Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Wplus9, Simon Says Stamp

I do love a good punny sentiment and this set from Wplus9 is perfect, or should that be pear-fect :D Talking of play on words I had to add my little cactus in the background. I always think of prickly pears when I think of cacti! Not that that either the pear or my cactus fit with this, but hey, it kept me amused when I was taking the pictures LOL.

The Punny Produce Pears set is so easy to use to get really great sketchy looking images. The outline is stamped in black and then the solid image for the pear body is stamped in Mint and the leaf in Green Leaf, both from Simon Says Stamp. It was as simple as that :D The sentiment is stamped to overlap and then I splattered a little black and gold spray. I am so late to the washi party but I am enjoying using a little on my projects recently so wrapped a little Mint Chevron around the side of the panel. I cut the scallop from Green Leaf card using the Frames dies from Simon Says Stamp. I think I use these dies on almost all my recent projects – so flexible.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Wplus9, Simon Says Stamp

The last touches were a few sequins and a quick zig zag stitch. Isn’t it weird how you go through phases? A while back I stitched on my cards a lot; often all the way around the edge of a mat. Then my sewing machine gathered dust for ages and now I’m back to adding a little stitching, but just an accent here and there :D I’d love to hear if you’ve revisited an old favourite :D


Stamps – Wplus9 punny produce pears; Dies – Simon Says Stamp frames; Inks – Simon Says Stamp mint, green leaf, Versafine onyx black; Card – Simon Says Stamp green leaf, Neenah solar white; Washi – Freckled Fawn mint chevron; Sprays – Heidi Swapp color shine black, gold; Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh springtime mix

  • ~amy~ - August 27, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    super sweet…there is something about fruit images…love them.ReplyCancel

  • conil - August 27, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    Love this Wplus9 set, as well. Puns make me happy. I’ve used it but certainly not as well as you have. Maybe you could come to my house and make all my Christmas cards for me.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - August 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm

      Wouldn’t it be awesome to craft together!ReplyCancel

  • crestajune - August 27, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    This is sheer pear-fection! :)
    I love every perfect detail… I want to make cards like you when I grow up. =) Hope you have a wonderful day, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Nora - August 27, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    This is such a sweet card!! I love the misting and the addition of the washi tape. I love puns myself and think this set is absolutely adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - August 27, 2014 - 10:49 pm

    So pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - August 27, 2014 - 10:49 pm

    I agree with you, I enjoy a good pun too. The out line images with color splatters that have been on your cards lately, I will have to give that a try. (And the washi tape too.)ReplyCancel

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  • Diane - August 28, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - August 28, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Oh I love this Debbie. The gold sequins are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Michele F. - August 28, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Pears, and puns? You’ve captured my heart with this one, Debby =]ReplyCancel

  • Wendy F. - August 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    So pretty! lovely color combination. I have you know that it was you! who made it impossible for me to resist buying gold embossing powder any longer. I know you are not using it here but I love how you add touches of gold to some of your creations. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. By the way I just used that gold embossing powder for the first time in my lasted post. Check it out if you like. Sorry for the long comment.ReplyCancel

    • Debby - August 28, 2014 - 9:21 pm

      Just a touch of gold is the right amount for me and you nailed it :DReplyCancel

  • Bobby - August 28, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    I love a good pun, too, and this set is just great for that. I love your minty color and the addition of the washi tape.ReplyCancel

  • Shari T. - August 28, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    Lovely, Lovely Card, Debby! Love the colors, the image, the sequins, the spray splatter–All of it!! :) XOXO-Shari T.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - August 29, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Speaking of ‘Pear-fect’, this is it, right here! I love the pop of green, and how you stamped your sentiment, Debby! Such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Clearly Besotted Stamps

Gulp, I know, its time to change the season and look towards the autumn ….. and …. yes …. Christmas! I do love crafting for the latter part of the year, but admittedly it does seem to whiz around to this crazy busy time so quickly LOL

