp… Read more »

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. This week the Latte Girls are focusing on the New In Colors for 2016 – 2018. These colours are just delicious. I decided to make some birthday cards to show off these new colours. I have used the same stamp set and technique for all of the cards. Emerald Envy Dapper Denim Peekaboo Peach Sweet Sugarplum Flirty Flamingo 2016 – 2018 In Colors Now here’s one more look at all the colours and… Read more »

I have some more cards to share which I received for my birthday. All part of the #imbringingbirthdays back campaign. This card from the lovely Heather Summerfield from Randolph, New York in the USA. It had some surprise punchies inside it too. This card from Kelly Kent who hales from Usher in Western Australia. Love that tea-cup and the paper is gorgeous. This one is from the wonderful Keryn Campbell who lives in Tawa, New Zealand. Just beautiful. The above… Read more »

I have some more cards which I received this week. One as a get well from the lovely Lynda Shrimpton. This is just gorgeous and Lynda made a matching bookmark to use for all my spare time I may use reading. My ankle is now in a boot and I have a walking stick. So, whilst still in some pain I can get around and do some crafting. However, housework is eluding me – what a shame :3 Now it’s… Read more »