Tuesday 23 October 2018


The theme this week for The Paper Players was... Apples (and Clean and Simple). Luckily, I read some of the designer's blogs, because it wasn't till I read Jan Clothier's that I remembered that I, too had the Thoughtful Branches apple - and like her, that was the only apple in my collection!
The card started out super clean and simple, but then I had a workplace (well, craftplace!) injury - caught my finger on the paper cutter - and bled all over one edge of the card. Rather than start again, I made a frame for the un-bled-on bit - I hope it's still clean and simple enough!
The card:

Stampin' Up card (Whisper White, Night Of Navy) ink (Nigh of Navy, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Real Red), stamps (Thoughtful Branches, Swirly Frames, Itty Bitty Greetings), MFT stamp and dies (Kitschy Kitchen)


  1. Your little bowl of apples is certain to make the recipient feel better! I guess it is true about an apple a day! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Jo, I've often said that accident is the mother of creativity! Your panel looks as thought it was always intended to be like this. I love the way you've got variations of colour in the apples and I'm very impressed with the way you've used the strip from Swirly Frames as the table... an idea I might have to borrow. :-) Thanks for joining in with us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. I am thrilled to read that you were directly inspired by Jan's card this week Jo - and I'm so glad it caused you to seek out this little apple to make your card! I love your variagated apples and the happy accident that was your frame - it balances your CAS card perfectly. Thanks for playing along with my clean and simple challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Thanks Jan - I was going for Braeburn and Jazz apples with those colours - 2 NZ faves!

  5. And thanks Joanne and Claire for your lovely comments!

  6. Oh dear, I hope you have recovered from your injury! No worries on the card, it's SUPERB! Love those cute little apples! Thanks for playing with our apple challenge at the Paper Players this week!