To start this card, I stamped the Winter Trees Pattern from Hero Arts with Versamark on vellum and white heat embossed. Then the trees were cut so they trailed off the top of one of the Frames dies from Simon Says Stamp. I used one of the other frames from the set to cut some Glitz patterned paper which reminded me of a snowy winter dawn with pink sky. This created a lovely winter backdrop and then I added more vellum but this time cut with the Snow Drifts dies from My Favorite Things. A couple of snow drifts are layered over the trees and stitched with silver thread around three sides to create pockets. To the front of the pocket area I added a Merry Christmas die cut from glitter card.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Clearly Besotted Stamps

The pockets are roomy enough to take a Rounded Tag with die cut snowflake embellishment and a sequin peeking out. I left the tag plain except for a flourish of twine, but you could write a message or pop in a gift card instead :D In fact thinking about it, as there are two snow drifts you effectively get two pockets so you could have a tag in the front pocket and a gift card behind – I like that idea! A few more scattered sequins to bling up the season and I called it done :D


In other news, the lovely Izzy & Noell Hyman of Paperclipping asked if I would join them for their Roundtable podcast today. Along with Ali Edwards (have you seen her gorgeous new site and venture?) and Leena Loh (seriously gorgeous pages fabulously photographed) we are discussing among other things how we photograph our projects. Izzy & Noell were so welcoming and great at guiding this newbie and I loved the experience even if hearing your own voice is a bit weird! Go have a listen and if you click on over to iTunes I’m sure Izzy would love a new review ;)


Stamps – Hero Arts winter trees pattern; Dies – Simon Says Stamp frames, merry christmas, snowflake, Clearly Besotted Stamps rounded tag, My Favorite Things snow drifts; Card – Bazzill marshmallow, 40lb vellum, DCWV glitter; Patterned Paper – Glitz hello friend; Ink – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Twine – Lawn Fawn coral; Sequins – Studio Calico atlantic, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear; Thread – Gutermann sulky

  • Richard - August 26, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    Debbie, this is so frosty and delicate. Pink is my FAVE Xmas color!ReplyCancel

  • caryn - August 26, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    So soft and pretty Debby – just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Judy G - August 27, 2014 - 1:37 am

    I love your choice of soft colors. This is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Tess Hackett - August 27, 2014 - 5:10 am

    Your card is stunning! Very elegant, I am not usually a fan of Christmas cards, but I loved the card you made.ReplyCancel

  • Olesya Kharkova - August 27, 2014 - 6:29 am

    So neat and elegant! Love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - August 27, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Truly gorgeous Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Parmentier - August 27, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Lovely christmas card! I like the vellum snowbanks a lot!ReplyCancel

  • Dotty Jod - August 27, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Breathtaking… yet again, Jo xReplyCancel

  • Jacky S - August 27, 2014 - 11:45 am

    So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • ~amy~ - August 27, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Oh I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - August 27, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    How fabulous… love that it creates a perfect home for a gift card! Will be CASEing this one, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • janet - August 27, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - August 27, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Love Love Love this card! It’s gorgeous and I also LOVE how you created the pocket in Vellum….oh how fun it would be to spend a day creating with you! I would learn so much and totally enjoy every minute….just as I do when I read your blog every day!

    Thanks for sharing your creative talent Debby, it’s amazing!ReplyCancel

    • Debby - August 27, 2014 - 10:21 pm

      I wish we could all have one massive craft day with people from all over the world together in one place enjoying this amazing hobby :DReplyCancel

  • conil - August 27, 2014 - 6:27 pm

    Darn girl…you don’t do anything by halves. This one took my breath away but that could be that it a CHRISTMAS CARD! ACK! Yes, I know I should be prepared but the truth is I need another month in this year.ReplyCancel

  • SuseFish - August 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Have just started following your blog after hearing the podcast – you were fab!ReplyCancel

    • Debby - August 27, 2014 - 10:22 pm

      Welcome SuseFish :D Glad you liked the podcast!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - August 27, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    Gorgeous card, Debby! The trees look so pretty in this soft shade, and I love how you added vellum to this card!ReplyCancel

  • Chriss Blagrave - August 29, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    I love this delicately white embossed trees background against the soft colour. Beautiful pocket design!ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Pretty Pink Posh, My Favorite Things

