Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my little part of the world. Please feel free to have a look around and leave me a message. You'll be updated each week as to what I've been up to and see what our amazing Design Team Diva's over Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and fortnightly over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 have created just for you. Thanks so much for looking at my creations which is a special time just for me.
Hugs to everyone



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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Christmas Giraffe

Fred the Giraffe

Christmas Giraffe

Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog.  I apologise to everyone I had made my cards and forgot to post them for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 
I really think it's either too much on my mind or dementia is setting in.
Congratulations to last fortnights winners and this month we've extended Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for a month over the Northern Hemipare's summer holidays.  So we are giving you the opportunity to use two of our sketch which I've used one of each as above.

Here's another view of both my cards.

Here are the two sketches used
Sketch #142
Sketch #143 
I rotated this sketch to fit my image.

 Our sponsor is Cute As A Button by Francesca Lopez.

Francesca is offering our lucky winner 
2 images fro her shop
and you can find more information about the wonderful images that we've used this fortnight either on her shop site or on her Facebook page found here.  

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this month over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering for Sketch #142:
Card # 1

1. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge for August
2. Crafting by Design August Challenge Anything Goes
3. Sunny Day Crafting Challenge 15 July - 14 August Animals
4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge #541 Anything Goes *
5. Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 194 Anything Goes *
6. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 31 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede Challenge #307 Anything Goes TOP 5
8. World Wide Open Designer Challenge # 7 Anything Goes
9. Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #08 Anything Goes
10. Craft Rocket Challenge #51 Anything Goes

Challenges I'm Entering for Sketch #143
Card #2

1. Sweet Stampers Challenge #22 Christmas In July
2. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 31 Anything Goes
3. Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge #397 Anything Goes *
4. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #404 Christmas In July *
5. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #216 Christmas In July *
6. CCC Digi Creations Challenge #95 Three of a Kind
7. A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #53 Anything Goes
8. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #73 Anything Goes
9. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #54 Anything Goes
10. The Cutie Pie Challenge #125 Bingo (Bow, Ribbon, Card Candi)

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Cards: Bazzill Card Wild Pansey and Atlantic
3. Design Papers: Mauve Gingham Digital Download
and Kaisercraft Holly Jolly

4. Images: Fred Giraffe
and Christmas Giraffe
by Cute As A Button

5. Tools Used:

6. Dies Used:

7. Embellishments:
Pearls and Die Cuts.
White Grain Ribbon
 and Silver Gems.

8. Inside Card #1 and the back of the card.
9. Inside Card #2 and the back of the card.

Take care and have a great month and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Potted Lavender

Good morning followers and visitors and welcome to my blog.
Today is Wednesday which means we're another day closer to summer and we have another 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Now for this fortnights sketch.
Sketch #141

This week our wonderful sponsor is 
A Day For Daisies.

This fortnight we're sponsored once again by Tammy Thompson the illustrator and owner of A Day For Daisies. I love to create with her wonderful and whimsical digital stamps.  No matter what your personal style is, you can find it over at 

A Day For Daisies.


A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thank you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

Our grand prize winner will receive $12.00 Gift Voucher from

 A Day For Daisies

 to spend in Tammy's online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created using A Day For Daisies images just for you this fortnight over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Bling, Die Cut, Ink

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card Stock
2. Coloured Card: Bazzill Lilic 
3. Design Paper: Violet Crush 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 

4. Colour Medium: Copics
Silver and Gold Gel pens.
5. Sentiment: From Sparkle n Sprinkle

6. Tools:

7. Die Used: 
a. Joy Craft Cutting Corner
b. Spellbinders Classic Circle Large
c. Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large
d. Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Small

8. Embellishments:

Lace corner and from Joy Craft die.   Silver gems and ribbon are all from my stash.

9. Finishing Touches: Inside and the back of the card:

Take care wishing you a great fortnight and happy crafting.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cosmos Blooms

Welcome to my blog, I can't believe how time is flying here it is July already.  I've past halfway through the year and before we know it, it will be Christmas.

Yesterday was Wednesday and that means we have another 

This fortnight our sponsor is Sparkle n Sprinkle if you haven't had a look at the website let your fingers do the walking and check out what they have in stock you won't' be disappointed.

I've used a lovely image called
Cosmos Blooms.

Here is this fortnights sketch I do hope you like it and can join us into our challenge.

Sketch #140

As I said Sparkle n Sprinkle are our our and this fortnight they are offering our lucky winner will receive
 $15.00 store voucher
 to spend in Sparkle N Sprinkle online store.

Check out what Sparkle N Sprinkle have in their online store.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created this fortnight over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Lipgloss
3. Design Paper: Kaisercraft Violet Crush 6.5 x.6.5

4. Image: Cosmos Blooms from Sparkle N Sprinkle
5. Colour Medium: Copics
6. Tools Used:

7. Dies Used:
a. Spellbinders Floral Ovals
b. Spellbinders Classic Squares Large
c. Spellbinders Classic Squares Small
d.Spellbinders Classic Circles Large
e. Spellbinders Classic Circles Small
f. Spellbinders Classic Petite Scalloped Circle Large

8. Embellishments:

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Congratulations on your Wedding Day

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made for my nephew and his wife in a little while ago for their special day.

Here's another look especially the flowers.

Challenges I'm Entering:

1. Base: White Bazzill
2. Coloured Card: Navy Bazzill

3. Flower Embellishments
Pearl Swirls
Pearl Pin
Off White and Silver Ribbon
Pearl Hearts

4. Embossing: Divine Swirls by Cuttlebug

5. Sentiment: PC Generated font used was Papyrus.

6. Dies and Embossing Folder.

1. Petite Ovals Large by Spellbinders
2. Petite Scalloped Ovals Large by Spellbinders
3. Classic Circles by Spellbinders
4. Petite Scalloped Circles by Spellbinders
5. Curved Borders Two by Spellbinders
6. Divine Swirls by Cuttlebug
7. Leafy Flourish by Cheery Lynn Dies

7. Tools Used:

8. Glossy Accents for the back of the card.

9. Finishing Touches: Inside sentiment and the back of the card.

Take care withing everyone a great week and happy crafting.