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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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Coloured Butterfly

Good morning everyone.  Firstly I would like to apologise for not being around to comment on blogs or participate in the last challenge, my card was made but I never got to post it.

On May 19th the night of the Royal Wedding my very fit and healthy brother who had just retired in April aged 65 was in his home with his partner and said he didn't feel the best and went to bed.  Within half an hour he had, had a massive heart attack and was admitted to hospital.  He was put into an induced coma in the critical care unit of Auckland Hospital.  My sister flew in from Australia and we sat with him most days for a few hours at a time just talking trying not to get in the medical staff's way and also giving his partner a break.  On the 27th May, he had gone downhill and there was nothing else they could do for him.

On Monday the 28th at 3pm his machines that were keeping him alive were turned off and he was surrounded by his family and friends.  We had a lovely funeral with friends and family celebrating his life and hearing about stories he got up to with my brother when they were young.  He was far too young to leave us, but they say the good die young.
 RIP Brent.

Now I'm back to creating cards and family life, the day before my brothers funeral it was my son's school ball, it was a Millennial Maskerade Ball.  I made the masks for both my son and his partner it was great creating them it took my mind off other things that were happening.  Annaliese looked stunning and Ryan looked very handsome, they both had a great night.

Ryan and Annaliese at the St Paul's Collegiate Ball 2018

Here's another look at my card.

This fortnights Sketch #138

This fortnight our sponsor is
Sally-Ann Hancock 
the illustrator and owner of 
DigiStamp Boutique

All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock.  My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs.  Hope you enjoy my images as much as I enjoy creating them.

Our lucky winner this fortnight will receive 
Prize:   £10 voucher to

spend on DigiStamp Boutique online store.  

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 created using 
DigiStamp Boutique images.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: Lilic Bazzill
3. Design Papers: Scraps from other cards all from Kaisercraft.

4. Image: Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
5. Sentiment: From Coloured Butterflies by DigiStamp Boutique
 (There are 4 Sentiments with the set).

6. Tools Used.

7. Embellishments:
Ribbon and Gems from my stash.

8. Dies Used.

9. Inside and the back of the card. 

Take care everyone have a great fortnight and enjoy your crafting and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
Don't forget to enjoy life and embrace every opportunity you're given as life is far to short sometimes.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Fred The Giraffe

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  I do hope everyone has had a great week and for all those mum's out there 
Happy Mother's for this coming Sunday.

This fortnight we have a new sketch and our sponsor is Cute As A Button and I've used this cute image of Fred The Giraffe.

Here is this weeks sketch
Sketch #136

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.  She also has a Challenge blog and you can find it right here.

Challenges I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen Card
2. Coloured Card: American Craft Card Denim
3. Design Papers: Gingham is a digital paper and the striped paper was scraps. 

4. Image: Fred The Giraffe by Cute As A Button
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Tools Used: 
7. Dies Used:
8. Embellishments:
Navy Blue Ribbon and Pearls from my stash

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.

Thursday, 26 April 2018


Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today being Wednesday means it's a Sweet Sketch 2 Wednesday and we have a new sketch and a great sponsor.

Here's another look at my card as well as the inside.

Now it's time to reveal this fortnights sketch.

Sketch #135

It's a very simple sketch so easy and it looks good.

This fortnight our sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps. We all adore Bugaboo images and so many wonderful images and characters to choose from, there's something for everyone.
Here is a bit about Jodie Mackrell the owner and illustrator of Bugaboo images.

Bugaboo Stamps
Jodie's Bio
Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps:  As if raising 5 children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the work of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. Bugaboo Stamps has become one of the leading companies in digital images. From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!!  If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampilicious.  And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for the weekly Challenges at Catch the Bug.


 This fortnight our design team members have been working with an old favourite
images from Bugaboo Digital Stamps so go and check out what the of the design team
have created over at Sweet Sketch 2.

Challenge's I'm Entering:
Die/Punch, Bugaboo Image, Ribbon

Card Recipe: 

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Black and White old paper
3. Design Paper: Pavalovia Paper made in New Zealand.

4. Image: Black and White Paper from Pavaloa.
5. Colour Medium Copics

6. Tools Used.

7. Dies Used:
Spellbinders Classic Large Circle
Spellbinder Tear Drop

8. Sentiment unknown.

9. Embellishments: Black gems and Black and White Gingham ribbon and Black satin ribbon from my stash. 
10. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

With Deepest Sympathy

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I'm sharing a card I made the other night.  Another one to my collection of cards with sentiments only.
A sympathy card isn't easy to make as we are usually making cards that need to be given away because someone has lost a loved one or someone we know.  So I've decided to make a few to add to my collection for just in case situations.
The sentiment I used was an old stamp I bought some time ago and felt that the wording was perfect, a stamp I haven't used very much.

Challenge's I'm Entering:

Card Recipe:

1. Base: White French Linen
2. Coloured Card: Grey Bazzill Stonehenge
3. Design Paper: By Bo Bunny

4. Sentiment: Stamp Unknown
With Deepest Sympathy

5. Tools Used.

6. Ink Used for Stamping: Black VersaColor
7.  Dies used.

8. Embellishments.

9. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care have a great week and happy crafting.