Today it’s all about some favourites! I think this Stitched Duo 1 tag from Pretty Pink Posh is going to be a firm favourite of mine; it’s just the right size for decorating and I love the stitched detail too. I cut the tag twice; once from patterned paper and once from white card to add to the back at the end to hide the stitching. Anything Lawn Fawn is a favourite of mine and the little hippo from Year Four is so cute; he’s Copic coloured (see marker numbers below) and then cut out with the matching die. The speech bubble, again with dies, are from the Chit Chat set. So once I’d got this far I was wondering how to ground everything so it didn’t appear the hippo was floating in mid-air and then I remembered the Fresh Cut Grass die I have. This grass is cut from vellum; great to add detail but it’s translucency means that you can still see the hippo easily :D The Cloud Bank die from Simon Says Stamp is my favourite for adding clouds; the outline you get with the die is fabulous and then you get some solid clouds to throw in there too! Finally two more favourites seems to be the large sequins from Studio Calico’s Atlantic collection and the Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh :D


I hope your weekend is going well. Ours seems to revolve around getting back to routine as schools and all the clubs get up and running again. For us, that means swimming, swimming and more swimming LOL. I’m working my time schedule to the max while secretly enjoying the love of paper and pen with my trusty Midori Traveler’s Notebook :D One thing we will certainly be doing tonight though …..  is watching the start of the new Dr Who! Gotta be done :D


Edited to add that I’m adding this tag to Pretty Pink Posh’s Cutting Edge Blog Hop; go take a look – lots of awesome die cutting :D


Stamps – Lawn Fawn year four, chit chat; Dies – Lawn Fawn year four, chit chat, Pretty Pink Posh stitched duo 1, Simon Says Stamp cloud bank, My Favorite Things fresh cut grass; Copics 0, N1, N3, N5, N7 R11; Inks – Memento tuxedo black, Simon Says Stamp black; Card – Simon Says Stamp lipstick red, Bazzill 40lb vellum; Neenah solar white; Patterned Paper – Studio Calico lemon lush; Sequins – Studio Calico atlantic, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear; Thread – Gutermann sulky; Punch – Martha Stewart ¼ “

  • Arlene K - August 23, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    So sweet!! Love the soft colors and the grass of vellum!!ReplyCancel

  • conil - August 23, 2014 - 7:05 pm

    It appears some of your favorites are mine, too. Especially Lawn Fawn anything. That Hippo speaks to me all the time. But yours is so well used on this tag that you’ve inspired me to pick him (her?) up again. Loving that cloud bank. You’ll have to excuse me…need to go purchase it.ReplyCancel

  • Gerdine - August 23, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia L. - August 23, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    DARLING tag! It’s jam packed with lovely details!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Nguyen - August 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    Such a cute tag! I’m wishing I had some dies that had the stitched look to them. And enjoy Dr. Who! We don’t have the BBC channel so will have to wait for it go be available on Netflix…agghhhh!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica H. - August 23, 2014 - 10:14 pm

    LOVE this tag!!! Love how how soft and neutral the colors are!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria H. - August 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    What a precious tag you created, Debby! Love your soft colors and those pretty clouds.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Fillmore - August 23, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    Super cute tag! I also LOVE Lawn Fawn!ReplyCancel

  • joanneherbert - August 24, 2014 - 12:35 am

    Love love love this super cute tag.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - August 24, 2014 - 12:57 am

    What an adorable tag!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Sharp - August 24, 2014 - 1:20 am

    I love your work, this is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - August 24, 2014 - 1:24 am

    Just so incredibly adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Laila Bianca - August 24, 2014 - 2:17 am

    Wow…fabulous tag, very inspiring!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julz - August 24, 2014 - 4:58 am

    Very Cute Tag!! I think I need that cloud die now :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant - August 24, 2014 - 5:21 am

    Adorable tag! LOVE those clouds and the use of vellum for that soft look!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lara - August 24, 2014 - 7:18 am

    So very cool Debby.ReplyCancel

  • francesca - August 24, 2014 - 10:45 am

    this tag is supercuteeee!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - August 24, 2014 - 11:15 am

    This is such a cute tag! Love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lucinde | Lucilight - August 24, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Lovely tag! (and a great picture!)ReplyCancel

  • mary king - August 24, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Very cute tagReplyCancel

  • Anita in France - August 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    So adorable, Debby … love those solid and cut out clouds with this oh so cute hippo … so sweet! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • janet - August 24, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a sweet tag, Debby – your hippo is coloured beautifully and I really like the combination of of clouds :)ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - August 24, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    SUPER CUTE tag!!!
    Where do I start? I LOVE IT ALL, from your ADORABLE hippo & vellum grass to the COOL clouds, SPARKLING sequins and stitched border!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - August 24, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    I love the soft pastel colours of your tag – beautiful! My Stationery wish list is growing with each of your posts! Love the mint accessories and your planner, not to mention the erasable pilot pens ( Christmas presents for student offspring too?!)ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - August 24, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    I really love your tag, Debby! I love how you mixed and matched all of your LF goodies, too! So sweet and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Short - August 24, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous tag Debby, I love that cute hippo! xxReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - August 24, 2014 - 7:31 pm

    Super cute hippo!ReplyCancel

  • Keren - August 24, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Love this tag- will check that tag die out. Gorgeous clouds and great design xReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - August 24, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    Even your tags are beautiful. I love the die you used for your clouds.ReplyCancel

  • Chriss Blagrave - August 25, 2014 - 12:22 am

    Just adorable Debby! Adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Amy C. - August 25, 2014 - 12:43 am

    This is such a sweet little scene! The clouds are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D - August 25, 2014 - 2:10 am

    This is adorable and the red twine is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Candy - August 25, 2014 - 3:57 am

    Christy and I watched Dr. Who last night. We thought about you while we were!!! And I love this tag! Such a cute little hippo!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth S - August 25, 2014 - 9:57 pm

    What a super little tag – I love this happy hippo ;) The details are perfect and all work together so beautifully. It looks effortless but I am SURE it was not – that is the sign of a fab creative at work!! RxReplyCancel

  • Kari V. - August 26, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Love that little hippo…and those clouds are fabulous! Darling tag!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - housesbuiltofcards - August 26, 2014 - 12:50 am

    Just DARLING! LOVE the vellum grass and soft colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deby - August 26, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Too stinking cute!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - August 26, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    So cute Debby. Love all the details.ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - CASE Study anniversary - Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp

With a month-long celebration of blog hops featuring past Muses and former DT members, CASE Study is turning 4!! Today is the third of four Thursdays in August and the third of four awesome blog hops! I think this testifies to the universal appeal of CASE Study and the wonderful people who have been involved both past and present, all supported by the one and only Chupa :D

In true CASE Study fashion I chose another paper crafter to be inspired by; the awesome Lisa Spangler:


I love Lisa’s artistic style and wonderful photography too. This page from Lisa’s pocket scrapbook has been hopping around my Pinterest boards. I think currently it is in my planner board with a view to using it to inspire a journal page but for today I used it to inspire a birthday card for my sister-in-law. I kept closely to Lisa’s page which I’m not sure was a good idea as I love Lisa’s so much that anything I was going to make in its image was never going to match up to the original!

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - CASE Study anniversary - Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp

The Hero Art’s butterfly is stamped onto water-colour card and water coloured around the image. When dry I splattered some black Heidi Swapp color shine across the panel and then added some washi and silver thread zig-zag stitching. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Handwritten Greetings is stamped in Versamark on Black card and White heat embossed before trimming out and cutting a flag end. The little banner is stapled over a Kelly Purkey sticker and then a few sequins added from Studio Calico and Pretty Pink Posh.


Below is a list of the all the stops in the hop, which will be open until midnight on Tuesday. Leaving comments on all stops along the way will make you eligible for prizes on offer from Altenew, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Paper Sweeties and Simon Says Stamp!! In addition, CASE Study want you to get creative; there’s a challenge open for you to CASE any of the projects along the hop :D

So now it is time to hop on over to the lovely

Cristina Kowalczyk

I’m so glad to see this oh so talented lady is back crafting after spending some time to promote her best-selling book :D So hoppity hop over there and have some fun :D

Tasnim Ahmed
Barbara Anders
Julie Ebersole
Mariana Grigsby
Debby Hughes
Cristina Kowalczyk
Anika Lerche
Jocelyn Olson
Jennifer Rzasa
Laurie Schmidlin
Amy Sheffer
Julia Stainton
Julee Tilman


Stamps – Hero Arts butterfly and flower, Simon Says Stamp handwritten greetings, Ink – Simon Says Stamp black, Versamark; Card – Simon Says Stamp black, Tim Holtz watercolor, Neenah solar white; Spray – Heidi Swapp color shine black; Sticker – Kelly Purkey KPST07; Washi – Kelly Purkey triangles, Maggie Holmes; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Sequins – Studio Calico atlantic, Pretty Pink Posh springtime mix; Thread – Guterann sulky; Watercolors – Winsor & Newton

  • Jocelyn Olson - August 21, 2014 - 5:28 am

    Holy moly! Your card is spectacular, Debby! The background, the mix of elements, the colors–fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Nastya M - August 21, 2014 - 5:35 am

    Lovely card!)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Martin (My Paper Epiphany) - August 21, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Stunning! I had already pinned Lisa’s journal and I’m so glad you chose it, because now I can case both of you! Your watercolour is divine!ReplyCancel

  • Deepti Stephens - August 21, 2014 - 6:03 am

    Gorgeous! Love your cards a lot.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Chriss Blagrave - August 21, 2014 - 6:09 am

    Love this Debby, so soft and elegant. A gorgeous take on Lisa’s inspiration card!ReplyCancel

  • Chriss Blagrave - August 21, 2014 - 6:12 am

    Love this soft and pretty birthday card. A gorgeous take on Lisa’s inspiration card.ReplyCancel

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  • Kathy H - August 21, 2014 - 6:38 am

    That is such a unique idea!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - August 21, 2014 - 6:58 am

    beautiful card. great case of Lisa’s card. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Pooja - August 21, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Its Awesome ! I loved the watercoloring around Butterfly and the washi + stitching just Fab !ReplyCancel

  • Hussena - August 21, 2014 - 7:34 am

    What an incredibly gorgeous take on Lisa’s page ..Your card is so ethereal and beautiful ..So love all the elements on it !!ReplyCancel

  • Yoonsun Hur - August 21, 2014 - 7:49 am

    How lovely! Your card is awesome as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen F - August 21, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Awesome card! I love all the little elements…they really make it!ReplyCancel

  • Katrin from Germany - August 21, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Love the watercolour-look of your card. :)ReplyCancel

  • Pallavi - August 21, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Your card is one of my favourites from the bloghop.So artsy and beautiful.Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Vinita - August 21, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Awesome take on Lisa’s page. Love the choice of colors, washi tape and zig zag stitching!!!ReplyCancel

  • urvashi - August 21, 2014 - 9:52 am

    hey…wat a pretty looking CAS..Love the way uve used watercolorsReplyCancel

  • Katuan - August 21, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Yeah :) This is my favourite card :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate - August 21, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Very cool card Debby :)
    Kate xReplyCancel

  • Heather B. - August 21, 2014 - 10:39 am

    I love the pop of white your focal image has. Great representation of your inspiration. I love the layers and supportive papers used too. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Connie - August 21, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Beautiful and inspirational. TFS :)ReplyCancel

  • Bobby - August 21, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    I love that you left the butterfly white and colored around it. So glorious!ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Lawson - August 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Oh Debby, this is so pretty, soft and elegant… Love all your cards and this is o exception.ReplyCancel

  • ~amy~ - August 21, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    I think that I say this a lot when I visit, but this IS gorgeous and is my new fav of yours…LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F - August 21, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Gorgeous take on Lisa’s page. I love how the white butterfly pops of that lovely soft watercolour background.ReplyCancel

  • Michele F - August 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Debby! This is so pretty… I see something new every time I look at it =] Love seeing you here… Case Study is how I found you at the start and you continue to inspire me daily.ReplyCancel

  • Mariclaudi Benitez - August 21, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Lovey! I like the graphic look of the butterfly and the soft touches of color.ReplyCancel

  • Amie Kiger - August 21, 2014 - 1:01 pm

    Oooooo, I adore all the elements you pulled together! What a fabulous card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Betty - August 21, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    i always love the colors you choose and the design of your cards and this is no exception – just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Stacy - August 21, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Debbie, your style is so beautiful. I always enjoy coming to see what you’ve created and love watching your video’s. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Housner - August 21, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    beautiful – and I have both the stamp you used and the stamp Lisa used – I must remember to try this – thanks for sharing


  • Bunny Dobbie - August 21, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Wow! Simply. Wow! Great job with the watercolour! So many elements but pulled together so seamlessly that they are beautifully matched. Amazing job.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - August 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Lovely card! I am so drawn to the clean lines and watercolor look!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie G. - August 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    So soft and beautiful, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Mags B - August 21, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Oh so pretty! I admire how your cards are always so beautifully balanced! XReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - August 21, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous..great colors too!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie T - August 21, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the watercoloring around the butterfly!ReplyCancel

  • Dori - August 21, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    Stunning in so many ways. I love the watercoloring and the colors are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie J - August 21, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    lovely card, Debby. Soft pastels with lots of white space: you are the master at that!ReplyCancel

  • Barb C - August 21, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    I love how you used Lisa’s card as inspiration for your own. Beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lynn - August 21, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    Love how you used the washi tape. Simple and effective design.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Schulz - August 21, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Susi K - August 21, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Lovely interpretation of the origina page. The washi, the sequins, the watercoloring, stitching and splashes of black ink meld perfectly together in this work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - August 21, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Wonderful card and a great take on Lisa’s page. Also love how yo’ve used stitching to reinforce the triangular pattern of the washi tape.ReplyCancel

  • Patty - August 21, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Love this background!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - August 21, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Love the backgroundReplyCancel

  • Carol Mc - August 21, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Lovely card. The background is so very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly aka scrapthat/scrapscrapthat - August 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    so very beautiful as always Debby! TFSReplyCancel

  • S. Carter - August 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    My goodness that card has a lot of work put into it! I’ve never seen anything like it. The use of the uncolored butterfly is very striking.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Maier - August 21, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Love the butterfly and subtle background! Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Day - August 21, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    This is such a delicate looking card, Debbie! I love all the different bits & pieces you’ve put together :o)ReplyCancel

  • Diane - August 21, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Your card, as always, is gorgeous. Love your take on Lisa’s inspiration card.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Holt - August 21, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

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  • ionabunny - August 21, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Gorgeous card. Love the soft coloursReplyCancel

  • Kristina (CraftyPaws) - August 21, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Love the watercolor softness. Simply beautiful! tfsReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsy - August 21, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    So pretty Debby. Love the soft water coloring in the background with the black images and those strips.ReplyCancel

  • Janet - August 21, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    So pretty, love your watercolor background!ReplyCancel

  • c - August 21, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Gorgeous inspiration; gorgeous translation. So much beauty…

  • Vicki Smith - August 21, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    I love your work and this card is loaded with charm!ReplyCancel

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  • Rubeena - August 21, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    Love it :)ReplyCancel

  • conil - August 21, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    I’d say you’ve done a bang up job of caseing Lisa’s creation. It has all the elements plus it’s just plain lovely to look at. Kudos.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - August 21, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous card, Debby! Such a beautiful CASE of Lisa’s scrapbook page, too!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy C. - August 21, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    So beautiful, love that BG!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - August 21, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    Beautiful card and I love the wash tape you used.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie - August 21, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Soft & pretty!ReplyCancel

  • LesLee Stone-Rasmus - August 21, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    So Inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Nora - August 21, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Oh my! I love this card. So soft and the bright white butterfly just pops!! Stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Lucinde | Lucilight - August 21, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    Great card! Love the bright white butterfly on the watercolorReplyCancel

  • Jessica H. - August 21, 2014 - 7:46 pm

    What a pretty card! I can’t believe how much that black/white butterfly stands out against the watercolor background!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel - August 21, 2014 - 8:06 pm

    Is a perfect inspiration, and your card is so lovely, so beauitful, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Berina Febin - August 21, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    beautiful crd!! the butterfly is very pretty!! love the water color around the image..
    Moxie CraftieReplyCancel

  • susan h. - August 21, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Lovely card Debbie!ReplyCancel

  • Radhika - August 21, 2014 - 8:38 pm

    Amazing just love the card ..ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey L - August 21, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Oh, Debby…I could look at your cards all day! Such perfection!ReplyCancel

  • LauraJane:) - August 21, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    This is so soft and lovely! I really like the black sentiment tag and stapled color swatch.ReplyCancel

  • Thordis - August 21, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Beautiful card! Love everything about it :)ReplyCancel

  • Deepti - August 21, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Beautiful :) love the color wash!ReplyCancel

  • Sam F - August 21, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Wow, I love this card!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary bryson - August 21, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    Wow beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Carter - August 21, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen P. - August 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    Beautiful card. I just made one today using the same technique, but yours is much better.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - August 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    How lovely with the white card, watercolor and the white butterfly! Pretty and peaceful look.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - August 22, 2014 - 12:26 am

    I love this really CAS take on collage. Great control in use of stamps/embellishments. lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - August 22, 2014 - 2:08 am

    I’m challenged to TRY this!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Giselle B. - August 22, 2014 - 2:08 am

    Love your card! Maybe I’ll try that technique of water coloring around the image. Plenty of ideas running in my mind right now…Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Mischelle Smith - August 22, 2014 - 2:53 am

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Harriet Skelly - August 22, 2014 - 3:56 am

    I LOVE your take on Shari’s original – need to case yours!ReplyCancel

    • Harriet Skelly - August 22, 2014 - 3:56 am

      Ooops – I meant Lisa’s original – sorry!ReplyCancel

  • Janis in ID - August 22, 2014 - 5:18 am

    Watercoloring around the image gives such a lovely effect!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Denise Bryant - August 22, 2014 - 5:20 am

    Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and all the pretty details!ReplyCancel

  • Sharron Gregory - August 22, 2014 - 5:40 am

    Beautiful design, Debbie! Amazing CAS card with all the right elements!ReplyCancel

  • Norine - August 22, 2014 - 5:53 am

    GAH!! SUCH a gorgeous lift of another gorgeous page!! I’m in love with and inspired by these both!ReplyCancel

  • Cissi DS - August 22, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Great take on Lisa’s work, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett =) - August 22, 2014 - 9:22 am

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE your take on the Inspiration you picked!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark - August 22, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Lovely card. You nailed your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows - August 22, 2014 - 10:20 am

    lovely take on Lisa’s notebook page, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Carol L - August 22, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Your card is simply a work of art with all of those great elements and pastel colors! The line image and black & white sentiment stand out perfectly against the soft colors and graphic designs of the background. Very inspiring and lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda Lee - August 22, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Great card–so soft and textural,ReplyCancel

  • sherry butcher - August 22, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Great job, love what you did with it. TF.ReplyCancel

  • erin - August 22, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Love this….ReplyCancel

  • Katka - August 22, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • nancy faith - August 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Once again you have produced such an elegant card. I just love your work…ReplyCancel

  • Heather - housesbuiltofcards - August 22, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Absolutely BREATHTAKING! Love the soft colors and touches of gold!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolynn Wilson - August 22, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    Your cards are so lovely… blessed are those who receive them!ReplyCancel

  • berryblue - August 22, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    I am loving this “Inspiration” hop…I love to see what inspires DT members and how they interpret that into their own work. I love the way you watercolored outside the image and left the focal point bright white. I need to try that soon!ReplyCancel

  • mary - August 22, 2014 - 9:04 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out how you kept the watercolor out of the butterfly. I’m so impressed.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - August 22, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    Another terrific card–I am really digging the white space of the butterfly.ReplyCancel

  • SvitlanaV - August 23, 2014 - 12:26 am

    Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Maura - August 23, 2014 - 1:24 am

    Love the softness of your watercolor wash! You are a master of this technique.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M - August 23, 2014 - 3:09 am

    Your card looks amazing Debby – love it xxReplyCancel

  • Lilian Yeh - August 23, 2014 - 5:05 am

    Oh, my! This card is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Dachovska - August 23, 2014 - 9:34 am

    As usual you made so gorgeous card! I admire how can you simply and lightly combine colours, stamps, stencils …. really super!ReplyCancel

  • Lee Ann Barrett - August 23, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Wow! A real stunner, Debby! The texture from the different elements you used is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - August 23, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    I like how you coloured around the image and kept it crisp.ReplyCancel

  • Patty E - August 23, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    I think you did an excellent job casing her page…very pretty card!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - August 23, 2014 - 5:46 pm


  • Becca Whitham - August 23, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    As usual, this is stunning. Love your style!!ReplyCancel

  • Silke Ledlow - August 23, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Debby, this is such a clean and gorgeous take on Lisa’s project! We miss you…hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • JayTeeZeHang - August 24, 2014 - 1:27 am

    Gorgeous! The colors so soft but elegant! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) - August 24, 2014 - 5:12 am

    This is awesome. YOU’RE awesome. I knew from the moment I saw your work, who that is you’re CASE’ing. And yet, it’s still ‘yours’. And it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Grey - August 24, 2014 - 9:15 am

    beautiful projectReplyCancel

  • Elena Marty - August 24, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    so beautiful! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Pia - August 24, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Soft and beautiful, love the colors and the elements added. It’s a classy card!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Vickers - August 24, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    WOW – this is by far my favourite card! I love everything about it from the colouring outside the butterfly (brilliant!) to the colour choice to the greeting!ReplyCancel

  • Lidya - August 24, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    beautiful and stunning creationReplyCancel

  • Janet Swanlady21 - August 24, 2014 - 7:55 pm

    Love both Lisa’s journal page and your lovely take on it. Must Case this!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Stanley - August 24, 2014 - 11:52 pm

    Love the watercolor look and all the little added bling you added. Lovely cardReplyCancel

  • Mariana Grigsby - August 25, 2014 - 1:58 am

    Just one word for this card, Debby… Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kristie larsen - August 25, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Debby, I just love your style!! I love your blog!! you are just one of the greats in my book. thanks so much for the continued inspiration!

  • Lisa aka Myran - August 25, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Jasleen - August 25, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    Ah…this is divine!! Such a stunning water coloured card! And your photography is amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • megan mcdonald - August 25, 2014 - 9:15 pm

    Wonderful card, love the soft feel of the cardReplyCancel

  • Darlyne Wagner - August 26, 2014 - 4:08 am

    I have to admit that I didn’t “get” your style at first. Now I see the beauty in the softness and lack of color sometimes. These latest entries are so sweet; I am going to try to use watercolors in this subtle way and go from there. Thanks for being uniquely you!ReplyCancel

  • aaga - August 26, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Gorgeousness! Love both the original and your interpretation. Wish I had your skills.ReplyCancel

  • Petti - August 26, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Thanks for all the inspirations! Love your cards!ReplyCancel

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit

I had fun today with the September Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. The adorable papers in the kit are from October Afternoon and I absolutely love the patterns. Which is a bit weird because as a rule I don’t use a lot of patterned paper even though I buy lots of it LOL. Working from the Kraft card base up, there is the rich yellow paper die cut with one of the Frames dies, then the text paper die cut with the Wrapped Mailing Label set and then there is a touch of the blue spot paper on the bottom of the label which is again part of the Wrapped Mailing Label set. The label is cut from the Neenah Cream card included in the kit and then stamped with the ‘I like BIG BOOKS & I cannot lie’ from the To Thine Own Shelf set in Sunshine, Dark Chocolate and Lipstick Red inks.

Debby Hughes - Lime Doodle Design - Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit

Also on the label is one of the October Afternoon stickers included in the kit which just fit perfectly! Finally a little twine wrapped around and one of those awesome Teresa Collins wood dots :D

Well that’s me for today but I will be back tomorrow for a little CASE Study fun :D In the meantime here’s a look at the full September Card Kit.



Simon Says Stamp September card kit; Stamps – Simon Says Stamp to thine own shelf; Dies Simon Says Stamp frames, wrapped mailing label; Card – Simon Says Stamp kraft; Inks – Simon Says Stamp sunshine, dark chocolate, lipstick red;  Patterned Paper – October Afternoon public library; Wood Dot – Teresa Collins; Twine – May Arts

  • Bethany Stellpflug - August 20, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    This is so soft and pretty! Loving all the patterns you were able to use. :)ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghig - August 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Beautiful mix of stamps, dies and elements on this card, Debby! And, what a great way to remind someone to return a book to its’ rightful owner :-) Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Nastya M - August 21, 2014 - 5:48 am

    This is card so cozy, very pretty!)ReplyCancel